Dwight Smith Jr. Biography

( 1992 - )
September 30, 2019
First published on:September 30, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Dwight Smith Jr.

Date of Birth: 1992, October 26
Age: 27 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name John Dwight Smith Jr.
Birth Place Peachtree City, Georgia
Famous Name Dwight Smith Jr.
Father Dwight Smith
Net Worth $0.5 million
Salary $560,100
Contract 1 year $560,100
Career Earnings $1,203,510
Height 1.8 m
Position in Team Outfielder
Current team Baltimore Orioles
Nationality American
Ethnicity African
Profession Baseball player
Currently Working For Baltimore Orioles

Blue Jays draftee, Dwight Snmith Jr is an American professional baseball player, currently, playing as an outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to the Baltimore career, he previously played for the Toronto Blue Jays. Furthermore, Dwight made his MLB debut on May 18, 2017, playing for the Toronto Blue Jays. 

The native of Peachtree City, Georgia, Dwight was born on October 26, 1992, to Dwight Smith, a former Major League Baseball player. Additionally, Smith holds an American nationality and belongs to the African ethnic group.

Besides, he was first selected by Blue Jays as a 1st round (53rd overall) pick in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.    

Minimum Salary

The 20th best-paid player of the Orioles, Dwight earns $560,100 as an annual average salary. Playing three seasons in the MLB, he has colleceted a net worth of $0.5 million, excluding the earnings from sponsorship and endorsement. Also, he has colleceted $1,203,510 as entire career earnings. 

In the first year of his MLB career, i.e. in 2017, he received $535,000 as a salary from the Toronto Blue Jays. Likewise in 2018, he received $108,410 as a salary from Jays. Besides, in 2019, as per his contract, he is expected to receive a base salary of $560,100, while carrying a total salary of $560,100. Furthermore, his adjusted salary from orioles is around $445,628.    

Being one of the least paid players of the team, Dwight is yet to reach the level of the players like Chris Davis and Alex Cobb in terms of earnings. Additionally, they are the top-2 best-paid players of the team with an annual salary of $21,118,782 and $14,000,000 respectively. 

Furthermore, he is under a one year $560,100 contract with the Baltimore Orioles, signing on March 5th, 2019. Additionally, he previously had a one year / $560,100 contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, which included $560,100 as a guaranteed amount, and an annual average salary of $560,100.  

Unmarried and Single

The 26 years old famous baseball player is possibly living a single life which automatically rules out the discussion about his wife. Also, he has not shared any details about his probable partner in any media to date.

Son of a Former Major League Baseball outfielder

Dwight was born as a son of the former MLB baseball outfielder, Dwight Smith. The legendary baseball player played for the teams like Chicago Cubs, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles, and the Atlanta Braves starting from 1989 to 1996. Additionally, his father was a member of the 1995 World Series-winning team of the Atlanta Braves.    

On the other hand, exploring his social media, we found that he shares a good relationship with his father. Scrolling down his profile, we notice that he hasn't missed a chance to wish his father in a father's day.

Dwight Smith Jr. with his father SOURCE: Instagram @dwightsmith25

In one of his post on fathers day of 2018, he posted a picture of his childhood with his father captioning: "Happy Father’s Day! You taught me a lot and don’t know where i would be without you. You guided me every step and i followed right behind you all the time. I promised you to give the same to my kid one day and I’ll fulfill that. Enjoy Your day!."

The above statement pretty much suggests that he adores his father alot and want to maintain the legacy of Smith's family in the world of baseball.    

Good Social Life

His Instagram suggests that he has maintained a good social life. He has posted alot of pictures on his profile, hanging out with his friends and family.  

As an Outfielder  

Currently, Dwight plays as an outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was first drafted by the Blue Jays in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft as a 1st round (53rd overall) pick.

Dwight Smith, Jr. SOURCE: Instagram @dwightsmith25

Prior to the Baltimore career, he previously played for the Toronto Blue Jays. Furthermore, Dwight made his MLB debut on May 18, 2017, playing for the Toronto Blue Jays.

As of now, he is playing along with some of the famous baseball players such as Hanser Alberto, Aaron Brooks, and many more. Talking about his stats, Dwight has a Batting Average of .253, 15 home runs and 62 runs batted in.


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