Caleb Smith
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 0" 207LBS | Age: 31

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 14, #434, New York Yankees | Sam Houston State

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 3 4.11 44 1 0 70.0 65 1.37
6 Seasons 20 30 4.55 147 64 0 447.0 478 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 44 1-3 4.11 70.0 65 1.37
6 Seasons 147 20-30 4.55 447.0 478 1.31

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
2017 25 341 58 4 6.9 4.7 86.3 108.6 18.2 43.1 .284 .514 .359 .371 .437 37.9 20.9 11.6 7.71 6.20
2018 26 1393 202 19 9.4 5.8 88.2 114.9 22.0 39.1 .227 .424 .301 .320 .399 34.2 27.0 10.1 4.19 4.36
2019 27 2661 412 45 10.9 7.0 88.7 113.1 23.6 35.2 .226 .460 .315 .323 .398 35.9 26.0 9.3 4.52 4.63
2020 28 267 33 3 9.1 5.0 90.6 112.8 30.7 27.3 .190 .461 .283 .356 .394 39.4 25.0 20.0 2.57 5.55
2021 29 2067 306 26 8.5 5.2 86.8 110.9 23.7 36.3 .216 .384 .317 .313 .357 29.1 24.8 12.6 4.83 4.15
2022 30 1234 197 13 6.6 4.3 86.0 114.8 24.1 29.9 .211 .366 .329 .305 .330 29.9 21.5 12.9 4.11 3.86
Player 7963 1208 110 9.1 5.7 87.6 114.9 23.4 35.4 .223 .422 .317 .320 .378 33.1 24.9 11.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 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
(45.6%) ,
Slider
(28.9%) ,
Changeup
(22.2%) ,
Curveball
(3.2%) ,


