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Tigers Prospect Profile #40: Chad Smith

A 2011 draftee, Chad Smith never got the chance to show off his ability in his debut year due to Tommy John surgery. However, after recovering, Smith came back strong in 2012, shining across three levels.

Chad Smith Position: Right-handed Pitcher Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 Born: 10/2/1989 Bats: Right Throws: Right Acquired: 2011 MLB Draft, 17th Round Ranking History: #53 (2011) Background Smith was popped by the Tigers in the 17th round in 2011, despite missing the spring season at USC because of Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. They gave him an over-slot bonus to sign and worked with him to... Recommended Stories

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