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Justin Smoak

27-Year-Old First Baseman – Seattle Mariners

2014 Stats

AVG

.208

HR

7

RBI

30

R

27

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

With nearly 2,000 major-league plate appearances, it's probably time to just accept Smoak for what he is - a streaky, low-average hitter with a bit of power who struggles with contact and can't hit l...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 230   DOB: 12/5/1986   BORN: Goose Creek, SC   COLLEGE: South Carolina   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Smoak Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Mariners in February 2014 to avoid arbitration. The deal includes a vesting option for 2015 that requires Smoak to log 525 plate appearances in 2014.

July 22, 2014  –  Justin Smoak News

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Justin Smoak Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 21 A CLI 14 62 56 9 17 6 3 0 3 6 0 0 5 10 0 1 0 .304 .355 .518 .873
2009 22 R AZL 2 7 6 3 4 3 0 1 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .667 .714 2.000 2.714
2009 22 AA FRI 49 222 178 30 58 16 10 0 6 29 0 0 39 35 0 2 3 .326 .450 .483 .933
2009 22 AAA OKL 54 237 197 25 48 15 11 0 4 23 0 0 35 45 0 2 3 .244 .363 .360 .723
2010 23 AAA OKL 15 66 50 10 15 8 6 0 2 5 0 0 16 8 0 0 0 .300 .470 .540 1.010
2010 23 AAA TAC 35 159 133 23 36 14 7 0 7 25 0 0 23 32 0 2 1 .271 .377 .481 .858
2010 23 MAJ SEA 30 122 113 11 27 9 4 0 5 14 0 0 8 34 0 1 0 .239 .287 .407 .694
2010 23 MAJ TEX 70 275 235 29 49 18 10 0 8 34 1 0 38 57 0 2 0 .209 .316 .353 .670
2010  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ SEA/TEX 100 397 348 40 76 27 14 0 13 48 1 0 46 91 0 3 0 .218 .307 .371 .678
2011 24 AAA TAC 4 15 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 .000 .267 .000 .267
2011 24 MAJ SEA 123 489 427 38 100 39 24 0 15 55 0 0 55 105 0 4 3 .234 .323 .396 .719
2012 25 AAA TAC 20 82 66 10 16 7 6 1 0 4 1 0 16 16 0 0 0 .242 .390 .364 .754
2012 25 MAJ SEA 132 535 483 49 105 33 14 0 19 51 1 0 49 111 0 2 1 .217 .290 .364 .654
2013 26 AAA TAC 5 22 21 2 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 .238 .273 .333 .606
2013 26 MAJ SEA 131 521 454 53 108 39 19 0 20 50 0 0 64 119 0 1 2 .238 .334 .412 .746
2014 27 AAA TAC 28 121 102 16 29 11 5 0 6 21 0 0 13 16 0 4 2 .284 .364 .510 .874
2014 27 MAJ SEA 69 262 236 27 49 20 13 0 7 30 0 1 22 63 0 2 2 .208 .279 .352 .631
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3-Year Averages     128 514 454 46 104 37 19 0 18 52 0 0 56 111 0 2 2 .229 .315 .390 .705
Career  (View All)     555 2,204 1,948 207 438 158 84 0 74 234 2 1 236 489 0 12 8 .225 .309 .382 .691

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Justin Smoak Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 30 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 29 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 27 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 26 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 25 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 24 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 23 NYM Did not play.
Jul. 22 NYM Did not play.
Jul. 21 NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .279 .352 .631
Jul. 20 @LAA 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .279 .356 .635
Jul. 19 @LAA 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .280 .358 .638
Jul. 18 @LAA 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .277 .355 .632
Jul. 13 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .274 .350 .624
Jul. 12 Oak Did not play.
Jul. 11 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .279 .356 .635
Jul. 10 Min Did not play.
Jul. 9 Min Did not play.
Jul. 8 Min Did not play.
Jul. 7 Min Did not play.
Jul. 6 @CWS Did not play.
Jul. 5 @CWS Did not play.
Jul. 4 @CWS Did not play.
Jul. 2 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 1 @Hou Did not play.
Jun. 30 @Hou Did not play.
Jun. 29 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 28 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 27 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 25 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 24 Bos Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 17 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .278 .294 .572
Last 30 Days 20 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .238 .250 .488

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Justin Smoak: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 69
2013 125 3
2012 131 1
2011 108 12
2010 94 5

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Justin Smoak Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201410392130.223.350.616
2013146102110.192.274.548
2012170157171.235.400.703

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014133185170.195.353.641
20133084318390.260.477.839
20123133412340.208.345.627

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014112134110.152.295.522
2013229259280.223.389.711
2012232174181.198.289.558

