06/02/2019 - College PREP - River Forest (Chicago), IL Smerlyn is a tall RHP prospect who will graduate in 2020. On the mound, Smerlyn gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a loose arm and extends through his release, staying inline towards the plate. Smerlyn shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 78mph with sinking action. Breaking ball sits from 62-64mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 66-68mph with tailing action. Smerlyn can improve as a pitcher by long tossing to build up his arm strength. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and takes aggressive hacks. He works to barrel up the baseball and drives the ball up the middle. Working a smoother load into his swing can help Smerlyn improve as a hitter. Overall, Smerlyn is a solid prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.