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Brett Smith

RHP | YankeesNYY
Brett Smith
Name: Brett Andrew Smith
Born: Aug 12, 1983 in Salem, Ore. USA
College: UC Irvine
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (42nd overall) by the New York Yankees in 2004 (signed for $800,000)
Smith was the cornerstone of John Savage's first recruiting class at UC Irvine when the school reinstated baseball in 2002. He led the upstart program to a national ranking this year by going 8-4, 2.19 with nine-inning averages of 2.1 walks and 9.0 strikeouts. He has first-round stuff with a four-pitch assortment that includes a sharp, late 86-88 mph slider. He also has a 90-92 mph tailing fastball and curveball, but his changeup is straight and soft. At 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, he has a good downhill plane on his pitches. He performed like a first-rounder this season, with a knack for making big pitches in key situations. His delivery is a little rough, as the ball doesn't come easy out of his hand and he leaves too many pitches up in the zone. But he gives hitters a deceptive look with a mid-stride hesitation in his delivery. Smith projects as a sandwich pick or second-rounder. He also is one of the many players in this year's draft being advised by Scott Boras.
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