Attended McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, GA...is the son of former Major Leaguer Dwight Smith, who from 1989-1996 played for the Cubs, Braves, Angels and Orioles...Dwight Sr. finished second in the 1989 Rookie of the Year Award voting and won a World Series with the Braves in 1995...follow Dwight Jr. on Twitter @DSmittyJr and on Instagram @dwightsmith25.
For the second straight season made the Orioles' Opening Day roster...Made 14 starts in LF and three starts at DH...On 8/22 was designated for assignment...On 8/27 cleared waivers, was outrighted to the alternate training site and finished the season there...Became a free agent following the season...On 12/8 was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract with an invitation to 2021 Major League spring training camp.
Made his first career Opening Day roster... Made 82 starts in left field and seven starts as the designated hitter... Had an eight-game hitting streak from 3/28 (Opening Day) to 4/6; it marked the sixth time in the last 10 years that an Oriole started the season hitting safely in each of the team's first eight games... Recorded an RBI in a career-high four-straight games (4/18-23), including three-straight multi-RBI games... Drove in a career-high six RBI on 6/4 at TEX; the most by an Oriole in a game in 2019... Hit safely in a career-high nine-straight games from 4/15-26... Matched his career-high with three hits five different times during the season... Recorded his 50th RBI of the season on 9/11 vs. LAD; was one of six Orioles to collect at least 50 RBI... Had a career long hitless stretch (0-for-33) from 6/30-7/20... Homered in back-to-back games (4/11 vs. OAK and 4/12 at BOS) for the first time in his career; also homered in back-to-back games on 5/11-12... Hit his first career grand slam on 5/31 vs. SF (LHP Drew Pomeranz)... Batted .337 (30-for-89) with eight home runs and 45 RBI with RISP... Placed on the 7-day Concussion injured list on 6/7; reinstated on 6/20... Placed on the 10-day injured list on 7/30 (left calf strain); reinstated and optioned to Triple-A on 8/22... Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on 9/1; in 11 games with the Tides, he hit .311 (14-for-45) with two doubles, three home runs, nine runs scored, and 12 RBI.
Hit his first career home run on 5/24 vs. LAA, a solo home run against RHP Nick Tropeano in the sixth inning...Recorded a career-high three RBI on 7/13 at BOS...10 of his first 17 hits with the Blue Jays were for extra bases (eight doubles and two home runs)...Batted .262 (17-for-65) in 35 games (17 starts) with Toronto...Hit .302 (16-for-53) with two home runs against right-handed pitching...Recalled four different times from Triple-A Buffalo (5/3, 5/5, 7/13, and 9/4)...Hit .268 (83-for-310) with 25 doubles, one triple, six home runs, 39 runs, and 42 RBI in 85 games with Buffalo.
Assigned to Triple-A Buffalo to begin the season...Called up from the Bisons on three separate occasions ... Has his contract selected on May 18...Made his MLB debut that night in Atlanta, coming in as a defensive replacement in left field in the 3rd inning...Walked in his 1st plate appearance as part of an 0-for-2 effort ... Recorded his 1st career hit on May 24 at MIL, a pinch-hit double in the 9th inning off Wily Peralta ... Collected his 1st RBI with a 7th-inning single on May 24 at MIL ... Had three hits in four at-bats on June 14 vs. TB and stole his 1st career base ... Recorded his 2nd three-hit game on June 23 at KC (3-for-5, 2B, K)...Became the first Toronto rookie with multiple three-hit games since Devon Travis in 2015 ... Hit .370 (10-for-27) with two doubles in his 12 games with the Blue Jays ... Slashed .273/.350/.392 over 108 games for Buffalo with 21-2B, 1-3B, 8-HR, 46-RBI and 8-SB.