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Jun 12, 2004 - Jun 13, 2004   Green
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Maryvale Baseball Park - Phoenix, AZ
Mark Smith
LHP 1B 6-3 175   R/L

FB
83
60
6.89
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
83
CB
71
SL
CH
68
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
WP - Mark Smith is a 2005 LHP/1B from Las Vegas, NV. Mark is 6'3", 175, with an extra large frame and a lean, young body. He has long arms and legs that will hold up as his body matures. Mark showed his athleticism by running a 6.89-60. His swing was short to the ball and showed good bat speed. He is a very disciplined hitter with plus pitch recognition that allowed him to show his gap to gap power. Offensively, Mark has good upside and could evolve into a very good offensive player. Mark showed a back door curveball with nice late bite. From a 3/4 arm angle he was able to hit his spots and showed good mound presence. Mark threw his 83 mph fastball across his body slightly that created more movement to go along with his downward angle.
PG Grade 8.0




Sep 27, 2003 - Sep 28, 2003   Gold
  6

Peoria Sports Complex - Peoria, AZ
Mark Smith
LHP 1B 6-2 170   R/L

FB
82
60
7.09
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
82
CB
72
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Smith is a projectable southpaw with good athletic ability and the makings of a very good curveball. He threw 80-82 mph on his fastball from a compact arm action and a cross body delivery. Smith’s curveball is very good right now and is a strikeout pitch for him. It’s 70-72 mph and gets very good 2-plane late break. We’re really not sure what to make of Smith’s delivery. His front side is of no help to his velocity and shortens his arm stroke, but to make him more conventional might take away some deception and possibly some of the spin on his out pitch. Smith’s certainly young enough to do some experimenting with a good pitching coach. He has plenty of potential to add strength and we like the fact that he ran a 7.09 60 showing athletic ability. He also showed some all field hitting ability. Very interesting "05" LHP prospect. Mark is an excellent student..
PG Grade 8.0