Devin Smeltzer
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 6' 3" 195LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 5, #161, Los Angeles Dodgers | San Jacinto College
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 4.2 3 0.43
2022 5 2 3.71 15 12 0 70.1 40 1.22
2023 0 1 6.45 9 1 0 22.1 16 1.48
5 Seasons 9 5 4.32 43 20 1 162.1 112 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0-0 0.00 4.2 3 0.43
2022 15 5-2 3.71 70.1 40 1.22
2023 9 0-1 6.45 22.1 16 1.48
5 Seasons 43 9-5 4.32 162.1 112 1.28
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 23 732 151 11 7.3 5.4 90.2 113.2 16.7 31.1 .279 .486 .326 .343 .400 35.1 18.8 5.9 3.86 5.30
2020 24 268 51 2 3.9 2.8 88.7 109.5 17.0 33.3 .248 .409 .356 .315 .363 45.1 20.8 6.9 6.75 4.21
2021 25 52 11 0 0.0 0.0 89.4 106.9 17.4 9.1 .256 .318 .177 .323 .305 45.5 17.6 5.9 0.00 4.45
2022 26 1129 227 16 7.0 5.6 88.8 112.3 16.2 32.6 .250 .436 .326 .322 .346 39.2 13.9 6.6 3.71 4.34
2023 27 361 76 9 11.8 9.0 90.9 109.3 18.3 40.8 .310 .605 .413 .409 .463 47.4 16.0 4.0 6.45 7.73
Player 2542 516 38 7.4 5.6 89.5 113.2 16.8 32.9 .268 .471 .338 .340 .380 39.9 16.5 6.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Smeltzer relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(41.0%) ,
Changeup
(27.7%) ,
Curveball
(15.0%) ,
Sweeper
(11.4%) ,
Cutter
(5.0%) ,


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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
2019 39.1 28.5 25.8 6.6 43.0 35.8 21.2 2.6 26.5 28.5 29.1 6.0 7.3 5.4
2020 37.3 23.5 25.5 13.7 37.3 33.3 29.4 7.8 19.6 31.4 25.5 9.8 3.9 2.8
2021 45.5 36.4 9.1 9.1 45.5 36.4 18.2 9.1 18.2 36.4 36.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
2022 39.2 30.4 21.6 8.8 42.3 36.6 21.1 5.3 30.4 30.4 15.9 10.6 7.0 5.6
2023 35.5 32.9 23.7 7.9 38.2 46.1 15.8 2.6 22.4 27.6 23.7 11.8 11.8 9.0
Player 38.6 29.7 23.3 8.5 41.5 37.4 21.1 4.5 26.7 29.7 22.3 9.1 7.4 5.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 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
2023 Curveball MIA L 54 74.6 61.0 -0.1 0 13.5 2.5 23
2023 Changeup MIA L 99 82.5 38.9 5.7 17 12.8 -0.8 -6
2023 4-Seam Fastball MIA L 148 89.0 19.5 -1.3 -7 11.6 5.3 84
2023 Sweeper MIA L 41 77.7 46.1 1.3 3 14.6 -1.2 -7
2023 Cutter MIA L 18 83.6 30.8 2.0 6 2.6 -0.5 -17
2022 4-Seam Fastball MIN L 442 89.5 18.1 -0.9 -5 11.0 4.7 73
2022 Changeup MIN L 290 82.2 37.5 4.6 14 13.6 -0.2 -1
2022 Sweeper MIN L 75 77.0 45.2 0.2 1 15.8 -0.7 -4
2022 Sinker MIN L 10 88.6 24.0 -2.9 -11 14.5 -1.0 -6
2022 Curveball MIN L 202 75.2 59.1 -1.5 -2 11.5 1.2 12
2022 Cutter MIN L 110 84.8 29.3 0.7 2 2.4 -0.7 -22
2021 Changeup MIN L 26 79.0 40.6 5.3 15 13.0 -0.5 -4
2021 Slider MIN L 4 78.0 40.2 -4.7 -11 4.6 -6.3 -58
2021 Curveball MIN L 1 72.8 62.5 -0.9 -1 16.4 4.6 39
2021 4-Seam Fastball MIN L 21 85.5 20.1 0.3 1 9.6 1.8 24
2020 Changeup MIN L 99 80.6 38.0 5.3 16 12.7 -0.1 -1
2020 Curveball MIN L 31 73.0 64.2 0.0 0 13.1 1.7 15
2020 Slider MIN L 49 77.7 42.2 -3.1 -7 6.1 -3.9 -39
2020 4-Seam Fastball MIN L 89 87.5 19.0 -0.3 -2 8.9 2.2 33
2019 Cutter MIN L 30 83.1 36.1 -1.5 -4 4.1 0.7 20
2019 4-Seam Fastball MIN L 335 89.1 18.8 -0.3 -1 10.7 3.5 48
2019 Curveball MIN L 180 76.9 57.7 0.2 0 12.4 1.5 14
