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Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Top New York Mets Prospects #3-Dominic Smith

February 14th, 2014 at 12:34 PM
By Mike Phillips

Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in time for 2014. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown from number seven and work our way to number one over the course of a week. This week marks our final countdown of the offseason as the Mets begin spring training on Saturday, and we will continue our annual tradition by ranking the top seven Mets' prospects in the farm system. We continue our countdown today with a look at the third best prospect in the Mets' farm system, first baseman Dominic Smith.

3) 1B Dominic Smith

Acquired: 11th Overall Pick in 2013 MLB Draft

History: The 11th overall pick for the Mets in the 2013 draft was one that was going to be heavily scrutinized. This was the pick that General Manager Sandy Alderson refused to part with in the offseason, which cost the Mets an opportunity to add free agent outfielder Michael Bourn. While Bourn instead signed a four year, 48 million dollar contract with the Cleveland Indians, the Mets kept their draft pick and used it to select high school first baseman Dominic Smith. Smith was one of the highest rated first base prospects in the entire draft, and he flashed some promise in his first professional season in the Gulf Coast League.

Smith played in 48 games with the Gulf Coast Mets, hitting .287 with nine doubles, three home runs, and 22 RBI's. Smith struggled early in the year, but turned his year around by hitting .372 in the month of August. Smith got promoted to Low-A Kingsport late in the season and got a taste of the team's playoff season. Smith earned rave reviews after the season, ranking as the fourth best prospect in the Gulf Coast League by Baseball America. Baseball America also named him the team's third best prospect overall entering this season.

Pros: Strong Defender, Solid Eye at Plate, Power Potential

Cons: Lack of Speed, Needs to Fill Out More

Major League ETA: 2016/2017

This may be aggressive, but Smith has all the potential to rapidly rise through the Mets' farm system. While Smith will likely spend his 2014 season splitting between some combination of the team's low A-ball affiliates, he has a chance to cameo with the team in late 2016 if all goes well. Smith has the potential to become an above average first baseman, and the Mets should be very excited about the pick they kept by not signing Bourn after all.

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Just because the Super Bowl left NY/NJ it doesn't mean the NFL action is over. Come see the Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Liberty Science Center see jerseys worn by legends, make the tough call under the hood, try on equipment and get immersed into football like never before.

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