Joseph Michael Smith (born March 22, 1984) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Minnesota Twins (MLB).
He previously played for the New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, and Seattle Mariners in the Major League Baseball (MLB).
Smith was picked by the Mets in the third round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft after attending Wright State University. In 2007, he made his major league debut.
Smith joined the Minnesota Twins on March 20, 2022. Smith’s pitching style is distinct from that of the majority of pitchers.
He approaches the batter from third base, according to batters. On an analog clock, his release point is around 4:30, which is lower than a sidearm but higher than a submarine. Smith’s fastball averages 88–90 mph, with a top speed of 93 mph.
Because of its powerful downward action, his fastball can even be classified as a sinker. As a result, he frequently receives ground balls.
Smith also has a slider and a changeup in his arsenal.
Does Joe Smith Have Any Kids?
Joe Smith got married to his wife Allie LaForce who is a journalist at CBS in 2015. The couple has no kids although they have been married for a long time. This is because of Smith’s mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease in 2012, which causes nerve cells in the brain to die.
Smith stands a 50% risk of inheriting the disease so the couple wants to wait a bit o sort out the problem so their kids do not inherit the disease.