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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
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Justin Smoak propelled the Blue Jays to victory by belting a go-ahead home run Thursday against the Rays.
Smoak broke a 3-3 tie by smashing a two-run bomb off Tommy Hunter in the eighth inning. He also drove in a run with an RBI single in the third. Smoak has singlehandedly kept Toronto in the Wild Card hunt with his breakout season, setting career-highs in both homers (33) and RBI (80). Crazy as it may seem, he’s become a legitimate MVP candidate. Aug 17 - 8:31 PM

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Justin Smoak launched his 32nd home run of the season Sunday in the Blue Jays' 7-1 victory over the Pirates.

Smoak doubled and scored in the Jays' five-run first inning and he slugged a solo homer off Pirates reliever Wade LeBlanc in the bottom of the seventh, finishing the day 2-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored. The first baseman boasts a .299/.375/.586 batting line in 116 games this year.
Aug 13 - 4:07 PM

Justin Smoak went 2-for-4 and scored a run as the Blue Jays dispatched of the Pirates 7-2 on Saturday afternoon.

Smoak singled and came around to score in the seventh inning. He struck out in each of his other two plate appearances. He's enjoying a phenomenal season at the dish, slashing .297/.374/.577 with 31 long balls and 76 RBI.
Aug 12 - 4:13 PM

Justin Smoak went 2-for-4 and scored a run in a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

He singled and scored the game's first run on a Kevin Pillar sacrifice fly in the second inning. Smoak's magical season continues to run strong with no signs of abating any time soon. He is slashing .295/.373/.578 with 31 home runs and 76 RBI in 114 games.
Aug 11 - 10:19 PM

Justin Smoak crushed his 29th homer as the Blue Jays fell to the Angels on Friday.

His solo shot in the ninth inning merely cut the Jays' deficit to 7-2. He finished the night 2-for-4 and is now hitting .299/.378/.595 with 29 long balls and 69 RBI in what has been a breakthrough season offensively.
Jul 28 - 10:47 PM

Justin Smoak walloped a clutch two-run homer to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Athletics on Wednesday.

His team trailed 2-0 entering the final frame. Following a lead-off walk by Josh Donaldson, Smoak cracked an offering from closer Santiago Casilla over the right field wall. Kendrys Morales followed with a walk-off home run. The bomb was Smoak's 28th of the campaign. He is having the best season of his career while slashing .297/.377/.592 with 67 RBI.
Jul 26 - 10:46 PM

Justin Smoak hit his 27th homer of the season in Saturday's loss to the Indians.

Smoak knotted the game at 1-1 with the clutch shot in the eighth inning. It was his only hit of the game. The first baseman has been terrific all year and has been especially potent since the All-Star break, as he's got 12 hits in his last 26 at-bats, four of them homers. His 27 homers overall is third-best in the American League, and Smoak is hitting a robust .302/.377/.598 with 64 RBI and 55 runs scored on the year.
Jul 22 - 11:48 PM

Justin Smoak had a nice night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Indians, going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Smoak also drew a walk in the contest, reaching base safely three times in his four trips to the plate. His RBI double increased the Blue Jays' lead to 3-1 in the fifth inning, but wound up being the extent of their offensive output. Smoak is enjoying a phenomenal season, slashing .302/.376/.591 with 26 homers and 63 RBI.
Jul 21 - 10:48 PM

Justin Smoak went 3-for-5 with a pair of solo homers Thursday as the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 8-6.

While his strikeout rate has been climbing, Smoak is still holding steady overall; he had a .964 OPS on this day a month ago and is at .960 right now. At .298, he's batting a full 60 points higher than his career-high mark of .238 from 2013 and 75 points higher his previous career .223 average.
Jul 20 - 5:19 PM

Justin Smoak cranked his 24th home run of the year in the Blue Jays' loss to the Tigers on Sunday.

It was a two-run shot in the top of the first inning off Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez. Smoak also singled in the extra-innings defeat, finishing 2-for-5. He's boasts a .929 OPS through 90 games this season for Toronto.
Jul 16 - 5:59 PM

Justin Smoak went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Wednesday in the Blue Jays' 7-6 defeat of the Yankees.

Smoak singled in the top of the first inning, plating Jose Bautista after a fielding error by Jacoby Ellsbury, and then went deep for a two-run shot in the top of the third. The former top prospect is in the midst of a full-on breakout at age 30, with a .300/.367/.594 batting line, 23 home runs, and 55 RBI in 83 games. He's currently on pace for 44 homers and 106 RBI.
Jul 5 - 4:55 PM

Justin Smoak went 2-for-4 with a double and scored the Blue Jays' lone run in a losing effort against the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon.

Smoak singled to lead off the second inning and eventually came around to score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Steve Pearce. That would be the extent of the Jays' offense against Drew Pomeranz and company in this one. He's having an All-Star caliber first half, slashing a mighty .303/.370/.594 with 22 homers and 52 RBI.
Jul 2 - 4:52 PM

Justin Smoak slugged a three-run homer and drew a pair of walks Friday against the Red Sox.

Smoak’s breakout campaign continues, as he’s now up to 22 home runs on the year. He had never hit more than 20 home runs in a season before. It’s worth noting that this was the 1,070th home run across MLB this month, setting a new single-month MLB record.
Jul 1 - 12:32 AM

Justin Smoak cracked a solo home run in a win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

He turned around a Wade Miley pitch in the fourth inning as he went deep for the 21st time, setting a new career high and we haven't even reached the All Star break yet. He hit 20 homers in 131 games back in 2013. Last year he had a .217 batting average with 14 home runs and 34 RBI in 126 games. This year he has a .301 batting average with 21 homers and 49 RBI in 76 games. Go figure.
Jun 28 - 10:00 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Miguel Montero
3Luke Maile
4Rafael Lopez
5Michael Ohlman
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Darwin Barney
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Nori Aoki
3Ezequiel Carrera
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Cesar Valdez
6Nick Tepesch
7Chris Rowley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Ryan Tepera
3J.P. Howell
4Aaron Loup
5Dominic Leone
6Danny Barnes
7Matt Dermody
8Bo Schultz
9Tim Mayza