#27 Ethan Smith


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

Head coach Tim Corbin on Smith: “Smitty has some great tools to work with. His arm, his ability to pitch and move the ball to areas of the plate is different. He earned opportunities last year for us, but the growth in 12 months will be realized in the upcoming year. Very competitive kid on the field and with his academics. Ethan has really matured in all areas over the last year. We are all excited for his progress.”

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