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Top 100 Prospects: Nos. 51-55

Kyle Bellows

Ranking the Top 100 minor-leaguers has been a fun project for more than 15 years at Indians Ink. Our current issue available at newsstands or by ordering online from this site, takes a look at players headed towards helping the Indians in Cleveland in the future. We'll share them here in the coming weeks, five at a time. This quintet includes the son of a former big-league all-star.

51 Carlton Smith Born: Jan. 26, 1986, in Plainfield, NJ Position: Pitcher B/T: R/R HT/WT: 6-2/205 Acquired: 21st-round pick in 2004 Draft from Piscataway (NJ) HS. Strengths: Two-seam fastball in the 90-93 mph range serves as his sinker and is his best pitch. Gets a lot of ground balls when the sinker is working. Has life on his 92-93 mph four-seam fastball. Also throws a slider and splitter...

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