Originally Posted by Sully
I'll trust that you've watched far more of him than I have. The little I've seen does have me question his big arm. Not saying he's Pennington-weak, I just felt it wasn't a huge arm. But I won't die on that hill, and defer to folks who have spent more time studying him than me.
Smith's arm strength is undersold.
He has a tendency to throw off his back foot, or to not follow through with his front foot stepping into a throw.
When his mechanics are sound, he drives his hips through the ball and throws lasers.
Good coaching will get him to be more consistent with proper mechanics.