Dwight Smith Injures Calf

SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Dwight Smith Jr. was placed on the IL yesterday with a left calf strain. He aggravated it in a pinch-hit appearance, and he is expected to miss at least the minimum. The Orioles will go with the hot hand in the outfield, whether that is Stevie Wilkerson or someone else. He is not worth a look in fantasy.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Dwight Smith to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 79.78 projected fantasy points puts him at #48 behind Jay Bruce and ahead of Melky Cabrera. He has averaged 2.29 fantasy points in his past 114 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.59 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#103) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. Dwight Smith is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #76 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#46 Hunter Pence (60% OWN)80 FP, 3.22 per game104 FP, 96 gp, 1.08 per game (#133)
#47 Jay Bruce (47% OWN)80 FP, 2.93 per game193 FP, 94 gp, 2.05 per game (#83)
#48 Dwight Smith (17% OWN)80 FP, 2.59 per game50 FP, 30 gp, 1.68 per game (#106)
#49 Melky Cabrera (5% OWN)80 FP, 2.44 per game177 FP, 78 gp, 2.27 per game (#69)
#50 Joc Pederson (77% OWN)80 FP, 3.14 per game331 FP, 135 gp, 2.45 per game (#56)

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

DWIGHT SMITHFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019804.616.515.29.11.4
-- Per Game (31 Proj)2.60.150.530.490.300.05
8/19 to 8/25 (1.9 Games)4.40.250.950.890.420.06
8/26 to 9/1 (4.7 Games)12.10.642.52.31.50.26
2019 Season211124841234
-- Per Game (84 GP)2.50.140.570.490.270.05
2018 to 2019262145650304
-- Per Game (114 GP)2.30.120.490.440.260.04