Blake Smith
Blake Smith

Player Profile

Modesto, Calif.

High School:
Thomas Downey

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220

Outfield/Pitcher/First Base



Was drafted in the second round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2009 Major League Amateur Draft after earning All-Pac-10 honors as a junior...selected to the Wallace Award Watch List as a potential national player of the year candidate and was a Louisville Slugger second-team preseason All-American utility player in both Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball...was instrumental in the USA Baseball National (Collegiate) Team capturing the gold medal at the IV FISU World Collegiate Baseball Championship in the Czech Republic this past summer...helped Team USA to an undefeated 24-0 record and was the team's leading hitter with a .327 average (18-for-55) with five doubles, a triple, three home runs and 13 RBI in 20 games...was also one of the national team's top relievers, sporting a 1-0 record with a 0.00 ERA and two saves, striking out 11 batters with only three hits and three walks in 9.0 innings...hit a home run versus a Cuban squad that competed in the Beijing Olympics...was named Team USA's seventh best prospect in Baseball America...a multi-talented player who is a key contributor for the Bears, either at the plate, in the field or on the mound...has an outstanding arm, throwing in the low 90s with a fastball and a curve, and is a talented left-handed hitter...

AS A JUNIOR (2009): Batted .319 (67-for-210, team-leading .330 vs. Pac-10) with 14 doubles (10th in Pac-10), 10 home runs (10th in Pac-10) and 38 RBI...threw two runners out at the plate from right field...was 0-1 with a 5.85 ERA and two saves in nine appearances and three starts...had 26 strikeouts in 20.0 innings...had an eight-game hitting streak from March 22-April 1 (12-for-29, .414, 2-2B, 3-HR, eight RBI)...went 2-for-2 May 12 versus Sacramento State...was 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI May 3 at Arizona...went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI versus Arizona State April 25...was 6-for-10 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI versus Oregon April 17-19...went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI April 15 at UC Davis...was 2-for-5 with a home run April 1 versus Long Beach State...hit a solo home run and earned a save (1.0 inning, three hits, two runs, one walk, one strikeout) March 31 versus San Francisco...went 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI March 27 versus Washington State...was 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a career-high four RBI March 23 versus Stanford...earned save March 21 versus Stanford (1.0 inning, one hit, one run, one walk, one strikeout)...had a two-run homer March 17 at Pacific...went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI March 13 versus Cal Poly...also struck out the side in the ninth inning versus the Mustangs March 13...lost in start March 8 at Arkansas (5.1 innings, three hits, five runs, six walks, career-high seven strikeouts)...was 2-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI March 7 at Arkansas...go no decision in Feb. 28 start at Long Beach State (2.1 innings four hits, three earned runs, five walks, three strikeouts)...went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI Feb. 27 at Long Beach no decision in Feb. 21 start versus UC Riverside (career-high 5.2 innings, four hits, no earned runs, four walks, career-high seven strikeouts)...batted .350 (28-for-80) with runners in scoring position...

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008): Batted .296 (59-for-199, .270 vs. Pac-10) with 11 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 43 RBI...threw two runners out at the plate from right field...was 3-0 with 3.80 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 21.1 innings...hit a two-run homer against Long Beach State during the NCAA Long Beach Regional...had a career-high nine-game hitting streak from April 13-27 (12-for-36, .333, 4-2B, 2-HR, eight RBI)...went 3-for-4 with two home runs, and also picked up the win in relief (2.2 innings, three hits, two runs, two walks, three strikeouts), May 25 versus UCLA...was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI May 6 versus UC Davis and 4-for-11 with a triple, two home runs and four RBI versus Arizona May 2-4...went 4-for-11 (.364) with two doubles and an RBI at Arizona State April 25-27...was 2-for-2 with a home run and four RBI versus Washington April 18, and won versus the Huskies April 20 (2.0 innings, one hit, one walk, three strikeouts)...had two-run homer and won (2.0 innings, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts) at USC April 13...had six strikeouts in 3.0 innings April 7 versus Stanford...was 6-for-16 (.375) with a home run and five RBI versus Fresno State and Oregon State April 2-6...hit a grand slam April 2 versus eventual national champion Fresno State...hit two-run homer at Washington State March 21...doubled in four-straight games March 9-15...was 6-for-16 (.375) with two doubles, a home run and five RBI versus Loyola Marymount March 14-16...had a three-run homer versus New Mexico March 7...went 3-for-3 with two strikeouts in 1.0 inning versus Stanford March 4...hit .319 (22-for-69) with runners in scoring position.

AS A FRESHMAN (2007): Was honorable mention All-Pac-10, batting .320 (57-for-178, .307 vs. Pac-10) with 12 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 30 RBI...started 49 games in right field, throwing two runners out at the plate...also had 23 strikeouts in 21.1 innings on the mound...began college career hitting safely in first eight games (13-for-28, .464, 2B, 3B, three RBI)...went 3-for-3 with a double and home run at Washington May 26...was 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI versus San Jose State May 8...went 5-for-13 with three doubles, a home run and three RBI at UCLA May 4-6, including 3-for-6 with a double, home run and two RBI May 6...was 5-for-13 with three RBI versus Stanford April 20-22, including going 3-for-5 with two RBI April 22...went 6-for-11 with three doubles at Arizona April 5-7, including 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI April 6...was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer, a career-high four RBI, and threw a runner out at the plate at UC Santa Barbara Feb. 25...went 6-for-10 with a double and two RBI versus UNLV Feb. 16-18, including going 3-for-4 with an RBI double and throwing a runner out at the plate Feb. 18...went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple versus UC Irvine Feb. 3...batted .345 (19-for-55) with runners in scoring position.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Thomas Downey High School was three-time first-team all-league and two-time first-team all-district, batting .412 with seven home runs and a .721 on-base percentage as a a junior batted .438 with five home runs and was 13-for-13 in stolen bases...competed in the 2006 Modesto Rotary All-Star Game, and in the summer of 2005 played for the Milwaukee Brewers in the Area Code Games in Long Beach...majoring in American studies...parents are Rob and Gail Smith...born December 9, 1987 in Modesto, Calif.

Smith's Career Statistics
2007	.320	51	178	31	57	30	12	1	6	13	50	3
2008	.296	54	199	36	59	43	11	2	12	15	53	6
2009	.319	53	210	43	67	38	14	0	10	23	59	3
Total	.312	158	587	110	183	111	37	3	28	51	162	12

YEAR ERA G GS CG W L S IP H R ER BB SO 2007 4.22 16 0 0 1 0 1 21.1 15 10 10 9 23 2008 3.80 16 0 0 3 0 0 21.1 20 14 9 11 36 2009 5.85 9 3 0 0 1 2 20.0 17 18 13 20 26 Total 4.63 41 3 0 4 1 3 62.2 52 42 32 40 85

Career Bests Most Hits: 4, March 9, 2008 vs. New Mexico (4-for-5, 2B) Most Runs: 3, five times, last time March 23, 2009 vs. Stanford Most RBI: 4, four times, last time March 23, 2009 vs. Stanford (2-for-3, HR) Career Grand Slams: 1, April 2, 2008 vs. Fresno State Longest Hitting Streak: 10, April 24-May 9, 2009 (16-for-41, .390, 2-2B, 2-HR, 6 RBI)

Most Strikeouts: 7, twice, last time March 8, 2009 at Arkansas Most Innings Pitched: 5.2, Feb. 21, 2009 vs. UC Riverside Longest Winning Streak: Four games, May 8, 2007-May 25, 2008 Longest Losing Streak: Has lost one game

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