SP - ARI
Caleb Smith allowed one hit and three walks over four scoreless innings against the Rangers on Tuesday. He struck out two.
This was Smith's longest start of the year, but still failed to qualify for the win. He's amassed a 3.00 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 12 innings this season. He'll get one more start against the Rockies on Sunday.
Caleb Smith didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's win over the Angels. He allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out four in two innings.
Smith has made three starts, and hasn't gone more than three innings in any of them. He's looking more like an 'opener' than a traditional starter. As such, his upside for the rest of the season seems limited.
Caleb Smith took a no-decision in Friday's win over the Mariners, allowing one run on one hit and a walk in three innings. He struck out three.
Smith's only damage came in the form of a Dylan Moore home run. Otherwise, he held the Mariners in check, but was lifted after throwing just 40 pitches. It's plausible the Diamondbacks are cautiously building him up after recovering from COVID-19. He'll start against Wednesday against the Angels.
Caleb Smith was traded from the Miami Marlins to the Arizona Diamondbacks before Monday's trade deadline. The return package for Smith is unknown at this moment. Look for the Marlins and Diamondbacks to update the return package by end of business Monday. The Diamondbacks are 14-21 this season.
Smith, who has been out with COVID-19, has not appeared in a game for the Marlins since July 25th. He features a Fastball-Slider-Change up mix with a seldom used Curveball. He finished last season with a 4.52 ERA, 5.05 xFIP and 168 strikeouts in 153 1/3 innings pitched for the Marlins. Owners in 12-team standard redraft leagues can leave Smith on the Waiver Wire for now.
Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports the Marlins are receiving trade interest in LHP Caleb Smith.
Smith is currently sidelined following the Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak from earlier this summer. He has made just one start this year but the Marlins are said to be monitoring his trade market ahead of the 4 PM EST deadline on Monday.