"Smoak and Minors"
I've never been very high on Smoak. I've said as much before. But, I never went into any great detail on why. Part of the reason was I couldn't really put a finger on the answer myself. When Smoak was first acquired, I went and checked out his minor league and major league numbers at the time. He was 23, had already played 70 games in the majors, was rated as the #23 prospect by BA in 2009 and #13 in 2010. He had a minors OPS solidly in the .800s, a fantastic BB/K ratio. There was a lot to like. But my impression after examining the stats was ... meh.