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38 Joe Smith RP

Houston Astros

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
2.10-000.0000
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018HOU513.74560000245.2342019721246
2019HOU000.003000002.13000000

Player Updates

July 12, 2019 05:08 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Set for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (Achilles) was activated from the 60-day injured list prior to Friday's game against the Rangers, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

He has not pitched in the majors since last year's ALCS due to a ruptured Achilles tendon, but is set to rejoin the 25-man roster. Look for him to pitch in mid-leverage situations.

July 11, 2019 05:56 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Closing in on return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (Achilles) could be activated from the 60-day injured list over the weekend, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Though nothing is set in stone just yet, the Astros will evaluate Smith over the next few days to determine whether he's ready to come off the shelf. The right-hander has been out of commission since undergoing surgery in December of 2018 due to a ruptured left Achilles' tendon.

June 27, 2019 02:56 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Shifted to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (Achilles) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

This move is simply procedural. The Astros needed to free up a 40-man spot for Cy Sneed, whose contract was selected from the minors on Thursday, and Smith has already spent more than 60 days on the shelf. Smith is currently on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock but isn't expected to rejoin the Astros until after the All-Star break.

June 25, 2019 12:16 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Likely out through break
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Astros don't expect Smith (Achilles) to be ready to return from the 60-day injured list until after the All-Star break, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Smith isn't dealing with any sort of setback in his recovery from Achilles surgery, but the Astros apparently want him to turn in several appearances in the minors after the injury prevented him from building up his arm in spring training. The right-hander began his rehab assignment at Double-A Corpus Christi on a promising note last weekend, striking out the side in his first appearance.

June 21, 2019 01:16 AM
Astros' Joe Smith: Cleared for rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (Achilles) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Smith emerged pain-free from a live batting practice session earlier in the week, clearing the way for him to begin a rehab stint. The right-hander has been on the shelf all season after undergoing surgery on his Achilles in December, so he'll likely need to make a handful of rehab appearances before being cleared to return.

June 18, 2019 11:00 AM
Astros' Joe Smith: Tosses live BP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (Achilles) threw live batting practice Monday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Smith could be sent out on a minor-league rehab assignment in the coming days if he checks out OK. He's been sidelined all season after undergoing surgery on his Achilles in December of 2018, so he figures to require a lengthy rehab stint before returning.

June 14, 2019 06:32 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Closing in on rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (Achilles) is slated to throw one more bullpen session early next week before embarking on a rehab assignment, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Smith will join the team in Cincinnati to toss one last bullpen session, and if all goes well, he'll be sent out on a rehab stint. The right-hander is expected to require a lengthy minor-league assignment, considering he's been out of commission since undergoing surgery on his Achilles in December of 2018.

June 5, 2019 02:48 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Slated to throw batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (Achilles) is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session this weekend, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.

Smith had been limited to throwing bullpen sessions over the previous three weeks, so the fact that he'll be facing hitters over the weekend represents a step forward in his recovery from Achilles surgery. If Smith responds well to the activity, he could soon be cleared to pitch in simulated games at extended spring training.

June 3, 2019 01:08 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Another side session on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager AJ Hinch said Sunday that Smith (Achilles) will throw another bullpen session within the next few days, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Smith first resumed throwing off a mound in mid-May, so he's still roughly in a holding pattern with regards to his recovery from the ruptured left Achilles' tendon he sustained back in December. While Smith will need to gradually build up his arm again after the long layoff, the Astros' main concern at this stage is how well the right-hander is able to field his position coming off the serious injury. Until the Astros are comfortable with how he's moving laterally, Smith probably won't be cleared to test himself in a simulated or rehab-game setting.

May 28, 2019 10:12 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Throws bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (Achilles) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Smith ruptured his left Achilles in December and is still awhile away from returning to game action. He's expected to face hitters at the Astros' spring training complex soon.

May 14, 2019 06:32 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Tosses first side session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith threw a bullpen session Tuesday for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair his ruptured left Achilles, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Smith tossed 20 pitches and reportedly felt good following his throwing session. "I feel like it's February," Smith said. "I feel good. I feel like my body is free. I feel like I'm moving great. I don't feel like my left foot is jamming me up at all." The right-hander is scheduled for another bullpen later in the week and could face live hitters in the near future if that goes well.

