Burch Smith
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 225LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 14, #443, San Diego Padres | Oklahoma
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 1 5.48 17 0 0 21.1 20 1.88
2020 2 0 2.25 6 0 1 12 13 0.67
2021 1 1 5.40 31 0 0 43.1 28 1.38
5 Seasons 5 11 6.03 102 13 1 191 184 1.56
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 17 0-1 5.48 21.1 20 1.88
2020 6 2-0 2.25 12 13 0.67
2021 31 1-1 5.40 43.1 28 1.38
5 Seasons 102 5-11 6.03 191 184 1.56
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 28 1431 237 22 9.3 6.1 89.5 114.4 14.1 34.6 .256 .456 .373 .350 .404 41.4 21.5 11.2 6.92 5.33
2019 29 425 71 3 4.2 2.8 89.0 112.4 18.0 42.3 .249 .443 .361 .339 .371 38.0 18.9 13.2 5.48 5.16
2020 30 153 30 2 6.7 4.5 89.5 104.6 21.9 30.0 .184 .325 .197 .225 .310 33.3 29.5 2.3 2.25 2.11
2021 31 678 148 8 5.4 4.3 91.1 111.9 15.5 38.5 .281 .444 .328 .331 .364 41.9 14.9 5.9 5.40 4.69
Player 2687 486 35 7.2 5.0 89.9 114.4 15.6 36.6 .257 .441 .348 .336 .381 40.5 19.8 9.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Smith relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(68.9%) ,
Curveball
(15.5%) ,
Changeup
(13.6%) ,
Slider
(2.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 41.4 20.7 27.8 10.1 37.1 40.1 22.8 2.5 30.8 23.2 24.5 8.4 9.3 6.1
2019 33.8 35.2 23.9 7.0 40.8 35.2 23.9 1.4 21.1 33.8 28.2 9.9 4.2 2.8
2020 30.0 26.7 30.0 13.3 33.3 40.0 26.7 0.0 26.7 43.3 13.3 6.7 6.7 4.5
2021 37.8 28.4 28.4 5.4 23.6 50.0 26.4 2.0 24.3 32.4 31.1 4.7 5.4 4.3
Player 38.5 25.5 27.6 8.4 33.3 42.4 24.3 2.1 27.2 28.8 26.3 7.4 7.2 5.0
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Slider OAK R 14 83.5 39.0 0.9 2 3.4 -2.9 -46
2021 Curveball OAK R 105 78.7 58.3 3.8 7 10.2 0.8 8
2021 4-Seamer OAK R 467 93.4 14.4 0.8 5 7.0 -0.4 -5
2021 Changeup OAK R 92 82.1 26.7 -6.2 -19 12.4 -1.1 -8
2020 Changeup OAK R 20 83.0 25.5 -7.5 -23 14.4 1.3 10
2020 Slider OAK R 1 83.0 37.0 -2.7 -7 2.7 -3.3 -56
2020 4-Seamer OAK R 110 94.4 12.0 2.8 19 8.5 0.9 12
2020 Curveball OAK R 22 79.7 56.4 4.1 8 9.3 -0.3 -3
2019 Slider SF R 1 85.7 37.4 3.3 10 3.7 -0.3 -7
2019 Changeup SF R 69 82.2 26.1 -6.1 -19 11.0 -2.2 -16
2019 Sinker SF R 1 92.0 21.3 -1.4 -6 11.1 -3.1 -22
2019 4-Seamer SF R 269 92.6 15.8 0.4 3 5.7 -1.9 -25
2019 Curveball SF R 85 78.2 58.7 3.1 5 11.3 0.9 8
2018 4-Seamer KC R 873 93.2 17.1 -0.5 -3 6.9 -1.1 -14
2018 Sinker KC R 13 90.1 27.6 2.3 9 12.6 -2.0 -14
2018 Curveball KC R 308 78.0 58.1 2.9 5 11.7 1.2 12
2018 Changeup KC R 237 81.5 28.2 -5.4 -16 11.5 -2.0 -15
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 4-Seamer 0.3 1 467 68.9 125 .291 .444 .341 21.4 16.0 16.4 .287 .477 .347 41.2
2021 Curveball 0.5 1 105 15.5 35 .265 .412 .283 10.9 14.3 16.7 .304 .415 .304 50.0
2021 Changeup -4.8 -4 92 13.6 22 .278 .500 .398 25.7 13.6 11.5 .210 .310 .309 26.7
2021 Slider -10.4 -1 14 2.1 6 .167 .333 .208 12.5 0.0 0.0 .240 .355 .249 50.0
2020 4-Seamer 4.0 4 110 71.9 32 .097 .226 .156 29.5 31.3 38.5 .142 .312 .203 42.9
2020 Curveball 0.8 0 22 14.4 6 .167 .333 .208 12.5 16.7 33.3 .251 .348 .260 20.0
2020 Changeup -2.3 0 20 13.1 6 .500 .500 .450 40.0 33.3 40.0 .327 .367 .304 0.0
2020 Slider -5.8 0 1 0.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -1.9 -5 269 63.3 65 .286 .464 .389 26.2 24.6 18.4 .266 .421 .341 48.8
2019 Curveball -2.4 -2 85 20.0 15 .333 .500 .487 8.0 0.0 0.0 .309 .659 .454 33.3
2019 Changeup 3.1 2 69 16.2 23 .286 .476 .359 27.3 17.4 15.4 .173 .390 .272 17.6
2019 Sinker 23.1 0 1 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .177 .198 .160 0.0
2019 Slider -7.5 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer -1.3 -11 873 61.0 200 .315 .537 .418 24.0 20.5 17.7 .267 .488 .386 49.6
2018 Curveball -2.5 -8 308 21.5 80 .273 .481 .330 20.0 20.0 18.4 .283 .479 .336 38.7
