• Full name William Dills Smith
  • Born 03/28/1995 in Louisville, KY
  • Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Louisville
  • Debut 05/28/2019
  • Drafted in the 1st round (32nd overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016 (signed for $1,772,500).
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    As crosscheckers and scouting directors piled up frequent flyer miles and Marriott points to get to Louisville to see Corey Ray, Zack Burdi, Kyle Funkhouser, Drew Harrington and Nick Solak, they couldn't help but also notice Smith. Smith is a solid-average receiver who has proven his ability to handle quality stuff by catching the plus stuff on Louisville's staff. He's very athletic for a catcher (he's a plus runner) and has shown an average arm (he's thrown out 44 percent of base stealers). At the plate, Smith has below-average power but shows the ability to pull the ball over the fence. Smith does make plenty of contact; he had struck out in only 7 percent of his plate appearances this year and had been hit by more pitches (15) than he'd struck out (11) heading into the final week of the regular season. Smith doesn't project as any more than an average hitter, but it's hard to ignore his .360 batting average and his .400-plus average and .500-plus on-base percentage in ACC games.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2019
  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018

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Career Transactions

  • Los Angeles Dodgers activated C Will Smith from the 7-day injured list.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers placed C Will Smith on the 7-day injured list retroactive to April 13, 2023. Concussion.
  • United States activated C Will Smith.

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