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Justin Smoak | First Baseman | #14

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (11) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Justin Smoak went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Rangers on Wednesday.
He delivered an RBI single to kick off a six-run first inning. He doubled and scored in the third inning. Smoak has been a fantasy dud throughout his career prior to this season. He is making up for everything by torching the baseball to the tune of a .303 batting average with 20 home runs, 43 runs and 47 RBI in 264 plate appearances. Jun 22 - 1:27 AM

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Justin Smoak crushed his 20th home run of the season as the Blue Jays topped the Rangers on Monday.

Smoak belted a solo home run in the second inning that knotted the score at 1-1. He also singled twice, finishing the night 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. Smoak has been one of the biggest surprises of the entire 2017 season, slashing a mighty impressive .300/.361/.600 with 20 long balls and 46 RBI.
Jun 20 - 12:26 AM

Justin Smoak hit his 19th homer Friday against the White Sox.

Tonight's homer came with the Blue Jays down 11-2 in the ninth, so it didn't count for much. Still, he's now among several tied for second in the majors in homers.
Jun 16 - 11:24 PM

Justin Smoak finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's game at Seattle.

Smoak has been red hot in the month of June, swatting six homers with nine RBI over nine outings while posting an impressive .394 (13-for-33) mark. He has raised his average from .276 to .296 just since May 31. Smoak is now just two homers shy of tying his career high set back in 2013 as a member of the Seattle Mariners.
Jun 11 - 2:45 AM

Justin Smoak went 3-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs in Wednesday's 10-inning, 7-5 win over the A's.

Smoak launched a solo home run off Jharel Cotton to lead off the second inning and added another solo shot in the 10th to give the Jays a 7-4 lead. They would win by a 7-5 final. After failing to live up to his prospect hype for much of his career, the 30-year-old first baseman has finally broken through with the bat in a huge way to post a .291/.353/.597 triple-slash with 17 homers and 42 RBI.
Jun 7 - 7:59 PM

Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer Sunday to help the Blue Jays beat the Yankees.

Smoak's two-run blast in the bottom of the sixth inning tied the game at 2-2, and Josh Donaldson put the Jays ahead for good with a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth. It was the 14th home run of the season for Smoak, who is in the midst of a full-on breakout at age 30. The former top prospect boasts a .906 OPS through 56 games this year.
Jun 4 - 3:50 PM

Justin Smoak went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored against the Yankees on Friday.

Smoak slugged a two-run homer off Michael Pineda in the first inning before plating another run with a sacrifice fly in the third. The 30-year-old has been a pleasant surprise so far this season, batting .288/.350/.559 with 13 home runs and 37 RBI through 54 games. With a vastly improved contact rate, there’s reason to believe that he’s for real.
Jun 2 - 10:58 PM

Justin Smoak went 3-for-5 with a homer, four RBI and a walk Monday in the rout of the Reds.

Smoak has eight homers in May and 12 overall. There's little chance that he'll continue hitting for average for any length of time, but the power numbers could remain pretty solid in the middle of the Jays lineup.
May 29 - 11:41 PM

Justin Smoak finished 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his 10th of the season, in Saturday's loss in Baltimore.

The former first-round pick of the Rangers in 2008 is on pace for a career high in home runs. He cracked 20 long balls in 2013 with the Mariners, but he is already up to 10 this season and on pace to smash his previous best with 37 clouts. Smoak continues to play every day in Toronto and is a solid fantasy option across the board.
May 21 - 2:04 AM

Justin Smoak hit his eighth home run of the season Monday in the Blue Jays' loss to the Braves.

Smoak doubled and scored the Jays' first run in the bottom of the second before cranking a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth. He also drew two walks in the game, finishing 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. The 30-year-old carries legitimate fantasy appeal as Toronto's everyday first baseman.
May 15 - 10:33 PM

Justin Smoak went 3-for-3 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Mariners.

Smoak beat up on his former team, plating a run with an RBI single in the first inning before driving in two more with a bases-loaded single in the fifth. He then put an exclamation point on his evening with a solo homer, his sixth of the year, in the seventh inning. The 30-year-old has 21 RBI and 14 runs scored to go with a .274/.314/.496 line as an everyday player for the Jays this year.
May 11 - 10:37 PM

Justin Smoak went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Indians on Tuesday.

Smoak was one of the Blue Jays' few pleasant surprises in April, but he's opened May with a .214 average and one extra-base hit in eight games, dropping his OPS from .811 to .739. On the plus side, that OPS is still nearly 40 points better than his career mark.
May 9 - 10:20 PM

Justin Smoak clobbered his fifth home run of the year as the Blue Jays dispatched of the Rays on Friday night in Tampa Bay.

Smoak went back-to-back with teammate Kendrys Morales during a five-run rally to take the lead in the eighth inning. Smoak also singled in the ballgame, finishing his night 2-for-4. He has been a bright spot in the middle of the Jays' lineup so far, hitting .280/.306/.505 with five homers and 15 RBI.
May 5 - 10:49 PM

Justin Smoak went 3-for-3 and drilled a two-run homer in a win over the Rays on Saturday.

His two-run shot off Rays' starter Matt Andriese put the Jays ahead by three and gave them some breathing space in what had been a pitchers' duel up to that point. Smoak has been getting everyday playing time in Toronto this year and has been a pleasant surprise to his fantasy owners. He is batting .271/.308/.521 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 78 plate appearances.
Apr 29 - 4:39 PM

Justin Smoak finished 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the ninth inning in Saturday's loss against the Angels.

The switch hitter has hit safely in three straight while delivering six RBI over the past five outings. He has been starting regularly and is worth using as a corner infielder in most AL-only fantasy formats.
Apr 23 - 2:29 AM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Chris Coghlan
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dwight Smith Jr.
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Joe Biagini
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4J.P. Howell
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
7Danny Barnes
8Jeff Beliveau
9Bo Schultz
10Glenn Sparkman
11Leonel Campos