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Progress Report: Jace Smith


Brett Thorney
Arizona Scouting Director

PROGRESS REPORT: Jace Smith

PBR has had the chance to dig through the players and numbers from the summer & throughout the beginning of the fall where we have seen several players make some significant jumps in recent weeks. Today, we will be taking a look at a "Progress Report" feature that highlights players that have shown significant improvement in their game; whether it's on the mechanical end, performance wise, physicality or in the measurable statistic department. The "Progress Report" can be a minor improvement in recent months or a substantial transformation over time. Today, we will be taking a look at 2022 RHP Jace Smith (Liberty).

+ 2022 RHP Jace Smith (Mountain Ridge)- attended our 2023 Top Prospect Games this past summer with having a tournament during his 2022 class session. At the event, he worked his FB 81-84mph, throwing with long arm action with average arm speed from a H3/4 slot. It was an overall average day for Smith but it was enough to show some future upside especially on the mound. Today, he has started to make some improvements this fall. He has cleaned up his delivery to make it a bit more fluid & athletic to go along with his strong 6-foot-2 185-pound body. Noticeably, Smith is moving more efficiently down the mound with some added quickness. His arm path & swing has shortened up a tad with more consistency than the past with additional arm speed. His FB worked 87-89mph in a recent outing for the Twisters/ Mets 4 Corners Scout Team. Smith's improvements should be monitored closely.

Jace Smith

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Mountain Ridge
    State: AZ
  • Summer Team: Southwest Sticks
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(01/30/21)
83 - 88
FB
(01/30/21)
72 - 74
CB
(01/30/21)
73 - 73
CH
(06/18/19)
71 - 74
SL
(06/16/20)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
83 - 88
CB
72 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
81 - 84
SL
71 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
76 - 80
CB
64 - 65
CH
73 - 73
Position
7.68
60-yard
(06/18/19)
77
INF Velo
(06/16/20)
89
Exit Velo
(06/16/20)
Position
60-yard
7.97
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.68
INF Velo
73
Exit Velo
83
Trackman - Fastball
89.4
Velocity (max)
(01/30/21)
85.5 - 88.1
Velo Range
(01/30/21)
86.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(01/30/21)
2332
Spin Rate (max)
(01/30/21)
2216
Spin Rate (avg)
(01/30/21)
23.2
IVB (max)
(06/16/20)
19.1
IVB (avg)
(06/16/20)
17.2
HM (max)
(06/16/20)
10.8
HM (avg)
(06/16/20)
6.4
Extension (avg)
(01/30/21)
5.3
Release Ht (avg)
(01/30/21)
28
Spin Score (max)
(01/30/21)
40
Zone %
(01/30/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
89.4
Velo Range
85.5 - 88.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
86.3
Spin Rate (max)
2332
Spin Rate (avg)
2216
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.6
Velo Range
84.8 - 87
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.7
Spin Rate (max)
2267
Spin Rate (avg)
2141
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.6
Velo Range
79.9 - 83.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.8
Spin Rate (max)
1958
Spin Rate (avg)
1805
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.6
Velocity (max)
(01/30/21)
72.4 - 74.2
Velo Range
(01/30/21)
71.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(01/30/21)
2502
Spin Rate (max)
(01/23/21)
2414
Spin Rate (avg)
(01/23/21)
-18.1
IVB (max)
(01/30/21)
-18.1
IVB (avg)
(01/30/21)
-9.0
HM (max)
(01/30/21)
-9.0
HM (avg)
(01/30/21)
5.2
Extension (avg)
(01/30/21)
5.1
Release Ht (avg)
(01/30/21)
34
Spin Score (max)
(01/23/21)
71
Zone %
(01/30/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74.6
Velo Range
72.4 - 74.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
71
Spin Rate (max)
2457
Spin Rate (avg)
2412
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
73.8
Velo Range
72.2 - 73.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.8
Spin Rate (max)
2502
Spin Rate (avg)
2414
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
71
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.9
Spin Rate (max)
2090
Spin Rate (avg)
2090
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
88.9
Velocity (max)
(01/30/21)
87.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(01/30/21)
2184
Spin Rate (max)
(01/30/21)
2184
Spin Rate (avg)
(01/30/21)
6.1
Extension (avg)
(01/30/21)
5.8
Release Ht (avg)
(01/30/21)
29
Spin Score (max)
(06/16/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
88.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
87.6
Spin Rate (max)
2184
Spin Rate (avg)
2184
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
73.7
Spin Rate (max)
2166
Spin Rate (avg)
2166
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
80.5
Velocity (max)
(01/23/21)
78.4 - 80.5
Velo Range
(01/23/21)
76.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(01/23/21)
2081
Spin Rate (max)
(01/23/21)
2054
Spin Rate (avg)
(01/23/21)
20.6
IVB (max)
(01/23/21)
16.4
IVB (avg)
(01/23/21)
12.3
HM (max)
(01/23/21)
9.5
HM (avg)
(01/23/21)
4.5
Extension (avg)
(01/23/21)
4.4
Release Ht (avg)
(01/23/21)
26
Spin Score (max)
(01/23/21)
100
Zone %
(01/23/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
80.5
Velo Range
78.4 - 80.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
76
Spin Rate (max)
2081
Spin Rate (avg)
2054
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
86.0
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/16/20)
74.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/16/20)
155
Distance (avg)
(06/16/20)
302
Distance (max)
(06/16/20)
40
Sweet Spot %
(06/16/20)
20
Line Drive %
(06/16/20)
40.0
Fly Ball %
(06/16/20)
40
Ground Ball %
(06/16/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
86
Exit Velocity (avg)
74
Distance (avg)
155
Distance (max)
302
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.0
Hand Speed (max)
(06/16/20)
22.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/16/20)
67.9
Bat Speed (max)
(06/16/20)
66.0
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/16/20)
20.3
Rot. Acc (max)
(06/16/20)
12.8
Rot. Acc (avg)
(06/16/20)
72
On Plane Eff (avg)
(06/16/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24
Hand Speed (avg)
22.7
Bat Speed (max)
67.9
Bat Speed (avg)
66
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
95
Hop+
(01/30/21)
74
Rise+
(01/30/21)
75
Sink+
(01/30/21)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
98
Hammer+
(01/30/21)
89
Sweep+
(01/30/21)

Scouting Report

6/16/20

 

6-foot-2 185-pounds, broad shoulders, big strong legs, some strength & athleticism. Two-way player who has upside on the mound. Sets up in an upright base with feet shoulder width apart with slight knee bend. Uses a controlled knee turn leg kick before landing short strided. Showed some quick hands & potential with pull approach at 89mph exit velocity. Above average feet and glove at first base. Athleticism around the bag. Also worked out on the mound, throwing with long arm action from H3/4 arm slow. Some down hill movement to the FB with late life at 81-84mph at 1800 rpm. Mixed in a SL at 71-74mph at 2100rpm.

 


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