- Baseball America named Mets’ first-rounder Dominic Smith to their 2013 High School Baseball All-American Team. Nathan Rode’s comment will not surprise any regulars around here:
Smith led Serra High to a Southern Section Division III championship with a .493 average and seven home runs. … Smith has a sweet, lefthanded swing and projects to hit for average and power. He also is an excellent defender at first…
OF J.B. Woodman, who the Mets selected in the 40th round, made the second team. Woodman has said he will go to college, and in fact, drove to Oxford, MS to head to school on Tuesday.
SS Luis Guillorme, the Mets’ 10th round pick, was picked for the third team.
– Jeff Moore at MLB Prospect Watch saw Dominic Smith and the GCL Mets on Tuesday and wrote about it.
His first time at bat on a fine Tuesday afternoon, Smith did not disappoint. He took a high fastball from a rehabbing Jordan Swagerty, a 23-year-old who has pitched as high as Double-A, and with a smooth left-handed stroke, he turned on, and got on top of, the pitch and drove it in the right-center gap for a double. It was simply a sweet piece of hitting against a more experienced pitcher.
The first baseman came to bat four more times, but in those four at-bats, he saw exactly four pitches. Swinging at the first pitch on each occasion, Smith did no further damage on the afternoon, expanding the zone and swinging at pitches with which he could do little or no damage.
Moore has a whole bunch about Smith’s “ultra-aggressive” approach that’s well worth the click to read his full thoughts.