Mets 2013 first-round pick 1B Dominic Smith is among the group of players who shined in their first taste of professional baseball this summer, according to Jake Seiner of MiLB.com.
“Rare is the high school first baseman with a bat so prodigious that he makes his way into the first half of the first round, but in Smith, the Mets may have found a special left-handed hitter,” Seiner writes. “The Los Angeles native showed an advanced approach in his debut, hitting .287 with a .384 on-base percentage and .791 OPS in the GCL. The 6-foot, 185-pounder slugged only three homers in 48 games but figures to add more power as his frame fills.”
Smith was also named the fourth-best prospect in the Gulf Coast League this season, according Baseball America.
Smith is playing in the Instructional League this offseason.
Read More: MiLB.com (Seiner)