Kathryn (Kay) Smith

C/3B
Scotts Valley, CA
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Grad:2016
HT:5'7''
WT:150 LBS
Throws:Right
Bats:Right
Arm:59 MPH
Class:5
DATEEVENT ATTENDEDVIDEO
11/21/20142014 UA Softball Factory Fall Showcase - 18U Gold Participant  
11/19/2014Softball Factory Fall Classic  
07/15/2014College PREP - Sacramento, CA Play in this window
06/23/2014Softball Factory World Series  
11/10/2013National Tryout - Fresno, CA  
11/10/2013College PREP - Fresno, CA Play in this window
 
Kathryn (Kay) Smith Scotts Valley, CA info@factoryathletics.com 855-822-5115
Grad Year:2016Height:5'7''Weight: 150 LBS
Primary Pos:C Secondary Pos:3BBats:RightThrows: Right
High School:Pacific Collegiate School Summer Team:Softball Factory 18u Gold
Exit Velo n/a Hand Size n/a Barrel Accuracy n/a Broad Jump n/a
Grip Strength Left:   0 Right:   0   5-10-5 Shuttle Left:   0 Right:   0  
RUNNING Home to 1B:    4.45 THROWING Velocity:   59 Arm Strength:   45
CATCHING Receiving:   50 Blocking:   48 Release Time:   1.89
RH HITTINGHitting:   48 Power:   48  
OVERALL Class Rating: 5 Position Projection: C Evaluations Are Reviewed By CJ Browder
11/19/2014 - Softball Factory Fall Classic Kay is a junior catcher with a well-balanced skill set. Behind the plate, Kay has an athletic and ready position. She has a good release and makes accurate throws. Kay calls a good game by herself. She is knowledgeable about the game and understands pitch calling. Kay will benefit from gaining ground on her throws. Offensively, Kay uses a square setup and stride to make a positive move to the ball. She has on time rhythm and good balance throughout her swings. Kay takes a direct route to the ball and makes contact with a level bat angle. She has a good approach and has a selective eye. Kay has a lot of potential and with hard work and dedication; Kay will be a successful player at the collegiate level.
07/15/2014 - College PREP - Sacramento, CA Kay is a junior C and 3B with a well balanced skill set. Defensively, she understands the demands of both positions well. Behind the plate, she makes quick, accurate throws, receives with soft, sure hands, and moves quickly when blocking. Working on utilizing the entire body to improve overall position efficiency. As a 3B, she has life on her throws, fields with confidence, and has good field presence. Working on a quicker transfer and fluid footwork to improve range and efficiency. Overall, Kay has a confident approach to playing defense. As a hitter, she uses a square set up with a long stride and keeps her balance centered before producing hard contact to the opposite field. She shows good power and will benefit from letting the ball travel deeper into zone and bat extension to improve power on contact, ultimately allowing her to access the entire field effectively. Overall, Kay has a good frame for the position and solid athletic ability to help aid in her continued development as a player.
06/23/2014 - Softball Factory World Series Kay continues to refine her skill set as a C and 3B with eagerness. Defensively, she understands the demands of both positions well. Behind the plate, she commands the field, keeps the defense anticipating the next play, and efficiently frames and blocks. She is a natural competitor and a force to be reckoned with behind the dish as she has a mature, athletic presence that leads her teammates confidently. Continuing to finesse her skill set will help her to improve her already highly successful performance as a catcher. As a 3B, she moves well laterally with quickness to the forehand/backhand, anticipates plays, and has rock solid glovework making her a defensive competitor on the corner. Her work ethic, passion, and natural talent sets a high bar for athleticism on the field. Continuing to finesse her skill set will only help to improve her defensive ability. Overall, Kay leads by example, works diligently to become a better athlete, and goes above and beyond to make the plays. As a hitter, she uses the entire field as she consistently produces hard, consistent contact. She has good pop and power and will benefit from utilizing a more explosive lower half to improve power on contact, allowing her to be a more effective hitter. Overall, Kay produces defensively and offensively during clutch situations and will be an asset to any program as her enthusiasm, work ethic, and athleticism sets a tone on the field.
11/10/2013 - College PREP - Fresno, CA Kathryn is an evolving catcher with the right attitude and good instincts for the game. Behind the plate Kathryn has a quick release with good velocity and accurate results. She gives a low target and handles the ball with soft hands. Her backhand range would benefit from adjusting to a wider stance. Offensively, Kathryn displays good poise with a short swing and tracks the ball well. She has the ability to produce consistent contact. Overall, Kathryn has good communication skills on the field and her hustle will continue her growth as a player and attract collegiate attention.