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Burch Smith: 2014 Fantasy Sleeper

“Lookie here, Burch. You’re either gonna strike him out or he’s gonna hit it out. Let’s make sure it’s not the latter.”Before writing this profile on Burch Smith‘s 2014 fantasy sleeperdom (that’s now a word), it should be noted that I spent about 20 minutes trying to decide which guy I wanted to write about. What’s especially interesting is that all of the players...
Via Baseball Professor
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Burch Smith struggles in final start for Padres

Burch Smith may still be in the mix for a spot in the San Diego Padres rotation next year, even after his worst outing since being called up from the minors. The rookie right-hander has a few things to clean up first - control of his fastball, better use of his off-speed pitches. With 42 strikeouts in 31 innings, though, it's clear why the Padres like Smith. ''He&...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Burch Smith: Power Arm, Raw Prospect

Burch Smith was selected in the 14th round by the San Diego Padres in 2011. The big righthander from the University of Oklahoma had previously attended Howard Community College. Before being selected by the Padres, Smith was drafted in the 49th round by the Cleveland Indians in 2009, and again by the Indians in the 20th round in 2010, but declined to sign. The 23 year-old has...
Via Baseball News Source
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Burch Smith shuts down the Braves (MLB Twitter Roundup)

Give yourself a pat on the back if you had Burch Smith pitching a gem for you yesterday. That’s it for Burch Smith. Allowed 3 hits over 7 scoreless innings, 2 walks, career-high 10 punch. 95 pitches. #Padres lead 4-0, B8. — Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) September 15, 2013 Since rejoining the rotation Burch Smith allowed just 2ER in 12IP while K’ing 17. Significantly upped...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Erlin and Smith's transition to the Major Leagues has been a learning process

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Ask anyone who has been around the minor leagues for some time and they will generally tell you the second hardest thing to do in baseball is to reach the major leagues. Roughly 90 percent of players drafted will never play an inning of Major League Baseball. But the hardest to do is to stay in the big leagues. Pitchers Burch Smith and Robbie Erlin, both top...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Option RHP Burch Smith To Tucson

The San Diego Padres have decided to option right-handed starter Burch Smith to their Triple-A Tucson minor league affiliate. Posting an earned run average over 18 during his brief major league career, Smith looks to go find himself once again against lower competition. The Padres remain high on the kid, but the experiment was starting to get extremely horrific in the big leagues...
Via FF Locker Room
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Burch Smith is a Disaster

San Diego Padres rookie starting pitcher Burch Smith has been a disaster through his first 3 career starts.  He's only pitched 7.1 innings total (Cliff Lee pitched more than that in just 1 start last night).  His ERA is 18.71 and pairs with an equally ugly 3.00 WHIP.  Opponents are batting a lofty .432 off the 23 year old righty.  Of course, this isn't entirely his fault...
Via More Hardball
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Notes: A Brief Review of Burch Smith’s Second Start

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Brief Review: Burch Smith’s Second Start 2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game 3. Today’s Complete Schedule Brief Review: Burch Smith’s Second Start Introduction San Diego right-hander Burch Smith, owner of both a mid-90s fastball and excellent line in the Double-A Texas League, made his major...
Via Fangraphs
May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Burch Smith vs. a pitcher I shall call . . . Mysterio

Last Saturday afternoon Padres fans geared up for the debut of Burch Smith, the 23 year old out of the University of Oklahoma. With a plus fastball and plus command, the excitement was warranted. Smith came out and retired the side in the bottom of the first, striking out the first two batters he faced, Matthew Joyce and Kelly Johnson. The reaction via social media was hyperbole...
Via Padres Public
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Notes: Doubling Down on San Diego’s Burch Smith

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Featured Game: Washington at San Diego, 22:10 ET 2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game) 3. Today’s Complete Schedule Featured Game: Washington at San Diego, 22:10 ET First of All, Concerning a Regret of the Author’s The author would be remiss not to mention how he’s ashamed...
Via Fangraphs
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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