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Wins
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Earned Run Average
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Saves
FPTS
Fantasy Points
Oct 4, 2022 0 2 3.27 0 1.5
Sep 28, 2022 0 2 3.43 0 -6.5
Sep 25, 2022 0 1 2.66 0 3.5
Sep 23, 2022 0 1 2.79 0
Sep 22, 2022 0 1 2.45 0 3.5

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Fantasy Points per Game
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Innings Pitched
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Wins
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Losses
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Strikeouts
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Base on Balls (Walk)
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Earned Run Average
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Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2023 0.00 0.00
2022 118.51.8 59.0 3 5 65 25 3.97 1.41
2021 384.55.4 68.0 3 7 37 87 28 3.44 1.13
3y Avg. 183.53.6 47.7 2 4 14 57 19 3.78 1.22
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  • Will Smith: Enters free agency

    The Astros declined Smith's $13 million club option for 2023 on Wednesday, making him a free agent, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. After coming over in a trade from Atlanta on Aug. 1, Smith proceeded to make 24 relief appearances for Houston during the regular season, compiling a 3.27 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and six holds in 22 innings. Though Smith was part of the Astros' active roster during the World Series, he was inactive for the first two rounds of the playoffs, so it doesn't come as a major surprise that Houston isn't willing to keep a middle reliever around at a salary north of $10 million. Smith shouldn't have much trouble finding a new home in free agency, but the 33-year-old likely isn't viewed as a viable option at closer at this stage of his career.
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  • Astros' Will Smith: Added to World Series roster

    Smith was added to the Astros' World Series roster Friday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. The left-hander will join the Astros ahead of Game 1 of the World Series against the Phillies, replacing Seth Martinez in the bullpen. Smith has produced an impressive 1.47 ERA over 18.1 career playoff innings and won the World Series with Atlanta in 2021.
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  • Astros' Will Smith: Not included on ALDS roster

    Smith will not be on the Astros' roster for the ALDS against the Mariners. Smith owns an excellent 1.47 ERA in 18.1 career postseason innings. His absence from this series may be due more to strategic reasons than anything else, as the Astros elected not to carry a single left-handed reliever.
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  • Astros' Will Smith: Tagged with loss

    Smith (0-2) took the loss on Wednesday night against the Diamondbacks. He allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning. Smith entered for the 10th inning with the score tied 2-2 and retired two of the four batters he faces before being pulled in favor of righty Bryan Abreu. The left-hander is 0-2 in 11 September appearances, allowing four earned runs with 10 strikeouts and two walks over that stretch.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Logs shaky save

    Smith saved Monday's 6-3 victory over the Cardinals, allowing one hit and two walks with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning. Smith entered in the ninth inning to protect a three-run lead and made things interesting by loading the bases with one out and the heart of St. Louis' lineup due up, but he was able to retire Nolan Arenado and Albert Pujols to secure the win. The 32-year-old has recorded three saves while Kenley Jansen's been shelved with a chest injury and should continue to function as the closer for at least another week with Jansen targeting a July 12 return.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Possible waiver wire pickups

    A.J. Minter, who has been the Braves' eighth-inning guy and best reliever this year, got the first save chance after Kenley Jansen went down with an irregular heartbeat last week, but Will Smith, the team leader in saves a year ago, got the second and third. The latter came during a game in which Minter worked the seventh inning, which itself would suggest a pecking order. Minter did get to work the ninth inning in a tie game Sunday, but he allowed four baserunners without recording an out and ended up taking the loss. Jansen may not be sidelined for long, but if you're looking for cheap saves in his absence, Smith might be the better bet after all.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Closes out Wednesday's win

    Smith struck out two in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Phillies. With Kenley Jansen (irregular heartbeat) on the injured list, A.J. Minter and Smith have split the last two save opportunities, each converting with a perfect inning. Atlanta's bullpen situation is likely to evolve into a committee for now, with Smith a part of that late-inning mix. He has three saves, nine holds, three blown saves and an 0-1 record to go with a 3.30 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 31:14 K:BB through 30 innings overall.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Could close while Jansen is out

    Smith and A.J. Minter are viewed as the top candidates to pick up saves for Atlanta after closer Kenley Jansen was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday due to an irregular heartbeat, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Jansen previously missed action during the 2011, 2012 and 2018 season on account of cardiac issues, so he'll likely need medical clearance from doctors before making his return from the IL following his latest recurrence of an irregular heartbeat. According to Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jansen will still able to throw bullpen sessions while he's on the shelf, leaving Atlanta optimistic that he'll be sidelined for only a brief period of time. Before Atlanta signed Jansen this winter, Smith was coming off a 37-save campaign, but his effectiveness has waned while he's moved into a setup role in 2022. Though he's still managed to pick up two saves this season, Smith has seen a sharp downturn in his strikeout rate and an uptick in his walk rate, with his 11.7 K-BB% representing his worse mark since 2012. That downturn in performance may not make Smith the clear top candidate for the closer's role, despite his ample experience in the ninth inning. Minter, meanwhile, has arguably been Atlanta's best reliever this season, as he sports an outstanding 1.69 ERA and supports it with strong peripherals (31.7 K-BB%, 1.92 SIERA).
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Picks up second save