2019 Changeup MIN L 187 82.8 36.1 3.6 11 14.5 0.9 6
! 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 -2 148 41.0 42 .316 .579 .410 13.7 11.9 11.9 .351 .659 .449 54.5
2023 Changeup -1.6 -2 100 27.7 30 .296 .519 .383 33.3 26.7 18.2 .253 .529 .363 52.6
2023 Curveball -3.9 -2 54 15.0 11 .300 .900 .509 8.3 0.0 0.0 .384 .962 .565 60.0
2023 Sweeper -8.3 -3 41 11.4 9 .444 .889 .561 21.4 11.1 7.1 .229 .439 .279 25.0
2023 Cutter 1.3 0 18 5.0 8 .250 .375 .269 11.1 25.0 66.7 .312 .352 .293 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -5 442 39.1 115 .252 .534 .372 16.8 17.4 14.5 .246 .559 .378 48.2
2022 Changeup 0.6 2 290 25.7 104 .242 .354 .284 18.1 13.5 13.6 .251 .349 .278 37.2
2022 Curveball 1.0 2 202 17.9 34 .419 .613 .447 21.6 5.9 6.7 .341 .467 .364 40.0
2022 Cutter 1.1 1 110 9.7 16 .067 .267 .225 19.2 6.3 5.6 .148 .245 .203 21.4
2022 Sweeper -0.1 0 75 6.6 16 .200 .400 .281 24.4 18.8 9.1 .208 .340 .266 16.7
2022 Sinker 1.4 0 10 0.9 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .145 .186 .135 0.0
2021 Changeup 7.9 2 26 50.0 9 .143 .143 .178 46.2 33.3 33.3 .255 .293 .277 60.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 6.9 1 21 40.4 5 .000 .000 .000 7.7 0.0 0.0 .306 .414 .312 40.0
2021 Slider -11.2 0 4 7.7 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .009 .010 .354 0.0
2021 Curveball -26.4 0 1 1.9 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2020 Changeup 0.6 1 99 36.9 31 .276 .310 .305 26.5 22.6 25.9 .248 .319 .263 34.8
2020 4-Seam Fastball -4.2 -4 89 33.2 26 .238 .524 .406 18.9 23.1 28.6 .207 .517 .375 53.3
2020 Slider -2.0 -1 49 18.3 10 .400 .600 .430 29.2 10.0 11.1 .296 .393 .296 44.4
2020 Curveball -4.2 -1 31 11.6 5 .400 1.000 .580 30.0 20.0 25.0 .312 .527 .352 75.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -2 335 45.8 89 .275 .575 .390 17.1 13.5 13.0 .271 .571 .381 30.9
2019 Changeup -0.1 0 187 25.5 64 .279 .426 .323 24.5 23.4 27.8 .281 .417 .314 28.3
2019 Curveball 1.4 3 180 24.6 44 .256 .372 .302 25.3 25.0 19.6 .286 .399 .303 50.0
2019 Cutter 4.4 1 30 4.1 5 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .348 .717 .437 60.0
! 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
2023 Changeup 91 82.5 82 13.4 10:00 9:00 60
2023 Curveball 54 74.6 78 20.2 4:15 4:30 -15
2023 Cutter 18 83.6 44 8.4 11:30 12:45 -75
2023 4-Seam Fastball 148 89.0 91 18.8 10:30 10:45 -15
2023 Sweeper 41 77.7 55 15.9 4:00 3:15 45
2022 Changeup 283 82.2 89 14.4 10:00 9:15 45
2022 Curveball 202 75.2 69 18.1 4:15 4:30 -15
2022 Cutter 110 84.8 46 8.2 11:15 12:45 -90
2022 4-Seam Fastball 442 89.5 95 19.3 10:45 10:45 0
2022 Sinker 10 88.6 93 18.1 10:15 10:00 15
2022 Sweeper 75 77.0 59 16.7 3:45 3:00 45
2021 Changeup 24 79.0 85 13.9 10:15 9:15 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 21 85.5 94 19.3 10:45 11:00 -15
2020 Changeup 69 80.8 89 13.4 10:15 9:15 60
2020 Curveball 23 73.0 80 21.0 4:30 4:45 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 83 87.5 91 18.5 11:00 11:00 0
2020 Slider 27 77.5 41 8.1 1:00 2:45 -105
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 216 793 3 7 -5 -3 2
2020 72 268 -2 0 -2 -1 -5
2022 287 1,129 2 6 -4 -5 -1
2023 100 361 -11 6 -1 -2 -8
