Mon, 04 May 2015 21:17:14 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak has had limited at-bats in recent games, not due to poor performance but because OF Jose Bautista (shoulder) is limited to designated hitter duties and 1B Edwin Encarnacion is the primary first baseman.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak ($2,200; 4.4% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until Bautista is finally able to throw and move back out into the field opening up ABs for the former Mariner.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:02:33 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak remains out of the starting lineup Tuesday, April 28.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is normally in the lineup against a right-hander, but the ailing shoulder of Jose Bautista has kept him out of the outfield and left Smoak riding the bench. It may be at least another couple of days before Smoak is back in the starting lineup and playing first base.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:04:56 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup Monday, April 27. OF Jose Bautista is starting at first base and hitting cleanup.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) may see more bench time this week as Bautista works his way back into the lineup following a shoulder injury. Despite bad weather, Joey Bats ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) is a fine FantasyScore investment this evening. His shoulder injury affects his throwing, mainly.
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:26:21 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is starting at first base and batting seventh in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Bud Norris Friday, April 10.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has enticing power, especially in this powerhouse of a lineup. However, his .186 batting average in 140 at-bats against right-handers last year doesn't really inspire a ton of confidence for daily owners.
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:42:02 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Wednesday, April 8. Smoak is starting at first base and hitting eighth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is a cheap source of power for daily lineups, especially at hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium. However, the matchup against Pineda, who had a nice spring, isn't the most endearing for FantasyScore players.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:51:26 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak has made the 25-man roster.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak ($3,200 FantasyScore, 6.4% of cap) could benefit from a change of scenery, as he never quite lived up to his billing with the Seattle Mariners. For now, see how much Smoak hits before spending money.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:16:59 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Dayan Viciedo gives the team another option in left field with OF Michael Saunders (knee) out, but general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the first base/designated hitter spot is "the most wide open spot in terms of competition." The team has talked about giving 1B Edwin Encarnacion time at DH this year to save his body, and 1Bs Justin Smoak, Daric Barton and Matt Hague are other options for first base.
Fantasy Tip: Viciedo could have fleeting late-round value in deeper mixed leagues depending on his playing time in the first month of the season with Saunders sidelined. Viciedo hit 20-plus homers in two of the last three years, so we know he has the power. He won't do you any favors in the BA department, though, so he'll mainly be an NL-only commodity this year.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:38:50 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak and 3B Danny Valencia could be part of a platoon at first base if 1B Edwin Encarnacion begins the season as the designated hitter.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:18:10 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak could face competition from 1B Chris Colabello and 1B Daric Barton for the starting first base job if he does not start off the season well.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:02:36 -0800
Free-agent 1B Justin Smoak (Blue Jays) signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, Dec. 3.