Will Smith Atlanta Braves

Age: 30 (July 10, 1989) | 6' 5" | 248lbs. | Throws: Left P-54
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
MIL NL 2015 7 2 0 0 76 0 63.1 52 5 24 91 2.84 1.20 1.13 3.4 12.9 .349 46/15/39 9 10
MIL A+ 2016 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.0 1 0 0 4 0.00 0.33 0.33 0.0 0.0 .183 n/a
MIL AA 2016 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
MIL NL 2016 1 3 0 0 27 0 22.0 18 3 9 22 3.68 1.23 1.23 3.7 9.0 .273 33/28/39 1 2
SF NL 2016 1 1 0 0 26 0 18.1 13 0 9 26 2.95 1.20 0.95 4.4 12.8 .336 38/21/41 2 2
SF A+ 2018 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.2 4 0 0 3 10.80 2.40 2.40 0.0 0.0 .702 n/a
SF AAA 2018 0 0 0 0 6 0 5.2 2 0 0 8 0.00 0.35 0.35 0.0 0.0 .200 n/a
SF NL 2018 2 3 14 6 54 0 53.0 37 3 15 71 2.55 0.98 0.92 2.5 12.1 .302 42/20/38 17 12
SF NL 2019 6 0 34 0 63 0 65.0 46 10 21 96 2.77 1.03 1.10 2.9 13.3 .292 42/22/36 34 21
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
Career 7yrs 26 22 49 6 359 17 410.1 363 45 149 494 3.55 1.25 1.23 3.3 10.8 .324 n/a
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PITCHING

WAR: Gerrit Cole, NYY; Max Scherzer, WSN - 2.3
WPA: Walker Buehler, LAD; Madison Bumgarner, ARI - 1.9
ERA: Carlos Martinez, STL - 1.91
WHIP: Walker Buehler, LAD - 0.654
SO: Max Scherzer, WSN - 87
SV: Will Smith, ATL - 13
Holds: Keone Kela, PIT - 9

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Alex Patton Alex
May 13

As Phil points out under Melancon, CBS paid the same for Will Smith ($9).

Each handcuff was too expensive to buy both.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 27

The 13th-best free agent, as ranked by MLBTR, gets just a tad less than predicted, signing with a team that is not predicted.

13.  Will Smith – Twins.  Three years, $42MM.  Smith may be the most coveted reliever on the free agent market this winter. The 30-year-old southpaw made his first All-Star team this year, serving as the Giants’ closer and racking up 34 saves. Though he works around 93 miles per hour, Smith has been piling up strikeouts for the last two seasons. During that time he’s punched out nearly 36 percent of batters faced, which ranks seventh among relievers with at least 100 innings. And it’s not as if those punchouts came from out of nowhere. He’s improved since the start of 2018, but Smith has whiffed a third of the hitters he’s faced since moving to the bullpen back in 2013.

Much like Bumgarner, Smith would have benefited from a midseason trade. Now, a qualifying offer puts a drag on his market and could get in the way of a four-year deal. He should still be immensely popular, with the Twins, Nationals, Phillies, Mets, Cubs, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Yankees, and Rays among the many teams seeking bullpen help.

Signed with Braves for three years, $40MM.

Underline mine.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 4
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 2.0 FIP 2.07 SIERA 2.50 FB 46% FBv 92.7 HR/FB 7% Hard 37% LOB 71%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 1.2 FIP 3.23 SIERA 2.71 FB 47% FBv 92.7 HR/FB 20% Hard 40% LOB 89%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19