Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Game Used: Dom Smith Debut Ball

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.

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