Let’s be real. The Mets have a World Series title-contending team. They have the pitching and the offense to compete with anyone in the league. Everyone knows Lindor, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Pete Alonso. Marcus Stroman and Taijuan Walker are the two best MLBbro starters in the game. 

But a player you should familiarize yourself with is Dominic Smith. For those who don’t know, Smith has been one of the top hitters for the Mets recently. 

Take a look at these numbers.

Smith is hitting .364 with eight hits and five RBI in his last seven games entering Friday night’s game against Tampa Bay. He went off on May 12 against the Baltimore Orioles, going 3-for-4 with two RBI and a double. 



Mets’ GM Luis Rojas had nothing but good things to say about Smith after his performance against the Orioles.

“We know his ability to drive in runs,” Rojas said in an article from NYPost.com. “He led the team in RBIs [with 42] last year in the short season.

“So he is going to give you a quality at-bat in that situation. He just needed to find himself with his mechanics, with his approach, so he could stay back longer and recognize pitches.”

Smith has also hit safely in his last three games and he’s now starting to find his way at the plate. For opposing teams, when Smith is on, y’all don’t want no parts.

There’s no question that this guy can hit and there’s a reason the Mets selected him in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft.



He’s also the emotional leader of the team. 

His passionate, teary-eyed 2020 press conference hit an emotional chord throughout MLB and inspired his white teammates and players across the league, to join him in his crusade for social injustice. 



When Smith first started his professional career, he got off to a slow start. There was a time early on during his minor league career where he went 0-for-22 to start the month of May. That’s tough right there and just lets you see that it is very easy to fail in this sport.

Despite struggling early in his career, Smith quickly adjusted well to the game and became a prominent hitter in the minors. 

He made his MLB debut during the 2017 season and Smith got a taste of what that MLB life and competition was like. After the 2017 season, he started to work on his game more and adjusted well.

During the 2019 season, Smith started to make a name for himself. Our MLB bro finished the season playing in 89 games and finishing with a .282 batting average and 11 home runs.



At that time, the Mets knew that Smith could be an important piece to the team. The 26-year-old started the 2021 season off strong.



He had a four-game hitting streak to start the season and then fell off a little bit at the end of April. 

But now he’s coming into his own and is seeing the ball well at the plate. Through 30 games, Smith has a .241 (and rising) batting average with 14 RBI.

The New York Mets have found themselves at the top of the NL East standings. And going into the 2021 season, the team had high expectations to be one of the top teams in the NL. 

New York was one of the most talked-about teams during the offseason, and I’m not talking about the Yankees. 

When the Mets signed shortstop Francisco Lindor, it added fuel to the fire for the team in the Big Apple. Now, the Mets are one of the top teams not only in the NL, but all of baseball and they are looking to return to the World Series where they lost to the Kansas City Royals in 2015.

Our bro will play a big part for the Mets this season and don’t be surprised if his success at the plate continues.

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