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Seth Smith
Name: Garry Seth Smith
Born: Sep 30, 1982 in Jackson, MS
High School: Hillcrest Christian HS, Jackson, Miss.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 2nd round (50th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2004 (signed for $690,000)
Smith won't go No. 1 overall in the draft, as his Ole Miss football teammate Eli Manning did in the NFL draft. Smith never got into a game backing up Manning at quarterback for three seasons, but his baseball career blossomed. Most scouts agree there's much more to come once Smith, who is on a football scholarship, gives up football for good. He played for Team USA last summer, his first extended experience with a wood bat, and ranked second on the team in batting (.322) and home runs (four) while also playing some center field. His spring didn't start well, but his performance picked up as he stopped thinking about hitting for power and let his natural hitting ability take over. He was batting .310-7-39 overall. Blessed with excellent hand-eye coordination, Smith makes consistent, hard contact and projects to hit for power with more experience and strength. His other tools play well. He's a 6.7 runner over 60 yards, has an average arm and is decent in center, though he profiles better for right. He won't be a fast-moving college pick because of his relative baseball inexperience.
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