#27 Ethan Smith


Height 6'3"
Weight 200 LBS
Position RHP
Class Sophomore
Hometown Mt. Juliet, Tenn
High School Mt. Juliet

Head coach Tim Corbin on Ethan Smith: “Ethan is a local kid that we were happy to get in this class. He has a unique delivery, a very good fastball and a hard breaking pitch. He will continue to mature with opportunities and will have the chance to contribute this season. His stuff is advanced, so it will just be a matter of time before he impacts our team.”

As a Sophomore (2020)

  • 92nd-best 2020 MLB Draft prospect by Perfect Game

As a Freshman (2019)

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

The Smith File

  • Lettered four years at Mt. Juliet High School under coach Mark Purvis
  • Tennessee’s top right-handed pitcher and third-best overall player in the class of 2018 (Perfect Game)
  • Threw the first perfect game in the history of the Perfect Game Tournament in Jupiter, Fla.
  • 2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American
  • Led team to the 2016 and 2018 District 9-AAA title
  • Captain of his team as a junior and senior
  • Played high school and/or summer ball with Kumar Rocker (Vanderbilt), Chance Huff (Vanderbilt), Parker Meadows (Detroit Tigers), Ethan Hankins (Cleveland Indians), Will Banfield (Miami Marlins), Ryder Green (New York Yankees), Isaiah Byars (Alabama) and Timmy Borden (Louisville).
  • Lists throwing a perfect game at Perfect Game in Jupiter as his most memorable athletic moment
  • Favorites include: Clayton Kershaw (player), St. Louis Cardinals (team), Brian Urlacher (pro athlete – non-baseball player), SpongeBob Squarepants (TV show), The Book of Eli (movie), Jonah Hill (actor), steak with baked potato and asparagus (meal), Thomas Rhett and Drake (music/singer/band), PP&J (late night snack) and the beach (vacation spot)
  • Says if he wasn’t playing baseball he would be a fisherman
  • Names Will Ferrell as the actor to play him in a movie
  • Uses competitive as one word to describe himself
  • Undecided on a major
  • Roommates with Dominic Keegan
  • Chose Vanderbilt “because of the academics, baseball and it will open more opportunities.”
  • Nickname is Smitty
  • Born 6/16/99 in Nashville
  • Son of David and Lisa
  • Bother to Brandon, Austin, Jonathan and Megan
    • Brandon played baseball at Tennessee Tech, Austin played baseball at Columbia State CC and Jonathan played baseball at Tufts University