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Jake Smolinski LFRays

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date2-9-1989
Height5' 11"
Weight210 lbs
Age30 years, 3 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.82015
0.32016
-0.02017
0.02018
0.62019
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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
2014 TEX 25 24 92 30 5 0 3 3 24 3 0 0 .349 .391 .512 105 0.6 -0.6 -2.7 -0.1
2015 OAK 26 41 118 24 6 2 5 8 19 2 0 1 .226 .288 .462 92 -0.6 0.1 1.5 0.4
2015 TEX 26 35 74 8 1 0 1 11 20 1 1 0 .133 .270 .200 89 -0.7 2.4 0.5 0.4
2016 OAK 27 99 319 69 6 2 7 19 44 7 1 2 .238 .299 .345 90 -3.0 -1.0 -1.6 0.3
2017 OAK 28 16 29 7 1 0 0 1 6 1 0 0 .259 .310 .296 82 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.0
2018 OAK 29 19 41 5 1 1 0 1 10 1 1 0 .128 .171 .205 66 -1.5 0.1 0.3 0.0
Career23467314320516431231533.235.299.36391-5.80.7-2.10.9

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
2007 NAT Rk GCL 28 119 .247 .344 .343 .388 111 1.2 3.2 -0.9 -137 0 0.0 -0.6 -5.6 -0.4
2008 HAG A SAL 50 210 .257 .324 .390 .293 108 0.2 6.0 -0.3 100 0 1.1 -1.2 -2.5 0.3
2008 VER A- NYP 24 109 .250 .328 .369 .366 95 5.1 3.2 -0.2 131 0 -1.2 1.3 1.1 0.4
2008 NAT Rk GCL 3 10 .232 .313 .326 .125 105 -1.1 0.2 0 96 0 -0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2009 GRB A SAL 77 322 .255 .332 .369 .317 110 8.2 9.1 -0.3 135 0 -5.8 -1.4 5.9 0.8
2010 JUP A+ FSL 109 443 .254 .331 .373 .302 89 2.6 11.7 0.2 99 0 -21.3 0.6 -7.6 -1.7
2011 JAX AA SOU 116 462 .263 .338 .400 .269 105 -0.7 13.6 -3.2 102 0 -0.1 -0.2 -5.5 0.5
2012 JAX AA SOU 112 500 .253 .333 .382 .298 102 12.8 13.8 -3.3 127 0 8.0 4.9 5.0 3.0
2013 JAX AA SOU 24 70 .242 .328 .375 .239 100 -0.5 1.8 -0.4 107 0 0.1 -1.5 -0.4 0.0
2013 NWO AAA PCL 95 357 .263 .333 .399 .294 87 10.3 10.3 -2.8 104 0 4.5 0.5 -1.8 1.1
2013 MRL Rk GCL 2 7 .216 .300 .306 .500 91 1.3 0.2 -0.1 203 0 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.1
2014 TEX MLB AL 24 92 .246 .305 .374 .458 99 7.1 2.4 -0.8 105 17 -2.7 -0.6 0.6 -0.1
2014 FRI AA TEX 72 307 .255 .321 .378 .295 98 15.1 8.4 -2.9 122 0 2.2 -0.7 1.8 0.9
2014 ROU AAA PCL 8 34 .263 .333 .406 .320 83 1.3 1.0 -0.2 124 0 -0.8 1.0 0.8 0.2
2015 OAK MLB AL 41 118 .253 .314 .402 .226 98 3.7 3.2 -0.8 92 8 1.5 0.1 -0.6 0.4
2015 TEX MLB AL 35 74 .241 .309 .386 .171 106 -4.2 2.0 -0.5 89 9 0.5 2.4 -0.7 0.4
2015 NAS AAA PCL 25 97 .264 .323 .408 .338 80 16.7 2.7 -0.7 196 0 0.1 -0.2 7.8 1.0
2015 ROU AAA PCL 12 50 .300 .364 .497 .441 107 8.6 1.4 -0.6 202 0 1.2 0.3 4.3 0.7
2016 OAK MLB AL 99 319 .251 .313 .416 .257 98 -8.2 9.0 -0.6 90 8 -1.6 -1.0 -3.0 0.3
2016 NAS AAA PCL 39 159 .256 .322 .391 .277 85 4.1 4.5 0 103 0 -1.4 1.2 -1.8 0.3
2017 OAK MLB AL 16 29 .258 .317 .432 .333 113 -1.7 0.8 0 82 12 -0.1 -0.2 -0.6 0.0
2017 STO A+ CAL 7 32 .254 .329 .387 .238 103 1.4 0.9 -0.6 109 0 0.0 -0.1 -0.5 0.0
2017 NAS AAA PCL 6 32 .268 .340 .429 .174 84 -5.6 0.9 -0.6 13 0 0.0 0.4 -3.4 -0.3
2018 OAK MLB AL 19 41 .253 .316 .419 .172 95 -6.7 1.1 0.1 66 10 0.3 0.1 -1.5 0.0
2018 NAS AAA PCL 36 145 .268 .333 .408 .338 86 9.9 4.3 0 139 0 -3.4 1.5 4.8 0.7
2019 DUR AAA INT 37 163 .281 .355 .480 .277 107 -1.8 5.6 -2.1 0 0 -0.4 -2.1 0.0 0.0

