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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
13.0 4.74 1.43 11 1 1 0 0.0
Birth Date8-7-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age31 years, 10 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.42015
0.52016
0.22017
2018
0.02019
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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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2015 CIN MLB 9 7 32.7 0 4 0 42 21 30 5 88 11.6 5.8 1.4 8.3 0% .370 1.93 5.70 6.89 119 6.20 144.9 -0.4
2016 CIN MLB 32 2 59.7 3 3 0 57 26 48 11 95 8.6 3.9 1.7 7.2 0% .264 1.39 5.32 4.68 103 4.27 94.5 0.5
2017 OAK MLB 26 0 35.0 2 1 0 35 15 25 3 103 9.0 3.9 0.8 6.4 0% .296 1.43 4.10 4.89 97 4.62 98.4 0.2
2019 BOS MLB 10 2 18.3 0 2 1 22 5 19 5 114 10.8 2.5 2.5 9.3 35% .327 1.47 5.77 5.40 113 6.94 143.7 -0.3
CareerMLB7711145.751011566712224989.64.11.57.535%.3271.535.175.311075.1218.10.0

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 GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2010 DYT A MDW 7 0 12.7 1 1 1 8 6 15 1 5.7 4.3 0.7 10.6 0% .226 1.10 3.91 2.13 0 0.00 0.0
2010 BIL Rk PIO 12 0 21.0 1 2 0 16 10 28 1 6.9 4.3 0.4 12.0 0% .313 1.24 3.89 2.14 0 0.00 0.0
2011 DYT A MID 26 26 142.3 14 7 0 122 33 166 10 97 7.7 2.1 0.6 10.5 0% .309 1.09 2.80 2.97 76 3.66 74.8
2012 BAK A+ CAL 27 27 147.0 9 8 0 143 46 140 15 91 8.8 2.8 0.9 8.6 0% .308 1.29 4.35 3.80 93 3.94 82.0
2013 PEN AA SOU 28 28 160.0 11 9 0 148 50 139 16 100 8.3 2.8 0.9 7.8 0% .286 1.24 3.53 3.26 102 4.48 97.2
2014 LOU AAA INT 28 24 159.0 10 7 0 174 66 123 8 110 9.8 3.7 0.5 7.0 0% .322 1.51 3.83 4.70 98 4.72 100.0
2015 CIN MLB NL 9 7 32.7 0 4 0 42 21 30 5 88 11.6 5.8 1.4 8.3 0% .370 1.93 5.70 6.89 119 6.20 144.9
2015 DYT A MID 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 100 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.00 1.39 0.00 85 3.45 75.6
2015 PEN AA SOU 9 9 56.0 5 4 0 51 9 53 5 102 8.2 1.4 0.8 8.5 0% .293 1.07 3.15 3.05 84 3.46 76.0
2015 LOU AAA INT 15 12 86.3 3 5 0 84 24 69 2 99 8.8 2.5 0.2 7.2 0% .311 1.25 2.89 3.75 90 3.78 82.8
2016 CIN MLB NL 32 2 59.7 3 3 0 57 26 48 11 95 8.6 3.9 1.7 7.2 0% .264 1.39 5.32 4.68 103 4.27 94.5
2016 LOU AAA INT 9 8 45.0 4 4 0 44 13 38 5 104 8.8 2.6 1.0 7.6 0% .307 1.27 3.86 3.80 100 4.49 99.1
2017 OAK MLB AL 26 0 35.0 2 1 0 35 15 25 3 103 9.0 3.9 0.8 6.4 0% .296 1.43 4.10 4.89 97 4.62 98.4
2017 NAS AAA PCL 19 2 41.3 4 1 1 33 11 44 4 83 7.2 2.4 0.9 9.6 0% .276 1.06 3.86 3.70 86 2.66 56.6
2018 PAW AAA INT 18 10 74.0 5 6 1 75 16 76 5 93 9.1 1.9 0.6 9.2 37% .332 1.23 2.88 4.14 85 4.11 86.8
2018 TAC AAA PCL 4 1 10.3 0 2 0 17 3 14 3 94 14.8 2.6 2.6 12.2 27% .412 1.94 5.96 6.10 96 6.92 146.3
2018 HER Wnt LMP 4 3 16.7 1 2 0 25 7 12 6 127 13.5 3.8 3.2 6.5 41% .333 1.92 7.71 7.02 0 0.00 0.0
2019 BOS MLB AL 10 2 18.3 0 2 1 22 5 19 5 114 10.8 2.5 2.5 9.3 35% .327 1.47 5.77 5.40 113 6.94 143.7
2019 PAW AAA INT 6 6 31.0 2 2 0 35 10 41 5 97 10.2 2.9 1.5 11.9 38% .370 1.45 4.22 5.23 91 5.15 105.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2015 649 0.4715 0.4391 0.7825 0.6176 0.2799 0.8254 0.6979 0.2175
2016 1033 0.4811 0.4589 0.7553 0.6439 0.2873 0.8219 0.6169 0.2447
2017 582 0.4691 0.4347 0.8221 0.6044 0.2848 0.8606 0.7500 0.1779
2019 366 0.4317 0.4563 0.7126 0.6646 0.2981 0.8286 0.5161 0.2874
Career26300.46920.44830.77090.63150.28640.83230.65230.2291

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 BOS $
2018 SEA $
2017 OAK $
2016 CIN $
2015 CIN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 87 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Boston as a free agent 1/4/19 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Boston 4/26/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 3/15/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Seattle 4/23/18. Signed by Boston as a free agent 5/15/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Oakland 5/3/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 11/6/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Cincinnati 5/22/16. Claimed by Oakland off waivers from Cincinnati 11/4/16. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 11/18/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Cincinnati 4/13/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 10/30/15.
