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Kyle Smith

RHP | AstrosHOU
Kyle Smith
Name: Kyle Thomas Smith
Born: Sep 10, 1992 in Lake Worth, Fla. USA
High School: Santaluces HS, Lantana, Fla.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career4783.821.272.648.81
Drafted in the 4th round (126th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2011 (signed for $695,000)
Smith emerged as a scouts' favorite in South Florida when he was the top performer in the area this spring as a power pitcher and solid hitter. His future will be on the mound, whether in pro ball or in college at Florida. Smith was a showcase regular the last two years and showed average fastball velocity from a quick-armed, small-framed body. He has pushed that heater up to 95 mph at times this spring, though it still sits 88-92. He has good feel for spinning a breaking ball and has depth and some power on the curveball, which at times gets slurvy. Smith could be a tough sell to crosscheckers because of his size--he's listed at 6 feet, 180 pounds--but he does other things to endear him to evaluators. He keeps a quick, aggressive tempo, pitches with swagger, competes hard and has excellent baseball instincts. He's athletic and repeats his compact delivery. Some scouts point to Smith's family and expect him to get more physical. He could go out in the first three rounds.
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