Will Smith

Will Smith

Age: 29College: Gulf Coast CC, FLBats: RThrows: L

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Will Smith throws a scoreless frame on Thursday

Will Smith struck out one in a perfect inning on Thursday versus the Braves.

Fantasy Impact

Smith pitched in a tie game at the time as the Giants went on to lose in 13 innings. He would've been in line for a save had his set up man Tony Watson not served up a two-run homer to Austin Riley. Smith is one of the most underrated closers in fantasy baseball this year, posting a 2.75 ERA to go along 12 saves and 27 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings pitched.

Will Smith gives up a homer but strikes out the side

Will Smith gave up a solo homer in a non-save situation on Saturday in Arizona.

Fantasy Impact

Smith also struck out the side, which gives him 23 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings this season. His 3.06 ERA isn't elite but his 0.85 WHIP suggests it'll come down a bit as the season goes on. He remains the Giants' locked in closer for now.

Will Smith strikes out the side to earn 11th save

Will Smith struck out the side on Wednesday versus the Blue Jays, picking up his 11th save as the Giants won 4-3.

Fantasy Impact

The 29-year-old is now a perfect 11-for-11 in save chances this season. He also has a 20/4 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings pitched. Smith could be traded come July, but for now he's a top-15 fantasy closer.

Will Smith slams the door Sunday for his 10th save

Will Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth inning on Sunday versus the Reds, earning the save in the 6-5 win.

Fantasy Impact

Smith now has 17 strikeouts through 14 2/3 innings this season. He should be the Giants' locked in closer for the majority of the season, though it's possible he could be traded at the deadline. Fantasy owners will reap the rewards until then, however, as Smith has proven to be a value pick based off where he was going in spring drafts.

Will Smith finishes off the Reds to earn ninth save

Will Smith picked up his ninth save of the year on Sunday versus the Reds, giving up a run but ultimately hanging on for the 6-5 win.

Fantasy Impact

Smith gave up a solo homer to Kyle Farmer but remained nine-for-nine in save chances this year. The lefty now has a 3.29 ERA to go along with a 15/4 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings. He remains a top-12 closing option moving forward.