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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
2 .000 0 0 1 0 57 0.0
Birth Date3-28-1995
Height5' 10"
Weight195 lbs
Age24 years, 6 months, 17 days
BatsR
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2019 LAN 24 54 196 43 9 0 15 18 52 5 2 0 .253 .337 .571 123 6.7 -0.6 4.5 1.9
Career541964390151852520.253.337.5711236.7-0.64.51.9

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2016 GRL A MID 23 97 .258 .330 .370 .317 93 0.6 2.6 1.2 113 0 -0.7 2.0 -0.1 0.6
2016 RCU A+ CAL 25 115 .271 .343 .419 .292 97 -1.1 3.3 1.2 74 0 1.5 -1.3 -5.4 -0.1
2016 OGD Rk PIO 7 33 .284 .349 .422 .296 95 1.7 1.0 0.3 166 0 -0.1 0.4 1.1 0.3
2017 RCU A+ CAL 72 305 .265 .333 .417 .273 108 6.6 8.4 3.6 105 0 1.3 -2.0 1.5 1.4
2017 TUL AA TEX 1 3 .249 .335 .376 .000 112 0.3 0.1 0 36 0 0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.0
2017 GDD Wnt AFL 18 73 .000 .000 .000 .488 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 TUL AA TEX 73 307 .277 .343 .438 .295 111 16.1 8.8 2.4 137 0 6.1 -1.8 10.4 2.7
2018 OKL AAA PCL 25 98 .260 .339 .395 .216 104 -9.4 2.9 1.3 14 0 1.7 1.4 -9.8 -0.3
2019 LAN MLB NL 54 196 .253 .324 .430 .264 96 10.9 5.9 3.4 123 10 4.5 -0.6 6.7 1.9
2019 OKL AAA PCL 62 270 .262 .343 .445 .253 100 16.3 9.3 3.9 138 0 -0.2 0.9 14.5 2.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2016 RCU A+ CAL 115 97 13 21 4 0 2 31 12 14 31 1 0 .216 .330 .320 .103 1 0
2016 OGD Rk PIO 33 28 4 9 0 0 1 12 5 4 1 0 0 .321 .394 .429 .107 1 0
2016 GRL A MID 97 82 12 21 1 0 1 25 7 11 18 2 1 .256 .371 .305 .049 0 0
2017 TUL AA TEX 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .667 .000 .000 0 0
2017 RCU A+ CAL 305 250 38 58 15 3 11 112 43 37 71 6 2 .232 .355 .448 .216 4 1
2017 GDD Wnt AFL 73 62 12 23 4 1 2 35 16 10 18 0 0 .371 .452 .565 .194 1 0
2018 OKL AAA PCL 98 87 9 12 4 0 1 19 6 7 37 1 0 .138 .206 .218 .080 2 1
2018 TUL AA TEX 307 265 48 70 14 0 19 141 53 36 75 4 0 .264 .358 .532 .268 2 0
2019 OKL AAA PCL 270 224 48 60 11 2 20 135 54 40 49 1 0 .268 .381 .603 .335 3 0
2019 LAN MLB NL 196 170 30 43 9 0 15 97 42 18 52 2 0 .253 .337 .571 .318 3 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2019 811 0.4957 0.4266 0.7457 0.6244 0.2323 0.8247 0.5368 0.2543 0.0000
Career8110.49570.42660.74570.62440.23230.82470.53680.25430.0000

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
2019 LAN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 5/27/19.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2016 (1-32) (Louisville). $1.7725M signing bonus ($1.9407M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 53 10 2 0 2 5 17 0 0 .213 .288 .383 77 0.0 C 1 0.0
80o 36 7 1 0 2 3 12 0 0 .219 .286 .438 70 0.0 C 1 0.0
70o 23 4 1 0 1 2 8 0 0 .190 .261 .381 65 0.0 C 0 0.0
60o 12 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .091 .167 .091 61 0.0 C 0 0.0
50o 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 57 0.0 C 0 0.0
Weighted Mean300000100.000.000.000570.0C 00.0

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20202521926398092717751.198.262.377560.30.1-0.42.65.6-7.73.1
20212621526388092716731.198.263.380570.50.1-0.42.55.5-7.54.8
20222721726398092817730.201.269.388590.60.4-0.52.45.6-7.24.8
20232821125388092716710.199.264.389590.50.2-0.52.35.4-7.04.7
202429219274080102817740.201.267.390590.50.1-0.62.35.6-7.24.8
20253019924367092516670.199.269.385580.50.0-0.52.15.1-6.64.4
20263118623337082416630.198.269.385580.4-0.0-0.51.94.8-6.24.1
20273215619286072013530.196.266.379570.3-0.3-0.41.54.0-5.43.4
20283315619286072013530.198.266.381570.3-0.2-0.41.54.0-5.33.4

