Riley Smith
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 207LBS | Age: 27

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

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 2.67
2021 26 1071 246 18 7.3 6 89.3 112.2 10.0 38.6 .288 .481 .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 .331 .364 39.2 14.6 5.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 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

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Sinker 614 385 229 57.3 92.9 164 150 47 29 12 1 5 19 131 .313 .296 .507 .475 .376 .361 90.0 6 2248 6.4 11.5 11.4
2021 Changeup 182 40 142 17.0 86.5 64 61 19 11 4 0 4 8 55 .311 .299 .574 .538 .365 .356 85.3 7 1938 6.3 12.1 16.0
2021 Curveball 115 68 47 10.7 79.3 28 25 5 2 1 1 1 5 21 .200 .251 .440 .471 .297 .333 86.6 9 2366 6.3 22.2 13.5
2021 Cutter 107 102 5 10.0 84.2 28 28 10 4 6 0 0 2 26 .357 .273 .571 .410 .392 .291 90.6 29 2153 6.4 15.7 8.0
2021 Slider 48 41 7 4.5 82.2 15 15 5 2 3 0 0 2 13 .333 .267 .533 .462 .366 .307 88.1 10 2047 6.3 23.1 12.5
2021 4-Seam Fastball 5 3 2 0.5 92.6 2262 6.3
2020 Sinker 156 106 50 62.4 93.3 42 38 10 9 0 0 1 12 27 .263 .247 .342 .372 .293 .296 87.6 12 2283 6.4 14.3 31.6
2020 Slider 50 46 4 20.0 83.0 20 18 4 2 2 0 0 5 13 .222 .167 .333 .226 .282 .223 82.3 14 2012 6.4 16.0 31.3
2020 Curveball 40 27 13 16.0 80.8 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 7 .125 .115 .125 .124 .110 .114 87.2 -12 2232 6.4 8.3 6.7
2020 Changeup 4 1 3 1.6 86.7 2018 6.3 0.0


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 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 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
2021 Curveball ARI R 115 79.3 54.2 0.9 2 7.3 -2.3 -24
2021 Sinker ARI R 614 92.9 22.0 -0.1 0 14.1 -0.7 -4
2021 Slider ARI R 48 82.2 39.7 -0.1 0 3.6 -4.6 -56
2021 Changeup ARI R 182 86.5 29.3 -1.0 -3 16.9 2.7 19
2021 4-Seamer ARI R 5 92.6 19.4 -3.5 -22 5.9 -1.6 -21
2021 Cutter ARI R 107 84.2 32.1 -0.4 -1 0.1 -3.0 -97
2020 Sinker ARI R 156 93.3 21.3 -0.1 -1 12.7 -2.0 -13
2020 Changeup ARI R 4 86.7 27.7 -2.5 -8 16.4 2.9 21
2020 Slider ARI R 50 83.0 38.7 -0.4 -1 3.3 -3.2 -49
2020 Curveball ARI R 40 80.8 53.1 2.1 4 5.7 -3.2 -36
! 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 3 614 57.3 164 .313 .507 .398 11.5 11.6 11.4 .296 .475 .362 47.3
2021 Changeup 1.3 2 182 17.0 64 .311 .574 .375 12.1 12.5 16.0 .299 .538 .357 29.1
2021 Curveball 0.3 0 115 10.7 28 .200 .440 .298 22.2 17.9 13.5 .251 .471 .332 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 .267 .462 .307 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 612 92.9 87 17.3 1:00 2:00 -60
2021 Slider 47 82.2 26 4.6 10:00 8:30 90
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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 54.7 68.1 88.0 22.3 76.9 44.5 65.0 47.3 13.6 8.2 81.8
Player 1,321 55.6 65.9 87.8 21.1 77.4 43.7 64.1 46.0 13.7 8.8 79.3
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 56 54
2021 16 5 10 22 27 47 56 36 30 1 94 1 16 26 49 35
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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 0 1 100.0
2021 21.6 10 13.1 -3.0 5 14 4 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 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 11 15 13 17 12 15 14 13 14 16 12 8 15 13 17 7 14 15 15 6 10 10 12 12 18 13 10 17 11 19
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 93.3 91.6 -1.7 undefined
Offspeed Velocity 86.7 86.5 -0.2 undefined
Breaking Velocity 82 80.2 -1.8 undefined
Exit Velocity 87.1 89.3 2.2 undefined
Launch Angle 10.7 10 -0.7 undefined
Barrel % 2.1 7.3 5.2 undefined
Hard Hit % 29.8 41.1 11.3 undefined
Sweet Spot % 27.7 38.6 10.9 undefined
xBA .208 .288 0.08 undefined
BA .234 .308 0.074 undefined
xwOBA .254 .348 0.094 undefined
wOBA .269 .368 0.099 undefined
xSLG .3 .481 0.181 undefined
SLG .313 .523 0.21 undefined
K% 25.7 12 -13.7 undefined
BB% 7.1 5 -2.1 undefined
Swing % 40.4 47.3 6.9 undefined
Whiff% 13.9 13.6 -0.3 undefined
In Zone % 59.2 54.7 -4.5 undefined
Out of Zone % 40.8 45.3 4.5 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 15.7 22.3 6.6 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 20 29.7 9.7 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 60 65 5 undefined
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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 Distribution