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Lee SmithTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1975-1998 MLB Years: 1980-1997
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Drafted

PositionsP-1149Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLee Arthur Smith
Height6-5Weight220BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 4,1957 [60.315]PlaceJamestown,Louisiana
High SchoolCastor (Castor,LA)
CollegeNorthwestern State University (Natchitoches,LA)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (28th overall) of the 1975 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsJohn O'Neil
MLB DebutSeptember 1,1980 [22.271]
OrganizationsCHN [13] SLN [4] BOS [3] CAL [2] NYA [1] BAL [1] CIN [1] HOU [1] MON [1] Awards7Awards Voting8-184
TBC Player ID18182Retrosheet IDsmitl001MLBAM ID122426
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts79Walks43Hittable68SO/BB68vsPower68Hitting3Durability79Team.492Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1975nullRk--ST17352.3210100210062.0352316049350001.355.08--7.115.080.71.375-
1976nullA+--S/R18485.35261882100101.01207660074520001.9210.69--6.594.630.70.333-
1977Pompano Beach CubsFSLA+chn-S/R191044.29261884000130.013167623858210001.669.070.215.885.680.96.714-
1978Midland CubsTexAAchn-S/R208105.98302553001155.016112210316128718001.869.350.937.434.120.55.444-
1979Midland CubsTexAAchn-S/R21954.93359260003104.012265577854612001.9910.560.617.363.980.54.643-
1980Wichita AerosAmerAAAchn-R/CL22473.70502480001590.07049374566316001.407.000.405.606.301.13.364-
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46Rel22202.9118018006021.22197014170001.628.72--5.827.061.211.0003.12
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46Rel23363.51401390012166.2573126231507101.327.690.274.186.751.61.3332.89
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46R/CL24252.6972567003817117.01053835537996101.218.080.382.857.622.68.2862.53
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46CL254101.6566066005629103.0702319541915201.076.100.443.577.932.22.2862.81
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46CL26973.6569069005933101.0984241635866001.328.730.533.127.662.46.5632.88
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46CL27743.046506500573397.28735339321124001.228.020.832.9510.323.50.6362.57
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46CL28993.096606600593190.0693231742932001.236.870.704.189.272.21.5003.11
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46CL294103.126206200553683.2843029432964001.399.040.433.4410.333.00.2862.35
1988Boston Red SoxALMLBbos48CL30452.806406400572983.2723426737962001.307.750.753.9810.332.59.4442.89
1989Boston Red SoxALMLBbos48R/CL31613.576406400502570.2533028633961001.226.750.764.2012.232.91.8572.55
1990Boston Red SoxALMLBbos48Rel32211.8811011008414.0134309171001.538.16--5.6510.671.89.6672.32
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln47CL32342.105305300452768.2582016320701001.147.600.392.629.173.50.4292.21
1991St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln47CL33632.346706700614773.0701919513671001.148.630.621.608.265.15.6672.45
1992St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln47CL34493.127007000554375.0622826426602001.177.440.483.127.202.31.3082.92
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln47CL35244.505505500484350.0492525119491001.168.821.981.628.825.44.3334.43
1993New York YankeesALMLBnya47Rel35000.0080800838.040005110001.134.50--5.6312.382.20-2.11
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal49CL36143.294104100393338.0341614611420001.177.981.412.589.863.82.2003.84
1995California AngelsALMLBcal47CL37053.475205200513749.0421919325431001.367.660.554.567.841.72.0003.67
1996Lake Elsinore StormCalifA+cal-ST38009.0011000001.01210111002.009.00--9.009.001.00--
1996California AngelsALMLBcal47Rel38002.4511011008011.08430361001.006.55--2.454.912.00-2.90
1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin47Rel38344.06430430016244.0492020423352001.629.950.814.677.111.52.4294.32
1997Montreal ExposNLMLBmon49Rel39015.82250250014521.228161428150001.6611.630.833.326.231.88.0004.03
1998Jackson GeneralsTexAAhou-Rel40000.0020200202.01000050000.504.50----22.500.00--
1998New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-Rel40116.9710010007210.0148824110001.7412.191.743.489.582.75.500-
1998Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0115.8412012009212.0158824160001.5410.951.462.9211.684.00.5003.63
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter71923.03102261016008024781284.0113347543489486125147401.267.910.623.398.732.57.4360.09
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter39404.7219083107112921655.06554123443248236647001.739.000.446.625.030.76.494-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter584.046025800717100.08457456607416001.447.530.545.386.641.23.385-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter17155.526734333024261.02841871602321312220001.909.790.797.344.210.57.531-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter14124.775337166100232.0252145123316013511001.789.780.126.215.240.84.538-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter352.3210100210062.0352316049350001.355.08--7.115.080.71.375-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter40512.92458645200342180679.05912402213826464434401.257.810.503.498.512.44.440-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter15202.90245024500209160266.2239928623682465001.158.070.782.298.303.62.429-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1273.0413901390011558167.2138685713792094001.297.360.694.2211.152.65.632-
