Chris Smith
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 190LBS | Age: 42
Draft: 2002 | Rd: 4, #118, Boston Red Sox | UC Riverside
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2010 0 0 5.40 3 0 0 3.1 4 1.50
2016 0 0 2.92 13 0 0 24.2 29 1.09
2017 0 4 6.79 14 9 0 55.2 31 1.47
5 Seasons 1 4 5.41 77 9 0 148 112 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2010 3 0-0 5.40 3.1 4 1.50
2016 13 0-0 2.92 24.2 29 1.09
2017 14 0-4 6.79 55.2 31 1.47
5 Seasons 77 1-4 5.41 148 112 1.34
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
2016 35 439 58 3 5.2 3.0 87.8 106.7 8.3 31.0 .190 .288 .246 .271 .314 37.9 29.0 13.0 2.92 3.05
2017 36 970 196 23 11.7 9.2 88.6 113.2 15.5 35.7 .305 .601 .366 .403 .434 36.2 12.4 8.8 6.79 7.59
Player 1409 254 26 10.2 7.4 88.4 113.2 13.9 34.6 .274 .515 .332 .365 .407 36.6 17.1 10.0
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
(48.6%) ,
Changeup
(25.9%) ,
Curveball
(25.3%) ,
Sinker
(0.2%) ,


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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
2016 46.6 22.4 25.9 5.2 39.7 50.0 10.3 3.4 37.9 25.9 20.7 5.2 5.2 3.0
2017 37.2 32.1 23.5 7.1 41.3 38.8 19.9 4.6 25.0 29.1 23.5 5.1 11.7 9.2
Player 39.4 29.9 24.0 6.7 40.9 41.3 17.7 4.3 28.0 28.3 22.8 5.1 10.2 7.4
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
2017 Sinker OAK R 2 85.2 28.4 1.9 7 16.5 2.1 14
2017 Changeup OAK R 251 76.7 38.2 0.3 1 13.4 0.6 5
2017 4-Seamer OAK R 471 85.7 22.2 -0.4 -2 14.1 3.7 36
2017 Curveball OAK R 245 76.7 46.6 -8.9 -16 2.6 -7.2 -74
2016 Changeup OAK R 109 77.3 39.1 3.0 8 12.5 -0.5 -4
2016 4-Seamer OAK R 216 88.1 20.6 -1.9 -10 11.9 4.0 51
2016 Curveball OAK R 113 78.6 46.2 -5.9 -11 10.0 -0.6 -5
! 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 %
2017 4-Seamer -1.8 -9 471 48.6 114 .320 .711 .471 6.4 9.6 12.2 .348 .729 .478 41.4
2017 Changeup -0.7 -2 251 25.9 79 .270 .419 .341 21.3 6.3 7.7 .326 .568 .389 31.4
2017 Curveball -1.6 -4 245 25.3 56 .170 .453 .288 42.1 26.8 15.5 .197 .407 .269 33.3
2017 Sinker -1.0 0 2 0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
! 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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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 78 304 -2 0 -4 -1 -7
2009 199 747 7 1 -3 -5 0
2016 100 439 5 3 -4 -2 2
2017 249 969 -5 6 -9 -6 -14
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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 %
2016 439 37.1 61.3 76.0 29.0 47.5 48.3 63.0 41.0 36.1 3.6 68.8
2017 970 41.2 67.9 86.3 22.6 63.6 37.5 53.8 41.3 20.9 5.6 75.9
Player 1,409 39.9 66.0 83.6 24.7 57.4 40.8 56.4 41.2 25.6 5.0 74.3
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
2016 4 46 9 31
2017 1 1 1 1 5 28 1 15 21 2 41 24 5 1 13 2 20
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 24.6 2 2.1 0 2 0 2 100.0
2017 23.0 16 16.5 -1 8 10 9 56.3
Player 23.2 18 18.5 -1 10 10 11 61.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2017 16 18 14 16 18 15 18 15 12 14 17 22 15 15 16 18 15 15 17 16 17 19 19 18 18 15 16 20 16 17 13
Player 18 20 16 18 20 17 20 17 14 16 19 25 17 17 18 20 17 17 19 18 19 21 21 21 20 17 18 22 18 19 15
! 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 2016 2017 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.1 85.7 -2.4
Offspeed Velocity 77.3 76.7 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 78.6 76.7 -1.9
Exit Velocity 87.8 88.6 0.8
Launch Angle 8.3 15.5 7.2
Barrel % 5.2 11.7 6.5
Hard Hit % 37.9 36.2 -1.7
Sweet Spot % 31.0 35.7 4.7
xBA .190 .305 0.115
BA .165 .268 0.103
xwOBA .271 .403 0.132
wOBA .246 .366 0.120
xSLG .288 .601 0.313
SLG .271 .554 0.283
K% 29.0 12.4 -16.6
BB% 13.0 8.8 -4.2
Swing % 41.0 41.3 0.3
Whiff% 36.1 20.9 -15.2
In Zone % 37.1 41.2 4.1
Out of Zone % 62.9 58.8 -4.1
Out of Zone Swing % 29.0 22.6 -6.4
First Pitch Swing % 28.0 21.3 -6.7
First Pitch Strike % 63.0 53.8 -9.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 98 .242 58 1 1.7 40 7 17.5
2017 Shifts 247 .366 140 3 2.1 107 31 29.0
! 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 %
2010 13 18.0 23.1% 0.0% 15 22.0 0.0% 6.7%
2016 144 13.9 60.4% 2.8% 70 21.6 5.7% 8.6%
2017 339 15.9 40.1% 0.9% 152 22.8 0.0% 9.9%
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Pitch Distribution