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Portrait of Kevan Smith

Kevan Smith CWhite Sox

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date6-28-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
Age29 years, 4 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
-0.12016
-0.12017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2016 CHA 28 7 16 16 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .121 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1
2017 CHA 29 87 294 276 23 78 17 0 4 107 9 46 3 3 2 30 0 0 .283 .309 .388 .237 6.5 -7.7 -0.1
Career94310292258017041099523323000.274.300.373.2315.5-7.9-0.2

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 BRI Rk 26 112 .403 .271 .338 .418 .270 .413 104 18.9 3.5 1.2 -0.7 -1.8 21.8 2.0 21.8 2.0
2011 GRF Rk 30 127 .310 .275 .351 .432 .270 .356 99 7.5 4.0 1.5 -1.0 -0.5 12.5 1.1 12.5 1.1
2012 KAN A 86 379 .284 .259 .336 .388 .265 .324 101 10.1 11.2 2.5 2.8 -1.8 22.0 2.5 22.0 2.5
2012 WNS A+ 22 86 .287 .258 .318 .390 .257 .300 98 2.6 2.6 0.7 -0.4 0.0 5.8 0.5 5.8 0.5
2013 WNS A+ 101 442 .289 .255 .330 .383 .254 .317 109 14.1 13.0 6.4 -0.2 2.2 35.7 3.6 35.7 3.6
2014 BIR AA 106 449 .297 .253 .323 .380 .265 .328 103 17.2 12.3 7.2 -14.5 0.1 36.9 2.4 36.9 2.4
2015 CHR AAA 97 361 .246 .254 .317 .373 .252 .309 108 -5.3 10.0 5.6 -7.6 -1.5 8.8 0.1 8.8 0.1
2016 CHA MLB 7 16 .121 .257 .322 .429 .265 .200 107 -2.3 0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.7 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2016 CHR AAA 49 205 .225 .257 .326 .385 .258 .229 105 -7.4 5.8 2.6 -2.1 -1.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2
2016 WSX Rk 2 7 .357 .273 .336 .387 .280 .000 95 0.8 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.2 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2017 CHA MLB 87 294 .237 .253 .317 .421 .254 .323 107 -7.1 8.6 4.5 -7.7 0.5 6.5 -0.1 6.5 -0.1
2017 CHR AAA 14 62 .289 .258 .328 .398 .261 .435 107 2 1.9 1 0.2 0.5 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 GRF Rk 127 22 34 12 2 2 16 14 16 1 0 .318 .417 .523 .206 .310 12.5 -1.0 1.1
2011 BRI Rk 112 24 38 10 1 7 32 14 14 1 2 .396 .482 .740 .344 .403 21.8 -0.7 2.0
2012 KAN A 379 48 96 26 0 7 60 25 62 0 1 .282 .344 .421 .138 .284 22.0 2.8 2.5
2012 WNS A+ 86 8 21 4 2 3 23 5 17 0 0 .273 .314 .494 .221 .287 5.8 -0.4 0.5
2013 WNS A+ 442 66 110 26 3 12 73 38 66 4 1 .286 .370 .464 .177 .289 35.7 -0.2 3.6
2014 BIR AA 449 45 113 21 3 10 48 46 68 1 1 .290 .376 .437 .147 .297 36.9 -14.5 2.4
2015 CHR AAA 361 41 83 13 2 6 36 29 66 0 1 .260 .330 .370 .110 .246 8.8 -7.6 0.1
2016 CHR AAA 205 18 40 9 0 8 24 16 36 0 0 .219 .291 .399 .180 .225 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2016 CHA MLB 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 .121 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1
2016 WSX Rk 7 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 .200 .429 .800 .600 .357 1.3 -0.0 0.1
2017 CHR AAA 62 10 20 6 0 0 15 6 9 0 0 .377 .435 .491 .113 .289 5.4 0.2 0.5
2017 CHA MLB 294 23 78 17 0 4 30 9 46 0 0 .283 .309 .388 .105 .237 6.5 -7.7 -0.1

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 64 0.5781 0.5469 0.8000 0.6486 0.4074 0.8750 0.6364 0.2000 0 0.000000
2017 1029 0.5394 0.5364 0.7808 0.7027 0.3418 0.8487 0.6173 0.2192 0 0.000000
Career10930.54170.5370.78190.69950.34560.85020.61840.218100

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
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2016 CHA $
2015 CHA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 43 dPro Star Management1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Sent outright to Chicago White Sox 2/10/17. Contract selected by Chicago White Sox
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/20/14. Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2011 (7-231) (Pitt). $60,000 signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .100 .100 .100 .143
11 vs R (Multi) .167 .167 .167 .085
18 Split (Multi) .067 .067 .067 -.058
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .100 .100 .100 .143
31 vs R (2016) .167 .167 .167 .085
38 Split (2016) .067 .067 .067 -.058
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Articles

Kevan Smith is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Expert FAAB Review: Week 20George Bissell2017-08-15
Expert FAAB Review: Week 18Mike Gianella2017-08-01
Short Relief: Of Ejections and ProjectorsMeg Rowley2017-07-10
Short Relief: Of Ejections and ProjectorsHolly Wendt2017-07-10
Short Relief: Of Ejections and ProjectorsJames Fegan2017-07-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 12Scooter Hotz2017-06-21
Expert FAAB Review: Week 12Mike Gianella2017-06-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 11Scooter Hotz2017-06-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe -Only League Landscape: American League CatchersMike Gianella2017-01-12
Expert FAAB Review: Week FourMike Gianella2016-04-26
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Chicago White Sox Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-01-12
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Chicago White Sox Top 10 ProspectsChris Mellen2015-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 40-Man Additions: American LeagueTucker Blair2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 40-Man Additions: American LeagueJeff Moore2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Friday, October 31stBP Prospect Staff2014-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 12-14Zach Mortimer2013-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 19Kevin Goldstein2011-07-20


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Zack Collins sticks behind the plate?
(kjesanis from Maine)
Catchers are weird. The organization did succeed in turning Flowers from a butcher to a plus defender back there, and they may have gotten Kevan Smith from terrible to adequate as well. The White Sox' scouting director, Nick Hostetler, feels very strongly about his ability to stick back there, and Collins has had great results throwing out baserunners. One last thing working in his favor is his work ethic, as he seems just as determined as the White Sox in staying back there.

I think we'll know a lot more when he gets promoted to a level where we can track FRAA, but I'm more optimistic than I was when he was drafted, and think there's a decent shot he can hang there. (Nick Schaefer)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2012 afx 0 .000 0.0 2756 -.000 0.3 69 -.061 -.004 2.5 2.8 2.8
2012 afa 0 .000 0.0 665 .000 -0.0 19 .024 .003 -0.3 -0.3 -0.4
2013 afa 0 .000 0.0 4162 -.002 2.0 110 .035 -.008 -2.0 -0.1 -0.2
2014 aax 7564 -.011 -12.5 4596 -.000 0.1 85 .017 -.005 -0.5 -12.9 -14.5
2015 aaa 6922 -.004 -3.9 3927 .001 -1.2 82 .028 .000 -1.5 -6.6 -7.6
2016 mlb 154 -.012 -0.3 85 -.008 0.2 2 -.005 -.000 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
2016 aaa 3053 -.003 -1.4 0 .000 0.0 38 -.017 .000 0.4 -1.0 -2.1
2017 aaa 1031 .001 0.1 0 .000 0.0 5 .018 .001 -0.1 0.0 0.2
2017 mlb 4964 -.001 -0.5 3201 .002 -1.3 51 .113 .005 -3.7 -5.4 -6.6

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