MLB Authentication #JB881773
On 08/11/2017, Dominic Smith made his
MLB debut for the New York
Mets at 1st base.
This baseball was collected and authenticated
during that game.
Dominic Smith was the 1st round, 11th pick in the
2013 draft. At only 22
years old, he is rated the #2 prospect to play 1st base,
according to the
2017 prospect rankings published by the MLB. He was invited to represent
the USA in the 2016 Futures game.
Smith is known for his advanced hitting approach, expected to hit for high
average and low strikeouts. As the Mets traded away Lucas Duda, 1st base
is expected to be Smith's, as he is noted for his outstanding defensive ability.
Among players who began their major league careers with the Mets, only
Mike Jacobs (11) and Ron Swoboda (10) hit more homers than Smith in their
first 33 games.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Game Used: Dom Smith Debut Ball
Posted by Media Goon at 8:00:00 AM