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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||395.00||15.00||.220||44.00||43.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. White Sox||3||2||1|| .750||1.667|| .667|
|vs Archer (Career)||5||3||1||1.200||.600||.600|
|vs RHP||58||13||3|| .328|| .414|| .224|
|Last 10 Games|
Justin Smoak homers, drives in three in Blue Jays' win
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/25/15) Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak hit a two-run home run in Monday's win over the White Sox.
Smoak homered for the first time since April 24. He went 2 for 3 and drove in three runs. He now has three homers and 11 RBI on the season.
Blue Jays' Justin Smoak hits second HR in three games in Friday's loss
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/25/15) After entering the game as a defensive replacement in the seventh inning, first baseman Justin Smoak connected for a ninth-inning solo home run in the Blue Jays' loss to the Rays on Friday.|
It was his second home run in three games.
Justin Smoak, Dalton Pompey: New Blue Jays' turf will cost hits
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/14/15) The Blue Jays installed a new playing surface at Rogers Centre, and the turf plays slower than the previous one.
Dalton Pompey says he's already lost a hit, because an infielder reached his grounder up the middle, because the turf "just sucked it up", per MLB.com.
Justin Smoak agreed that the new home field will cost players hits. "I think a ball hit up the middle that would've ended up getting through is getting caught by shortstops for outs, and maybe in the past they wouldn't have been," he said.
Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak back in the lineup Monday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/13/15) Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak will return to the lineup Monday, allowing Edwin Encarnacion to move to designated hitter and pushing Dioner Navarro to the bench, the team announced.
Smoak, who will hit sixth in the order, has started three games so far this season and is hitting .273 with a double in 12 plate appearances.
The Blue Jays are currently the favorites (-140) over the Rays Monday.
|2014 summary: Justin Smoak was one of the hottest pickups off the waiver wire when he went 6 for 13 with two home runs over his first three games. He needed 10 games to get his next six hits and from then on was pretty much back to normal, even getting sent to Triple-A for 56 games following a trip to the DL in June. He was great there, batting .337 with seven home runs and a .924 OPS in 205 at-bats, but would you expect any less from a 27-year-old former prospect in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League?|
Playing time status: Smoak's month lost to a strained quadriceps last year was one of three DL stints in his career, but none of the injuries were related. The bigger threat to his playing time is his lack of production. The Blue Jays, who claimed him off waivers this offseason, could make room for him at first base by moving Edwin Encarnacion to DH, but only if he proves he deserves it this spring.
2015 outlook: As a former top prospect still in the prime of his career, Smoak isn't exactly a lost cause, and the move from a pitcher's park, where he hit only .205 over his career, to a hitter's park may ultimately be what redeems him. But the more likely scenario is that he continues to underwhelm and becomes a bench player or full-time minor-leaguer soon enough. Leave him for AL-only leagues.
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|5/27/15||CHW||12:37 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
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