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New York Mets: Top Five Prospects

2. Dominic Smith, 1B, 20

Smith, who had the best season of his brief minor league career in 2015, is drawing James Loney comparisons and praise from individuals such as Keith Law. Law stated that Smith is “one of the top pure hitting prospects in the minors.”

While Smith hasn’t yet found a power stroke, he has plenty of long-ball potential and has an advanced approach at the plate. The biggest misconception surrounding Smith is that he is lazy with a poor work ethic, but that is largely mistaken for his laid-back attitude.

Smith led the Florida State League in doubles and was named MVP as well. He is regarded as an above-average fielder and has been lauded in the past for possessing impressive wrist and hand strength.

Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.