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014124143190.258.403.727
20132252811220.253.436.782
20122513215330.235.434.743
Justin Smoak Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 21 A CLI 62 56 8.1% 16.1% 0.50 82% .326 .214
2009 22 R AZL 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .667 1.333
2009 22 AA FRI 222 178 17.6% 15.8% 1.11 80% .380 .157
2009 22 AAA OKL 237 197 14.8% 19% 0.78 77% .297 .116
2010 23 AAA OKL 66 50 24.2% 12.1% 2.00 84% .325 .240
2010 23 AAA TAC 159 133 14.5% 20.1% 0.72 76% .309 .210
2010 23 MAJ SEA 122 113 6.6% 27.9% 0.24 70% .297 .168
2010 23 MAJ TEX 275 235 13.8% 20.7% 0.67 76% .241 .144
2010  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ SEA/TEX 397 348 11.6% 22.9% 0.51 74% .258 .153
2011 24 AAA TAC 15 11 20% 6.7% 3.00 91% .000 .000
2011 24 MAJ SEA 489 427 11.2% 21.5% 0.52 75% .277 .162
2012 25 AAA TAC 82 66 19.5% 19.5% 1.00 76% .320 .122
2012 25 MAJ SEA 535 483 9.2% 20.7% 0.44 77% .244 .147
2013 26 AAA TAC 22 21 0% 22.7% 0.00 76% .313 .095
2013 26 MAJ SEA 521 454 12.3% 22.8% 0.54 74% .279 .174
2014 27 AAA TAC 121 102 10.7% 13.2% 0.81 84% .288 .226
2014 27 MAJ SEA 262 236 8.4% 24% 0.35 73% .253 .144
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3-Year Averages     514 454 10.9% 21.6% 0.50 76% .265 .161
Career     2,204 1,948 10.7% 22.2% 0.48 75% .263 .157

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2014 Stat Review for Justin Smoak    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.208 AVG
TERRIBLE
73% Contact Rate
POOR
.253 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.352 SLG
POOR
.144 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
8.4% BB Rate
AVERAGE
24.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.631 OPS
TERRIBLE
.279 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Justin Smoak: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Smoak was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday and is in the starting lineup at first base, batting sixth, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

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Smoak (quadriceps) was activated from the 15-day DL on Friday and optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Smoak (quad) has gone 8-for-37 (.216) in 10 games since beginning a rehab assignment June 18.

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Smoak (quad) may begin a rehab assignment by week's end, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

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Smoak (quadriceps) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday, the Mariners' official Twitter feed reports.

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Smoak (quadriceps) is 70-75 percent healthy, according to manager Lloyd McClendon, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.

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Smoak (quad) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees.

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Smoak (quadriceps) is not in the lineup for the third straight game Monday against the Rays.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Smoak entered last season needing to prove he was the long-term answer at first base for the Mariners. He spent most of the season, though, just trying to prove he was better than the Mendoza Line. The Mariners finally had enough by late July and sent him to Triple-A with a .189 average. He returned in mid-August with a shortened swing and finished the season with a flourish, hitting .394 with a 1.177 OPS and five homers in his final 18 games. It was an encouraging finish, but it wasn't the only time he got hot last year. In fact, he looked like he had found his swing with a month-long hot streak early in the season only to then slump to a .394 OPS (not a misprint) in the 39 games before his demotion. Ultimately, Smoak did not prove what he needed to last season, and the Mariners appear to have given up on him, acquiring Kendrys Morales to handle the bulk of first-base duty and Mike Morse, who can back up first if needed. Smoak is headed back to Triple-A if he isn't traded.

2012

After a promising start to the season, Smoak's 2011 turned rocky by early summer. He struggled through July, watching his average drop nearly 50 points from its late-June high of .264. He played only three games in August because of separate injuries. And all that came after his father passed away earlier in the year. Instead of solidifying his spot in the middle of the lineup, Smoak still has questions to answer. The Mariners are in the market for more power, but if they sign a first baseman, Smoak likely would be kept around as the DH. Either way, Smoak has something to prove in 2012.

2011

Smoak was the centerpiece of the Cliff Lee deal last season, heading to Seattle with the opportunity to be a middle-of-the-order power bat and first baseman for the foreseeable future. He struggled at times with Texas after his callup, and then the Mariners sent him to Triple-A after a .439 OPS in 16 games. He returned in mid-September and warmed up over the final 10 games with 15 hits, three doubles, three homers, nine RBI and seven walks. If he can carry that over to 2011, he'll be in fine shape. If not, he'll have plenty of time to figure things out as he has first base all to himself.

2010

Smoak struggled at Triple-A Oklahoma City, hitting just .244/.363/.360 in 197 at-bats following a decent showing at Double-A Frisco (.326/.450/.483 in 178 at-bats). He continues to show an excellent batting eye, drawing 52 walks and fanning just 55 times in 375 at-bats on the season. The lack of power is a tad troubling, though we'll give him another go at Triple-A Oklahoma City before we get too concerned. Where he fits in behind Chris Davis once he arrives in Texas will largely depend on how each player progresses over the next 12-18 months.

2009

Smoak draw comparisons to Chipper Jones and Mark Teixeira after being a first-round pick in June, and his brief pro debut (.304/.355/.518 in 56 at-bats) at Low-A Clinton was solid after agreeing to terms right at the deadline in early August. His AFL campaign was solid as well, and he should see time at Double-A Frisco by year's end. Where he fits long-term with Chris Davis at first base remains to be seen, but it's a nice problem to have.