Joshua Smoker

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 6 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 6 mos
Position(s) LHP  
Ht/Wt 6-2, 190 lb
School  Calhoun
Hometown  Sugar Valley, GA USA
Summer Team  East Cobb Braves
Fall Team  East Cobb Braves
MLB Debut 
Mets Aug 19, 2016
MLB Draft 
Round 1 Comp by Nationals in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American (Southeast - All Region 1st Team)
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - LHP
Big winner, finesse and command, 3 pitches and low 90s fastball. Aflac All American, 94 and MVP in Jupiter
GA State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - LHP

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2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 10
Joshua Smoker is a 2007 left hand pitcher/left hand hitting outfielder from Calhoun HS, residing in Sugar Valley, GA. Smoker has an athletic, strong build on his plus 6'2" 190 lb. frame. He is put together well now but will continue to physically develop. Smoker has long been recognized as one of the top pitchers in the '07 class and was ranked #10 among PG National Top 85 pitchers. What he did on the mound was impressive and what he did with the bat in BP was equally, if not more impressive. Smoker pitches from a high 3/4 slot with a long arm stroke. He creates excellent leverage on the backside of his arm arc and unfolds his delivery very well. He maintains good rhythm in his delivery and has a lower half that works to provide him with power, taking some pressure off his arm. Smoker's hips in particular really work for him. He has a classic delivery that will keep him healthy and performing consistently for a long time. His fastball was a tick or two up from what he was showing in a number of previous PG events, to the delight of the scouts. He was up to 92 and sat in the 88-91 mph range. Smoker's fastball has life in the zone and he keeps it on line. His arm stroke really gets Smoker on top of the ball and at the apex of that stroke his hand is in great position to pour his fastball downhill, which he does. He commands the bottom of the zone very well and also has the ability to work in and out. Smoker also has a tight, 74-75 mph curveball that is a plus pitch. That pitch has tight spin and he gets depth in the bottom of the zone, while being able to pitch with it to either side of the plate. Smoker's third pitch is a 79 mph change-up that has good arm side run. He has a plus three pitch mix and the savvy, moxie, and pitchability to use his repertoire effectively. Basically he is the most polished left hander in the '07 high school class. Thoguh he is a primary pitcher, Smoker can really hit. His BP was one of top BPs at PG National. He made consistent plus contact with an easy swing. The ball was flying off his bat with spin and carry. He was fluid and hit with little effort. That BP alone would make him a prospect to follow with the bat. Smoker is an athletic pitcher, evident with his 6.90 60 yard dash. He has committed to play at Clemson and is going to enter the spring as one of the high school left handers on the list of the crosscheckers.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 94 mph
99.00% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 6.90 sec
92.08% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
OF 84 mph
87.5% Rank
best 86  avg 77
 (2007 class in 2004)

best 96  avg 80
 (2007 class)
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