RotoWire Partners

Justin Smoak

28-Year-Old First Baseman – Toronto Blue Jays

2015 Stats

AVG

.215

HR

13

RBI

45

R

32

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

AVG

HR

RBI

R

SB

2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Smoak, the centerpiece of the return package from the Rangers for Cliff Lee in 2010, hit just .224/.309/.380 with 66 homers in parts of five seasons with the Mariners. Seattle finally gave up on him l...

Read more about Justin Smoak

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 220   DOB: 12/5/1986   BORN: Goose Creek, SC   COLLEGE: South Carolina   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

$

Justin Smoak Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Blue Jays in December of 2015.

August 31, 2015  –  Justin Smoak News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Smoak is out of the lineup on Monday, according to Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Justin Smoak – simply subscribe now.

Justin Smoak Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 TAC 35 159 133 23 36 14 7 0 7 25 0 0 23 32 0 2 1 .271 .377 .481 .858
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 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 56 249 205 29 69 20 13 0 7 40 0 2 33 41 0 8 3 .337 .422 .502 .924
2014 27 MAJ SEA 80 276 248 28 50 20 13 0 7 30 0 1 24 66 0 2 2 .202 .275 .339 .614
2015 28 MAJ TOR 106 258 233 32 50 25 11 1 13 45 0 0 24 67 0 1 0 .215 .287 .438 .725
Today's Projections     Subscribe now to see Today's projected stats for Justin Smoak
Next 7 Days     Subscribe now to see our Next 7 Days projections for Justin Smoak
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Justin Smoak
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Justin Smoak
3-Year Averages     114 442 395 43 87 30 15 0 15 43 0 0 45 98 0 1 1 .220 .301 .372 .673
Career  (View All)     672 2,476 2,193 240 489 183 95 1 87 279 2 1 262 559 0 13 8 .223 .307 .386 .693

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

No No Yes
Justin Smoak Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 4 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 2 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .287 .438 .725
Sep. 1 Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .291 .445 .736
Aug. 31 Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .291 .449 .740
Aug. 30 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .292 .451 .743
Aug. 29 Det 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .297 .459 .756
Aug. 28 Det 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .282 .445 .727
Aug. 27 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 26 @Tex 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .282 .445 .727
Aug. 25 @Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .280 .433 .713
Aug. 23 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .215 .281 .435 .716
Aug. 22 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 21 @LAA 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .287 .443 .730
Aug. 19 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .289 .434 .723
Aug. 18 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .290 .436 .726
Aug. 16 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .291 .438 .729
Aug. 15 NYY Did not play.
Aug. 14 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .292 .442 .734
Aug. 13 Oak 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .298 .451 .749
Aug. 12 Oak 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .297 .453 .750
Aug. 11 Oak 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .298 .441 .739
Aug. 9 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .299 .440 .739
Aug. 8 @NYY 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .305 .450 .755
Aug. 7 @NYY 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .306 .438 .744
Aug. 6 Min 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .314 .450 .764
Aug. 5 Min 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .310 .443 .753
Aug. 4 Min 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .312 .446 .758
Aug. 3 Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .312 .446 .758
Aug. 2 KC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .313 .451 .764
Aug. 1 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .309 .451 .760
Last 7 Days 13 1 2 2 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .353 .308 .661
Last 14 Days 29 3 5 2 0 2 6 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 .172 .265 .448 .713
Last 30 Days 75 8 14 4 0 4 17 5 16 0 0 0 1 0 .187 .235 .400 .635

Justin Smoak: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 88 2
2014 79
2013 125 3
2012 131 1
2011 108 12
2010 94 5

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

Justin Smoak Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152664100.308.7691.103
2014108102130.222.343.618
2013146102110.192.274.548

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015203269350.207.404.690
2014140185170.186.336.611
20133084318390.260.477.839

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015120187270.242.483.814
2014115134110.148.287.515
2013229259280.223.389.711

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015109146180.193.404.649
2014133153190.248.383.699
20132252811220.253.436.782
Justin Smoak Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 TAC 159 133 14.5% 20.1% 0.72 76% .309 .210
2010 23 AAA OKL 66 50 24.2% 12.1% 2.00 84% .325 .240
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 249 205 13.3% 16.5% 0.80 80% .395 .165
2014 27 MAJ SEA 276 248 8.7% 23.9% 0.36 73% .246 .137
2015 28 MAJ TOR 258 233 9.3% 26% 0.36 71% .242 .223
Today's Projections     Subscribe now to see Today's projected stats for Justin Smoak
Next 7 Days     Subscribe now to see our Next 7 Days projections for Justin Smoak
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Justin Smoak
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Justin Smoak
3-Year Averages     442 395 10.2% 22.2% 0.46 75% .255 .152
Career     2,476 2,193 10.6% 22.6% 0.47 75% .260 .163

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

No No

2015 Stat Review for Justin Smoak    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

Explain This

.215 AVG
TERRIBLE
71% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.242 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

Explain This

.438 SLG
GOOD
.223 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

Explain This

0.36 BB/K
WEAK
9.3% BB Rate
GOOD
26.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

Explain This

.725 OPS
AVERAGE
.287 OBP
POOR

Toronto Blue Jays Roster

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

Smoak is not in the lineup Friday against the Tigers, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smoak is out of the lineup Thursday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smoak went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in a 9-2 win over the Angels on Friday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smoak is out of Sunday's lineup against the Yankees, Jamie Ross of MLB.com reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smoak went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Wednesday's win over Oakland.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smoak supplied all the offense David Price would need Saturday, launching a sixth inning grand slam off Ivan Nova in a 6-0 win over the Yankees.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smoak is in the lineup Friday against the Yankees.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smoak is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smoak is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smoak will make a third straight start at first base Sunday against the Rays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smoak was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and a three-run home run in the Jays' win over Tampa Bay on Friday night.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smoak went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Red Sox.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smoak is not in the lineup Wednesday for the second straight day, according to Sportsnet's Barry Davis.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

Subscribe now to see our 2015 outlook.

2014

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 lefties despite switch-hitting. His batting average likely will always be feeble as long as his contract rate remains in the mid-70s (74 percent last season). He has home-run power but last year's .412 slugging percentage was a career high. His hot streaks, such as the one he went on last year after he came off the disabled list, are usually propelled by inflated BABIP and flyball rates that eventually normalize. Sure, he can draw some walks, but he's useless against lefties (.192/.274/.548 last season). Perhaps the Rangers knew what they were doing when they traded him to the Mariners in 2010 for Cliff Lee.

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.