Created Baseball Generations, an organization that offers guidance and player development to young and disadvantaged baseball players, with two childhood friends, Ron Miller and Tim Ravare…Other major leaguers, such as J.P. Crawford, Tim Anderson, Jack Flaherty, Lucas Giolito and Aaron Hicks have been involved with Baseball Generations as well...His favorite players growing up were Robinson Canó, Carlos González and Mark Teixeira...Admired Teixeira's picking skills at first base and González' swing and "cannon" in the outfield...Is part of The Players Alliance, a group of more than 100 Black current and former major leaguers...The Alliance aims to combat racial inequality and aid Black families and communities affected by recent events...Learned he had sleep apnea while at Binghamton (AA) in 2016...Began wearing a mask to help with the condition before the 2019 season and since then has ranked 12th in the majors OPS and 11th in slugging (min. 350 PA)…Went by "The Medium Hurt," a reference to Hall of Famer Frank Thomas' nickname "The Big Hurt"...Is also known as the "Sloth Bear" in the Mets clubhouse...Began playing baseball as a seven-year-old to stay active in the summer after basketball season...Immediately fell in love with the game and didn't want to play any other sport...Loves the food in New York...Favorite restaurants include TAO and Ketch.
Ranked among major league leaders in doubles (21, second), OPS (.993, seventh), SLG (.616, fifth), RBI (42, tied for 10th), XBH (32, tied for fourth) and average (.316, 12th)...Started 48 games: 22 at first base, 21 in left field and five as the designated hitter...Appeared in only four of the team's first nine games, then started 45 of the Mets' next 49 games...Was worth 1.8 fWAR, 19th-best in the NL...His 165 wRC+ ranked fourth in the league...In just 50 games, set the franchise record for most doubles through the first 60 games of any season (21)...Reached 30 extra-base hits quicker than any other Met in team history...Despite playing just 50 games, had a career-high 56 hits, 21 doubles and 42 RBI...Ranked tied for ninth in the majors with 10 go-ahead RBI...Had a career-high 11-game hitting streak from Sept. 4-17...Batted .417 over the streak with eight extra-base hits, 14 RBI and six runs scored (1.086 OPS)...Also had a 10-game hitting streak from Aug. 12-25...Went 16-36 (.444) with 11 extra-base hits, 13 RBI, eight runs scored and a 1.496 OPS...Hit his first career grand slam and drove in a career-high-tying four runs on Sept. 11 at Toronto...Tied a Mets record with three doubles and set a career-high with four hits on Sept. 6 vs. Philadelphia...Homered in four-straight games from Aug. 12-15...It's the first time in his career he's done that and the first time by a Met since Pete Alonso (Aug. 5-9, 2019).
Made his first career Opening Day roster...Set career-high marks in several offensive categories, including games (89), hits (50), runs scored (35), home runs (11), walks (19) and all three slashline categories (.282/.355/.525)...Made 27 starts in left field and eight at first base.... Ended the Mets' season with a three-run, 11th-inning, walkoff home run on September 29 vs. Atlanta...Was his first plate appearance since July 26...Was the first-ever walk-off home run in a Mets season finale...Was the last of an MLB-record 6,776 home runs hit during the 2019 season.... Batted .262 (11-42) with runners in scoring position...Conversely, ranked seventh in the NL with a .320 (32-100) mark with the bases empty (min. 100 AB).... Finished 6-for-his-last-8 (.750) with 10 RBI with runners in scoring position...Before that stretch, had gone 5-34 (.147) with six RBI in RISP scenarios.... Was hitting .386 (27-70) with a 1.110 OPS through his first 51 games... Finished 23-107 (.215) with a .721 OPS in his remaining 38 contests.... Off the bench, went 14-44 (.318) with a 1.002 OPS, two doubles, three homers, 12 RBI, 12 runs scored and eight walks.... Went 8-28 (.286) with two doubles, two homers, six RBI, eight walks and a 1.031 OPS as a pinch-hitter...Was one of eight players in the majors with at least 20 pinch-hit at-bats with an OPS over 1.000 in those situations...Ranked third in the majors with a .459 OBP as a pinch-hitter (min. 20 AB).... Hit a go-ahead, three-run, pinch-hit homer on July 17 at Minnesota...Finished that game 2-3 with a career-high four RBI...The last Mets player with four or more RBI off the bench was José Bautista, who drove in seven as a substitute on August 16, 2018 (Game 1) at Philadelphia.... Set a career-high with his 10th homer of the season on July 20 at San Francisco...In that game, went 3-5,
tied a career-high with four RBI and started at first base for the first time since June 11 at Yankee Stadium.
