Josh Smith
3B | Bats/Throws: L/R | 5' 10" 172LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2019 | Rd: 2, #67, New York Yankees | LSU
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 253 213 23 42 2 4 .197 .307 .249 .556
2023 232 195 29 36 6 1 .185 .304 .328 .632
2024 347 297 45 85 10 5 .286 .386 .458 .844
3 Seasons 832 705 97 163 18 10 .231 .339 .359 .698
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .197 2 4 .556
2023 .185 6 1 .632
2024 .286 10 5 .844
3 Seasons .231 18 10 .698
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2022 24 1048 168 4 2.4 1.6 87.0 105.4 19.2 34.5 .224 .313 .262 .296 .301 28.6 19.8 11.1
2023 25 977 143 15 10.5 6.5 88.5 109.8 12.5 30.8 .211 .390 .287 .321 .355 36.4 23.7 10.8
2024 26 1358 231 8 3.5 2.3 87.0 108.0 15.2 34.2 .238 .349 .372 .314 .326 35.1 19.6 9.2
Player 3383 542 27 5.0 3.2 87.4 109.8 15.7 33.4 .226 .350 .315 .311 .326 33.4 20.8 10.2
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2022 36.3 26.2 25.6 11.9 36.3 38.7 25.0 5.4 24.4 35.1 27.4 5.4 2.4 1.6
2023 46.2 32.2 18.2 3.5 42.7 35.0 22.4 4.2 32.2 25.9 18.9 7.7 10.5 6.5
2024 41.1 26.8 25.1 6.9 43.3 38.5 18.2 6.9 28.1 29.9 26.0 5.6 3.5 2.3
Player 41.0 28.0 23.4 7.6 41.0 37.6 21.4 5.7 28.0 30.4 24.5 6.1 5.0 3.2
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 1.2 5 451 33.2 106 .259 .494 .399 23.5 21.7 16.0 .212 .381 .336 42.9
2024 Slider 1.7 3 197 14.5 38 .313 .500 .404 20.9 28.9 13.3 .228 .324 .309 33.3
2024 Changeup 0.2 0 196 14.4 58 .214 .339 .270 29.8 20.7 20.0 .227 .330 .255 27.3
2024 Sinker 1.5 3 187 13.8 62 .404 .442 .425 7.5 9.7 17.1 .350 .434 .394 44.7
2024 Curveball 0.9 1 120 8.8 24 .200 .250 .281 18.8 20.8 12.2 .155 .186 .240 20.0
2024 Cutter 2.1 3 119 8.8 35 .313 .688 .441 14.5 14.3 16.1 .209 .341 .273 33.3
2024 Split-Finger 5.8 3 47 3.5 16 .286 .429 .356 32.0 25.0 20.0 .199 .242 .254 10.0
2024 Sweeper 2.8 1 41 3.0 8 .333 .500 .444 46.7 25.0 14.3 .283 .336 .378 25.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -2 380 38.9 92 .187 .320 .317 19.2 25.0 19.7 .210 .420 .337 37.0
2023 Slider -1.8 -2 127 13.0 30 .154 .231 .237 34.0 23.3 15.2 .209 .356 .300 36.8
2023 Changeup -2.0 -2 125 12.8 25 .125 .167 .150 31.6 24.0 13.3 .212 .345 .256 50.0
2023 Sinker -1.1 -1 92 9.4 23 .167 .444 .348 8.1 21.7 22.7 .265 .495 .403 38.5
2023 Curveball -0.6 -1 89 9.1 23 .250 .450 .334 28.6 34.8 32.0 .213 .405 .313 53.8
2023 Cutter -1.0 -1 73 7.5 19 .222 .389 .284 15.2 15.8 15.8 .184 .259 .215 20.0
2023 Split-Finger -3.1 -1 35 3.6 8 .000 .000 .088 5.9 0.0 0.0 .146 .212 .217 0.0
2023 Sweeper -1.2 0 33 3.4 7 .200 .200 .329 25.0 42.9 15.0 .053 .064 .237 0.0
2023 Slurve 19.5 0 2 0.2 1 -- -- .700 0.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.9 -4 442 42.2 109 .227 .261 .303 15.6 11.0 10.2 .226 .310 .320 26.0
2022 Slider -0.9 -1 139 13.3 33 .107 .321 .233 27.1 27.3 16.7 .122 .239 .215 15.0
2022 Sinker -0.1 0 112 10.7 29 .261 .304 .374 12.8 6.9 6.3 .343 .493 .431 52.4
2022 Changeup -0.1 0 108 10.3 23 .136 .182 .163 40.5 30.4 20.0 .197 .254 .218 20.0
2022 Curveball -1.9 -2 105 10.0 22 .053 .053 .136 36.7 40.9 33.3 .149 .189 .223 20.0
2022 Cutter 0.8 1 90 8.6 24 .381 .381 .343 20.9 12.5 10.0 .388 .503 .386 40.0
2022 Sweeper -3.9 -1 29 2.8 8 .125 .125 .113 61.5 75.0 46.2 .126 .185 .138 50.0
2022 Split-Finger -3.8 -1 22 2.1 5 .000 .000 .000 45.5 40.0 28.6 .036 .052 .035 0.0
2022 Slurve 2.5 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 253 1,048 -12 -8 8 4 -9
2023 232 977 -12 -12 10 7 -8
2024 347 1,358 8 -8 11 9 19
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2022 1,048 49.7 61.4 81.9 21.1 55.9 45.7 25.3 41.1 23.4 7.8 67.1
2023 977 50.2 62.2 85.2 22.2 56.5 41.1 27.2 42.3 21.3 7.9 72.7
2024 1,358 51.1 66.3 83.9 24.1 57.5 43.4 30.8 45.7 21.8 8.5 75.9
Player 3,383 50.4 63.6 83.7 22.6 56.7 43.5 28.1 43.3 22.1 8.1 72.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2022 21 75 70 69
2023 55 79 17 55
2024 44 29 14 16 77 10 9 17 38 25 60 62 66 74 62 67 43 28 87
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Expected Home Runs