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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
2017 27.6 31.0 36.2 5.2 32.8 36.2 31.0 3.4 20.7 32.8 29.3 6.9 6.9 4.7
2018 30.7 26.2 27.2 15.8 38.6 30.7 30.7 2.0 21.3 37.1 19.8 7.9 9.4 5.8
2019 28.4 36.4 23.1 12.1 37.9 35.9 26.2 3.2 19.9 37.6 18.4 7.8 10.9 7.0
2020 27.3 45.5 9.1 18.2 51.5 24.2 24.2 3.0 18.2 45.5 15.2 9.1 9.1 5.0
2021 28.8 35.3 22.9 13.1 39.5 33.3 27.1 5.9 19.0 39.2 22.2 5.2 8.5 5.2
2022 31.5 39.6 17.3 11.7 41.6 33.5 24.9 5.1 21.3 40.1 20.3 6.6 6.6 4.3
Player 29.3 34.9 23.0 12.7 39.2 33.7 27.2 4.0 20.1 38.3 20.4 7.0 9.1 5.7
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 4-Seamer AZ L 563 91.9 13.9 1.4 9 10.9 4.4 68
2022 Changeup AZ L 274 83.6 24.2 -6.7 -22 13.7 0.0 0
2022 Slider AZ L 356 85.4 29.2 -6.7 -19 3.1 -1.7 -35
2022 Curveball AZ L 40 78.9 48.6 -5.4 -10 5.3 -2.0 -27
2021 4-Seamer AZ L 995 91.4 14.9 1.0 6 11.5 4.6 67
2021 Slider AZ L 612 84.8 31.5 -5.0 -14 4.2 -1.0 -20
2021 Changeup AZ L 304 82.1 26.6 -4.9 -15 13.9 0.4 3
2021 Curveball AZ L 156 77.9 51.1 -3.6 -7 6.8 -0.7 -10
2020 Slider AZ L 71 83.4 35.8 -2.0 -5 3.4 -1.5 -30
2020 Changeup AZ L 39 81.8 27.1 -4.3 -14 13.6 0.7 5
2020 4-Seamer AZ L 137 92.1 13.6 2.0 13 10.3 3.6 52
2020 Curveball AZ L 19 77.1 51.1 -5.8 -10 6.2 -0.8 -11
2019 Slider MIA L 839 83.5 37.5 -3.2 -8 2.1 -4.0 -65
2019 4-Seamer MIA L 1,431 91.6 17.4 -0.1 -1 14.6 6.1 71
2019 Changeup MIA L 390 82.6 30.9 -1.5 -5 15.9 2.2 16
2018 4-Seamer MIA L 816 92.7 16.0 0.9 5 13.0 5.0 62
2018 Slider MIA L 377 81.6 45.5 1.7 4 3.4 -4.4 -56
2018 Changeup MIA L 190 83.9 29.9 -2.3 -7 15.4 1.9 14
2018 Curveball MIA L 1 74.8 54.8 -7.3 -12 4.2 -5.7 -57
2018 Sinker MIA L 4 93.0 23.0 -0.9 -4 19.3 3.8 25
2017 Changeup NYY L 95 84.2 25.5 -4.6 -15 14.6 1.1 8
2017 Slider NYY L 74 82.1 39.0 -1.6 -4 2.0 -4.4 -69
2017 Sinker NYY L 7 93.7 18.9 -2.0 -10 15.1 -0.3 -2
2017 4-Seamer NYY L 164 93.8 10.5 3.8 27 11.8 3.4 41
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 1.0 5 563 45.6 116 .231 .516 .403 20.2 16.4 12.4 .194 .367 .339 37.5
2022 Slider 1.0 3 357 28.9 100 .253 .484 .340 31.3 25.0 20.7 .248 .440 .315 27.1
2022 Changeup -1.2 -3 274 22.2 72 .156 .219 .241 40.4 25.0 20.9 .185 .265 .246 21.3
2022 Curveball 4.1 2 40 3.2 13 .182 .455 .331 20.0 23.1 13.0 .180 .320 .289 37.5
2021 4-Seamer 0.4 4 995 48.1 226 .234 .446 .366 21.7 21.2 18.1 .232 .450 .362 36.5
2021 Slider 0.7 4 612 29.6 155 .193 .357 .290 29.6 31.0 22.3 .187 .306 .258 28.3
2021 Changeup -1.1 -3 304 14.7 84 .227 .360 .311 37.1 20.2 18.7 .224 .330 .289 12.1
2021 Curveball 1.3 2 156 7.5 32 .200 .433 .292 26.2 34.4 21.6 .225 .470 .317 31.6
2020 4-Seamer -0.1 0 137 51.3 28 .150 .300 .336 21.6 10.7 8.6 .236 .482 .416 35.3
2020 Slider -5.2 -4 71 26.6 20 .100 .250 .190 45.0 50.0 27.8 .163 .401 .236 40.0
2020 Changeup 3.9 2 39 14.6 11 .143 .571 .436 44.4 18.2 18.2 .157 .619 .451 40.0
2020 Curveball -3.9 -1 20 7.5 1 .000 .000 .000 60.0 0.0 -- .047 .168 .079 100.0
2019 4-Seamer -0.7 -9 1,431 53.8 314 .210 .483 .340 24.7 26.4 19.5 .227 .521 .352 45.3
2019 Slider 0.8 7 840 31.6 215 .224 .403 .310 31.0 29.8 21.5 .218 .418 .287 32.4
2019 Changeup 0.5 2 390 14.7 115 .257 .475 .355 30.7 18.3 15.2 .240 .379 .313 19.8
2018 4-Seamer 0.4 3 816 58.6 184 .268 .503 .381 21.9 25.5 19.6 .251 .516 .375 35.7
2018 Slider -0.8 -3 377 27.1 95 .138 .207 .190 36.1 35.8 23.0 .194 .292 .244 38.2
2018 Changeup 0.3 0 190 13.6 43 .225 .350 .286 33.7 14.0 10.5 .207 .358 .273 23.5
2018 Sinker -6.7 0 4 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .267 .522 .343 0.0
2018 Curveball 2.7 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer 1.9 3 164 48.1 34 .333 .600 .432 21.8 14.7 15.2 .360 .669 .458 56.0
2017 Changeup -1.2 -1 95 27.9 30 .192 .231 .255 34.0 20.0 25.0 .192 .310 .277 15.0
2017 Slider 2.2 2 74 21.7 20 .278 .667 .388 40.6 35.0 23.3 .253 .516 .341 41.7
2017 Sinker 5.5 0 7 2.1 1 1.000 1.000 .900 33.3 0.0 0.0 .973 1.134 .921 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 38 81.7 99 19.1 10:15 10:30 -15
2020 Curveball 18 77.1 52 10.2 4:15 4:30 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 135 92.1 100 21.3 10:45 11:00 -15
2020 Slider 65 83.5 19 4.8 12:45 2:00 -75
