Justin Smoak
1B TOR
12 hours ago

Smoak will get the day off for Friday's contest with the Royals, Sportsnet's Arden Zwelling reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendrys Morales will get the start at first base as Smoak gets a rare day off for the series opener. The slugging first baseman currently has a seven-game hit streak in the works, hitting .385/.467/.672 over that span. He will likely be back in the lineup Saturday.

Justin Smoak
1B TOR
4 days ago

Smoak went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored during Monday's win over Texas.

EDGE Analysis

Smoak's breakout campaign continues, and he's now up to a .300/.361/.600 slash line with 20 homes, 46 RBI and 40 runs. He's flashed this kind of upside before in fleeting stretches throughout his career, but it appears the 30-year-old slugger has finally lived up to the hype that accompanied him moving through the minors.

Justin Smoak
1B TOR
2 weeks ago

Smoak went 3-for-5 with two solo home runs in Wednesday's extra-inning win over Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

The only way to describe Smoak's bat right now is smoking hot. He's got five home runs in his last six games, bringing his season total to 17, just one behind league leader Aaron Judge. The 31-year-old Smoak is having a breakout season, poised to smash his career-highs in home runs (20) and RBI (55). Smoak probably won't stay on this pace, but he is proving to be an excellent source of power.

Justin Smoak
1B TOR
3 weeks ago

Smoak went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Smoak's 15th deep fly of the season was his second in as many nights, and his third in the last four games. After smoking the ball in May (.944 OPS), the first baseman is off to a blazing start in June. Through five games this month, Smoak is 7-for-18 (1.289 OPS) with six RBI and four runs. He's now on pace to launch 42 homers, notch 100-plus RBI and approach 100 runs -- all of which are astronomically beyond Smoak's career best marks.

Justin Smoak
1B TOR
3 weeks ago

Smoak went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Sunday's victory over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Down 2-0, the first baseman's 14th blast of the campaign tied the score in the bottom of the sixth inning. Smoak is well on his way to a career-best season. He's now on pace to smash 40 home runs and drive in 111 runs.

Justin Smoak
1B TOR
3 weeks ago

Smoak went 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs and three RBI Friday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Smoak's 13th blast of the year gave the Blue Jays a three-run lead in the first inning of a divisional victory. The 30-year-old is continuing his breakout season, as evidenced by his .288/.350/.559 slash line, and he's been one of the best fantasy values of the season.

Justin Smoak
1B TOR
1 month ago

Smoak went 1-for-2 with a solo homer, two walks and two runs Friday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Smoak's 11th blast of the year extended the Blue Jays lead in the third inning of a winning effort. At 30-years-old, he appears to be on his way to a career year, as he's slashing .280/.347/.553, and fantasy owners need to decide whether to keep on riding him, or whether it's time to trade him away while his value is at an all-time high.

Justin Smoak
1B TOR
1 month ago

Smoak is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

With the Blue Jays beginning a series in a National League park, there's one less spot in the batting order for a position player. Smoak will head to the bench to allow regular DH Kendrys Morales to pick up a start at first base, although there's a good likelihood of Smoak getting some action during the series in order to keep him fresh.

Justin Smoak
1B TOR
1 month ago

Smoak is not in the lineup Thursday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Without the luxury of a designated hitter, the Blue Jays have to put Kendrys Morales at first base to get him in the lineup, thus pushing Smoak to the bench. The 30-year-old is having a solid bounce-back campaign this season, producing an .887 OPS with nine home runs, so he'll likely be back in the lineup Friday when Toronto is back in the American League ballpark in Baltimore.

Justin Smoak
1B TOR
1 month ago

Smoak went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run during Sunday's win over Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Smoak entered Sunday with nine runs, three home runs, 11 RBI and an .824 OPS through his previous 14 games. He has taken a more selective approach at the dish now that he has an everyday job, and it's working. Smoak has cut his strikeout percentage all the way down to 20.3 after posting a 32.8 mark last year, which is an encouraging sign that his recent uptick in production is sustainable.