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Patrick Bateman
07-27-2007, 04:22 PM
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Full Name: Alexander Roelof Smit
Position: Starting Pitcher
Born: 10/02/1985
Birthplace: Geldrop, Netherlands
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 210
Bats: L
Throws: L

Patrick Bateman
07-27-2007, 04:26 PM
A bit scouting report from BP:

8/11/06 - Kevin Goldstein


Also getting some late-season attention in the Midwest League is Twins lefthander Alexander Smit, who may be in his fourth pro season at only in Low A, but is still just 20 years old and has blossomed in a late-season move to the rotation, going 4-0 with a 2.52 ERA in nine starts while allowing just 30 hits in 50 innings and striking out 66. "He's completely changed my mind about him," said an American League scout, who saw Smit last year as well, when he had a 5.84 ERA. "Last year he was like 83-85 mph and now he's suddenly 89-92 and pitching very well." While Smit fired seven one-hit innings last night with 11 strikeouts, the scout still thinks he'll need to make some adjustments as he moves up. "He really pitches off that fastball and has plenty of deception, but as he advances, he's going to have to tighten up his secondary stuff."

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=5414



From Rosecrans: (when the Reds picked him up)

Smit, 21, went 1-4 with 1 save and a 5.86 ERA in 18 appearances (8 starts) this season with Class A Fort Myers, including a 3.86 ERA in 10 games as a reliever (8er, 18.2ip). Last season with Class A Beloit, Smit went 7-2 with a 2.99 ERA in 34 appearances (13 starts). He was named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for August 7-13.

Smit, a native of the Netherlands, was ranked by Baseball America as the Twins’ 14th-best prospect in 2003. In 2001 and 2002 he was a member of the Dutch National Junior Team and was selected to play on the Dutch Olympic Team in the 2002 International Cup in Cuba.

http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/spring/2007/07/redlegs-mets-712.asp


From Rotoworld:

12/07/07

Reds claimed LHP Alexander Smit off waivers from the Twins.

Smit, who signed out of The Netherlands in 2002, seemed to break through last year, only to regress in 2007. The 21-year-old had a 5.86 ERA and a 38/26 K/BB ratio in 50 2/3 IP while splitting time between the rotation and the pen for Single-A Fort Myers. It's still possible that he'll develop into a major league reliever someday, but he's a long shot.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_previousnews.aspx?sport=MLB&id=216

Patrick Bateman
07-27-2007, 04:56 PM
Career Minor League Stats:


Year Team Lg Age Org Level W L ERA G GS CG SH GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WP BK H9 HR9 BB9 K9 WHIP

2003 GCL Twins GCL 17 Min Rk 3 0 1.18 8 7 0 0 0 0 38.0 19 8 5 0 20 40 4 4.50 0.00 4.74 9.47 1.03
2004 Elizabetht App 18 Min Rk 1 1 2.54 6 5 0 0 0 0 28.1 25 9 8 0 10 43 2 7.94 0.00 3.18 13.66 1.24
2005 Elizabetht App 19 Min Rk 6 1 1.97 21 0 0 0 3 45.2 25 12 10 3 12 86 7 1 4.93 0.59 2.36 16.95 0.81
Beloit Midw 19 Min A 1 9 5.98 14 10 0 0 0 49.2 58 41 33 9 28 54 5 0 10.51 1.63 5.07 9.79 1.73
2006 Beloit Midw 20 Min A 7 2 2.99 34 13 0 0 5 0 108.1 77 48 36 6 53 141 7 0 6.40 0.50 4.40 11.71 1.20
2007 Dayton Midw 21 Cin A 0 1 2.57 2 2 0 0 0 0 7.0 4 2 2 1 2 9 0 0 5.14 1.29 2.57 11.57 0.86
Fort Myers FSL 21 Min A+ 1 4 5.86 18 8 0 0 5 1 50.2 62 40 33 4 26 38 1 0 11.01 0.71 4.62 6.75 1.74

