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Seth Smith
Birthdate: 9/30/1982 (34 y, 5 m, 28 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-3/215     Position: OF
Drafted: 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 9, Overall: 50, Team: Colorado Rockies
Contract: $13M / 2 Years (2015 - 2016) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Smith (hamstring) started in right field and went 2-for-3 in Saturday's spring training win over Minnesota. (3/25/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: In his only season in San Diego, Smith posted a career-high walk rate and a career-low strikeout rate. He was also was 29% better than league average against lefties, according his park-adjusted offense (wRC+). While doing so in just over 60 plate appearances, it represented the best he'd ever hit southpaws in his career. Suddenly, Smith, previously a one-dimensional platoon player, had possibly transformed himself into a one-dimensional everyday player. No doubt, the Mariners hoped they were getting the latter version when they traded for him that offseason. Unfortunately, Smith posted just a 44 wRC+ in 86 plate appearances against lefties since arriving in Seattle, making him a difficult player to value. On the one hand, he's nearly a lock to post a park-adjusted offense 10% better than league average. On the other, his dilettantish abilities to hit lefties make him a platoon player both in fantasy and reality. His arrival in Baltimore doesn't change this. As such, you can't play him in weekly leagues, and it makes it tough to roster him in standard leagues with shallow benches. Still, once the injury bug hits, Smith makes a fine fill-in option provided he's facing a righty that day. (Rylan Edwards)  

The Quick Opinion: There's no need to draft Smith in standard leagues, but depending on the role he carves out in Baltimore, he can be useful in deeper OBP leagues.

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