• Full name Kyle C. Smith
  • Born 09/05/1987 in Canton, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Kent State
  • Drafted in the 20th round (605th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2009 (signed for $100,000).
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    Kent State had a pair of righthanders with aspirations of going in the first two rounds. The consensus was that while Brad Stillings had better present stuff, Kyle Smith had a higher ceiling. But the debate as to who was better was tabled in late April, when shoulder tendinitis sidelined Smith. He made two more appearances the rest of the season, but didn't show his usual quality stuff: an 88-92 mph two-seam fastball with good sink and a knockout slider. He also throws a changeup. Smith is a good athlete for a 6-foot-6, 220-pounder. Whichever team drafts him probably will monitor him during the summer before deciding whether to sign him in August.

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