New York Mets first baseman/outfielder Dominic Smith is a potential fit for the Colorado Rockies
New York Mets first baseman Dominic Smith was the other player named by The New York Post as possibly on the move after the lockout ends and his bat could help the offense for the Colorado Rockies.
Smith, 26, has shown bouts of being a great MLB player but he has yet to show the consistency of being a quality MLB player.
In 2021, Smith in 145 games, which is his all-time high in the majors and he had 11 homers and 45 RBI with a slash line of .244/.304/.363 and an OPS+ of 84. That coupled with his poor defense (-3 Defensive Runs Saved, or DRS) meant that he had a -0.7 rWAR season.
In contrast, he had a fantastic 2020 season as he actually garnered NL MVP votes. In 50 games, he hit 10 homers and had 42 RBI with a slash line of .316/.377/.616 and an OPS+ of 168.
In 2019, he wasn’t quite as good but still pretty good as, in 89 games, he had an OPS+ of 132.
Smith primarily played left field in 2021 but, defensively, he’s well below average there. He is better as a first baseman or a DH.
The Rockies already have C.J. Cron at first base but Smith even could be a good, left-handed bat off the bench if the Mets don’t have a terribly high asking price.