Dominic Smith

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Dominic David Rene Smith

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First baseman Dominic Smith was selected by the New York Mets and scout Drew Toussaint in the first round of the 2013 amateur draft, with the 11th overall pick. He soon signed for a $2.6 million bonus and made his pro debut with the GCL Mets on June 22nd, going 2-for-4 against the GCL Nationals. He hit .287 in 48 games in the Gulf Coast League that first year, and also played three games for the Kingsport Mets of the Appalachian League, where he went 4-for-6 with 4 doubles to give his final number a boost. In 2014, he played 126 games for the Savannah Sand Gnats in the South Atlantic League, where he hit .271/.344/.338. He did not develop his power immediately, as he hit only one homer that year.

In 2015, Dominic was in the Florida State League with the St. Lucie Mets where he played 118 games. He had a very good year, hitting .305/.354/.417 with 6 homers and 79 RBIs. He played in the Arizona Fall League after the season, then in 2016 was in AA with the Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League. That year, he played 130 games and once again topped the .300 mark, with a slash line of .302/.367/.457 with 29 doubles and 14 homers, the early concerns about his lack of power having been completely erased by that point. He continued his steady progression in 2017, moving to AAA with the Las Vegas 51s where he played 114 games hitting .330 with 34 doubles and 16 homers, also driving in 76 runs. It was clear he was ready for the major leagues - all he needed was a spot in the Mets' line-up, something when happened shortly after they traded starting 1B Lucas Duda at the trading deadline.

He was called up to New York to make his debut on August 11, 2017. He started at first base against the Philadelphia Phillies and went 1 for 3 while batting 6th before being replaced in a double switch in the 6th inning. His first career hit was a single off Nick Pivetta in the 4th.

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