10/11/2015 - College PREP - Abilene, TX Chase is a well rounded backstop who has an athletic frame with a strong lower 1/2. Behind the dish, he sits in well with a wide base and tracks pitches into the zone, framing well. He is quick laterally as he gets around pitches in the dirt and centers/deadens the ball off of his chest. Release is quick with strong/accurate throws down to 2B (pop times of 2.15). Offensively, Smith has a balanced setup with a solid base. Quick hands whip the barrel to and through the zone with speed as he squares the ball up and drives the middle of the field. Getting into a loaded position sooner will help to utilize strong lower 1/2 which will result in more pop off of the bat. Chase is a solid prospect who will make things happen in this his senior year.