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Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 92 Jonathan Still 2009 0 DNP
2 90 Joseph DeCarlo 2018 0 DNP
3 89 Brian O'Keefe 2018 0 DNP
4 89 Josh Donaldson 2010 62
5 89 Michael McKenry 2009 0 DNP
6 88 Andrew Knapp 2016 0 DNP
7 88 Ian Rice 2018 0 DNP
8 87 Jason Hagerty 2012 0 DNP
9 87 Willson Contreras 2016 104
10 85 Chun-Hsiu Chen 2013 0 DNP
11 85 Luke Montz 2008 78
12 85 Jeff Clement 2008 72
13 84 Jonathan Lucroy 2010 78
14 84 Dylan Moore 2017 0 DNP
15 84 Seby Zavala 2018 0 DNP
16 84 Max Stassi 2015 95
17 83 Brock Peterson 2008 0 DNP
18 83 David Freitas 2013 0 DNP
19 83 Mark Canha 2013 0 DNP
20 83 Michael Ohlman 2015 0 DNP
21 83 Lars Anderson 2012 79
22 82 Adrian Nieto 2014 66
23 82 Kody Hinze 2012 0 DNP
24 82 J.R. Towles 2008 65
25 82 Jared Keel 2009 0 DNP
26 82 Yermin Mercedes 2017 0 DNP
27 82 Devin Mesoraco 2012 79
28 82 Andrew Brown 2009 0 DNP
29 82 Jonathan Rodriguez 2014 0 DNP
30 81 Mitch Garver 2015 0 DNP
31 81 Lou Marson 2010 67
32 81 Dexture McCall 2018 0 DNP
33 81 Michael Burgess 2013 0 DNP
34 81 Ryan Casteel 2015 0 DNP
35 81 Michael Spina 2011 0 DNP
36 81 Jeff Mathis 2007 62
37 81 Jesus Aguilar 2014 67
38 81 Matt Curry 2013 0 DNP
39 81 Cael Brockmeyer 2016 0 DNP
40 81 Tyler Marlette 2017 0 DNP
41 81 Steve Selsky 2014 0 DNP
42 81 Jonathan Galvez 2015 0 DNP
43 81 Marvin Lowrance 2009 0 DNP
44 81 Nicky Delmonico 2017 120
45 81 Khris Davis 2012 0 DNP
46 81 Steffan Wilson 2010 0 DNP
47 81 Dusty Ryan 2009 56
48 80 Steven Souza 2013 0 DNP
49 80 Victor Caratini 2018 70
50 80 John Ryan Murphy 2015 87
51 80 Kyle Kubitza 2015 63
52 80 John Tolisano 2013 0 DNP
53 80 Brian Pointer 2016 0 DNP
54 80 Chris Iannetta 2007 85
55 80 Koby Clemens 2011 0 DNP
56 80 Jorge Alfaro 2017 93
57 80 Cory Vaughn 2013 0 DNP
58 80 A.J. Kirby-Jones 2013 0 DNP
59 80 Daniel Paolini 2014 0 DNP
60 80 Jeremy Lucas 2015 0 DNP
61 80 Tyler Flowers 2010 71
62 80 Brian Goodwin 2015 0 DNP
63 80 D.J. Peterson 2016 0 DNP
64 80 Austin Slater 2017 84
65 80 James Ramsey 2014 0 DNP
66 80 Carlos Santana 2010 123
67 80 Chad Tracy 2010 0 DNP
68 79 Chad Huffman 2009 0 DNP
69 79 Travis Shaw 2014 0 DNP
70 79 Billy Nowlin 2011 0 DNP
71 79 Ronnie Welty 2012 0 DNP
72 79 Sebastian Elizalde 2016 0 DNP
73 79 Jordan Patterson 2016 96
74 79 Johermyn Chavez 2013 0 DNP
75 79 Johnny Field 2016 0 DNP
76 79 Patrick Leonard 2017 0 DNP
77 79 Derek Norris 2013 105
78 79 Lucas Duda 2010 90
79 79 Anthony Garcia 2016 0 DNP
80 79 Austin Gallagher 2013 0 DNP
81 79 Brandon Snyder 2011 83
82 79 Andy Wilkins 2013 0 DNP
83 79 Matt Rizzotti 2010 0 DNP
84 79 Joey Curletta 2018 0 DNP
85 79 Mike Carp 2010 85
86 79 Jai Miller 2009 0 DNP
87 79 Adam Duvall 2013 0 DNP
88 79 Tyler Austin 2016 75
89 79 Matt Tuiasosopo 2010 65
90 79 Jose Lobaton 2009 72
91 79 Austin Wilson 2016 0 DNP
92 79 Rangel Ravelo 2016 0 DNP
93 79 David Espinosa 2006 0 DNP
94 79 Ryan McBroom 2016 0 DNP
95 79 Michael Choice 2014 78
96 79 Christian Walker 2015 102
97 79 Derrick Loveless 2017 0 DNP
98 78 Casper Wells 2009 0 DNP
99 78 Cole Gillespie 2008 0 DNP
100 78 Luis Exposito 2011 0 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 Will Smith be able to successfully transition his solid contact skills and steadily improving glove to Double-A? Alas, a broken wrist suffered on a hit-by-pitch in his inaugural game at the level will leave us all pondering that question until the athletic backstop resumes play next spring.
2017 Not to be confused with the actor, the pitcher, or the sentence fragment, Will Smith is an athletic backstop with a polished defensive skill set. He won't offer much pop, but he could profile as a starter if his average and on-base skills translate to wood.

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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2016 afa .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 17 -.029 .001 0.3 -0.1 1.5
2016 afx .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 27 -.021 .007 0.3 -0.3 -0.7
2017 aax -.002 0.0 38 .000 0.0 1 .001 .001 0.0 0.4 0.0
2017 afa .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 55 -.087 -.011 3.2 3.1 1.3
2018 aax .021 7.0 696 .000 0.1 27 -.036 .001 0.6 8.4 6.1
2018 aaa .007 1.2 51 .000 0.0 8 .003 -.002 0.0 2.1 1.7
2019 aaa .001 0.5 369 .000 0.0 52 .031 .002 -1.0 -0.2 -0.2
2019 mlb .005 2.1 1891 -.002 1.2 23 .007 .001 -0.1 4.1 4.5

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