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Oakland A's Prospect Q&A: Greg Smith, SP

Greg Smith was one of the talented young arms that the Oakland A's received from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Dan Haren in late December. OaklandClubhouse.com recently caught-up with the left-hander, who spoke with us about getting over the shock of being traded, his experience at the Rookie Career Development Program, how he sees himself as a pitcher, his hitting ability and more…

Greg Smith is less than three years removed from his collegiate days at Louisiana State University, but he is already on the verge of making the major leagues. Despite not possessing an overpowering fastball, Smith has put up gaudy numbers since turning pro. In 352.2 minor league innings, Smith has a career 3.27 ERA and a roughly 3:1 K:BB ratio despite pitching most of the time in hitter's leagues...

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