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: July 18th, 2018
Dates Seen: May 21-23, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Lansing Lugnuts
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Average, well-proportioned build. Has solid strength in arms and wrists for size.
Swing Mechanics
Even, shoulder-width extended set-up with bent knees, hands high above ear. Leg raise, spine tilt toward mound with his short load to raise elbow and lower hands into position, brief bat wrap into line drive launch angle, shoulder stays closed with excellent hip rotation.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 50 Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 45 55 Stays closed and hits up the middle, with ability to turn to pullside. Hard contact w short compact swing. Will expand zone for spin and has some swing-and-miss on breakers but feel for hitting is solid.
Stays closed and hits up the middle, with ability to turn to pullside. Hard contact w short compact swing. Will expand zone for spin and has some swing-and-miss on breakers but feel for hitting is solid.
Game Power 45 50 Compact stroke, launch angle, ability to barrel will allow him to get to pullside HR power on pitches up. Will elevate pitches down in zone for gappers.
Compact stroke, launch angle, ability to barrel will allow him to get to pullside HR power on pitches up. Will elevate pitches down in zone for gappers.
Raw Power 50 50 Generates power from strong wrists and excellent rotation, above-average batspeed. Will mostly come pull-side with gap power to opposite field
Generates power from strong wrists and excellent rotation, above-average batspeed. Will mostly come pull-side with gap power to opposite field
Run 50 50 4.3 home to first. Gets out of box with quick first step.
4.3 home to first. Gets out of box with quick first step.
Field 45 50 Just enough footwork for position. Hands work well. Game clock needs work; has polish and should improve it. Glove projects 45 at 2B, 40 at SS.
Just enough footwork for position. Hands work well. Game clock needs work; has polish and should improve it. Glove projects 45 at 2B, 40 at SS.
Throw 50 50 Just enough arm for 3rd base with fringy accuracy. Arm is better at 2B.
Just enough arm for 3rd base with fringy accuracy. Arm is better at 2B.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Line drive hitter w/ polished contact skills; hit-first profile with enough power to play everyday. Won't be an asset defensively but can stick at 3B, able to play 2B in a pinch and slide to SS in an emergency. Ceiling of big league regular.