Justin Smoak 17 | First Base

Seattle Mariners

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Thu. Apr 3, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Smoak went 2 for 5 with another homer and two runs in Wednesday's 8-2 road win over the Angels. Impact: Smoak is batting .462 with two homers, seven RBIs and five runs through the first three games. Fantasy owners should continue to play him until he cools off.(STATS, 5:58pm)
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Smoak homered and singled Wednesday as he continued his hot start to the season. Impact: Smoak finished the three-game season-opening series sweep of the Angels 6-for-13 with two homers, two doubles, seven RBI and five runs scored. Quite a start for Smoak, who needed it. The home run Wednesday came batting left-handed, while the single came batting right-handed.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Smoak was outstanding Tuesday for the M's. Impact: Smoak doubled in three runs and also singled. Smoak has six RBIs in the Mariners' first two games.(STATS, 5:23pm)
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Smoak, who has two doubles, a home run and six RBI in his first two games, has focused on keeping his hands in the strike zone longer for a more compact swing that helps him pull the ball better, the Seattle Times reports. Impact: Smoak worked with Robinson Cano in spring training, using Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long's infamous Net Drill that teaches hitters how to keep the ball fair while pulling it. The idea is for the batter to keep his hands inside longer, shorten the swing and use his lower half to get power. It is, of course, way too early to say if this is paying off for Smoak. He's been known to get into hot streaks only to go bitterly cold thereafter. But it's at least a positive development for Smoak, who needs to improve his contact rate this season.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 1, 2014
News: Smoak had two hits, including a bases-clearing double, Tuesday against the Angels, giving him six RBI in his first two games this season. Impact: Smoak, who hit a three-run homer Monday from the left side, hit his bases-loaded double Tuesday from the right side. Although right-handed is his natural side, the switch-hitter has fared better from the left, so it's good to see him blast one hitting righty. The other big thing is the hit came after Robinson Cano was intentionally walked (for the second time in two nights) to load the bases.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 1, 2014
News: Smoak was 2 for 4 with a homer in Monday's win over the Angels. Impact: Smoak has homered in each of his last two games against the Angels after going deep just twice in his previous 19 matchups with the Halos.(STATS, 5:44pm)
Justin Smoak
2014 Season
AVG
.245
HR
2
RBI
9
RUNS
7
Bio
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 230  Age: 27
Bats: S  Throws: L
Born: 12/5/1986, Goose Creek, South Carolina
College: South Carolina
Debut: 2010
Salary: $2,637,500
Injury Status
No Current Injury