Burch Smith is one of the famous Baseball Player, who was born on the memorable day of April 12 in the year 1990. Hailing from the vibrant city of Texas, Burch Smith is a proud citizen of United States.
Professional pitcher that was drafted by the San Diego Padresduring the 14th round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He was acquired by the Oakland Athleticsvia trade onFebruary 15, 2020.
Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Burch Smith continues to be an inspiration for many.
Details about Burch Smith
He began his professional career playing for the Athletics’ rookie affiliate team the AZL Athletics.
He made his major league debut pitching against the Tampa Bay RaysonMay 11, 2013 as a member of the Padres.
He grew up in Tyler, Texas. His younger brother, Blake, was drafted by the Los Angeles Angelsin 2016. Growing up, he was close friends with Johnny Manziel.
Burch Smith Timeline
At Howard College, Smith's team was the 2009 NCJAA National Champion as he was 4–0 with a 3.05 ERA, and he was named the 2010 Western Junior College Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year, after going 11–2 with a 2.50 ERA. Smith was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 49th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft and the 20th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft out of Howard, but did not sign either time. He then attended the University of Oklahoma as a junior, going 10–4, and was 2011 All-Big 12 honorable mention.
Smith was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 11th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.
Pitching for the Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore Storm in 2012, Smith went 9–6 with a 3.85 earned run average and 137 strikeouts.
He started the 2013 season with the Double-A San Antonio Missions.
On December 19, 2014, the Padres traded Smith, Jake Bauers, and René Rivera to the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that saw the Rays trade Wil Myers, Jose Castillo and Ryan Hanigan to the Padres, the Padres trade Joe Ross and a player to be named later to the Washington Nationals, and Washington trade Steven Souza and Travis Ott to Tampa Bay.
Smith missed the 2015 season after having Tommy John surgery.
The New York Mets selected Smith in the Rule 5 draft on December 14, 2017, and immediately traded him to the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations.
In 2018 with Kansas City he was 1–6 with a 6.92 ERA in 38 games (6 starts), in which he pitched 78 innings.
On January 11, 2019, Smith signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Smith was designated for assignment by the Giants on February 10, 2020.
Smith pitched in 31 games for Oakland in 2021, going 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 28 strikeouts.
On January 18, 2022, Smith signed with the Saitama Seibu Lions of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).
He was released on April 19, 2023, after suffering a strain in his throwing shoulder.