Ethan Smith - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#27 Ethan Smith


Class Junior
Height 6'2"
Weight 205
Hometown Mt. Juliet, Tenn
High School Mt. Juliet

Head coach Tim Corbin on Smith: “Ethan has improved in so many ways. Watching him evolve as a person, teammate and student-athlete has allowed him to take off physically on the field. He has always had a special arm, but he has begun to realize his skill sets beyond his arm strength. We all have enjoyed watching his growth and the impact that he has had on our program. Ethan is emotionally drawn to his teammates and his love for the team environment.”

As a Junior (2021)
• Made eight appearances as a junior, totaling 12.2 innings of work
• Retired at least two via the punchout in eight of his nine appearances
• Struck out two and walked one in 1.0 inning of work against Wright State (Feb. 22)
• Fanned four and allowed a hit in 3.0 frames against Illinois-Chicago (March 7)
• Recorded two Ks in the NCAA Regional win over Presbyterian (June 4)

As a Sophomore (2020)

  • Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
  • 92nd-best 2020 MLB Draft prospect by Perfect Game
  • SEC’s 33rd-best 2020 MLB Draft prospect by D1Baseball
  • Appeared in five games and made four starts
  • Posted a 3-0 record and 1.42 ERA with 23 strikeouts
  • Held opponents to a .182 average
  • Struck out seven batters on two occasions
  • Did not permit a run in two starts

As a Freshman (2019)

  • Went 4-0 with a 3.27 ERA
  • Made 17 relief appearances, spanning 33.0 innings
  • Recorded a staff-best .150 opponent average
  • Held opponents to .148 average with runners aboard
  • Eight strikeouts vs. South Carolina (May 3) matched most for reliever
  • Over his final 15 appearances (29.2 innings), went 4-0 with a 2.43 ERA
  • Allowed just one homer and seven extra-base hits
  • Struck out four-plus batters on eight occasions, totaling 47 on the year

The Smith File

  • Lettered four years at Mt. Juliet
  • Tennessee’s top right-handed pitcher in class of 2018 (Perfect Game)
  • Third-best overall player in the class of 2018 (Perfect Game)
  • Threw the first perfect game in the history of the Perfect Game Tournament
  • 2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game First-Team All-American
  • Led team to the 2016 and 2018 District 9-AAA title
  • Captain of team as a junior and senior
  • Human and organizational development major
  • Son of David and Lisa
  • Bother to Brandon, Austin, Jonathan and Megan
  • Brother, Brandon played baseball at Tennessee Tech
  • Brother, Austin played baseball at Columbia State
  • Brother, Jonathan played baseball at Tufts