Projected 2007 Team: Colorado Springs (AAA)
Age on April 1st: 24
Born: September 30, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 215
Bats: L | Throws: L
Drafted: 2nd Round, 2004 | How Acquired: Draft
College: University of Mississippi | High School: Hillcrest Christian (MS)
Contract Notes: Rule 5 eligible following 2007 season.
Other: -2007: Ranked as the 16th best prospect in the Rockies organization by Baseball America.
-Had Lasik eye surgery prior to the 2006 season.
-Was the backup quarterback to Eli Manning at the University of Mississippi.
Scouting Report / Bio: Big athlete often compared to Matt Holliday, but doesn't show the same athleticism. Smith has solid plate coverage with a pretty line drive stroke. Power could still come, but doesn't have the same loft to his hits as most power hitters. Could be more patience. Defensively, Smith takes erratic routes and his arm is just average. Best profile may be in left field.
Future Outlook: Average MLB starting left fielder
Links and Articles:
-Scouting Report and Future Outlook by David OhNo