Joe Smith
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 211LBS | Age: 40
Draft: 2006 | Rd: 3, #94, New York Mets | Wright State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0 1.80 28 0 0 25 22 0.96
2021 4 4 4.99 50 0 0 39.2 34 1.39
2022 1 1 4.61 34 0 0 27.1 17 1.54
15 Seasons 55 34 3.14 866 0 30 762.1 666 1.19
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 28 1-0 1.80 25 22 0.96
2021 50 4-4 4.99 39.2 34 1.39
2022 34 1-1 4.61 27.1 17 1.54
15 Seasons 866 55-34 3.14 762.1 666 1.19
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
2015 31 996 193 10 5.2 3.7 90.4 112.5 5.9 28.5 .249 .365 .296 .298 .353 35.8 21.0 7.0 3.58 3.64
2016 32 815 153 10 6.5 4.6 91.5 112.4 8.3 33.3 .281 .456 .311 .358 .408 39.2 18.4 8.3 3.46 5.60
2017 33 801 132 7 5.3 3.3 85.8 112.3 6.9 28.8 .215 .321 .259 .249 .350 31.8 33.2 4.7 3.33 2.61
2018 34 687 120 8 6.7 4.4 84.9 115.7 14.6 33.3 .225 .370 .279 .294 .360 29.2 25.6 6.7 3.75 3.63
2019 35 344 69 3 4.3 3.1 91.2 112.8 7.8 21.7 .210 .334 .245 .253 .302 49.3 22.9 5.2 1.80 2.77
2021 37 650 128 7 5.5 4.0 87.9 112.2 9.5 29.7 .242 .389 .339 .290 .339 35.2 19.7 4.6 4.99 3.52
2022 38 450 95 10 10.5 8.2 89.3 111.4 4.0 29.5 .273 .485 .380 .350 .381 42.1 13.9 7.4 4.61 5.24
Player 4743 890 55 6.2 4.3 88.7 115.7 8.1 29.8 .243 .385 .300 .300 .360 36.5 22.5 6.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Smith relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(41.8%) ,
Four Seamer
(30.9%) ,
Slider
(27.3%) ,


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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
2015 53.9 13.0 28.5 4.7 39.4 39.4 21.2 2.1 44.0 17.1 24.4 4.7 5.2 3.7
2016 52.3 15.7 26.1 5.9 34.6 43.8 20.9 2.0 35.9 18.3 27.5 4.6 6.5 4.6
2017 50.0 20.5 23.5 6.1 32.6 40.2 27.3 7.6 35.6 21.2 27.3 3.0 5.3 3.3
2018 45.0 25.0 20.8 9.2 35.8 35.8 27.5 8.3 31.7 22.5 24.2 5.8 6.7 4.4
2019 49.3 24.6 18.8 7.2 34.8 40.6 24.6 1.4 40.6 26.1 20.3 7.2 4.3 3.1
2021 50.0 22.7 21.9 5.5 40.6 35.2 24.2 4.7 38.3 22.7 21.9 7.0 5.5 4.0
2022 56.8 20.0 18.9 4.2 40.0 36.8 23.2 3.2 48.4 15.8 18.9 3.2 10.5 8.2
Player 51.2 19.2 23.6 6.0 37.0 39.0 23.8 4.2 39.1 20.0 24.0 4.9 6.2 4.3
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
2022 Sinker MIN R 188 83.6 48.3 0.4 1 14.3 0.2 1
2022 Slider MIN R 123 76.9 37.3 -1.3 -3 13.7 2.4 22
2022 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 139 86.0 32.2 -2.8 -10 17.3 3.5 26
2021 Changeup SEA R 14 77.4 52.5 0.9 2 15.2 -0.4 -2
2021 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 152 87.4 30.1 -0.4 -1 16.7 0.9 6
2021 Slider SEA R 227 77.4 35.5 -1.5 -4 14.8 1.8 14
2021 Sinker SEA R 257 85.7 45.6 0.4 1 15.8 0.0 0
2019 Changeup HOU R 5 77.9 53.4 1.6 3 14.8 -1.0 -6
2019 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 91 88.9 32.7 -0.5 -1 18.7 0.6 3
