Canaan Smith

Canaan Smith

Age
19
Birthday
April 30, 1999
Height
6'0"
Weight
215
Bat
L
Throw
R
Class
2017 Draft
Acquired
Draft
Signing Date
6/26/2017
Rule 5 Year
2021
Free Agent Yr
2024
MLB 40 Man
No
Nationality
usa United States
Position
Outfielder
ETA
2023

The Yankees drafted outfielder Canaan Smith with the 122nd overall pick in the fourth round of the 2017 draft out of Rockwall-Heath High School in Texas.

Prior to being drafted he was ranked as the 58th best outfielder in the draft according to Baseball America and Perfect Game listed him as the 24th best player in the state of Texas.  This past high school season was pitched around at a Barry Bonds level after leading his team with nine doubles, four triples, and four home runs.

He was committed to play for the University of Arkansas before the draft but opted to sign with the Yankees instead.

2017

In his first professional season, Smith was impressive, hitting .289/.430/.422 over 57 games in the Gulf Coast League.  With the GCL Yankees East, he hit 10 doubles and five home runs while driving in 28 runs.  His best game came on August 11 when he was 4-for-5 with 5 RBIs, a walk and one run scored.