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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-12-1990
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age24 years, 7 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
-0.32013
0.02014
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2013 SDN 23 10 7 36.3 31.0 5.3 1 3 0 0 2 0 167 39 26 26 9 78 21 20 0 46 6.44 5.44 5.37 -2.5 -0.3
Career10736.331.05.313002016739262697821200466.445.445.37-2.5-0.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 PDR Rk 2 0 2.0 -0.67 210 .267 .290 .358 .383 .259 .500 113 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2012 LEL A+ 26 26 128.7 3.88 111 .260 .270 .335 .425 .274 .330 88 28.3 2.8 28.3 2.8
2013 SDN MLB 10 7 36.3 5.37 61 .334 .256 .314 .393 .257 .330 95 -1.6 -0.2 -2.5 -0.3
2013 SAN AA 6 6 31.3 3.08 126 .172 .248 .305 .378 .248 .222 96 6.5 0.7 6.6 0.7
2013 TUC AAA 12 12 61.0 3.36 134 .230 .268 .332 .411 .261 .325 107 18.1 1.8 18.2 1.8
2014 ELP AAA 2 2 5.3 8.86 50 .432 .300 .352 .434 .259 .500 118 -1.9 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2011 PDR Rk 0 0 1 2 0 2.0 3 1 4 0 50% .500 13.5 4.5 0.0 18.0 2.00 4.50 2.1 0.2
2012 LEL A+ 9 6 0 26 26 128.7 127 27 137 11 43% .330 8.9 1.9 0.8 9.6 1.20 3.85 28.3 2.8
2013 SAN AA 1 2 0 6 6 31.3 17 6 37 1 53% .222 4.9 1.7 0.3 10.6 0.73 1.15 6.6 0.7
2013 SDN MLB 1 3 0 10 7 36.3 39 21 46 9 27% .330 9.7 5.2 2.2 11.4 1.65 6.44 -2.5 -0.3
2013 TUC AAA 5 1 0 12 12 61.0 56 17 65 4 38% .325 8.3 2.5 0.6 9.6 1.20 3.39 18.2 1.8
2014 ELP AAA 0 2 0 2 2 5.3 13 5 3 2 50% .500 21.9 8.4 3.4 5.1 3.38 18.56 -2.0 -0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 637 0.5369 0.4631 0.7085 0.6287 0.2712 0.7581 0.5750 0.2915
Career6370.53690.46310.70850.62870.27120.75810.5750.2915

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-13 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SDN $
2013 SDN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 51 dLegacy Sports1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by San Diego 5/11/13.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2011 (14-441) (Oklahoma). $0.25M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .275 .383 .594 .376
11 vs R (Multi) .263 .341 .487 .304
18 Split (Multi) .012 .042 .107 .072
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .275 .383 .594 .376
31 vs R (2013) .263 .341 .487 .304
38 Split (2013) .012 .042 .107 .072
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and StatAndrew Koo2014-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This WeekSam Miller2014-04-04
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Prospect Proximity RankingsR.J. Anderson2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersBen Murphy2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersJared Weiss2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Diego Padres Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: San Diego PadresCraig Goldstein2014-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat Scouts Are Saying: September 19, 2013Baseball Prospectus2013-09-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 25Bret Sayre2013-09-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 25Mike Gianella2013-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: The Other Guys, Part TwoMike Gianella2013-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessSporer Report: Six September StashesPaul Sporer2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Checking Back in on the Debut DebateBret Sayre2013-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Demotion PicturesR.J. Anderson2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: May 23, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The No-Name O'sDaniel Rathman2013-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 18th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 12th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Burch SmithBret Sayre2013-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Burch SmithJason Cole2013-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 9th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: April 29BP Prospect Staff2013-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 27-28Zach Mortimer2013-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 18Zach Mortimer2013-04-19


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Robbie Erlin closed the season 32 IP 1.96 ERA 1.06 WHIP 24 K 7 BB, but with the Josh Johnson signing appears out of the mix in SD. Kennedy, Ross, Johnson, and Cashner are givens. Then you have Stults, Luebke, Wieland, and Burch Smith to contend with. What does SD do? Trade Cashner? Just keep the depth in AAA?
(Joe Rockpile from Tuscaloosa)
Keep. The. Depth. JJ and Cash are both health risks, and an outstanding name combo for a late 70s buddy cop show. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Higher ceiling: burch smith or keyvius sampson?
(Matt from San Diego )
I wrote up Smith very strong early in the season, when he was holding 92-96 mph and touching 98 and showing plus command. He's had trouble holding that same velo and staying on the mound since. So I'll go with Keyvius Sampson, although neither one is a surefire MLB starter. I'm really interested to see which Burch Smith shows up in spring training 2014 – the dominant early-season Smith of this year, or the MLB version that was sitting 89-92 mph by the third inning. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Burch Smith... reliever or starter?
(Stephen from NY)
If I were a betting man, I'd say reliever, but I also wouldn't rule out starting just yet. He lacks a plus secondary pitch, and the breaking ball is just fringy (at least it was when I saw it last week. I'll see him again tomorrow). But he's got a good body, he commands his fastball extremely well between 92-98 (he even hit 100 over the weekend), and he's got deception with a good delivery. It looks a little like a better version of Carter Capps in the late innings to me, but I could see a starter. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing the chat. In Jason Parks' last chat, he identified Mike Foltynewicz and Burch Smith as two guys that were rising. What do you think of these guys? Who are some other under-the-radar pitchers that might be fast risers?
(boneil33 from Boston)
I haven't seen Foltynewicz before, but I know he has been flashing some elite velocity out of his 6'4" frame. I'm sure I'll get a look at him in Corpus Christi before the season is over. Burch Smith, who I addressed in this week's Ten Pack and at the beginning of this chat, is certainly rising as well. Just going off guys I've seen, I think Matt Wisler is seriously rising this camp and season. Miguel Almonte with the Royals is another. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Burch Smith - more likely a reliever or starter and what is his ceiling in either role?
(jeffreyarkin from Bay Area)
I haven't seen Smith for myself but the profile (college arm, big fastball, lacking secondaries) screams middle relief to me unless he starts rounding out his arsenal in a hurry. Related: Jason Cole wrote about Smith yesterday: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20395 (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Which if any of the following would you throw a sleeper tag on for this year: Burch Smith, Ismael Guillon, Jake DeGrom, Cody Kukuk, Mike Kickham, Asher Wojochowski, Zach Bird? Also, what do you think of Matt Purke for 2013?
(Brian from Boston)
Smith was excellent when I saw him this spring, and I think he's ready t breakout. Bird is another guy that could be ready to take a very big step forward in 2013. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Kickham or Burch Smith?
(Brian from Boston)
Burch Smith is ready for a breakout. Get ready. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)For those of us uninitiated in the wonder that is Burch Smith, what makes him poised for a breakout?
(JoeTetreault from Carrollton, TX)
He's healthy; he has size; shows a plus-plus FB in bursts. He put on a "wow" performance during a backfield game. He was absolutely filthy. (Jason Parks)
2012-07-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)A sleeper you like in the Padres system?
(Corey from San Diego)
Is Jace Peterson considered a sleeper? I like his skill set. Middle infielders who can hit near the top of the lineup are always useful. Vince Belnome could develop into a utility player. A couple of right-handers at Lake Elsinore, Matt Andriese and Burch Smith, are intriguing. Ditto Matthew Wisler at Fort Wayne. Kevin Quackenbush is a reliever but might be something. (Geoff Young)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Burch Smith has thrown 754 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Change (80mph) and Curve (76mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (91mph) and Slider (85mph).