Will Smith Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/28/1995 (28)
Will Smith Season Stats
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Will Smith News
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants. Smith will head to the bench for the second time in the last three games. At this point, the Dodgers will prioritize rest during the final weekend of the regular season. Possibly, Smith plays on Sunday, but the Dodgers might hold him out for the whole weekend. Austin Barnes will do the catching and bat ninth versus right-hander Tristan Beck on Saturday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies are playing a doubleheader at Coors Field on Tuesday, and Dodgers catcher Will Smith will start on the bench for Game 1 with the team taking on right-hander Chase Anderson. Austin Barnes will do the catching for left-handed opener Caleb Ferguson and will bat in the nine-hole for the Blue. Smith will almost assuredly return to catching duties for Game 2 of the twin bill on Tuesday. The 28-year-old All-Star is currently hitting .261/.360/.437 with 18 home runs, 21 doubles, two triples, 72 RBI, three stolen bases and 77 runs scored on the year in 122 games played. Smith is limping towards the finish line, though, going 12-for-64 (.188) in 17 September starts with a homer, two doubles, a triple, six RBI, 13 strikeouts, one steal and 10 runs scored.
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers have gone with the plan of starting Smith twice followed by Austin Barnes once for about a month. That being said, this appears to be a routine rest day for Smith. The expectation is that Smith will be back in the lineup after this game. In the meantime, Barnes will do the catching and bat ninth versus right-hander John Brebbia on Saturday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers boast potentially the best offense in baseball entering the 2023 campaign and expect catcher Will Smith to be right in the middle of it. The 2016 first-round pick broke onto the scene with an impressive debut in 2019 at the age of 24 but looks like a potential No. 1 fantasy catcher heading towards his age-28 season. Smith launched 24 home runs and collected 87 RBI last season across 137 games, posting a 127 wRC+ in the process. It was actually a below-average season for a player that owns a career .240 ISO, .857 OPS, .363 wOBA, and 132 wRC+ across 358 big-league games. With the introduction of the designated hitter into the National League, Smith should see plenty of playing time again this time around. Steamer projects Smith to appear in 126 games, smashing 26 HR, knocking in 80 runs, and posting a .240 ISO, .349 wOBA, and 130 wRC+ in 2023. Smith is our third-ranked catcher and should have his name called around the 52nd pick of your draft. He is undoubtedly in the mix to produce the best counting stats at the catcher position, making his ADP more than reasonable.