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Draft Focus: Justin Smith

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
David Rawnsley        
Published: Tuesday, April 01, 2014


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Justin Smith Perfect Game profile

Position:  OF
Height:  6-2
Weight:  205
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate:  Feb. 29, 1996
High School:  Bartram Trail
City, State:  St. Johns, Fla.
Travel Team:  Marucci Elite
Commitment:  Miami
Projected Draft Round:  2-3

I have a long-time friend that is a veteran evaluator and travels a similar summer circuit as I do each year. We’ve developed a tradition of going out to dinner following the last day of the East Coast Professional Showcase to compare notes and opinions, including a Top 10 list from the event.

My friend was adamant that Justin Smith was the best position prospect at the event and belonged at the top of my prospect list that I was going to write up the next morning before getting on a flight to California and the Area Code Games. I couldn’t dislodge Nick Gordon and his fielding brilliance and projection from the top spot and eventually listed Smith fourth among position players, with the following comment:

Smith doesn’t take a back seat to anyone in the class for pure strength and he has the ability to muscle base hits to the outfield when he doesn’t square the ball up. He played a very nice right field and made several high level throws.


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