Pipeline to the Pros

Throughout his coaching career, Bob Smith has successfully coached or mentored 100 athletes that signed professional contracts.  His teaching techniques are the basis of skills that each of these athletes believe contributed to their success on the field.

OUR PIPELINE TO THE PRO'S

 

 

 

PLAYER

TEAM

POS.

ROUND.

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

1982-BILLY WIESLER

LSU/ANGELS

OF

14TH

1983-BILLY DONATHAN

LSU/ST.LOUIS

RHP

15TH

1983-CAL SANTARELLI

LSU/INDIANS

RHP

3RD

1984-RONNIE ROBBINS

LSU/BLUEJAYS

RHP

14TH

1984-TIM SCHNEIDER

LSU/MARINERS

3B

15TH

1984-MARK COOPER

LSU/BLUEJAYS

C

16TH

1984-MARK HOWIE

LSU/OAKLAND

SS

3RD

1985-CLAY PARKER

LSU/MARINERS

RHP

4TH

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

1984-ALAN COCKRELL

UT/GIANTS

OF/3B

9 PICK IN DRAFT

1984-RICH RODRIGUEZ

UT/METS

LHP

9TH

1985-RICH DELUCIA

UT/MARINERS

RHP

6TH

1985-PAT SULLIVAN

UT/BLUEJAYS

C

31TH

1985-JOEY SEAVER

UT/ORIOLES

LHP

5TH

1985-STEVEN SEARCY

UT/TIGERS

LHP

3RD

1986-JEFF GLOVER

UT/OAKLAND

RHP

5TH

1986-BOBBY GAYLOR

UT/ANGLES

SS

24TH

1986-DAN ARENDAS

CapeCod/YANKEES

OF

17TH

1986-BILLY BROOKS

CapeCod/DODGERS

RHP

19TH

1986-DAVE BUTTS

CapeCod/BRAVES

3B

20TH

1987-GREG ROTH

UT/YANKEES

3B

10TH

1987-BILLY CARVER

UT/ASTROS

C

6TH

1987-JOEL SMITH

UT/OAKLAND

CF

7TH

1987-DAN ESKEW

UT/INDIANS

RHP

18TH

1987-JACK ARMSTRONG

Cape/Cod/REDS

RHP

1ST 18TH PICK

1987-CHUCK BALDWIN

CapeCod/INDIANS

1B/RHP

11TH

1987-PAT BAILEY

CapeCod/ROYALS

C

5TH

1987-CHRIS HOWARD

CapeCod/YANKEES

LHP

FREE AGENT

1987-STEVE WOIDE

CapeCod/BlueJays

LHP

FREE AGENT

1988-GREG MCMICHAEL

UT/CLEVELAND

RHP

7TH

1989-ROBERT GADDY

UT/PHILLIES

LHP

41ST

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

1988-TERRY CHRISTOPHER

UK/ASTROS

RHP

5TH

1988-DOUG SUTTON

UK/TWINS

RHP

7TH

1988-ROBBIE BUCANNON

UK/ROYALS

C

FREE AGENT

1988-CHRIS ESTEP

UK/REDS

CF

10TH

1988-JOHN MARSHALL

UK/PHILLIES

1B/3B

33RD

1988-JOHN HUDSON

UK/METS

LHP

20TH

1988-DAVID VOIT

UK/BREWERS

RHP

19TH

1989-SAM TAYLOR

UK/PHILLIES

OF

14TH

1989-BILLY WHITE

UK/CUBS

SS

4TH

1989-TOM DELLER

UK/PITTSBURG

RHP

40TH

1989-MATT COLEMEN

UK/TIGERS

RHP

39TH

1989-ROY BAILEY

UK/ST.LOUIS

RHP

FREE AGENT

1990-BRANDON WILSON

UK/WHITE SOX

SS

18RD

1990-ROD BOLTON

UK/WHITE SOX

RHP

13RD

1990-VINCE COSTELLO

UK/BREWERS

3B

33RD

1991-MANNY CERVANTES

UK/MARLINES

1B

FREE AGENT

1991-STEVE PHILLIPS

UK/YANKEES

RF

FREE AGENT

1991-BILLY VANLANDINGHAM

UK/GIANTS

RHP

5TH

