Chad Smith

Born: 06/08/1995 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 11th Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIA)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 23rd, 2019
Dates Seen: May 22, 2019
Level: High A
Affiliate: Jupiter Hammerheads
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
XL frame, built strong and durable through shoulders and lower-half.
Mechanical Notes
Occasionally works from SWU, others stretch only. High-effort operation w/ grunt and head-rattle at finish. Off-line arm-circle into fast, strong H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 10 35+ Follow Follow
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Upper-90s velocity that plays way down due to lack of control/command. Could play above-avg w/ any gains in location.
Upper-90s velocity that plays way down due to lack of control/command. Could play above-avg w/ any gains in location.
Fastball Velocity 70 70 95-96 94-98 Double-plus velo is best attribute and carries an otherwise below-avg profile. Consistent upper-90s w/ regular 97-98.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Improved life form previous looks, shows hard+heavy armside bore.
Improved life form previous looks, shows hard+heavy armside bore.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 40 Thrower w/ no real ability to place FB. Rears back and fires, sprays the zone.
Thrower w/ no real ability to place FB. Rears back and fires, sprays the zone.
Slider
Slider 40 40 86 84-87 True SL w/ occasional definition and shape. Effort mechanics limit consistency on the pitch and likely always will, can be a spinner without much action.
True SL w/ occasional definition and shape. Effort mechanics limit consistency on the pitch and likely always will, can be a spinner without much action.
Control
Control 30 40 Big raw stuff makes him effective when he throws strikes, but that's rare. Serious bouts of wildness, inability to prevent walks limits present effectiveness.
Big raw stuff makes him effective when he throws strikes, but that's rare. Serious bouts of wildness, inability to prevent walks limits present effectiveness.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Below Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Below Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Size and double-plus velo make him a follow, but struggling to get outs even in A-Ball due to well below-avg control/command. Won't have ML value unless he throws more strikes. Likely finishes as upper-level 'pen depth w/ FB to have a chance at cup of coffee role.