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Justin Smoak

1B | Blue JaysTOR
Justin Smoak
Name: Justin Kyle Smoak
Born: Dec 5, 1986 in Goose Creek, S.C. USA
High School: Stratford HS, Goose Creek, S.C.
College: South Carolina
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 1st round (11th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2008 (signed for $3,500,000)
A switch-hitting first baseman with power, Smoak draws natural comparisons to Mark Teixiera. Drafted out of high school in the 16th round by the Athletics, he has started every game for South Carolina since arriving on the Columbia campus, doing nothing but produce. After batting .303 with 17 home runs, Smoak earned Freshman All-America honors. He followed that with a .315 batting average and 22 home runs in his sophomore year--enough to be tabbed as a third team All-American. He also competed for Team USA last summer. As a first baseman, Smoak has Gold Glove-caliber actions and soft hands. His footwork and instincts around the bag are advanced and his arm strength is adequate. As a hitter, he is consistent from both sides of the plate, and he has superior pitch recognition. A power threat against any pitch, Smoak has the ability to hit to all fields. Smoak proved his power translates to wood when he hit 11 home runs in 39 games while playing in the Cape Cod League following his freshman year, though he struggled with Team USA last summer. He is thought to be the best combination of offense and defense at first base in this draft class.
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