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Q&A With A's 35th Round Pick Paul Smyth, RP

Q&A With A's 35th Round Pick Paul Smyth, RP

When former Chicago White Sox reliever Shingo Takatsu was pitching in Japan, he earned the nickname "Mr. Zero" for being the most dominant closer in JPL history. Kane County reliever Paul Smyth could have earned the same nickname with Vancouver this season, as he set a team record for most scoreless innings to start a career. David Malamut caught-up with Smyth this weekend…

To say that Paul Smyth's first experience in professional baseball has been a success would be an understatement. The former Kansas closer and 2009 35th round pick by the Oakland A's has appeared in 24 games as a professional this season and has yet to allow a run. In 35.1 innings for the Vancouver Canadians and Kane County Cougars, Smyth has given up only 14 hits and four walks while striking out... Recommended Stories

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