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CLASS OF 2021

RHP
1B

Sam
Smith

Santa Clara
Reno (HS) • NV
6' 6" • 215LBS
R/R • 21yr 5mo
Travel Team: Reno Knights
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Pitching

Fastball

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Velocity (max)
85 - 87
Velo Range
5/22/19
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Spin Rate (avg)

Changeup

72 - 74
Velo Range
5/22/19
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Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

67 - 69
Velo Range
5/22/19
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Spin Rate (avg)
Power
87
Exit Velocity (max)
10/21/18
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Exit Velocity (avg)
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Distance (max)
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Sweet Spot %
Run
7.67
60
10/21/18
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30-yd
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10-yd
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Run speed (max)
Defense
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INF Velo
79
OF Velo
10/21/18
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C Velo
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Pop Time

Positional Tools

2018
60 Yard Dash
7.67
Outfield Velocity
79.0
Power / Speed Score
11.3
Northern Nevada Prospect I.D.
Oct 21, 2018
Position
7.67
60-yard
79
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo

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Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2019
2018
Fastball
Velocity Max
87.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
68.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
73.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
81.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
79.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
63.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
70.0
Northern Nevada Underclass Trials
May 22, 2019
Pitching
87
Max FB
85 - 87
FB
67 - 69
CB
72 - 74
CH
Northern Nevada Prospect I.D.
Oct 21, 2018
Pitching
81
Max FB
78 - 81
FB
63 - 64
CB
69 - 71
CH

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5/22/19

Projectable, 6-foot-5 195, 6-foot-5 190, Smith has a large frame with room for weight and strength gains. He throws from a ¾ slot with a loose, quick arm. He displayed occasional sink with his fastball that ranged 85-87. He shows feel for his breaking 67-69 as well as his changeup 72-74.  Both off-speed have solid definition with minimal change in arm speed. He maintains an upright delivery with length left in his stride. Smith looks the part and has the stuff to go with it. Future development could make him special with ceiling as a top of the rotation type guy at the next level.

10/21/18 - Large frame, 6-5, 185, Smith’s youthful appearance and big features indicate he is still growing. His length provides a big target at first base, but impinges first step quickness and hip flexibility when fielding groundballs.  That being stated, Smith is a coordinated, in sync player that in time will be provided the strength and stability to be a good fielder.  He displayed instincts for the position, stretching and picking balls in the dirt.  He showed the ability to throw from different angles to second base and across the diamond, doing so accurately.  At the plate, he is imposing. He stands tall, with hands just below rear shoulder.  He employs a lower half load, minimizing hand movement and striding closed, with limited separation.  In spite of lack of separation, he has quick hands and maintains leverage power.  He made consistent hard contact.  Starting from the third base side of the rubber, Smith slides his pivot foot toward first base to start his delivery.  At leg lift, his knee is out away from his body which leads to a significant cross at foot plant.  His stride his short and body upright at release, lending to consistent down angle from his high ¾ slot.  Because of the cross in his delivery, it impairs his ability to get to his glove side but lends some delivery deception.  He possesses a plane over life FB that he throws down in the zone.  His curveball has good shape and there is feel for a changeup. Smith’s zone feel is impressive with all the length in his body.  He could be a high profile arm down the line.

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