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
2007 NAT Rk GCL 119 105 18 32 8 0 1 43 16 13 24 7 2 .305 .387 .410 .105 0 0
2008 NAT Rk GCL 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .000 0 0
2008 VER A- NYP 109 98 17 30 8 1 0 40 9 9 17 4 0 .306 .367 .408 .102 1 1
2008 HAG A SAL 210 184 28 48 12 1 4 74 22 19 33 1 2 .261 .335 .402 .141 3 3
2009 GRB A SAL 322 279 50 79 25 0 7 125 31 38 45 2 5 .283 .379 .448 .165 0 0
2010 JUP A+ FSL 443 405 45 107 27 3 5 155 51 31 62 8 5 .264 .321 .383 .119 0 0
2011 JAX AA SOU 462 396 42 97 26 0 7 144 36 59 57 6 5 .245 .342 .364 .119 3 3
2012 JAX AA SOU 500 408 71 105 24 3 7 156 42 78 74 9 4 .257 .388 .382 .125 2 2
2013 MRL Rk GCL 7 6 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .571 .500 .000 0 0
2013 JAX AA SOU 70 56 8 11 1 0 0 12 4 13 10 1 0 .196 .357 .214 .018 0 0
2013 NWO AAA PCL 357 314 36 81 14 2 9 126 31 37 61 8 1 .258 .345 .401 .143 1 0
2014 TEX MLB AL 92 86 12 30 5 0 3 44 12 3 24 0 0 .349 .391 .512 .163 0
2014 ROU AAA PCL 34 30 7 8 6 0 0 14 6 4 5 0 0 .267 .353 .467 .200 0
2014 FRI AA TEX 307 266 43 71 15 3 10 122 35 32 54 6 2 .267 .349 .459 .192 5
2015 OAK MLB AL 118 106 12 24 6 2 5 49 20 8 19 0 1 .226 .288 .462 .236 2 0
2015 TEX MLB AL 74 60 12 8 1 0 1 12 6 11 20 1 0 .133 .270 .200 .067 2 0
2015 NAS AAA PCL 97 86 16 30 9 0 5 54 17 8 9 2 1 .349 .402 .628 .279 2 0
2015 ROU AAA PCL 50 45 9 19 5 0 4 36 14 4 7 0 1 .422 .480 .800 .378 0 0
2016 OAK MLB AL 319 290 28 69 6 2 7 100 27 19 44 1 2 .238 .299 .345 .107 2 1
2016 NAS AAA PCL 159 145 20 36 14 0 3 59 15 11 23 6 1 .248 .310 .407 .159 0 1
2017 OAK MLB AL 29 27 1 7 1 0 0 8 0 1 6 0 0 .259 .310 .296 .037 0 0
2017 STO A+ CAL 32 24 5 6 1 0 1 10 10 5 4 0 1 .250 .375 .417 .167 2 0
2017 NAS AAA PCL 32 31 4 4 1 0 0 5 1 0 8 0 0 .129 .156 .161 .032 0 0
2018 NAS AAA PCL 145 126 25 35 4 0 10 69 19 18 42 1 0 .278 .372 .548 .270 0 0
2018 OAK MLB AL 41 39 2 5 1 1 0 8 2 1 10 1 0 .128 .171 .205 .077 0 0
2019 DUR AAA INT 163 137 18 33 7 1 5 57 25 20 33 4 2 .241 .350 .416 .175 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 365 0.4822 0.4384 0.7063 0.5341 0.3492 0.8830 0.4545 0.2938 -0.0013
2015 750 0.4680 0.4493 0.7893 0.6382 0.2832 0.8973 0.5752 0.2107 -0.0005
2016 1125 0.4898 0.4747 0.8427 0.6044 0.3502 0.9129 0.7264 0.1573 0.0000
2017 121 0.5537 0.4711 0.7719 0.5224 0.4074 0.8571 0.6364 0.2281 0.0000
2018 158 0.4810 0.4494 0.7324 0.5921 0.3171 0.8889 0.4615 0.2676 0.0000
Career25190.48470.46010.79670.59960.33080.89970.62100.2033-0.0003

