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Joshua Smoker
2007 GRAD
 |  LHP
 |  Sugar Valley, GA
MLB DRAFT

ROUND 1 Comp - 2007
MLB DEBUTED

Aug 19, 2016
COMMITMENT
Best PG Grade
10
ABOUT PG GRADES
NATIONAL RANKING
GA STATE RANKING
6 NA
NA NA
OVERALL
LHP
OVERALL
LHP
Big winner, finesse and command, 3 pitches and low 90s fastball. Aflac All American, 94 and MVP in Jupiter
Calhoun
6-2  
190
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM LAST PLAYED HEIGHT/WEIGHT
L/L
30 and 10 mos
18 and 6 mos
BATS/THROWS AGE Age at 2007 Draft
PG EVENT RESULTS
94
FB VELO
6.90
60 YARD DASH
84
OF VELO
LATEST PG SHOWCASE REPORT
2006 National Showcase  
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
+7 MPH
FB VELO SINCE 10/04/2003
-.11 SEC
60 TIME SINCE 12/28/2004
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PERCENTILE RANKINGS
CLASS OF 2007 in the recorded year
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
FB 94 mph 83
98.91%
60 6.90 sec 7.39
91.73%
OF 84 mph 77
87.50%
DIAMONDKINETICS TRENDING DATA
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Max Barrel Speed (mph)
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