Kade Smith
Kade Smith
Kade Smith
Kade Smith

CLASS OF 2020

2B
SS

Kade
Smith

Rockingham CC
Alexander Central (HS) • NC
6-0 • 140LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Cougars Baseball

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2/04/19

Guilford College commit.  Athletic frame at 6 foot, 135-pounds.  Right hand hitter uses a tall, slightly open setup.  Hands work back during the load with a wrist cock and short stride diving into the plate.  Fluid swing with a gap to gap approach.  Found a lot of barrels during his batting practice rounds with his barrel working level through the zone and getting extension out front.  Exit velocity recorded at 82 mph.  Plays athletic on defense with fluid feet and above average hands.  Long arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot.  Accurate arm with some carry.  Positional velocity topped at 79 mph.  Recorded a 4.03 in the 30-yard dash and 4.50 in the 5-10-5.

01.28.18
Very young frame with a lot of maturation ahead at 5 feet 10, 125 pounds. Some quickness present, running a 4.10 30-yard dash and 4.44 in the 5-10-5 agility test.  Posted an 8-7 in the standing broad jump. Athletic actions on the infield with fluid footwork, playing through the routine ball well.  Soft hands with clean exchanges leading to a longer arm action with a higher slot.  Accurate arm at 82mph across the infield with some carry. Right-hand hitter works from an open stance with a tall setup. Dives to the plate closing off his lower half as he begins to approach the ball.  Good balance with a gap to gap approach. Loose swing, with some barrel ability, producing an exit velocity of 74mph.

10.21.17
Athletic frame at 5-foot-10, 125 pounds.  Plenty of maturation ahead.  Ran a 7.44 sixty, showing a good burst off the line.  Right handed hitter is open, using an aggressive stride back toward the plate.  Vertical bat.  Looseness is present in the body and swing.  Hands work to the baseball with some feel for the barrel.   Exit velocity peaked at 74 mph.  Clean with the baseball on the infield.  Average hands and decent actions through the ball.  Active feet that can get choppy to set the hop for the hands.  Average arm swing to a high-3/4 slot shows some accuracy at 76 mph across the infield.  Ball has carry. 
On the bump the fastball worked 72-75 from a high-3/4 slot.  Short arm action with some effort in the body.  Breaking ball has late 11/5 action at 64-66.  Good bite as the hand speed matches the fastball.  Change-up worked 68-70, down in the zone.

08.10.17
Thin build, with plenty of room for maturity at 5-foot-10, 125 pounds.  Soft hands with quick, fluid feet on the infield.  Tends to catch the ball deep in stance.  Feet remain active as the ball funnels to the mid-section.  Short arm swing to a high-3/4 slot.  Above average carry and accuracy on throws topping at 69 from shortstop.  Right-handed hitter works tall and from an open stance.  Aggressive stride allows the high hand position to settle.  Looseness is present as the bat head works to a flat position.  Average bat speed.  Stays level through the ball, producing line drives in the gaps.  Exit velocity peaked at 72.  Ran a 7.56 sixty.

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