Josh A. Smith
Josh A. Smith
32-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Josh A. 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 Red Sox in May of 2018.
Refuses assignment
PFree Agent  
October 21, 2019
Smith refused an assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday and elected free agency, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The 32-year-old exercised his right to refuse an assignment, though it's far from guaranteed that he's able to sign a major-league deal this offseason. He struggled to a 5.81 ERA in 31 innings for the Red Sox this season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
33
Last 10 Games
29
Last 5 Games
22
How many pitches does Josh A. Smith generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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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 Josh A. Smith generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-19%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-24%
BAA vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .304 123 16 10 34 8 0 7
Since 2017vs Right .245 167 38 13 37 12 2 6
2019vs Left .327 61 8 5 18 1 0 5
2019vs Right .247 78 21 3 18 3 0 5
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .281 62 8 5 16 7 0 2
2017vs Right .244 89 17 10 19 9 2 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-45%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-65%
ERA at Home
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
-14%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.02 1.24 40.1 1 2 1 7.8 3.1 1.3
Since 2017Away 7.36 1.71 25.2 1 2 0 6.7 3.2 2.5
2019Home 3.18 1.12 17.0 0 1 1 9.5 2.6 1.6
2019Away 9.00 1.79 14.0 0 2 0 7.1 1.9 4.5
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 4.63 1.33 23.1 1 1 0 6.6 3.5 1.2
2017Away 5.40 1.63 11.2 1 0 0 6.2 4.6 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Josh A. 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
3.63
 
K/9
8.4
 
BB/9
2.3
 
HR/9
2.9
 
Fastball
91.4 mph
 
ERA
5.81
 
WHIP
1.42
 
BABIP
.308
 
GB/FB
0.90
 
Left On Base
73.3%
 
Exit Velocity
88.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
11.1%
 
Spin Rate
2471 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
39.4%
 
Swinging Strike
12.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Although he began the season with Triple-A Louisville, Smith ended up sticking with the major league bullpen for a significant chunk of the season. The 29-year-old righty came out of spring training with a rotation spot in the minors, and he pitched respectably, putting together a 3.80 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across eight starts and one brief relief appearance toward the end of the campaign. He also exhibited excellent control, as he walked just 13 batters across 45 innings at Triple-A. He lost some of that control upon his arrival in Cincinnati (3.9 BB/9) which led to an unsightly 5.17 ERA and 1.49 WHIP, although he did experience more success in two late-season starts. Smith was claimed off waivers by the A's after the season's conclusion, but he was cast off the 40-man roster again in short order and appears primed to serve as organizational depth in 2017.
Smith is yet another organizational soldier that got to make his major league debut with the Reds in 2015. Smith was drafted out of college back in 2010 and took a full season to advance each level, with him repeating Double-A and Triple-A in 2015 before he got his chance. Once he got the chance, the 27-year old predictably got hit pretty hard. Smith doesn't have an overpowering fastball, averaging just a tick under 90 mph, and consequently averaged 7.2 K/9 innings over his eight big league starts. He's off the 40-man roster for the Reds again, so his chances to make another impression will be slim.
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Booted from 40-man roster
PBoston Red Sox  
October 18, 2019
Smith was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
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Recalled from Triple-A
PBoston Red Sox  
August 20, 2019
Smith was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket prior to Tuesday's game against the Phillies.
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Heads to Pawtucket
PBoston Red Sox  
August 4, 2019
The Red Sox optioned Smith to Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.
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Recalled from Triple-A
PBoston Red Sox  
August 2, 2019
Smith was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
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Heads back to Triple-A
PBoston Red Sox  
June 25, 2019
The Red Sox optioned Smith to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
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