  • Drafted by Cincinnati 2015 (21-637) (Lipscomb).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0.7 0.6 0 8 1 27.0 24 8 24 4 .266 1.18 3.60 3.86 1.8 0.2
80o 0.7 0.7 0 8 1 22.0 21 7 20 3 .279 1.26 3.98 4.27 1.3 0.1
70o 0.7 0.7 0 8 1 18.5 18 6 16 3 .289 1.32 4.27 4.56 0.9 0.1
60o 0.7 0.7 0 8 1 15.6 16 5 14 2 .297 1.37 4.51 4.82 0.5 0.1
50o 0.7 0.7 0 8 1 12.9 14 5 11 2 .305 1.43 4.74 5.06 0.2 0.0
40o 0.7 0.7 0 8 1 10.3 11 4 9 2 .312 1.48 4.98 5.31 -0.1 0.0
30o 0.7 0.8 0 8 1 7.6 9 3 7 1 .321 1.54 5.23 5.58 -0.5 -0.1
20o 0.7 0.8 0 8 1 4.5 5 2 4 1 .330 1.61 5.53 5.9 -0.9 -0.1
10o 0.6 0.8 0 8 1 0.4 0 0 0 0 .344 1.71 5.96 6.35 -1.6 -0.2
Weighted Mean0.70.708112.2134112.3031.414.715.030.20.0

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 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
202032340259839231721439.3111.495.005.2910.03.47.81.50.0
202133330258808630701439.3051.465.095.389.73.47.91.6-0.1
202234330238748227651339.3081.475.145.439.93.37.91.6-0.1
202335330217687425601239.3061.465.115.409.83.38.01.6-0.1
202436230186606622531139.3081.475.115.409.93.38.01.6-0.1
202537220176556121491039.3081.485.145.439.93.48.01.6-0.1
202638220166525719461039.3071.455.125.419.83.37.91.7-0.1
202739220166535820461039.3071.485.205.509.93.47.91.7-0.1
202840220166535920461039.3071.485.295.5910.03.47.81.7-0.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Jason Stanford 2008 0.00 DNP
2 89 Yohan Flande 2017 0.00 DNP
3 89 Justin Lehr 2009 5.37
4 87 Jeff Manship 2016 4.15
5 86 Matt Palmer 2010 5.35
6 85 Everett Teaford 2015 1.59
7 85 Clay Condrey 2007 5.40
8 85 Jason Grilli 2008 3.12
9 85 Carlos Torres 2014 3.25
10 85 Donovan Hand 2017 0.00 DNP
11 84 Justin Germano 2014 11.81
12 84 Matt Ginter 2009 0.00 DNP
13 83 David Huff 2016 16.88
14 83 Pat Misch 2013 0.00 DNP
15 83 Brooks Brown 2016 0.00 DNP
16 83 Wade LeBlanc 2016 4.35
17 83 Duane Below 2017 0.00 DNP
18 82 Bo Schultz 2017 0.00 DNP
19 82 Mike Burns 2010 0.00 DNP
20 82 Josh Zeid 2018 0.00 DNP
21 82 Chris Leroux 2015 0.00 DNP
22 82 Josh Lindblom 2018 0.00 DNP
23 82 Yunesky Maya 2013 54.00
24 81 Jerome Williams 2013 4.94
25 81 Todd Redmond 2016 0.00 DNP
26 81 Tyler Cloyd 2018 8.66
27 81 Clayton Mortensen 2016 0.00 DNP
28 81 P.J. Walters 2016 0.00 DNP
29 81 Matt Buschmann 2015 0.00 DNP
30 80 Chris Jakubauskas 2010 27.00
31 80 Jorge Campillo 2010 0.00 DNP
32 80 Jarrett Grube 2013 0.00 DNP
33 80 Thad Weber 2016 0.00 DNP
34 80 Andrew Albers 2017 4.83
35 80 Jeff Fulchino 2011 5.71
36 80 Matt Fox 2014 0.00 DNP
37 80 Darin Downs 2016 0.00 DNP
38 79 Dylan Axelrod 2017 0.00 DNP
39 79 Eric Stults 2011 6.00
40 79 Chris Oxspring 2008 0.00 DNP
41 79 Giancarlo Alvarado 2009 0.00 DNP
42 79 J.D. Martin 2014 0.00 DNP
43 79 Eddie Bonine 2012 0.00 DNP
44 79 Willie Collazo 2011 0.00 DNP
45 79 Steven Wright 2016 4.25
46 79 Stephen Fife 2018 0.00 DNP
47 78 Ruddy Lugo 2011 0.00 DNP
48 78 Garrett Mock 2014 0.00 DNP
49 78 Yohan Pino 2015 3.72
