• Full name Jake Mason Smith
  • Born 10/04/1999 in Chapel Hill, NC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 189 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Miami
  • Drafted in the 6th round (171st overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2021 (signed for $247,500).
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    Smith ranked as a top 200 member of the 2020 class out of junior college a year ago but went undrafted and made his way to Miami, where he pitched to a 3.45 ERA in 47 innings, with 63 strikeouts (12.1 K/9) and 14 walks (2.7 BB/9). Smith was used out of the bullpen for most of the season but transitioned to a starting role in April, where he was largely successful outside of a regional matchup against South Florida where he allowed five hits and five earned runs in just 3.1 innings. Smith has a three-pitch mix led by a fastball that sits in the 92-94 mph range and has touched 98 this spring. His slider is his best secondary, a low-to-mid-80s breaker that has shown above-average potential with solid tilt when he hits on it and keeps it down. His third pitch is a firm, upper-80s changeup that he doesn’t go to often but features solid fade and drop to the arm side. Smith has a bit of a funky arm action with a bit of effort in his finish, but he’s thrown enough strikes to warrant a shot at starting at the next level.

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  • RHP Jake Smith and assigned to Los Angeles Angels.

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