California Angels Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter053.286306300593760.0502322328492001.297.460.454.187.311.75.000-
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter344.06430430016244.0492020423352001.629.950.814.677.111.52.429-
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter143.294104100393338.0341614611420001.177.981.412.589.863.82.200-
Montreal Expos Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter015.82250250014521.228161428150001.6611.630.833.326.231.88.000-
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0080800838.040005110001.134.50--5.6312.382.20--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12163.0317411730013782220.0193817415832138101.267.910.623.398.732.57.4290.09
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13134.726428364137220.02201381151116212316001.739.000.446.625.030.76.500-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1977Pompano Beach CubsFSLA+chn-19272000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1980Wichita AerosAmerAAAchn-p22524000000000100000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46p23409000000000701000.000.000.000.0000010.000.000.000.0000.0070.000.000.000.000.00
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46p247216210011001901000.063.118.250.3684118.000.187.250.1675.5650.009.005.5616.00100.00
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46p25669010000001501000.111.200.111.3111011.250.000.111.1619.0945.455.000.000.000.00
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46p266913010001000801000.077.077.077.1541014.200.000.000.0700.0057.140.000.000.000.00
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46p27656000000001500000.000.143.000.143007.000.000.167.10014.2971.435.000.000.000.00
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46p28665000000000500000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46p29632000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln47p32532000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln47p35552000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter549642300120034204000.047.090.094.1846171.095.047.094.0004.2359.1514.001.4164.0033.33
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter796000000000200000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter524000000000100000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter272000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter441602300120034004000.050.095.100.1956167.105.050.100.0004.4859.7013.331.4960.0033.33
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1084000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162191100010011201000.047.090.094.1842021.095.047.094.0004.2359.1514.001.4164.0033.33
Average Minor - Per 162 games16212000000000400000.000.000.000.0000012.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Midland Cubs TexAAchn20P30--6224-3228.8750.93------30100.022.2
1979Midland Cubs TexAAchn21P35--413111817.9440.49------35100.025.9
1980Wichita Aeros AmerAAAchn22P50--312211715.8820.30------5296.237.0
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22P18-21-3--331.0000.170.14-----18100.011.1
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23P40-6639--12121.0000.300.18-----40100.038.8
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24P72-117910122019.9500.260.16-----72100.044.4
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25P66-10389--17171.0000.260.17-----66100.040.7
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26P69-101613-219191.0000.280.19-----69100.042.9
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27P65-9739-112121.0000.180.12-----65100.040.4
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28P66-90112-213131.0000.200.14-----66100.041.3
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29P62-8338--11111.0000.180.13-----6398.438.5
1988Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30P64-83541-109.9000.140.11-----64100.039.5
1989Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31P64-7011--221.0000.030.03-----64100.039.5
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32P53-6821--331.0000.060.04-----53100.032.7
1990Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32P11-14-2--221.0000.180.14-----11100.06.8
1991St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33P67-7336--991.0000.130.12-----67100.041.4
1992St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34P70-75171198.8890.110.11-----70100.043.2
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35P55-50-1--111.0000.020.02-----55100.034.0
1993New York YankeesALMLBnya35P8-8-1--111.0000.130.13-----8100.04.9
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal36P41-38221-54.8000.100.11-----41100.036.6
1995California AngelsALMLBcal37P52-4914--551.0000.100.10-----52100.035.9
1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin38P43-4425-1771.0000.160.16-----43100.026.5
1996California AngelsALMLBcal38P11-111---111.0000.090.09-----11100.06.8
1997Montreal ExposNLMLBmon39P25-2114--551.0000.200.24-----25100.015.4
