Javan Smitherman

HS Grad 2018
Age 17 and 4 mos
Position(s) RHP  OF, SS
Ht/Wt 5-10, 165 lb
B/T R/R
School  Kilgore
Hometown  Kilgore, TX USA
Summer Team  Mizuno Baseball USA
Fall Team  Team Mizuno USA
PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions
2016 Underclass Honorable Mention 
2017 Underclass High Honorable Mention 
National Rank - Class of 2018 
Ranking Last Updated: May 17, 2017
Overall

Premium level
Position - RHP

Premium level
TX State Rank - Class of 2018 
Ranking Last Updated: May 17, 2017
Overall

Premium level
Position - RHP

Premium level
GPA
4.3
SAT
--
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Dallas Baptist 

College(s) interested in
Baylor 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
8
11/8/2014
Latest Showcase Report
2014 National Underclass South Showcase   Nov 08, 2014
PG Grade: 8
Javan Smitherman is a 2018 RHP/SS with a 5-9 150 lb. frame from Kilgore, TX who attends Sabine HS.Young, athletic frame with a lean, projectable build and room to fill out with additional depth. Ran a 7.36 60-yard dash. Primary right-handed pitcher, throws from a three-quarter arm with a compact arm action and a rotational delivery. Effort release but has a tight, compact release and hides the ball very well. Up tempo delivery and works quickly on the mound. High level of pitchability for age, shows command and feel for three pitches. Fastball topped out at 83 mph, true life but occasionally gets big run to arm side. Filled up zone with curveball, slurve shape with big command and 10-4 shape at 70 mph. Changes velocity on changeup with intent, fade on pitch at 74 mph. Fields the ball out front in the infield, shows strength and quick hands from a lower arm slot. Short a short, line drive swing from the right side using a leg lift trigger. Good bat speed with an up the middle approach and shows nice strength in swing. Very good student. Named to National Underclass South Top Prospect List.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
7/1/2016
98.05% Rank
best 96  avg 79
 (2018 class in 2016)

best 96  avg 78
 (2018 class)
60 7.36 sec
11/8/2014
54.51% Rank
best 6.67  avg 7.51
 (2018 class in 2014)

best 6.24  avg 7.39
 (2018 class)
OF 83 mph
11/8/2014
89.39% Rank
best 90  avg 75
 (2018 class in 2014)

best 96  avg 80
 (2018 class)
IF 79 mph
11/8/2014
87.5% Rank
best 83  avg 73
 (2018 class in 2014)

best 93  avg 77
 (2018 class)

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