Canadian Starting/Relief Pitcher Throwing Upper 80’s seeking overseas opportunity in 2023 (2B/1B/DH ability as well)
Name: Jordan Smith
DOB: June 20, 1997
Date Available: April 2, 2023Will Pay Flight
Positions (alt): 1B, 2B, RP
College: University of Calgary
Jordan features four-seam and two-seam fastballs, a change-up, slider and curve. His fastball velocity ranges from the mid- to high-80s (mph). He is currently training with the goal of increasing his velocity to the low 90s.
He focuses on throwing strikes and attacking hitters, and he has good ability to induce ground balls.
In the Spring of 2021, his movement averages, according to Rapsodo, were:
2FB: Horizontal Break (HB): 12″, Vertical Break (VB): 13″
CB: HB: -13″ VB: -10″
CH: HB: 20″ VB: 8″
SL: HB: -4″ VB: 0″
At the plate, Jordan is a good contact hitter with developing power. He averaged .414 with a 1.084 OPS over 150 at bats in senior leagues between 2019 and 2021..
Defensively, he can easily slot in at second base, having played there in youth leagues and collegiate summer leagues.
Throughout the pandemic, he trained to maintain playing shape both with the University of Calgary and independently throughout 2020-2021, as well as through Senior Summer Leagues. He posted a 1.11 ERA over ~24 innings while completing his university career in Spring 2022, with the Dinos posting a new single-season wins record and finishing 3rd in the Regular Season CCBC Standings.
Jordan prides himself on being “a high-energy, positive teammate in all situations. In the past, I’ve fit in well with new teammates and love to talk pitching, hitting, and the game in general.” From a leadership perspective, he has evolved from a lead-by-example player to a combination of that and a more vocal role.
In addition, he has significant experience coaching and mentoring youths, something he could apply to any team he is with.
Greatest team accomplishments:
- Prairie Champions (Alberta/Saskatchewan) in Major Little League All-Stars – 2010 – Rocky Mountain Little League (placed 3rd in Canada).
- Norwest League/Alberta Provincial Champions – 2015 – Okotoks Dawgs Academy
- Norwest League/Alberta Tier II Provincial Champions – 2016 – Junior Dinos Academy
- Reached Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) division finals: Pitched 4 2/3 innings in relief in Game 5 (0 ER) – Edmonton Prospects
- Co-captain of university team in fall of sophomore year
- Named First-Team All-Conference Pitcher – 2018
- Named the 2018-2019 University of Calgary Club Sports Male Athlete of the Year – 2019
- Hold program records for innings pitched, wins, strikeouts
- Member of Calgary Collegiate Baseball Society Board – 2020-Current
- 2018-2019 combined Canadian Collegiate Baseball Conference (CCBC) stats summary (regular season and playoffs of last 2 college seasons): 14 Games (14 Starts, 4 CGs), 85.33 IP, 3.27 ERA (2.68 in 2018), 83 Ks
- 2018 WCBL Regular Season: 27:6 K:BB ratio.
|2017||Camp Coach||Absolutely Baseball Academy||Youth||Worked with youth players aged 5-14 on the basic skills of baseball - pitching, hitting, fielding.|
|2017||Camp Coach||Little Sluggers Camps||Youth||Worked with youth players aged 5-14 on the basic skills of baseball - pitching, hitting, fielding.|
|2019||Camp Coach||Coyote Baseball Camps||Youth/High School||Worked with youth players aged 10-18 on pitching mechanics and pitching approach.|
|2019||Camp Coach||Sidearm Nation Pitching Camp||Youth/High School||Worked with youth players aged 10-18 on pitching mechanics and pitching approach.|
|2019||Pitching Consultant||Cochrane Little League All-Stars||Youth||Assisted with practices for team aged 11-13 with a focus on pitching mechanics and pitching approach|
|2022||Assistant Pitching and Player Development Coach||University of Calgary Dinos||College|
|2019||U of C Dinos FMBA||23||75||23||35||8||3||1||21||6||11||6||2||.467||.506||.693|
|2020||Sidearm Nation FMBA||9||37||8||12||1||3||1||7||1||4||0||0||.324||.342||.595|
|2021||U of C Dinos FMBA||18||52||16||21||4||2||1||11||2||10||7||1||.404||.439||.615|
|2022||U of C Dinos - CCBC||18||60||4||12||4||0||0||6||3||18||6||1||.200||.258||.267|
|2022||Calgary Canadians - FMBA||46||13||12||2||2||1||12||3||15||4||0||.271||.327||.423|
|2018 Regular Season||University of Calgary||2.67||6||2||37.0||33||42||13||1||14||11||3||2||0||1.24|
|2019 Regular Season||University of Calgary||3.03||6||2||35.2||41||31||14||3||23||12||2||3||0||1.54|
|2020||Sidearm Nation FMBA||2.58||4||0||19||25||18||3||-||13||7||0||2||0||1.47|
|2022 Regular Season & Playoffs||University of Calgary||1.11||5||0||24.1||14||26||7||2||5||3||0||1||0||0.86|