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31 Devin Smeltzer RP

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

September 26, 2020 05:28 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Returns to roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer was recalled by the Twins on Saturday.

Smeltzer has been in the big leagues for the majority of the season but hasn't exactly impressed, posting a 6.75 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP in 16 innings of work. He could get at least one more chance to improve on those numbers and try to earn a place on the playoff roster during the final two days of the season. Edwar Colina was optioned in a corresponding move.

September 14, 2020 07:24 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Optioned to alternate training site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer was optioned to Minnesota's alternate training site on Monday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

Smeltzer has struggled in seven appearances this season, accruing a 6.75 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with a 15:5 K:BB over 16 frames. Travis Blankenhorn was called up in a corresponding move.

September 12, 2020 12:36 AM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Added to big-league roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer was recalled from Minnesota's alternate training site in St. Paul on Friday and added to the 28-man roster.

Smeltzer has thrown 16 innings for the Twins this season, making one start and six relief appearances, but he struggled with a 6.75 ERA. With five healthy starters in the rotation and Jake Odorizzi nearing a return, Smeltzer will be used more in middle and long relief than a starter or primary pitcher.

September 7, 2020 12:08 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Optioned off roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer was optioned to the Twins' alternate training site Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

Smeltzer has thrown 16 innings for the Twins this season, making one start and six relief appearances. His 6.75 ERA and 1.50 WHIP are both rather unimpressive. Cody Stashak (back) returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.

August 25, 2020 12:28 AM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Allows pair of runs Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer gave up two runs on three hits in Sunday's 5-4 win over Kansas City. He struck out one and did not issue a walk.

Smeltzer followed Matt Wilser again, but his outing was not nearly as successful as his previous one. A hit-by-pitch and a pair of doubles led to two Royals runs in the third. He was able to pitch around an error and a single in the fourth but still saw his ERA grow to 6.59 on the campaign.

August 18, 2020 12:16 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Earns second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer (2-0) allowed one walk and one hit while striking out three across 2.2 scoreless innings to earn the win Monday against the Royals.

Smelzter followed Matt Wisler into the game, and began pitching in the third inning. He worked effectively, with the only hit he allowed being a base knock. Smeltzer has worked regularly in a multi-inning role to this point in the season, and since allowing five earned runs in his first appearance, he has surrendered only three earned runs across 9.2 frames.

August 8, 2020 02:32 AM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Gives up two runs in Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out two over 4.1 innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Friday.

He was making his first start of the season. Smeltzer struggled in two relief appearances to begin the year, but the Twins decided to see what Smeltzer could do after Lewis Thorpe walked four in four innings during his start Monday. Smeltzer was serviceable during his time on the mound (62 pitches) and likely showed enough to stick in the rotation until Minnesota gets either Rich Hill (shoulder) or Homer Bailey (biceps) back.

August 7, 2020 11:20 AM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: On tap for Friday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins list Smeltzer as their starting pitcher for Friday's game against the Royals, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Though manager Rocco Baldelli hasn't confirmed as much, Smeltzer looks like he'll be joining the rotation as a replacement for Lewis Thorpe, who may be headed to the bullpen after givng up three runs and putting 10 runners on base over four innings in his start Monday against the Pirates. Smeltzer made six starts for Minnesota in 2019, but he's appeared in long relief for his first two outings of this season, ceding six runs but striking out seven over 4.2 total innings.

August 3, 2020 02:40 AM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Earns first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer (1-0) allowed one earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out two across 2.2 innings to earn the win Sunday against Cleveland.

Smeltzer followed Tyler Clippard and entered the game to start the third frame. He worked a clean inning but allowed a leadoff double to Cesar Hernandez to start the fourth frame, accounting for his one earned run. It was a bounceback performance for Smeltzer, who was roughed up for five earned runs across two innings in his first appearance of 2020.

July 23, 2020 01:32 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Begins season in long relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer has made Minnesota's 30-man Opening Day roster, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

With Homer Bailey winning the fifth starter role, Randy Dobnak, Smeltzer and Lewis Thorpe will serve as long relievers to begin the season.

March 20, 2020 02:08 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Continuing work on slider
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer will use this shutdown period to improve his feel for a new slider, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

His 8.68 ERA, 1.93 WHIP and three home runs allowed in 9.1 spring innings are being attributed to him integrating that new pitch. He was a distant third behind Randy Dobnak and Jhoulys Chacin in the competition for the fifth starter's spot, but could be a better pitcher when play resumes if he gains feel for that slider. Even so, he still likely trails Dobnak in the pecking order, and Rich Hill (elbow) could be healthy enough to slot into the rotation sometime in June.

March 8, 2020 11:16 AM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Another rough spring outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer gave up five earned runs over three innings in Saturday's spring training outing against Detroit. He has a 8.68 ERA in four outings this spring.

Smeltzer appears to be fading in the competition for the fifth starter role as he's given up 18 hits and three home runs over 9.1 innings. Smeltzer is battling Jhoulys Chacin, Randy Dobnak and Lewis Thorpe for the fifth starer role.

