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Postby tracklou » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:05 am

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Rangers intend to demote 1B Chris Davis to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday and recall prospect Justin Smoak from the same affiliate.
(Updated 04/22/2010).
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We know Davis is having a tough start to the season, but we didn't think Texas would pull the plug this fast. But with Smoak hitting .326 in the minors, Texas is trying to send a message to its struggling first baseman. However, much like the Mets with rookie Ike Davis, Smoak could be here to stay. He has solid power potential and can also hit for average. Consider adding Smoak in all larger Fantasy formats.


he has some nice pop in his bat in the minors
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Re: Justin Smoak texas reported to come up

Postby jackie hayes » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:24 am

Pop is one of the question marks. He's shown a bit of power, but not much for the position. He's been an on-base machine, though.
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Postby soty » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:26 am

Would you drop Adam LaRoche for him in a keeper?
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Postby j24jags » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:45 am

I probably would, I am very high on this kid, he could be a difference maker this year.
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Postby sf05 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:24 am

Is he going to be in their lineup tonight? If not, when?
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Postby dloke » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:22 am

Realistically, what are we expecting from him? Like, worth dropping Kyle Blanks?
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Postby ROC AllStars » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:10 am

soty wrote:Would you drop Adam LaRoche for him in a keeper?


I would. IMO LaRoche isn't much better than most WW 1B, and he has no upside beyond what we've already seen. Smoak is a top prospect with an excellent sense of the strike zone. He should hit for average, get on base at a very high rate, and will develop power over the course of the season, especially considering his home park.
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Postby soty » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:48 am

I dropped LaRoche for him hope it pays off. Thanks for the input fellas.
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Re: Justin Smoak texas reported to come up

Postby Montana168 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:57 pm

smoak has been compared to a young mark teixeira clone. switch-hitting elite power, high avg., great plate discipline, great defending first baseman. has all the makings of becoming a stud for years to come in arlington, however, as its been pointed out, the elite HR have yet to come. but you can also look at heyward as an example. heyward hasn't hit more than 17 HR in a single season in pro ball yet, but are people questioning his power?
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Re: Justin Smoak texas reported to come up

Postby River City Reapers » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:35 pm

I just drop A. Huff(SF- 1B) for Smoak(Tex-1B); was this a good move? I was batting Huff in my utility slot(which is Smoak will be) because he has been hitting 3rd in the Giants batting order.
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