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31 Caleb Smith RP

Arizona Diamondbacks

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August 3, 2021 12:56 AM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Can't escape second inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (3-8) took the loss in Sunday's 13-0 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers, allowing five runs on three hits and five walks with three strikeouts in 1.2 innings.

Smith got through the first inning having thrown 28 pitches after walking two but encountered serious trouble in the second. The left-hander loaded the bases with none out, retired two, then surrendered a walk and two hits that plated five Dodger runs before being removed having tossed 70 pitches. Smith has now lost six of his last seven starts and has seen his ERA climb from 3.21 to 5.04 during the slump.

July 26, 2021 07:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Done in by long ball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (3-7) allowed five runs on three hits and three walks while striking out eight over six innings, picking up the loss to the Cubs on Sunday.

All three hits allowed were home runs, which shouldn't come as a surprise, as the left-hander has served up 13 homers in 54 innings as a starter in 2021. Saturday's outing was essentially a microcosm of his career as a starter: he misses bats, walks too many, and gives up long balls. Since rejoining the rotation early June, Smith is 1-6 with a 5.67 ERA, 10.6 K/9, 4.9 BB/9 and 2.2 HR/9 over 46 innings, spanning nine starts. He's next lined up to pitch Sunday at home against the Dodgers.

July 20, 2021 09:12 AM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Bounces back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (3-6) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven over 6.2 innings to earn the win over the Pirates on Monday. He also stole a base after reaching on a fielder's choice.

The last time Smith pitched, the Dodgers rocked him for nine runs in one-plus inning, but the left-hander was much better Monday. He befuddled Pittsburgh hitters with his changeup for six innings before the Pirates scratched out a couple of runs in the seventh. The Diamondbacks managed to hold on for Smith's first win since he rejoined the rotation June 1. His next turn through the rotation is scheduled for Sunday on the road against the Cubs.

July 11, 2021 11:32 AM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Trounced by Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (2-5) lost Saturday's 22-1 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers, allowing nine runs on six hits and three walks with one strikeout in one inning.

Smith struggled mightily in this one, as he surrendered three home runs in one-plus innings and was removed following a Justin Turner grand slam in the second. It was the lefty's fourth consecutive loss, and Arizona has now lost seven straight games that Smith has started.

July 5, 2021 03:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Suffers third straight loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (2-4) lost Sunday's 5-2 game against the Giants, permitting five runs on five hits and one walk with five strikeouts across six innings.

Smith breezed through the bottom of the San Francisco order in the second, fourth and fifth innings but was tagged for five combined runs in first, third and sixth as Austin Slater, Buster Posey and Darin Ruf went a combined 5-for-9 with two home runs and all five runs and RBI. The loss was the lefty's third straight and Smith hasn't won a game since April, though his 3.45 ERA shows he's pitched better than his record indicates.

June 30, 2021 04:00 AM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Fans eight across five innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (2-4) took the loss against St. Louis on Tuesday, hurling five innings and allowing two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out eight.

The outing was largely a battle for the right-hander, who needed 98 pitches to make it through five frames. He allowed at least one baserunner in each of his innings and also committed an error. Still, Smith nearly made it through the appearance without giving up a run -- he held the Cardinals scoreless through 4.2 frames before Nolan Arenado slugged a two-run homer to plate the first runs of the contest for either team. Smith has been effective since moving back into the starting rotation June 1, registering a 2.87 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 10.1 K/9 across six starts. However, he has an 0-3 record to show for it, and he has struggled with his control, notching a 4.9 K/9 over that span. He's tentatively lined up to make his next start at home versus San Francisco on Sunday.

June 23, 2021 10:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Quality start in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (2-3) allowed a run on four hits and four walks with six strikeouts in six innings, taking the loss versus Milwaukee on Wednesday.

This was a hard-luck loss for Smith, who only gave up an RBI single to opposing pitcher Brandon Woodruff in the fifth inning. Milwaukee added a pair of runs off reliever Noe Ramirez in the seventh. Smith has been solid with a 3.03 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 67:30 K:BB across 59.1 innings this year. The southpaw is projected to make his next start in St. Louis next week.

June 19, 2021 10:52 AM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Let down by offense in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith pitched six scoreless innings against the Dodgers on Friday, allowing one hit and four walks while striking out five. He did not factor in the decision.

Smith struggled some with his control -- he gave up a season-high four walks -- but through six innings the only hit he yielded was an AJ Pollock single. However, the Arizona offense was unable to figure out opposing pitcher Trevor Bauer, wasting Smith's strong effort and leading to the club's 15th straight loss. The left-handed hurler went a season-high six innings and kept the ball in the park for the first time in his five starts this season, and he'll look to build upon the strong effort his next time out, which is tentatively slated to take place Wednesday at home against Milwaukee.

June 13, 2021 12:40 AM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Labors over 4.1 innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith tossed 4.1 innings against the Angels on Saturday, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six. He did not factor in the decision.

Smith was staked to a five-run lead after three innings, but he couldn't keep the Halos from mounting a comeback. The southpaw allowed two runs in the fourth inning and another two before he was chased with one out in the fifth. It was a disappointing outcome for Smith, who needed 103 pitches to retire 13 batters. The four earned runs allowed were his most this season, though most of his appearances have come out of the bullpen. Smith is tentatively expected to next face San Francisco on the road Thursday.

June 6, 2021 06:36 PM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Fans eight in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (2-2) yielded one run on three hits and two walks over five innings Friday, striking out eight and taking a loss against the Brewers.

Overall it was a strong start for Smith as the only run to score on him came via a fifth-inning solo shot by Daniel Robertson. Unfortunately for him, Arizona's offense couldn't get anything going against Corbin Burnes. Since rejoining the rotation, Smith has allowed just three runs while striking out 10 over 10 frames. Assuming he gets another turn in the rotation, the 29-year-old righty is lined up to face the Angels at home next weekend.

