Burch Smith
Burch Smith
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
San Francisco Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Burch Smith in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Brewers in January of 2019. Waived by the Brewers in August of 2019. Claimed off waivers by the Giants in August of 2019.
Primed for debut with Giants
PSan Francisco Giants
September 1, 2019
Smith was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday.
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Smith was claimed off waivers from the Brewers in mid-August and is set to make his debut for his new team. The 29-year-old allowed 11 runs on 16 hits with a 14:10 K:BB over 12.2 major-league innings this season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
25
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
18
How many pitches does Burch Smith generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Burch Smith generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-18%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .323 210 37 19 60 10 2 10
Since 2017vs Right .264 254 60 35 56 11 0 8
2019vs Left .308 43 6 4 12 3 1 2
2019vs Right .275 63 14 10 14 2 0 1
2018vs Left .327 167 31 15 48 7 1 8
2018vs Right .261 191 46 25 42 9 0 7
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-7%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-14%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-5%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 6.84 1.79 51.1 1 2 0 8.1 4.9 1.8
Since 2017Away 6.38 1.63 48.0 0 5 0 9.6 4.9 1.5
2019Home 5.91 2.16 10.2 0 0 0 8.4 5.9 0.8
2019Away 5.06 1.59 10.2 0 1 0 8.4 5.9 1.7
2018Home 7.08 1.70 40.2 1 2 0 8.0 4.6 2.0
2018Away 6.75 1.63 37.1 0 4 0 9.9 4.6 1.4
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Burch Smith compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.43
 
K/9
8.4
 
BB/9
5.9
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
92.6 mph
 
ERA
5.48
 
WHIP
1.88
 
BABIP
.364
 
GB/FB
0.69
 
Left On Base
72.6%
 
Exit Velocity
89.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.3%
 
Spin Rate
2178 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
37.7%
 
Swinging Strike
12.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Armed with a fastball that once reached triple digits, Smith is trying to return from 2015 Tommy John surgery after being selected by the Royals in the Rule 5 draft in December. Even if the Royals opt to keep him on the 25-man roster, he may have to begin in a low-leverage role, as he posted a 14:9 K:BB with 10 earned runs allowed over his first 10 innings in Cactus League play. He'll need to string together a prolonged run of productive innings out of the bullpen before it's worth considering him as a potential staff filler in deep formats.
Smith looked poised to begin 2015 in the Rays rotation due to a torrent of injuries to their starters, but that torrent soon claimed him too and sent him straight to the Tommy John operating room in April. Due to this, he’ll sit out a good chunk of 2016 before an abbreviated return in the later months of the season. Smith was one of the assets brought home in the Wil Myers trade and the Rays are hoping he can still be a back-end starter in the majors. He hasn’t had a real season since 2013, when strong results in Double-A, then Triple-A, pushed him to seven starts with the Padres. The resulting 6.44 ERA wasn’t great, but his projectable frame and low-to-mid 90s fastball mean that he’ll probably be given another chance at starter once he finishes rehab. If he can’t handle that, he will have a future as a long man out of the bullpen.
A forearm strain limited Smith to just two appearances at Triple-A during the 2014 season. The results were disastrous, but the sample size is too small to be meaningful. He recovered from the injury and made nine appearances in relief during the Arizona Fall League, but was prone to hard contact and didn't miss bats at a clip anywhere near the one he maintained during his meteoric rise through the Padres' system in 2012 and 2013. Before the arm issue, Smith was flashing a mid-90s fastball that could touch triple digits, with secondary offerings that were still works in progress. He struggled to keep his pitches down in the zone during his taste of the big leagues, and his fastball doesn't have much movement, which makes him susceptible to very hard contact when he misses his spot. If he's healthy, he may end up contributing as a power arm out of the bullpen after his trade to Tampa Bay, but a lost season has only added to the list of questions about one of the most surprising breakouts of 2013.
A 14th-round selection in the 2011 draft, Smith emerged from nowhere to dominate Double-A San Antonio in the first month of the season, resulting in a callup to the Padres. However, the experiment failed, as he was bombarded in three starts encompassing just 7.1 innings and was promptly sent to Triple-A Tucson to try his wares in the Pacific Coast League. Seven subsequent appearances in the majors are much more indicative of his ability, namely a 35:15 K:BB ratio, but he must reduce his propensity to serve up the long ball, considering a 1.6 HR/9 across 29 frames during that span. Nevertheless, his mid-90s fastball will be given an opportunity to earn a rotation spot, however unlikely, in spring training.
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Headed to new organization
PSan Francisco Giants
August 12, 2019
The Giants claimed Smith off waivers from the Brewers on Monday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Designated for assigment
PMilwaukee Brewers
August 9, 2019
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Headed back to Triple-A
PMilwaukee Brewers
July 24, 2019
The Brewers optioned Smith to Triple-A San Antonio on Wednesday.
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Back in big leagues
PMilwaukee Brewers
July 22, 2019
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Sent back to Triple-A
PMilwaukee Brewers
July 20, 2019
Smith was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Saturday.
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