Smolinski is an outfielder for the Florida Marlins AA farm team the Jacksonville, Florida Suns. His .293 batting average ranks seventh in the league.
Smolinski also has 13 doubles, 16 RBIs and 29 walks in 50 games this season.
This is his second season with Jacksonville. He says that added year of experience makes all the difference.
"I think the second year I expect to be a better player," said Smolinski in a phone interview with WTVO. "I learned from the mistakes I made last year, and I tried to apply them as best as I can and play the game the right way every day."
To hear my complete interview with Smolinski click on the media player.