Justin Smith

Born: 02/29/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Primary Position: RF
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 20th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (ATL)
Entry Point: JUCO
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 13th, 2018
Dates Seen: May 21-24, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Rome Braves
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large frame, extra-muscular build; barrel chest, thick strength throughout.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 10 30 4A Up/Down Type High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Plus batspeed, really whips it through the hitting zone w/ lashing uppercut that produces hard game contact. Front hip leaks, pulling him off pitches low/away; FB hitter who doesn't adjust well to spin; most contact to pullside. Batspeed and strength allow some projection to hit tool.
Plus batspeed, really whips it through the hitting zone w/ lashing uppercut that produces hard game contact. Front hip leaks, pulling him off pitches low/away; FB hitter who doesn't adjust well to spin; most contact to pullside. Batspeed and strength allow some projection to hit tool.
Game Power 30 40 Don't see the hit tool to fully unlock raw power in games.
Don't see the hit tool to fully unlock raw power in games.
Raw Power 55 60 Carry tool, separator; calling card raw power; takes a big league BP now w/ towering drives to pullside. Projects to plus as he learns to drive ball to CF/RF more consistently.
Carry tool, separator; calling card raw power; takes a big league BP now w/ towering drives to pullside. Projects to plus as he learns to drive ball to CF/RF more consistently.
Run 45 45 Runs well for his body type, especially underway. Fringy times up the line going H/1B.
Runs well for his body type, especially underway. Fringy times up the line going H/1B.
Field 40 45 Below-avg RF defender w/ limited range despite solid jumps and reads. Projecting half-grade improvement as a playable LF, likely LF-only outfield glove at ML level.
Below-avg RF defender w/ limited range despite solid jumps and reads. Projecting half-grade improvement as a playable LF, likely LF-only outfield glove at ML level.
Throw 45 45 Fringe arm best suited for LF.
Fringe arm best suited for LF.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Below Average Below Average
Instincts Below Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Ceiling of quality ORG player whose RH power could get him a cup of coffee in a 4A role. Like the strong body, batspeed, flyball pull power.