Maryland shortstop Kevin Smith shined for Yarmouth-Dennis (Aaron Fitt)


Summer Breakout Prospect: Kevin Smith


By the time he finished leading the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to their third straight Cape Cod League championship this summer, Kevin Smith was officially a bona fide big league prospect. He tied for the Cape League lead with 12 doubles while ranking 13th in batting (.301) and playing superb defense at shortstop. He made the all-star team in the prestigious league and established himself as a potential first- or second-round pick in the 2017 draft.

And that’s quite a leap, considering where Smith was in high school — an undersized and largely overlooked baseball rat in upstate New[…]