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Myles Smith

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Myles Smith
Name: Myles Wesley Smith
Born: Mar 23, 1992 in Detroit, MI
High School: Divine Child HS, Dearborn, Mich.
College: Lee (Tenn.)
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 175 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (113th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2013 (signed for $400,000)
Smith has a chance to be the Corey Black of 2013. Black was an undersized righthander whom the Yankees drafted in the fourth round out of NAIA Faulkner (Ala.) in 2012, after he transferred from Division I San Diego State. A Detroit native, Smith began his career at Missouri, occasionally hitting the low 90s as a freshman reliever in 2011. He transferred to Miami Dade JC last season and ran his fastball up to 94 mph to go with a good changeup, and the Mets drafted him in the 16th round. Smith didn't sign and expected to transfer to Miami, but he wound up at Lee (Tenn.), an NAIA power. The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder had a dominant season (11-3, 1.51) and has improved since junior college. Smith's breaking ball remains his third pitch, but when he throws it harder it morphs into a useful cutter, scraping the upper 80s. His velocity is more consistently in the 91-95 mph range this spring, touching 97, and the changeup is a plus pitch with late fade. Smith has a chance to go out in the first three rounds.
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