Biographical

Portrait of Kevan Smith

Kevan Smith CWhite Sox

White Sox Player Cards | White Sox Team Audit | White Sox Depth Chart

2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
Login or Subscribe today for access to projections!
Birth Date6-28-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
2015
-0.12016
0.02017
0.22018
+proj
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2016 CHA 28 7 16 16 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .121 -1.0 -0.0 -0.1
2017 CHA 29 87 294 276 23 78 17 0 4 107 9 46 3 3 2 30 0 0 .283 .309 .388 .237 6.4 -6.2 0.0
2018 CHA 30 10 38 38 4 15 1 0 0 16 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 .395 .395 .421 .308 3.8 -0.2 0.4
Career104348330299518041259553323300.288.310.379.2399.2-6.50.3

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 BRI Rk 26 112 .403 .271 .338 .418 .270 .413 104 18.9 3.5 1.2 -0.7 -1.8 21.8 2.0 21.8 2.0
2011 GRF Rk 30 127 .310 .275 .351 .432 .270 .356 99 7.5 4.0 1.5 -1.0 -0.5 12.5 1.1 12.5 1.1
2012 KAN A 86 379 .284 .259 .336 .388 .265 .324 101 10.1 11.2 2.5 2.8 -1.8 22.0 2.5 22.0 2.5
2012 WNS A+ 22 86 .287 .258 .318 .390 .257 .300 98 2.6 2.6 0.7 -0.4 0.0 5.8 0.5 5.8 0.5
2013 WNS A+ 101 442 .289 .255 .330 .383 .254 .317 109 14.1 13.0 6.4 -0.2 2.2 35.7 3.6 35.7 3.6
2014 BIR AA 106 449 .297 .253 .323 .380 .265 .328 103 17.2 12.3 7.2 -2.0 0.1 36.9 3.7 36.9 3.7
2015 CHR AAA 97 361 .246 .254 .317 .373 .252 .309 108 -5.3 10.0 5.6 -3.6 -1.5 8.8 0.5 8.8 0.5
2016 CHA MLB 7 16 .121 .257 .322 .429 .265 .200 107 -2.3 0.5 0.1 -0.0 0.7 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2016 CHR AAA 49 205 .225 .257 .326 .385 .258 .229 105 -7.4 5.8 2.6 -0.8 -1.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1
2016 WSX Rk 2 7 .357 .273 .336 .387 .280 .000 95 0.8 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.2 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2017 CHA MLB 87 294 .237 .253 .317 .421 .254 .323 107 -7.2 8.6 4.5 -6.2 0.5 6.4 0.0 6.4 0.0
2017 CHR AAA 14 62 .291 .258 .328 .398 .261 .435 106 2.1 1.8 1 -0.2 0.5 5.5 0.5 5.5 0.5
2018 CHA MLB 10 38 .308 .234 .301 .395 .252 .429 103 1.8 1.0 0.6 -0.2 0.3 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2018 CHR AAA 30 124 .253 .257 .325 .394 .257 .286 102 -1 3.7 1.1 -1.0 -1.1 2.7 0.2 2.7 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 GRF Rk 127 22 34 12 2 2 16 14 16 1 0 .318 .417 .523 .206 .310 12.5 -1.0 1.1
2011 BRI Rk 112 24 38 10 1 7 32 14 14 1 2 .396 .482 .740 .344 .403 21.8 -0.7 2.0
2012 KAN A 379 48 96 26 0 7 60 25 62 0 1 .282 .344 .421 .138 .284 22.0 2.8 2.5
2012 WNS A+ 86 8 21 4 2 3 23 5 17 0 0 .273 .314 .494 .221 .287 5.8 -0.4 0.5
2013 WNS A+ 442 66 110 26 3 12 73 38 66 4 1 .286 .370 .464 .177 .289 35.7 -0.2 3.6
2014 BIR AA 449 45 113 21 3 10 48 46 68 1 1 .290 .376 .437 .147 .297 36.9 -2.0 3.7
2015 CHR AAA 361 41 83 13 2 6 36 29 66 0 1 .260 .330 .370 .110 .246 8.8 -3.6 0.5
2016 CHR AAA 205 18 40 9 0 8 24 16 36 0 0 .219 .291 .399 .180 .225 -0.2 -0.8 -0.1
2016 CHA MLB 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 .121 -1.0 -0.0 -0.1
2016 WSX Rk 7 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 .200 .429 .800 .600 .357 1.3 -0.0 0.1
2017 CHR AAA 62 10 20 6 0 0 15 6 9 0 0 .377 .435 .491 .113 .291 5.5 -0.2 0.5
2017 CHA MLB 294 23 78 17 0 4 30 9 46 0 0 .283 .309 .388 .105 .237 6.4 -6.2 0.0
2018 CHR AAA 124 12 30 4 0 4 16 8 18 0 0 .268 .331 .411 .143 .253 2.7 -1.0 0.2
2018 CHA MLB 38 4 15 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 .395 .395 .421 .026 .308 3.8 -0.2 0.4

