- Full name Brady Allen Smith
- Born 11/18/1998 in Crestview, FL
- Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Florida
A catcher and infielder at Florida, Smith handled the backstop duties for the Gators in 53 games as a sophomore, but this spring made his starts at first base, second base and third base. Evaluators are split on his true defensive talent behind the plate, with some seeing him as a well below-average defender, while others have praised his receiving skills, game-calling ability and the way he works with a pitching staff. Smith has average arm strength. Offensively, there are real questions about Smith’s bat, as he is a career .257/.350/.394 hitter with Florida and a .288/.381/.417 hitter over two summers in the Cape Cod League. He does have average raw power but hasn’t ever consistently tapped into it. If a team believes Smith can catch long term, he brings some value behind the plate, but he’s a below-average defender in the infield and it will be more difficult for him to profile at either of the corners as well.