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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 33)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
108.0 4.20 1.33 18 1 1 1 0.1
Birth Date3-22-1984
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age33 years, 6 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.82013
2.22014
1.02015
0.02016
1.82017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2007 NYN MLB 54 0 44.3 3 2 0 48 21 45 3 .261 98 9.7 4.3 0.6 9.1 64% .349 .267 1.56 3.91 3.45 98 3.67 76.0 0.9
2008 NYN MLB 82 0 63.3 6 3 0 51 31 52 4 .261 94 7.2 4.4 0.6 7.4 64% .261 .239 1.29 3.93 3.55 99 2.98 63.5 1.7
2009 CLE MLB 37 0 34.0 0 0 0 30 13 30 4 .256 100 7.9 3.4 1.1 7.9 56% .274 .253 1.26 4.04 3.44 105 3.95 84.8 0.5
2010 CLE MLB 53 0 40.0 2 2 0 30 24 32 4 .260 107 6.8 5.4 0.9 7.2 57% .239 .241 1.35 4.62 3.83 113 3.27 73.9 0.8
2011 CLE MLB 71 0 67.0 3 3 0 52 21 45 1 .261 103 7.0 2.8 0.1 6.0 58% .258 .199 1.09 2.94 2.01 101 2.71 62.9 1.6
2012 CLE MLB 72 0 67.0 7 4 0 53 25 53 4 .260 100 7.1 3.4 0.5 7.1 60% .253 .229 1.16 3.44 2.96 102 3.14 72.1 1.3
2013 CLE MLB 70 0 63.0 6 2 3 54 23 54 5 .265 97 7.7 3.3 0.7 7.7 52% .282 .238 1.22 3.63 2.29 116 3.52 84.2 0.8
2014 ANA MLB 76 0 74.7 7 2 15 45 15 68 4 .264 96 5.4 1.8 0.5 8.2 61% .214 .188 0.80 2.88 1.81 99 2.11 51.9 2.2
2015 ANA MLB 70 0 65.3 5 5 5 64 19 57 4 .263 97 8.8 2.6 0.6 7.9 54% .317 .245 1.27 3.11 3.58 105 3.46 80.8 1.0
2016 ANA 0 38 0 37.7 1 4 6 36 13 25 4 .262 101 8.6 3.1 1.0 6.0 57% .283 .248 1.30 4.59 3.82 115 4.89 108.3 0.0
2016 CHN 0 16 0 14.3 1 1 0 11 5 15 4 .270 91 6.9 3.1 2.5 9.4 36% .219 .298 1.12 5.97 2.51 113 4.91 108.7 0.0
2017 CLE 0 21 0 18.3 0 0 1 16 0 20 1 .256 103 7.9 0.0 0.5 9.8 60% .306 .183 0.87 1.66 3.44 70 2.73 58.1 0.5
2017 TOR 0 38 0 35.7 3 0 0 30 10 51 3 .262 102 7.6 2.5 0.8 12.9 44% .342 .216 1.12 2.29 3.28 68 1.98 42.1 1.3
2016 TOT MLB 54 0 52.0 2 5 6 47 18 40 8 .264 99 8.1 3.1 1.4 6.9 52% .269 .261 1.25 4.97 3.46 114 4.90 108.4 0.0
2017 TOT MLB 59 0 54.0 3 0 1 46 10 71 4 .260 103 7.7 1.7 0.7 11.8 50% .328 .205 1.04 2.08 3.33 69 2.23 47.4 1.8
CareerMLB6980624.744283052022054745.262997.53.20.67.957%.274.2311.183.502.971023.1871.912.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2006 BRO A- 17 0 20.0 0 1 9 10 3 28 0 .248 85 4.5 1.4 0.0 12.6 60% .267 .152 0.65 1.55 0.45 70 0.00 0.0
2006 BIN AA 10 0 12.2 0 2 0 12 11 12 1 .249 68 8.9 8.1 0.7 8.9 47% .222 .259 1.89 5.12 5.90 112 6.28 110.8
2007 NYN MLB 54 0 44.3 3 2 0 48 21 45 3 .261 98 9.7 4.3 0.6 9.1 64% .349 .267 1.56 3.91 3.45 98 3.67 76.0
2007 NWO AAA 8 0 9.0 0 0 2 7 4 5 0 .264 91 7.0 4.0 0.0 5.0 57% .286 .246 1.22 3.75 2.00 107 6.76 118.2
2008 NYN MLB 82 0 63.3 6 3 0 51 31 52 4 .261 94 7.2 4.4 0.6 7.4 64% .261 .239 1.29 3.93 3.55 99 2.98 63.5
2009 CLE MLB 37 0 34.0 0 0 0 30 13 30 4 .256 100 7.9 3.4 1.1 7.9 56% .274 .253 1.26 4.04 3.44 105 3.95 84.8
2009 COH AAA 5 0 5.0 0 0 0 4 1 6 0 .254 111 7.2 1.8 0.0 10.8 62% .308 .218 1.00 1.35 0.00 89 2.74 86.3
2010 CLE MLB 53 0 40.0 2 2 0 30 24 32 4 .260 107 6.8 5.4 0.9 7.2 57% .239 .241 1.35 4.62 3.83 113 3.27 73.9