    Smith struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his second save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Marlins. Kenley Jansen last pitched Wednesday, but he'd worked on four of five days to that point, so Atlanta manager Brian Snitker elected to give his closer a little extra rest. Smith has been erratic this season -- his 3.38 ERA benefits from six unearned runs, while his 20.9 percent strikeout rate is almost 10 points worse than 2021 -- but he remains the next man up for saves when Jansen is unavailable.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Drops decision to Padres

    Smith (0-1) blew the save and took the loss Friday against the Padres, giving up three runs on three hits in one inning of relief. He struck out one. Entering the game in the seventh inning with Atlanta ahead 6-4, Smith served up a three-run shot to Ha-Seong Kim to give San Diego the lead. The southpaw has been tagged for four homers in 13.1 innings to begin the season after allowing 18 in 84 frames over the prior two years. He has zero wins, one save and one hold in 13 appearances to go along with his 4.05 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 11:4 K:BB.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Collects first save of season

    Smith recorded his first save of the season in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Reds, giving up a run on a hit and a walk while striking out one in one inning of relief. Kenley Jansen threw 30 pitches in his Atlanta debut Friday and wasn't available, leaving closing duties in the hands of Smith. The southpaw wasn't exactly sharp, but he did get the job done, which is not a surprising outcome after he racked up 37 saves in 2021. As long as Jansen is healthy, however, Smith will mostly be relegated to setup duties and high-leverage spots earlier in games, limiting his fantasy appeal to leagues that score holds as well as saves.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Out as closer

    Smith is expected to move to a setup role after Atlanta signed Kenley Jansen to a one-year, $16 million contract. This is a big blow to those who drafted Smith as a source of saves. We knew Jansen had to sign somewhere, but Atlanta didn't seem like a likely landing spot. If Jansen gets hurt or struggles, Smith could be back in the ninth inning, but it seems unlikely the team would have brought Jansen in to be a setup man given his long track record of success as a closer with the Dodgers.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Collects second postseason save

    Smith struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning, earning the save in Game 3 of the NLDS against Milwaukee on Monday. Smith didn't mess around in the top half of the ninth with a three-run advantage, retiring the Brewers in order to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Over two postseason appearances, he's collected two saves, giving up one hit and one walk while fanning one over that brief stretch.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Snags first save of postseason

    Smith tossed a scoreless ninth inning, giving up a hit and a walk on his way to a save in Saturday's 3-0 victory over the Brewers in Game 2 of the NLDS. The closer walked Christian Yelich to open the inning before surrendering a single to Luis Urias, putting two on base with no outs. He was able to get Lorenzo Cain to line out and induced a game-ending double play off the bat of Luke Maile to finish the contest. Dating back to the regular season, Smith has now converted six straight save opportunities while pitching seven scoreless innings.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Fans two, earns save

    Smith tossed a scoreless inning Thursday against Philadelphia to earn the save, fanning two. Smith only needed eight pitches to get the job done en route to his 37th save of the season, and he's already surpassed his career-best mark in that category. In fact, he has nailed down each of his last five save chances while tossing a scoreless outing in each of those appearances as well. He ended September on a strong note and posted a 1.50 ERA through 12 innings on the month, as he ends the regular season on a blistering note.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Records 36th save

    Smith allowed an unearned run on two walks while striking out one to earn the save Tuesday against Philadelphia. Smith managed his 36th save of the season, though he did so in adventurous fashion. Much of the drama was not his fault, as Eddie Rosario committed an error that allowed the tying baserunners to reach second and third base with one out. After intentionally walking Andrew McCutchen, Smith retired the next two batters he faced to work out of trouble. Smith has pitched well in September -- aside from allowing seven walks -- by allowing only two earned runs and striking out 15 across 11 innings. For the season, Smith has maintained a 3.55 ERA with an 84:28 K:BB across 66 frames.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Picks up another save

    Smith secured the save Sunday against the Padres after tossing a scoreless inning, walking three while also striking out the side. It was far from a clean inning for the veteran reliever, who only tossed 14 of his 31 pitches for strikes, but he still found a way to limit the damage and shut the door while protecting a slim one-run lead. It wasn't easy, as Smith found himself with one out and the bases loaded, but he struck out both Trent Grisham and Ha-Seong Kim to record his 35th save of the year. He has gone 35-for-41 on save chances this season but has nailed down his last three opportunities, and he has also given up just two earned runs across 10 appearances (10 innings) this month.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Notches save No. 33

    Smith fired a perfect ninth inning, striking out two to earn the save in the win over the Giants on Sunday. Smith entered the ninth inning with a three-run lead. It was a solid comeback performance after blowing a save against the Giants on Friday. The 31-year-old has a 3.63 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 77 punchouts in 62 innings this season. His 33 saves are tied with Josh Hader for the fourth-most in baseball.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Blown save Friday

    Smith blew a save opportunity Friday against the Giants after allowing one run across one inning. He struck out two in the outing. Smith has now blown saves in two of three chances, but prior to that, he hadn't failed to capitalize on these opportunities since August, when he also recorded two blown saves in less than a week. The reliever gave up a run in two of his last five appearances but still owns a 2.57 ERA through seven innings this month.
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  • Braves' Will Smith: Escapes with 32nd save

    Smith allowed a hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday, earning a save over the Marlins. Smith allowed leadoff triple to Jesus Sanchez and found himself in a first-and-third jam with just one out. He wiggled out of the threat and has now converted 32-of-37 save chances this season, including nine of his last 10. The veteran closer lowered his ERA to 3.66 through 59 frames.
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