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Greg Smith

LHP
Greg Smith
Name: Gregory Thomas Smith
Born: Dec 22, 1983 in Alexandria, La. USA
High School: Alexandria (La.) HS
College: Louisiana State
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
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Drafted in the 6th round (171st overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005 (signed for $145,000)
Louisiana State's No. 3 starter is its best pitching prospect. A reliever in his first two college seasons, Smith made a seamless transition to the rotation this spring, highlighted by a scoreless streak of 28 2/3 innings in Southeastern Conference play. His plus curveball remains his best pitch, and he also has a lively 89-90 mph fastball and a decent changeup. While he has the repertoire, command and delivery to succeed as a pro starter, some scouts wonder if he might be more useful coming out of the bullpen. Last year he regularly pitched 90-93 mph while working shorter stints. Though Smith hasn't had major arm surgery like other members of the Tigers staff, there is a medical concern with him. During fall practice of his freshman year, doctors found a tiny hole in his heart. The condition hasn't given him any trouble, so it may not affect his draft status.
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