Dominic Smith Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 239 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/15/1995 (25)
Dominic Smith Season Stats
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New York Mets outfielder/first baseman Dominic Smith went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the Mets' 7-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Smith, who has struggled at the plate to start the season, is now beginning to get hot. With Wednesday's performance, he raised his slash line to .250/.295/.356 to go with two home runs and 14 RBI on the season. More notably, he has hit .364/.462/.409 with five RBI over his last seven games. He is also now clobbering breaking balls and offspeed pitches, batting .308 and .429 against those offerings, respectively, in the month of May. With his early-season struggles against breaking and offspeed pitches behind him, Smith appears ready to break out. Fantasy managers who have, justifiably, been sitting Smith should think about getting his bat back in their lineups. If he has been prematurely dropped in shallow leagues by impatient managers, he should be scooped up off of waiver wires immediately.
New York Mets outfielder/first baseman Dominic Smith, out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Baltimore Orioles' lefty John Means, entered the game in the eighth inning as an injury replacement for outfielder Albert Almora Jr. In his only at-bat of the game, Smith tied the game 2-2 in the ninth inning with an RBI single off of Orioles closer Cesar Valdez. The Mets would go on to win the game 3-2 later in the inning, courtesy of a Patrick Mazeika walk-off fielder's choice. It was a huge hit for Smith (and the Mets) who has struggled at the plate to start the season. He is only slashing .230/.278/.330 with two home runs and 12 RBI over 108 plate appearances. Despite the poor counting stats and slash line, his metrics including his xBA and xSLG, suggest positive regression. Furthermore, after a very poor start against breaking balls and offspeed pitches, pitches he hit well in 2020, he is beginning to right the ship against such pitch selections. He is batting .308 and .333 against breaking balls and offspeed pitches, respectively, in the month of May. Fantasy managers should remain patient with the 25-year old, as signs point to positive regression and better days ahead for Smith.
New York Mets outfielder Dominic Smith is out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's game as the team faces lefty John Means and the Baltimore Orioles. Kevin Pillar is getting the start in left for the game while Albert Almora Jr. is manning center field. The left-handed Smith has only one start against a lefty this year, so it's not a surprise to see him out of the lineup today. He wasn't awful against lefties last year, slashing .283/.391/.509 with two home runs and six doubles over 53 at-bats. However, the Mets still seem to want to avoid lefty vs lefty matchups for Smith at least for now.
First baseman/outfielder Dominic Smith broke out in 2020 by posting a .316/.377/.616 line, 10 home runs, 42 RBI, a 0.993 OPS, and a 1.7 WAR. He finished tied for second in the National League with 32 extra-base hits and second overall in the majors with 21 doubles. In addition, his .616 slugging percentage was fourth best in the National League. Smith's season was even more impressive considering the Mets utilized him in a part-time role for the first two weeks of the short season. His breakout was supported by metrics that included a 46.7% overall hard-hit rate, a 13.3% overall barrel rate, a 94.9 mph exit velocity on FB/LD, and an elite .304 xBA and .568 xSLG. In addition, the percentage of 100 mph fly balls Smith hit increased by 9.2% in 2020 and the average exit velocity on his top-5% hardest-hit balls in the air was 107.7 mph. These metrics all suggest Smith's increased contact and power was legitimate. The main question for Smith in 2021 will be playing time. If the NL implements the designated hitter, Smith should be locked in as a lineup regular for the Mets, either in left field, first base (when Pete Alonso is DH) or at DH. If, however, the NL opts out of the universal DH, Smith's playing time could be impacted. He would still likely start most days in left field but could find himself out of or removed from the lineup more frequently for defensive purposes. As a regular, Smith can potentially return 30-plus HR, and 80-90 RBI (with some slight regression in batting average) over the course of a full 162-game season for those drafting him around pick 91.