Hunter Smith Greenville Drive  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 23
Born: March 18, 1994
Whiteville, NC
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 24th round, 2016
How Acquired: Draft
College: North Carolina-Greensboro
High School: Whiteville (NC)

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Scouting Scratch: Nogosek, Gorst, Hunter Smith (8.10.16)

Physical Description: Solid pitcher’s frame, looks listed size. Some projection in his lower half.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts with his hands by head and brings them down then back up in rhythm. Arm action is slightly long behind. Has slight drop and drive coming forward during which he crunches up.

Fastball: 89-91 mph. Throws strikes. Limited movement, tends to be on the straight side. Average life, has to keep out of the middle of the plate. Average potential offering.

Changeup: 82-83 mph. Advanced feel and confidence in pitch. Especially effective when down in the zone. Shows late fade and dive in the zone. Able to throw for strikes or bury down and out of the zone when ahead in the count. Especially effective against left-handed hitters. Above-average potential.

Slider: 79-81 mph. Long, sweepy. Horizontal break, lacks tilt. Throws primarily to right-handed hitters. Below-average potential.

Summation: Received minimal bonus, but changeup is intriguing offering. Lacks velocity to profile in bullpen role and third pitch to profile as starter. Changeup allows fastball to play up. Has three-pitch mix and command and control profile to succeed in the low minors, but will be challenged as he moves up. Potential organizational arm.

 
   
  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
  2013 Gardner-Webb BigSou Coll --- 19 1 1 0.500 5.53 9 5 0 27.2 36 19 17 3 9 13 1.63 1.44 4.23
  2014 Gardner-Webb BigSou Coll --- 20 3 1 0.750 4.75 12 4 0 30.1 37 21 16 0 9 19 1.52 2.11 5.64
  2015 DNP - Redshirt                                          
  2016 UNC-Greensboro NCAA Coll --- 22 6 5 0.545 6.19 16 15 0 88.2 104 72 61 9 35 72 1.57 2.06 7.31
  2016 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 22 2 0 1.000 0.00 8 0 2 15.1 11 2 0 0 1 20 0.78 20.00 11.74
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 22 2 0 1.000 4.09 3 1 0 11.0 9 5 5 1 2 12 1.00 6.00 9.82
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 23     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 23, 2016 (Bos)
Signing Bonus: $25,000
MiLB Debut: July 5, 2016 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2019
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2016):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB contract
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