Mason Smith had to pause to remember if he attended last month's graduation ceremony for Rocky Mountain High.
He isn't forgetful - just really, really busy.
Less than a week after wrapping up his senior baseball season with a consolation championship at the 5A state tournament, Smith accepted his diploma and immediately began a whirlwind trip by visiting seven major league teams in eight days.
The invitational-only workouts will help solidify where the 6-foot-2, 195-pound outfielder will land in the 2013 MLB Draft, which begins with the first 73 picks Thursday night.
Baseball America ranks Smith as the No. 101 overall prospect, but at least one mock draft has him going as high as No. 31. PerfectGame.org places him 94th among eligible draftees.
Baseball America said Smith could "become the highest-drafted prep position player ever out of the Gem State."
Only two Idaho high school position players have been drafted in the top three rounds in the history of the modern draft, which dates to 1965 - catcher Mike Lehman of Vallivue (third round in 1986, 71st overall, by the Orioles) and shortstop Shon Ashley of Meridian (third round in 1985, 55th overall, by the Brewers).
Allen Langdon of Eagle was the most recent Idahoan drafted in the first 10 rounds directly out of high school. He was selected in the 10th round (314th pick) by the Astros in 2005.
Depending on where Smith is drafted - likely between the first and third rounds - he could collect a signing bonus of anywhere from the mid-six figures to more than $1 million. He said he wants to buy a Ford Raptor truck with the bonus.
"I don't know where I'm going to go," Smith said. "People have said so many different things, I'll just have to wait and see."
Smith began his series of pro workouts May 26 with a trip to Los Angeles, where he worked out for the Twins. Two days later he made a stop in Atlanta to visit the Braves.
He flew back to Boise for one day, when the Cubs paid a visit to his home in Meridian.
It was back out the door and on a plane to Arizona on Thursday, followed by a stop in Seattle on Friday, San Diego on Saturday and Anaheim, Calif., on Sunday.
"I thought it was just really cool to get a chance to be in the stands in those big stadiums and be on the field," Smith said. "Just to be able to hit and play catch and do defensive work on the field, it was pretty special."
Smith said he got to hit between 20 and 25 pitches in each stadium. He did especially well at four of his workouts, hitting 11 home runs at Chase Field (Diamondbacks), seven at Safeco Field (Mariners), seven at Petco Park (Padres) and four at Angel Stadium (Angels).
Smith plans to spend the next few days at home, enjoying his last bit of free time with family and friends. Once he finds out what organization he'll play for, and the minor-league city where he'll start his professional career, he wants to get to work.
Although he has signed to play collegiately at Utah, Smith likely won't compete in Salt Lake City as long as he is drafted as high as expected.
Pro scouts have varied opinions on where Smith could play in the major leagues. He started three years at center field for the Grizzlies, batting .427 with 28 doubles, 16 home runs, seven triples and 109 RBIs.
"Some teams said they'd keep me at center until I've proven that I can't play it, and other places said from the power I showed, they want me to put on 20 pounds and put me on a corner,'' he said.
No matter the outcome of the draft, Smith can't wait for this long-awaited journey to begin.
"I'm excited, and a little nervous," he said.
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