Curt Smith: The Future Big Thing

Matt 'Frostin' FooteCorrespondent IJune 20, 2009

 

 Curt Smith:

Ht: 5-10 Wt: 200

Position: 1B

Bats: R
Throws: R
Date of Birth: 09/09/1986
Birthplace: Willemstad,
Netherlands Antilles
Experience: Prospect
College:Maine

 Curt Smith plays in Single A Palm Beach for the St.Louis Cardinals. He is one of very few professional ball players from the Netherlands(Nederland). He played on the 2008 World Baseball Classic Netherlands team that beat the heavily favored Domincan Republic(Dominicana) and went 0-5 in 4 games. Yet back here in the US he is pounding the ball right now in single his 2009 hitting stats for Single A:

 
TeamLeagueAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBITBBBSOSBCSOBPSLGOPS
SPRTEX.308246513202129303900.357.462.819
PMBFSL.315371491347316257042713.335.470.805

Truly monster numbers when you get to the root. He could become the first Netherlands player to be a big name, in fact he could be the one who replaces Albert Pujols. Smith will most definitely be up in a few years so to get time with "The Machine" still here in St.Louie he will have to play elsewhere.

 Scouts have predicted he could hit .300 with 25-30 homers and 95-100 RBI's. Pretty good. I can't wait for him and Brett Wallace (heck put in Kozma to) to come up and do even half of what is predicted of them. St.Louis will contend for many more years with this kind of young hitting. Curt good luck on becoming the next "Big Thing".