Will Smith

C · Los Angeles Dodgers

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'0" Weight 192
DOB 1995-03-28 Age 29.0
Hometown Louisville, KY
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 5.14, 74th

Season Projections

THE BAT$23124511439701182422272558616.821.269.360.483.843.214

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Will Smith Sitting For Day Game

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    Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith is getting the day off for the matinee game on Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins. Austin Barnes will catch right-hander Bobby Miller and will hit ninth against Twins right-hander Chris Paddack. Smith will head to the bench after starting each of the team's last three games. The former 32nd overall pick in 2016 out of Louisville has been on fire at the plate so far in 2024 after his first All-Star selection in 2023. In his first 12 games for the Blue this year, he has a league-high 20 hits in 50 at-bats for a league-high .400 batting average, a home run, 12 RBI and six runs scored in his 54 plate appearances. He's obviously a must-start fantasy catcher when he's active. Barnes will be a weak DFS sleeper play in the nine-hole and is hitless in five career at-bats versus Paddack.

    Apr 10 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Will Smith
  • Will Smith Takes Seat On Sunday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith is not in Sunday's starting lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals. It appears to be a regular day of rest for the star backstop. Smith, much like everyone on the Dodgers offense, has enjoyed a strong start to 2024. He is slashing .455/.500/.545 with four RBI through 24 plate appearances. Veteran catcher Austin Barnes will get his first start of the season with Smith out. Barnes maintains almost no fantasy appeal unless forced into an everyday role.

    Mar 31 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Will Smith
  • Will Smith Inks 10-Year Extension With Dodgers

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers and catcher Will Smith are finalizing a 10-year, $140 million contract extension. The 28-year-old has been one of the most productive offensive catchers since entering the big leagues in the 2019 season, putting together a career .263 average with 91 home runs and an .842 OPS across 486 games played. Most recently, he hit .261 with 19 home runs, 80 runs, 76 RBI, and a .797 OPS across 554 trips to the plate in the 2023 season. ATC projects Smith to club 21 home runs along with 74 RBI and an .823 OPS in 124 games in the 2024 season as he is every bit worthy of his 80.46 ADP as the fourth catcher off the draft board this spring.

    Mar 27 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Will Smith
  • Will Smith Scratched With Back Tightness

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers said that they scratched catcher Will Smith (back) from Wednesday's Cactus League finale due to lower-back tightness. With Smith sitting out, Austin Barnes will start behind the plate for the Blue. Smith's back injury doesn't sound serious at all, but the Dodgers aren't going to take any chances with their starting backstop with the team's first regular season game coming next week in Korea against the San Diego Padres. With spring training now over for Smith, he finishes with two home runs and five RBI in nine Cactus League contests. As one of the best all-around offensive catchers in the game in one of the best lineups in baseball, Smith is considered RotoBaller's No. 3 overall fantasy catcher, behind only Adley Rutschman and J.T. Realmuto.

    Mar 13 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Will Smith
  • Will Smith Hits Second Dinger Of Cactus League

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    Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's Cactus League victory against the arch rival San Francisco Giants. The backstop is now hitting .280 with two round trippers and five RBI over his first 25 at-bats. The backstop put together another strong season in 2023 with 19 homers, 76 RBI and a .261 batting average. Smith, 28, remains one of the best offensive backstops in all of baseball with his ability to hit for both average and power. The combination of that in one of the leagues best lineups is a recipe for success. There aren't many catchers that can do what Smith does with the bat and managers should expect him to be one of the first off the board in all formats.

    Mar 13 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Will Smith
  • Dodgers Haven't Had Extension Talks With Will Smith

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    There have been no extension talks between the Los Angeles Dodgers and catcher Will Smith so far this year. Smith's numbers dropped slightly in 2023, but he was also playing a majority of the season with a broken rib and also missed time due to a concussion. Still, he was able to finish third among catchers with a minimum of 400 plate appearances in wRC+ last year. The 28-year-old was a first-time All-Star and was one of the better offensive backstops in the game with a .261/.359/.438 slash line, 19 home runs, 21 doubles, two triples, 76 RBI, three stolen bases and a career-high 80 runs scored in 126 regular-season games. Not only has Smith been durable for fantasy managers, but he has 68 homers and 239 RBI in the last three seasons. He's easily a top-five fantasy catcher.

