Will Smith

Will Smith

RP - SF
Age: 30College: Gulf Coast CC, FLBats: RThrows: L

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83%
 
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93%

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Smith is one of the most underrated fantasy closers in the league, and the fact he stayed put at the trade deadline ensures he'll remain a top closer the rest of the way.

One of few uncertain closer situations to quickly gain clarity, Smith has snared full control of San Francisco's ninth-inning duties. After recording a 2.55 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 53 innings last year, the lefty has converted 30 of 34 chances with a 2.70 ERA and 36.2% K rate. All that worrying about a midseason trade proved unfounded, as the soaring Giants opted to keep him. Without that cloud no longer hanging over Smith's job, he's a top-10 fantasy closer going forward.

Smith has been lights out for the Giants with 61 first-half Ks and a WHIP below 1.00. So long as he remains the closer, he will be an excellent fantasy option, but it seems likely San Francisco will deal him before long.