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Dominic Smith

#2 | 1B/DH/DH
New York Mets New York Mets
Dominic Smith
Name: Dominic David Rene Smith
Born: Jun 15, 1995 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Serra HS, Gardena, Calif.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 239 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 1st round (11th overall) by the New York Mets in 2013 (signed for $2,600,000)
Smith has been a big name in the Southern California prep ranks for years, and he has justified the hype by continuing to perform at a high level as a senior. He has an innate feel for his barrel, a relaxed approach and a pretty lefthanded stroke, causing most scouts to project him as a plus hitter in the big leagues. He still wastes at-bats and chases at times, and he can get caught on his front foot, but he has the bat speed and hand-eye coordination to get away with it at this level, and he has the aptitude to make adjustments. As he spends more time in the weight room and learns to stay back and use his lower half better, he figures to hit for plus power. Smith's other plus tool is his defense at first base, where he has soft hands, quick feet and great instincts. He can touch 90 mph off the mound, and his arm plays well at first base. It doesn't work as well in right field, where he is more of a fringy defender with below-average speed. But he can be a Gold Glove defender at first base with enough offensive potential to make him an all-star. The game comes easily to him, and he is so smooth sometimes that he can almost look nonchalant, but scouts rave about his makeup and work ethic.
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