2021 Changeup 304 82.1 99 19.6 10:15 10:30 -15
2021 Curveball 156 77.9 54 11.2 4:15 4:45 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 992 91.4 99 21.2 10:45 10:45 0
2021 Slider 607 84.8 35 7.3 12:00 1:30 -90
2022 Changeup 264 83.6 99 20.2 10:15 10:30 -15
2022 Curveball 38 78.8 52 10.0 4:30 4:45 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 547 91.9 98 21.5 10:45 11:00 -15
2022 Slider 346 85.5 39 8.0 11:30 1:00 -90
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 85 340 -3 1 5 2 4
2018 323 1,388 -3 -14 12 5 0
2019 644 2,661 5 -30 13 10 -1
2020 60 267 -3 -4 2 1 -3
2021 497 2,067 -11 -17 24 11 7
2022 301 1,234 0 -9 11 4 7
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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 %
2017 341 43.5 68.9 75.5 33.3 62.5 46.5 55.8 48.7 29.5 3.5 91.7
2018 1,393 48.1 71.1 76.6 26.8 60.6 43.5 60.0 48.2 27.3 7.1 83.7
2019 2,661 48.2 71.2 77.8 29.7 57.2 45.2 59.9 49.7 27.7 6.5 82.0
2020 267 46.1 65.0 76.3 23.6 35.3 39.7 63.3 42.7 35.1 9.0 83.3
2021 2,067 50.0 68.2 76.1 24.3 60.6 43.3 56.3 46.2 27.1 8.0 84.8
2022 1,234 50.7 71.7 78.2 25.0 50.0 44.5 62.6 48.7 28.8 7.5 79.3
Player 7,963 48.8 70.2 77.1 27.1 57.2 44.2 59.3 48.1 27.9 7.1 82.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
2017 66 80 11
2018 34 64 29 10 45 41 6 53 61 76 21 68 35 51 80 3
2019 38 71 24 6 60 3 4 47 55 68 30 66 57 30 85 1
2020 39 93 3
2021 48 78 58 42 35 29 38 86 97 59 9 58 12 24 87 68 7
2022 50 80 59 34 37 62 63 94 97 41 2 72 8 26 91 6
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 23.1 4 4.9 -1 3 4 1 25.0
2018 22.0 10 10.7 -1 3 8 5 50.0
2019 23.0 33 34.0 -1 17 25 14 42.4
2020 23.2 3 3.0 0 0 0 3 100.0
2021 23.5 20 18.3 2 6 13 9 45.0
2022 24.6 14 12.3 2 4 7 6 42.9
Player 23.3 84 83.1 1 33 57 38 45.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 4 4 8 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 4 6
2018 10 11 13 11 10 13 10 14 11 12 9 8 7 9 11 12 10 12 9 11 12 10 8 11 11 13 11 8 13 8 13
2019 33 40 36 34 31 30 35 44 36 32 34 32 24 27 29 39 28 42 28 33 35 30 30 35 34 37 40 30 42 29 43
2020 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
2021 20 22 21 15 19 23 19 20 20 15 20 19 16 13 14 19 20 19 16 18 20 17 16 19 17 19 19 15 19 16 24
2022 14 13 13 12 13 14 12 9 12 12 11 11 11 10 12 13 13 14 13 11 13 13 12 13 13 12 15 11 14 10 13
Player 84 93 94 80 81 87 81 95 87 79 82 78 65 66 74 91 79 95 74 81 89 77 74 86 83 89 93 71 94 70 102
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.8 92.7 -1.1 91.6 -1.1 92.1 0.5 91.4 -0.7 91.9 0.5
Offspeed Velocity 84.2 83.9 -0.3 82.6 -1.3 81.8 -0.8 82.1 0.3 83.6 1.5
Breaking Velocity 82.1 81.6 -0.5 83.5 1.9 82.1 -1.4 83.4 1.3 84.8 1.4
Exit Velocity 86.3 88.2 1.9 88.7 0.5 90.6 1.9 86.8 -3.8 86 -0.8
Launch Angle 18.2 22 3.8 23.6 1.6 30.7 7.1 23.7 -7 24.1 0.4
Barrel % 6.9 9.4 2.5 10.9 1.5 9.1 -1.8 8.5 -0.6 6.6 -1.9
Hard Hit % 37.9 34.2 -3.7 35.9 1.7 39.4 3.5 29.1 -10.3 29.9 0.8
Sweet Spot % 43.1 39.1 -4 35.2 -3.9 27.3 -7.9 36.3 9 29.9 -6.4
xBA .284 .227 -0.057 .226 -0.001 .19 -0.036 .216 0.026 .211 -0.005
BA .28 .22 -0.06 .223 0.003 .125 -0.098 .217 0.092 .218 0.001
xwOBA .371 .32 -0.051 .323 0.003 .356 0.033 .313 -0.043 .305 -0.008
wOBA .359 .301 -0.058 .315 0.014 .283 -0.032 .317 0.034 .329 0.012
xSLG .514 .424 -0.09 .46 0.036 .461 0.001 .384 -0.077 .366 -0.018
SLG .493 .388 -0.105 .454 0.066 .313 -0.141 .401 0.088 .429 0.028
K% 20.9 27 6.1 26 -1 25 -1 24.8 -0.2 21.5 -3.3
BB% 11.6 10.1 -1.5 9.3 -0.8 20 10.7 12.6 -7.4 12.9 0.3
Swing % 48.7 48.2 -0.5 49.7 1.5 42.7 -7 46.2 3.5 48.7 2.5
Whiff% 29.5 27.3 -2.2 27.7 0.4 35.1 7.4 27.1 -8 28.8 1.7
In Zone % 43.5 48.1 4.6 48.2 0.1 46.1 -2.1 50 3.9 50.7 0.7
Out of Zone % 56.5 51.9 -4.6 51.8 -0.1 53.9 2.1 50 -3.9 49.3 -0.7
Out of Zone Swing % 33.3 26.8 -6.5 29.7 2.9 23.6 -6.1 24.3 0.7 25 0.7
First Pitch Swing % 34.9 31.1 -3.8 30.5 -0.6 23.3 -7.2 27.7 4.4 36.1 8.4
First Pitch Strike % 55.8 60 4.2 59.9 -0.1 63.3 3.4 56.3 -7 62.6 6.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 85 .359 56 2 3.6 29 12 41.4
2018 298 .308 210 46 21.9 88 31 35.2
2019 644 .315 497 145 29.2 147 65 44.2
2020 60 .283 45 14 31.1 15 9 60.0
2021 497 .317 354 93 26.3 143 56 39.2
2022 301 .329 196 29 14.8 105 48 45.7

Pitch Tempo