Talking Pitching with Caleb Smith

We sat down with Caleb Smith.

Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former college pitcher, travel coach, pitching coach, and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

2 responses to “Talking Pitching with Caleb Smith”

  1. Perfect Game says:

    Both Zac Gallen and Frankie Montas are available in the FA pool in my small and shallow friends league. Looking more closely at the QS category, Montas had converted a high % of his starts to QS with 12 out of 16 in just 96 IP. Conversely, Gallen had a hard time going deep into games converting only 5 QS out of 15 in 80 IP.

    With similar projected ratios and K% profile, would you take Montas or Gallen if you wanted more QS in a shortened season?

    • Nick Pollack says:

      Hey PG!

      I’d favor Gallen over Montas. I prefer Gallen’s overall repertoire that would suggest a higher floor throughout the year.

      I’m also anticipating a lower walk rate from Gallen, though, which would speak more in a QS league. If you don’t see a major change there, Montas would be the better play.

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