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Will Smith

William Michael Smith (twitter: @White_Willy31)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 265 lb.

Born: July 10, 1989 in Newnan, GA
High School: Northgate HS (Newnan , GA)
School: Gulf Coast Community College (Panama City , FL)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 7th round of the 2008 amateur draft.
Signed June 11, 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 23, 2012 (Age 22.318, 17,799th in MLB history)   vs. NYY 3.1 IP, 6 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 5 ER, L
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Royals 2012-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$1.48M (16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 2.155, Arb Eligible: 2017, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: CAA Sports [*]
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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
2012 22 KCR AL 6 9 .400 5.32 16 16 0 0 0 0 89.2 111 54 53 12 33 1 59 1 0 4 396 79 4.66 1.606 11.1 1.2 3.3 5.9 1.79
2013 23 KCR AL 2 1 .667 3.24 19 1 4 0 0 0 33.1 24 16 12 6 7 0 43 1 0 0 131 128 3.53 0.930 6.5 1.6 1.9 11.6 6.14
2014 24 MIL NL 1 3 .250 3.70 78 0 6 0 0 1 65.2 62 31 27 6 31 6 86 3 0 7 286 103 3.25 1.416 8.5 0.8 4.2 11.8 2.77
2015 25 MIL NL 7 2 .778 2.70 76 0 11 0 0 0 63.1 52 23 19 5 24 1 91 1 0 5 264 147 2.47 1.200 7.4 0.7 3.4 12.9 3.79
2016 26 MIL NL 1 2 .333 2.13 14 0 1 0 0 0 12.2 8 5 3 1 5 0 9 1 0 3 50 201 4.18 1.026 5.7 0.7 3.6 6.4 1.80
5 Yrs 17 17 .500 3.88 203 17 22 0 0 1 264.2 257 129 114 30 100 8 288 7 0 19 1127 104 3.62 1.349 8.7 1.0 3.4 9.8 2.88
162 Game Avg. 5 5 .500 3.88 63 5 7 0 0 0 82 79 40 35 9 31 2 89 2 0 6 348 104 3.62 1.349 8.7 1.0 3.4 9.8 2.88
MIL (3 yrs) 9 7 .563 3.11 168 0 18 0 0 1 141.2 122 59 49 12 60 7 186 5 0 15 600 126 2.99 1.285 7.8 0.8 3.8 11.8 3.10
KCR (2 yrs) 8 10 .444 4.76 35 17 4 0 0 0 123.0 135 70 65 18 40 1 102 2 0 4 527 88 4.35 1.423 9.9 1.3 2.9 7.5 2.55
NL (3 yrs) 9 7 .563 3.11 168 0 18 0 0 1 141.2 122 59 49 12 60 7 186 5 0 15 600 126 2.99 1.285 7.8 0.8 3.8 11.8 3.10
AL (2 yrs) 8 10 .444 4.76 35 17 4 0 0 0 123.0 135 70 65 18 40 1 102 2 0 4 527 88 4.35 1.423 9.9 1.3 2.9 7.5 2.55
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
2012 22 KCR AL 89.2 16 16 54 5.42 4.55 0.07 0.18 98.2 4.57 -9 -0.9 -0.1 -0.0 1 .446 .495
2013 23 KCR AL 33.1 19 1 16 4.32 4.69 0.46 -0.28 103.3 4.07 -1 -0.2 1.83 -0.1 0.1 2 .492 .499
2014 24 MIL NL 65.2 78 0 31 4.25 4.00 -0.04 -0.30 103.1 3.85 -3 -0.3 1.45 -0.2 0.1 2 .496 .498 $502,000
2015 25 MIL NL 63.1 76 0 23 3.27 4.14 -0.01 -0.30 101.3 3.90 5 0.5 1.27 -0.1 1.0 10 .507 .503 $512,500
2016 26 MIL NL 12.2 14 0 5 3.55 4.40 0.27 -0.32 95.8 3.65 0 0.0 1.60 -0.0 0.1 1 .503 .500
5 Seasons 264.2 203 17 129 4.39 4.33 0.08 -0.14 100.7 4.12 -7 -0.7 1.42 -0.5 1.3 16 .496 .500 $1,014,500
MIL (3 yrs) 141.2 168 0 59 3.75 4.10 0.00 -0.30 101.6 3.86 3 0.3 1.38 -0.3 1.2 13 .502 .501 $1,014,500
KCR (2 yrs) 123.0 35 17 70 5.12 4.59 0.18 0.05 99.6 4.43 -10 -1.0 1.83 -0.2 0.0 3 .471 .497

