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Willie Smith

Willie Smith
Wonderful Willie

Positions: Leftfielder, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 182 lb.

Born: February 11, 1939 in Anniston, AL
High School: Carbon Hill HS (Carbon Hill, AL)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1960. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 18, 1963 (Age 24.127)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Cubs/Indians/Reds/Tigers 1963-1971

Final Game: September 30, 1971 (Age 32.231)
Died: January 16, 2006 in Anniston, AL
Buried: Maple Grove Cemetery, Anniston, AL
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1963 24 DET AL 1 0 1.000 4.57 11 2 4 0 0 2 21.2 24 13 11 2 13 2 16 0 1 0 99 83 4.00 1.708 10.0 0.8 5.4 6.6 1.23
1964 25 LAA AL 1 4 .200 2.84 15 1 3 0 0 0 31.2 34 13 10 5 10 1 20 1 0 2 134 118 4.44 1.389 9.7 1.4 2.8 5.7 2.00
1968 29 TOT MLB 0 0 0.00 3 0 3 0 0 0 7.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 25 1.99 0.391 2.3 0.0 1.2 3.5 3.00
1968 29 CLE AL 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 5.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 17 2.58 0.600 3.6 0.0 1.8 1.8 1.00
1968 29 CHC NL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 8 0.88 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8
3 Yrs 2 4 .333 3.10 29 3 10 0 0 2 61.0 60 26 21 7 24 3 39 1 1 3 258 114 3.98 1.377 8.9 1.0 3.5 5.8 1.63
162 Game Avg. 4 9 .333 3.10 62 6 21 0 0 4 130 128 55 45 15 51 6 83 2 2 6 548 114 3.98 1.377 8.9 1.0 3.5 5.8 1.63
CHC (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 8 0.88 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8
CLE (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 5.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 17 2.58 0.600 3.6 0.0 1.8 1.8 1.00
LAA (1 yr) 1 4 .200 2.84 15 1 3 0 0 0 31.2 34 13 10 5 10 1 20 1 0 2 134 118 4.44 1.389 9.7 1.4 2.8 5.7 2.00
DET (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 4.57 11 2 4 0 0 2 21.2 24 13 11 2 13 2 16 0 1 0 99 83 4.00 1.708 10.0 0.8 5.4 6.6 1.23
AL (3 yrs) 2 4 .333 3.24 28 3 9 0 0 2 58.1 60 26 21 7 24 3 37 1 1 2 250 108 4.12 1.440 9.3 1.1 3.7 5.7 1.54
NL (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 8 0.88 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1963 24 DET AL 21.2 11 2 13 5.40 4.14 0.22 -0.06 103.6 4.00 -3 -0.3 1.4 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .469 .498
1964 25 LAA AL 31.2 15 1 13 3.69 4.34 0.34 -0.13 93.4 3.61 0 0.0 .9 -0.1 0.2 2 .502 .500 $6,300
1968 29 CLE AL 5.0 2 0 0 0.00 3.73 0.24 -0.16 100.0 3.33 2 0.3 .0 -0.1 0.2 2 .632 .502
1968 29 CHC NL 2.2 1 0 0 0.00 3.65 -0.03 -0.16 100.0 3.52 1 0.1 .0 -0.1 0.1 1 .640 .501
3 Seasons 61.0 29 3 26 3.84 4.19 0.27 -0.11 97.9 3.72 0 0.1 .9 -0.3 0.3 4 .503 .499 $6,300
CHC (1 yr) 2.2 1 0 0 0.00 3.65 -0.03 -0.16 100.0 3.52 1 0.1 .0 -0.1 0.1 1 .640 .501
CLE (1 yr) 5.0 2 0 0 0.00 3.73 0.24 -0.16 100.0 3.33 2 0.3 .0 -0.1 0.2 2 .632 .502
LAA (1 yr) 31.2 15 1 13 3.69 4.34 0.34 -0.13 93.4 3.61 0 0.0 .9 -0.1 0.2 2 .502 .500 $6,300
DET (1 yr) 21.2 11 2 13 5.40 4.14 0.22 -0.06 103.6 4.00 -3 -0.3 1.4 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .469 .498

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1963 24 DET AL 11 99 80 13 24 2 1 2 2 0 13 16 .300 .389 .425 .814 .344 34 2 0 4 2 2 1
1964 25 LAA AL 15 134 116 13 34 3 2 5 0 1 10 20 .293 .344 .483 .826 .305 56 6 1 3 4 1 2
1968 29 CHC NL 1 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 29 CLE AL 2 17 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125 .176 .125 .301 .133 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
1968 29 TOT MLB 3 25 24 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .083 .120 .083 .203 .095 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs 29 258 220 26 60 5 3 7 2 1 24 39 .273 .339 .418 .757 .294 92 9 1 7 6 3 3
162 Game Avg. 62 548 468 55 128 11 6 15 4 2 51 83 .273 .339 .418 .757 .294 196 19 2 15 13 6 6
MLB Averages .247 .313 .368 .681 .275

