• Full name Jason Cade Smith
  • Born 04/09/2002 in Germantown, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Mississippi State
  • Drafted in the 6th round (192nd overall) by the New York Yankees in 2023 (signed for $282,900).
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    School: Mississippi State Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.3
    Smith impressed scouts out of high school with a loud fastball/curveball combination, but his size and scattered control helped him make it to campus at Mississippi State. Smith pitched almost exclusively out of the bullpen in 2021, but had a standout sophomore season after switching to a full-time starting role. He hasn’t fully replicated that season in 2023, and missed about a month with injury early in the season. Overall he posted a 5.23 ERA in 43 innings with a 23.6% strikeout rate and 14.4% walk rate. Smith has loud pure stuff, with a 92-95 mph fastball that has been up to 97 that has great carry and around 20 inches of induced vertical break. He also gets plenty of misses with a mid-80s slider that has hard, late biting action and consistently sneaks under barrels and elicits chases out of the zone. On top of an electric fastball/slider duo that headlines the arsenal, Smith has some feel to spin a power curve in the low 80s and has also mixed in a tumbling, mid-80s changeup. He’s struggled to consistently command the ball dating back to his prep days, and without any huge improvements in that area, carries significant reliever risk.

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  • RHP Cade Smith assigned to Tampa Tarpons from FCL Yankees.
  • RHP Cade Smith assigned to FCL Yankees.
  • New York Yankees signed RHP Cade Smith.

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