2019 Sinker HOU R 107 87.1 44.5 1.3 3 15.7 0.1 1
2019 Slider HOU R 141 79.6 33.9 -1.6 -4 12.3 2.1 20
2018 Changeup HOU R 2 79.1 46.0 -4.2 -8 15.8 2.3 17
2018 Sinker HOU R 217 87.4 39.6 0.3 1 18.0 0.8 5
2018 Slider HOU R 238 78.6 35.8 -2.6 -7 15.0 3.6 31
2018 4-Seam Fastball HOU R 230 88.0 29.8 -0.8 -3 17.7 1.0 6
2017 4-Seam Fastball CLE R 198 89.3 26.8 -0.5 -2 17.6 2.0 13
2017 Sinker CLE R 336 88.8 36.3 0.9 3 18.9 1.1 6
2017 Slider CLE R 262 80.7 33.4 -3.5 -10 12.8 3.9 44
2017 Changeup CLE R 5 79.1 47.9 -1.3 -3 14.7 1.2 9
2016 Sinker CHC R 400 88.8 37.3 0.4 1 16.4 -0.1 -1
2016 Changeup CHC R 39 79.1 50.3 -4.5 -8 14.5 3.9 36
2016 4-Seam Fastball CHC R 89 89.3 28.7 -0.7 -2 16.7 1.8 12
2016 Slider CHC R 259 80.5 37.8 -1.7 -4 16.1 3.3 25
2015 Sinker LAA R 498 88.6 38.9 0.6 1 15.8 0.7 5
2015 Changeup LAA R 1 80.4 43.5 -7.9 -15 22.2 10.8 95
2015 Slider LAA R 291 80.3 35.7 -1.9 -5 16.4 4.0 32
2015 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 177 89.3 28.1 -0.8 -3 16.4 3.6 28
! 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 Sinker 2.6 5 188 41.8 61 .333 .491 .380 16.2 9.8 16.2 .289 .435 .340 49.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -1 139 30.9 39 .200 .429 .313 16.9 25.6 16.1 .226 .489 .325 30.8
2022 Slider -4.4 -5 123 27.3 21 .368 .895 .583 20.8 4.8 2.5 .314 .629 .432 38.9
2021 Sinker 1.4 4 257 39.5 76 .301 .411 .333 22.6 18.4 21.5 .268 .417 .306 43.3
2021 Slider -2.6 -6 227 34.9 54 .271 .479 .358 20.2 18.5 15.6 .189 .313 .248 25.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -2.8 -4 152 23.4 38 .353 .588 .416 17.2 23.7 14.3 .267 .453 .329 34.6
2021 Changeup 4.7 1 14 2.2 3 .000 .000 .000 14.3 33.3 12.5 .173 .194 .169 0.0
2019 Slider 3.3 5 141 41.0 25 .080 .120 .086 28.8 44.0 27.5 .093 .146 .099 28.6
2019 Sinker 2.5 3 107 31.1 46 .262 .286 .303 15.6 8.7 17.4 .257 .309 .287 55.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball -2.2 -2 91 26.5 24 .261 .609 .375 21.4 29.2 17.9 .251 .589 .355 56.3
2019 Changeup 0.9 0 5 1.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .187 .231 .176 0.0
2018 Slider 0.6 2 238 34.6 57 .127 .309 .199 34.0 38.6 27.2 .135 .244 .181 12.1
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -1 230 33.5 64 .263 .474 .339 18.3 23.4 18.1 .307 .509 .385 34.1
2018 Sinker 0.0 0 217 31.6 59 .231 .346 .333 16.8 15.3 17.6 .230 .354 .308 37.2
2018 Changeup -1.8 0 2 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 Sinker 1.3 5 336 41.9 94 .287 .425 .334 19.8 19.1 24.3 .275 .420 .322 37.1
2017 Slider 3.2 8 262 32.7 63 .150 .167 .156 37.5 52.4 34.0 .160 .218 .177 21.4
2017 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 1 198 24.7 55 .226 .377 .274 23.3 36.4 21.5 .181 .279 .214 30.3