    Feb 21 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Dodgers Will Smith
    2024 ATC$21125516442711162322175558817.021.262.354.468.822.206
    2024 Steamer$19121524452711172322277569217.521.258.351.464.815.206
    2024 THE BAT$23124511439701182422272558616.821.269.360.483.843.214
    2024 Zeile$20125513440701162322175568817.221.264.357.468.825.204

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

    Apr 12vs SDL 7-84540000001120.
    Apr 10at MINL 2-38b11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Apr 9at MINW 6-34552200130120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Apr 8at MINW 4-24440100010125.
    Apr 5at CHCL 7-9455141001000.000.800.8001.0001.800.200
    Apr 3vs SFW 5-4444111001000.
    Apr 2vs SFW 5-44440000000250.
    Apr 1vs SFW 8-3432020002100.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Mar 30vs STLL 5-64550300020240.000.600.600.6001.200.000
    Mar 29vs STLW 6-3443111000100.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Mar 28vs STLW 7-1444010000000.
    Mar 21vs SDL 11-154661410020116.700.667.667.8331.500.166
    Mar 20at SDW 5-24540100001120.000.250.400.250.650.000


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    Sep 29at SFW 6-23432100120250.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Sep 27at COLW 8-2343010001000.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 26at COLW 11-23550000010120.
    Sep 24vs SFW 3-23430000001125.
    Sep 22vs SFL 1-5344010000000.
    Sep 21vs SFW 7-2344110100000.
    Sep 19vs DETW 3-2354010000000.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Sep 18vs DETW 8-33330000010133.300.
    Sep 16at SEAW 6-23541000001120.
    Sep 15at SEAW 6-33431000000250.
    Sep 12vs SDW 11-2353321013100.000.667.8002.0002.8001.333
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    Sep 9at WASL 6-73652000000116.700.
    Sep 8at WASW 8-53520000003240.000.000.600.000.600.000
    Sep 7at MIAW 10-0366230001000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Sep 6at MIAL 4-113440000000125.
    Sep 5at MIAL 3-6344010001000.
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    Sep 2vs ATLL 2-43540100001120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Sep 1vs ATLL 3-63430000001250.
    Aug 31vs ATLL 7-83550200000240.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Aug 29vs ARIW 9-1355120011000.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Aug 28vs ARIW 7-4355120000000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Aug 26at BOSL 5-83541000001120.
    Aug 25at BOSW 7-43541110011120.000.250.400.500.900.250
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    Aug 19vs MIAW 3-1333000000000.
    Aug 19vs MIAW 3-13440100000250.
    Aug 18vs MIAL 3-113550200000120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Aug 17vs MILW 1-04330000000266.700.
    Aug 16vs MILW 7-13440300020125.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Aug 15vs MILW 6-2344100000000.
    Aug 13vs COLW 8-3344111000000.
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    Aug 11vs COLW 6-13320000010133.300.000.333.000.333.000
    Aug 10vs COLW 2-13a11000000000.
    Aug 9at ARIW 2-03431100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 8at ARIW 5-4344010000000.
    Aug 7at SDW 13-7355120001000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Aug 5at SDL 3-8343110011100.010.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Aug 4at SDW 10-53551210010240.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Aug 3vs OAKW 8-23551100010240.
    Aug 2vs OAKW 10-1354211001100.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Aug 1vs OAKW 7-33540000001480.
    Jul 30vs CINL 0-9310000000000.0001.0001.000
    Jul 29vs CINW 3-2332000000100.000.000.333.000.333.000
    Jul 28vs CINL 5-63550000000240.
    Jul 25vs TORW 8-73551210000240.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Jul 24vs TORL 3-63550000000240.
    Jul 23at TEXL 4-8344011000000.
    Jul 22at TEXW 16-33652100001116.700.200.333.200.533.000
    Jul 21at TEXW 11-5355121002000.000.400.400.6001.000.200