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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 %
2019 732 51.6 66.4 86.5 31.9 61.9 42.8 65.3 49.7 20.6 7.5 80.0
2020 268 48.5 69.2 81.1 21.7 56.7 42.5 50.0 44.8 25.0 8.2 72.7
2021 52 51.9 77.8 81.0 24.0 50.0 48.1 52.9 51.9 25.9 7.7 100.0
2022 1,129 50.0 62.8 84.5 30.9 74.7 42.1 60.6 46.9 18.5 7.6 59.3
2023 361 51.2 64.3 87.4 29.5 65.4 41.3 68.0 47.4 19.3 9.4 67.6
Player 2,542 50.6 65.1 85.0 29.8 67.7 42.3 61.8 47.6 20.1 7.9 68.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2019 5 88 78 25
2020 2 80 15
2022 29 33 15 11 56 51 56 41 37 3 68 5 65 5 64 59 11
2023 4 39 61 5
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.1 8 8.9 -1 4 6 5 62.5
2020 21.4 2 1.6 0 2 1 1 50.0
2022 22.7 13 12.3 1 8 10 5 38.5
2023 23.1 7 7.2 0 1 4 4 57.1
Player 23.2 30 30.0 0 15 21 15 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 10 10 9 10 9 11 9 7 5 7 9 10 8 9 8 8 7 10 9 11 10 13 10 7 7 7 8 13 9 7
2020 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1
2022 13 11 10 16 12 13 13 11 8 10 11 17 13 12 13 18 13 12 14 12 12 10 16 14 10 9 15 13 12 11 8
2023 7 8 4 7 6 7 7 7 5 7 7 7 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 7 8 8 8 7 6 9 8 7 5
Player 30 31 25 34 30 31 33 29 21 23 26 35 33 28 32 35 32 29 33 31 33 28 40 33 27 24 29 31 35 28 21
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.6 87.5 -1.1 85.5 -2.0 88.5 3.0 88.4 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 82.8 80.6 -2.2 79.0 -1.6 82.2 3.2 82.5 0.3
Breaking Velocity 76.9 75.9 -1.0 77.0 1.1 75.7 -1.3 75.9 0.2
Exit Velocity 90.2 88.7 -1.5 89.4 0.7 88.8 -0.6 90.9 2.1
Launch Angle 16.7 17.0 0.3 17.4 0.4 16.2 -1.2 18.3 2.1
Barrel % 7.3 3.9 -3.4 0.0 -3.9 7.0 7.0 11.8 4.8
Hard Hit % 35.1 45.1 10.0 45.5 0.4 39.2 -6.3 47.4 8.2
LA Sweet-Spot % 31.1 33.3 2.2 9.1 -24.2 32.6 23.5 40.8 8.2
xBA .279 .248 -0.031 .256 0.008 .250 -0.006 .310 0.060
BA .265 .292 0.027 .077 -0.215 .253 0.176 .315 0.062
xwOBA .343 .315 -0.028 .323 0.008 .322 -0.001 .409 0.087
wOBA .326 .356 0.030 .177 -0.179 .326 0.149 .413 0.087
xSLG .486 .409 -0.077 .318 -0.091 .436 0.118 .606 0.170
SLG .466 .477 0.011 .077 -0.400 .449 0.372 .609 0.160
K% 18.8 20.8 2.0 17.6 -3.2 13.9 -3.7 16.0 2.1
BB% 5.9 6.9 1.0 5.9 -1.0 6.6 0.7 4.0 -2.6
Swing % 49.7 44.8 -4.9 51.9 7.1 46.9 -5.0 47.4 0.5
Whiff% 20.6 25.0 4.4 25.9 0.9 18.5 -7.4 19.3 0.8
In Zone % 51.6 48.5 -3.1 51.9 3.4 50.0 -1.9 51.2 1.2
Out of Zone % 48.4 51.5 3.1 48.1 -3.4 50.0 1.9 48.8 -1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 31.9 21.7 -10.2 24.0 2.3 30.9 6.9 29.5 -1.4
First Pitch Swing % 30.2 22.2 -8.0 41.2 19.0 21.6 -19.6 29.0 7.4
First Pitch Strike % 65.3 50.0 -15.3 52.9 2.9 60.6 7.7 68.0 7.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 202 .326 159 60 37.7 43 15 34.9
2020 Shifts 72 .356 56 30 53.6 16 8 50.0
2021 Shifts 17 .177 9 2 22.2 8 8 100.0
2022 Shifts 287 .326 230 66 28.7 57 36 63.2
2023 Shades 100 .413 62 19 30.6 38 16 42.1
! 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 %
2019 222 17.2 19.4% 1.8% 110 24.4 0.0% 12.7%
2020 84 18.8 2.4% 3.6% 45 25.0 0.0% 6.7%
2021 9 17.3 11.1% 0.0% 10 19.3 0.0% 0.0%
2022 376 16.8 16.5% 0.8% 161 21.6 0.0% 4.3%
2023 94 15.2 44.7% 0.0% 67 17.8 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution