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2024 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
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OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .270 15 55 .834 0

Top Will Smith News

  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Getting night off

    Smith is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

    The newly minted All-Star will get a breather Wednesday while Austin Barnes receives a turn behind the dish. Smith was one of the few bright spots for the Dodgers in Tuesday's 10-1 loss in the series opener, going 2-for-4 with a walk in the blowout.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Goes deep again Saturday

    Smith went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 5-3 win against Milwaukee.

    After belting three solo homers Friday, Smith smashed a two-run shot in his first at-bat Saturday. Per Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic, the backstop became the first Dodger to homer in four straight at-bats since Adrian Gonzalez in 2015 and the first major leaguer to do so since Jose Altuve in September of last season. Smith's two-game power surge has pushed him to 15 long balls on the campaign, tied for third among MLB catchers.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Pummels three homers

    Smith went 3-for-3 with three solo home runs, two walks and four total runs scored in Friday's 8-5 win over the Brewers.

    Smith hit just two homers in June, so he's already off to a fantastic start in July. The catcher went to the opposite field for his first-inning blast before pulling his solo shots in the third and seventh innings. Smith is up to a .276/.349/.502 slash line with 14 homers, 53 RBI, 45 runs scored, 18 doubles and one triple over 73 contests this season.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Sitting down Thursday

    Smith isn't in the Dodgers' lineup for Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    Smith went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored during Wednesday's loss, and he'll get a breather for Thursday's rubber match. Austin Barnes will start at catcher instead and bat ninth.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Collects three hits, three RBI

    Smith went 3-for-6 with a double, three RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Giants.

    Smith tied the game at five runs apiece with an infield single in the fifth and later added a two-run double in the 11th to put the Dodgers on top 9-7, marking his first multi-hit effort since June 11 against the Rangers. Despite his recent struggles at the plate, the catcher has still managed to post eight RBI over his last nine games and is now up to 50 RBI on the season. However, he's also struck out twice in three of his last five contests.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Getting rest Sunday

    Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

    Smith will get a day off after he had started in five of the Dodgers' previous six contests. Austin Barnes will check in for Smith behind the dish and will bat ninth.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Exits starting nine

    Smith is absent from the lineup for Wednesday's contest versus the White Sox.

    Smith started each of the previous three games at catcher but will begin Wednesday's contest on the bench. Austin Barnes will step in behind the plate Wednesday.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Riding pine Friday

    Smith is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels.

    Smith has caught four of the Dodgers' last five games and will give way to Austin Barnes behind the plate Friday. Smith has just two hits in his last 23 at-bats, but the hits were a two-run triple and a solo homer.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Hits 11th homer

    Smith went 1-for-5 with a solo home run against Colorado in Thursday's 5-3 victory.

    Smith hit one of three Los Angeles long balls Thursday, bashing a 451-foot solo shot to center field in the fourth inning. It was the catcher's 11th home run of the campaign, which leads NL backstops. Across the majors, only three catchers have more homers than Smith this season, and only two (Adley Rutschman and William Contreras) have topped Smith's 45 RBI.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Sitting Wednesday

    Smith isn't in the Dodgers' lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

    Smith will get a chance to clear his head Wednesday after going just 1-for-18 at the plate over his last five games. Austin Barnes will take over behind the dish while batting ninth.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: On bench Saturday

    Smith is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Smith will give way to Austin Barnes behind the dish for the second time in three days, with Barnes batting ninth Saturday. In 256 plate appearances, Smith owns a .848 OPS with 10 homers and a 16.0 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Idle Thursday

    Smith isn't in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday versus the Rangers.

    Smith will get some scheduled rest after starting in five consecutive games. In that span, the catcher went 5-for-19 with a homer versus the Yankees and Rangers. With the 29-year-old on the bench Thursday, Austin Barnes will start behind the dish and bat ninth.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Homers in blowout win

    Smith went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, a walk and two runs scored in Tuesday's 15-2 win over the Rangers.

    Smith got off to a quick start by taking Dane Dunning deep in the first inning to put the Dodgers up 3-0. He'd wind up reaching base three more times before all was said and done and racked up his seventh game of at least three hits this year. Smith has eight hits and six RBI in seven games so far this month. He's now slashing .296/.364/.509 with 10 homers, 42 RBI, 35 runs and a 23:38 BB:K in 247 plate appearances and is trending toward a second-career All-Star appearance this summer.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Getting breather

    Smith is not in the lineup for Thursday's game in Pittsburgh.

    Smith started the first two games of the series, going 3-for-7 with a double, a walk and an RBI. He will yield to Austin Barnes for the series finale as the Dodgers try to avoid a sweep.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Receiving Sunday off

    Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

    Smith started the previous five games and will receive the day off for Sunday's series finale versus Colorado. Austin Barnes will step in behind the plate to catch for righty Gavin Stone.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Two homers in rout of Mets

    Smith went 3-for-5 with a double, two solo home runs and a third run scored in Wednesday's 10-2 win over the Mets.

    The catcher took David Peterson deep in the second inning before getting a hold of an Adam Ottavino sweeper in the eighth. It was Smith's first multi-homer game of the season, and the pair of blasts gave the 29-year-old 100 for his career -- making him the fourth catcher in history to reach triple digits in a Dodgers uniform along with Mike Piazza, Roy Campanella and Steve Yeager. On the season, Smith is slashing .296/.360/.516 with nine long balls and 36 RBI through 49 contests.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Plays both games in twin bill

    Smith went 1-for-9 with a solo home run in Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Mets.

    Smith caught all 10 innings during Game 1 of the twin bill, then remained in the lineup as the Dodgers' DH in Game 2. He produced one of the team's three runs in the nightcap with a solo homer to left field. Smith's use as the designated hitter after catching in Game 1 highlights how valuable his bat is to the team, though his opportunities to fill the DH role have been more limited this season with Shohei Ohtani in the fold.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Resting Sunday

    Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

    After starting at catcher in the last five games, Smith will get a break for the day game as the team finishes out its series in Cincinnati. Austin Barnes will get the start behind home plate and will bat ninth in place of Smith.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Belts solo shot Friday

    Smith went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a loss to the Reds on Friday.

    Smith gave the Dodgers a two-run lead with his solo shot in the top of the fifth inning, but the advantage was short-lived, as Cincinnati plated six runs in the bottom of the frame. The All-Star catcher has batted just 3-for-19 over his past six games, though all three of the hits have gone for extra bases, including two that have left the yard. Smith is sporting a solid .298/.368/.482 slash line over 193 plate appearances on the season.

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  • Dodgers' Will Smith: Goes yard in win

    Smith went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Monday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Smith hadn't homered since May 1, going 8-for-43 (.186) with two doubles and six RBI over the 13 games between long balls. That's a rare cold spell for the catcher, who is slashing .308/.381/.481 with five homers, 31 RBI, 26 runs scored and 12 doubles over 181 plate appearances. With Shohei Ohtani occupying the designated hitter spot, Smith has received routine days off this year, though he's still the primary catcher over backup Austin Barnes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Louisville, KY
Age: 29
School: Louisville
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R