1991-LARRY LUBBERS

UK/REDS

RHP

8TH

1991-RICK NORTON

UK/OAKLAND

C/3B

18TH

1991-MIK EHARRIS

UK/BREWERS

1B

4TH

1992-JEFF NORMAN

UK/ROYALS

3B

FREE AGENT

1992-STEVE ZONGER

UK/OAKLAND

LHP

FREE AGENT

1992-MARK THOMPSON

UK/ROCKIES

RHP

2ND

1992-ROD HENDERSON

UK/ANGLES

RHP

2ND

1992-BILLY THOMPSON

UK/TIGERS

C

22ND

1993-JEFF MICHAEL

UK/ORIOLES

SS

23RD

1993-SCOTT SMITH

UK/RANGERS

RHP

32ND

1993-STEVE DIXION

UK/CARDNAILS

OF

FREE AGENT

1993-TOM FRONING

UK/BREWERS

LHP

52ND

1994-JEFF ABBOTT

UK/WHITE SOX

OF

4TH

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

1992-MATT WILLIAMS

VCU/CLEVELAND

LHP

4TH

1992-MARK STRITMATTER

VCU/ROCKIES

C

27TH

1992-JAMIE BREWINGTON

VCU/GIANTS

RHP/OF

7TH

1993-WAYNE SPENCER

VCU/BOSTON

3B

49TH

1993-MIKE HENKE

VCU/REDS

RHP

35TH

1994-ADAM BRYANT

VCU/REDS

RHP

27TH

1994-ERIC SAUVE’

VCU/METS

2B

22ND

1997-CORY WHITBY

VCU/BOSTON

C

FREE AGENT

1997-WESLEY STUMBO

VCU/REDS

RHP

18TH

RICHMOND BASEBALL ACADEMY

1998-ALAN LINDSAY

RBA/BOSTON

OF

49TH

2000-MIKE O’KELLY

RBA/ATLANTA

1B

FREE AGENT

2001-JAMES MCNEIL

RBA/ASTROS

LHP

43RD

2003-MATT MOSES

RBA/TWINS

3B

21ST PICK

2002-BO ACORS

RBA/MARINERS

RHP

FREE AGENT

2004-TYLER LUMSTEN

RBA/WHITE SOX

LHP

34TH

2004-JUSTIN VERLANDER

RBA/TIGERS

RHP

2ND PICK

2005-BRIAN LOGAN

RBA/ORIOLES

LHP

21ST

2005-DUKE ACORS

RBA/PIRATES

RHP

32ND

2006-KEVIN FOEMAN

RBA/GIANTS

RHP

FREE AGENT

2006-MATT EDWARDS

RBA/PHILLIES

1B

28TH

2006-STEPHEN FARIS

RBA/PADRES

RHP

12TH

2006-CHARLIE YARBROUGH

RBA/PHILLIES

1B

7TH

2006-ANTHONY MARTINEZ

RBA/ORIOLES

1B/OF

11TH

2006-HERMAN DEMMINK

RBA/PHILLIES

SS/3B

26TH

2006-JOEY AGRESTY

RBA/MARINERS

OF/LHP

32ND

2007-DAVIS STONBURNER

RBA/RANGERS

SS

9TH

2007-KRIS ROCHELLE

RBA/TIGERS

C

27TH

2008-JOHN HICKS

RBA/ANGELS

C

31ST

2008-EVAN OCHELTREE

RBA/YANKEES

OF

44TH

2009-GRAHAM STONBURNER

RBA/NY YANKEES

RHP

14TH

2010-BEN VERLANDER

RBA/TIGERS

OF/3B

40TH

2011-JOHN HICKS

RBA/MARINERS

C

4TH

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

2008-PAT LEHMAN

GW/TWINS

RHP

40TH

2009-PAT LEHMAN

GW/NATIONALS

RHP

14TH

2009-JUSTIN DIGNELLI

GW/LA DODGERS

RHP

36TH

2010-ERIC CANTRELL

GW/ROYALS

RHP

7TH

2010-TOM ZEBROSKI

GW/ROYALS

SS/2B

45TH

2011-BRANDON KELLIHER

CAN-AM LEAGUE

OF

2011-BOBBY LUCAS

GW/NATIONALS

LHP

27TH

PETERSBURG GENERALS

2011-RONNINE SHABAN

PETERSBURG/ORIOLES

3B/RHP

29TH

2011-KYLE HUNTER

PETERSBURG/SEATTLE

LHP

31ST

2011-JAKE LOWERY

PETERSBURG/INDIANS

C

4TH

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