Dominic David Rene Smith, born June 15, 1995, is a Major League Baseball first baseman and left fielder for the New York Mets (MLB).
The Mets selected him 11th overall in the 2013 MLB draft out of Junpero Serra High School in Gardena, California, and he made his MLB debut in 2017. With his left hand, he bats and throws.
Smith was selected eleventh overall by the Mets in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. Instead of attending USC, he accepted a $2.6 million signing bonus with the Mets.
Smith saw increased playing time in the 2020 season as a result of Yoenis Cespedes’ decision to opt out of the shorter season due to COVID-19-related concerns.
He had what was regarded as a “breakout season” for the second year in a row. He appeared in 50 of the team’s 60 games, batting.316/.377/.616 with 21 doubles, 10 home runs, and 42 RBIs in 177 at-bats. Despite playing in a limited season, his.616 slugging percentage established a team record.
Smith batted.244/.304/.363 in 145 games in 2021, with 11 home runs and 48 RBIs. His 2021 season was widely seen as a disappointment. In a Sports Illustrated story about the season’s biggest letdowns, he was dubbed “the team’s least useful player in 2021.”
According to a FanSided post, he looks “like a shell of the player” he was in 2020. Smith was classified as a “prime underperformer” in an ESPN.com story. In the New York Post, Greg Joyce noted that “Smith’s downturn in 2021 complicated his future and role” with the Mets.
Does Dominic Smith Have Kids?
It is assumed that Dominic has no kids because he has managed to keep his personal life out of the limelight.