30 Mar

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is outfielder Jordan Smith.

Jordan Smith, OF

Bats: Left — Throws: Right — Entering his age-24 season — Contract: Non-roster invitee to spring training

2014 Overview: Heading into 2014, the biggest question mark surrounding Smith was whether or not he could reach his power in games. The 2014 season — his first in Double-A — raised more questions for Smith, as his plate discipline fell apart, his power dipped even more, and his offense went from comfortably above average to fairly bad. Smith still has the attention of the organization, however, and there is still a chance the outfielder could make some noise in the near future. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, March 1, 2015

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Posted by on March 30, 2015 in ZZ. March 2015


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