Kevin Smith Keeps Opening Eyes Across Baseball
The Toronto Blue Jays were not expecting this. But, expectations are not something Kevin Smith has paid close attention to in the past. The shortstop from East Greenbush knows what scouts said about his "limitations" coming out of Maryland and he has silenced almost all critics only one and a half seasons into his professional career.
Smith was drafted in the fourth round in 2017 by the Blue Jays, three rounds after Toronto selected another, more highly-touted shortstop. Smith hasn't let that stop him from shooting up the list of top prospects in the organization and across baseball.
Last week, Baseball America released its Top 100 Prospects list and Smith is number 91 after putting up impressive power numbers last season between Class A Lansing and High-A Dunedin. In 129 games, Smith hit 25 home runs with 93 RBI and a slugging percentage over .500.
With spring training rapidly approaching, the Columbia High grad stopped into our 104.5 The Team studios to hang out on Big Board Sports.