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    Prospect Profile: Alexander Smit



    Full Name: Alexander Roelof Smit
    Position: Starting Pitcher
    Born: 10/02/1985
    Birthplace: Geldrop, Netherlands
    Height: 6' 3"
    Weight: 210
    Bats: L
    Throws: L
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    Re: Prospect Profile: Alexander Smit

    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/ar...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...s-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/pla...ort=MLB&id=216
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    Re: Prospect Profile: Alexander Smit

    Career Minor League Stats:

    Code:
    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/playe...lex-Smit.shtml


    Starts since coming over to Dayton:

    Code:
    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/m...pbp&pid=471839
    Last edited by Patrick Bateman; 07-27-2007 at 07:30 PM.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Alexander Smit

    Extended Stats:

    Code:
    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:

    Code:
    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.
    Last edited by Patrick Bateman; 07-27-2007 at 07:39 PM.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Alexander Smit

    Here's a link to some stuff we rounded up on him when he was p/u.

    http://http://www.redszone.com/forum...00&postcount=1
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    Re: Prospect Profile: Alexander Smit

    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.
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    Re: Prospect Profile: Alexander Smit

    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.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Alexander Smit

    Tonight's Line:

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    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:

    Code:
    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.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Alexander Smit

    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.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Alexander Smit

    Smit had an effective outing on August 6th.

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    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

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Alexander Smit

    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.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Alexander Smit

    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


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