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1963 24 DET AL -2.0 -0.2 102 -0.1 1.3 -1.5 .86 -0.6 0.4 -5.3 -0.5 1.10 -5.3 3 2 4
1964 25 LAA AL 1.1 0.1 138 -0.7 1.7 -2.4 .80 -0.4 -0.4 -0.9 -0.1 0.92 -4.8 2 5 7
1968 29 TOT MLB 2.9 0.4 26 0.0 0.0 -0.0 .02 0.2 0.3 3.7 0.5 0.92 3.9 0 0 2
1968 29 CLE AL 1.8 0.2 17 0.0 0.0 -0.0 .01 0.1 0.2 1.9 0.2 0.88 2.0 0 0 1
1968 29 CHC NL 1.0 0.1 9 0.0 0.0 -0.0 .02 0.1 0.1 1.8 0.2 0.99 1.9 0 0 1
3 Yrs 1.9 0.3 266 -0.8 3.0 -3.8 .75 -0.9 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2 0.99 -6.2 5 7 13

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1963 24 DET AL 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 43.0 47 39 4 1 1 1 6.8 8.0 5.0
1964 25 LAA AL 15 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0% 52.0 52 52 11 2 1 0 2.1 0.0 5.7
2 Yrs 26 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 .667 0 1 0 0 0 0% 46 52 39 15 3 2 1 4.7 5.1 5.2
MLB Averages .500 56% 54 116 0 4.0 3.9 6.4

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1963 24 DET AL 11 9 4 1 0 2 2 0 100% 4 2 11 5 45% 8 .863 3 2 4 4 0 5 6 3 2 4 3 1 3.9
1964 25 LAA AL 15 14 3 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 8 4 50% 8 .803 2 5 7 1 3 10 5 9 8 6 8 1 5.6
1968 29 TOT MLB 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% .018 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 2 3 0 3 0 7.7
1968 29 CLE AL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .015 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 7.5
1968 29 CHC NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 6 .024 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 8.0
3 Yrs 29 26 10 2 4 2 2 0 100% 5 3 21 9 43% .750 5 7 13 5 3 18 12 14 13 10 14 2 5.2

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1963 24 DET AL 99 35% 2.0% 16.2% 13.1% 5.1% 21% 2.27 65% 23 2 9%
1964 25 LAA AL 134 37% 3.7% 14.9% 7.5% 7.5% 29% 1.06 71% 28 6 21%
1968 29 TOT MLB 25 32% 0.0% 12.0% 4.0% 0.0% 0% 1.00 84% 5 1 20%
1968 29 CLE AL 17 29% 0.0% 5.9% 5.9% 0.0% 0% 0.56 88% 5 1 20%
1968 29 CHC NL 8 38% 0.0% 25.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.00 75% 0 0
3 Yrs 258 36% 2.7% 15.1% 9.3% 5.8% 25% 1.35 70% 56 9 16%
MLB Averages 47% 2.1% 15.3% 8.3% 6.1% 27% 1.11 73% 11%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1963 24 DET AL 99 24 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 8 6 0 75% 1 0 0 48 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1964 25 LAA AL 134 34 5 0 0 2 3 2 3 6 5 1 83% 2 2 0 53 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1968 29 TOT MLB 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0% 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1968 29 CLE AL 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 29 CHC NL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
3 Yrs 258 60 7 0 2 3 4 3 4 15 11 2 73% 3 3 0 108 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
MLB Averages 49% 62%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1963 24 1 0 1.000 4.57 11 2 4 0 0 2 21.2 24 13 11 2 13 2 16 0 1 0 99 83 1.708 10.0 0.8 5.4 6.6 1.23 83
1964 25 2 4 .333 3.54 26 3 7 0 0 2 53.1 58 26 21 7 23 3 36 1 1 2 233 100 1.519 9.8 1.2 3.9 6.1 1.57 100
1965 26 2 4 .333 3.54 26 3 7 0 0 2 53.1 58 26 21 7 23 3 36 1 1 2 233 100 1.519 9.8 1.2 3.9 6.1 1.57 100
1966 27 2 4 .333 3.54 26 3 7 0 0 2 53.1 58 26 21 7 23 3 36 1 1 2 233 100 1.519 9.8 1.2 3.9 6.1 1.57 100
1967 28 2 4 .333 3.54 26 3 7 0 0 2 53.1 58 26 21 7 23 3 36 1 1 2 233 100 1.519 9.8 1.2 3.9 6.1 1.57 100
1968 29 2 4 .333 3.10 29 3 10 0 0 2 61.0 60 26 21 7 24 3 39 1 1 3 258 114 1.377 8.9 1.0 3.5 5.8 1.63 114

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1963 24 1 1 .500 5.32 22.0 25 14 13 2 14 16 0 1.773 10.2 5.7 6.5 1.14 0.8 11
1964 25 2 2 .500 3.94 32.0 39 15 14 6 11 20 1 1.563 11.0 3.1 5.6 1.82 1.7 15
1968 29 1 0 1.000 0.00 8.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.125 0.0 1.1 3.4 3.00 0.0 3
3 Yrs 4 3 .571 3.92 62.0 64 29 27 8 26 39 1 1.452 9.3 5.7 1.50 1.2 29



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