11/19/12

Draft 13 – Dominic Smith, National Signing Day, Steve Abbott, Coastal Plains

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One of many scouting reports from http://perfectgame.org/mobile/Articles/View.aspx?article=7771 about players from the WWBA World Championship:

Dominic Smith (2013 1B, Yak Baseball West-GBG)- Smith has been well-established as one of the top hitters on the national scene for some time now, so his success at the plate against the highest level of competition that his age group has to offer was par for the course. Thus, what stands out from Smith's impressive Jupiter performance are several moments in particular. He went homerless in the tourney, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, which turned what would have been a no-doubt Home Run to right center into a ground rule double to left center. Smith also played four different positions during the tournament. Right field, which is his primary position during the high school season at Serra HS (Gardena, CA), as well as first base, the position where he has the highest upside long term. A 6.89 runner in the 60-yard dash, Smith not only went 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts, he played a passable center field during parts of a couple games. But it was his two-inning stint as a left handed catcher during a consolation game that really reinforces how athletic and versatile Smith is. Just as importantly, it exemplified his passion for the game, not to mention he also got to show off his plus arm (1.84 pop to 2B, 1.56 to 3B with a coach standing in the right handed batter's box). Smith worked 90-92 as a LHP at the National Showcase in June, but did not pitch in Jupiter. All of the icing on the cake and the reassuring athleticism aside, Smith continued to cement his status as one of the top hitting prospects in the 2013 class with a smooth left handed stroke that generates tremendous bat speed with ease. 
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