This is the ninth installment in our countdown series. If you missed earlier entries, you can see them here:
Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII
#10: Dominic Smith
Weight: 185 Lbs.
Born: 6/15/95, US
Scouting – Here is something from back in June:
Smith is the rare multi-positional prospect that may ultimately provide more value at the position lower on the defensive spectrum (first base versus a corner outfield spot). At the three spot, Smith boasts excellent footwork and some of the best hands you will ever see in a prep player. He has the potential to grow into the best defensive first baseman in the league. In the outfield, his footspeed plays down due to poor routes and inconsistent reads off the bat, casting doubt as to whether he can provide more than below average defense out in the grass. Smith is a pure hitter that excels at barreling up balls and producing loud contact. At times he can get overly ...