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Dominic Smith | First Baseman | #22

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/15/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 226
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (11) / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Dominic Smith singled and doubled off the bench Thursday against the Rockies.
Smith didn't start against the lefty today, but he did double off southpaw Jake McGee in the ninth today. He's 9-for-29 since his callup, though that does come with a 9/1 K/BB ratio. Jun 21 - 6:10 PM

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Dominic Smith went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and two runs scored in Wednesday's 10-8 road loss against the Rockies.

Smith could see some regular at-bats with Jay Bruce (hip) on the 10-day disabled list. He played outfield for Triple-A Las Vegas and his natural position is first base. His versatility and offensive upside will get him into the lineup on a regular basis until the Mets start to get back to health. Trades this summer could also potentially open up a job for the remainder of the season.
Jun 21 - 1:21 AM

Dominic Smith is starting in left field and batting fifth for the Mets on Tuesday night against the Rockies.

The Mets' outfield depth took another hit on Tuesday with Jay Bruce (hip) landing on the disabled list, so they'll have to try something a little different. This will be the first major league start in the outfield for Smith, though he has played some left and right field this season at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Jun 19 - 6:22 PM

Dominic Smith went 2-for-4 with a homer on Friday in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Smith's homer was the first of the season for the first baseman, and it came off of Zack Godley in the fourth inning. He also doubled. Smith struggled in Triple-A this year -- and there's clearly a love-hate relationship between he and the Mets -- but there's no questioning the fact that he owns offensive upside. It just has to maximize because of his lack of speed and position.
Jun 16 - 1:06 AM

Mets recalled 1B Dominic Smith from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Smith will get an opportunity at first base with Adrian Gonzalez officially out of the picture. Just how long that opportunity will last is unclear, as Wilmer Flores (back) is nearing his return from the disabled list and Jay Bruce could see more time at first base in the coming weeks. Smith struggled in his first taste of the majors last year and had an underwhelming .262/.346/.364 batting line with two homers in 55 games at Triple-A this year, but it's time to find out what the Mets have here. Peter Alonso is quickly supplanting him as the first baseman of the future.
Jun 12 - 4:10 PM

Dominic Smith will be recalled by the Mets on Tuesday.

The Mets announced after the game that Adrian Gonzalez was going to be given his unconditional release, and to replace him on the 25-man roster -- and likely at first base for most of the remainder of the year -- they'll call up the 22-year-old first baseman. Considered one of the best prospects at the position last year, Smith struggled in the majors last year with a .198/.262/395 line over 49 games, and he didn't exactly tear up the PCL in 2018, either (.262/.346/.364, two homers in 55 games). He certainly has shown offensive potential since being a first-round pick, and if he taps into it, he has a chance to be a contributor. There's just as much risk as reward, however, if not more.
Jun 11 - 2:49 AM

Dominic Smith made his first professional start in right field Saturday at Triple-A Las Vegas.

When asked Sunday about experimenting with Smith in the outfield, Mets manager Mickey Callaway replied, "Ummmm, we don’t have many outfielders." If Smith looks adequate enough defensively in the outfield, it's possible the Mets give him a look. However, this thing is obviously in its early stages and Yoenis Cespedes (hip) might be back by the time Smith would be ready, anyway. Another aspect of this is Smith playing the outfield could free up first base at Vegas for Peter Alonso.
May 20 - 11:14 AM

Mets optioned 1B Dominic Smith to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Smith's stay with the Mets was a short one, covering for Jay Bruce who was away on paternity leave. He struck out in his only plate apperance over the weekend. The 22-year-old will continue to bide his time at Triple-A where he's hitting .278/.390/.417 with two homers and 12 RBI in his first 31 games.
May 13 - 7:33 PM

Mets recalled 1B Dominic Smith from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Smith was injured for much of spring training and lost out on the first base job to Adrian Gonzalez. He's batted .278/.390/.417 with two home runs so far this season at Triple-A Las Vegas and figures to head back there once Jay Bruce (paternity) returns.
May 11 - 1:41 PM

Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports that the Mets will recall Dominic Smith and Buddy Baumann prior to Friday's game.

The corresponding moves will be Jay Bruce going on the paternity leave list and Hansel Robles (knee) going on the disabled list. Smith -- who has batted .278/.390/.417 with two home runs so far this season at Triple-A Las Vegas -- seems likely to only be up for the weekend while Bruce is away.
May 11 - 8:36 AM

Mets activated 1B Dominic Smith from the 10-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Smith has already played eight games for Vegas on what was officially a rehab assignment, but the plan was always to option him. He'll continue to hone his craft in the minors while Adrian Gonzalez handles first base with the big club.
Apr 15 - 1:10 PM

Dominic Smith (quad) has begun a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas.

He'll likely be eased into action after missing most of spring training with a strained left quad. Veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has played pretty well in the early going, so the Mets can be patient with the 22-year-old Smith.
Apr 5 - 9:43 AM

Mets placed 1B Dominic Smith on the 10-day disabled list with a right quad strain.

Smith had a shot at claiming the Mets' starting first base gig this spring, but he suffered a quad injury in late February and is still recovering. Adrian Gonzalez will hold down the fort for now.
Mar 29 - 1:06 PM

Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Tuesday that "it's not looking good" for Dominic Smith (quad) to play in another Grapefruit League game this spring.

Smith appeared in just one half of one Grapefruit League game back in February before straining his left quad and he's still unable to run. It's been an unfortunate injury for the 22-year-old first baseman, who got in great shape this winter and had a shot at claiming a starting job with the Mets out of camp. Adrian Gonzalez and Wilmer Flores will likely share playing time at first base out of the gate.
Mar 20 - 4:45 PM

Dominic Smith said Saturday that the discomfort in his injured quadriceps is continuing to prevent him from running.

Smith is still hopeful that he'll be able to return to Grapefruit League action before the Mets break camp, but admits that he isn't sure that will happen. He's expected to begin the season at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Mar 17 - 10:25 AM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Kevin Plawecki
3Travis d'Arnaud
1B1Dominic Smith
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2Wilmer Flores
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brandon Nimmo
3Jose Bautista
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Kevin Kaczmarski
Starting Pitcher
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Steven Matz
4Jason Vargas
5Zack Wheeler
6Seth Lugo
7Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Robert Gsellman
5Jerry Blevins
6Tim Peterson
7Chris Beck
8Drew Smith