Prep Baseball Report

Super 60 Spotlight: Tanner Smith

By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On Sunday, Feb. 7, Prep Baseball Report will host the 19th edition of its prestigious, flagship event: the Super 60 Pro Showcase. Since the event’s inception in 2003, more than 300 players have been selected in the MLB Draft, including 22 first-round picks and 25 second-rounders.

We started our our march toward the Super 60 earlier this week, by highlighting the prospects set to join us, shining a light on their impressive player profiles that they've groomed through their high school years and beyond.

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Scouting Report


Oregon State commit, currently ranked No. 5 in Arizona’s 2021 class, large build at 6” 200lbs, strength & durability in frame, arguably had one of the top performances at the PBR Fall Review. Has always been a pure hitter looking to do damage. Gathers energy in back leg with minimal forward move & still head, showed some real body control at the plate in his round of BP, good power to LF with upward swing plane hitting some balls out of the ballpark, event high 96mph exit velocity. Defensively, he put in some of the best pop times we have seen from him. Getting rid of it quickly with relaxed movements, Smith threw 1.85-2.06 pop times with 76 mph arm strength. Continue to show why he is a highly regarded recruit in the state of Arizona.


5-foot-11, 180 pound frame. Broad shoulders, strong lower half. Wide base with very short stride. Hands and back elbow rock back creating separation. Barrel takes an efficient path to the baseball. Looking to get extended and lift the baseball. Lead arm works up as posture begins to tilt backwards into contact; 86 mph exit velocity. Smith has always been able to hit, but there was some question whether or not he would be able to stick behind the plate. Smith appears to be making a jump in that regard, turning in a significantly improved 1.98 best pop time with 72 mph velocity from the crouch. Also turned in a 7.58 60-yard dash.


Solid 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame with thick lower half. Advanced swing with ability to drive the baseball to all fields. Was on time with high-level pitching in game action and showed the ability to square up the baseball. There’s very little question Smith will be a high-level hitter as he continues to mature. 2.08 best pop time with 70 mph velocity from the crouch. Throwing ability will dictate what level prospect he becomes. Shows quick transfer. 7.73 60-yard dash.

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