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Crystal Ball: Justin Smoak

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This'll be the last one for a while

Year/Age

2010/23

 

2011/24

2012/25

2013/26

2014/27

2015/28

2016/29

 

2017/30

2018/31

2019/32

2020/33

2021/34

2022/35

2023/36

2024/37

Total

 

Team

Rangers

Mariners

Mariners

Mariners

Mariners

Mariners

Mariners

Mariners

Braves

Braves

Braves

Braves

Braves

Orioles

Blue Jays

Phillies

Reds

 

 

AB

235

113

476

491

547

561

512

320

255

551

532

518

286

70

409

195

111

6,183

 

AVG

.209

.239

.260

.284

.267

.285

.274

.295

.298

.275

.271

.263

.271

.232

.268

.270

.256

.273

 

OBP

.316

.287

.345

.362

.365

.394

.385

.407

.393

.380

.369

.350

.342

.301

.349

.351

.337

.368

SLG

.353

.407

.451

.469

.479

.534

.541

.601

.490

.492

.473

.455

.414

.402

.457

.480

.408

.477

HR

8

5

20

22

28

32

34

23

11

29

22

19

9

3

14

10

3

290

RBI

34

14

73

88

80

92

108

50

54

89

84

71

20

9

61

29

11

967

 

SB

1

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

7

 

 

Position

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

DH

DH

PH/1B

PH/1B

 

 

2011- Justin overall line is as expected, but still struggles mightily against left handers, hitting just .212/.299/.370 off them, and .289/.372/.490 off right handers

2012- Cuts down on strikeouts, raises walks, raises power. Things are coming together for Smoak despite the platoon split

2013- Raises power, raises strikeouts. A bit disappointing after last years encouraging season

2014-  Makes All Star team along with fellow teammates Dustin Ackley, Michael Pineda, Felix Hernandez, and Prince Fielder. Finishes 11th in MVP voting, just behind Mike Trout

2015- Makes second All Star team. Mariners win World Series. Smoak wins WSMVP

2016- Monster start with the Mariners, makes 3rd All Star team. Mariners realize they will not be able to agree to a long term contract and trade him to the Braves for #3 starter, Randall Delgado.

2017- Signs 4 year/ $46 million contract with Atlanta Braves

2017- Braves make playoffs. Lose in second round 

2018- Braves win World Series with the help of Cy Young winner Julio Teheran and MVP Jason Heyward

2019- Very disappointing year. Everything is down 

2020- Hamstring injury

2021- Traded to Orioles for one dimensional speedster, Anthony Gose

2021- Same reoccurring hamstring injury doesn't allow success

2022- Blue Jays sign Smoak for 1 year/ $6 million. Hamstring flares up early in the season, but has an overall successful season

2023- Signed by the Phillies for 1 year/ $4 million. Hamstring issues force Smoak to be a primary pinch hitter, facing all right handers, and does well.

2024- Reds sign Smoak for 1 year/$4 million, but has a terrible season as a pinch hitter

2024- Retires

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