50 78 Rick Bauer 2008 13.50
51 78 Randy Flores 2007 4.91
52 78 Kris Johnson 2016 0.00 DNP
53 78 Michael Brady 2018 0.00 DNP
54 78 Fernando Nieve 2014 0.00 DNP
55 78 Scott Downs 2007 2.33
56 78 Chris Gissell 2009 0.00 DNP
57 78 Guillermo Moscoso 2015 0.00 DNP
58 78 Austin Bibens-Dirkx 2016 0.00 DNP
59 78 Justin Thomas 2015 0.00 DNP
60 78 Matt Yourkin 2013 0.00 DNP
61 78 Bruce Billings 2017 0.00 DNP
62 77 Shane Loux 2011 0.00 DNP
63 77 Scott Carroll 2016 11.57
64 77 Nate Long 2017 0.00 DNP
65 77 Bobby Cramer 2011 1.08
66 77 Doug Mathis 2014 0.00 DNP
67 77 Colt Hynes 2016 0.00 DNP
68 77 Adam Bernero 2008 0.00 DNP
69 77 Angel Castro 2014 0.00 DNP
70 77 Brian Baker 2014 0.00 DNP
71 76 Steve Bray 2012 0.00 DNP
72 76 Billy Buckner 2015 0.00 DNP
73 76 Jon Adkins 2009 0.00 DNP
74 76 Adam Miller 2016 0.00 DNP
75 76 Brad Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
76 76 Jeremy Bleich 2018 54.00
77 76 Eric Junge 2008 0.00 DNP
78 76 Paolo Espino 2018 0.00 DNP
79 76 Chad Durbin 2009 4.91
80 76 Gustavo Chacin 2012 0.00 DNP
81 75 Lenny DiNardo 2011 0.00 DNP
82 75 Scott Diamond 2018 0.00 DNP
83 75 Brad Mills 2016 0.00 DNP
84 75 Randy Keisler 2007 6.23
85 75 Tony Pena 2012 0.00 DNP
86 75 Andy Van Hekken 2011 0.00 DNP
87 75 D.J. Carrasco 2008 3.72
88 75 Chris Narveson 2013 0.00
89 75 Bryan Evans 2018 0.00 DNP
90 75 Junior Guerra 2016 2.96
91 75 Kirk Saarloos 2010 0.00 DNP
92 75 Devern Hansack 2009 0.00 DNP
93 75 Ryan Glynn 2006 0.00 DNP
94 75 Cesar Jimenez 2016 0.00 DNP
95 75 Elih Villanueva 2018 0.00 DNP
96 75 Michael Tejera 2008 0.00 DNP
97 74 Chris Volstad 2018 7.04
98 74 Tommy Layne 2016 3.83
99 74 Daniel Rodriguez 2016 0.00 DNP
100 74 Robert Coello 2016 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Andrew McCutchen, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant are a combined 1-for-22 against Josh Smith, who unfortunately struggles against mere mortals.
2017 Josh Smith got better at getting ahead of hitters in 2016, but still lacks the stuff to dominate in relief, the command to start and any ability to shoot from beyond the arc.
2016 Major League Baseball is in the entertainment business, and with so few things to differentiate the scores of mediocre players who could qualify for a swingman role it's surprising that more players like Smith don't change their names to something more memorable or ingratiating, like Freedom Smith or Masterpiece Smith or Pedro Martinez Jr. As it is, Smith's commonplace repertoire matches his commonplace name, with a low-90s fastball and average breaking stuff that can baffle the farm kids but gets crushed by the best hitters in the world. On the plus side, Smith can tell his grandkids about the time he struck out Kris Bryant twice on six pitches.
2013 Durable Josh Smith has good command, puts the ball past hitters, and handled the California League just fine, although he was old for the circuit.

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