2017 Changeup -1.4 0 5 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .020 .040 .021 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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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 4-Seam Fastball 139 86.0 94 18.4 2:45 2:45 0
2022 Sinker 188 83.6 96 18.8 3:30 4:15 -45
2022 Slider 123 76.9 52 16.3 9:15 10:00 -45
2021 Changeup 14 77.4 97 18.4 3:45 4:00 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 149 87.4 94 18.0 2:45 2:30 15
2021 Sinker 255 85.7 96 19.6 3:30 4:00 -30
2021 Slider 226 77.4 57 17.9 9:15 10:00 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 262 983 8 10 -3 -4 10
2009 138 552 1 4 -1 -3 2
2010 166 633 1 6 -3 -2 3
2011 266 999 11 10 -5 -6 10
2012 273 1,065 11 7 -6 -4 8
2013 261 1,001 13 4 -4 -6 7
2014 288 1,120 7 15 -2 -5 16
2015 267 981 0 10 -3 -4 3
2016 214 802 3 5 -5 -4 0
2017 220 828 16 5 -2 -2 17
2018 182 694 -1 5 -1 -3 0
2019 130 464 2 9 -2 -1 8
2021 171 650 2 0 -4 -4 -6
2022 121 450 -1 3 -3 0 -1
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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 %
2015 996 46.5 61.8 85.0 33.4 72.5 45.9 63.5 46.6 19.0 4.8 70.8
2016 815 46.9 59.2 88.9 33.3 65.3 42.6 65.9 45.4 20.0 7.1 65.5
2017 801 53.4 62.6 78.0 35.7 66.2 43.7 67.6 50.1 25.2 8.4 68.7
2018 687 51.7 66.8 85.7 33.1 58.2 42.9 63.3 50.5 22.2 7.9 72.2
2019 344 57.0 60.2 80.5 28.4 73.8 40.4 74.0 46.5 21.3 8.1 50.0
2021 650 52.0 67.5 87.3 31.1 60.8 39.7 66.1 50.0 20.3 8.8 70.2
2022 450 49.3 68.0 86.1 32.0 72.6 43.6 66.1 49.8 17.4 7.1 78.1
Player 4,743 50.3 63.5 84.5 32.9 66.7 43.1 66.0 48.3 20.9 7.3 68.6
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
2015 62 40 65 76 48 63 44 3 23 54 58 20 86 7 6 82
2016 7 7 18 27 3 72 36 1 14 29 42 24 87 7 6 81
2017 95 83 89 91 96 85 63 83 61 95 96 55 98 7 12 91
2018 2 15 88
2019 3 9 77
2021 1 3 77
2022 1 4 66
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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 20.8 8 7.2 1 6 6 2 25.0
2017 23.1 4 3.8 0 3 2 2 50.0
2018 23.1 8 5.9 2 3 3 3 37.5
2019 22.0 3 2.5 1 2 3 0 0.0
2021 25.0 5 4.5 1 4 3 2 40.0
2022 23.8 7 6.8 0 2 4 4 57.1
Player 23.0 35 30.8 4 20 21 13 37.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 8 4 7 7 6 7 8 5 6 7 7 9 6 6 8 5 6 9 7 7 8 10 11 5 6 7 10 11 8 6
2017 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 3 5 5 5 5 3 4 3 5 5 4 3
2018 8 7 4 6 5 5 6 5 5 4 5 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 8 6 7 8 6 6 6 5 7 7 5 4
2019 3 3 1 5 2 2 3 3 2 1 2 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 4 2 2 4 4 3 2 2 3 3 2 1
2021 5 5 6 3 5 6 6 4 4 2 4 7 4 3 4 4 3 2 6 6 5 5 7 5 2 2 7 7 4 4 4
2022 7 5 4 7 8 6 8 5 8 5 7 7 6 7 8 8 6 5 7 8 7 8 8 7 5 5 9 8 8 7 7
Player 35 31 23 32 31 29 34 29 27 20 28 35 32 28 30 33 25 24 34 36 32 35 42 38 24 25 33 40 38 30 25
! 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 88.8 88.9 0.1 89.0 0.1 87.7 -1.3 -- 0.3 -- -- 86.3 -- 84.6 -1.7
