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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 23 - 7:57 PM

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Justin Smoak blasted a game-tying solo home run with two outs in the ninth inning of Thursday's loss to the Twins.

The Twins were getting ready to put the icing on a 2-1 victory until Smoak spoiled the party with his towering shot off of Matt Belisle. He finished the night 2-for-5 and is now hitting .279/.358/.553 with 38 bombs and 87 RBI.
Sep 14 - 11:45 PM

Justin Smoak (foot, calf) went 1-for-4 with a double in his return to the Blue Jays' lineup Wednesday.

Smoak sat out of Tuesday's game after fouling a ball off his foot on Monday. He has also been battling some lingering calf soreness, but these are both minor ailments. The 30-year-old first baseman owns a terrific .283/.361/.561 batting line with 37 home runs and 85 RBI in 137 games this season.
Sep 7 - 8:46 AM

Justin Smoak (foot, calf) will be available off the bench on Tuesday night.

Smoak is being held out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup after fouling a pitch off his foot on Monday. He also has some lingering soreness in his calf, but neither of these are serious concerns. The 30-year-old first baseman boasts a .926 OPS and 37 home runs through 135 games this season.
Sep 5 - 5:34 PM

Justin Smoak is getting the night off Tuesday.

Smoak slugged his 37th home run of the season on Monday, but Steve Pearce will take a turn at first base and bat leadoff Tuesday versus Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez.
Sep 5 - 3:52 PM

Justin Smoak launched his 37th home run of the season Monday in the Blue Jays' defeat of the Red Sox.

Smoak drew a walk and scored on Kendrys Morales' three-run homer in the top of the first inning and then added a dinger of his own in the top of the ninth. The 30-year-old first baseman is back to his big-slugging ways after missing a little time with a minor calf injury. He's sporting an outstanding .926 OPS in 135 games this season.
Sep 4 - 11:12 PM

Justin Smoak is back in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.

Smoak missed three starts because of a calf injury. He at first base and batting third tonight.
Sep 2 - 4:07 PM

Justin Smoak (calf) remained out of the Blue Jays' lineup Friday.

He's missed three straight starts with a calf injury. Steve Pearce will handle first base. The Jays also have Teoscar Hernandez in right field, as Jose Bautista is getting a night off.
Sep 1 - 3:52 PM

Justin Smoak (calf) remains out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Thursday.

Smoak has now missed two straight games due to a minor calf injury. Steve Pearce will start at first base and bat leadoff Thursday versus Orioles right-hander Jeremy Hellickson. Daily Slant: It's a shame Smoak isn't in the lineup, as he's one of the few bats that looked particularly intriguing against Jeremy Hellickson, who is an arm worth targeting on a small slate. Hellickson owns similar strikeout splits to batters from each side of the plate, with a 14.4% strikeout rate to lefties and 14.2% strikeout rate to righties, and his skills take an even steeper downturn in the fly ball (52.3%) and hard contact departments (34.3% HH%) against left-handed batters. The top seven hitters are viable here, but Pearce, Morales and Montero are likely the top $/point plays on this side.
Aug 31 - 3:48 PM

Justin Smoak is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Red Sox.

It appears to be a routine day of rest. Steve Pearce will start at first base and bat second against Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello.
Aug 30 - 3:38 PM

Justin Smoak slugged a two-run homer off Craig Kimbrel, drew two walks, and scored two runs Monday against the Red Sox.

Smoak’s blast brought the Blue Jays within one run in the bottom of the ninth inning, but that’s as close as they would get. After going deep three times in his last six games, Smoak is now tied with Khris Davis for second in the American League with 36 homers. Keep in mind that Smoak had 32 homers in 669 plate appearances over his previous two seasons combined. The massive improvement in his contact rate has gone a long way to his post-hype (okay, more like post-post-post hype) breakout.
Aug 29 - 12:20 AM

Justin Smoak clubbed his 35th home run as the Blue Jays fell to the Twins on Friday night in Toronto.

Smoak's solo shot off of Bartolo Colon in the third inning accounted for the entirety of the Jays' offense in the contest. Smoak also singled and doubled, finishing the night 3-for-4. He continues to improve upon his impressive offensive output, hitting .291/.364/.576 with 35 homers and 82 RBI.
Aug 25 - 10:17 PM

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

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