Dom Smith had a big season for the Mets last year and his efforts have been recognized, as he’s been named to one of MLB’s Top 25 biggest breakout stars of 2020 by MLB.com — coming in at No. 12.
The Mets used 2020’s universal DH to their advantage last season by using Pete Alonso and Smith in their lineup on a regular basis.
This allowed the 25-year-old Smith to set career highs in almost every stat out there. Smith finished 2020 playing in 50 games, slashing .316/.377/.616 with an OPS+ of 169 — tied for fifth in the majors.
Add career marks in hits (56), doubles (21) and RBI (42) to his 10 home runs (one shy of tying his career high), and nobody can question the jump he took last season.
Smith finished 13th in NL MVP voting and looks to take an even bigger jump next season when he gets a full schedule to work with.