May 11, 2019 06:32 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Goes through running drills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (Achilles) went through running drills on the field Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Smith is still working his way back from offseason Achilles surgery. He remains on target to return in late June or early July.

April 7, 2019 04:24 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Playing catch again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (Achilles) resumed playing catch about two weeks ago, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

While the activity represents a positive step in Smith's recovery from offseason surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles' tendon, the 35-year-old's timeline to return from the 10-day injured list remains unchanged. The Astros are still optimistic that Smith will be ready for activation at some point in June or July.

March 29, 2019 10:20 AM
Astros' Joe Smith: Moves to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Astros placed Smith (Achilles) on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Smith ruptured his left Achilles' tendon over the winter and isn't expected to be ready to make his 2019 debut until around midseason at the earliest. With that in mind, the Astros will likely shift Smith to the 60-day IL at some point down the road when the team needs to open up a spot on the 40-man roster.

December 20, 2018 11:52 AM
Astros' Joe Smith: Suffers ruptured Achilles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith suffered a ruptured left Achilles' tendon while working out last week. He underwent surgery and is expected to miss 6-to-8 months, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

Unfortunately, Smith will likely miss at least half of the 2019 season following this injury. The right-hander was a reliable presence in the Astros' bullpen last year, logging a 3.74 ERA and 1.01 WHIP with 46 strikeouts in 45.2 innings of relief. Zach Britton went down with the same exact injury a year ago and was able to return to the big leagues in the middle of June, so that timeline demonstrates a best-case scenario for Smith moving forward.

October 13, 2018 02:16 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Added to ALCS roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is on the Astros' ALCS roster against Boston, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Smith wasn't on the club's 25-man roster for the ALDS versus Cleveland but will provide a fresh relief arm for Houston in this best-of-seven series. Across 56 appearances this year, he logged a 3.74 ERA and 1.01 WHIP with a 9.1 K/9.

September 10, 2018 08:56 AM
Astros' Joe Smith: Thriving since return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith pitched a scoreless seventh inning in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Red Sox.

Smith has been brilliant since returning from an elbow injury in early July. The right-hander has allowed just two runs, two walks and 12 hits over 22 innings, dropping his ERA from 5.23 to 3.02. He's rarely used in a setup capacity, but is entrusted to duty anywhere between the sixth and eighth innings.

July 8, 2018 12:52 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Throws seond straight scoreless
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith allowed a hit and struck out two over a scoreless inning in Saturday's 12-6 win over the White Sox.

This was Smith's second appearance since being activated off the disabled list, both in which he's allowed hits but no runs. Situations don't get much lower-leverage than this, as the 34-year-old mopped up the ninth inning with Houston up by six. Smith's 4.98 ERA brings up the rear of the entire Astros' staff, so he'll need to string together several scoreless outings before being entrusted to high-leverage work.

July 3, 2018 11:28 AM
Astros' Joe Smith: Returns from disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day DL on Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Smith will head back to the Astros' bullpen after partaking in a pair of games at the minor-league level while rehabbing his right elbow injury. Across 23 appearances with Houston this year, he's posted a 5.49 ERA and 1.12 WHIP.

July 2, 2018 07:00 AM
Astros' Joe Smith: Set to be activated
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (elbow) fired a scoreless inning of relief for Double-A Corpus Christi on Sunday and will rejoin the Astros for a series beginning Tuesday against the Rangers, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

