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Matt Smith MLB Career Stats

35 0-1 2.55 24.2 22 1.38

Matt Smith Bio

  • Full Name: Matthew Joel Smith
  • Born: 6/15/1979 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Draft: 1997, Chicago White Sox, 44th rd. (1310th overall)
  • College: Oklahoma State
  • Debut: 4/14/2006
  • Last Game: 4/25/2007
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MLB Career Stats 0 1 2.55 35 0 0 24.2 22 1.38


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Matthew Joel Smith Bio Info

Matthew Joel Smith...Single...1997 graduate of Bishop Gorman High School, where he played baseball...Played baseball at Oklahoma State University...Was a 3-year letter winner and is the all-time leader in strikeouts (348) at OSU...Named to the Big 12 Second Team twice and First Team once...Was a member of the USA National Team...Played American Legion baseball (1994-97)...Hobby: Golf. 2007 Began the season with the Phillies... Compiled an 11.25 ERA through 9 appearances before being optioned to Ottawa (AAA) on 4/26... 12 of his first 13 minor league appearances were scoreless... Held opposing hitters to a .210 avg... Did not allow a HR in his first 13 games before allowing 2 in his final 3 games... Had 10 SO in his final 7.2 IP (11.74 SO/9.0 IP)... Had season-ending reconstructive surgery on his left elbow (Tommy John) on 7/3. 2006 Began the season with Columbus (AAA)...Posted a 1.38 ERA (2 ER, 13.0 IP) through his first 12 appearances...Shuttled between Columbus and NYY for the first four months of the season (3 recalls)...Made his ML debut, 4/14 at MIN (0.1 IP)...Had 6 SO in his final 5.1 IP with NYY...Traded to Phillies on 7/30 and assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)...Began his ML career with a combined 18.2 scoreless innings and held opponents to a .119 average (7-59) with the Phillies and NYY...First ML pitcher to begin his career with at least 18.2 scoreless innings since Vince Horsman over the 1991-92 seasons for TOR and OAK. 2005 Made the switch from starter to reliever, splitting time between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Columbus ... combined to go 5-4 with a 2.73 ERA in 47 games (four starts) while limiting left-handed batters to a .163 average (15-for-92) ... struck out 92 batters in 82.1IP ... began the season at Trenton, going 3-4 with a 2.80 ERA and two saves in 22 appearances (four starts) ... in his four starts, was 0-3 with a 6.43 ERA ... in 18 appearances out of the bullpen, was 3-1 with a 1.55 ERA, allowing 24H in 40.2IP while holding opponents to a .171 average (24-for-140) ... in his final 11 appearances with the Thunder, allowed only 3ER in 29.2IP (0.91 ERA) ... was transferred to Columbus on 6/29 ... made his Triple-A debut on 7/1 vs. Richmond, tying a season-high with 5K in 2.0IP ... in 25 relief appearances with the Clippers was 2-0 with a 2.60 ERA and one save ... pitched for Grand Canyon in the Arizona Fall League, going 1-1 with a 12.86 ERA in 10 relief appearances ... also pitched for Team USA on the Olympic Qualifying team, appearing in two games without allowing a run (3.2IP). 2004 Spent the season with Double-A Trenton, going 4-4 with a 4.96 ERA in 14 appearances (11 starts) ... went 3-2 with a 2.08 ERA (34.2IP, 8ER) in his first six starts of the season from 4/8-5/7 ... was placed on the disabled list from 5/24-7/10 with a right oblique strain ... returned to make five appearances (two starts) with the Thunder from 7/10-28 before being placed on the disabled list for a second time with left elbow tendonitis ... missed the remainder of the season after having arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow on 8/19. 2003 Split the season between Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton, going 4-6 with a 3.47 ERA in 15 starts ... began the season at Tampa and in six starts went 2-3 with a 2.23 ERA, holding opponents to a .175 average (20-for-114) ... pitched 5.0 hitless innings on 5/20 at Bradenton ... was transferred to Trenton on 6/14 ... went 2-3 with a 4.26 ERA in nine starts with the Thunder ... was placed on the disabled list after his 7/31 start at Reading with left elbow tendonitis ... had season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow on 8/12. 2002 Combined to go 3-12 with a 3.62 ERA in 25 games (23 starts) for Single-A Tampa and Double-A Norwich ... won two of his first three decisions of the season with Norwich, but went 1-7 before being transferred to Tampa on 7/16 ... was 0-4 with a 6.59 ERA in eight appearances (six starts) for Tampa ... made his first minor-league relief appearance on 8/24 at Dunedin, striking out all three batters faced. 2001 Split time between Single-A affiliates Greensboro and Tampa (FSL), going 11-5 with a 2.50 ERA in 27 starts ... began the season in Greensboro, going 5-3 with a 2.59 ERA in 16 starts ... led the team with 116 strikeouts ... allowed only one home run in 97.1IP ... ranked second in the South Atlantic League by holding opponents to a .197 average and with 10.73 strikeouts per 9.0IP ... threw complete-game four-hit shutout on 6/9 vs. Lakewood, striking out a career-high 14 batters without allowing a walk ... did not issue a walk in four of his five 10-plus strikeout games with the Bats (47K, 0BB) ... was transferred to Tampa on 7/4 and was 6-2 with a 2.24 ERA in 11 starts to conclude the season ... won his final four decisions of the season, allowing 4ER in 37.1IP (0.96ERA) with 46K over that same six start span. 2000 In his first professional season was 5-4 with a 2.38 ERA in 14 starts for Single-A Staten Island ... ranked fourth in the New York Penn League with his 2.38 ERA.