Will Smith is the kind of good pitcher the Braves need

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Will Smith is the kind of good pitcher the Braves need
Will Smith is the kind of good pitcher the Braves need

Lefty Will Smith is a good addition for the Braves not just because he's an effective relief pitcher. It's also that he's the kind of good pitcher the Braves have lacked. They could use more of his type. Smith strikes out a lot of batters, walks few of them and doesn't surrender many home runs. Those are the components of Fielding Independent Pitching. They are the so-called Three True Outcomes because they don't involve defense or luck on balls in play. The Braves got better when they signed starter Dallas Keuchel at midseason and traded for three relievers. But only closer Mark Melancon ended up posting a low FIP. Smith doesn't have to walk a tightrope to be effective, which to me is the

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