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August 6, 2009

Justin Smoak update

Filed under: MiLB,MLB — The Wizard @ August 6, 2009 7:25 pm

from Jamey Newberg’s Top 20 Rangers prospects:

1. JUSTIN SMOAK, 1B, Triple-A Oklahoma City (number 1 two weeks ago)

It was a matter of time: Smoak hit .133/.243/.233 through his first 60 Triple-A at-bats, but in his 49 at-bats since then he’s hit .327/.414/.490. At our Newberg Report event at Rangers Ballpark on Sunday, guest speaker Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus departed from the routine Mark Teixeira comp, suggesting Smoak could be a “switch-hitting Justin Morneau.”

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