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Dominic Smith | First Baseman | #22

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/15/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 226
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (11) / NYM
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Dominic Smith slugged a solo homer and drew a walk Friday versus the Phillies.
There were questions about Smith’s power upon his promotion last month, but he’s now slugged nine homers in just 47 games. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, he’s shown very little in the way of patience while batting .206 with a .260 on-base percentage. Sep 29 - 10:04 PM

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Dominic Smith punched a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a win over the Braves on Wednesday.

He was called off the bench to face reliever Jim Johnson with two runners aboard in the seventh inning and broke the game open with a dinger. The 22-year-old has struggled to hit for average in his first taste of major league pitching but power has not been a problem. That is the reverse of what was expected from Smith, who has hit over .300 each of the last three years in the minors. He has a .204 batting average with eight home runs and 25 RBI in 157 at-bats with the Mets.
Sep 28 - 12:08 AM

Dominic Smith went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in a win over the Braves on Saturday.

Smith singled to lead off the second inning and scored the first run of the game, and he padded the lead with a two-run double in the seventh. The game was his fourth in a row with at least one RBI, and he's driven in runs in seven of his last nine. After a very slow start to his major league career, the 22-year-old has his line up to .231/.282/.455 through 35 games.
Sep 16 - 10:21 PM

Dominic Smith had an RBI double and drew a walk Friday versus the Braves.

Smith really struggled out of the gate upon his call-up last month, but he’s batting .300 (15-for-50) with four homers, four doubles, and 12 RBI through 14 games in September. The Mets reportedly don’t consider him a lock for the Opening Day roster next year, but a strong finish could sway their opinion on the matter. At the very least, he’s looking like a solid addition in deeper mixed fantasy leagues for the stretch run.
Sep 15 - 11:25 PM

Dominic Smith went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.

The homer was Smith's third in his last four games, and his seventh in 33 games this year. He got off to a slow start, much of which is to blame for his .219/.268/.439 line, but the 22-year-old is 9-for-26 in his last eight games. Smith's future is still bright.
Sep 15 - 1:56 AM

Dominic Smith clubbed a two-run homer in a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

He didn't start the game against tough left-hander Jon Lester. He came in as part of a double-switch in the sixth inning and struck out in his first at-bat before homering off reliever Justin Grimm in his second chance. The 22-year-old rookie first baseman is scuffling a bit in his first taste of the majors, batting .207 with six homers and 18 RBI in 32 games. His minor league stats reveal a high batting average style of swing with mid-range power at this stage of his development.
Sep 14 - 1:22 AM

Dominic Smith is not in the lineup on Wednesday against the Cubs.

Smith had started the Mets' last 11 games, but he'll take a day off with the Cubs throwing left-hander Jon Lester. In the month of September, Smith is hitting .262/.326/.476 with two home runs. Matt Reynolds gets the nod at first base Wednesday and will hit eighth.
Sep 13 - 5:40 PM

Dominic Smith went 2-for-5 and hit his fifth homer of the year on Sunday in a loss to the Reds.

Smith also singled. There's been an adjustment period -- which was to be expected -- but he's been much better in September, which was also to be expected. The future is very bright for the left-handed hitting first baseman.
Sep 10 - 5:04 PM

Dominic Smith had an RBI single and a run scored in a win over the Reds on Thursday.

Smith singled in a run in the second inning before walking and scoring in the fourth. Nothing has come easy for him in his first go-round in the majors, as he's hitting just .191/.230/.362 through 27 games, but he's been better in September, batting .259 (7-for-27) with three doubles and a homer in a handful of games. The 22-year-old has a brighter future than this small sample of games would suggest.
Sep 7 - 10:18 PM

Dominic Smith went 2-for-4 and drilled a two-run homer in Saturday's loss to the Astros.

He went yard off starter Charlie Morton in the fourth inning when his team was already behind by seven runs. The rookie has struggled in his first taste of the majors, stumbling to a .183/.213/.366 triple-slash with four home runs and 10 RBI in his first 21 games. He displayed a contact-heavy approach in his minor league career and that should lead to some good batting averages as he gains experience. His power is more of an open question.
Sep 2 - 6:12 PM

Dominic Smith had two singles and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

It was a forgettable night for the Mets as they allowed 14 runs and saw catcher Kevin Plawecki pitch an inning, but Smith needed a solid night and had it. The two-hit game was the first of the rookie's career in 18 games, as he entered the night in a 1-for-14 slump. Hopefully this will get him going.
Aug 29 - 10:47 PM

Dominic Smith is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

Smith will sit against southpaw Patrick Corbin. Wilmer Flores will start at first base while Gavin Cecchini will play second.
Aug 22 - 3:17 PM

Dominic Smith homered and scored two runs as the Mets bested the Marlins 8-1 on Saturday.

Smith went up to get a Javier Guerra offering in the eighth inning, lifting it over the right field fence to pad the Mets' lead. He's now homered twice in his nine MLB games, two of his five hits in 29 at-bats since his promotion earlier this month. Just 22 years old, Smith may learn on a curve but is a name to keep in mind for the future of the first base position.
Aug 19 - 11:40 PM

Dominic Smith swatted an opposite-field, two-run shot for his first major league home run in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

Sonny Gray shut out the Mets through the first six frames, but Smith followed a Wilmer Flores walk by lifting one just over the left-field wall. In addition to it being his first big league homer, it was also Smith's first two RBI. He has a hit in four of five games with the big club.
Aug 15 - 10:44 PM

Dominic Smith went 1-for-3 with a single in his big league debut against the Phillies on Friday.

Smith singled to center field off of Nick Pivetta in the fourth inning, collecting his first major league hit. He was double-switched out of the game in the bottom of the sixth. Smith should see fairly regular playing time down the stretch, but he might not stand out enough on the power front to be worth using in standard mixed leagues right away.
Aug 12 - 12:15 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Dominic Smith
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jose Reyes
3Gavin Cecchini
SS1Amed Rosario
2Phillip Evans
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Matt Reynolds
3David Wright
LF1Nori Aoki
2Travis Taijeron
3Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Juan Lagares
2Michael Conforto
RF1Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Seth Lugo
7Rafael Montero
8Chris Flexen
9Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Jerry Blevins
4Paul Sewald
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Erik Goeddel
8Chase Bradford
9Kevin McGowan
10Jamie Callahan
11Jacob Rhame