Chad Smith

Born: 06/08/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
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: October 24th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x--October 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Salt River Rafters
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
XL frame, built strong and durable through shoulders and lower-half.
Mechanical Notes
Stretch all, drop/drive style, high-effort finish w/ thwack and head rattle.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 30 40 Middle Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 50 Lack of control/command plays mid-90s fastball beneath its velocity.
Lack of control/command plays mid-90s fastball beneath its velocity.
Fastball Velocity 65 65 95 94-98 Muscles up for plus velo. Regular 97-98s.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 40 45 4sm FB w/ limited lateral movement, especially when up in the zone. Flashes more run when low but needs to find it more consistently.
4sm FB w/ limited lateral movement, especially when up in the zone. Flashes more run when low but needs to find it more consistently.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 40 Limited present command, won't ever need to be fine but has to get more regular pitching to spots to reach his ceiling.
Limited present command, won't ever need to be fine but has to get more regular pitching to spots to reach his ceiling.
Slider
Slider 45 50 86 84-87 Fringy overall SL, fairly flat w/ limited sharpness and bite. Flashes avg at times and will need to get there more often for consistent ML role.
Fringy overall SL, fairly flat w/ limited sharpness and bite. Flashes avg at times and will need to get there more often for consistent ML role.
Control
Control 30 40 Thrower who isn't routinely in the zone. Limited pitchability and depth to repitoire. Falls into hitters counts and has to throw his FB in predictable situations.
Thrower who isn't routinely in the zone. Limited pitchability and depth to repitoire. Falls into hitters counts and has to throw his FB in predictable situations.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Below Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Below Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Tools to develop into big league middle reliever if control and/or slider consistency steps forward. Will wind up a hard-throwing 4A type if not.