Dom Smith’s time as a New York Met has finally come to an end, as the first baseman was not tendered a contract.
Smith spent six seasons with the Mets after being drafted by the organization in the first round of the 2013 June Amateur Draft.
Smith has had plenty of opportunity to shine, and actually did so a bit in 2019 as well as during the shortened 2020 season. However, between Pete Alonso winning the hearts of the fans and Smith’s poor play, he’s never been able to hold the job long enough to be consistently productive.
In 1373 plate appearances, Smith slashed .246/.308/.424/.733 in 447 games. He’s hit 46 home runs and drove in 174 RBI’s, averaging 17 home runs and 65 RBI’s every 162 games played.
And while his offense has usually been questionable, he was always spot on at first base defensively.
The Mets have also non-tendered pitcher Sean Reid-Foley.