Josh A. Smith
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 35

Draft: 2010 | Rd: 21, #637, Cincinnati Reds | Lipscomb

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 1 6.84 16 1 1 26.1 18 1.67
5 Seasons 6 12 5.60 101 12 2 184.2 150 1.54
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 16 1-1 6.84 26.1 18 1.67
5 Seasons 101 6-12 5.60 184.2 150 1.54

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 27 662 105 8 7.6 5.0 89.1 115.4 13.1 39.0 .261 .435 .396 .363 .396 35.2 18.6 13.0 6.89 5.66
2016 28 1042 185 14 7.6 5.4 86.1 109.0 13.6 33.0 .220 .376 .326 .296 .317 29.7 18.5 10.0 4.68 3.66
2017 29 586 111 8 7.2 5.3 87.9 114.1 11.2 35.1 .268 .447 .338 .343 .376 35.1 16.6 9.9 4.89 5.16
2019 31 593 99 11 11.1 7.9 89.3 109.2 15.4 46.5 .267 .537 .365 .358 .430 39.4 20.9 5.8 5.81 5.85
2020 32 426 91 3 3.3 2.5 87.4 110.4 13.6 34.1 .263 .420 .364 .332 .358 30.8 14.9 9.1 6.83 4.73
Player 3309 591 44 7.4 5.3 87.7 115.4 13.3 36.9 .251 .434 .354 .333 .367 33.5 18.0 9.7
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 5 pitches.
Slider
(34.5%) ,
Curveball
(28.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(19%) ,
Sinker
(15.7%) ,
Changeup
(2.6%) ,


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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 39.0 21.9 34.3 4.8 43.8 39.0 17.1 1.0 31.4 20.0 28.6 8.6 7.6 5.0
2016 42.7 26.5 24.3 6.5 43.2 38.4 18.4 4.9 35.1 29.2 18.4 4.3 7.6 5.4
2017 45.9 16.2 31.5 6.3 38.7 35.1 26.1 3.6 36.0 23.4 22.5 7.2 7.2 5.3
2019 35.4 28.3 30.3 6.1 43.4 35.4 21.2 2.0 30.3 21.2 22.2 12.1 11.1 7.9
2020 44.0 28.6 24.2 3.3 46.2 34.1 19.8 5.5 33.0 26.4 26.4 5.5 3.3 2.5
Player 41.6 24.4 28.4 5.6 43.0 36.7 20.3 3.6 33.5 24.7 22.8 7.1 7.4 5.3
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
2020 Sinker MIA R 67 90.1 21.8 -2.7 -11 14.0 -0.9 -6
2020 Slider MIA R 147 86.6 29.1 -5.5 -16 5.5 1.0 23
2020 Curveball MIA R 120 77.6 53.0 -1.7 -3 16.5 6.2 60
2020 4-Seamer MIA R 81 90.4 17.3 -0.2 -1 3.3 -3.9 -54
2020 Changeup MIA R 11 82.7 30.9 -2.1 -6 15.2 1.6 12
2019 Sinker BOS R 46 91.6 19.6 -3.6 -16 13.8 -0.8 -6
2019 Slider BOS R 174 86.9 28.2 -5.6 -17 4.3 0.1 2
2019 Cutter BOS R 9 89.5 20.3 5.5 21 0.6 -2.2 -134
2019 Curveball BOS R 137 78.0 56.4 0.8 1 13.0 2.5 24
2019 4-Seamer BOS R 180 91.3 16.7 0.3 2 4.8 -2.6 -35
2019 Changeup BOS R 47 81.7 32.2 -1.5 -4 14.9 1.0 7
2017 Slider OAK R 103 84.9 33.3 -2.0 -6 2.1 -1.9 -47
2017 4-Seamer OAK R 179 91.6 15.2 0.5 3 6.1 -1.8 -23
2017 Curveball OAK R 89 79.2 49.7 -2.2 -4 11.4 2.0 21
2017 Changeup OAK R 15 82.4 32.8 0.5 1 17.7 4.2 31
2017 Cutter OAK R 138 88.6 23.2 2.7 11 1.9 0.0 0
2017 Sinker OAK R 54 90.4 22.3 -1.0 -4 12.7 -2.4 -16