Began the year on the Disabled List with a strained right quad...Optioned to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on April 15...Was with the Mets from May 11-14, June 12-July 20, August 19-20, August 20-24 and September 3 through the end of the year...Started 22 games at first base, 10 games in left field and one game as the designated hitter...Started in left field on June 19 at Colorado, his first major league start in the outfield...Batted .264 (19-72) with six doubles, four home runs, 10 RBI and eight runs scored in his last 28 games...Reached 10 home runs in his first 55 games with the Mets, fifthmost among players who started their career with the Mets through their first 55 games...Only Ron Swoboda (13), David Wright (12), Benny Agbayani (11) and Mike Jacobs (11) had more...Turned in a career-high three hits, including his first career triple, on June 20 at Colorado.
Was promoted from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on August 11 and made his debut that night at Philadelphia...Named the Sterling Organizational Minor League Player of the Year...Picked up his first major league hit with a single on August 11 at Philadelphia...Connected on his first career major league homer on August 15 at Yankee Stadium (off Sonny Gray)...Is the second Met to hit his first career home run in the Subway Series...Kevin Plawecki was the first when he did so on April 25, 2015 off CC Sabathia at Yankee Stadium...Hit nine home runs in 49 games, the fifth-most in Mets history through 49 games for a player who began his career with the Mets...Trails Ron Swoboda (12), David Wright (11), Benny Agbayani (11) and Mike Jacobs (11)...After making his MLB debut on August 11, he led the Mets in RBI (26) and home runs (nine) in that time...Smith (22 years, 61 days) and Amed Rosario (21 years, 268 days) both homered on August 15 and are the first pair of Mets under the age of 23 to homer in the same game since David Wright (22 years, 247 days) and José Reyes (22 years, 74 days) did so on August 24, 2005 in the Mets' 18-4 win at Arizona...Delivered his first career pinch-hit homer with his three-run homer in the 7th inning on September 27 vs. Atlanta...The three RBI were a season/career-high...Homered in back-to-back games twice after joining the Mets (September 13-14 and September 27 and 29)...Hit six home runs and drove in 18 runs during September...The six home runs in September were tied for the team lead with Travis d'Arnaud and José Reyes...Smith is the fourth rookie in Mets history to hit at least six home runs in one season in September and October...The others were Gregg Jefferies (eight in 1989), David Wright (seven in 2004) and Mike Jacobs (seven in 2005)...Research courtesy of Elias...Batted .330 (151-457) with 34 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs, 76 RBI and 77 runs scored in 114 games for the 51s...At the time of his promotion, Smith was among the PCL leaders in hits (151, first), doubles (34, first), total bases (237, second), runs scored (77, tied for fourth) and average (.330, seventh)...Was the Pacific Coast League Player of the Month for July after hitting .385 (42-109) and led the PCL in July with 28 runs scored...His 21 extra-base hits, total bases (79), slugging percentage (.725) and OPS (1.162) were second-best in the league during the month...Hit eight homers and drove in 26 during July...Had a 19-game hitting streak from June 13-July 3 where he batted .361 (26-72)...Also had a 13-game streak from July 5-21 (.426, 23-54).
Invited to his first MLB Spring Training...Won the Sterling Award for Binghamton, emblematic of the top player on his team...Finished among the Eastern League leaders in average (.302, eighth), RBI (91, third), and hits (146, third)...Set career-highs in hits (146), triples (two), home runs (14) and RBI (91)...Participated in the SiriusXM Futures Game in San Diego...Went 0-4 with an RBI for Team USA...Batted .429 (21-49) during a 12-game hitting streak from July 31-August 14.
Named the Florida State League's Player of the Year...Led the league in RBI and doubles, was third with a .417 slugging percentage, fourth in batting average (.305) and tied for fourth in hits (139)...Won the Sterling Award, emblematic of the top player on his St. Lucie team...Named to the Florida State League post-season All-Star team...Participated in the Arizona Fall League following the season as a first baseman for Salt River...Hit .362 (17-47) in 14 games for the Rafters...Was named to the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars team.
Won the Sterling Award, emblematic of the top player on his Gulf Coast League team.