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Justin Smoak | First Baseman | #14

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (11) / TEX
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Justin Smoak is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Thursday afternoon against the Angels.
Kendrys Morales will get the start at first base and Josh Donaldson will take a turn at designated hitter versus Angels right-hander Nick Tropeano. May 24 - 10:14 AM

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Justin Smoak had an RBI double and a run scored in a loss to the Athletics on Thursday.

Smoak hit a sinking liner that dropped under the glove of a diving Dustin Fowler in the fifth inning, plating a run and allowing Smoak to skate into second with a double. He scored later in the inning on a sacrifice fly. After a breakout year in 2017, Smoak is having another nice year at the dish in 2018, batting .255/.368/.455 with six homers, 26 RBI and 23 runs scored.
May 18 - 1:14 AM

Justin Smoak drove in three of the Blue Jays’ 12 runs in Wednesday’s victory over the Mets.

He belted a solo home run off Zack Wheeler in the first inning and kept the engine running in the fifth with a two-run double to deep center field. Smoak’s home runs are down from last year—Wednesday’s round-tripper was just his sixth of the season—but he’s made up for it with a team-leading 25 RBI and an excellent .367 on base percentage.
May 16 - 5:07 PM

Justin Smoak went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

He went yard off starter David Price in the sixth inning but it wasn't nearly enough. He also walked in the ballgame and is now slashing .246/.351/.423 with five homers and 20 RBI. The first baseman has been slumping lately and needs to pick up the pace if he wants to match the career-high 38 bombs he hit last year.
May 12 - 7:36 PM

Blue Jays activated 1B Justin Smoak from the paternity leave list.

Smoak missed four games. He's at first base and batting cleanup versus Chris Archer and the Rays.
May 6 - 10:44 AM

Blue Jays placed 1B Justin Smoak on the paternity leave list.

Smoak is expected to return on Sunday. The 31-year-old first baseman is slashing .257/.362/.431 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 29 games this season for Toronto.
May 3 - 9:45 AM

Justin Smoak went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a losing effort against the Rangers on Friday.

Smoak got the Jays on the board with a run-scoring single off of Mike Minor in the first. With his four-hit attack, he's now hitting .275/.380/.451 with three homers and 14 RBI on the year.
Apr 27 - 10:15 PM

Justin Smoak is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the Yankees.

Smoak has been really fighting it at the plate this season, so perhaps it's a day to clear his head. He's hitting .233/.352/.384 with two homers, 12 RBI and a 23/13 K/BB ratio in 88 plate appearances this season.
Apr 21 - 10:17 AM

Justin Smoak finished 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk in Saturday's 5-1 loss in Texas.

Smoak was the 11th overall selection in the 2008 MLB Draft by the Rangers, and he played 70 games for them in 2010 before being traded to the Mariners as a key part of a deal for Cliff Lee. It wasn't until 2017 when he landed himself a spot in the All-Star game, swatting 38 homers. He is on his way to another strong campaign, as he entered this contest with a .379 average before being cooled off.
Apr 8 - 1:47 AM

Justin Smoak went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored as the Blue Jays fell to the White Sox on Wednesday evening.

Smoak doubled and came around to score a run in the sixth inning, briefly tying the game at 3-3. He has been on fire at the dish through the first week of the regular season, slashing .385/.467/.808 with a pair of homers and nine RBI.
Apr 4 - 10:06 PM

Justin Smoak crushed two homers and drove in six runs in a 7-4 victory over the Yankees on Sunday.

Smoak's first homer came off of Tommy Kahnle with a runner on in the seventh inning, and one inning later, he hit a grand slam off the normally reliable David Robertson to give the Blue Jays the lead. It's a strong start for Smoak, who is coming off a breakout season in 2017. We could see more of the same from the first baseman throughout the 2018 campaign.
Apr 1 - 4:30 PM

Justin Smoak went 3-for-4 with two RBI to key a 5-3 victory over the Yankees on Saturday.

He delivered an RBI-single in the first inning and an RBI-double in the third -- both off starter CC Sabathia. The 31-year-old had by far the best season of his career last year and is off to a good start in his quest to match it. He had a .270 batting average with 38 homers and 90 RBI in 2017.
Mar 31 - 7:34 PM

Justin Smoak slugged his first home run of the spring in the Blue Jays' Grapefruit League win over the Pirates on Sunday.

It was a two-run shot in the seventh inning. Smoak has struggled for the most part this spring, but there's no reason to discount him on fantasy draft boards. The 31-year-old first baseman posted a breakout .883 OPS with 38 home runs and 90 RBI in 158 games last season for the Blue Jays.
Mar 18 - 3:31 PM

Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is dealing with a wrist sprain.

The injury isn't considered serious, and Smoak is expected to be back in the lineup on Saturday. He's coming off easily the best year of his career; registering an .883 OPS and slugging 38 homers for the Blue Jays in 2017.
Mar 16 - 9:48 AM

Justin Smoak went 2-for-3 with a walk during Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

Both hits were singles and he wasn't able to contribute to any runs on the scoreboard on a night when the rest of his team combined for only two hits. The 30-year-old veteran is setting career highs across the board this year. He has a .275/.358/.541 slash line with 38 home runs, 89 RBI and 82 runs in 152 games. He has not stolen a base this year and has collected only three bags in his eight year career.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 07:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Devon Travis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3Gio Urshela
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
3Dwight Smith Jr.
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Randal Grichuk
2Teoscar Hernandez
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
6Joe Biagini
7Sam Gaviglio
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Seung Hwan Oh
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Tyler Clippard
6John Axford
7Jake Petricka
8Danny Barnes