2010 COH AAA 20 0 23.0 2 1 2 17 10 19 0 .243 107 6.7 3.9 0.0 7.4 64% .266 .204 1.17 2.94 1.96 103 4.84 103.2
2011 CLE MLB 71 0 67.0 3 3 0 52 21 45 1 .261 103 7.0 2.8 0.1 6.0 58% .258 .199 1.09 2.94 2.01 101 2.71 62.9
2011 AKR AA 4 0 3.7 0 0 0 1 2 7 0 .264 85 2.5 4.9 0.0 17.2 80% .200 .147 0.82 1.22 2.45 90 3.19 94.2
2012 CLE MLB 72 0 67.0 7 4 0 53 25 53 4 .260 100 7.1 3.4 0.5 7.1 60% .253 .229 1.16 3.44 2.96 102 3.14 72.1
2013 CLE MLB 70 0 63.0 6 2 3 54 23 54 5 .265 97 7.7 3.3 0.7 7.7 52% .282 .238 1.22 3.63 2.29 116 3.52 84.2
2014 ANA MLB 76 0 74.7 7 2 15 45 15 68 4 .264 96 5.4 1.8 0.5 8.2 61% .214 .188 0.80 2.88 1.81 99 2.11 51.9
2015 ANA MLB 70 0 65.3 5 5 5 64 19 57 4 .263 97 8.8 2.6 0.6 7.9 54% .317 .245 1.27 3.11 3.58 105 3.46 80.8
2016 ANA MLB 38 0 37.7 1 4 6 36 13 25 4 .262 101 8.6 3.1 1.0 6.0 57% .283 .248 1.30 4.59 3.82 115 4.89 108.3
2016 CHN MLB 16 0 14.3 1 1 0 11 5 15 4 .270 91 6.9 3.1 2.5 9.4 36% .219 .298 1.12 5.97 2.51 113 4.91 108.7
2016 INL A+ 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .284 86 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .000 -.021 0.00 1.70 0.00 91 3.59 101.2
2016 IOW AAA 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .284 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .250 .066 0.50 1.72 0.00 98 3.95 100.0
2017 CLE MLB 21 0 18.3 0 0 1 16 0 20 1 .256 103 7.9 0.0 0.5 9.8 60% .306 .183 0.87 1.66 3.44 70 2.73 58.1
2017 TOR MLB 38 0 35.7 3 0 0 30 10 51 3 .262 102 7.6 2.5 0.8 12.9 44% .342 .216 1.12 2.29 3.28 68 1.98 42.1
2017 BUF AAA 3 0 2.3 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 .258 11.6 0.0 0.0 11.6 50% .500 .211 1.29 0.76 3.86 92 3.49 79.5

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
2008 983 0.4934 0.4120 0.7605 0.5505 0.2771 0.8539 0.5797 0.2395
2009 552 0.5217 0.4239 0.7692 0.5660 0.2689 0.8098 0.6761 0.2308
2010 633 0.5039 0.4060 0.8016 0.5392 0.2707 0.8721 0.6588 0.1984
2011 997 0.5637 0.4293 0.8528 0.5480 0.2759 0.9026 0.7250 0.1472
2012 1065 0.4714 0.4376 0.7811 0.5916 0.3002 0.8552 0.6509 0.2189
2013 985 0.4812 0.4173 0.7810 0.5823 0.2642 0.8297 0.6815 0.2190
2014 1087 0.4968 0.4581 0.8032 0.6167 0.3016 0.8649 0.6788 0.1968
2015 978 0.4427 0.4642 0.8084 0.5982 0.3578 0.8456 0.7590 0.1916
2016 802 0.4464 0.4576 0.7984 0.5894 0.3514 0.8673 0.7051 0.2016
2017 799 0.5332 0.4844 0.7390 0.6056 0.3458 0.7636 0.6899 0.2610
Career88810.4940.43990.79110.58070.30210.84890.68060.2089

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
2014-06-21 2014-06-22 DTD 1 1 - Neck Stiffness -
2014-05-04 2014-05-09 DTD 5 4 Right Trunk Soreness - -
2013-02-13 2013-03-05 Camp 20 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-03-22 2011-04-15 15-DL 24 12 Abdomen Recovery From Strain -
2011-03-10 2011-03-22 Camp 12 0 Abdomen Strain -
2009-08-30 2009-10-05 15-DL 36 33 Left Knee Surgery Loose Bodies 2009-09-30
2009-04-29 2009-06-08 15-DL 40 38 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2009-02-25 2009-03-09 Camp 12 0 General Medical Illness Virus -
2007-08-25 2007-09-02 Minors 8 0 Right Arm Tendonitis Biceps - -
2007-07-01 2007-07-12 Minors 11 0 Left Thumb Contusion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 TOR $3,000,000
