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TAMPA, FL – Dalton Smith was drafted as a catcher in the 36th round last year and joined the Yankees GCL team late in the 2012 season. The right-handed batter, who weighs 205 and stands at 6-foot-3, ended his first GCL season with an average of .208 and just 24 at-bats in eight games. Since then Smith has trimmed up his physique, simplified his swing, and even changed positions.

During Extended Spring Training, Smith worked hard to eliminate the bad habits that he developed throughout his years at University City High School. "I felt good," Smith said. "I had a lot of work to do like taking away my leg kick, which I developed in high school. Other than that I've been working with the hitting coaches we have here and I felt good. I've been trying to stay up the middle...

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