Kevin Smith (born July 4, 1996) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2021 with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays selected Smith in the fourth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. He signed for a $405,100 signing bonus and was assigned to the Bluefield Blue Jays. In 61 games for Bluefield, Smith hit .271 with eight home runs, 43 RBI, and nine stolen bases.
In 2018, he played for both the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts and the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays, slashing a combined .302/.358/.528 with 25 home runs, 93 RBI, and 29 stolen bases in 129 games.
He did not play professional baseball in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of the minor league season. In 2021, Smith was assigned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, where he hit .286 with a team-leading 19 home runs and 63 RBI prior to being called up.
He earned the 2021 Stan Barron Most Valuable Player Award, an award for Bison’s team MVP, as voted on by his teammates. On August 18, 2021, the Blue Jays selected Smith’s contract and called him up to the major leagues.
On August 29, Smith hit his first career home run off of Detroit Tigers starter Matthew Boyd. On March 16, 2022, the Blue Jays traded Smith, Gunnar Hoglund, Zach Logue, and Kirby Snead to the Oakland Athletics for Matt Chapman.
There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.