Josh Smoker
Josh Smoker
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Josh Smoker in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Dodgers in February of 2019.
Let go by Dodgers
PFree Agent  
May 7, 2019
Smoker has been released by the Dodgers, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Smoker was cut loose from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, along with outfielder Ezequiel Carerra. He had been a non-roster invitee to spring training and posted a 9.00 ERA with an 11:9 K:BB over 14 innings prior to the move.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2019
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2018
 
 
-46%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-1%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .276 144 36 17 34 12 0 4
Since 2017vs Right .304 161 36 22 41 10 0 8
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .222 12 2 3 2 1 0 0
2018vs Right .409 26 2 4 9 5 0 2
2017vs Left .281 132 34 14 32 11 0 4
2017vs Right .283 135 34 18 32 5 0 6
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-7%
ERA at Home
2019
No Stats
2018
 
 
-25%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-2%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.35 1.94 38.2 1 2 0 10.5 6.1 1.9
Since 2017Away 5.76 1.56 25.0 0 0 0 9.7 4.7 1.4
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 7.36 2.45 3.2 0 0 0 7.4 12.3 2.5
2018Away 9.82 2.45 3.2 0 0 0 2.5 4.9 2.5
2017Home 5.14 1.89 35.0 1 2 0 10.8 5.4 1.8
2017Away 5.06 1.41 21.1 0 0 0 11.0 4.6 1.3
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2008
Smoker struggled so mightily in the lower levels of the minors at the beginning of his professional career that it looked like there was relatively little possibility of him moving up through the ranks. A year removed from an 8.10 ERA at the Low-A level, the 27-year-old got his first crack at Triple-A in 2016. While he was plagued by an absurdly high .433 BABIP in that stint, Smoker pitched to a 2.45 FIP and continued his high strikeout ways to the tune of 12.8 K/9. The Mets were impressed enough with his ability to miss bats -- highlighted by an upper-90s fastball -- to give him a look with the big league club. Though opposing batters were able to hit him fairly hard when they did make contact, the lefty figures to be a solid source of strikeouts and holds again next season if he's given another chance in the major league bullpen.
In some ways comparable to a left-handed Zack Greinke, Smoker mixes a low-90s fastball with a wide assortment of breaking pitches, including a plus curve and splitter, and has enviable competitiveness and mound savvy. He won't turn 19 until after the season's over, and is a long way from the majors, but his mental toughness could help him push up the ladder much more quickly than anyone expects.
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Invited to Dodgers camp
PLos Angeles Dodgers  
February 8, 2019
Smoker will join the Dodgers' big-league training camp after signing a minor-league deal with the team Friday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Let go by Detroit
PFree Agent  
September 6, 2018
Smoker was released by the Tigers on Thursday.
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Shipped to Triple-A
PDetroit Tigers  
August 30, 2018
Smoker was optioned to Triple-A Toledo following Thursday's game against the Yankees.
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Moves up to big club
PDetroit Tigers  
August 26, 2018
The Tigers recalled Smoker from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.
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Claimed by Tigers
PDetroit Tigers  
July 28, 2018
Smoker was picked up off waivers by the Tigers, and he'll be optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.
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