Dominic Smith named Florida State League Player of the Year
Dominic Smith has been named the Florida State League Player of the Year for 2015, the league announced on Thursday.
Smith, the club’s first selection in the 2013 first-year player draft, has had a tremendous season in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League in 2015, leading the league in both doubles and RBI while hitting .305/.354/.417 with 33 doubles, six home runs and 79 RBI in 118 games for Single-A St. Lucie in 2015.
His 33 doubles and 79 RBI currently lead the Florida State League.
“I learned a lot from last year,” Smith recently told JustMets. “Just by going through [those struggles], I ended up taking what I learned from last year and putting it in my game this year, and it’s paid off.”
Smith, 20, has set career-highs in hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage in 2015.