Riley Smith
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 207LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 24, #719, Arizona Diamondbacks | LSU

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 4 6.01 24 6 1 67.1 36 1.50
2 Seasons 3 4 5.04 30 6 1 85.2 54 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 24 1-4 6.01 67.1 36 1.50
2 Seasons 30 3-4 5.04 85.2 54 1.41

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
2020 25 250 47 1 2.1 1.4 87.1 110.5 10.7 27.7 .208 .300 .269 .254 .305 29.8 25.7 7.1 1.47 2.68
2021 26 1071 246 18 7.3 6.0 89.3 112.2 10.0 38.6 .288 .480 .368 .348 .375 41.1 12.0 5.0 6.01 5.26
Player 1321 293 19 6.5 5.1 89.0 112.2 10.1 36.9 .273 .447 .349 .330 .364 39.2 14.6 5.4
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Smith relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(57.3%) ,
Changeup
(17%) ,
Curveball
(10.7%) ,
Cutter
(10%) ,
Slider
(4.5%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.5%) ,


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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
2020 48.9 25.5 19.1 6.4 31.9 46.8 21.3 2.1 42.6 29.8 17.0 6.4 2.1 1.4
2021 44.3 25.6 26.0 4.1 34.6 39.4 26.0 5.3 31.7 24.4 22.0 8.9 7.3 6.0
Player 45.1 25.6 24.9 4.4 34.1 40.6 25.3 4.8 33.4 25.3 21.2 8.5 6.5 5.1
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.9 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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
2021 4-Seamer AZ R 5 92.6 19.4 -3.5 -22 5.9 -1.7 -22
2021 Changeup AZ R 182 86.5 29.3 -1.0 -3 16.9 2.7 19
2021 Curveball AZ R 115 79.3 54.2 0.8 2 7.3 -2.2 -23
2021 Cutter AZ R 107 84.2 32.1 -0.9 -3 0.1 -2.8 -97
2021 Sinker AZ R 613 92.9 22.0 -0.1 0 14.1 -0.7 -5
2021 Slider AZ R 48 82.2 39.7 0.1 0 3.6 -3.4 -49
2020 Changeup AZ R 4 86.7 27.7 -2.5 -8 16.4 2.9 21
2020 Curveball AZ R 40 80.8 53.1 2.0 4 5.7 -3.1 -35
2020 Sinker AZ R 156 93.3 21.3 -0.2 -1 12.7 -2.0 -13
2020 Slider AZ R 50 83.0 38.7 -0.3 -1 3.3 -2.6 -44
! 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 %
2021 Sinker 0.4 3 613 57.2 164 .313 .507 .398 11.5 11.6 11.4 .295 .475 .362 47.3
2021 Changeup 1.3 2 182 17.0 64 .311 .574 .375 12.1 12.5 16.0 .298 .536 .355 29.1
2021 Curveball 0.3 0 115 10.7 28 .200 .440 .298 22.2 17.9 13.5 .250 .470 .331 38.1
2021 Cutter 3.4 4 107 10.0 28 .357 .571 .396 15.7 7.1 8.0 .273 .410 .291 34.6
2021 Slider 3.7 2 48 4.5 15 .333 .533 .370 23.1 13.3 12.5 .264 .460 .305 46.2
2021 4-Seamer 4.3 0 5 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 Sinker -0.2 0 156 62.4 42 .263 .342 .298 14.3 28.6 31.6 .247 .372 .296 37.0
2020 Slider -6.2 -3 50 20.0 20 .222 .333 .285 16.0 25.0 31.3 .167 .226 .223 15.4
2020 Curveball -1.9 -1 40 16.0 8 .125 .125 .113 8.3 12.5 6.7 .115 .124 .114 28.6
2020 Changeup 5.1 0 4 1.6 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! 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 Curveball 38 80.8 73 14.9 7:15 6:45 30
2020 Sinker 148 93.3 86 16.2 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Slider 41 83.2 31 4.4 10:00 8:45 75
2021 Changeup 182 86.5 95 18.8 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 Curveball 115 79.3 73 15.2 7:30 7:00 30
2021 Cutter 107 84.2 33 5.6 11:30 11:45 -15
2021 Sinker 611 92.9 87 17.3 1:00 2:00 -60
2021 Slider 47 82.2 26 4.6 10:00 8:30 90
! 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
2020 70 250 -2 -4 2 0 -4
2021 299 1,070 7 -5 5 4 11
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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 %
2020 250 59.2 57.4 87.1 15.7 81.3 40.0 60.0 40.4 13.9 11.2 71.4
2021 1,071 54.8 68.0 88.0 22.3 76.9 44.4 65.0 47.3 13.6 8.2 81.8
Player 1,321 55.6 65.9 87.8 21.2 77.4 43.5 64.1 46.0 13.7 8.8 79.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 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
2020 56 54 53
2021 16 5 10 22 28 47 56 36 30 1 94 1 3 26 49 35 55
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 25.6 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2021 21.6 10 11.5 -2 4 12 4 40.0
Player 22.1 11 12.5 -2 4 12 5 45.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2021 10 12 9 10 13 13 16 9 9 7 11 14 9 7 12 15 11 10 10 13 11 12 15 13 10 10 13 15 11 12 12
Player 11 13 10 11 14 14 17 10 10 8 12 15 10 8 13 16 12 11 11 14 12 13 16 14 11 11 14 16 12 13 13
! 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 2020 2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.3 91.6 -1.7
Offspeed Velocity 86.7 86.5 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 82.0 80.2 -1.8
Exit Velocity 87.1 89.3 2.2
Launch Angle 10.7 10.0 -0.7
Barrel % 2.1 7.3 5.2
Hard Hit % 29.8 41.1 11.3
Sweet Spot % 27.7 38.6 10.9
xBA .208 .288 0.080
BA .234 .308 0.074
xwOBA .254 .348 0.094
wOBA .269 .368 0.099
xSLG .300 .480 0.180
SLG .313 .523 0.210
K% 25.7 12.0 -13.7
BB% 7.1 5.0 -2.1
Swing % 40.4 47.3 6.9
Whiff% 13.9 13.6 -0.3
In Zone % 59.2 54.8 -4.4
Out of Zone % 40.8 45.2 4.4
Out of Zone Swing % 15.7 22.3 6.6
First Pitch Swing % 20.0 29.7 9.7
First Pitch Strike % 60.0 65.0 5.0
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 70 .269 48 8 16.7 22 16 72.7
2021 299 .368 183 22 12.0 116 60 51.7

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 86 15.3 44.2% 0.0% 40 22.8 0.0% 7.5%
2021 299 15.6 42.5% 0.7% 206 23.1 0.0% 9.7%
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Pitch Distribution