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51 Will Smith RP

Atlanta Braves

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
41.235213.245112

Player Updates

July 30, 2021 12:12 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Records 21st save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith allowed one hit and struck out one across a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Thursday against the Mets.

Smith surrendered a leadoff double to Jonathan Villar but then retired three consecutive batters to record his 21st save of the season. Though he's allowed at least one baserunner in 10 of his last 12 outings, Smith has surrendered only two earned runs across 12 innings in that span. He remains locked into save chances with Atlanta and has maintained a 3.32 ERA with 51 strikeouts across 40.2 frames on the campaign.

July 26, 2021 08:56 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Secures 20th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith registered the save after allowing one hit in a scoreless inning during Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets.

Smith allowed the tying run to step to the plate after a one-out single, but he induced a double play to slam the door in a 2-0 shoutout. The southpaw has successfully converted on each of his last four save chances and is 20-for-22 on the year. Smith owns a 3.40 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with a 50:12 K:BB across 39.2 frames in 2021.

July 21, 2021 05:52 AM
Braves' Will Smith: Notches 19th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his 19th save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Padres.

The veteran lefty did give up a two-out double to Wil Myers, but he got Victor Caratini to ground out to end the threat. Smith has converted three straight save chances and eight of his last nine dating back to June 13, posting a 1.29 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 15:2 K:BB through 14 innings over that stretch.

July 4, 2021 07:08 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Earns third win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (3-5) pitched a perfect inning and earned the win in Sunday's 8-7 extra-inning win over Miami.

Smith kept the game tied in the top of the 10th inning, and Atlanta walked it off on an RBI single by pitcher-turned-pinch-hitter Max Fried in the bottom of the 10th. Through 38 outings, Smith has a 3.53 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 46:12 K:BB while serving as Atlanta's primary closer. He's gone 17-for-19 in save chances this year.

July 4, 2021 02:48 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Shaky in 17th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith gave up one hit and walked two in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his 17th save of the season in a 1-0 win over the Marlins.

After loading the bases with one out, Smith was able to escape the jam by getting Jon Berti to pop out and Sandy Leon to fly out. The Atlanta closer was working for the second straight day, which might explain why he issued multiple free passes for the first time since April 16. Since the beginning of June, Smith has posted a 3.07 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 19:4 K:BB through 14.2 innings while converting eight of 10 save chances.

July 3, 2021 12:36 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Blows save, takes second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (2-5) allowed one earned run on two hits while striking out two across one inning Thursday, blowing a save but coming away with a win over the Mets.

Smith surrendered a solo home run to Dominic Smith in the ninth inning, the first run he'd allowed in nine appearances. He is 16-for-18 in save opportunities this season. The 31-year-old has a 3.74 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP with a 12.3 K/9 in 33.2 innings.

June 27, 2021 07:36 AM
Braves' Will Smith: Secures 16th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his 16th save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Reds.

The veteran closer has been locked in the last couple of weeks, reeling off seven straight scoreless appearances while going 5-for-5 in save chances with a 7:0 K:BB. The hot streak has lowered Smith's ratios to a 3.69 ERA and 1.07 WHIP -- impressive for a reliever who had marks of 5.02 and 1.40, respectively as recently as May 13.

June 23, 2021 07:36 AM
Braves' Will Smith: Racks up 15th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith gave up a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his 15th save of the season in a 3-0 win over the Mets.

The veteran closer has pitched three straight days and picked up saves each time, leaving him almost certainly unavailable Wednesday should Atlanta have another late lead. Smith is having a solid June overall, posting a 3.37 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 13:2 K:BB through 10.2 innings while converting six of seven save chances.

June 22, 2021 03:28 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Notches 14th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith gave up two hits and hit a batter in a scoreless seventh inning to record his 14th save of the season in a 1-0 win over the Mets during the second game of Monday's doubleheader.

The veteran southpaw made things dicey by plunking James McCann following one-out singles by Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith, but the Atlanta closer escaped the jam. Smith has only blown one save all year, and on paper his 3.94 ERA seems a little unlucky, given his 1.08 WHIP and 40:10 K:BB through 29.2 innings.

June 21, 2021 08:00 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Whiffs two in save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith recorded the save in the second game of a 1-0 doubleheader win against the Cardinals on Sunday, throwing a perfect seventh with two strikeouts.

Smith came in for the game's final inning and retired all three batters he faced to notch his 13th save of the season and protect a one-run lead. He's been a bit rocky thus far in 2021 with a 4.08 ERA, but a 3.03 FIP suggests better appearances lie ahead.

June 14, 2021 08:00 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Perfect inning for save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save in Sunday's 6-4 win over Miami.

Smith hadn't pitched since his first blown save of the year Wednesday, when he allowed two runs versus Philadelphia. His return to action was a clean inning to protect a two-run lead. He's now 12-for-13 in save chances with a 4.56 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 36:10 K:BB across 25.2 innings. The footing hasn't always been smooth, but the 31-year-old remains Atlanta's preferred closer.

June 10, 2021 05:48 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Crumbles in save situation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (1-5) was tagged with the loss and a blown save Wednesday's against the Phillies after allowing two runs on one hit and one walk while fanning one across two-thirds of an inning.

Smith entered the game in the ninth inning with Atlanta holding a one-run lead, but he crumbled with just one out to go by surrendering a game-winning homer to Luke Williams. Smith has given up two round trippers over his last three outings, and he's surrendered at least one earned run in three of his last five appearances as well.

June 7, 2021 09:16 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Yields run in save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith gave up a solo home run and struck out one in one inning to earn the save in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Dodgers.

