Caleb Smith (baseball)

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Caleb Smith
Miami Marlins – No. 31
Born: (1991-07-28) July 28, 1991 (age 27)
Huntsville, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
July 17, 2017, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
(through June 24, 2018)
Win–loss record5–7
Earned run average4.88

Caleb Anthony Smith (born July 28, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the New York Yankees.


New York Yankees[edit]

Smith was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 16th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft out of Sam Houston State University.[1][2] He made his professional debut for the Staten Island Yankees and also started one game for the Trenton Thunder. He finished 1–2 with a 1.93 earned run average (ERA) and 57 strikeouts over ​51 13 innings in 14 games (10 starts). He started 2014 with the Charleston RiverDogs. He was named the South Atlantic League player of the week on April 28 after setting a RiverDogs strikeout record with 13.[3][4] He finished the season with the Tampa Yankees. In 27 starts between Charleston and Tampa, he pitched to a 10-9 record and 3.67 ERA. Smith spent 2015 with the Trenton Thunder where he was 10-7 with a 3.38 ERA in 25 games (24 starts) along with pitching one game for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at the end of the season. In 2016, he returned to Trenton where he compiled a 3-5 record and 3.96 ERA in 63.2 innings pitched.[5]

On December 8, 2016, Smith was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2016 Rule 5 draft and then traded to the Chicago Cubs.[6][7]

The Cubs returned Smith to the Yankees on March 28, 2017.[8] The Yankees promoted Smith to the major leagues on July 16.[9]

Miami Marlins[edit]

On November 20, 2017, Smith was traded to the Miami Marlins along with Garrett Cooper in exchange for pitcher Mike King and international bonus pool money.[10]


  1. ^ "College lefty Smith goes to Yanks in 14th round". New York Yankees. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  2. ^ "Caleb Smith drafted in 14th round by the Yankees". Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "Charleston RiverDogs' Caleb Smith – SAL pitcher of week – 'dialed in'". Post and Courier. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  4. ^ "Smith sets RiverDogs record with 13 Ks". Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  5. ^ "Caleb Smith Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "2016 Rule 5 Draft results". December 8, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Gonzales, Mark. "Cubs acquire left-handed reliever Caleb Smith from Brewers". Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  8. ^ "Cubs return Rule 5 lefty Caleb Smith to Yankees as roster comes into focus". March 28, 2017. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  9. ^ "Yankees' Caleb Smith: Added to 40-man roster".
  10. ^ "Derek Jeter's First Trade As Marlins CEO Is With Yankees". 20 November 2017.

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