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16 Will Smith C

Los Angeles Dodgers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
77%64%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
17015.25342302
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019LAD5417030431542185220.337.571.253

Player Updates

October 6, 2019 11:36 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Heads to bench for Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is out of the lineup Sunday for Game 3 of the NLDS between the Dodgers and the Nationals, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

Smith will take a seat Sunday in a tilt against the Nationals as Russell Martin will get the nod behind the plate in favor of the rookie. Through the first two games, Smith has gone 1-for-7 with three strikeouts and a walk. The righty showed flashes of solid power during the regular season but also had a tendency to strike out in bunches. After Smith struggled in his first two career playoff games, the Dodgers will turn to the veteran in Martin in a decisive Game 3. After all, Martin and starter Hyun-Jin Ryu have combined for a 1.52 ERA in 20 starts this season.

September 30, 2019 02:28 AM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Knocks 15th home run in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored in the Dodgers' 9-0 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Smith went on a 12-game homerless streak in the month of September before finally hitting one out last Sunday. One week later and he has his second home run of the month and his 15th of his bright rookie season. The 24-year-old catcher struggled a bit with consistency at the plate for certain stretches of the season but possesses immense power and should play a key role as he gets set for his first-ever appearance in the postseason.

September 28, 2019 02:16 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Day off Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is not in the lineup Saturday against the Giants, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

After posting a .222 OPS in his first 11 games in September, Smith has a 1.012 mark over his last five contests. Russell Martin starts behind the plate in his absence.

September 25, 2019 06:28 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres.

Smith has started six of the past seven games, going 2-for-20 with a home run and three RBI over that stretch. Russell Martin is starting at backstop and hitting eighth in this one.

September 23, 2019 12:44 AM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Snaps home run drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in a win over the Rockies on Sunday.

Smith's solo shot in the eighth inning snapped a streak of 13 games without going deep. It was also his first extra-base hit in a brutal September in which the 24-year-old has gone 5-for-44 (.114) with 14 strikeouts. Despite the rough month, Smith remains one of the better hitting backstops in the National League, posting a .242/.318/.561 slash line with 14 homers and 37 RBI in only 50 games this season.

September 14, 2019 03:20 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Back on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets.

Smith has been getting every other day off and that trend will continue; he gives way to Russell Martin behind the plate after going 0-for-4 in Friday's series opener. He was off to a blistering start in the majors, but Smith is just 3-for-27 to begin September. Ideally, he'll be able to make some adjustments before the end of the regular season.

September 12, 2019 03:52 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Takes seat Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is not in the lineup Thursday against the Orioles, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

Smith will sit after starting the past two games and going 1-for-7 with a walk and two strikeouts. Russell Martin is starting at catcher and hitting ninth in his stead in this one.

September 8, 2019 02:36 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Resting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Smith is merely receiving some routine maintenance after three consecutive starts behind the plate. Backup catcher Russell Martin will form a battery with starting pitcher Julio Urias in the series finale.

September 8, 2019 06:08 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Multiple hits Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith went 2-for-3 in a 1-0 loss to the Giants on Saturday.

Smith accounted for exactly half of the Dodgers' hits on the night. The catcher is now batting .273/.345/.641 with 13 homers, 34 RBI and 23 runs scored across 145 plate appearances this year.

September 3, 2019 05:48 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Bows out of starting lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Rockies, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Smith is in line for the night off after going 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Monday's series opener. Russell Martin will handle the catching duties and bat eighth.

September 1, 2019 03:32 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Receives Sunday off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

Smith has alternated starts with Russell Martin over the last five games, and that trend continues Sunday after Smith went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in Saturday's loss.

September 1, 2019 11:40 AM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Goes deep in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Smith homered to left field in the fourth inning to plate the Dodgers' second run. The 24-year-old is tied for seventh among National League catchers with 13 long balls despite playing only 37 games. He has also posted a .292/.364/.708 slash line and 1.072 OPS in 129 plate appearances.

August 31, 2019 12:56 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Bows out of starting nine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

Smith will head to the bench after going hitless in Thursday's season opener. Russell Martin is set to handle the catching duties and bat eighth.

August 28, 2019 05:20 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Sitting for series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres.

Smith has impressed across 33 games with the Dodgers this season, slashing .298/.370/.721 with 12 home runs and 33 RBI. He'll sit for Wednesday's series finale after starting the past two games, with Russell Martin starting behind the dish in his stead.

August 26, 2019 05:20 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is not in the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Yankees, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Smith started the first two games of the series and went 1-for-7 with four strikeouts and a walk, and he'll receive a breather Sunday night. Austin Barnes will start behind the plate and bat eighth in the series finale.

August 22, 2019 06:28 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is not in Thursday's lineup against the Blue Jays, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

Smith has been a godsend for fantasy owners since his callup. He is hitting .306 with seven home runs in 15 games this month. Russell Martin will get a start behind the dish and hit eighth.

August 22, 2019 09:52 AM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Leaves yard again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday in the Dodgers' 2-1 win over the Blue Jays in 10 innings.

Smith got the scoring started in the fourth inning, when he took Zack Godley deep for his 12th long ball of the season. The rookie has supplied six of those home runs in the last seven games and seems to have already asserted himself as a high-end fantasy catcher despite still maintaining prospect eligibility.

August 21, 2019 04:36 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Continues tear with 11th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, a walk and two runs scored in the Dodgers' 16-3 romp over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

The rookie just continues to impress at the dish, as he's now working on an eight-game hitting streak that has seen him homer five times and knock in 11 runs. Smith is having no trouble with big-league pitching so far, with a .321/.398/.810 slash line to go along with 11 homers and 30 RBI across his 97 plate appearances. While those numbers figure to even out at least a little bit as he logs more at-bats, he's done more than enough to make the case he should be given most of the starts behind the plate for the Dodgers.

August 17, 2019 08:32 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Sitting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is not in Saturday's lineup against the Braves, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.

He is hitting .360 with seven home runs in 50 at-bats since taking over as the Dodgers' primary catcher in late July. Russell Martin is catching and hitting eighth.

August 17, 2019 03:40 PM
Dodgers' Will Smith: Slugs home run in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Friday's victory over the Braves.

With the Dodgers ahead 6-3 in the eighth inning, Smith smacked a 401-foot shot to left field to tack on a pair of runs. Since taking over as the team's primary catcher at the end of July, the rookie has posted a .360 average along with seven home runs and 22 RBI in 16 games.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Washington641 .6251.500 .667
vs Rodriguez (Career)000000
vs RHP1133112 .364 .655 .274
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/18TB4000100
9/20COL3110100
9/22COL3111110
9/24@SD3100010
9/26@SD4020000
9/27@SF3210211
9/29@SF3121300
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019LAD5417030431542185220 .337 .571 .253
2020LAD0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 5417030431542185220 .337 .571 .253
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2019LADC464545643620011.000
Total  464545643620011.000
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2019LAD909730513
2020LAD00000000
Total 909730513
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019LAD41301003500 .250 .077 .077
Total 41301003500 .250 .077 .077
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016R-Ogden7284900154100 .394 .429 .321
2016AFA-Rancho Cucamonga2597132140212143110 .330 .320 .216
2016AFX-Great Lakes238212211017111821 .371 .305 .256
2017AA-Tulsa Drillers11000000--110 .667 .000 .000
2017AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua7225038581531143377162 .355 .448 .232
Total 12845867109203156766122103 .356 .393 .238
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/200
Birthdate:
3/28/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Louisville, KY
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Los Angeles Dodgers
College:
Louisville
MLB Experience:
1