Kevan Smith

Kevan SmithPosition: C
Born: 6/28/88
Ht: 6'4" Wt: 240 B-T: R-R
Acquired: Drafted 7th Round in 2011 from Pittsburgh
Career Stats

FutureSox Prospect Rankings

  • #24 - 2011 Midseason
  • #22 - 2012 Preseason
  • #24 - 2012 Midseason
  • #25 - 2013 Preseason
  • #18 - 2014 Midseason

FutureSox Media

Accolades

  • FutureSox Hitter of the Month - July 2011
  • FutureSox Hitter of the Month - August/September 2011
  • 2012 South Atlantic League All-Star Game
  • FutureSox Hitter of the Month - May 2014
  • 2014 Southern League All-Star Game

Scouting report

Smith had become a bit of a sleeper out of the 2011 draft class, but has had to endure a long minor league career. The Pitt product was a two-time first team Big East honoree and was twice named to the All-Big East Tournament team while being known more for his defense than offense. Smith hit .397/.465/.675 as a senior and carried that success into his pro debut. He was also a quarterback on the football team for three years and got a few starts as a redshirt freshman in 2007. Smith turned his focus to baseball and joins the long list of notable White Sox draft picks with a football background. He turned 23 less than a month after he got drafted so his dominant rookie ball numbers at Bristol and Great Falls needed context. However, Smith has big power and plays defense well enough to be able to stay at catcher. He held his own for both A ball teams in 2012 (combined .281/.338/.434), but didn't make the jump to AA in 2013. Due to his age he was losing his prospect status, but a strong 2014 in AA helped keep him on the radar.

Major League Outlook: Backup catcher
ETA: 2015

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