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Player profile

(Updated November 2016)
Right Handed Pitcher
Redshirt Senior
Tallahassee, FL
high school
North Florida Christian


* ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2013 & 2014).
* All-ACC Third Team (2014).
* Capital One Academic All-American Second Team (2014).
* Capital One Academic All-District IV First Team (2013, 2014).
* Pitcher of the Year Watch List (2014).
* Senior CLASS Award Watch List (2014).
* FSU Dean’s List (Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013).
* FSU President’s List (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013).
* All-ACC Academic Team (2012, 2013, 2014).
* Four-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll (2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14).
* Recipient of the Golden Torch Award for the highest GPA on the baseball team (2011-12).
* Selected in the 2014 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers (25th round, 760th overall pick).


Appeared in a career-high 40 games, which led the ACC for the third consecutive season and ranked second nationally…concluded his career at Florida State ranked fourth all-time with 114 appearances, while sitting third in relief appearances…finished his senior campaign with a 5-2 record and one save and 2.39 ERA  in 64.0 innings of work…struck out 31 while issuing just six walks as opponents hit .244 against the side armed right hander…also ranked first in the ACC allowing only six walks, tied for fourth with 20 runs allowed, and 10th with an ERA of 2.39…posted a WHIP of .984 (63 in 64 innings)…pitched a career-high 6.1 innings in relief against Georgia Tech (4/13), holding the Yellow Jackets off the board as the ‘Noles rallied from a 4-0, first inning deficit to win 5-4…also registered a season-high four strikeouts against the Yellow Jackets…picked up his only save of the season, and fifth of career, against Notre Dame (4/6) working a scoreless ninth inning as he allowed a hit but induced a game-ending double play…allowed only six walks on the season, and never more than one in a single outing…opened the season with 13.2 innings without allowing an earned run and 14.0 innings dating back to 2013…made 25 appearances in which he worked more than an inning in relief including four outings covering at least 3.0 or more innings…allowed multiple earned runs in just five of his 40 appearances…left Florida State with a career 14-4 record over 114 appearances, a 2.56 ERA and five saves in 158.0 innings pitched…had a career strikeout-to-walk ratio of better than 3:1 (95 strikeouts to 31 walks)…earned his first two at-bats of his career – one against Notre Dame (4/6) and the second at North Carolina (5/11)…selected in the 25th round of the 2014 MLB Draft (No. 760 overall) by the Detroit Tigers.


Made a team-high 35 relief appearances which also led the ACC – second straight year he has led the league in this category…posted a record of 4-2, one save and a 2.41 ERA…recorded 32 strikeouts in 41.0 innings and allowed 15 earned runs and eight walks…one of only two pitchers, with a combined 8.2 innings, that had fewer walks on the season for Florida State…did not give up more than one walk in any appearance…held Rhode Island (2/17) scoreless in the top of the 10th and was credited with the win as FSU earned the extra-inning walk-off in the bottom of the frame…struck out the side in his 1.0 inning against Villanova (3/2) to help preserve the shutout…earned his second win of the season against Presbyterian (3/6) allowing only one run and two hits in 1.1 innings of relief…induced two double plays in 1.2 innings of work against Boston College (3/9) to record his only save of the season…posted a stretch of 22.2 innings – over 19 appearances – where he only gave up one earned run…earned a one-pitch win for the second straight year as he helped FSU beat Florida at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville…stopped a fifth-inning rally from Florida Gulf Coast (4/2) and pitched 2.1 innings giving up one hit and striking out two to get his fourth win of the season…threw a season-high 2.2 innings and struck out a career-high five batters against Wake Forest (4/27)…faced 13 batters in two appearances against Wake Forest and recorded seven strikeouts…made two appearances in the ACC tournament…threw 2.0 scoreless innings against Troy (6/2) to help FSU clinch the NCAA Tallahassee Regional…did not issue a walk over his final five appearances including games in the ACC Tournament as well as in NCAA Regional and Super Regional play.


Appeared in 39 games to lead all Florida State pitchers…tied for the most appearances in the ACC…also tied for third-most appearances in a single season in FSU history…finished the year 5-0 with a 2.89 ERA in 53.0 innings of work…gave up 17 earned runs and issued 17 walks while striking out 32…helped preserve five of the seven shutouts posted by the Seminoles in 2012…allowed a run or less in 33 relief appearances…also collected three saves…made his collegiate debut on opening day against Hofstra (2/17) and worked a perfect eighth inning in facing the minimum…struck out the side in his next outing – an inning of work against Jacksonville (2/21)…appeared in both games at UCF entering in the eighth inning in each outing while facing the minimum both times…first career save came at Duke after working 1.2 scoreless innings in a 5-0 victory…two more saves against Stetson – one at home (3/20) and the other on the road (5/8)…threw just one pitch in the top of the eighth against Virginia (3/19) in the series finale to earn his first collegiate win…also collected victories in relief against Clemson, NC State, UAB and Stanford…posted career-highs in innings pitched (4.1) and strikeouts (4) in keeping the Hurricane bats silent in allowing FSU to stage a come-from-behind, walk-off victory in 10 innings in the series finale…appeared twice in the Tallahassee Regional and worked 5.2 scoreless innings, scattering three hits and two walks, while striking out four…posted 3.2 innings in relief in game one against UAB to pick-up the victory…faced the minimum in 2.0 innings of work in the regional championship game against Samford…was the pitcher of record for the Seminoles in the Super Regional clinching victory over Stanford…pitched twice at the College World Series with both appearances coming against Arizona…threw a combined 4.0 scoreless innings against the Wildcats out in Omaha…finished the postseason 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in five appearances with four strikeouts in 12.0 innings…played over the summer with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod League.


Did not see action during his redshirt freshman campaign…played summer ball with the DeLand Suns of the Florida Collegiate Summer League.


Received a redshirt in 2010.


Son of Clark and Penny Smith…full name is Malcolm Gage Smith…uncle Jerry Smith played basketball for Florida State…double majoring in marketing and management…born February 13, 1991.

Smith's Career Stats

2012 2.89 5-0 3 39 0 53.0 53 22 17 17 32
2013 2.41 4-2 1 35 0 41.0 35 15 11 8 32
2014 2.39 5-2 1 40 0 64.0 57 20 17 6 31
Total 2.56 14-4 5 114 0 158.0 145 57 45 31 95