Underclass Invitational Q&A with No. 67 2020 SS/2B Aidan Smith

Jeff Markle
Assistant State Director


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With our first premier event of 2018 one week away, we wanted to introduce you to players who are registered. Continuing our look at Underclass Invitational participants is No. 67 2020 SS/2B Aidan Smith of Mountain Vista High School.

PBR:  Describe yourself as a baseball player to those who have never seen you play:  

Smith:  Highly competitive, relaxed.

PBR:  What would be your dream school to play baseball at?  If you have already committed to play at the next level, why did you choose that particular school? 

Smith: Any school that offers me a fair opportunity to maximize my playing time and is supportive of my academics. 

PBR:  What are your best assets on and off the field at this point in your high school career? 


On the field:

  1. I am coach-able and want to continuously improve my game.
  2. I am a good teammate
  3. I am consistent, both, offensively and defensively

Off the field:

  1. Strong in the classroom
  2. Volunteer in the community

PBR:  What is the best baseball advice you have received and try to follow to this point in your career? 

Smith: Control what you can control

PBR: What does your off-season routine look like to prepare for the upcoming season?


  1. Strength (free weights)
  2. Conditioning (speed and agility)
  3. Hitting
  4. Long toss

PBR:  What are your superstitions or routines that go on during a season? 

Smith: I do not have any superstitions, but if my teammates do, I do believe "it is only weird if it doesn't work". 

PBR:  What are your goals for: 

This Season

  1. Be a good teammate
  2. Play hard/ With confidence 
  3. Develop my baseball skills and help my team. 
  4. Hit the ball hard every at bat; "Get good at lining out"

Two Years:  

  1. Become a leader for my team. 
  2. Excel in the classroom and in the community

Four Years

  1. Continue my baseball career at a higher level
  2. Open up my educational future by pursuing a degree.