Position
Infield
Height
5'10
Weight
172 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Greenwell Springs, La.
Major
Finance
B/T
L
High School
Catholic HS

2019 SEC All-Tournament Team
2019 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
SEC Player of the Week (April 8, 2019)
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 Freshman All-American (Collegiate Baseball) 
2017 SEC All-Defensive Team
2017 Freshman All-SEC 
2017 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

MLB Draft: 2nd Round in 2019 (New York Yankees)
38th Round in 2016 (Detroit Tigers)

Played as the Tigers’ starting shortstop in 2019 after missing most of the 2018 season with a stress reaction in his vertebrae … was the starting third baseman for LSU’s 2017 College World Series runners-up team, earning Freshman All-America and Freshman All-SEC recognition … an outstanding worker with great makeup that put himself into position to impact the team in significant ways … a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll as a finance major.

2019 Season
LSU’s leading hitter, batting .346 (89-for-257) with 17 doubles, two triples, nine homers, 41 RBI, 72 runs and 20 steals in 24 attempts … finished No. 4 in the Southeastern Conference in runs scored (72), No. 6 in batting average (.346), No. 6 in stolen bases (20), No. 8 in hits (89), and No. 10 in on-base percentage (.433) … batted .350 (43-for-123) in SEC regular-season games with six doubles, one triple, five homers, 19 RBI, 34 runs and eight stolen bases … 4-for-11 in NCAA Super Regional versus Florida State (June 8-9) with two doubles and four runs scored … named to the 2019 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament team after hitting .400 (4-for-10) with one doubles, one triples, one homer, three RBI and five runs … voted to the 2019 SEC All-Tournament Team after hitting .360 (9-for-25) with two doubles, one homer, four RBI and five runs … hit .582 (7-for-12) in the Ole Miss series (May 3-5) with one homer, four RBI and three runs … batted .538 (7-for-13) in the Florida series (April 18-20) with two doubles, one homer, three RBI and eight runs scored … named SEC Player of the Week on April 8, as he led LSU to a series win over ninth-ranked Texas A&M (April 5-6), batting .500 (6-for-12) in three games with one double, two homers, three RBI and four runs scored … with the score tied 1-1 in the eighth inning of Game 1, Smith launched a solo homer that proved to be the game-winning blow in LSU’s 2-1 victory … Smith added a two-run blast in the eighth inning of Game 3 to cap the series victory for the Tigers … posted a 13-game hit streak from February 16 through March 9, batting .431 (22-for-51) with five 2B, one HR, 10 RBI, 16 runs … recorded a 24-game on-base streak from February 15 through March 26 … delivered a two-run, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning versus California (March 8), lifting LSU to a 4-3 win.

2018 Season
The Tigers’ starting shortstop at the beginning of the season … played in the first three games of the year versus Notre Dame (Feb. 16-18), but was then sidelined until April 24 with a stress reaction in his vertebrae … returned to the starting lineup at third base on April 24 versus Lamar and celebrated his return by going 2-for-3 at the plate with a solo home run … also played in games at Ole Miss on April 26 and April 27 before it was determined he would be sidelined for the remainder of the season as his vertebrae was not completely healed … batted a cumulative .250 (4-for-16) in the six games in which he appeared with two homers, five RBI and three runs scored … launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning in the season opener versus Notre Dame (Feb. 16), erasing a 6-4 deficit and lifting LSU to a 7-6 victory.

2017 Season
Played in all 72 of the Tigers’ games, starting 71 games at third base … batted .281 (68-for-242) on the year with 16 doubles, five homers, 52 runs, 48 RBI and five steals … collected five hits in the College World Series, including one double, one homer, three runs and five RBI … his CWS homer was a solo shot in the top of the seventh inning to increase LSU’s lead over Oregon State (June 23) from 2-1 to 3-1, the eventual final score … the Tigers’ second-leading hitter in their 12 NCAA Tournament games, batting .297 (11-for-37) with four doubles, two homers, nine RBI, 11 runs, 10 walks and a .469 on-base percentage … 1-for-4 in NCAA Super Regional series vs. Miss. State (June 10-11), but walked five times and scored two runs … LSU’s leading hitter in the NCAA Regional, batting .556 (5-for-9) with three doubles, one homer, four RBI and six runs … batted .333 (4-for-12) in sweep at Miss. State (May 18-20) with one double, two RBI and three runs … produced a double, three RBI and two runs in LSU’s series sweep at Alabama (April 27-29) … 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI in win at Florida (March 26); the home run was the first of three two-run blasts in the eighth inning that erased a 6-2 deficit and powered LSU to a 10-6 win … 4-for-4 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (March 22) with two doubles and a career-best four RBI … 4-for-4 at McNeese State (March 8) with one RBI and two runs scored … launched first career homer and collected three RBI in win over Air Force (Feb. 19).

Prior to LSU
Rated among the nation’s Top 400 prospects by Baseball America … earned 2016 Class 5A first-team all-state recognition …batted .379 at Catholic High in 2016 with six homers and 28 RBI while committing just three errors … recorded 32 stolen bases in 33 attempts in 2016 … as a starter at third base in his freshman year, he helped lead Catholic to the 2013 state championship.

Personal
Full name is Josh Harris Smith … parents are Scott and Jenny Smith … father is a nurse anesthetist; mother is a mortgage underwriter … has an older sister, Brett, and an younger sister, Carsyn … his father and older sister both attended LSU … says that “being from Louisiana, going to Alex Box Stadium while growing up and witnessing the support of the greatest fan base in the country” influenced his decision to come to LSU … majoring in finance at LSU … born August, 7, 1997 in Baton Rouge.

Smith’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 8 vs. Mississippi State (5/22/19)
Hits: 4 three times; most recently vs. Air Force (2/17/19)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Florida (4/20/19)
Doubles: 2 four times; most recently vs. Florida (4/20/19)
Triples: 1 vs. Arkansas (5/10/19); vs. Southern Miss (6/2/19)
Home Runs: 1 16 times; most recently vs. Southern Miss (6/2/19)
RBI: 4 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (3/22/17)

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