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
2012 22 KCR AL 16 396 355 54 111 19 3 12 8 3 33 59 .313 .368 .485 .853 .343 172 13 1 2 5 1 4
2013 23 KCR AL 19 131 119 16 24 2 1 6 1 1 7 43 .202 .244 .387 .631 .243 46 2 1 0 4 0 3
2014 24 MIL NL 78 286 250 31 62 14 3 6 2 2 31 86 .248 .337 .400 .737 .352 100 7 3 1 1 6 3
2015 25 MIL NL 76 264 236 23 52 15 1 5 5 2 24 91 .220 .293 .356 .649 .331 84 5 1 1 2 1 3
2016 26 MIL NL 14 50 43 5 8 1 1 1 0 0 5 9 .186 .280 .326 .606 .206 14 1 1 0 1 0 0
5 Yrs 203 1127 1003 129 257 51 9 30 16 8 100 288 .256 .324 .415 .739 .325 416 28 7 4 13 8 13
162 Game Avg. 63 348 310 40 79 16 3 9 5 2 31 89 .256 .324 .415 .739 .325 129 9 2 1 4 2 4
MLB Averages .254 .317 .400 .717 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2012 22 KCR AL -9.5 -0.9 410 -1.6 5.9 -7.5 .89 -1.6 -0.2 -10.3 -1.0 0.95 -16.4 0 0 0
2013 23 KCR AL 1.9 0.2 133 -0.4 1.8 -2.1 .87 0.1 -0.5 0.6 0.1 0.89 0.5 10 3 5
2014 24 MIL NL 0.0 0.0 299 0.8 7.4 -6.5 1.44 -0.2 0.8 0.4 0.0 1.01 -4.0 34 17 27
2015 25 MIL NL 7.8 0.8 276 0.3 5.6 -5.3 1.16 0.1 0.2 5.4 0.6 1.02 3.7 27 22 23
2016 26 MIL NL 2.2 0.2 53 0.0 1.4 -1.4 1.69 0.1 -0.1 1.8 0.2 0.98 1.5 9 3 2
5 Yrs 2.4 0.3 1171 -0.8 22.1 -22.9 1.13 -1.5 0.8 -2.1 -0.2 0.98 -14.6 80 45 57

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
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
2012 22 KCR AL 16 16 6 9 1 0 1 6 10 .375 0 2 0 0 8 50% 44.4 69 17 8 2 0 11 4.6 4.8 5.6 88 3 10 3 0 107
2013 23 KCR AL 19 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 32.0 32 32 10 3 0 1 3.0 3.9 4.0 77 1 0 0 0 77
2 Yrs 35 17 6 10 1 0 1 6 11 .353 0 2 0 0 8 47% 44 69 17 18 5 0 12 4.5 4.8 5.5 88 4 10 3 0 107
MLB Averages .500 52% 52 104 -16 4.3 4.0 5.9 95

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
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
2013 23 KCR AL 19 18 4 2 0 3 0 3 0% 10 6 22 6 27% 7 .872 10 3 5 10 0 8 11 7 8 6 9 1 4.9 23
2014 24 MIL NL 78 78 6 1 3 6 1 5 17% 36 30 35 8 23% 8 1.439 34 17 27 48 14 16 25 53 6 25 9 21 2.5 14
2015 25 MIL NL 76 76 11 7 2 4 0 4 0% 24 20 44 14 32% 8 1.162 27 22 23 31 13 32 31 45 9 32 11 26 2.5 14
2016 26 MIL NL 14 14 1 1 2 2 0 2 0% 7 5 6 1 17% 7 1.689 9 3 2 8 5 1 5 9 2 5 4 5 2.7 13
4 Yrs 187 186 22 11 7 15 1 14 7% 77 61 107 29 27% 1.254 80 45 57 97 32 57 72 114 25 68 33 53 2.8 15

