Dakota Smith Pitcher

     
 

Age: 24
Born: October 24, 1992
Leavenworth, KS
Height: 5-10
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Acquired from Gateway of the  Fronter Leage (July 2016)
College: Kansas
High School: Lansing (KS)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Physical Description: Undersized, short, stocky build. Listed at 5-foot-10, 195 pounds, but looks heavier. No projection, sturdy lower half. 

Mechanics: Starts far over on the first base side of the rubber. Throws from an over-the-top arm slot. Long arm action with arm swing behind, but short coming forward. Slings ball. Lot of moving parts in delivery, including keeping glove in sight line, which creates some deception. Works quickly.

Fastball: 89-91 mph. Tops out at 92 mph. Lacks plane due to height. Will show some late arm-side run when down in the zone. Velocity tails off later in the game; comes out 90-91 mph, but ends up 88-89 mph. Solid control. Fringe-average potential.

Changeup: 81-83 mph. Will flash splitter-like dive late when he turns it over. Inconsistent, will noticeably slow arm at times. Below-average potential.
 
Slider: 81-83 mph. Sweepy 10-to-4 break. Lacks bite. Below-average potential.

Career Notes: Went undrafted out of Kansas and has spent two years pitching for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League. 

Summation: Undersized right-hander with minimal projection and below-average stuff. Minimal upside. Projects as a depth arm for the low minors.  

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2015 Gateway Frnt Ind --- 22 2 3 0.400 4.91 13 5 0 36.2 36 21 20 2 30 31 1.80 1.03 7.61
  2016 Gateway Frnt Ind --- 23 2 1 0.667 2.25 9 4 0 40.0 23 11 10 3 8 42 0.78 5.25 9.45
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 23 5 2 0.714 1.77 9 7 0 45.2 41 13 9 2 11 35 1.14 3.18 6.90
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
July 17, 2016 (Bos)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: July 23, 2016 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2019
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
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SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 25-31, 2016)

 

  

 
 

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