Posted by Christopher Soto at 11:54 AM
MLB.com has begun released there annual 2015 prospect rankings. After reviewing the Top right handers, left handers, and catchers. Today MLB Pipeline released the top 1B prospects. Among them is 19 year old Dominic Smith, who despite displaying a power outage in Single A Savannah, has a bright future ahead of him.
"While he swung the bat well for part of the 2014 season, he tired by the end of his first full year of pro ball as one of the youngest regulars in the South Atlantic League. Smith is still plenty young enough to rebound and produce as expected. The left-handed hitter has the chance to hit for both average and power. He has excellent hand-eye coordination and an advanced approach at the plate. He still drew a fair amount of walks and didn't strike out much in 2014. Smith didn't exhibit much in the way of extra-base pop, though some of that can be attributed to hitting in a very pitching-friendly ballpark. He's limited to first base but has excellent hands and range and should be an above-average defender at the position."