2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Will Smith
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from him during the 2020 MLB season.
It seems like another season where the catcher position in fantasy baseball is headlined by a few guys, and then after that, you’re looking at older veterans who are past their prime, or these youngsters with power potential but batting average concerns. Well, Los Angeles’ Will Smith certainly fits the bill of a youngster (24 years young) with power potential. In 54 games last year, he hit 15 home runs, and he had 20 round trippers in just 62 games at Triple-A before getting the call to the show. His .253//.337/.571 slash line was solid, but many, including myself, aren’t quite sold on Smith being a .250 hitter again in a more prominent role in 2020. However, the power is legit, the lineup is legit, and at a barren wasteland of a position, his upside is worth waiting to grab after the top catchers are off the board.
Of catchers with at least 190 plate appearances last season, take a look at some of his ranks.
Courtesy of FanGraphs
Smith also had the highest launch...