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 (38 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 a Mixed (English, Welsh, Dutch, and American) ethnicity, and his religion is not known yet. He holds American citizenship.

Education

He was a varsity letterman for 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 successful.

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 was 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 a 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 signed his one-year contract worth $3.15 million. On November 24, 2013, he agreed to a three-year contract for 15 million dollars with Los Angeles Angels. Then on April 25, 2014, the club named him the new closer. He finished the season with 15 saves in 76 games to the tune of a 1.81 ERA.

The next season was better for him that his ERA and 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 a 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 for one year $3 million contract. He quickly became the setup man. For the Blue Jays 38 games with a record of 3-0 with an ERA of 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 the Indians. Smith signed a contract of two years with the Houston Astros worth $15 million on December 13, 2017. In his 56 appearances with a record of 5-1 with a 3.74 ERA. Then in 2019, he recorded 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in 28 appearances.

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

Joe Smith (pitcher) – Net Worth 2o22

Joe has an estimated Net Worth of around $15 million. The primary source 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 sport. He has had no children until now. Smith and Allie freed their time to raise awareness for their organization.

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

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

Joe Smith (pitcher) – Body Measurements

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.

Social Media

He is not active on any social media.