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Austin Smith

#33 | RHP | PadresSD
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Austin Smith
Name: Austin Nathaniel Smith
Born: Jul 9, 1996 in Boynton Beach, FL
High School: Park Vista Community HS, Lake Worth, Fla.
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 250 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (51st overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2015 (signed for $1,200,000)
Smith has been a part of a lot of winning baseball during his senior year of high school. In the fall, he was a part of USA Baseball's national team that won the COPABE 18U Pan American Championship in Mexico, during which he started a combined no-hitter against Guatemala. This spring, he continued his winning ways with Park Vista High School, which spent some time atop the Baseball America High School Top 25 rankings. Smith has also taken a step forward on the mound this year. He's gotten stronger, though there's still room for more strength gains in his 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame. An uptick in velcocity has come with his added strength, and he's routinely hit 94-95 mph on radar guns this spring. He has an easy delivery that helps him fill up the zone with his fastball. His curveball has a chance to give him a second above-average offering and he is working to develop his changeup. His athleticism and advanced feel for pitching give scouts optimism that he'll be able to continue making improvements to his game as he gets more experience. Smith is a little older than many of the high school players in the class and will be 19 by the signing deadline. He is committed to Florida Atlantic.
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