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    Jul 18at BALW 10-3366141001000.000.667.667.8331.500.166
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    Jul 16at NYML 1-29a22000000000.
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    Jul 14at NYMW 6-03550000010360.
    Jul 8vs LAAW 10-53541100021120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Jul 7vs LAAW 11-4355230012000.000.600.6001.2001.800.600
    Jul 5vs PITW 6-43431000001125.
    Jul 4vs PITL 7-93430100011125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 3vs PITW 5-23441100000125.
    Jul 1at KCL 4-6355000000000.
    Jun 30at KCW 9-3364110100000.000.250.500.7501.250.500
    Jun 28at COLL 8-9352100000300.000.000.600.000.600.000
    Jun 27at COLW 5-03440000000125.
    Jun 25vs HOUL 5-63541100121120.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Jun 24vs HOUW 8-73432100111125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Jun 23vs HOUW 3-2344010000000.
    Jun 21at LAAW 2-03430000001250.
    Jun 20at LAAW 2-03440200010125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
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    Jun 17vs SFL 0-153440000000250.
    Jun 16vs SFL 5-7352110001300.000.500.800.5001.300.000
    Jun 15vs CWSW 5-43531100002240.000.333.600.333.933.000
    Jun 13vs CWSW 5-13441100120250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jun 11at PHIL 3-7342011000200.000.500.7501.0001.750.500
    Jun 10at PHIW 9-03550000010120.
    Jun 9at PHIL 4-53440000000375.
    Jun 8at CINW 6-09a000000000000
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    Jun 6at CINL 8-93540000001240.
    Jun 4vs NYYL 1-4343000000100.
    Jun 3vs NYYL 3-63440100000250.
    Jun 2vs NYYW 8-4344120000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 31vs WASL 6-103541200121120.000.500.6001.2501.850.750
    May 29vs WASW 6-13431000001250.
    May 28at TBL 10-118a11000000000.
    May 27at TBW 6-5354000000100.
    May 26at TBL 3-9363020001100.000.667.833.6671.500.000
    May 24at ATLL 3-4354120000100.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    May 23at ATLW 8-1355031003000.000.600.600.8001.400.200
    May 22at ATLW 8-6355000000000.
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    May 18at STLL 8-163541000001120.
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    May 15vs MINW 9-83663200120116.700.333.333.8331.166.500
    May 13vs SDW 4-23440100010125.
    May 12vs SDW 4-2343010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 10at MILW 8-1354110011100.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    May 9at MILW 6-2344130012000.000.750.7501.5002.250.750
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    May 6at SDW 2-1341100000300.010.000.750.000.750.000
    May 5at SDL 2-5343110000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 3vs PHIW 10-63541000001120.
    May 2vs PHIW 13-1355120000000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    May 1vs PHIW 13-4355120012000.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Apr 30vs STLW 6-3343111001000.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Apr 29vs STLW 1-03430000001125.
    Apr 28vs STLW 7-3355210000000.
    Apr 12at SFW 10-5343020001100.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Apr 11at SFL 0-5344000000000.
    Apr 10at SFW 9-13441100000125.
    Apr 9at ARIL 6-119a21100000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Apr 8at ARIL 8-123541100011120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Apr 6at ARIW 5-2354111000100.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Apr 4vs COLW 5-2344121013000.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Apr 3vs COLW 13-4354210012100.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Apr 2vs ARIL 1-23441100110250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Mar 31vs ARIL 1-2353010000200.000.333.600.333.933.000
    Mar 30vs ARIW 8-2344131004000.000.750.7501.0001.750.250
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