Josh D. Smith Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 28
Born: October 11, 1989
Pleasant Hill, MO
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 26th round, 2011 by MIL; 25th round, 2012 by PIT
How Acquired: Selected from PIT in the Rule 5 Draft, AAA Phase (December 2016)
College: Wichita State
High School: Pleasant Hill (MO)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Scouting Report: Left-hander with a lanky frame. Easy sidearm delivery. Steps toward first base dugout and comes back across his body, giving him tough arm slot for left-handers. Works quickly from the stretch. Relies on a high-80s fastball and a high-70s changeup. Marginal control. Pronounced splits, faring well against lefties. Spent career in the bullpen, but in 2018 has filled a swingman role capably. Selected in the Triple-A Phase of the 2016 Rule 5 Draft. Organizational pitcher.
 

 
   
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2012 State College NYPL A- Pit 22 2 1 0.667 3.68 21 0 0 29.1 31 17 12 0 11 23 1.43 2.09 7.06
  2013 GCL Pirates GCL Rk Pit 23 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2.00 1.00 9.00
  2013 West Virginia SAL A Pit 23 1 1 0.500 6.75 13 0 1 24.0 30 19 18 1 10 17 1.67 1.70 6.38
  2014 Bradenton FSL A+ Pit 24 4 2 0.667 1.93 35 0 8 56.0 38 13 12 1 25 51 1.13 2.04 8.20
  2015 Altoona East AA Pit 25 1 4 0.200 5.29 34 0 0 47.2 42 29 28 3 34 31 1.59 0.91 5.85
  2016 Altoona East AA Pit 26 2 2 0.500 6.44 42 0 2 57.1 61 44 41 8 30 61 1.59 2.03 9.58
  2016 Indianapolis IL AAA Pit 26 0 2 0.000 7.36 7 0 0 7.1 13 9 6 1 4 7 2.32 1.75 8.59
  2017 Portland East AA Bos 27 5 1 0.833 3.26 33 0 1 66.1 61 27 24 5 34 75 1.43 2.21 10.18
  2017 Pawtucket IL AA Bos 27 0 0 --- 0.00 2 0 1 5.1 1 0 0 0 3 3 0.75 1.00 5.06
  2017 Aragua LVBP Wint --- 27 1 0 1.000 3.38 11 0 0 5.1 10 2 2 1 5 5 2.81 1.00 8.44
  2018 Portland East AA Bos 28     stats                            
  2018 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 28     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 13, 2012 (PIT)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 20, 2012 (State College)
MLFA Eligible: November 2018
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2017):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2018): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2014 FSL League Mid-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
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