The southpaw was taken deep by Albert Pujols in the ninth inning, but he was able to close out the contest. Smith has given up a run in two of his three appearances in June. He's now a perfect 11-for-11 in save chances despite a somewhat shaky 4.30 ERA and has posted a 1.17 WHIP and 33:8 K:BB across 23 innings. He entered Sunday with a 2.04 FIP, so it's fair to say he's had some bad luck. However, it hasn't resulted in any risk to Smith's grip on the closer job.

June 6, 2021 10:20 AM
Braves' Will Smith: Strikes out side for save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith racked up three strikeouts in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Dodgers.

Smith threw 11 of his 14 pitches for strikes to close out the victory. The 31-year-old gave up a run Thursday in a non-save situation, but he has now recorded scoreless innings in four of his last five outings. The closer has a 4.09 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 32:8 K:BB and 10 saves in 22 innings this year.

May 31, 2021 08:52 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Posts ninth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to earn the save in Monday's 5-3 win over Washington.

After a so-so start from Charlie Morton, Atlanta's bullpen allowed just one hit over the last four innings of the game. Smith was able to close it out, and he remains a perfect 9-for-9 in save opportunities. He's had some shaky moments this year with a 1-4 record, 4.05 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 27:8 K:BB through 22 appearances.

May 27, 2021 08:28 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Notches another save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith picked up the save Tuesday against the Red Sox with a scoreless inning during which he recorded two strikeouts.

Smith is now 8-for-8 in save opportunities, though this was the first one he picked up since May 6. The 31-year-old might have a 5.00 ERA across 10 appearances this month, but he also owns an 11.0 K/9 in that span.

May 20, 2021 12:56 AM
Braves' Will Smith: Picks up win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (1-4) pitched a perfect ninth inning and struck out two to earn the win Wednesday versus the Mets.

Smith kept the game tied at 4-4 in the top of the ninth inning, and Ronald Acuna hit a walkoff home run in the bottom half of the frame. The 31-year-old Smith has now gone six outings without a save, although that's more from a lack of close games in Atlanta's favor recently. The closer has a 4.50 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 24:8 K:BB and seven saves in 18 innings this year.

May 20, 2021 06:36 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Takes loss Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (0-4) was tagged with the loss Tuesday against the Mets after giving up one run on two hits while fanning two across one inning.

Tasked with preserving a 3-3 tie when he entered in the ninth inning, Smith allowed a game-winning home run to Tomas Nido. Smith has gone 7-for-7 in save opportunities this season, but he hasn't pitched in such a scenario since May 6. He owns an 0-2 record with an 11.25 ERA since that point, giving up five runs on nine hits while posting a 5:1 K:BB across four innings during that span.

May 13, 2021 06:36 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Hit hard in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (0-3) allowed four runs on five hits and no walks in a third of an inning to take the loss against the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Smith had been dominant in his last six appearances, as he converted on all four of his save chances and allowed two hits and two walks while striking out five in six scoreless innings. However, he entered Thursday's contest in the ninth inning with the game tied at four runs and gave up three singles and two doubles to put him in line for the loss. While Smith's rough outing was discouraging, he still has good job security as Atlanta's closer if he can return to form in the near future.

May 7, 2021 02:16 PM
Braves' Will Smith: Records another save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith notched his seventh save of the season Thursday against the Nationals after pitching a scoreless inning. He allowed one hit and struck out one.

Smith allowed a double to Ryan Zimmerman to begin the ninth inning, but he settled down quickly and retired Trea Turner, Yadiel Hernandez and Josh Harrison to close things out. Smith has now gone 7-for-7 in save opportunities this season and has not allowed a run in any of his last five appearances.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
07/31vs MILW 8-11.01000
07/29@ NYMW 6-311.01001
07/26@ NYMW 2-011.01000
07/20vs SDW 2-111.01001
07/16vs TBL 6-71.00002
07/10@ MIAW 5-411.02101
07/04vs MIAW 8-711.00000
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021ATL353.2444000212241.7331515421251
2020ATL224.50180000116.0118870418
2019SF602.7563000343865.34620201002196
2018SF232.5554000141853.0371815301571
2017SF00---0000000.00000000
2016SF243.35530000540.3311915311848
2015MIL722.70760000463.3522319512491
2014MIL133.70780001665.7623127633186
2013SEASON213.24191000333.324161261743
2012SEASON695.321616000089.711154531213359
Total31293.54017007097468.0407204184569165563
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021ATL023500.5000002.2111.08017110.15
2020ATL012170.7000000.1900.938628.44
2019SF250441.1000103.1961.0262579.23
2018SF437500.7000002.1940.9812108.83
2017SF000---00000------0---
2016SF128410.7000003.2121.21516711.16
2015MIL148481.0000105.2201.20026410.94
2014MIL655491.1000107.2481.41628613.16
2013SEASON027290.9000100.2020.9301318.64
2012SEASON1901020.9000104.3131.60639614.55
Total153704300.902495026.2331.222194411.17
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2008R-Orem 73.016140820766733.081.082
2009AFX-Cedar Rapids115.020190105095241093.761.157
2010AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock 54.0880410514482.830.963
2010AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua 37.06602203113364.621.324
2010AAA-Salt Lake Bees 53.09902404020655.601.604
2010AA-Arkansas Travelers 18.044012089337.502.333
2011AA-Northwest Arkansas N161.0272721390108451713.861.342
2012AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers 89.21515044074221043.631.413
2013AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers 89.02810064410024813.031.180
2016AFA-Brevard County Manat 3.02000004010.000.333
2016AA-Biloxi Shuckers 1.01000001000.000.000
2018AFA-San Jose Giants 1.220000030415.003.333
2018AAA-Sacramento River Cat 5.26000008020.000.385
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/248
Birthdate:
07/10/1989
Age:
32
Hometown:
Newnan, GA
Bats/Throws:
R/L
Team:
Atlanta Braves
College:

MLB Experience:
7