Jeff Smith (minors11)
Jeffrey Harold Smith
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 216 lb.
- School Stetson University
Catcher Jeff Smith was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 20th round of the 1995 amateur draft. He caught in the minor leagues for 9 seasons, playing 2/3 of his career games at the AA level, for the Twins (1996-2002), Boston Red Sox (2003) and Texas Rangers (2003-2004).
He coached the GCL Twins in 2005, managed the Beloit Snappers in 2006-2007, the Fort Myers Miracle in 2008 & 2009. Starting in 2010 Smith has managed the New Britain Rock Cats. In 2017, he was named the first base coach of the parent Minnesota Twins,staying until the end of the 2018 season.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|2006||Beloit Snappers||Midwest League||74-64||6th||Minnesota Twins||Lost in 2nd round|
|2007||Beloit Snappers||Midwest League||79-61||2nd||Minnesota Twins||Lost League Finals|
|2008||Fort Myers Miracle||Florida State League||77-59||2nd||Minnesota Twins||Lost League Finals|
|2009||Fort Myers Miracle||Florida State League||80-58||1st||Minnesota Twins||Lost in 1st round|
|2010||New Britain Rock Cats||Eastern League||44-98||12th||Minnesota Twins|
|2011||New Britain Rock Cats||Eastern League||72-70||7th||Minnesota Twins|
|2012||New Britain Rock Cats||Eastern League||75-67||5th||Minnesota Twins|
|2013||New Britain Rock Cats||Eastern League||66-76||10th||Minnesota Twins|
|2014||New Britain Rock Cats||Eastern League||73-69||4th(t)||Minnesota Twins|
|2015||Fort Myers Miracle||Florida State League||76-63||3rd||Minnesota Twins|
|2016||Fort Myers Miracle||Florida State League||70-68||7th||Minnesota Twins|
|2019||Charlotte Stone Crabs||Florida State League||Tampa Bay Rays|