2018 Changeup -2.1 -5 237 16.6 74 .254 .418 .326 28.9 27.0 24.4 .193 .349 .269 22.9
2018 Sinker -0.9 0 13 0.9 2 .500 .500 .450 14.3 0.0 0.0 .371 .436 .365 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 92 82.1 97 18.4 1:15 1:30 -15
2021 Curveball 105 78.7 86 19.8 7:15 7:00 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 467 93.4 91 18.1 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Slider 14 83.5 34 4.2 9:30 8:30 60
2020 Changeup 18 82.9 98 20.0 1:30 1:45 -15
2020 Curveball 22 79.7 84 18.6 7:15 7:00 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 101 94.4 94 20.3 12:45 12:45 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 166 637 -6 3 -5 -2 -10
2018 356 1,431 -8 4 -13 -6 -24
2019 104 425 -2 5 -5 -2 -5
2020 44 153 1 4 -1 0 4
2021 188 678 -8 12 -5 -3 -4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 1,431 48.8 67.5 80.5 25.2 62.7 43.6 54.6 45.8 24.1 8.7 80.8
2019 425 51.5 72.1 79.7 27.7 64.9 41.4 59.6 50.6 24.2 7.3 77.4
2020 153 53.6 72.0 74.6 28.2 60.0 45.8 59.1 51.6 29.1 5.2 75.0
2021 678 55.9 70.2 82.7 20.4 67.2 43.5 61.2 48.2 20.2 9.4 82.8
Player 2,687 51.3 69.2 80.6 24.7 63.8 43.4 57.4 47.5 23.4 8.5 80.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 9 26 10 8 9 33 7 17 6 46 12 45 18 52 13 27 89
2019 39 57 31 92
2020 69 87 94
2021 47 62 43 88
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 22.4 15 15.9 -1 11 14 4 26.7
2019 22.9 3 3.6 -1 4 2 2 66.7
2020 22.2 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0.0
2021 23.0 5 4.5 1 3 4 1 20.0
Player 22.6 24 24.6 -1 18 21 7 29.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 15 22 10 19 14 13 18 18 13 12 14 19 20 16 15 17 16 15 18 18 18 14 22 19 14 13 13 15 19 13 11
2019 3 4 2 6 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 2
2020 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1
2021 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 1 4 4 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 6 5 5 6 5 4 4 6 4 4 5 5
Player 24 32 16 30 24 23 28 25 18 18 20 28 29 24 24 26 23 23 27 29 28 24 33 29 22 20 23 22 28 23 19
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.1 92.6 -0.5 94.4 1.8 93.4 -1.0
Offspeed Velocity 81.5 82.2 0.7 83.0 0.8 82.1 -0.9
Breaking Velocity 78.0 78.3 0.3 79.8 1.5 79.2 -0.6
Exit Velocity 89.5 89.0 -0.5 89.5 0.5 91.1 1.6
Launch Angle 14.1 18.0 3.9 21.9 3.9 15.5 -6.4
Barrel % 9.3 4.2 -5.1 6.7 2.5 5.4 -1.3
Hard Hit % 41.4 38.0 -3.4 33.3 -4.7 41.9 8.6
Sweet Spot % 34.6 42.3 7.7 30.0 -12.3 38.5 8.5
xBA .256 .249 -0.007 .184 -0.065 .281 0.097
BA .292 .289 -0.003 .163 -0.126 .280 0.117
xwOBA .350 .339 -0.011 .225 -0.114 .331 0.106
wOBA .373 .361 -0.012 .197 -0.164 .328 0.131
xSLG .456 .443 -0.013 .325 -0.118 .444 0.119
SLG .497 .467 -0.030 .279 -0.188 .440 0.161
K% 21.5 18.9 -2.6 29.5 10.6 14.9 -14.6
BB% 11.2 13.2 2.0 2.3 -10.9 5.9 3.6
Swing % 45.8 50.6 4.8 51.6 1.0 48.2 -3.4
Whiff% 24.1 24.2 0.1 29.1 4.9 20.2 -8.9
In Zone % 48.8 51.5 2.7 53.6 2.1 55.9 2.3
Out of Zone % 51.2 48.5 -2.7 46.4 -2.1 44.1 -2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 25.2 27.7 2.5 28.2 0.5 20.4 -7.8
First Pitch Swing % 26.9 28.8 1.9 29.5 0.7 31.4 1.9
First Pitch Strike % 54.6 59.6 5.0 59.1 -0.5 61.2 2.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 356 .373 191 41 21.5 165 92 55.8
2019 Shifts 104 .361 62 16 25.8 42 29 69.0
2020 Shifts 43 .202 29 0 0.0 14 6 42.9
2021 Shifts 184 .329 121 18 14.9 63 39 61.9
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2013 201 14.3 60.7% 2.0% 87 21.6 3.4% 5.7%
2018 376 15.1 48.9% 0.5% 287 20.2 4.2% 4.2%
2019 100 16.2 26.0% 2.0% 85 22.2 2.4% 5.9%
2020 41 15.4 43.9% 0.0% 23 23.2 0.0% 13.0%
2021 181 15.7 42.0% 2.2% 141 22.1 2.1% 5.7%
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Pitch Distribution