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Seth Smith
Birthdate: 9/30/1982 (34 y, 5 m, 23 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) says he is confident that he won't require a DL stint to start the season, the Baltimore Sun's Jon Meoli reports. (3/21/2017)
Injury: Hamstring, Day-To-Day
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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SeasonBatting 5thGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2007Batting 5th11111000000000000001.000
2008Batting 5th2672010123103000000.333
2009Batting 5th813164210132304000000.308
2010Batting 5th1753631372131177014120010.245
2011Batting 5th4718420247261263202413230050221.255
2012Batting 5th4112715432191012171523232220212.252
2013Batting 5th68123200121301100000.375
2014Batting 5th1136417430045418010100.194
2015Batting 5th391231472815922221521435120600.228
2016Batting 5th5990000000002000100.000
TotalBatting 5th17756065213776381013817275912951201243.245

SeasonBatting 5thBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2007Batting 5th0.0 %0.0 %0.001.0001.0001.0002.000.0001.00010.5.896453
2008Batting 5th14.3 %42.9 %0.33.333.4291.0001.429.667.50021.4.570247
2009Batting 5th18.8 %25.0 %0.75.308.438.6151.053.308.37541.6.450169
2010Batting 5th11.1 %22.2 %0.50.245.333.491.824.245.26391.6.354105
2011Batting 5th6.4 %14.9 %0.43.255.297.435.732.179.28222-1.0.31079
2012Batting 5th14.9 %20.8 %0.72.252.370.394.764.142.316202.5.336114
2013Batting 5th25.0 %8.3 %3.00.375.583.7501.333.375.33342.3.556266
2014Batting 5th9.8 %19.5 %0.50.194.268.278.546.083.2412-2.3.23750
2015Batting 5th14.3 %23.8 %0.60.228.340.382.722.154.29516-0.5.30998
2016Batting 5th0.0 %22.2 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.000-1-2.4.000-100
TotalBatting 5th11.5 %19.8 %0.58.245.333.418.751.173.288783.8.32398

SeasonBatting 5thGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2007Batting 5th1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %312
2008Batting 5th2.000.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %66.7 %321220
2009Batting 5th0.5033.3 %22.2 %44.4 %0.0 %25.0 %50.0 %0.0 %55.6 %33.3 %11.1 %0.0 %55.6 %44.4 %663036
2010Batting 5th0.737.3 %39.0 %53.7 %0.0 %13.6 %18.8 %0.0 %34.2 %51.2 %14.6 %19.5 %48.8 %31.7 %26098162
2011Batting 5th0.8422.6 %35.2 %42.1 %4.5 %4.5 %5.4 %0.0 %40.9 %35.9 %23.3 %21.4 %51.6 %27.0 %786280506
2012Batting 5th0.9019.6 %38.1 %42.3 %9.8 %4.9 %5.4 %0.0 %43.3 %27.8 %28.9 %17.5 %53.6 %28.9 %608243365
2013Batting 5th1.0042.9 %28.6 %28.6 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %42.9 %14.3 %42.9 %14.3 %57.1 %28.6 %602832
2014Batting 5th1.8820.7 %51.7 %27.6 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %44.8 %34.5 %20.7 %24.1 %55.2 %20.7 %1414596
2015Batting 5th1.2417.8 %45.6 %36.7 %3.0 %6.1 %7.3 %0.0 %38.9 %30.0 %31.1 %16.7 %45.6 %37.8 %655276379
2016Batting 5th2.500.0 %71.4 %28.6 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %42.9 %57.1 %0.0 %28.6 %57.1 %14.3 %341222
TotalBatting 5th0.9819.4 %40.0 %40.6 %5.0 %7.2 %7.3 %0.0 %41.1 %33.9 %25.1 %19.2 %50.6 %30.3 %264510251620