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Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Draft Focus: Ben Smith
Frankie Piliere        
Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Every weekday leading up to the 2014 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.

Ben Smith Perfect Game profile

Position:  LHP
Height:  6-2
Weight:  195
Bats/Throws:  L-L
College:  Coastal Carolina
Hometown:  Wichita Falls, Texas
Previously Drafted:  Never drafted
Projected Draft Round:  2-3

Over the course of this series of Draft Focus profiles, we’ve talked a lot about valued commodities in the scouting world, specifically about how the value of lefthanded power may have gone up due to increased scarcity. But, there’s one commodity that seems to have remained a constant throughout the history of the game – lefthanded pitching. That’s one of many reasons that Coastal Carolina’s Ben Smith figures to do quite well for himself when June rolls around. Lefty arms, specifically ones that work cleanly and reach the low-90s with their fastball, simply do not last long on draft boards.

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