MLB Draft results 2013: 1B Dominic Smith selected by Mets with the No. 11 pick

Mike Stobe

The Mets selected 1B Dominic Smith with the No. 11 pick in the 2013 MLB Draft. Is he good enough to provide first-round value at first base?

The New York Mets selected California high school first baseman Dominic Smith with the No. 11 pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft.

Smith is a rarity, a high school first baseman considered a top prospect. With a chance to hit for both average and power, Smith could become a complete player down the line. Due to the tendency of first basemen to slip in the draft, Smith could turn out to be a bargain.

The downside here is that Smith doesn't project to have the defensive versatility to play another position should his bat prove insufficient for the high demands of first base. Still, Keith Law of ESPN notes that Smith "has a very smooth left-handed swing and when he does square the ball up, he generates surprising raw power ... he can't play another position, but he does have the benefit of being able to play a very good first base."

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