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 64 0.5781 0.5469 0.8000 0.6486 0.4074 0.8750 0.6364 0.2000 0 0.000000
2017 1041 0.5379 0.5408 0.7851 0.7107 0.3430 0.8518 0.6242 0.2149 0 0.000000
2018 142 0.5000 0.5563 0.8354 0.7465 0.3662 0.9057 0.6923 0.1646 0 0.000000
Career12470.53560.54290.79160.71160.34890.85910.63260.208400

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
2018 CHA $560,000
2017 CHA $
2016 CHA $
2015 CHA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2018Current$560,000
1 yrTotal$560,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 43 dPro Star Management1 year/$0.56M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2018). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Sent outright to Chicago White Sox 2/10/17. Contract selected by Chicago White Sox
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/20/14. Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2011 (7-231) (Pitt). $60,000 signing bonus.

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .100 .100 .100 .143
11 vs R (Multi) .167 .167 .167 .085
18 Split (Multi) .067 .067 .067 -.058
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .100 .100 .100 .143
31 vs R (2016) .167 .167 .167 .085
38 Split (2016) .067 .067 .067 -.058
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

BP Articles

Click here to see articles tagged with Kevan Smith

BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Zack Collins sticks behind the plate?
(kjesanis from Maine)
Catchers are weird. The organization did succeed in turning Flowers from a butcher to a plus defender back there, and they may have gotten Kevan Smith from terrible to adequate as well. The White Sox' scouting director, Nick Hostetler, feels very strongly about his ability to stick back there, and Collins has had great results throwing out baserunners. One last thing working in his favor is his work ethic, as he seems just as determined as the White Sox in staying back there.

I think we'll know a lot more when he gets promoted to a level where we can track FRAA, but I'm more optimistic than I was when he was drafted, and think there's a decent shot he can hang there. (Nick Schaefer)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2012 afa 0 .000 0.0 665 .000 -0.0 19 .024 .003 -0.3 0.0 -0.4
2012 afx 0 .000 0.0 2756 -.000 0.3 69 -.061 -.004 2.5 2.5 2.8
2013 afa 0 .000 0.0 4162 -.002 2.0 110 .035 -.008 -2.0 -0.8 -0.2
2014 aax 0 .000 0.0 4596 -.000 0.1 85 .017 -.005 -0.5 -1.0 -2.0
2015 aaa 0 .000 0.0 3927 .001 -1.2 82 .028 .000 -1.5 -3.3 -3.6
2016 mlb 155 -.008 -0.2 85 -.008 0.2 2 -.005 -.000 0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2016 aaa 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 38 -.017 .000 0.4 -0.1 -0.8
2017 mlb 4964 .002 1.6 3201 .002 -1.6 51 .113 .005 -3.9 -4.5 -6.2
2017 aaa 1031 .001 0.1 604 .002 -0.4 5 .018 .001 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2
2018 aaa 1566 .000 0.0 790 .003 -0.8 14 .037 -.000 -0.3 -0.9 -1.0
2018 mlb 669 -.006 -0.6 461 -.004 0.6 7 .008 .000 -0.0 0.4 -0.2

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC

 

PITCHf/x Hitter Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC