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Stephen Smith


Stephen Smith



Texas Tech:

First Team All-Big 12 outfielder … named Big 12 Player of the Week on Feb. 22 … started all 67 games in the outfield, 66 in right in his final year at Texas Tech … hit leadoff in 53 of those contests and 14 in the three-hole … put together a .309 average at the plate with 84 hits, including 19 doubles, three triples and 10 homers … recorded 42 RBI and 55 runs scored to go with 45 walks and nine HBP … finished the year with a .309/.511/.422 line from the right-handed batter’s box … tallied 20 multi-hit games at the plate, including five with three knocks and four four-hit games … also totaled 11 multi-RBI performances, with four games with more than two RBI … recorded a hit in 51 of 67 games … BIG 12 GAMES ... his six homers in conference play ranked 10th during a Big 12 slate at Tech … hit .311 over 24 games, starting every conference contest … tallied 32 hits, including seven doubles, two triples and six homers … also had 18 RBI and 19 runs scored, while drawing 11 walks and five HBP … NON-BIG 12 GAMES … hit .308 in 43 games against non-conference opponents … had 52 hits, with 12 doubles, a triple and four homers, while also throwing down 24 RBI and 36 runs scored … HOME GAMES … tallied a .338 clip in 34 games at Rip Griffin Park in 2016 … totaled 45 hits, with 12 doubles, two triples and a team-high seven homers … also had 22 RBI and 34 runs, while earning 30 free passes, including 24 walks … NCAA LUBBOCK REGIONAL … started all four games of the NCAA Lubbock Regional in the outfield … recorded six hits for a .400 clip at the plate … three of his six hits went for extra bases in two doubles & a homer … had one RBI and six runs scored, while drawing four walks and a hit-by-pitch … RECORD BOOK … recorded 272 at-bats, the most ever in a single season by a Red Raider … his 67 games started & played tied for the most in school history with teammate Eric Gutierrez … walked 123 times, tied for fourth all-time at Tech … his 137 total bases in Big 12 play ranked ninth in school history … scored nine runs in the NCAA Lubbock Regional in 2016, most in school history … also had a school record 11 walks during that regional … MLB DRAFT … selected 299th overall in the 10th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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