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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Mets Draft Pick: Round 01, Pick 11: 1b Dominic Smit
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:27 pm 
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This guy has a lot of upside. I like it.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Mets Draft Pick: Round 01, Pick 11: 1b Dominic Smit
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:28 pm 
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Ralf 2.0 wrote:
He seems small for 1B. Do "experts" think he'll grow anymore?


I'm sure hell bulk up but most experts seem to believe height wise he's going to be a shortish 1b. Not a knock but he's likely not going to be much taller

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Mets Draft Pick: Round 01, Pick 11: 1b Dominic Smit
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:30 pm 
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Metro2007 wrote:
Ralf 2.0 wrote:
He seems small for 1B. Do "experts" think he'll grow anymore?


I'm sure hell bulk up but most experts seem to believe height wise he's going to be a shortish 1b. Not a knock but he's likely not going to be much taller


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Round 01, Pick 11: 1b Dominic Smith HS
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:31 pm 
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Paul DePodesta said Smith is "special defender" at first base, so no intention to move him. But he can play right field, too.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Mets Draft Pick: Round 01, Pick 11: 1b Dominic Smit
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DePo calls him "advanced".

Have him not spend the next 2 summers in short season ball and I immediately like this pick a lot more. I think they said the same on Cecchini, though.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Round 01, Pick 11: 1b Dominic Smith HS
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Prince Fielder aint a giant either. Just saying.

Every tweet I have read has been glowing complements from his ability to makeup.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Mets Draft Pick: Round 01, Pick 11: 1b Dominic Smit
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MarkJohnson>You wrote:
DePo calls him "advanced".

Have him not spend the next 2 summers in short season ball and I immediately like this pick a lot more. I think they said the same on Cecchini, though.


Advanced or not he's almost certainly opening in Kingsport

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Round 01, Pick 11: 1b Dominic Smith HS
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Smith offers a strong hit tool and future power and the Mets clearly went best player rather than need or an attempt to save a significant amount of cash under MLB's recommended bonus for later picks. This could also signify the club's long-term plans at the big-league level, possibly including an active free-agent winter.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Round 01, Pick 11: 1b Dominic Smith HS
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The key will be if he is in Savannah or stays back for Brooklyn like Nimmo and Cecchini next year.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Round 01, Pick 11: 1b Dominic Smith HS
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:34 pm 
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One gm says Dominic Smith was the best interview he conducted since Darin Erstad, '94. Highest praise

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Round 01, Pick 11: 1b Dominic Smith HS
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Dom Smith might end up being the best bat In this draft. High character guy who can swing it, pick it, and throw it.

Aaron Fitt Aaron Fitt ‏ @ aaronfitt
Every SoCal scout I know loves Dominic Smith -- really special makeup, special swing, plus defender. # Mets fans will love him.

Aaron Fitt Aaron Fitt ‏ @ aaronfitt
@ pablopubes I asked scouts about that, because it's not a typical profile, but nobody is concerned b/c he does have legit bat speed & pop. (re: his size)

Jessica Quiroli Jessica Quiroli ‏ @ heelsonthefield
1B Dominic Smith was all over the place on draft boards. Awesome pick for the Mets. # MLBDraft

John Manuel John Manuel ‏ @ johnmanuelba
Had a scout comp Dom Smith to Adrian Gonzalez. that would be pretty sweet value at No. 11 # Mets # mlbdraft

Jim Callis Jim Callis ‏ @ jimcallisBA
As you just heard on @ MLBNetwork, I think # Mets got a very nice bat at 11 in Dominic Smith. # mlbdraft

JIM BOWDEN ‏ @ JimBowdenESPNxm
Dominick Smith bat reminds me of David Ortiz when he was a kid and his defense reminds me of Adrian Gonzalez

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MarkJohnson>You wrote:

Yeah, and if you're using the "He's 19" logic, then I guess the best report a scout could give us is:


"I have no idea. He's a teenager. He may go through 5 arm surgeries between now and his 30th birthday. He may add a pitch. He may lose a pitch. He may put on 30 lbs and add velocity. He may put on 50 lbs and eat his way out of the league. I literally have no idea what he is going to be."

But thats not what these guys are paid to do, nor what we are looking for them to do, right?


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Round 01, Pick 11: 1b Dominic Smith HS
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:36 pm 
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From Baseball America

Smith has been a big name in the Southern California prep ranks for years, and he has justified the hype by continuing to perform at a high level as a senior. He has an innate feel for his barrel, a relaxed approach and a pretty lefthanded stroke, causing most scouts to project him as a plus hitter in the big leagues. He still wastes at-bats and chases at times, and he can get caught on his front foot, but he has the bat speed and hand-eye coordination to get away with it at this level, and he has the aptitude to make adjustments. As he spends more time in the weight room and learns to stay back and use his lower half better, he figures to hit for plus power. Smith's other plus tool is his defense at first base, where he has soft hands, quick feet and great instincts. He can touch 90 mph off the mound, and his arm plays well at first base. It doesn't work as well in right field, where he is more of a fringy defender with below-average speed. But he can be a Gold Glove defender at first base with enough offensive potential to make him an all-star. The game comes easily to him, and he is so smooth sometimes that he can almost look nonchalant, but scouts rave about his makeup and work ethic.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft-preview/


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