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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 28)
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Birth Date4-12-1990
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age28 years, 5 months, 11 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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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
2013 SDN MLB 10 7 36.3 1 3 0 39 21 46 9 .257 95 9.7 5.2 2.2 11.4 27% .330 .334 1.65 5.44 6.44 111 4.25 101.8 0.3
2018 KCA MLB 37 6 76.0 1 6 0 86 39 76 15 .261 104 10.2 4.6 1.8 9.0 40% .333 .305 1.64 5.44 6.75 119 6.42 143.6 -1.2
CareerMLB4713112.32901256012224.26010110.04.81.99.836%.332.3141.655.446.651165.88133.9-1.1

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-
2011 PDR Rk 2 0 2.0 0 0 1 3 1 4 0 .259 113 13.5 4.5 0.0 18.0 50% .500 .267 2.00 1.86 4.50 90 5.90 103.9
2012 LEL A+ 26 26 128.7 9 6 0 127 27 137 11 .274 88 8.9 1.9 0.8 9.6 43% .330 .260 1.20 3.58 3.85 80 3.77 69.1
2013 SDN MLB 10 7 36.3 1 3 0 39 21 46 9 .257 95 9.7 5.2 2.2 11.4 27% .330 .334 1.65 5.44 6.44 111 4.25 101.8
2013 SAN AA 6 6 31.3 1 2 0 17 6 37 1 .248 96 4.9 1.7 0.3 10.6 53% .222 .172 0.73 1.87 1.15 70 2.06 47.7
2013 TUC AAA 12 12 61.0 5 1 0 56 17 65 4 .261 107 8.3 2.5 0.6 9.6 38% .325 .230 1.20 3.17 3.39 80 3.37 68.0
2014 ELP AAA 2 2 5.3 0 2 0 13 5 3 2 .262 116 21.9 8.4 3.4 5.1 50% .500 .439 3.38 10.25 18.56 109 5.52 107.2
2017 PCH A+ 9 8 37.0 3 1 0 26 20 33 1 .258 97 6.3 4.9 0.2 8.0 35% .255 .240 1.24 3.82 2.43 112 5.71 140.6
2017 DUR AAA 3 3 16.3 2 1 0 9 4 19 2 .268 95 5.0 2.2 1.1 10.5 46% .200 .162 0.80 3.33 1.65 83 2.65 60.4
2017 RAY Rk 1 1 3.0 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 .235 90 12.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 14% .571 .270 1.33 0.74 6.00 88 3.44 71.4
2017 SUR Wnt 6 6 20.3 1 2 0 12 11 29 0 .000 5.3 4.9 0.0 12.8 0% .300 .000 1.13 3.10 3.98 0 0.00 0.0
2018 KCA MLB 37 6 76.0 1 6 0 86 39 76 15 .261 104 10.2 4.6 1.8 9.0 40% .333 .305 1.64 5.44 6.75 119 6.42 143.6

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
2013 637 0.5133 0.4600 0.6826 0.6116 0.3000 0.7400 0.5591 0.3174
2018 1392 0.5057 0.4447 0.7641 0.6293 0.2558 0.7991 0.6761 0.2359
Career20290.50810.44950.73850.62370.26970.78050.63940.2615

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
2014-04-13 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 KCA $552,450
2017 TBA $
2015 SDN $
2014 SDN $
2013 SDN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2018Current$552,450
1 yrTotal$552,450

