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Jake Smolinski

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Jake Smolinski
Name: Jacob Michael Smolinski
Born: Feb 9, 1989 in Rockford, Ill. USA
High School: Boylan Catholic HS, Rockford, Ill.
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2019248.270.360.50412
Career3,261.267.355.42185
Drafted in the 2nd round (70th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2007 (signed for $452,500)
A number of third basemen made strong impressions at the Area Code Games last summer. Californians Josh Vitters and Matt Dominguez should be first-round picks in June, while Iowan Jon Gilmore should go in the second or third round. Smolinski also has maintained his status as the best position-player prospect in Illinois. He stands out most for his feel for hitting and for the strength in his 6-foot, 195-pound build. He's also a good athlete--he doubles as Boylan Catholic's quarterback and finished 14th in SPARQ testing at the Area Codes--and has good arm strength. While scouts agree that he'll be a star at Clemson if he attends college, they aren't as sold on his pro future. Some believe he's maxed out physically already and will become a below-average runner as he fills out, limiting his defensive options. Currently a shortstop, Smolinski will have to move to third base or an outfield corner. Some clubs are intrigued with the idea of making him a catcher, where his arm and leadership skills would work to his advantage. His signability is uncertain, so he may not be drafted as high as his talent would warrant.
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