Jake Smolinski

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Jake Smolinski
Texas Rangers – No. 20
Born: (1989-02-09) February 9, 1989 (age 25)
Rockford, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 7, 2014 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .349
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 12

Jacob M. Smolinski (born February 9, 1989) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Smolinski was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the second round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft out of Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford, Illinois. On November 10, 2008 he was traded to the Florida Marlins along with Emilio Bonifacio and P. J. Dean for Josh Willingham and Scott Olsen.[1] He signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers in December 2013.[2]

Smolinski was called up to the majors for the first time on July 7, 2014.


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