Adopted: Dominic Smith

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Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby Edgy MD » Fri May 08, 2015 2:12 pm

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You know who's hittin'? Mets number one draft picks are hittin'.

Nimmo? Hittin'. Conforto? Blastin'. Cecchini? Whaling away.

The exception is Dominic Smith. Last year, his lack of power development was disappointing. This year, well, disappointing would be an improvement. He's totally swinging a wet noodle! And he's presenting a vomitrocious .143 / .194 / .159 // .353 next to his face whenever somebody looks up at the St. Lucie scoreboard. So, three out of four ain't bad, right? Right?

Well, one thing my Dad taught me is to buy low, and things are low for Dominic. He also taught me to keep and eye open for someone who needs a friend. Come over here and get a hug, Dom. And put down that stoopid-looking bat!

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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby MFS62 » Tue May 12, 2015 10:43 pm

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He went 3-5 tonight, including a double and 4 RBI.
The avg. is up to .187.

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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby Edgy MD » Tue May 26, 2015 5:36 am

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Dominic is up to a respectable .233 / .287 / .308 // .595. And by "respectable," I mean, "a barely tolerable for the best fielding shortstop the Florida State League has ever seen." For Smith, it remains deeply perturbing. It's an improvement from April, to be certain, but the man wasn't signed to put up an Ordóñezian slugging percentage. No sir.
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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:59 pm

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Let the doubters doubt.

Mets first base prospect Dominic Smith smashed three hits Sunday in a win for High-A St. Lucie.

Smith drove in four runs to cap off an incredible weekend. On Saturday, the 19-year-old belted an 11th-inning walk-off home run, his second blast in 215 career minor league games. Smith's three-hit day Sunday extended his hitting streak to 13 games. The 2013 first-round pick batted .276 with 23 RBI in the month of May.


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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby MFS62 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:23 am

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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:44 am

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Twenty-three RBI in a month is amazin' for a guy still not hitting it over the wall.

Some credits got to go to Jeff McNeil (.401 OBP) and Michael Conforto (.350), but keep swinging, Big Dom.
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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:46 pm

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ThunderDom Smith went 2 for 5 with two more doubles last night, as St. Lucie Beat Brandenton, 7-6, running her winning streak to a season-high five games. Picking up in June where he left off in May, Smitty now has nine doubles in his last eight games. His double in the fifth plated Miakis De La Cruz to break a 4-all tie.
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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby Edgy MD » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:42 pm

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Dominic Smith goes 4-4 as St. Lucie, down 2-1 after five, puts up four runs in innings 6-8 and turns the ball over to soon-to-be New York Met Akeel Morris for the savie thing.

Smith now at .298, having been on tear for a month at least. He hit his second homer last week, pulling him within one of his career high. Yeah, big whoopsie-daisy, but he's ripped a league-leading 21 doubles, pinning his slugging percentage up at a solid .434.
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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby Frayed Knot » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:43 pm

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It's progress and that's what you want to see from 19 year olds (20 y/o on Monday).
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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby Edgy MD » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:52 pm

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Edgy MD wrote:... inning his slugging percentage up at a solid .434.

It is, in fact, seventh in the circuit.
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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby Frayed Knot » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:05 pm

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The only odd thing I see in his stats is that his walk rate is about half what it was last year.
But the BA is up a couple ticks and the slugging is up significantly [ISO 2014 = .067; ISO 2015 = .134] with more HRs (2 vs 1) and almost 2x as many XBHs already this season as in all last season in approx 40% the ABs
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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:56 pm

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You like a 2-3 for Smith? How about a 2-3 against Jose Fernandez?

The former Rookie of the Year is tearing through his rehab starts like cheetah through the grass. A cheetah on 5-Hour Energy Drink. But Smitty is no blade of grass. He's batted .365 (57-for-156) since May 9, with 20 doubles and two home runs.
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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby Edgy MD » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:42 pm

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St. Lucie got four hits, two doubles, and three RBI out of Dom Smith today, one of three St. Lucie Mets to go 4-5. Raised his batting average 10 points to .305.
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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:16 pm

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Dominant Smith enters the MLB top 100 prospecticans.

The power will come, man! Be patient!
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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby MFS62 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:52 am

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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby Edgy MD » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:17 am

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Edgy MD wrote:You like a 2-3 for Smith? How about a 2-3 against Jose Fernandez?

The former Rookie of the Year is tearing through his rehab starts like cheetah through the grass. A cheetah on 5-Hour Energy Drink. But Smitty is no blade of grass. He's batted .365 (57-for-156) since May 9, with 20 doubles and two home runs.

Re-reading this thread and this makes me sad.
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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby MFS62 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:33 am

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Edgy MD wrote:Re-reading this thread and this makes me sad.

Why?
He's doing well and getting better every week since his call-up.
Are you sad they didn't bring him up earlier?
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Re: Adopted: Dominic Smith

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:37 am

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Because José Fernandez is dead.
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