June 5, 2021 02:08 PM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will start Sunday against the Brewers, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Smith opened the year in the Diamondbacks' rotation but made just one poor start before being shifted to a bullpen role. He recorded a 2.70 ERA in 30 innings of relief before moving back into the rotation for his previous outing Tuesday against the Mets. Injuries to several Arizona starters, including most recently Madison Bumgarner (shoulder), mean Smith should have the opportunity to make several more starts and could remain in the rotation the rest of the way if he pitches well enough to deserve the role.

June 3, 2021 03:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Awaits word from team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith has not been told if he will be making another start, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Smith made a passable fill-in start Tuesday and likely pitched well enough to earn another start. Already down three starters, the Diamondbacks await word on Madison Bumgarner, who left Wednesday's start with shoulder discomfort. Smith seems to be a lock to remain in the rotation given the injuries, though his status remains uncertain for now.

June 2, 2021 07:04 AM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Takes no-decision Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith did not factor into the decision Tuesday, when he allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two over five innings in a 6-5 extra-inning win over the Mets.

Smith made his first start since the third game of the season and kept the Diamondbacks in the game. The left-hander faced the minimum number of batters through three innings before Dominic Smith launched a two-run home run in the fourth. Smith threw 58 pitches and likely earned another start, which lines up for Sunday in Milwaukee.

June 1, 2021 05:52 AM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Refines changeup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith improved his changeup while working out of the bullpen, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Smith not only became a better strike-thrower while working as a reliever, he refined his changeup into a usable fourth pitch. "We all know his spin -- his curveball and his slider -- that's how he strikes people out," Arizona pitching coach Matt Herges said. "(But) there have been outings where he hasn't had good feel for his slider and curveball and the changeup has completely rescued him." After being passed over for a number of starting opportunities, Smith makes his return to Arizona's rotation Tuesday.

May 30, 2021 03:48 PM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Rejoining rotation Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Mets, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

The 29-year-old opened the season in the rotation and was tagged for four runs (three earned) over three innings during his season debut against the Padres, and he's since been working out of the bullpen. Smith has pitched well as a reliever with a 2.70 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 36:13 K:BB across 30 innings. The left-hander topped 60 pitches over three frames May 23, so he may not face significant workload limitations while transitioning back to a starter.

May 24, 2021 05:32 AM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Needed for bulk innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith allowed one run on four hits while striking out two over three innings in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Colorado.

Smith gave the Diamondbacks multiple relief innings following starter Taylor Widener's departure after 1.2 innings due to a recurring groin injury. He has a history as a starter, including opening the season as part of the rotation, but manager Torey Lovullo appears intent on leaving him in the bullpen despite Arizona needing fill-in starters numerous times this season. They currently have two starters -- Zac Gallen (elbow) and Luke Weaver (shoulder) -- on the injured list, and now Widener leaves another hole in the rotation.

April 30, 2021 07:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Garners second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (2-1) was dominant in earning the win over the Rockies on Thursday. He struck out all three batters faced in the seventh inning of a 5-3 win.

Smith elicited nine swings-and-misses on his 12 pitches. Since being dropped to the bullpen, Smith has sparkled in relief, allowing just one run on six hits and five walks while striking out 16 over 12.2 innings. Manager Torey Lovullo was asked by Steve Gilbert of about the rotation going forward in light of Taylor Widener's groin injury and another sub-par outing from Luke Weaver. "We feel like we have other moving parts in that area (rotation) that we might look at first, because [Smith]'s created a little spot for himself," the manager said. Lovullo's comments suggest the Diamondbacks are happy with the niche Smith has carved out in the 'pen and may look to other arms for the rotation.

April 24, 2021 01:48 PM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Earns first win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (1-1) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings Thursday, striking out two and walking one while picking up the win in a 14-11 extra-inning victory over Cincinnati.

The lefty has pitched well after transitioning to the bullpen and holds a 2.63 ERA across 13.2 innings. Command does remain an issue for Smith, who has walked eight batters thus far in 2021. Arizona lacks legitimate rotation depth and it wouldn't be surprising to see the 29-year-old return to a starting role at some point.

April 8, 2021 08:16 AM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Impressive in 'pen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith walked one and struck out five over two scoreless innings of relief in Wednesday's 8-0 loss to Colorado.

Earlier in the day, the Diamondbacks announced Smith was moving out of the rotation and into the bullpen. The move appeared to agree with the left-hander on Wednesday. Smith did not pitch well this spring -- particularly in his final two starts (12 runs in 9.1 innings) -- and manager Torey Lovullo had a quick hook following one disappointing regular-season start. "We just feel like the best thing for this team right now is to put him in the bullpen," Lovullo told Steve Gilbert of "Just give him a chance to work on a couple things. You know, we feel like he's close. He's got great stuff. We're looking for him to be a little more consistent and we feel like this will give him the opportunity to go and work on a couple things." There was no word on which pitcher will replace Smith in the rotation, but judging by the manager's comments, he could eventually reclaim a starting role.

April 7, 2021 06:48 PM
Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Moving to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Torey Lovullo announced Wednesday that Smith is moving to the bullpen, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.

Smith struggled in San Diego last weekend, allowing three earned runs on five hits and three walks over three innings, and that was enough for Smith to lose his rotation spot. A replacement in the Diamondbacks' starting rotation has not yet been named. Taylor Clarke could be an option, although Clarke has worked in one-inning stints so far this season. Matt Peacock, who just debuted Tuesday, is another candidate with Zac Gallen (forearm) still on the injured list.

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Arizona Diamondbacks

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