2016 ANA $5,250,000
2015 ANA $5,250,000
2014 ANA $5,250,000
2013 CLE $3,150,000
2012 CLE $1,750,000
2011 CLE $870,000
2010 CLE $427,500
2009 CLE $427,500
2008 NYN $398,000
2007 NYN $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$23,153,000
2017Current$3,000,000
11 yrPvs + Cur$26,153,000
11 yrTotal$26,153,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 91 dRick Oliver1 year/$3M (2017)

Details
  • 1 year/$3M (2017). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/7/17. May earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Toronto 7/31/17 with $1,016,393 remaining on contract.
  • 3 years/$15.75M (2014-16). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/13. 14:$5.25M, 15:$5.25M, 16:$5.25M. May earn additional $0.25M annually based on games finished. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from LA Angels 8/1/16 with $1,778,689 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$3.15M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.87M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 12/4/10 (avoided arbitration). $30,000 in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.4275M (2010). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10. Optioned to Triple-A 4/30/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4275M (2009). Signed by Cleveland 3/9/09 (split contract, $238,800 in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.398M (2008). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/08. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from NY Mets 12/10/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Contract purchased 3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 7/26/07.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2006 (3-94) (Wright State). $0.41M signing bonus.

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20183421039042371534654.2861.254.515.188.03.27.31.3-0.0
20193521046049411539654.2721.144.134.757.52.77.11.10.2
20203621044047411339654.2801.164.284.927.92.57.51.20.1
20213721037039361233554.2961.234.244.878.32.87.61.20.1
20223831055058521442854.2801.134.355.008.02.26.51.20.1
20233931057061521948754.2831.174.094.707.72.87.11.00.3
20244021034036351121554.2751.274.945.688.72.75.21.2-0.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 J.C. Romero 2009 3.24
2 93 Peter Moylan 2012 5.40
3 93 Todd Jones 2001 5.16
4 91 Matt Albers 2016 7.33
5 91 Matt Guerrier 2012 3.86
6 91 Jim Johnson 2016 3.12
7 91 J.P. Howell 2016 4.17
8 90 Scot Shields 2009 7.13
9 90 Brad Ziegler 2013 2.47
10 89 Burke Badenhop 2016 0.00 DNP
11 89 Jerry Don Gleaton 1991 4.42
12 89 Casey Janssen 2015 4.95
13 88 Chad Fox 2004 6.75
14 88 Fernando Rodney 2010 4.37
15 88 Brandon League 2016 0.00 DNP
16 88 Damaso Marte 2008 4.02
17 87 Jim Kern 1982 3.72
18 87 Hideki Okajima 2009 3.39
19 87 Ricardo Rincon 2003 3.42
20 87 Dennys Reyes 2010 3.55
21 87 Mike Fetters 1998 5.37
22 86 Pedro Feliciano 2010 3.45
23 86 Craig Breslow 2014 6.63
24 86 Matt Lindstrom 2013 3.41
25 86 Tug McGraw 1978 3.91
26 86 Ronald Belisario 2016 0.00 DNP
27 86 Matt Wise 2009 0.00 DNP
28 86 Jason Frasor 2011 3.90
