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Will Smith

Will Smith

RP - ATL

Age: 31College: Gulf Coast Community CollegeBats: RThrows: L

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #106
Best / Worst #39 / #173
ADP #293

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79%

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Smith had a rough 2020 season, losing several weeks to a bout with COVID-19 and being far less effective than usual when he did pitch. His dominant slider just wasn't the same, as batters hit .263 (after never hitting better than .193) and tallied a .398 wOBA (after never totaling higher than .282) against it. But Brian Snitker appears to be willing to throw out Smith's poor season almost entirely. Although he hasn't named Smith the closer, he has professed his confidence in him, and there's been speculation from beat writers that Smith will ultimately win the role after a battle with Chris Martin and A.J. Minter. Draft Smith as the presumptive closer unless you hear otherwise from Braves camp.

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Will Smith: Braves might use 2-3 guys to close

Braves manager Brian Snitker says the team might use 2-3 guys to close, but also said he has "every confidence in the world" that Will Smith could do it if needed.

Fantasy Impact

Smith was used in more of a setup role last year with Mark Melancon operating as the team's go-to closer. The lefty Smith was an All-Star closer for the Giants in 2019, however, so he certainly has experience. Chris Martin and A.J. Minter could garner save chances as well, which makes this a battle to watch in spring training.

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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#266#106#43922
Rest of Season ----
Dynasty #293#276#5413
ECR vs ADP
Projections
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Projections (2021 Season)
GGSWLSVBSHDIPHERHRBBKERAWHIP
61043197958.84622919763.431.11
Stats
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamGGSWLSVIPHRERHRBBBB%KK%ERAWHIP
2018SF5402314533718153157.147133.812.550.98
2019SF630603465.146202010218.179637.352.761.03
2020ATL180220161188746.451829.034.500.94
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreDECIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
Sun, Sep 27vs. BOS-L1.01111029.001.00
Fri, Sep 25vs. BOS--1.00000020.000.00
Mon, Sep 21vs. MIA-HLD0.10000100.003.00
Sun, Sep 20@ NYM-HLD1.20000000.000.00
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Team
DateOppTimePitcherVBRMatchup
Thu, Apr 1st@ PHI3:05pm
Sat, Apr 3rd@ PHI4:05pm
Sun, Apr 4th@ PHI1:05pm
Mon, Apr 5th@ WSH4:05pm
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