Adjusted

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 21.8 2 1.3 1 1 1 1 50.0
2023 20.8 6 5.1 1 3 6 1 16.7
2024 22.8 10 7.7 2 1 8 2 20.0
Player 22.0 18 14.2 4 5 15 4 22.2
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Expected Home Runs by Park

Adjusted

Year HR
2022 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2
2023 6 6 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 5 7 3 7 6 8 4 7 5 5 5 8 9 2 3 5 4 8 4 3
2024 10 9 5 11 8 8 10 10 7 3 9 8 6 7 9 10 10 7 8 10 8 4 10 9 8 5 6 7 8 6 6
Player 18 17 10 18 14 14 16 17 13 7 13 14 15 11 18 17 19 13 16 16 15 10 20 19 11 9 12 12 18 11 11
Note: xHR tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. The "Adjusted" view here accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects using Statcast Park Factor data.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2022 2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 87.0 88.5 1.5 87.0 -1.5
Launch Angle 19.2 12.5 -6.7 15.2 2.7
Barrel % 2.4 10.5 8.1 3.5 -7.0
Hard Hit % 28.6 36.4 7.8 35.1 -1.3
LA Sweet-Spot % 34.5 30.8 -3.7 34.2 3.4
xBA .224 .211 -0.013 .238 0.027
BA .197 .185 -0.012 .286 0.101
xwOBA .296 .321 0.025 .314 -0.007
wOBA .262 .287 0.025 .372 0.085
xSLG .313 .390 0.077 .349 -0.041
SLG .249 .328 0.079 .458 0.130
K% 19.8 23.7 3.9 19.6 -4.1
BB% 11.1 10.8 -0.3 9.2 -1.6
Swing % 41.1 42.3 1.2 45.7 3.4
Whiff% 23.4 21.3 -2.1 21.8 0.5
In Zone % 49.7 50.2 0.5 51.1 0.9
Out of Zone % 50.3 49.8 -0.5 48.9 -0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 21.1 22.2 1.1 24.1 1.9
First Pitch Swing % 25.3 27.2 1.9 30.8 3.6
First Pitch Strike % 59.3 57.3 -2.0 63.1 5.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2022 Shifts L 253 152 60.1 .269 .257
2023 Shades L 232 84 36.2 .295 .272
2024 Shades L 347 138 39.8 .383 .355
! 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 %
2022 416 17.0 27.4% 1.4% 132 21.6 2.3% 9.8%
2023 273 14.9 52.0% 0.0% 189 18.7 10.6% 0.0%
2024 385 15.3 47.0% 0.3% 207 17.9 10.1% 1.4%
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