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31 Devin Smeltzer SP

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
7%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
16.20-103.24134
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019MIN013.2430000016.2136640413

Player Updates

July 7, 2019 07:04 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Dispatched to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer was optioned to Triple-A Rochester following Sunday's game against the Rangers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Smeltzer turned in a decent relief appearance in Sunday's loss to Texas, surrendering just one run over 4.1 innings, but he'll head back to the minors. The Twins will announce a corresponding move before the second half of the season begins.

July 7, 2019 07:00 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Solid in relief appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer yielded one run on five hits and a walk over 4.1 innings Sunday, striking out four in the loss to Texas.

Smeltzer came into a scoreless contest in the second inning after Kyle Gibson acted as the opener. The rookie left-hander has been solid overall in limited MLB action this season, recording a 3.24 ERA and 13:4 K:BB over 16.2 innings. Smeltzer will likely head back to Triple-A Rochester over the All-Star break.

July 7, 2019 11:00 AM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Called up from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins recalled Smeltzer from Triple-A Rochester ahead of Sunday's game against the Rangers.

Though Kyle Gibson will draw the start in the Twins' final game before the All-Star break, he's only expected to work two innings before turning the game over to the bullpen. Smeltzer is expected to be the first pitcher manager Rocco Baldelli turns to out of the bullpen, though the rookie may only work a few innings of his own rather than operating as a true "primary pitcher." Expect Smeltzer to return to Rochester after the outing in the likely event that Jake Odorizzi (finger) is ready to return from the 10-day injured list shortly after the second half begins.

July 6, 2019 06:24 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Will pitch Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Sunday to follow opener Kyle Gibson, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Gibson will throw two innings on short rest, with Smeltzer being one of a handful of options expected to follow him. Kohl Stewart will be optioned in a corresponding move.

June 8, 2019 03:36 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Returns to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

Smeltzer allowed five runs on eight hits over 12.1 innings in two starts since being promoted last week, in what proved to be a solid debut stint in the majors. Michael Pineda (knee) will rejoin the Twins' starting rotation after being activated off the injured list. Smeltzer seems like a prime candidate to rejoin Minnesota if and when the team requires an additional starter later this season.

June 4, 2019 11:08 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Serves up four homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer (0-1) took his first career loss after allowing five runs on five hits over 6.1 innings at Cleveland on Tuesday. He struck out two and walked three.

Smeltzer couldn't replicate the six shutout innings from his major-league debut last week, with the Indians taking him deep four times. The 23-year-old was actually in solid shape entering the seventh inning with only three runs allowed, but Roberto Perez and Jake Bauers hit back-to-back solo shots to end his evening. Michael Pineda (knee) will be eligible to return from the injured list this weekend, so Smeltzer may not receive another turn through the rotation.

May 28, 2019 11:56 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Dazzles in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Brewers, allowing only three hits over six scoreless innings while striking out seven.

Making his major-league debut, the left-hander did give up some hard contact -- including a Yasmani Grandal triple in the second inning that took Byron Buxton (knee) out of the game after he crashed into the center-field wall trying to chase it down -- but otherwise Smeltzer was impressive, firing 53 of 69 pitches for strikes before exiting. The Twins have a couple off days coming up which could have allowed them to roll with a four-man rotation, but Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that manager Rocco Baldelli indicated after the game Smeltzer will make another start on the club's current road trip.

May 28, 2019 01:16 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Set for big-league debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer's contract was selected by the Twins on Tuesday, and he'll make his big-league debut Tuesday night in a start against the Brewers.

Acquired from the Dodgers in the Brian Dozier trade last summer, Smeltzer has been excellent in the high minors for the Twins this season, recording a 1.15 ERA in nine starts between Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Rochester. His 23.1 percent strikeout rate is good but not great, though his 4.8 percent walk rate is quite strong. Scouts see the lefty as a strike-throwing, back-end starter or reliever, with a funky delivery and a quality changeup and curveball offsetting unimpressive fastball velocity.

May 4, 2019 11:00 AM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Strong Triple-A debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer threw seven scoreless innings with three strikeouts in his debut Friday for Triple-A Rochester.

Smeltzer was promoted from Double-A Pensacola after striking out 33 and giving up two earned runs in 30 innings. He's a bit old for his level at 23, but he had a 9.4 K/9 last year in two stops at Double-A, having come over to the Twins from the Dodgers in the Brian Dozier trade in July.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 6.000 1.50026
vs RHB 10.200 4.22027
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
5/28MIL0006.03007
6/4@CLE0106.15532
7/7TEX0004.15114
Two Week Schedule
JULY /AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
21
OAK
W7-6
22
NYY
W8-6
23
NYY
8:10 pm
24
NYY
8:10 pm
25
@CHW
8:10 pm
26
@CHW
8:10 pm
27
@CHW
7:10 pm
28
@CHW
2:10 pm
29
30
@MIA
7:10 pm
31
@MIA
7:10 pm
1
@MIA
12:10 pm
2
KC
8:10 pm
3
KC
7:10 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21

2

0
0
0
8

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019MIN01 3.24320000 16.2136640413
Total 01 3.24320000 16.2136640413
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019MIN3000000000 --- --- ---
Total 3000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2019MINP32202001.000
Total  32202001.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2019MIN01618 0.9411100 .21764 9.2 .4830
Total 01618 0.9411100 .21764 9.2 .4830
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016R-AZL Dodgers02 7.59110000 10.21610900612
2017AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua54 4.401615000 90.0107564410318102
2017AFX-Great Lakes Loons23 3.781010000 52.1402322611257
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/185
Birthdate:
9/7/1995
Age:
23
Hometown:
Voorhees, NJ
Bats/Throws:
R/L
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
1