Total: 19 18 3.49 103 45 0 0 4 327.2 270 160 127 23 151 411 26 7.43 0.63 4.15 11.31 1.29

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/S/Alex-Smit.shtml


Starts since coming over to Dayton:


Date OPP W L ERA SV IP H ER BB SO
Jul 15 CLI 0 0 0.00 0 3.0 0 0 1 4
Jul 20 CED 0 1 4.50 0 4.0 4 2 1 5
Jul 26 @PEO 0 1 2.25 0 4.0 5 1 3 1

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Alexander%20Smit&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=471839

Patrick Bateman
07-27-2007, 07:32 PM
Extended Stats:


Year Age Team BB/PA K/PA BABIP GB% HR/Air FIP BsRA9

2004 18 Rookie Elizabethton Twins 8.5% 36.4% .418
2005 19 Rookie Elizabethton 7.0% 50.0% .337
2005 19 A Beloit 12.1% 23.3% .378 5.83
2006 20 A Beloit 11.8% 31.4% .295 37% 4% 2.93 3.11
2007 21 A Dayton 10.9% 21.7% .308 41% 6% 4.36 3.92
2007 21 A+ Fort Myers 10.8% 15.8% .349 37% 4% 4.46 5.99


Game Log:



Date Level IP R ER H 2B 3B HR SO BB

July 26 A @ Peoria 4.0 4 1 5 1 0 0 1 3
July 20 A vs. Cedar Rapids 4.0 2 2 4 0 1 1 5 1
July 15 A vs. Clinton 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
July 9 A+ @ Clearwater 2.0 3 3 5 1 0 1 2 1
July 4 A+ @ Dunedin 3.0 5 5 5 2 0 0 0 3
June 30 A+ vs. St. Lucie 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
June 23 A+ @ Palm Beach 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
June 21 A+ @ Sarasota 1.0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 1
June 19 A+ vs. Tampa 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

http://firstinning.com/players/Alexander-Smit-a/

If you actually click on the link, there's a little video showing him pitching. It's a cool feature.

Mario-Rijo
07-28-2007, 04:24 PM
Here's a link to some stuff we rounded up on him when he was p/u.

http://http://www.redszone.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1410300&postcount=1

cincyinco
07-31-2007, 07:35 PM
when did we pick up Smit? Great pick up IMO, he's still pretty young. Been followin him now for quite some time. I think this kid is high risk, but certainly high reward.

AmarilloRed
08-01-2007, 10:43 PM
I found out recently we claimed him on waivers from Minnesota. He had a good start tonight in Dayton. I think he will be a prospect to watch.

Patrick Bateman
08-02-2007, 01:10 AM
Tonight's Line:


Date OPP W L ERA SV IP H ER BB SO HR

Aug 01 WIS 1 0 0.00 0 6.2 5 0 1 4 0

Overall Stats with Dayton:



Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG

DAY MID 1 2 1.53 4 4 0 0 0 17.2 14 6 3 1 6 14 0.95 .226

Today was his best start with Dayton. He had good control and was able to go deep in the game. The control is really the key for him. I think when he moves to the pen (his ultimate role) his K's will move up. So if he keeps the ball over the plate in an effective way, he could show he's more ready for a move up to the FSL.

AmarilloRed
08-02-2007, 02:18 AM
Why do you think he would be a reliever and not start? I think he would do well in either role; I just know there are not many pitchers who can go deep in games.

Patrick Bateman
08-10-2007, 02:29 AM
Smit had an effective outing on August 6th.


Date OPP W L ERA SV IP H ER BB SO

Aug 06 BEL 1 0 0.00 0 5.0 5 0 2 5

AmarilloRed
08-13-2007, 01:03 AM
In his first start at Sarasota today Smit went 5 innings, gave up 4 hits, 2 er, walked 3 and struck out 4. He did give up 2 hits to start off the sixth.

Patrick Bateman
08-30-2007, 11:06 PM
7 no-hit innings tonight. 8 K's, 1 BB.

A nice start after 3 really iffy games where he posted a line of 0-2, 6.32 ERA, 11K, 7 BB