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 51 dLegacy Agency1 year/$552,450 (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$552,450 (2018). Acquired by Kansas City in trade from NY Mets 12/14/17. Selected by NY Mets from Tampa Bay in Rule 5 draft 12/14/17.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Tampa Bay (minor-league contract).
  • 2015-16: Injured, did not pitch.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/8/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 11/20/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by San Diego 5/11/13.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2011 (14-441) (Oklahoma). $0.25M signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Do you prefer Alex Colome or Nate Karns or Burch Smith as a starter?
(Goseman from Detroit)
I'll take Colome out of that trio. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Robbie Erlin closed the season 32 IP 1.96 ERA 1.06 WHIP 24 K 7 BB, but with the Josh Johnson signing appears out of the mix in SD. Kennedy, Ross, Johnson, and Cashner are givens. Then you have Stults, Luebke, Wieland, and Burch Smith to contend with. What does SD do? Trade Cashner? Just keep the depth in AAA?
(Joe Rockpile from Tuscaloosa)
Keep. The. Depth. JJ and Cash are both health risks, and an outstanding name combo for a late 70s buddy cop show. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Higher ceiling: burch smith or keyvius sampson?
(Matt from San Diego )
I wrote up Smith very strong early in the season, when he was holding 92-96 mph and touching 98 and showing plus command. He's had trouble holding that same velo and staying on the mound since. So I'll go with Keyvius Sampson, although neither one is a surefire MLB starter. I'm really interested to see which Burch Smith shows up in spring training 2014 ‚Ä"¬†the dominant early-season Smith of this year, or the MLB version that was sitting 89-92 mph by the third inning. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Burch Smith... reliever or starter?
(Stephen from NY)
If I were a betting man, I'd say reliever, but I also wouldn't rule out starting just yet. He lacks a plus secondary pitch, and the breaking ball is just fringy (at least it was when I saw it last week. I'll see him again tomorrow). But he's got a good body, he commands his fastball extremely well between 92-98 (he even hit 100 over the weekend), and he's got deception with a good delivery. It looks a little like a better version of Carter Capps in the late innings to me, but I could see a starter. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing the chat. In Jason Parks' last chat, he identified Mike Foltynewicz and Burch Smith as two guys that were rising. What do you think of these guys? Who are some other under-the-radar pitchers that might be fast risers?
(boneil33 from Boston)
I haven't seen Foltynewicz before, but I know he has been flashing some elite velocity out of his 6'4" frame. I'm sure I'll get a look at him in Corpus Christi before the season is over. Burch Smith, who I addressed in this week's Ten Pack and at the beginning of this chat, is certainly rising as well. Just going off guys I've seen, I think Matt Wisler is seriously rising this camp and season. Miguel Almonte with the Royals is another. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Burch Smith - more likely a reliever or starter and what is his ceiling in either role?
(jeffreyarkin from Bay Area)
I haven't seen Smith for myself but the profile (college arm, big fastball, lacking secondaries) screams middle relief to me unless he starts rounding out his arsenal in a hurry. Related: Jason Cole wrote about Smith yesterday: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20395 (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Which if any of the following would you throw a sleeper tag on for this year: Burch Smith, Ismael Guillon, Jake DeGrom, Cody Kukuk, Mike Kickham, Asher Wojochowski, Zach Bird? Also, what do you think of Matt Purke for 2013?
(Brian from Boston)
Smith was excellent when I saw him this spring, and I think he's ready t breakout. Bird is another guy that could be ready to take a very big step forward in 2013. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Kickham or Burch Smith?
(Brian from Boston)
Burch Smith is ready for a breakout. Get ready. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)For those of us uninitiated in the wonder that is Burch Smith, what makes him poised for a breakout?
(JoeTetreault from Carrollton, TX)
He's healthy; he has size; shows a plus-plus FB in bursts. He put on a "wow" performance during a backfield game. He was absolutely filthy. (Jason Parks)
2012-07-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)A sleeper you like in the Padres system?
(Corey from San Diego)
Is Jace Peterson considered a sleeper? I like his skill set. Middle infielders who can hit near the top of the lineup are always useful. Vince Belnome could develop into a utility player. A couple of right-handers at Lake Elsinore, Matt Andriese and Burch Smith, are intriguing. Ditto Matthew Wisler at Fort Wayne. Kevin Quackenbush is a reliever but might be something. (Geoff Young)


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