2016 Slider CIN R 360 85.3 27.9 -5.8 -17 3.4 0.8 32
2016 4-Seamer CIN R 388 91.4 13.9 2.3 14 7.4 -1.6 -18
2016 Curveball CIN R 232 78.5 48.1 -4.1 -8 11.8 2.8 31
2016 Changeup CIN R 17 82.2 27.0 -5.5 -17 14.7 1.2 9
2016 Sinker CIN R 36 88.7 20.4 -3.8 -16 14.3 -1.2 -8
! 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 %
2020 Slider 3.0 4 147 34.5 32 .345 .655 .440 25.6 6.3 8.3 .335 .613 .420 25.0
2020 Curveball 8.2 10 120 28.2 39 .361 .528 .413 20.0 15.4 14.0 .262 .381 .313 29.0
2020 4-Seamer -4.8 -4 81 19.0 21 .158 .158 .195 20.0 23.8 22.7 .127 .169 .185 28.6
2020 Sinker 2.3 2 67 15.7 22 .294 .529 .366 23.3 18.2 28.6 .288 .475 .377 53.3
2020 Changeup 0.9 0 11 2.6 5 .500 .500 .500 16.7 20.0 16.7 .289 .331 .359 0.0
2019 4-Seamer 1.7 3 180 30.4 36 .353 .529 .411 25.0 22.2 12.3 .303 .537 .372 53.8
2019 Slider -2.0 -4 174 29.3 46 .214 .405 .300 30.4 21.7 20.4 .246 .519 .346 31.3
2019 Curveball 0.2 0 137 23.1 22 .227 .545 .320 33.3 27.3 14.6 .268 .564 .340 37.5
2019 Changeup 8.4 4 47 7.9 12 .333 .583 .542 16.7 0.0 0.0 .290 .514 .341 25.0
2019 Sinker 1.9 1 46 7.8 15 .167 .417 .333 33.3 26.7 22.2 .098 .231 .248 12.5
2019 Cutter 28.5 3 9 1.5 7 .667 1.833 .979 0.0 14.3 33.3 .500 1.229 .698 100.0
2017 4-Seamer 2.1 4 179 30.5 34 .300 .600 .415 18.3 23.5 17.8 .345 .635 .447 40.9
2017 Cutter -3.7 -5 138 23.5 37 .152 .273 .236 16.4 18.9 16.3 .195 .351 .281 26.9
2017 Slider -0.7 -1 103 17.6 23 .227 .318 .257 17.8 8.7 12.5 .255 .321 .267 25.0
2017 Curveball -0.3 0 89 15.2 37 .324 .618 .401 18.5 18.9 15.2 .295 .492 .366 39.3
2017 Sinker 5.5 3 54 9.2 13 .400 .800 .546 11.8 0.0 0.0 .305 .516 .424 60.0
2017 Changeup 4.9 1 15 2.6 3 .333 .333 .600 42.9 0.0 0.0 .213 .239 .196 33.3
! 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 10 82.7 93 17.8 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Curveball 88 77.4 73 20.0 7:30 8:00 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 80 90.4 84 15.9 12:45 12:30 15
2020 Sinker 61 90.1 80 18.2 12:45 1:45 -60
2020 Slider 138 86.6 45 8.7 11:30 10:30 60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 158 650 -2 1 5 5 9
2016 259 1,034 -4 -3 6 3 2
2017 150 586 -8 -2 7 3 1
2019 138 593 -2 4 1 3 7
2020 119 426 1 4 3 4 12
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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 662 47.8 66.1 80.4 23.8 68.3 40.8 56.5 44.1 20.9 8.0 86.8
2016 1,042 51.7 66.8 80.6 24.1 57.0 41.2 64.2 46.2 24.1 8.3 74.7
2017 586 46.8 68.2 85.0 23.1 69.4 45.4 54.7 44.2 18.1 6.7 92.3
2019 593 44.5 69.7 78.8 26.7 56.8 41.1 55.8 45.9 28.3 6.1 83.3
2020 426 44.6 68.4 86.9 35.2 62.7 42.0 65.0 50.0 22.5 8.9 76.3
