Will Smith Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/28/1995 (26)
Will Smith Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Will Smith News
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith will get a routine day off on Thursday versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. Smith has been having a good season and is hitting a respectable .264 with five home runs and 19 RBI. Smith will be replaced by backup catcher Austin Barnes. Barnes has been dealing with an ankle injury and has missed the last three games, but he is good to go on Thursday. Barnes will bat eighth versus Mitch Keller. Keller is a very hittable pitcher and Barnes makes for an intriguing DFS on Thursday.
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith will get a day of rest on Wednesday evening versus the St. Louis Cardinals. Smith has been productive behind the plate and is hitting a healthy .278 with five home runs, 18 RBI and one stolen base. It's just a routine day off for Smith and he will be replaced by backup catcher Austin Barnes. Barnes will bat eighth versus Carlos Martinez and has hit both of his home runs on the season over the past two weeks. He makes for a sneaky play in DFS on Thursday evening. Smith should be expected to return to the lineup on Friday versus the Atlanta Braves.
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith has had a strong month of May. He's slashing .320/.376/.480 across the month and has recorded nine multi-hit games. He's been lacking a bit in the power department so far this year. He hit eight home runs over 37 games last year. This year, through 42 games, he has just five home runs. His xSLG is down from .539 last year to .466 this year and his barrel rate is down from 12.9% last year to 9.6% this year. At this current pace, Smith should still turn out as one of the most valuable catchers in fantasy, but it looks like his power output might come up noticeably short of expectations unfortunately.
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith is a rising star at the catcher position. He slashed .289/.401/.579 in 2019, which is elite for a backstop. The .401 on-base percentage and .579 slugging percentage were each the second-highest rates among all catchers in the major leagues with a minimum of 35 plate appearances. After hitting 35 home runs between Triple-A and the majors in 2019, Smith clubbed eight homers in the 2020 shortened season. ATC projects him for 22 HRs in '21, so the power is real. Should the National league continue to adopt the designated hitter, Smith will be in line for extra at-bats. He started to pick up DH at-bats for the Dodgers down the stretch on his non-catching days, including during their postseason run. After a 163 wRC+ season in 2020, we would bet on the 25-year-old Fresh Prince of Los Angeles, especially if the DH is in effect in 2021.