February 23, 2020 09:44 AM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Debuts new slider
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer struck out one over two scoreless innings in his spring debut Saturday. He threw a new slider three times during the outing, MLB.com reports.

Smeltzer has added a slider this spring to prevent right-handed hitters from cheating on his changeup by leaning over the plate, according to MLB.com. Smeltzer is battling Jhoulys Chacin, Randy Dobnak and Lewis Thorpe for the fifth starer role this spring.

February 20, 2020 02:44 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Starting Grapefruit League opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer is scheduled to start Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Pirates, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Smeltzer will face off against Mitch Keller to kick off Grapefruit League play. Across 11 appearances (six starts) with the Twins in 2019, the southpaw recorded a 3.86 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 38:12 K:BB in 49.0 innings.

September 26, 2019 11:16 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Earns win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer (2-2) allowed three earned runs on 10 hits and no walks while striking out four across five innings to earn the win Thursday against the Tigers.

Smeltzer began the game with two scoreless frames but was touched up for three earned runs combined between the third and fourth innings. He also worked out of a jam in the fifth frame, stranding runners at first and second base, which allowed him to earn his second of the season. This was just a spot start for Smeltzer, who will end his rookie season with a 3.86 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across 49 big-league innings.

September 26, 2019 11:16 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Gets spot start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer is starting Thursday's game against the Tigers, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Twins have an open spot in the rotation, and Smeltzer will get the final start of the season in that spot. He only logged one inning in his last appearance, but had been throwing multiple innings in every recent appearance before that. A starter by trade, Smeltzer may be allowed to go deep enough into this game to get the win if he is efficient with his pitches. It's worth noting that the Twins are resting most of their top hitters after clinching the division Wednesday.

September 20, 2019 10:56 AM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Heads back to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer is slated to work out of the bullpen for this weekend's series versus Kansas City with the Twins listing Randy Dobnak, Jose Berrios and Martin Perez as their probable starters Friday through Sunday,

Smeltzer and fellow rookies Dobnak and Lewis Thorpe made three consecutive starts last weekend in Cleveland, but only Dobnak looks like he'll stick around in the rotation as a replacement for the suspended Michael Pineda. The Twins enter Friday's game four games ahead of the Indians for the division lead and don't have a realistic chance to surpass either the Astros or the Yankees for the top two spots in the American League, which could prompt manager Rocco Baldelli to build in some rest for his starters during the final week of the regular season. If that's the case, Smeltzer would be one of the prime candidates to step in for a spot start.

September 14, 2019 05:16 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Pitches three scoreless innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer took a no-decision Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader against Cleveland, giving the Twins three shutout innings with just one hit and one walk allowed. He struck out one.

The rookie southpaw made his first major-league start since Aug. 9, and kept the Indians off the board for three innings and 49 pitches. He now sports a 3.77 ERA and 33:11 K:BB through 43 innings with the Twins, and is tentatively scheduled to pitch after an opener against the Royals at home Thursday.

September 14, 2019 10:48 AM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Starting Game 1 Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smeltzer will start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.

He gave up two earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five in four innings against Cleveland on Sept. 8. Smeltzer could have success in this start, but it's far from a lock that the he will go deep enough to qualify for the win. He has logged six-plus innings in three of his eight MLB appearances while failing to log five innings in four of the eight.

September 1, 2019 11:24 PM
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Recalled by Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins recalled Smeltzer from Triple-A Rochester on Sunday.

Smeltzer has bounced between the big-league team and Triple-A all season, with his last appearance for the Twins coming on Aug. 15. He's worked both out of the rotation and the bullpen, racking up a 4.00 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 27 strikeouts across 36 innings of work. He's likely to serve as a reliever capable of working multiple innings but could factor into the rotation with Kyle Gibson (ulcerative colitis) landing on the injured list Sunday.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
09/06vs DETL 8-101.13211
09/02vs CHWW 8-11.00001
08/23@ KCW 5-42.03201
08/17vs KCW 4-112.21013
08/07@ KCL 2-34.14212
08/02vs CLEW 3-112.22112
07/25@ CHWL 3-102.06515
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020MIN206.7571000016.019121221515
2019MIN223.86116001149.0502321811238
Total424.5707001165.06935331021753
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020MIN012200.6000100.2921.5007214.06
2019MIN042590.7000211.2651.26520211.57
Total054790.7012311.2721.32327412.18
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2016R-AZL Dodgers 10.21100020126167.942.157
2017AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua 90.016150540102181074.401.389
2017AFX-Great Lakes Loons 52.1101002305712403.800.998
2018AAX-Tulsa Drillers 83.2231405506719944.761.358
2018AAX-Chattanooga Lookouts 12.01000004162143.001.333
2019AAX-Pensacola Blue Wahoo 30.0550310333190.600.733
2019AAA-Rochester Red Wings 74.1151401407119683.641.174
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/185
Birthdate:
09/07/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Voorhees, NJ
Bats/Throws:
R/L
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
0