1998Jackson Generals TexAAhou40P2--1---111.0000.50------2100.01.4
1998New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou40P10--2---221.0000.20------10100.07.0
MLB Totals for P - 18 season(s)-   P1022-12825211149167163.9760.160.13-----10220.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P60--512211917.8950.28------600.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P67--1135515146.9020.69------670.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Midland Cubs TexAAchn2030----------
1979Midland Cubs TexAAchn2135----------
1980Wichita Aeros AmerAAAchn2250----------
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2218----------
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2340----------
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2472----------
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2566----------
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2669----------
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2765----------
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2866----------
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2962----------
1988Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3064----------
1989Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3164----------
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3253----------
1990Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3211----------
1991St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3367----------
1992St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3470----------
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3555----------
1993New York YankeesALMLBnya358----------
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3641----------
1995California AngelsALMLBcal3752----------
1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3843----------
1996California AngelsALMLBcal3811----------
1997Montreal ExposNLMLBmon3925----------
1998Jackson Generals TexAAhou402----------
1998New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou4010----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1984Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB26019.002012.0320301.5013.500.000.0013.5000.00.000
1988Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB30018.102003.1631402.2616.200.002.7010.804.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs028.4440400015.3905017001.8815.190.001.6911.817.000.00.000

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2018Arizona Giants -ArizRkMinorsfn60Pitching Coach553025.5457.53Carlos Valderrama
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1991National League Player of the Week (September 23-September 29) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (April) ... NL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year3
1992National League Player of the Week (August 24-August 30) ... NL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year2
1993National League Player of the Week (June 21-June 27)1
1994AL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1998-01-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1997-09-25Released by Expos. 
1997-01-21ContractSigned as Free Agent by Expos. 
1996-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-05-27TradeTraded by Angels to Reds for Chuck McElroy. 
1994-12-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1994-10-24Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-01-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1993-10-25Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1993-08-31TradeTraded by Cardinals to Yankees for Rich Batchelor. 
1990-05-04TradeTraded by Red Sox to Cardinals for Tom Brunansky. 
1987-12-08TradeTraded by Cubs to Red Sox for Calvin Schiraldi and Al Nipper. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Chicago CubsTeam Payroll27670,000-132779++370,78060,000670,000
1986Chicago CubsTeam Payroll28720,000-1481280++386,34760,0001,390,000
1987Chicago CubsTeam Payroll29840,000-92788++344,90660,0002,230,000
1988Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll30850,000-114983++392,10762,5003,080,000
1989Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll311,425,000-49495++429,80262,5004,505,000
1990St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll321,200,000-103886++515,727100,0005,705,000
1990Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll321,200,000-103886++515,727100,0005,705,000
1991St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll332,791,666-38195++742,231100,0008,496,666
1992St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll342,791,667-80191++962,245109,00011,288,333
1993St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll352,691,667-120287++968,431109,00013,980,000
1993New York YankeesTeam Payroll352,691,667-120687++968,431109,00013,980,000
1994Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll362,025,000-187780++957,101109,00016,005,000
1995California AngelsTeam Payroll372,561,113-135786++999,520109,00018,566,113
1996California AngelsTeam Payroll382,100,000-149684++957,870109,00020,666,113
1996Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll382,100,000-149684++957,870109,00020,666,113
1997Montreal ExposTeam Payroll39400,000-41512531,182,177150,00021,066,113
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red