Josh A. Smith Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 31
Born: August 7, 1987
Margate, FL
Height: 6-2
Weight: 220
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 21st round, 2010 by CIN
How Acquired: Minor league free agent
(May 2018)
College: Lipscomb
High School: Grandview Prep (FL)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Scouting Report: Right-handed reliever with a solid frame, able to start in a pinch. Limited MLB experience. Profiles as emergency bullpen depth. Four-seam fastball sits 90-92 mph, relies on the pitch about 50% of the time.   Also peppers in a high-80s sinker, a 78-80 mph changeup, an 82-85 mph slider, and a 75-78 mph curveball. Deceptive delivery.

This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.
 

 
   
    Career 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
  2008 Lipscomb NCAA Coll --- 20 3 3 0.500 4.99 15 8 0 66.2 71 42 37 3 36 62 1.60 1.72 8.37
  2009 Lipscomb NCAA Coll --- 21 7 4 0.636 3.86 15 14 0 88.2 70 43 38 8 48 101 1.33 2.10 10.25
  2010 Lipscomb NCAA Coll --- 22 8 4 0.667 4.66 14 14 0 104.0 103 62 54 8 40 124 1.37 3.10 10.70
  2010 Billings Pio Rk Cin 22 1 2 0.333 2.14 12 0 0 21.0 16 5 5 1 10 28 1.24 2.80 12.00
  2010 Dayton Midw A Cin 22 1 1 0.500 2.13 7 0 1 12.2 8 4 3 1 6 15 1.11 2.50 10.66
  2011 Dayton Midw A Cin 23 14 7 0.667 2.97 26 26 0 142.0 122 57 47 10 33 166 1.09 5.03 10.50
  2012 Bakersfield Calif A+ Cin 24 9 8 0.529 3.80 27 27 0 147.0 143 71 62 15 46 140 1.29 3.04 8.57
  2013 Pensacola Sou AA Cin 25 11 9 0.550 3.26 28 28 0 160.0 148 65 58 16 50 139 1.24 2.78 7.82
  2014 Louisville IL AAA Cin 26 10 7 0.588 4.70 28 24 0 159.0 174 90 83 8 66 123 1.51 1.86 6.96
  2015 Dayton Midw A Cin 27 0 0 --- 0.00 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -- 0.00 9.00
  2015 Pensacola Sou AA Cin 27 5 4 0.556 3.05 9 9 0 56.0 51 23 19 5 9 53 1.07 5.89 8.52
  2015 Louisville IL AAA Cin 27 3 5 0.375 3.75 15 12 0 86.0 84 37 36 2 24 69 1.25 2.88 7.19
  2015 Cincinnati NL MLB Cin 27 0 4 0.000 6.89 9 7 0 32.2 42 27 25 5 21 30 1.93 1.43 8.27
  2016 Louisville IL AAA Cin 28 4 4 0.500 3.80 9 8 0 45.0 44 20 19 5 13 38 1.27 2.92 7.60
  2016 Cincinnati NL MLB Cin 28 3 3 0.500 4.68 32 2 0 59.2 57 32 31 11 26 48 1.39 1.85 7.24
  2017 Nashville PCL AAA Oak 29 4 1 0.800 3.70 19 2 1 41.0 33 17 17 4 11 44 1.06 4.00 9.58
  2017 Oakland AL MLB Oak 29 2 1 0.667 4.89 26 0 0 35.0 35 20 19 3 15 25 1.43 1.67 6.43
  2018 Tacoma PCL AAA Sea 30 0 2 0.000 6.10 4 1 0 10.0 17 17 7 3 3 14 1.94 4.67 12.19
  2018 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 30     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 18, 2010 (CIN)
Signing Bonus: $1,000
MiLB Debut: June 2010 (Billings)
MLFA Eligible: November 2018
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
June 23, 2015 (CIN)
MLB Service Time (through 2017):
1 year, 87 days
Options Remaining
: 0 (2017, 2016, 2015)
Contract (2018): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2011 Midwest League All-Star
2013 Southern League All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 25 - July 1, 2018)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (August 6-12, 2018)

 

  

 
 

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