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Dominic Smith | First Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (19) / 6/15/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Mets first base prospect Dominic Smith went 2-for-6 with a double and a home run during a doubleheader for Low-A Savannah on Saturday.
Smith has seen his batting average take a plunge in August, but he has been hitting for more power, putting up a .269/.321/.500 line with three doubles and a home run. He is hitting .283/.351/.350 for the season, but has done little to allay concerns that he will never hit for power, which would make him nearly unplayable at first base. Savannah is a brutal place to hit, particularly for lefties, so next year with High-A St. Lucie may be a better test for the 2013 first round pick. Aug 10 - 10:39 AM

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Mets first base prospect Dominic Smith went 2-for-5 for Low-A Savannah.

Smith has been on fire in July, hitting .415/.422/.488, raising his season line to .298/.355/.361 with 20 doubles. After a slow start to the season, he has hit .329/.388/.402 since the beginning of May. Smith is likely to spend the rest of the season in Savannah and start 2015 with High-A St. Lucie.
Jul 13 - 11:30 AM

Mets first base prospect Dominic Smith went 2-for-4 on Monday for Low-A Savannah, raising his season line to .296/.355/.359.

Over his last 25 games, Smith has hit .390/.431/.510 with 12 doubles. He has 19 doubles and zero home runs for the season, which has kept open the question as to whether he will develop sufficient power to be a first baseman in the major leagues.
Jul 8 - 10:20 AM

Mets first base prospect Dominic Smith went 3-for-5 with a double for Low-A Savannah on Monday, raising his season line to .281/.345/.342.

Over his last 19 games, Smith has hit .365/.420/.500 with ten doubles, raising his June line to .301/.363/.409. His OPS has increased every month, from 508 in April to 758 in May to 771 in June. If he continues to hit, he could see time with High-A St. Lucie before the end of the season. Smith projects as a .300 hitter, but there are questions as to his ultimate power, as his ceiling is 20 home runs while his floor is 5-8 per season.
Jul 1 - 1:05 PM

Mets prospect first baseman Dominic Smith went 2-for-4 for Low-A Savannah on Thursday, raising his season line to .271/.336/.310.

Smith has been hot as of late, hitting .440/.481/.520, picking up at least two hits in five of his last six games. He has shown good pitch recognition, but his power has yet to show up in games. If Smith starts to hit for power, his prospect stock could skyrocket.
Jun 13 - 9:02 AM

Mets first base prospect Dominic Smith went 1-for-3 for Low-A Savannah on Wednesday, extending his hitting streak to nine games.

Smith has hit .371/.421/.429 during his hitting streak, raising his season line to .272/.335/.312. His power has yet to manifest, and there are questions as to whether it ever will manifest, leading to questions of his overall potential. He has shown a good eye at the plate and makes consistent contact, as he has 17 walks and 25 strikeouts in 191 plate appearances in 2014.
May 29 - 10:50 AM

Mets first base prospect Dominic Smith went 3-for-5 with a stolen base for Low-A Savannah on Wednesday.

Smith has compiled four straight multi-hit games, over which he has hit .600/.667/.733 to bring his season line up to .262/.330/.311. His overall line isn't pretty, but he's the sixth youngest player in the South Atlantic League, and the youngest player who went through the draft. Many expected Smith to make his 2014 debut with short-season Brooklyn, but the Mets front office pushed Smith to Low-A Savannah and he has more than held his own.
May 8 - 10:00 AM

Mets prospect 1B Dominic Smith was 2-for-3 with a double and walk Sunday for Low-A Savannah.

The No. 11 overall pick in the 2013 draft, Smith began his season horribly, batting .143 with no extra-base hits through his first 19 games. However, the 18-year-old has now doubled in three straight games during which he's batting 5-for-10. It's taken Smith a while to settle in at the plate, but he seems to be back on track for a solid full-season debut.
Apr 28 - 1:23 PM

Mets first base prospect Dominic Smith is off to a slow start for Low-A Savannah, hitting .184/.205/.184 through his first ten games.

Smith was aggressively pushed to the full-season South Atlantic League, so his struggles are somewhat expected. He has yet to record an extra base hit, but only has four strikeouts in 39 plate appearances, which helps to show his advanced strike-zone judgment and ability to make consistent contact. If Smith power develops, he could hit .300 with 20+ home runs while playing an above-average first base.
Apr 15 - 10:14 AM

Mets agreed to terms with first-round pick 1B Dominic Smith.

Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that he'll get $2.6 million, which is a little under the recommended draft bonus. Smith, a big left-handed first baseman out Serra High School in California, was selected 11th overall in this month's First-Year Player Draft.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 03:25:00 PM

Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York reports that the Mets are close to a deal with first-rounder Dominic Smith.

Smith, a big, powerful high school first baseman, was selected 11th overall in last week's 2013 first-year player draft. It sounds like he will have an agreement wrapped up with the Mets' front office by the end of this week.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Mets selected high school first baseman Dominic Smith 11th overall.

Domonic Brown has been this year's breakthrough player, so why not Dominic Smith. It can't be taken as a great vote of confidence for either Ike Davis or Lucas Duda that the Mets took a first baseman here, but many, many things can happen before Smith is ready for the majors in four years or so. Smith, a left-handed bat, offers plenty of power potential and he shouldn't strike out quite as often the aforementioned duo.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 08:15:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell