School: South Carolina
Weight: 215 lbs.
Hometown: Goose Creek, SC
High School: Stratford HS
Previously Drafted: 16th round, 2005 (Oakland Athletics)
- 2008 NCBWA Preseason All-American
- 2007 Baseball America Third-Team All American
- 2006 Cape Cod League MVP
Smoak is a polished switch-hitting first baseman. He has a clean stroke from both sides of the plate and has incredible power numbers. In the strong SEC, Smoak improved over a solid freshman season by taking more walks and hitting more home runs. He’s also a plus defender with soft hands.
Smoak has no obvious flaws.
Top 5 picks.