29 86 Jesse Orosco 1990 4.87
30 85 Jeremy Affeldt 2012 3.27
31 85 Santiago Casilla 2014 2.01
32 85 Rudy Seanez 2002 6.82
33 85 Danys Baez 2011 7.00
34 85 Brandon Lyon 2013 5.24
35 85 Hoyt Wilhelm 1956 4.77
36 85 Joe Beimel 2010 3.60
37 85 J.J. Putz 2010 3.00
38 84 Randy Myers 1996 3.68
39 84 Tippy Martinez 1983 2.61
40 84 Gary Lavelle 1982 3.01
41 84 Matt Miller 2005 1.82
42 84 Dave Veres 2000 3.09
43 84 Rod Scurry 1989 0.00 DNP
44 84 Eric Plunk 1997 5.07
45 84 Mike Myers 2002 4.38
46 84 Kevin Gregg 2011 5.28
47 84 Joey Eischen 2003 4.58
48 84 Don McMahon 1963 4.28
49 83 Mike Marshall 1976 4.35
50 83 Terry Forster 1985 3.49
51 83 Bruce Ruffin 1997 6.14
52 83 Darren O'Day 2016 3.90
53 83 B.J. Ryan 2009 6.53
54 82 Jose Alvarez 1989 3.22
55 82 Mike Henneman 1995 2.32
56 82 George Sherrill 2010 7.43
57 82 Valerio De Los Santos 2006 0.00 DNP
58 82 Aaron Fultz 2007 2.92
59 82 Roy Thomas 1986 0.00 DNP
60 82 Doug Brocail 2000 4.44
61 82 Dave Righetti 1992 5.51
62 82 Jose Veras 2014 4.89
63 82 Francisco Cordero 2008 3.58
64 82 Mike Maddux 1995 4.74
65 82 Nick Masset 2015 5.40
66 82 Felix Rodriguez 2006 7.67
67 81 Michael Gonzalez 2011 5.23
68 81 Braden Looper 2008 4.57
69 81 Scott Sullivan 2004 5.22
70 81 Greg Harris 1989 4.01
71 81 Ryan Dempster 2010 4.60
72 81 Jon Rauch 2012 4.37
73 81 Heath Bell 2011 2.87
74 81 Chuck McElroy 2001 6.36
75 81 Jeff Nelson 2000 3.23
76 81 Rafael Soriano 2013 3.24
77 80 John Franco 1994 3.60
78 80 Chad Qualls 2012 5.85
79 80 Will Ohman 2011 4.39
80 80 Jerry Spradlin 2000 6.30
81 80 Paul Shuey 2004 0.00 DNP
82 80 Ted Abernathy 1966 5.15
83 80 Manny Parra 2016 0.00 DNP
84 80 Brian Fuentes 2009 3.93
85 80 Jeff Russell 1995 3.31
86 80 Jim Gott 1993 2.67
87 80 Bob Wickman 2002 5.77
88 80 Todd Worrell 1993 6.52
89 80 Darren Holmes 1999 3.88
90 80 Jared Burton 2014 4.78
91 80 Mike Jackson 1998 1.55
92 80 Justin Speier 2007 3.06
93 80 Jay Howell 1989 1.69
94 80 Jonathan Papelbon 2014 2.04
95 80 Dan Kolb 2008 0.00 DNP
96 80 Don Aase 1988 4.44
97 80 Jose Valverde 2011 2.61
98 80 Bill Campbell 1982 3.96
99 80 Jim Brower 2006 12.15
100 79 Mike MacDougal 2010 7.23

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .238 .326 .386 .256
11 vs R (Multi) .235 .293 .326 .230
18 Split (Multi) .003 .033 .059 .026
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .220 .312 .415 .247
31 vs R (2016) .266 .341 .367 .272
38 Split (2016) -.047 -.030 .048 -.024
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 You're forgiven if Smith slipped under your radar when perusing the stat sheet, but if you've ever seen him pitch then an image of the sidewinding right-hander is likely etched into memory. Despite the five-cent name and seven-cent stuff, Smith has quietly performed the same diligent duty for the last five seasons, keeping hitters off-balance with his style rather than his substance. He keeps the homers down and the walks in line, and he's good for an automatic 70 appearances per year, bringing uncommon stability to a volatile role. This adds up to the rare reliever worthy of a multi-year commitment even when you've got no intention of using him as a closer.
