Joe Smith (pitcher)

Joe Smith (pitcher)

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Joe Smith is a professional baseball player and a pitcher in Major League Baseball for New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, and Houston Astros. Joe Smith is a free agent now. He is famous for his unique style of pitching the ball.

Early life and Childhood

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Caption: Joe Smith playing for Cleveland Indians, (Sources: MBL Trade Rumors)

Joe Smith an American baseball player and a pitcher for the club as New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, and Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (37 years old) was born on March 22, 1984, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United State. His full name is Joseph Michael Smith.

His father’s name is Mike Smith and his mother’s name is Lee Smith. Similarly, his mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease in 2012 and the condition leads to the death of nerve cells in the brain.

Talking about his ethnicity, he belongs to Mixed (English, Welsh, Dutch, and American) ethnicity and religion is not known yet. He holds American citizenship.

Education

He was a varsity letterman for the Amelia High School. Later he went to Wright State University where he played for three years in a Horizon League competition. However, his college baseball career was a successful career.

Professional Life

Joe started his career with Brooklyn(A) against Staten Island of the New York- Penn League. In his first game, he only gave two runs, one earned. He listed in the top 20 prospects of the Penn League by Baseball America. He made his major league debut on April 1, 2007, where he struck Preston Wilson and walked Albert Pujols. But his first win came on April 24, 2007. Then he was again sent to the minor league due to fatigue.  He went 6-3 in 63.3 innings with 3.55 ERA. The same year on December 10, 2008 smith was traded to Cleveland Indians in a three-team deal.

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Caption: Joe Smith playing baseball for Toronto, (Sources: Wikipedia)

2013-present

On January 18, 2013, Cleveland Indians announced they avoid arbitration and signing his one-year contract worth $3.15 million. On November 24, 2013, he agreed to the three-year contract for $15 million dollars with Los Angeles Angels. Then on April 25, 2014, the club named him as the new closer. He finished the season with 15 saves in 76 games of the tune of 1.81 ERA.

The next season was the better for him that his ERA an WHIP from the previous season. However, he was again traded to Chicago Cubs for Jesus Castillo. In 16 appearances, he had a record of 1-1 and 2.51 ERA. Where his overall game with 56 games he has a record of 1-4 and 3.82 ERA. The same year he was also a member of Cub’s 2016 World Series.

On February 9, 2017, Toronto Blue Jays signed him one year $3 million contracts. He quickly became the setup man. For Blue Jays 38 games with record 3-0 with ERA 35.67. But on July 31, 2017, he returns to Cleveland Indians for Thomas Pannone and Samas Taylor. He completed 18 games with an ERA of 3.44 for Indians. Smith signed the contract of two years with Houston Astros worth $15 million on December 13, 2017. In his 56 appearances with a record of 5-1 with 3.74 ERA. Then in 2019, he has recorded 1-0 with 1.80 ERA in 28 appearances.

On December 16, 2019, he resigned with the Astros on a two-year contract worth $8 million.

 Net Worth

Joe has an estimated Net Worth of around $15 million. Primary sources of his income came from being a baseball player. According to USA Today, the Houston Astros player Joe has an annual salary of $8,000,000. Therefore, he is living a healthy and lavish lifestyle with his good fortune.

Personal life and Marriage

Smith married the American Journalist, model, and Beauty Pageant Allie LaForce in 2015. She is a turner sports. He has no children until now. Smith and Allie freed their time to raise awareness for their organization.

Joe has no rumored and controversy. He is a hardworking and a good person. He doesn’t like to involve in controversy and rather focuses on his career.

Joe Smith

Caption: Joe Smith posing with his wife (Source: New York Post)

Body Measurement and Social Media

Smith is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m) tall. But his weight is not known. He has well maintained a slim body. Well, to enhance his feature he has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.

He is not active in any social media.