Offspeed Velocity 80.4 79.1 -1.3 79.1 0.0 79.1 0.0 -- -1.2 -- -- 77.4 -- 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 80.3 80.5 0.2 80.7 0.2 78.6 -2.1 -- 1.0 -- -- 77.4 -- 76.9 -0.5
Exit Velocity 90.4 91.5 1.1 85.8 -5.7 84.9 -0.9 -- 6.3 -- -- 87.9 -- 89.3 1.4
Launch Angle 5.9 8.3 2.4 6.9 -1.4 14.6 7.7 -- -6.8 -- -- 9.5 -- 4.0 -5.5
Barrel % 5.2 6.5 1.3 5.3 -1.2 6.7 1.4 -- -2.4 -- -- 5.5 -- 10.5 5.0
Hard Hit % 35.8 39.2 3.4 31.8 -7.4 29.2 -2.6 -- 20.1 -- -- 35.2 -- 42.1 6.9
Sweet Spot % 28.5 33.3 4.8 28.8 -4.5 33.3 4.5 -- -11.6 -- -- 29.7 -- 29.5 -0.2
xBA .249 .281 0.032 .215 -0.066 .225 0.010 -- -0.015 -- -- .242 -- .273 0.031
BA .259 .246 -0.013 .229 -0.017 .207 -0.022 -- 0.002 -- -- .297 -- .297 0.000
xwOBA .298 .358 0.060 .249 -0.109 .294 0.045 -- -0.041 -- -- .290 -- .350 0.060
wOBA .296 .311 0.015 .259 -0.052 .279 0.020 -- -0.034 -- -- .339 -- .380 0.041
xSLG .365 .456 0.091 .321 -0.135 .370 0.049 -- -0.036 -- -- .389 -- .485 0.096
SLG .368 .387 0.019 .333 -0.054 .378 0.045 -- -0.059 -- -- .462 -- .541 0.079
K% 21.0 18.4 -2.6 33.2 14.8 25.6 -7.6 -- -2.7 -- -- 19.7 -- 13.9 -5.8
BB% 7.0 8.3 1.3 4.7 -3.6 6.7 2.0 -- -1.5 -- -- 4.6 -- 7.4 2.8
Swing % 46.6 45.4 -1.2 50.1 4.7 50.5 0.4 -- -4.0 -- -- 50.0 -- 49.8 -0.2
Whiff% 19.0 20.0 1.0 25.2 5.2 22.2 -3.0 -- -0.9 -- -- 20.3 -- 17.4 -2.9
In Zone % 46.5 46.9 0.4 53.4 6.5 51.7 -1.7 -- 5.3 -- -- 52.0 -- 49.3 -2.7
Out of Zone % 53.5 53.1 -0.4 46.6 -6.5 48.3 1.7 -- -5.3 -- -- 48.0 -- 50.7 2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 33.4 33.3 -0.1 35.7 2.4 33.1 -2.6 -- -4.7 -- -- 31.1 -- 32.0 0.9
First Pitch Swing % 25.5 30.0 4.5 34.3 4.3 28.9 -5.4 -- -0.8 -- -- 29.2 -- 32.2 3.0
First Pitch Strike % 63.5 65.9 2.4 67.6 1.7 63.3 -4.3 -- 10.7 -- -- 66.1 -- 66.1 0.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 205 .321 118 10 8.5 87 16 18.4
2017 Shifts 213 .259 137 6 4.4 76 14 18.4
2018 Shifts 180 .279 127 34 26.8 53 32 60.4
2019 Shifts 96 .245 57 10 17.5 39 31 79.5
2021 Shifts 171 .339 127 20 15.7 44 32 72.7
2022 Shifts 120 .383 83 19 22.9 37 29 78.4
! 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 150 14.0 59.3% 1.3% 171 18.5 11.1% 5.8%
2011 273 14.2 59.0% 1.5% 207 18.3 20.3% 6.8%
2012 300 13.5 67.7% 0.3% 200 17.6 20.0% 7.5%
2013 273 15.4 45.8% 1.5% 208 19.0 17.3% 8.2%
2014 339 16.9 24.5% 1.5% 175 19.9 2.3% 6.3%
2015 291 16.6 32.6% 2.1% 162 21.4 7.4% 11.7%
2016 251 16.2 34.7% 2.4% 127 20.8 11.8% 11.0%
2017 220 16.5 19.5% 1.4% 139 20.6 0.0% 2.2%
2018 192 17.1 17.7% 2.1% 112 20.1 2.7% 4.5%
2019 105 16.4 23.8% 0.0% 60 20.2 6.7% 13.3%
2021 145 17.9 15.9% 2.8% 157 20.7 3.8% 5.1%
2022 110 16.1 31.8% 0.9% 95 19.0 6.3% 1.1%
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Pitch Distribution


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