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Justin Smoak

29-Year-Old First Baseman – Toronto Blue Jays

2016 Stats

AVG

.282

HR

3

RBI

11

R

10

SB

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After a disastrous 2014 season, Smoak found new digs north of the border and put together a strong season. While a sub-.300 on-base percentage is less than ideal, Smoak is an excellent defender at fir...

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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

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Justin Smoak Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.9 million contract with the Blue Jays in December of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

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Smoak attributes much of his recent success to an adjustment he made last September with Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby on being more balanced in the batter's box, the Toronto Star reports.

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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 TEX 70 275 235 29 49 18 10 0 8 34 1 0 38 57 0 2 0 .209 .316 .353 .670
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  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ TEX/SEA 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 132 328 296 44 67 35 16 1 18 59 0 0 29 86 0 1 2 .226 .299 .470 .769
2016 29 MAJ TOR 43 123 103 10 29 8 5 0 3 11 1 0 19 35 0 0 1 .282 .398 .417 .815
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3-Year Averages     114 374 332 41 75 31 16 0 15 46 0 0 39 90 0 1 2 .226 .310 .410 .720
Career  (View All)     741 2,669 2,359 262 535 201 105 1 95 304 3 1 286 613 0 13 11 .227 .312 .393 .705

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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
May. 24 @NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .398 .417 .815
May. 22 @Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .402 .422 .824
May. 21 @Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .407 .429 .836
May. 20 @Min 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .412 .442 .854
May. 19 @Min 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .413 .444 .857
May. 18 TB 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .423 .459 .882
May. 17 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .420 .451 .871
May. 16 TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .438 .474 .912
May. 15 @Tex 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .435 .480 .915
May. 14 @Tex 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .448 .500 .948
May. 13 @Tex 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .458 .470 .928
May. 11 @SF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .430 .422 .852
May. 10 @SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .423 .413 .836
May. 9 @SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .423 .413 .836
May. 8 LAD 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .423 .413 .836
May. 7 LAD 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .419 .390 .809
May. 6 LAD 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .414 .382 .796
May. 5 Tex 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .409 .396 .805
May. 4 Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .426 .417 .843
May. 3 Tex 5 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .421 .422 .843
May. 2 Tex 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .404 .250 .654
May. 1 @TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .375 .216 .591
Apr. 30 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .375 .216 .591
Apr. 29 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .409 .242 .651
Apr. 27 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 26 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .425 .241 .666
Apr. 25 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 24 Oak 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .436 .250 .686
Apr. 23 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .457 .250 .707
Apr. 22 Oak 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .484 .286 .770
Last 7 Days 25 0 5 1 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .259 .240 .499
Last 14 Days 40 2 11 3 0 1 3 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .356 .425 .781
Last 30 Days 85 9 25 4 0 3 10 11 22 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .375 .447 .822

Justin Smoak: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 36
2015 110 4
2014 79
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
2016343021.235.265.580
20153984100.256.564.839
2014108102130.222.343.618

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016697390.304.493.928
20152573614490.222.455.757
2014140185170.186.336.611

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016518250.294.451.870
2015156238340.256.494.819
2014115134110.148.287.515

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016522161.269.385.762
20151402110250.193.443.712
2014133153190.248.383.699
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 TEX 275 235 13.8% 20.7% 0.67 76% .241 .144
2010 23 MAJ SEA 122 113 6.6% 27.9% 0.24 70% .297 .168
2010  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ TEX/SEA 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 328 296 8.8% 26.2% 0.34 71% .255 .244
2016 29 MAJ TOR 123 103 15.4% 28.5% 0.54 66% .400 .135
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3-Year Averages     374 332 10.4% 24.1% 0.43 73% .264 .184
Career     2,669 2,359 10.7% 23% 0.47 74% .267 .166

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2016 Stat Review for Justin Smoak    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.282 AVG
GOOD
66% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.400 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.417 SLG
WEAK
.135 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.54 BB/K
GOOD
15.4% BB Rate
ELITE
28.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.815 OPS
GOOD
.398 OBP
ELITE

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

Smoak went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Saturday against the Rangers.

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Smoak is out of the lineup Monday at San Francisco, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Smoak went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Dodgers.

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Smoak provided all of the team’s offense in Tuesday’s 3-1 victory over the Rangers. He went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI.

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Smoak is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

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The team plans on giving Smoak a majority of the work at first base, even against lefties, following the suspension of Chris Colabello, Sportsnet reports.

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Smoak is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

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Smoak is not in the lineup Monday against the White Sox, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

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Smoak has cemented his role as the everyday starter at first base for the Blue Jays with Chris Colabello suspended, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

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Due to the struggles of Smoak and Chris Colabello, manager John Gibbons said Edwin Encarnacion may begin to see more playing time at first base with someone else taking over DH duties, the Toronto Sun reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

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 last season, and he was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays in October. He posted a career-low .614 OPS in 80 games with the Mariners in 2014, but he'll at least provide Toronto with some depth and could make a run at semi-regular playing time, with Adam Lind shipped off to Milwaukee in the offseason.

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.