Team: New York Mets
Position: First Baseman
Height/Weight: 6’0”, 250 lbs.
Date of Birth: June 15, 1995
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Drafted: 2013- 1st Round by the New York Mets
One of top young hitters in baseball, Dominic Smith is the #2 prospect in the New York Mets organization. He currently ranks as the $63rd overall prospect in baseball by MLB.com. Smith, who is a left-handed hitting first baseman, was selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft out of Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, Calif.
Smith spent the 2016 season with Class AA Binghamton where he batted .302 with 14 home runs and 91 RBI. He ranked in the Eastern League’s top 10 in home runs, RBI, doubles and hits. In 2015, Smith was named the Player of the Year in the Florida State League with a league-high 79 RBIs and 33 doubles. He participated in the 2016 MLB All Star Futures Game.
A native of Los Angeles, Dominic now resides in Fort Pierce, Fla. He is expected to begin the 2017 season with the Mets’ Class AAA affiliate in Las Vegas and could make his Major League debut during the 2017 season.
Jason Martin is 4-for-8 over the last two games with a home run and four RBI. He’s batting .323 in August.Dominic Smith makes his MLB debut tonight with the Mets in Philadelphia. Prior to being called up, he was batting .330 with 16 HR and a PCL best 34 doubles in 114 games with AAA Las Vegas Rusney Castillo has hit safely in 16 of the last 18 games and is batting .333 since the All Star break Josh Morgan has 7 hits in his last 14 at bats and is batting .364 during the month of August D.J. Peterson has hit safely in each of his first three games since joining the White Sox’s AAA affiliate in Charlotte this week. Stephen Alemais is batting .340 with two doubles and 10 RBI in 14 games since joining High-A Bradenton.
Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 7/28
Dominic Smith ranks 1st among all Mets’ minor league players in batting average (.337), hits (139), doubles (30), RBI (68) and runs (72)
Stephen Alemais is batting .556 (10-for-18) in 6 games with High-A Bradenton
Jason Martin has 11 extra base hits in the last 13 games, posting a 1.131 OPS in that stretch
DJ Peterson has reached base safely in 8 of the last 9 games, batting .333 with 3 doubles and a home run
Dustin Peterson is batting.319 during the month of July
Marcus Wilson leads Class-A Kane County in home runs (9) and OPS (.869), and ranks second in RBI (42)