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Canadian Starting/Relief Pitcher Throwing Upper 80’s seeking overseas opportunity in 2022

Name: Jordan Smith

Height: 188cm

Weight: 84kg

DOB: June 20, 1997

Date Available: May 25, 2022

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: SP

Positions (alt): RP

College: University of Calgary

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Personal

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 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.

Although his two most recent college seasons (2020 and 2021) were cancelled due to Covid-19, he has continued training regularly, while competing in pre-season/intra-squad play and in Senior Men’s League Baseball leagues.

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.

Career Highlights

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

Individual accomplishments:

  • 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
  • Player representative on 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.

 

Articles/Recognitions

Dinos wrap-up 2019 CCBC season

Performance Highlight – Article mention

University of Calgary Award – Article mention

Dinos take 3 of 4 from VIU

Dinos head to BC to take on Fraser Valley

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2018 Edmonton Prospects Western Canadian Baseball League Relief Pitcher, Led team in appearances (reg. season and playoffs)
2019-20 Sidearm Nation Foothills Major Baseball Association 2019: Starting second baseman, 2nd in league in AVG, 4th in league in OPS 2020: Starting pitcher
2021 Calgary Dinos Foothills Major Baseball Association Starting DH, 2nd on team in AVG, OPS
2016-22 University of Calgary Canadian College Baseball Conference Starting Pitcher, Team Co-captain

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
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

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
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 (Active season) 10 29 7 12 2 2 0 4 0 8 0 0 .414 .414 .621

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
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

Testimonials

Geoff Freeborn

Sidearm Nation, President & CEO

I had the pleasure of coaching Jordan for 3 years at the University of Calgary. Jordan is a strong two-way player. Very athletic and hard-working. A great teammate and leader. Jordan is a RHP that knows what he is doing on the mound. Strike thrower and competes. Hitting wise, Jordan has some natural bat speed and hit very well for our summer team. Even though he was primarily a pitcher at UofC, he will handle his own as a two way player in Europe. Off the field Jordan has been an instructor for me at some of my pitching camps and has done a great job with the younger players. Jordan will be a great addition for any team on and off the field!

Ben Barlow

ARC Resources, Market Fundamentals Analyst


Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League)

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self)

 

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

 

Traveling with a companion: Perhaps for a short term visit

 

Educational background: Bachelors Degree (BCom.) in Finance with Distinction from the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business