Having fun with Will Smith

Will Smith hit two more home runs last night giving him nine home runs in his first twenty-three games.  To put that into perspective I looked at all the home runs for LAD catchers in their first 25 games:

Mike Piazza hit one

AJ Ellis had zero

David Ross had six

The infamous Jack Fimple had one

Mike Scioscia had zero

Paul Lo Duca had one

Russell Martin had three

Which leads me to this statement. Will Smith with nine home runs in his first 23 games had more home runs than Piazza/Lo Duca/Martin/Scioscia combined (5) in their first 25 games.

With nine home runs already, Will Smith has hit more home runs in a season by a LAD catcher than 20 other seasons.

Rk            Player  HR From   To   Age    G   PA
1        Mike Piazza 177 1992 1998 23-29  726 3017
2       Steve Yeager 100 1972 1985 23-36 1219 3869
3      John Roseboro  90 1958 1967 25-34 1254 4505
4    Yasmani Grandal  89 2015 2018 26-29  510 1883
5      Mike Scioscia  68 1980 1992 21-33 1441 5057
6     Russell Martin  58 2006 2019 23-36  730 2907
7       Paul Lo Duca  57 1998 2004 26-32  588 2361
8       Todd Hundley  50 1999 2003 30-34  225  822
9         A.J. Ellis  36 2008 2016 27-35  544 1922
10        Tom Haller  25 1968 1971 31-34  474 1637
11       Rod Barajas  21 2010 2011 34-35  123  409
12        David Ross  16 2002 2004 25-27  118  343
13       Norm Sherry  16 1959 1962 27-30  131  385
14      Chad Kreuter  14 2000 2002 35-37  194  613
15      Rick Dempsey  13 1988 1990 38-40  218  532
16   Charles Johnson  12 1998 1998 26-26  102  376
17     Joe Pignatano  12 1958 1960 28-30  173  435
18      Doug Camilli  11 1960 1964 23-27  163  424
19    Dioner Navarro  10 2005 2011 21-27  139  487
20        Will Smith   9 2019 2019 24-24   23   80

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/14/2019.

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