Dominic Smith, the Mets #1 pick in the 2013 June Amateur draft, and #3 on the teams Top Prospect list, has started to shake off his early season rust and is showing how dynamic a player he truly is.
The California native started the 2014 season with a slow start and even though he finished April strong he only batted .217 (18 for 83), which made some wonder if he was ready to make the jump from Kingsport (R) straight to Low Class A Savannah and bypass Brooklyn (A-) altogether.
But with the change in the calender Smith has turned it around, and just four games into May he is batting .333 and starting to get acclimated while playing against players that are 2-3 years older than him.
Actually, in his last 10 games, Smith is batting .367 (11-for-30) with six runs scored, five doubles, an RBI and six walks. He also has hit safely in 7 out of 10 games and has six multi-hit games in the span.
During Smith’s recent surge he has helped the Sand Gnats to an 8-3 record as they remain in first place in the South Atlantic League Southern Division and lead by 3.5 games.
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