Acquired: Drafted in the first round (#11 overall) of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYM).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|Hitting .330 with 16 home runs, 76 RBI's and 34 doubles in 114 games at Las Vegas (Triple-A) for a .330/.386/.519 slash line.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Las Vegas on August 11, when RHP Fernando Salas was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 08/11/17
|August 11, in a 7-6 win against the Phillies. The starting first baseman, he batted sixth and went 1-for-3. In the second, against right-handed starter Nick Pivetta, he struck out swinging on three pitches. In the fourth, he hit a one-out single to center before being erased on the front end of a double play. In the sixth, against right-handed reliever Jesen Therrien, he led off by grounding out to the mound.|
|Signed out of Junipero Serra High School in California at a relatively sveltly listed 185 pounds, Smith now weighs in at a power-packed 240 pounds, but he is much more than a one-dimensional power hitter. While he's a plus defender at first base, his bat is his best tool, as he's considered the top pure hitter for average in the system and the second-best prospect overall, right behind recently promoted shortstop Amed Rosario. He brings a career .302 average with him to New York as well as a .433 slugging percentage, with the power numbers really coming on in the last two seasons -- in 295 games between his 2013 pro debut and 2015, he hit just 10 home runs, while he's connected for 30 in 244 games in 2016 and 2017. The Pacific Coast League Player of the Month in July, he batted .385 with eight homers and 26 RBI's along with 21 extra-base hits in that span, including a 13-game hitting streak. In 2016, Smith finished third in the Eastern League in RBI's (91) and hits (146), batting .302 at Binghamton (Double-A) with 14 home runs, 29 doubles and a .457 slugging percentage. The previous summer, at St. Lucie (High A) he earned Florida State League MVP honors with a .305 average, six home runs and a league-high 79 RBI's, leading the league in doubles while finishing third in slugging while just celebrating his 20th birthday midseason.|