Player 3,309 47.9 67.6 81.8 25.9 62.1 42.0 59.7 45.8 23.0 7.6 81.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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 23 73 90 97
2016 68 81 64 50 69 52 17 94 84 30 20 58 6 26 70 89 72
2017 18 79 79 65
2019 26 69 95 75
2020 35 27 41 51 27 74 92 66 86 8 44 21 96 18 60 86 58
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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 21.7 11 10.2 1 5 8 4 36.4
2017 22.8 3 2.9 0 3 2 1 33.3
2019 23.2 10 9.5 1 6 8 4 40.0
2020 23.8 3 2.4 1 1 2 1 33.3
Player 22.7 27 25.0 2 15 20 10 37.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 11 9 15 9 11 10 10 10 11 10 13 10 7 9 11 12 9 10 8 11 17 6 9 9 8 10 13 10 6 9 14
2017 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 3 4 2 3 1 3 4 3 3 2 3 3 4 3 3 3 3
2019 10 13 11 9 10 10 10 11 11 6 11 11 5 7 8 10 8 13 7 8 11 8 7 7 10 10 11 7 10 12 13
2020 3 3 2 2 2 2 0 3 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 4
Player 27 28 32 23 26 25 23 27 27 20 29 27 16 20 24 28 21 29 17 24 34 20 22 21 24 25 31 22 21 26 34
! 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 90.4 91.1 0.7 -0.8 91.3 90.3 -1
Offspeed Velocity 79.5 82.2 2.7 0.2 81.7 82.7 1
Breaking Velocity 81.4 82.7 1.3 -0.4 83 82.6 -0.4
Exit Velocity 89.1 86.1 -3 1.8 89.3 87.4 -1.9
Launch Angle 13.1 13.6 0.5 -2.4 15.4 13.6 -1.8
Barrel % 7.6 7.6 0 -0.4 11.1 3.3 -7.8
Hard Hit % 35.2 29.7 -5.5 5.4 39.4 30.8 -8.6
Sweet Spot % 39 33 -6 2.1 46.5 34.1 -12.4
xBA .261 .22 -0.041 0.048 .267 .263 -0.004
BA .316 .247 -0.069 0.012 .281 .314 0.033
xwOBA .363 .296 -0.067 0.047 .358 .332 -0.026
wOBA .396 .326 -0.07 0.012 .365 .364 -0.001
xSLG .435 .376 -0.059 0.071 .537 .42 -0.117
SLG .504 .433 -0.071 0.041 .547 .495 -0.052
K% 18.6 18.5 -0.1 -1.9 20.9 14.9 -6
BB% 13 10 -3 -0.1 5.8 9.1 3.3
Swing % 44.1 46.2 2.1 -2 45.9 50 4.1
Whiff% 20.9 24.1 3.2 -6 28.3 22.5 -5.8
In Zone % 47.8 51.7 3.9 -4.9 44.5 44.6 0.1
Out of Zone % 52.2 48.3 -3.9 4.9 55.5 55.4 -0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 23.8 24.1 0.3 -1 26.7 35.2 8.5
First Pitch Swing % 28.6 29.6 1 -5.6 25.4 35 9.6
First Pitch Strike % 56.5 64.2 7.7 -9.5 55.8 65 9.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 258 .328 150 0 0.0 108 25 23.1
2017 150 .338 89 2 2.2 61 11 18.0
2019 138 .365 78 0 0.0 60 36 60.0
2020 119 .364 70 39 55.7 49 24 49.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2015 166 17.5 28.3% 7.8% 138 24.3 7.2% 26.8%
2016 302 17.6 24.2% 4.0% 169 22.9 6.5% 17.8%
2017 150 17.7 12.0% 4.7% 132 21.0 1.5% 11.4%
2019 184 19.7 3.3% 8.2% 98 22.6 1.0% 13.3%
2020 89 19.0 16.9% 3.4% 85 23.4 4.7% 15.3%
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Pitch Distribution