Mason & Martarano: Our spring series on two Treasure Valley draft prospects

rroberts@idahostatesman.comMay 7, 2013 

MASON & MARTARANO

OUR SERIES ON TWO HIGH-PROFILE BASEBALL DRAFT PROSPECTS IN THE TREASURE VALLEY

MASON SMITH, ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

• Position: Center field

• Size: 6-foot-2, 195 pounds

• Bats/throws: R/R

• College plans: Has committed to Utah baseball.

• Draft prospects: No. 51 overall high school prospect, according to Baseball America.

• Senior stats at Rocky Mountain: .469 batting, .926 slugging, .592 on-base percentage, 35 RBIs, 6 home runs, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 12 stolen bases.

• Next game: vs. Eagle, 4 p.m. Tuesday at Timberline High

• What they're saying about Smith: "Mason has got a chance to play center field, and I think his bat is going to play at the professional level." - Major league scout, speaking on condition of anonymity

JOE MARTARANO, FRUITLAND HIGH

• Position: Third base

• Size: 6-foot-3, 230 pounds

• Bats/throws: R/R

• College plans: Has committed to Boise State football.

• Draft prospects: No. 86 overall high school prospect, according to Baseball America.

• Senior stats at Fruitland: .452 batting, .981 slugging, .610 on-base percentage, 35 RBIs, 6 home runs, 9 doubles, 5 triples, 10 stolen bases.

• Next game: vs. Parma, 5 p.m. Tuesday at Homedale High

• What they're saying about Martarano: "Joey's raw power makes him stand out from a lot of his peers." - Major league scout, speaking on condition of anonymity

NOTE: The MLB Draft is June 6-8.

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