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Pavin Smith

200 lbs.
Jupiter, Fla.
Palm Beach Gardens
High School
Pavin Smith - Baseball - Virginia Cavaliers

· 28 career home runs, tied for sixth in program history
· 178 career RBI, second in school history
· Four of his home runs came in NCAA tournament play, a program record
· Ranks eighth in program history in total bases with 373

· Selected in first round of MLB Draft by Arizona Diamondbacks (seventh overall)
· 2017 First-Team All-ACC honoree at first base
· Named semifinalist for Golden Spikes Award
· 2017 Preseason All-American (First Team by Baseball America, Perfect Game; Second Team by Collegiate Baseball, D1Baseball)
· Racked up 77 RBI, a single-season UVA record
· Third in ACC and fifth nationally in RBI
· Hit 13 home runs (10th in program history)
· Had an incredible rate of contact, with more home runs (13) than strikeouts (12)
· Drew 38 walks to 12 strikeouts and was fourth toughest nationally to strike out
· Drove in five runs in NCAA tournament game against Dallas Baptist (most in NCAA game in program history); hit 3-run homer in final AB
· Was 2-for-7 with two RBI in ACC tournament
· Was 5-for-9 with two homers and nine RBI during the final two games of the Georgia Tech series
· Went 5-for-12 in Florida State series
· Recorded four-hit games against VCU (4/11) and Longwood (4/18)
· Hit pair of home runs, including a grand slam, and drove in career-high seven runs against Old Dominion (4/4)
· Hit grand slam and double with five RBI in win over Louisville (4/1)
· Ripped game-tying two-run homer in eighth inning against Kansas (2/19)

· Second-Team All-ACC selection at first base
· Named Preseason Third-Team All-American by Baseball America
· Second on team and seventh in ACC with 57 RBI
· Ranked seventh nationally with eight sacrifice flies
· Hit grand slam against VMI (2/23)
· Was 4-for-9 with three RBI in Wake Forest series
· Was 4-for-10 in Louisville series (hit 3-run home run in win on March 25)
· Ripped 3-run home run in 10th inning at Boston College (4/10)
· Went 4-for-10 and scored three runs in UNC series
· Homered and reached base five times in 3-for-3, three-RBI day at Old Dominion (4/26)
· Was 4-for-9 with three walks in Georgia Tech series
· Was 6-for-13 with five runs in ACC tournament
· Named to NCAA Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
· Went 5-for-15 in NCAA regional; hit two home runs against East Carolina (6/4), becoming first player in program history to record a multiple-homer game in the NCAA tournament

· Named to Baseball America, D1Baseball and Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America teams (second team)
· Selected to All-NCAA Lake Elsinore Regional Team
· Named to ACC All-Freshman Team
· Started all 68 games (34 at 1B, 32 in LF, 1 in RF, 1 at DH)
· Batted .302 with seven RBI in NCAA tournament (13-for-43)
· Hit game-tying two-run home run in fourth inning and two-out, go-ahead single in fifth in Game 3 of CWS Finals vs. Vanderbilt (6/24); was 2-for-3 in game
· Led team with 83 hits, becoming first freshman to lead team in hits since Bill Narleski in 1984
· Was first freshman to lead a national championship team in hits since at least the 2000 season
· Recorded most hits by a UVA freshman since Steven Proscia (86) in 2009
· Tied for fourth in ACC in hits (second among freshmen)
· Picked up hits in 18 of last 20 games
· Batted team-best .341 since return from exam break (28-for-82)
· Batted .400 (6-for-15) and scored team-high six runs at ACC tournament
· Second on team with 23 multiple-hit games
· Was 4-for-11 with three runs in North Carolina series
· Recorded career-high four hits in win over Cornell (3/1)
· Had 10-game hit streak to begin his UVA career

· Selected in 32nd round of 2014 MLB Draft by Colorado Rockies
· Named First-Team All-State as senior
· Three-time first-team all-conference honoree (second-team as freshman)
· Four-time all-county honoree
· As a senior, hit .395 with seven homers and 30 RBI while striking out just seven times; on mound, he went 5-0 with 0.66 ERA, recording 54 strikeouts and six walks in 32 innings
· Was named to Florida and Palm Beach County all-star teams as senior
· Named Third-Team Preseason All-American by Baseball America prior to senior season
· Coached by Joe Russo

· Parents are Timothy and Pamela Smith
· Has three sisters, Paige, Sydney and Olivia