JUSTIN

SMOAK#14

FIRST BASE
Goose Creek, South Carolina
AB
560
AVG
.270
HR
38
RBI
90
SLG
.529
OPS
.884
HEIGHT
6'4"
WEIGHT
220 lbs
AGE
31
BATS
SWITCH
DRAFTED
2008: R111 - 11th
YEARS PRO
8
4d | RotoWire

News

Smoak said Monday that he spent the winter working on strengthening his hips, glutes and quadriceps to take pressure off his knees after he battled tendinitis during the 2018 season, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Impact

Though the rigors of playing in a team-high 158 games last season may have caught up with Smoak in September, when he was held to a .638 OPS, the 2017 campaign still went down as a huge breakout for the first baseman. The 31-year-old credited a change in approach at the plate for a steep reduction in his strikeout rate from 32.8 percent in 2016 to 20.1 percent last season, which allowed him to tap into his considerable power more regularly. Even with home-run production on the rise leaguewide, Smoak's 38 taters still made him a major asset in the category, while his improved contact made him less of a sinkhole in batting average than in previous years. Smoak will face plenty of pressure to prove he can repeat last season's performance in 2018, but even a slight downturn in his production would likely pay dividends for fantasy owners who invest in him on draft day.

Date Opp Result AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
10/01 at NYY W 2-1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .355 .529
09/30 at NYY L 1-2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .270 .355 .531
09/27 at BOS L 7-10 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .272 .358 .534
09/26 at BOS W 9-4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .271 .355 .533
09/25 at BOS W 6-4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .358 .538
Totals: 19 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 .271 .356 .533
Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG WAR
2010 TEX 70 235 29 49 10 0 8 34 38 57 1 .209 .316 .353 -0.5
-- SEA 30 113 11 27 4 0 5 14 8 34 0 .239 .287 .407 0.0
2011 SEA 123 427 38 100 24 0 15 55 55 105 0 .234 .323 .396 0.9
2012 SEA 132 483 49 105 14 0 19 51 49 111 1 .217 .290 .364 -0.3
2013 SEA 131 454 53 108 19 0 20 50 64 119 0 .238 .334 .412 0.5
2014 SEA 80 248 28 50 13 0 7 30 24 66 0 .202 .275 .339 0.0
2015 TOR 132 296 44 67 16 1 18 59 29 86 0 .226 .299 .470 0.8
2016 TOR 126 299 33 65 10 0 14 34 40 112 1 .217 .314 .391 -0.5
2017 TOR 158 560 85 151 29 1 38 90 73 128 0 .270 .355 .529 4.0
Totals: 982 3115 370 722 139 2 144 417 380 818 3 .232 .317 .416
Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
2015-16 TOR 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
2016-17 TOR 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Totals: 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 an an an