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38 Joe Smith RP

Houston Astros

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
25.01001.80225
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018HOU513.74560000245.2342019721246
2019HOU101.80280000125.0196520522

Player Updates

July 5, 2020 04:40 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Absent from summer camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astros manager Dusty Baker said Sunday that Smith wasn't present due to "concerns about the health and safety of his family," Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

It's unclear if Smith has specific concerns to be addressed or is simply wary of playing amid the pandemic, though to this point he's made no statement about opting out. The right-hander made 28 appearances out of the Houston bullpen in 2019, logging a 1.80 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 22:5 K:BB in 25 innings, but his status for 2020 is now up in the air.

March 16, 2020 08:52 AM
Astros' Joe Smith: Projected for back end of 'pen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is expected to serve as a bridge to closer Roberto Osuna in the Astros' bullpen, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. He's allowed two runs on three hits while striking out two over 4.1 spring innings.

An Achilles injury delayed Smith's 2019 season and limited him to 28 appearances over the second half. The side-arming right-hander was dominant once healthy, pitching to a 1.80 ERA over 25 innings, and earned a two-year contract extension. He and Ryan Pressly will set up Osuna.

December 16, 2019 05:44 PM
Astros' Joe Smith: Heads back to Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith signed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Astros on Monday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

An Achilles injury limited the 35-year-old to just 25 innings last season, but he looked quite good when available. He finished the year with a 1.80 ERA, a 22.9 percent strikeout rate and a 5.2 percent walk rate.

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.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 9.000 3.000410
vs RHB 16.000 1.130112
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020HOU00---00000000000000
2019HOU101.80280000125.0196520522
2018HOU513.74560000245.7342019721246
2017CLE303.33590001254.0462020411071
2016CHC253.46540006952.0472020861840
2015LAA553.58700005965.3642626421957
2014LAA721.820000151974.7451615461568
2013CLE622.2900003863.0541716532354
2012CLE742.9600000367.0532722422553
2011CLE332.0200000367.0521615122145
2010CLE223.8300000140.0301817412432
2009CLE003.4400000134.0301613401330
2008NYM633.5700000363.3512825443152
2007NYM323.4700000044.3481817372145
Total50292.9800003061695.05732482305436237615
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020HOU000---00000------0---
2019HOU027231.2000000.2090.960968.64
2018HOU046401.1000101.2071.0071809.46
2017CLE148381.3000000.2291.0372149.50
2016CHC360461.3000410.2461.25021712.29
2015LAA479501.6000201.2591.27027111.71
2014LAA397541.8030004.1720.8092858.01
2013CLE269561.2012203.2351.22225911.43
2012CLE496492.0022111.2131.16427810.75
2011CLE195521.8043302.2171.09026710.07
2010CLE255282.0061110.2081.35017012.38
2009CLE044251.8010002.2361.26514211.38
2008NYM497362.7062001.2201.30027112.27
2007NYM465193.4051002.2741.56520515.51
Total288785161.70392014317.2251.165285510.96
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2006AA-Binghamton 12.210000201211125.901.885
2006A-Brooklyn 20.01700019283100.450.650
2007AAA-New Orleans 9.08000025472.001.222
2009AAA-Columbus 5.05000006140.001.000
2010AAA-Columbus Clippers 23.020002121910171.961.174
2011AA-Akron Aeros 3.14000007212.900.968
2016AFA-Inland Empire 66ers 2.02100002000.000.000
2016AAA-Iowa Cubs 2.02000002010.000.500
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/205
Birthdate:
3/22/1984
Age:
36
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Houston Astros
College:

MLB Experience:
13