2015 In 2013 the Angels bullpen ranked 26th in ERA, 25th in FIP. Over the offseason, they made Joe Smith their biggest free agent acquisition, betting that the veteran sidearmer and some positive regression among the holdovers would smother the garbage fire. Nope! But the failure wasn't Smith's fault: He put up his finest season yet, posting career bests in strikeout and walk rates and batting average allowed. The Angels leaned on him heavily, first as set-up man, then emergency closer, and again as set-up man, leading to a career high in innings. The club made enough actual improvements to the bullpen as the year went on that Smith won't be asked to set a new one this year.
2014 Consistency, thy name is Joe Smith. Eighteen relievers have pitched for the same team each of the past five seasons; Smith has the steady group's seventh-best ERA. Always unpleasant for right-handed batters with his sidearm delivery and sinker-slider combo, Smith's learned ability to retire lefties with four-seamers has promoted him to a full-inning threat. Nothing short of a trip to court will change his nondescript name, but attention—and dollars—came his way when the Angels inked him to a three-year deal last November. Smith’s patented blend of middle-innings competence should be a boon to the Halos’ woeful bullpen.
2013 Smith looks like a traditional low-arm-slot pitcher, throwing a sinker-slider combo and thriving on lots of groundballs and enough strikeouts to make him a very effective ROOGY. Over the past two years, however, Smith has found a way to become relatively successful against lefties, ratcheting up his usage totals in the process. While the secret is far from a traditional four-seamer, Smith has utilized this second fastball far more often vs. lefties of late, using it 250 percent more frequently than the two-seamer this year. Given the extreme platoon split associated with two-seamers, should that usage pattern continue, Smith will remain a capable mid- to late-inning option.
2012 On the surface, Smith may look like a mere middle-relief specialist, but what he represents is so much more: the savviness the Cleveland front office can show at times. Part of the three-team deal that sent the Mets J.J. Putz, the New York media brushed off losing Joe Smith as irrelevant because they received a "similar" pitcher in Sean Green. Three years later, Smith has posted a 2.87 ERA compared to Green's 4.57 in fifty percent more innings. Throwing somewhere between sidearm and submarine with a great sinker, Smith collects ground balls as easily as Brad Pitt collects fan mail. Finding the zone more frequently this season—52 percent of pitches compared to 47 percent last year—Smith took a step forward with his control and is a quality piece of the Cleveland bullpen.
2011 If you are going to have a lot of mediocre fastballs in your bullpen, you might as well have one that throws sidearm. That's Joe Smith in a nutshell, but unlike many sidewinders, Smith has control problems, with a career walk rate of just under one for every two innings pitched. Even when he's struggling to throw strikes, right-handers can't touch him—they posted a .160/.264/.274 line against him in 2010—so if you pick his spots right, he's usable.
2010 After being sidelined with a viral infection in spring training, Smith had a rocky start in April; then again, the Tribe had more rocky Aprils than Bullwinkle's spring dance card. Smith then lost all of May to a sprained rotator cuff, but coming back strong in June, he had a 2.60 ERA in his next 27 2/3 IP. Then a sprained left knee shelved him for the season in late August. Smith still seems to be the ROOGY he was with the Mets, as he again showed an extreme split (RHBs: .198/.271/.344, LHBs: .355/.412/.581). A healthy Smith would be one of the key pieces towards making Tribe skippers less squirrelly about their bullpens.
2009 The sidewinding Smith was the right-handed complement to Feliciano and Schoeneweis, holding righties to a .192/.286/.302 line (lefties put up a 903 OPS). Sensibly enough, Smith was managed carefully, facing righty batters much more frequently than southpaws (210 PAs to 61) while making the third-most appearances in the majors. He's an effective piece to have in the pen, especially at pre-arbitration prices, but there's reason to believe he could become more than a ROOGY: Smith's walk rate is what suffers versus southpaws, as he's held them to a lone homer in 119 major league PA. Any strides in that regard will be made in Cleveland, as Smith was shipped to the Tribe in the three-team, 12-player Putz bonanza.
2008 A 2006 draftee who entered last year with just 33 innings of professional experience, Smith earned a job in the Mets bullpen with an outstanding spring training performance, then performed admirably when he was used correctly. As a right-handed sidewinder, Smith is nothing more than a ROOGY. Left-handed batters hit .298/.411/.447 against him in 2007, and there's no reason to expect that change. Chad Bradford is the model here, but the Mets had Bradford for the one season in which he actually had success against lefties, so they have yet to fully understand Smith's utility.

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Joe Smith has thrown 9,312 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph), Slider (81mph) and Fourseam Fastball (90mph). He also rarely throws a Change (79mph).