02/09/2020 - National Tryout - Gainesville, FL J.D. is a talented 2-way prospect (SS/RHP) who can make things happen on the diamond. Defensively at SS, he maintains smooth/athletic actions and works fluidly right to left though the GB. Hands are presented out in front as he funnels to a quick/clean exchange. Throws are accurate and on a line. With the bat, this RHH displays a crouched/open setup with rhythm to load. Hands are quick as he whips the barrel to and through the zone, squaring the ball up and driving it on a line. On the mound, smith has a 3-pitch mix (FB, CB, CH) coming from a low 3/4 arm slot and free/clean arm action. He maintains good tempo, works at his pace and stays directional toward the dish. FB shows late/hard run topping out at 84 mph. Hitters will have a difficult time squaring it up. Changeup shows to be his best off-speed pitch with good drop/sinking action. This 2022 grad has a ton of talent and is one to keep an eye on as he approaches his junior year.