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Riley Smith
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 207LBS | Age: 26

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 % 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 87.1 110.5 10.7 27.7 .208 .300 .269 .254 .305 29.8 25.7 7.1 1.47 2.70
2021 26 1071 246 18 7.3 89.3 112.2 10 38.6 .287 .476 .368 .348 .375 41.1 12 5 6.01 5.33
1321 293 19 6.5 89 112.2 10.1 36.9 .273 .443 .349 .331 .364 39.2 14.6 5.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

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 .298 .507 .474 .376 .364 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 .290 .574 .516 .365 .346 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 .254 .440 .476 .297 .338 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 .266 .571 .399 .392 .286 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 .272 .533 .479 .366 .321 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 %
2020 48.9 21.3 23.4 6.4 31.9 46.8 21.3 2.1 42.6 29.8 17 6.4 2.1
2021 44.3 25.6 26 4.1 34.6 39.4 26 5.3 31.7 24.4 22 8.9 7.3
45.1 24.9 25.6 4.4 34.1 40.6 25.3 4.8 33.4 25.3 21.2 8.5 6.5
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Cutter ARI R 107 84.2 32.1 -0.4 -1 0.1 -3 -97
2021 Changeup ARI R 182 86.5 29.3 -1 -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 Curveball ARI R 115 79.3 54.2 1 2 7.3 -2.3 -24
2021 Slider ARI R 48 82.2 39.7 -0.1 0 3.6 -4.6 -56
2021 Sinker ARI R 614 92.9 22 0 0 14.1 -0.6 -4
2020 Curveball ARI R 40 80.8 53.1 2.1 4 5.7 -3.2 -36
2020 Changeup ARI R 4 86.7 27.7 -2.5 -8 16.4 2.9 21
2020 Sinker ARI R 156 93.3 21.3 -0.1 0 12.7 -1.9 -13
2020 Slider ARI R 50 83 38.7 -0.3 -1 3.3 -3.2 -49
! 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 Slider 3.8 2 48 4.5 15 .333 .533 .37 23.1 13.3 12.5 .272 .479 .321 46.2
2021 Curveball 0.4 0 115 10.7 28 .2 .44 .298 22.2 17.9 13.5 .254 .476 .337 38.1
2021 Cutter 3.5 4 107 10 28 .357 .571 .396 15.7 7.1 8 .266 .399 .286 34.6
2021 Changeup 1.5 3 182 17 64 .311 .574 .369 12.1 12.5 16 .29 .516 .346 29.1
2021 Sinker 0.5 3 614 57.3 164 .313 .507 .398 11.5 11.6 11.4 .298 .474 .365 47.3
2021 4-Seamer 4.2 0 5 0.5 0
2020 Curveball -1.9 -1 40 16 8 .125 .125 .113 8.3 12.5 6.7 .115 .124 .114 28.6
2020 Slider -5.7 -3 50 20 20 .222 .333 .285 16 25 31.3 .167 .226 .223 15.4
2020 Sinker -0.1 0 156 62.4 42 .263 .342 .298 14.3 28.6 31.6 .247 .372 .296 37
2020 Changeup 5.2 0 4 1.6 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
! 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 1070 7 -5 5 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 %
2020 250 59.2 57.4 87.1 15.7 81.3 40 60 40.4 13.9 11.2 71.4
2021 1071 54.7 68.1 88 22.3 76.9 44.5 64.8 47.3 13.6 8.2 81.8
1321 55.6 65.9 87.8 21.1 77.4 43.7 63.9 46 13.7 8.8 79.3
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 55 51 19
2021 13 4 9 20 24 48 56 36 29 1 94 0 13 25 48 37
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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 1 100
2021 21.6 10 13 -3 4 14 4 40

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 15 13 18 12 13 13 15 14 16 12 6 14 13 17 7 13 15 15 7 10 10 12 12 18 13 11 16 11 17
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.3 91.6 -1.7
Offspeed Velocity 86.7 86.5 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 82 80.2 -1.8
Exit Velocity 87.1 89.3 2.2
Launch Angle 10.7 10 -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 .287 0.079
BA .234 .308 0.074
xwOBA .254 .348 0.094
wOBA .269 .368 0.099
xSLG .3 .476 0.176
SLG .313 .523 0.21
K% 25.7 12 -13.7
BB% 7.1 5 -2.1
Swing % 40.4 47.3 6.9
Whiff% 13.9 13.6 -0.3
In Zone % 59.2 54.7 -4.5
Out of Zone % 40.8 45.3 4.5
Out of Zone Swing % 15.7 22.3 6.6
First Pitch Swing % 20 29.6 9.6
First Pitch Strike % 60 64.8 4.8
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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