#14 Cullen Smith

IF | Sr. | 6-0 | L/R | 185 | Nashville, Tenn. / Wilson Central HS / East Tennessee State

As a Redshirt-Junior (2020)
Sat out due to transfer rules.

At East Tennessee State
As a Junior (2019)

Smith started all 55 games for the Blue and Gold with and was second on the squad with a .304 batting average…selected to the All-SoCon second team for the second straight year…totalled seven homers on the season, 30 RBI, 14 doubes and 42 walks…logged four three-hit games including two in SoCon play. Was second on the team with a .427 OBP and was second in the league with 42 walks throughout the season…finished 2019 with seven steals in 11 attempts.

As a Sophomore (2018)
Moved defensively to second base from the hot corner, starting 46 games with 47 appearances … Selected to the All-Southern Conference second team … Batted .295 for the season with 12 doubles, a triple, two homers, 22 RBI and 32 runs … Went on a 13-game hit streak near the end of the season, working his way into the cleanup spot for seven games during the stretch … Also hit safely in 20 of 21 games midway through the season with a 27-game reached base streak, the second longest of any ETSU player in 2018 … Tied for the team lead in stolen bases, swiping eight bags in 10 attempts.

As a Freshman (2017)
Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team after starting all 59 games for the Bucs … Batted .301 in 219 at-bats while racking up 66 hits and 38 RBI … Batted from the six-hole in 46 of his 59 games, starting at the hot corner in every game … Was one of three ETSU players to start every game at one position (Cook at SS, Maher in RF) … Started his first career game with a bang, earning two hits and two runs while driving in a team-high three RBI to lead ETSU to an opening day 18-6 win over Central Michigan.

Wilson Central High School
Smith is a left-handed hitting infielder who was one of the top players in the Nashville area. He was named to the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association All-Star team this summer as a shortstop. His father played at Southern Mississippi University and was a scout for a number of MLB organizations later in his career. Smith is a good defender and is athletic enough to play anywhere on the field. We anticipate Smith to become an excellent college hitter, and he has a great frame and is a strong kid. Smith will compete for a spot in our infield as a freshman.