Baseball

    16
    Chad Smith
    Chad Smith

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Thousand Oaks, Calif.

    High School:
    Thousand Oaks

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 210

    Position:
    Pitcher

    Experience:
    FR

    Bats/Throws:
    Left/Right

    06/18/2014

    Chad Smith Becomes 109th Trojan Major Leaguer After Call-Up to Detroit Tigers

    A right-handed reliever, Smith will be asked to shore up the Tigers' bullpen.

    06/27/2013

    Catching Up with Trojans in the Minor Leagues

    22 Trojans are competing in the minors with hopes of one day making the big leagues.

    2011
    He made 19 appearances and recorded four saves with a 1-2 record and 2.66 ERA...in 20 1/3 innings, he allowed 16 hits and six earned runs with six walks and 26 strikeouts...opponents batted .216 against him...missed the remainder of the season after rupturing his ulner collateral ligament in his right elbow on April 17 against Oregon...his fourth save came on April 9 against No. 11 Stanford with one no-hit inning against the Cardinal...struck out a season-high four strikeouts in two no-hit innings on March 19 in the first game of a doubleheader against Pacific...threw 1 1/3 no-hit innings on March 15 against Louisville to notch his third save on the year...on March 13 against No. 13 UCLA at Dodger Stadium, he threw 1 1/3 perfect innings for the save with the key out being a strikeout with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth...threw a scoreless innings to pick up his first save on the season (Feb. 22 at UC Riverside).


    2010
    He made six starts in 23 games for the Trojans, posting a 5-6 record with a 4.47 ERA and two saves...in 56 1/3 innings, he allowed 50 hits and 28 earned runs with 31 walks and 58 strikeouts...opponents hit .237 against him...allowed one run on four hits in 4 1/3 innings on May 9 against Utah with two walks and seven strikeouts to earn the win...threw two-thirds of an inning to get the save on May 4 at UC Irvine...threw two scoreless innings on April 30 against No. 19 Arizona, allowing one hit with a walk and three strikeouts...got the win on April 7 against Cal State Bakersfield with 1 1/3 scoreless innings, where he gave up two hits with two walks and three strikeouts...recorded a career-high nine strikeouts on April 1 against No. 21 Oregon State with five innings of relief...picked up the save by pitching in the ninth inning on March 30 at Loyola Marymount...in a designated start, threw four scoreless innings on March 23 against Pepperdine and gave up two hits with two walks and five strikeouts...on March 15 at Hawai'i, he allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings with two walks and eight strikeouts to earn his first victory of the season....gave up no earned runs in 4 2/3 innings during a start on March 10 against Connecticut with two walks and six strikeouts.

    Summer
    He pitched for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League...in 14 appearances, he was 1-1 with a 0.46 ERA and three saves...in 19 2/3 innings, he allowed 10 hits and one earned run with 10 walks and 22 strikeouts...opponents hit .149 against him.

    2009
    As a freshman, he made four starts in 18 games...had a 3-4 record with a 3.40 ERA and one save...in 45 innings, he allowed 51 hits with 17 earned runs, 16 walks and 38 strikeouts...opponents hit .273 against him...did not allow an earned run in his final four appearances (5 1/3 innings)...threw two scoreless innings on May 16 against Stanford...made a start at No. 1 UC Irvine and allowed just one run on two hits in six innings of work...picked up his first collegiate save on April 18 at No. 14 Oregon State with one no-hit inning...struck out a season-high seven batters in a win against Brown on March 25, going eight innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits with two walks...earned his first collegiate win on March 14 against Winthrop with 1 2/3 innings, allowing a run on two hits with a walk and three strikeouts...made his collegiate debut on Feb. 25 against Pepperdine, making his first start in the midweek game...played for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League...he had a 2-3 record with a 1.95 ERA and one save...made six starts in 11 appearances...in 37 innings, he allowed 27 hits and eight earned runs with 15 walks and 31 strikeouts...opponents hit .203 against him.

    Summer
    He played for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League...he had a 2-3 record with a 1.95 ERA and one save...made six starts in 11 appearances...in 37 innings, he allowed 27 hits and eight earned runs with 15 walks and 31 strikeouts...opponents hit .203 against him.

    High School
    He was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Thousand Oaks (Calif.) High under head coach Frank Mutz...earned Los Angeles Daily News, Ventura County Star and All-Marmonte League first team honors in his senior season after going 8-1 with a 2.00 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 60 innings...member of the Marmonte League champions in his junior and senior seasons...posted a 1.77 ERA in 35 2/3 innings as a junior, allowing 21 hits with four walks and 37 strikeouts for the squad that finished No. 5 in the nation...went 4-0 in 18 innings with a 0.84 ERA and 12 strikeouts as a sophomore...during the summer of 2008, he pitched for the Wenatchee Apple Sox of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League and had a 1-2 record with a 3.96 ERA (13 appearances, two starts, two saves, 25 IP, 21 H, 15 BB, 30 SO, .221 opponents' batting average).

    Personal
    He is majoring in business administration...parents are Denny and Canace...has two brothers, Jimmy and Josh, and one sister, Julia...lists Ted Williams as his biggest sports hero...favorite movie is Full Metal Jacket...favorite television shows are Man Vs. Wild and Baseball Tonight...his cousin, Scott Nestor, is currently on the Philadelphia Phillies' 40-man roster...birthdate is Oct. 2, 1989.

    Career Statistics

    Year ERA W-L APP GS SVS IP H R ER BB SO WP HB BK BAVG
    2009 3.40 3-4 18 4 1 45.0 51 30 17 16 38 5 3 0 .273
    2010 4.47 5-6 23 6 2 56.1 50 34 28 31 58 3 8 3 .237
    2011 2.66 1-2 19 0 4 20.1 16 6 6 6 26 4 1 0 .216
    Totals 3.77 9-12 60 10 7 121.2 117 70 51 53 122 12 12 3 .248

    Pac-12 Conference Career Statistics

    Year ERA W-L APP GS SVS IP H R ER BB SO WP HB BK BAVG
    2009 3.86 1-1 7 0 1 11.2 16 10 5 3 10 1 1 0 .308
    2010 6.43 1-3 10 1 0 21.0 22 17 15 13 17 1 5 1 .275
    2011 3.60 1-0 6 0 1 5.0 6 2 2 2 9 0 0 0 .300
    Totals 5.26 3-4 23 1 2 37.2 44 29 22 18 36 2 6 1 .289