Note: This page is for 2010s pitcher Jordan Smith; for the minor league outfielder with the same name, click here.
Jordan L. Smith
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 220 lb.
- School Salt Lake Community College, College of Southern Nevada
- High School Pleasant Grove High School
- Debut June 15, 2010
- Final Game May 22, 2011
- Born February 4, 1986 in American Fork, UT USA
Pitcher Jordan Smith made the majors in 2010. He is the brother of Egan Smith.
He was signed by the Cincinnati Reds and scout Jeff Morris as a sixth round pick in the 2006 amateur draft and made his pro debut that summer with the Billings Mustangs, where he posted a 3.01 ERA and tied five other hurlers for the Pioneer League lead with 6 wins (against three losses). He was 6th in ERA and was picked for the league All-Star team, joining Sean O'Sullivan, Rowdy Hardy, Osbek Castillo and Brandon Hynick as the pitchers chosen.
The next year, he was 10-8 with a 3.84 ERA in 26 starts for the Dayton Dragons. He began 2008 with the Sarasota Reds and went 7-2 with a 2.55 ERA in 10 starts before being promoted to the Chattanooga Lookouts in May. He was 2-6 with a 5.40 ERA in 11 starts that year for the Lookouts. He remained at the AA level with the Carolina Mudcats in 2009, going 5-3 with a 3.44 ERA in 13 starts while battling right elbow and left knee injuries.
Back with Carolina to begin the 2010 campaign, Smith was 1-3 with a 5.08 ERA in 27 appearances out of the bullpen. On June 15th, he was recalled by the Reds, and he made his debut that day, throwing a scoreless inning of relief against the Los Angeles Dodgers.