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
2014-07-22 2014-09-16 15-DL 56 50 Left Foot Fracture Foul Ball -
2010-07-06 2010-07-30 Minors 24 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-08-05 2009-08-20 Minors 15 0 Face Not Disclosed -
2009-04-07 2009-05-09 Minors 32 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 TBA $
2018 OAK $775,000
2017 OAK $545,000
2016 TEX $
2015 TEX $508,500
2014 TEX $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,828,500
3 yrTotal$1,828,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 134 dSosnick Cobbe & Karon1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 11/7/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2018). Re-signed by Oakland 11/28/17 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 10/15/18 (elected free agency).
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Oakland 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Oakland 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2015). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/15. Claimed by Oakland off waivers 6/21/15 after being DFA by Texas 6/19/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/18/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 7/7/14.
  • Acquired by Miami in trade from Washington 11/11/08.
  • Drafted by Washington 2007 (2-70) (Boylan Catholic HS, Rockford, Ill.). $0.4525M signing bonus.

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 382 47 94 18 2 13 48 31 77 4 2 .274 .341 .452 110 17.9 1.9
80o 362 43 85 16 2 12 44 28 75 3 1 .260 .326 .431 102 12.4 1.3
70o 348 40 78 15 1 11 41 26 73 3 1 .248 .311 .406 96 8.8 0.9
60o 336 38 73 14 1 10 39 25 72 3 1 .239 .304 .390 92 5.8 0.6
50o 325 36 69 13 1 10 37 23 70 3 1 .233 .295 .385 87 3.3 0.4
40o 314 33 65 13 1 9 34 22 69 3 1 .227 .288 .374 83 0.9 0.1
30o 302 31 61 12 1 9 32 20 67 2 1 .221 .279 .370 78 -1.5 -0.2
20o 288 29 56 11 1 8 30 18 65 2 1 .212 .268 .352 72 -4.0 -0.4
10o 268 25 49 9 1 7 26 16 62 2 1 .198 .254 .328 65 -7.1 -0.8
Weighted Mean32936711411037247131.237.301.391894.10.4

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-09-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking ahead to 2017, what do you think of a CF platoon of Jake Smolinski (against lefties) and Jaycob Brugman (against righties) for Oakland?
(John from San Francisco)
It's interesting! I'm a big platoon fan and I don't know why more managers don't try them. I suppose it can be a bit of a drain on roster construction, but so long as you're platooning just a few positions, it can't hurt too badly, right? Just more bench bats.

In any case, I think that makes a lot of sense. I always like Smolinski as a prospect, and even if he has lost some of his luster, you have to think he'd be able to handle the short side of a platoon. And Brugman is exactly the kind of guy you want on the other side -- nice, but not overwhelming stats, so you aren't exactly wasting him.

Like I said, I love platoons, haha, so I'm for it. That said, it'll depend a lot on whether Smolinski and Brugman can handle being in a part time role, both ego-wise and psyche-wise. I know that sounds meat headed or vague, but I think platoons fall apart most because guys either can't handle being routinely benched or their routine can't handle it. (Trevor Strunk)


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