Kevin Smith

Born: 07/04/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 188
Primary Position: INF
Seconday Position: 3B
Acquisition Period: 4th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 17th, 2019
Dates Seen: 3x -- May 2019
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: New Hampshire Fisher Cats
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame w/ even strength throughout. Well-built upper-body for power.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 20 45 Role Player High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 45 Struggling in first taste of AA as pull-happy, power-focused approach gets exposed. Trades contact for power, swinging through hittable pitches in-zone. Strong cut w/ avg batspeed produce hard lines when squared, though questionable barrel-feel and strikeout issues limit hit tool projection.
Struggling in first taste of AA as pull-happy, power-focused approach gets exposed. Trades contact for power, swinging through hittable pitches in-zone. Strong cut w/ avg batspeed produce hard lines when squared, though questionable barrel-feel and strikeout issues limit hit tool projection.
Game Power 40 50 Approach is geared toward power and lift; projects as a lower average/on-base producer at the expense of totaling HR numbers.
Approach is geared toward power and lift; projects as a lower average/on-base producer at the expense of totaling HR numbers.
Raw Power 55 55 Ball jumps off bat w/ strong lines and hang time. Easy carry w/ ability to put the ball out to pullside and straightaway. Good power potential for an infielder.
Ball jumps off bat w/ strong lines and hang time. Easy carry w/ ability to put the ball out to pullside and straightaway. Good power potential for an infielder.
Run 50 50 4.25-4.30 runner H/1B. Avg straight-line runner w/ the instincts and jumps to swipe the occasional bag.
4.25-4.30 runner H/1B. Avg straight-line runner w/ the instincts and jumps to swipe the occasional bag.
Field 45 50 Competent SS actions but grades overall fringy there. Projecting avg defensive value elsewhere in the infield, will bring versatility to the table.
Competent SS actions but grades overall fringy there. Projecting avg defensive value elsewhere in the infield, will bring versatility to the table.
Throw 45 45 Raw arm-strength right on the fringes of average for the left side of the infield, but plays up due to quick transfer and footwork. Finished charge plays at both SS and 3B w/ coordination and accuracy.
Raw arm-strength right on the fringes of average for the left side of the infield, but plays up due to quick transfer and footwork. Finished charge plays at both SS and 3B w/ coordination and accuracy.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Struggling in the upper-minors but has tools to ultimately make the adjustment. Power potential and infield versatility can get him to the big leagues, though exposed hit tool likely limits his ceiling to a role player/2nd division regular.