Justin Smoak

 School: South Carolina

Class: Junior

Height: 6’4″

Weight: 215 lbs.

Bats: Switch

Throws: Left

Pos: 1b

Hometown: Goose Creek, SC

High School: Stratford HS

Previously Drafted: 16th round, 2005 (Oakland Athletics)

Year   Team       AB   AVG   OBP   SLG   XBH%   ISO   2B+3B   BB%   K%          
2006   South Carolina       244   .303   .407   .586   47%   .284   18   13.6%   13.3%          
2007   South Carolina       260   .315   .434   .631   47%   .317   16   17.1%   12.7%  

Honors:

  • 2008 NCBWA Preseason All-American
  • 2007 Baseball America Third-Team All American
  • 2006 Cape Cod League MVP

Strengths:
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.

Weaknesses:
Smoak has no obvious flaws.

The Future:
Top 5 picks.

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