David Small

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 2 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 4 mos
Position(s) LHP  
Ht/Wt 6-5, 195 lb
School  Benicia
Hometown  Benicia, CA USA
Summer Team  NorCal Black
Fall Team  NorCal
All Americans/All Regions
2007 California - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - LHP
Big body and 87-90 fastball. 88 in WWBA Jupiter, easy arm, could jump a lot in the spring
CA State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - LHP

Scout Level

4 yr Commitment
St. Mary's

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2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 9.5
David Small is a 2007 left hand pitcher from Benicia HS, residing in Benicia, CA. Small has a long, loose, projectable body type with a 6'5" 190 lb. frame. There are a number of things to like about Small, both presently and in the future, earning him a #52 ranking among PG National Top 85 pitchers. He pitches from a 3/4 slot with a loose arm and a sling type arm action. He has a pretty fast arm that as he gains more physical size should start really allowing him to climb in velocity. There are a lot of moving parts in Small's delivery, giving the hitter a lot to watch and become distracted by. Though he has all those moving parts, Small does a pretty nice job of staying on time with the delivery and keeping on line direction to the plate. His fastball was in the upper 80s and his arm side movement was as good as anyone's at PG National. His sinker is going to get a lot of ground balls and swing overs. Small's 68-71 mph curveball at times shows big and lively action and other times is average, an indication that he needs more body control so he can feel the ball better out front. When he is consistently on time all his stuff moves. Small also has plus feel of his 74 mph change-up. His body type and arm speed suggest that he will continue to make incremental velocity jumps as the years go by and he should not have to increase his effort on the mound to get it out of his arm. Though he is a primary pitcher, Small can handle bat a bit and if he heads to college he could develop as offensive player at 1B. He ran 7.83 in the 60. Small is committed to Saint Mary's College (CA) and for the most part looks college bound, but big rangy lefties with his movement and physical projectability do not grow on trees, meaning that the area scouts are going to go in and take a few looks this spring.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
0.50 improvement beginning on Aug 09, 2005
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 89 mph
89.13% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 7.83 sec
12.73% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
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