Currently, Major League Baseball pitcher Rodney Chad Smith from the United States competes for the Colorado Rockies.
Smith, who is currently 27 years old, debuted in the big league in 2022. Smith finished high school at McAdory High School in McCalla, Alabama. He made the decision to enroll at Wallace State Community College, where he played baseball for two years.
In the 23rd round of the 2015 MLB Draft, the Cleveland Indians selected him. After choosing not to sign with Cleveland, he transferred to the University of Mississippi, where he played college baseball for the Ole Miss Rebels.
In the eleventh round of the 2016 MLB Draft, the Miami Marlins picked Smith, and Smith eventually signed with the Marlins. Smith was exchanged by the Marlins for Jess Tinoco by the Rockies on August 13, 2020.
The Rockies promoted Smith to the major leagues on May 28, 2022. He made his big league debut on May 29. Smith is the eighth Wallace State player overall to make it to the majors under coach Randy Putman and the first since Zelous Wheeler in 2014.
His grandfather, Norm Zauchin, played baseball in the 1950s.
Who Are Chad Smith Parents?
Smith was born to his father Rodney Smith and his mother Susie Smith on June 8, 1996, in McCalla. His parents were seen during his major league debut earlier this year.
There is not much information about his parents since they are not celebrities and Smith has not spoken much about them in public.