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Justin Smoak | First Baseman | #13

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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Blue Jays and 1B Justin Smoak avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.9 million contract.
Smoak logged a career-best .470 slugging mark with the Blue Jays in 2015 after struggling in four-plus seasons with the Mariners. Overall, he had 18 home runs, 16 doubles, and 59 RBI over 296 at-bats in his first year with Toronto. The former top prospect turns 29 on December 5. He's hit at least 15 home runs in three of the last four seasons. Wed, Dec 2, 2015 07:05:00 PM

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Justin Smoak is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday night in Kansas City.

Chris Colaballo will get the start at first base and bat fifth against Edinson Volquez and the Royals on Friday, while Edwin Encarnacion continues to function as the team's designated hitter. Smoak will provide quality left-handed thump off the bench in the late innings.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 08:00:00 PM

Justin Smoak is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Monday night versus the Orioles.

Smoak went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI on Sunday afternoon against the Rays, but he'll sit in Monday's series opener in Baltimore. Edwin Encarnacion is at DH and Chris Colabello is starting at first base.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 03:42:00 PM

Justin Smoak went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in Friday's win over the Red Sox.

Smoak notched his two-run double off Red Sox starter Rick Porcello in the fourth inning. It was his 14th two-bagger of the season. Once one of the premier prospects in the game, the 28-year-old first baseman is slashing .227/.303/.473 with 16 homers and 51 RBI over 260 at-bats.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 10:04:00 PM

Justin Smoak homered and scored two runs in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

Smoak went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in the game. The homer was his 16th of the year, giving him 49 RBI. The first baseman is hitting .223/.301/.469 in 116 games this year.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 10:23:00 PM

Justin Smoak is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

It's a routine day off for the slugger. Chris Colabello will start in his place at first base and bat fifth for the Jays against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 09:56:00 AM

Justin Smoak blasted a grand slam off Ivan Nova on Saturday, powering the Blue Jays to a 6-0 victory over the Yankees.

That's seven consecutive victories for the surging Blue Jays who are now just two and a half games back of the Bombers in the American League East. The game had been a scoreless tie heading into the sixth inning where Smoak's mighty blast changed the entire complexion. With his 1-for-4 effort, Smoak is now hitting .228/.305/.450 with 10 homers and 35 RBI on the season.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 04:07:00 PM

Justin Smoak blasted a three-run homer off Jake Odorizzi on Friday, powering the Blue Jays to a 6-2 victory over the Rays.

The 28-year-old slugger also doubled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and three RBI. After a slow start to the season, Smoak is hitting .276 (21-for-76) with seven homers and 20 RBI in his last 36 games.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 09:49:00 PM

Justin Smoak went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in the Blue Jays' 11-2 defeat of the Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre.

Smoak cranked a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning and a solo shot in the bottom of the third. He then added a single in the bottom of the seventh. The 28-year-old first baseman is having a quietly tremendous season, now with an .849 OPS, seven home runs, and 24 RBI in 62 games.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Justin Smoak went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored Friday against the Red Sox.

Smoak had an RBI triple in the second inning (his first career triple in 2,317 plate appearances) before launching a two-run homer to cap a crazy nine-run seventh inning. He finished a double short of the cycle. Smoak has been productive in limited playing time this season, batting .275/.359/.516 with five home runs and 20 RBI over 48 games.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 11:19:00 PM

Justin Smoak doubled and belted a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

His mammoth blast off of Tom Koehler hit off the facade of the third deck at Rogers Centre. Smoak's playing time this season has been a bit inconsistent, but he's been pretty productive with a .256/.347/.453 batting line and four home runs.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 03:44:00 PM

Justin Smoak walked, hit an RBI single, and slugged a two-run home run in four trips to the plate as the Blue Jays enjoyed a 6-0 victory over the White Sox on Monday.

Smoak pushed the Jays' lead to 4-0 in the first inning with a two-run home run off of Hector Noesi. He added on unnecessary insurance in the eighth with an RBI single. Smoak hadn't homered since April 24 but still has a decent .246/.343/.426 batting line with three home runs and 11 RBI.
Mon, May 25, 2015 09:30:00 PM

Justin Smoak hit a two-run home run to help the Blue Jays overcome the Orioles on Wednesday.

Smoak finished 1-for-4 on the evening. His fourth-inning round-tripper -- his first of the season -- off of Ubaldo Jimenez tied the game at 2-2 at the time. The first baseman has gotten starts when a right-handed pitcher is on the hill, explaining why he has only 30 plate appearances on the season.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 09:53:00 PM

Justin Smoak hit his first two spring homers Friday as the Blue Jays beat the Rays 11-5.

Smoak had been 2-for-26 with no extra-base hits before breaking out today. The Jays are hoping he wins the first-base job, allowing them to use Edwin Encarnacion as a designated hitter, but he'll still need more than one strong game to lock it down.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 05:33:00 PM

Justin Smoak went 0-for-3 on Monday and has opened the spring 0-for-13.

Smoak is on the 40-man, but with just a $1 million contract, it wouldn't be especially painful for the Blue Jays to cut him this spring. Of course, there's still a long ways to go before that kind of decision needs to be made. As is, he's still penciled in as a starter, at least against right-handers.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 04:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2Chris Colabello
3Casey Kotchman
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3Jiovanni Mier
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
2Dalton Pompey
3Darrell Ceciliani
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Jesse Chavez
6Drew Hutchison
7Aaron Sanchez
8Roberto Hernandez
9Scott Copeland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Bo Schultz
6Ryan Tepera
7Pat Venditte
8Steve Delabar
9Chad Jenkins
10Blake McFarland
11Brady Dragmire
12Joe Biagini
13Arnold Leon
14Pat McCoy