Player Spotlight: 1B/OF Zachary Smith (Fort Zumwalt West, 2015)



Shon Plack
Prep Baseball Report-Missouri

Zachary Smith (Fort Zumwalt West, 2015) is a 5-foot-11 193-pound OF/1B.  Smith hit at a .427 clip last spring for the Jaguars, driving in 33 runs with a .656 slugging percentage.  He was named the the Missouri Class 5 All-State team as an Honorable Mention Infielder.  He had continued success this summer playing for Rawlings Prospects-Loggins.  He currently attended PBR's Class of 2015 Prospect Games for uncommitted players in Missouri.  Smith he displayed a repeatable swing during batting practice and ran a 4.28 home-to-first.  He had a positional velo of 78 MPH from the outfield and 71 MPH from first base. Smith's exit velo was 83 MPH. 

We had a chance to visit with Smith and see what is going with his recruiting process.  Here is a look at what is going on.  

PBR: What schools have expressed interest in you?  

SMITH: Missouri Southern, Longview CC and SLU.

PBR: Have you taken any visits, or have any visits scheduled in the near future? If so, what schools, and how recently?
 

SMITH: NO
 

PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.) 

SMITH: I am looking for a program that can make me a better person/student on and off of the field, along with a better baseball player
 

PBR: How did you do your junior year? What were your high school statistics? And how did your team do? 

SMITH: My high school team had a great year. We set the school record in wins with 22 and shattered just about every offensive team records. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of teammates. We had seniors motivating us every day at practice to be the best we could be.

My junior season was a breakout season for me personally. I hit for a .427 average, 41 hits, 15 doubles,2 triples, 1 homerun,  33 RBIS, 20 BB, 10 stolen bases, .534 obp and a .656 slugging percentage.

My post season awards included First Team All-Conference, First Team All-District and All-State Honorable Mention

PBR: What are you goals for your junior/senior season?

SMITH: My goals for my senior season is to be a role model for all the players on our team. I want to lead the team to the first state championship in Fort Zumwalt West history. Some personal goals would be batting .500, steal 20 bases, set some offensive school records, First Team All-Metro, and First Team All-State.

PBR: What travel team do you play for? Are you playing fall ball with a team?

SMITH: In the summer I play for the St. Louis Rawlings Prospects (Loggins). I am currently undecided on fall ball.

PBR: Do you play any other sports?

SMITH: No

PBR: What are your ACT and GPA?

 SMITH: ACT: 19, GPA:3.0

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