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Russell Smith
2017 GRAD
 |  LHP
 |  Midlothian, TX
MLB DRAFT

ROUND 38 - 2017
COMMITMENT

TCU

Best PG Grade
10
ABOUT PG GRADES
NATIONAL RANKING
TX STATE RANKING
107 13
8 2
OVERALL
LHP
OVERALL
LHP
Already very good and really projects! Sky is the limit!
Midlothian
6-9
  250
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM LAST PLAYED HEIGHT/WEIGHT
L/L
21 and 2 mos
18 and 9 mos
BATS/THROWS AGE Age at 2017 Draft
PG EVENT RESULTS
90
FB VELO
LATEST PG SHOWCASE REPORT
2016 National Showcase  
Russell Smith is a 2017 LHP with a 6-9 220 lb. frame from Midlothian, TX who attends Midlothian HS. Extra tall well proportioned build, very projectable and not near physical maturity. Rock back delivery, good direction to the plate, high 3/4's release point, has good direction and pace to the plate. Fastball topped out at 90 mph, works mostly at 88, fastball mostly straight but hitters get bad swings at what look like hittable fastballs, will drop in a 2 seamer at 85 mph and a cutter at 83 mph as well. Infrequent curveball was pretty solid and has improved and could be used more. Change up is a nice pitch and effective with good arm speed. Biggest challenge will be improving his ability to throw from the stretch, where his height effects him more. Reminds of former big league left hander Jim Deshaises in many ways. Good student, verbal commitment to TCU.
PG CAREER PROGRESSION
+2 MPH
FB VELO SINCE 07/04/2013
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PERCENTILE RANKINGS
CLASS OF 2017 in the recorded year
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
FB 90 mph 81
95.55%
DIAMONDKINETICS TRENDING DATA
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Max Barrel Speed (mph)
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