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Caleb Smith
Caleb Smith #31
Smith relies on 4 pitches. Four Seamer (58.7%), Slider (27.3%), Changeup (13.7%), Sinker (0.4%),

HT
6' 2"
WT
205
AGE
27
POS
P
BAT
R
THROW
L
BORN
Jul 28, 1991 
FROM
Huntsville, TX USA 
DEBUT
Jul 17, 2017  
DRAFTED
2013 
ACTIVE
YES

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 5 6 4.19 16 16 0 77.1 88 1.24
2 Seasons 5 7 4.88 25 18 0 96.0 106 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 16 5-6 4.19 77.1 88 1.24
2 Seasons 25 5-7 4.88 96.0 106 1.32

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2017 NYY AL 0 1 7.71 9 2 0 18.2 21 16 16 4 10 18 1.66
2018 MIA NL 5 6 4.19 16 16 0 77.1 63 36 36 10 33 88 1.24
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Slider: 45 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

Smith helped Sam Houston State win consecutive Southland Conference titles for the first time ever in 2012-13 before signing with the Yankees for $100,000 as a 14th-rounder. They lost him in the Rule 5 Draft last December, with the Brewers selecting him and immediately selling him to the Cubs, but reclaimed him at the end of Spring Training when he couldn't stick on Milwaukee's big league roster. He opened 2017 as a Double-A reliever but quickly made the jump to Triple-A and the rotation before making his Major League debut in mid-July. Facing a roster crunch following the season, the Yankees dealt Smith and Garrett Cooper to Miami in November.

Smith's fastball velocity ticked up when he spent most of 2016 in the bullpen, and he has maintained a 92-94 mph heater and continued to top out at 96 in the rotation this year. His best secondary pitch is a solid changeup that plays well off his fastball and allows him to keep right-handers in check. He never has come up with much of a breaking ball and currently works with a fringy slider/cutter.

As a fly-ball pitcher without a plus offering, Smith has little margin for error, but he does a good job of locating his pitches and keeping the ball in the park. He has a future as a back-of-the-rotation starter or a middle reliever. His lack of an effective breaking pitch precludes using him as a lefty specialist.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit %
2017 341 53 4 6.9 86.3 18.2 .284 .522 .359 .379 .448 37.9
2018 1393 180 19 9.4 87.1 20.4 .230 .442 .302 .327 .409 33.7
ALL 1734 233 23 8.8 86.9 19.9 .241 .458 .314 .338 .418 34.6
MLB 29455 6.1 87.3 10.9 .248 .409 .317 .317 .368 34.1

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/09/2018 Miami Marlins transferred LHP Caleb Smith from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Left shoulder tightness.
06/25/2018 Miami Marlins placed LHP Caleb Smith on the 10-day disabled list. Left shoulder tightness.
06/18/2018 Miami Marlins activated LHP Caleb Smith from the bereavement list.
06/15/2018 Miami Marlins placed LHP Caleb Smith on the bereavement list.
11/20/2017 New York Yankees traded LHP Caleb Smith and OF Garrett Cooper to Miami Marlins for Future Considerations and RHP Michael King.
10/22/2017 New York Yankees activated LHP Caleb Smith.
10/03/2017 New York Yankees reassigned LHP Caleb Smith to the minor leagues.
10/01/2017 New York Yankees activated LHP Caleb Smith from the 10-day disabled list.
09/16/2017 New York Yankees placed LHP Caleb Smith on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to September 13, 2017. Viral infection.
09/03/2017 New York Yankees recalled LHP Caleb Smith from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
08/31/2017 New York Yankees optioned LHP Caleb Smith to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
08/15/2017 New York Yankees recalled Caleb Smith from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
08/14/2017 New York Yankees optioned LHP Caleb Smith to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
08/13/2017 New York Yankees recalled Caleb Smith from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
07/30/2017 New York Yankees optioned LHP Caleb Smith to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
07/16/2017 New York Yankees selected the contract of Caleb Smith from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
04/13/2017 LHP Caleb Smith assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
04/03/2017 LHP Caleb Smith assigned to Trenton Thunder from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
03/29/2017 New York Yankees optioned LHP Caleb Smith to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
03/28/2017 LHP Caleb Smith returned to New York Yankees from Chicago Cubs.
12/08/2016 Milwaukee Brewers claimed LHP Caleb Smith off waivers from New York Yankees.
12/08/2016 Milwaukee Brewers traded LHP Caleb Smith to Chicago Cubs.
08/13/2016 Trenton Thunder activated LHP Caleb Smith from the temporarily inactive list.
08/09/2016 Trenton Thunder placed LHP Caleb Smith on the temporarily inactive list.
05/14/2016 Trenton Thunder activated LHP Caleb Smith from the 7-day disabled list.
05/08/2016 Trenton Thunder placed LHP Caleb Smith on the 7-day disabled list. Right hamstring injury.
03/25/2016 LHP Caleb Smith assigned to New York Yankees.
08/27/2015 LHP Caleb Smith assigned to Trenton Thunder from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
08/26/2015 LHP Caleb Smith assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
05/24/2015 Trenton Thunder activated LHP Caleb Smith from the 7-day disabled list.
05/19/2015 Trenton Thunder placed LHP Caleb Smith on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 16, 2015.
05/15/2015 Trenton Thunder activated LHP Caleb Smith from the 7-day disabled list.
05/05/2015 Trenton Thunder placed LHP Caleb Smith on the 7-day disabled list. Left Hand injury
04/07/2015 LHP Caleb Smith assigned to Trenton Thunder from Tampa Yankees.
08/14/2014 LHP Caleb Smith assigned to Tampa Yankees from Trenton Thunder.
08/10/2014 LHP Caleb Smith assigned to Trenton Thunder from Tampa Yankees.
07/16/2014 LHP Caleb Smith assigned to Tampa Yankees from Charleston RiverDogs.
04/30/2014 LHP Caleb Smith assigned to Charleston RiverDogs from Staten Island Yankees.
04/25/2014 LHP Caleb Smith assigned to Staten Island Yankees from Charleston RiverDogs.
03/31/2014 LHP Caleb Smith assigned to Charleston RiverDogs from Tampa Yankees.
09/01/2013 LHP Caleb Smith assigned to Tampa Yankees from Trenton Thunder.
08/29/2013 Caleb Smith assigned to Trenton Thunder from Staten Island Yankees.
06/23/2013 Caleb Smith assigned to Staten Island Yankees.
06/11/2013 New York Yankees signed LHP Caleb Smith.