Date of Birth: 10/25/1992
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 195 lbs
Resides: Leavenworth, KS
Previous Team: Gateway (Frontier)
Highest Level: A
Dakota Smith joins the Bees for his fifth season of professional baseball and first in the Atlantic League after being acquired in a trade with Gateway of the Frontier League. Prior to heading to New Britain, he appeared in 45 games for the Grizzlies in 2019, collecting a 3.47 ERA with 53 strikeouts over the course of 49.1 innings of work.
The 26-year-old made his professional debut with Gateway in 2015 after completing a successful collegiate career at the University of Kansas. After two years with the Grizzlies, he was signed by the Boston Red Sox and spent a couple campaigns with the Red Sox affiliates, reaching as high at Single-A.
In 108 career minor league outings, Dakota owns a 16-15 record with a 3.74 ERA and 251 strikeouts in 284.0 innings pitched.