2016 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Will Smith


Perhaps no player is moving up draft boards quicker than Louisville catcher Will Smith (Photo Courtesy of GoCards.com).

By: Burke Granger

Will Smith – C – Louisville.  6’0″ 192.  Bats: R.  Throws: R.  DOB: March 28, 1995.  Last Drafted:  Never.  


Xavier Musketeers @ Louisville Cardinals.  February 28, 2015, Louisville, KY.

Louisville Cardinals @ Ohio State Buckeyes – April 14, 2015. Columbus, Ohio.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Louisville Cardinals.  March 11, 2016, Louisville, KY.

The Cardinals didn’t need to go far to recruit Will Smith, who went to nearby Kentucky Country Day in Louisville where he was a two time all-state performer.  After managing 77  at bats in 39 games as a freshman, Smith opened this 2015 season batting cleanup behind Corey Ray.

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2016 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Cooper Johnson

By: Burke Granger

Cooper Johnson – C – Carmel Catholic (Ill.).  6’0″ 200.  Bats: Right.  Throws: Right.  College Commitment:  Mississippi

Scouted:  Prep Baseball Report’s Super 60, McCook (Ill.).  February 7, 2016.

A veteran of the showcase circuit, Cooper Johnson entered the year as the 22nd ranked high school player by Baseball America, while landing at 27 on D1Baseball‘s list.  With a muscular 6’0″ 200 lb frame and donning a gold plated catching mask in the resembling a Notre Dame football helmet, Johnson stands out even before he picks up a bat or ball.

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