This was the second game for Smith while on rehabilitation assignment. He had a 19-pitch outing Friday, when he allowed three singles before stranding the bases loaded. On Sunday, he threw 14 pitches (eight for strikes) and allowed one hit. That was enough to get the side-arming right-hander back to Houston. The Astros cleared a roster spot Sunday by returning Cionel Perez back to Double-A.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Texas 0.100 0.00000
vs LHB 0.200 0.00000
vs RHB 1.200 0.00000
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/14@TEX0000.11000
7/15@LAA0001.01000
7/17@LAA0001.01000
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
@TEX
W12-4
15
@LAA
L6-9
16
@LAA
L2-7
17
@LAA
W11-2
18
@LAA
W6-2
19
TEX
8:10 pm
20
TEX
7:10 pm
21
TEX
2:10 pm
22
OAK
8:10 pm
23
OAK
8:10 pm
24
OAK
2:10 pm
25
26
@STL
8:15 pm
27
@STL
7:15 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007NYM32 3.455400000 44.1481817372145
2008NYM63 3.558200003 63.1512825443152
2009CLE00 3.443700001 34.0301613401330
2010CLE22 3.835300001 40.0301817412432
2011CLE33 2.017100003 67.0521615122145
2012CLE74 2.967200003 67.0532722422553
2013CLE62 2.297000038 63.0541716532354
2014LAA72 1.81760001519 74.2451615461568
2015LAA55 3.587000059 65.1642626421957
2016LAA-CHC25 3.465400069 52.0472020861840
2017TOR-CLE30 3.335900012 54.0462020411071
2018HOU51 3.745600002 45.2342019721246
2019HOU00 0.00300000 2.13000000
Total 4929 3.017570003060 672.25572422255236232593
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007NYM54100000100 .000 .000 .000
2008NYM82100000100 .000 .000 .000
2009CLE37000000000 --- --- ---
2010CLE53000000000 --- --- ---
2011CLE71000000000 --- --- ---
2012CLE72000000000 --- --- ---
2013CLE70000000000 --- --- ---
2014LAA76000000000 --- --- ---
2015LAA70000000000 --- --- ---
2016LAA-CHC54000000000 --- --- ---
2017TOR-CLE59000000000 --- --- ---
2018HOU56000000000 --- --- ---
2019HOU3000000000 --- --- ---
Total 757200000200 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2007NYMP5401129001.000
2008NYMP82021318001.000
2009CLEP3701239001.000
2010CLEP530918021.000
2011CLEP7102612411 .962
2012CLEP7201711511 .941
2013CLEP7001721411 .941
2014LAAP76015312011.000
2015LAAP7001931423 .895
2016LAA-CHCP54011110001.000
2017TOR-CLEP59015312021.000
2018HOUP56092611 .889
2019HOUP3000000 ---
Total  757018225151612 .967
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2007NYM46519 3.6851002 .274205 15.4 .3830
2008NYM49736 2.8362001 .220271 12.2 .3363
2009CLE04425 1.9210002 .236142 11.4 .4021
2010CLE25528 2.1461110 .208170 12.4 .3331
2011CLE19552 1.9243302 .217267 10.1 .2583
2012CLE49649 2.0822111 .213278 10.7 .3053
2013CLE26956 1.3612203 .235259 11.4 .3305
2014LAA39754 1.9430004 .172285 8.0 .2574
2015LAA47950 1.7422201 .259271 11.7 .3684
2016LAA-CHC36046 1.3914410 .246217 12.3 .3873
2017TOR-CLE14838 1.3231000 .229214 9.5 .3331
2018HOU04640 1.2532101 .207180 9.5 .3782
2019HOU034 0.7500000 .30010 11.6 .4000
Total 28854497 1.85372014317 .2252769 11.0 .33330
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013CLE00 0.00100000 0.21000001
2014LAA00 0.00200000 2.00000002
2017CLE00 0.00400000 2.10000013
2018HOU01 27.00100000 0.11111000
Total 01 1.69800000 5.12111016
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006 AA-Binghamton02 5.68100000 12.21288111112
2006 A-Brooklyn01 0.45170009 20.0103104328
2007AAA-New Orleans00 2.0080002 9.07320045
2009AAA-Columbus00 0.0050000 5.04000016
2010AAA-Columbus Clippers21 1.96200002 23.01785001019
2011AA-Akron Aeros00 2.7040000 3.11110027
2016AFA-Inland Empire 66ers00 0.0021000 2.00000002
2016AAA-Iowa Cubs00 0.0020000 2.01000002
2017AAA-Buffalo Bisons00 3.8630000 2.13110003
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/205
Birthdate:
3/22/1984
Age:
35
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Houston Astros
College:

MLB Experience:
13