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%
2012 22 KCR AL 396 29% 3.0% 14.9% 8.3% 8.6% 31% 0.74 0.94 73% 20% 8.3% 16% 92 13 14%
2013 23 KCR AL 131 41% 4.6% 32.8% 5.3% 6.9% 38% 0.76 1.00 56% 18% 15.4% 13% 23 2 9%
2014 24 MIL NL 286 37% 2.1% 30.1% 10.8% 8.0% 37% 0.82 1.20 56% 31% 7.1% 7% 61 7 11%
2015 25 MIL NL 264 44% 1.9% 34.5% 9.1% 8.0% 40% 0.87 0.96 54% 26% 7.5% 13% 59 5 8%
2016 26 MIL NL 50 40% 2.0% 18.0% 10.0% 6.0% 38% 0.52 0.61 68% 29% 5.9% 26% 10 1 10%
5 Yrs 1127 36% 2.7% 25.6% 8.9% 8.0% 35% 0.77 0.98 62% 24% 8.5% 14% 245 28 11%
MLB Averages 45% 2.6% 20.2% 7.8% 7.5% 33% 0.84 1.12 68% 23% 7.8% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2012 22 KCR AL 396 1411 3.56 872 62.0% 29.4% 11.7% 24.2% 34.7% 70.6% 0.7% 43.8% 83.4% 56.6% 4.8% 19 10 20.2% 80 44 4 15 44 25.4% 10 8 0 0 0
2013 23 KCR AL 131 489 3.73 317 64.8% 28.4% 25.2% 21.1% 25.2% 71.6% 0.0% 46.4% 64.8% 62.6% 5.3% 7 4 23.7% 31 14 1 7 36 16.3% 11 3 0 0 0
2014 24 MIL NL 288 1124 3.90 682 61.8% 30.5% 22.6% 22.6% 24.3% 69.5% 4.8% 43.0% 67.5% 53.5% 6.3% 18 9 24.0% 69 38 3 14 72 16.3% 19 3 0 0 0
2015 25 MIL NL 265 1066 4.02 689 64.9% 28.7% 25.0% 24.8% 21.5% 71.3% 1.1% 46.2% 65.0% 60.0% 4.5% 12 7 34.7% 92 49 3 20 71 22.0% 20 4 0 0 0
2016 26 MIL NL 50 184 3.68 116 63.0% 36.2% 11.2% 22.4% 30.2% 63.8% 0.0% 40.2% 82.4% 74.0% 0.0% 0 0 26.0% 13 7 0 6 3 66.7% 1 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 1130 4274 3.78 2676 63.0% 29.7% 19.5% 23.5% 27.4% 70.3% 1.8% 44.3% 72.3% 58.1% 5.0% 56 30 25.2% 285 152 11 62 226 21.5% 61 18 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 64.0% 27.3% 16.4% 27.2% 29.1% 72.7% 1.4% 46.5% 77.5% 60.3% 4.5% 24.4% 23.9%

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
2012 22 KCR AL 396 111 17 1 12 0 3 10 2 7 5 26 17 2 65% 4 4 0 157 8 3 73% 6 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 8 0
2013 23 KCR AL 131 24 2 1 6 0 4 3 3 3 3 9 6 1 67% 3 0 0 37 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0
2014 24 MIL NL 286 62 9 1 6 0 5 4 2 5 1 14 5 4 36% 3 7 1 128 2 2 50% 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 0
2015 25 MIL NL 264 52 10 2 5 0 5 1 4 1 4 15 7 5 47% 3 5 0 127 5 2 71% 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 6 0
2016 26 MIL NL 50 8 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 2 0 50% 0 3 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
5 Yrs 1127 257 39 5 30 0 18 19 11 16 14 68 37 12 54% 13 19 1 466 16 8 67% 13 5 3 2 0 1 3 3 34 0
MLB Averages 52% 72%

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+
2012 22 6 9 .400 5.32 16 16 0 0 0 0 89.2 111 54 53 12 33 1 59 1 0 4 396 79 1.606 11.1 1.2 3.3 5.9 1.79 79
2013 23 8 10 .444 4.76 35 17 4 0 0 0 123.0 135 70 65 18 40 1 102 2 0 4 527 88 1.423 9.9 1.3 2.9 7.5 2.55 88
2014 24 9 13 .409 4.39 113 17 10 0 0 1 188.2 197 101 92 24 71 7 188 5 0 11 813 92 1.420 9.4 1.1 3.4 9.0 2.65 92
2015 25 16 15 .516 3.96 189 17 21 0 0 1 252.0 249 124 111 29 95 8 279 6 0 16 1077 102 1.365 8.9 1.0 3.4 10.0 2.94 102
2016 26 17 17 .500 3.88 203 17 22 0 0 1 264.2 257 129 114 30 100 8 288 7 0 19 1127 104 1.349 8.7 1.0 3.4 9.8 2.88 104

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 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
2012 22 5 5 .500 4.50 90.0 109 50 45 12 32 59 1 1.567 10.9 3.2 5.9 1.84 1.2 16
2013 23 2 2 .500 3.82 33.0 23 15 14 6 7 43 1 0.909 6.3 1.9 11.7 6.14 1.6 19
2014 24 3 4 .429 3.95 66.0 65 32 29 6 32 86 3 1.470 8.9 4.4 11.7 2.69 0.8 78
2015 25 4 3 .571 3.14 63.0 53 24 22 5 24 91 1 1.222 7.6 3.4 13.0 3.79 0.7 76
2016 26 0 1 .000 3.46 13.0 9 6 5 1 6 9 1 1.154 6.2 4.2 6.2 1.50 0.7 14
5 Yrs 14 15 .483 3.91 265.0 259 127 115 30 101 288 7 1.358 8.8 9.8 2.85 1.0 203



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2014 NL  78 (1st)
2015 NL  76 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 1 (868), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 2 (2574), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (1953), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1241st), 1.4 career WAR/1.4 7yr-peak WAR/1.4 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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