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Seth Smith

31-Year-Old Outfielder – San Diego Padres

2014 Stats

AVG

.239

HR

2

RBI

5

R

5

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Smith started 2013 with a bang, hitting .321 in April with 16 RBI, but struggled for most of the summer, bottoming out while hitting a combined .141 over 92 at-bats in July and August. Smith had a tou...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210   DOB: 9/30/1982   BORN: Jackson, MS   COLLEGE: Mississippi   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Seth Smith Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Padres in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

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Smith made his 10th start of the season in place of Carlos Quentin in left field Monday against the Rockies, chipping in a single and one run in three at-bats.

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Seth Smith Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 21 A Tri 9 29 27 6 7 4 1 1 2 5 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 .259 .276 .593 .869
2005 22 A Mod 129 577 533 87 160 60 45 6 9 72 5 3 44 115 0 0 0 .300 .353 .458 .811
2006 23 AA TUL 131 586 528 80 154 65 46 4 15 72 4 4 51 75 3 0 4 .292 .358 .479 .837
2007 24 AAA COL 129 505 451 68 143 55 32 6 17 82 7 3 39 73 1 4 10 .317 .381 .528 .909
2007 24 MAJ COL 7 8 8 4 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .625 .625 .875 1.500
2008 25 AAA COL 68 303 248 55 80 28 16 2 10 53 11 0 46 46 0 6 3 .323 .426 .524 .950
2008 25 MAJ COL 67 123 108 13 28 11 7 0 4 15 1 0 15 23 0 0 0 .259 .350 .435 .785
2009 26 MAJ COL 133 387 335 61 98 39 20 4 15 55 4 1 46 67 1 3 2 .293 .378 .510 .889
2010 27 MAJ COL 133 398 358 55 88 41 19 5 17 52 2 1 35 67 0 3 2 .246 .314 .469 .783
2011 28 MAJ COL 147 533 476 67 135 56 32 9 15 59 10 2 46 93 0 7 4 .284 .347 .483 .830
2012 29 AAA Sac 1 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .750 .667 1.417
2012 29 MAJ OAK 125 441 383 55 92 39 23 2 14 52 2 2 50 98 0 3 5 .240 .333 .420 .753
2013 30 MAJ OAK 117 410 368 49 93 35 27 0 8 40 0 0 39 94 0 0 3 .253 .329 .391 .720
2014 31 MAJ SD 15 53 46 5 11 5 3 0 2 5 0 0 5 9 0 0 2 .239 .340 .435 .775
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Seth Smith
3-Year Averages MAJ   129 461 409 57 106 42 27 3 12 50 4 1 45 95 0 3 4 .259 .336 .428 .764
Career  (View All) MAJ   744 2353 2082 309 550 227 131 21 75 278 19 6 236 452 1 16 18 .264 .342 .455 .797

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Seth Smith Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 18 SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .340 .435 .775
Apr. 17 Col Did not play.
Apr. 16 Col Did not play.
Apr. 15 Col 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .367 .476 .843
Apr. 14 Col 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .333 .436 .769
Apr. 13 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .317 .444 .761
Apr. 12 Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .342 .485 .827
Apr. 11 Det 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .324 .500 .824
Apr. 9 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .192 .300 .462 .762
Apr. 9 @Cle 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .308 .522 .830
Apr. 8 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .318 .526 .844
Apr. 8 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Mia 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .368 .625 .993
Apr. 5 @Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .313 .643 .956
Apr. 4 @Mia 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .417 .900 1.317
Apr. 2 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .500 1.286 1.786
Apr. 1 LAD 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .800 2.250 3.050
Mar. 30 LAD 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000
Last 7 Days 16 1 4 1 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .368 .313 .681
Last 14 Days 32 2 8 3 0 0 3 3 9 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .351 .344 .695
Last 30 Days 46 5 11 3 0 2 5 5 9 0 0 2 0 0 .239 .340 .435 .775

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Seth Smith: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 13 13 1 1
2013 58 50 9 53
2012 66 57 13 50
2011 129 25 107
2010 101 71 33
2009 86 86 3

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Seth Smith Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20138110260.235.333.621
2012709280.157.271.521
20119251120.217.304.576

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013287396340.258.408.748
20123134612442.259.454.805
201138462144710.299.526.891

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013180163190.244.350.663
2012176256210.244.392.742
2011228409386.285.513.848

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013188335210.261.431.775
2012207308312.237.444.764
2011248276214.282.456.814
Seth Smith Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 21 A Tri 29 27 3.4% 10.3% 0.33 89% .227 .334
2005 22 A Mod 577 533 7.6% 19.9% 0.38 78% .369 .158
2006 23 AA TUL 586 528 8.7% 12.8% 0.68 86% .317 .187
2007 24 AAA COL 505 451 7.7% 14.5% 0.53 84% .349 .211
2007 24 MAJ COL 8 8 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .714 .250
2008 25 AAA COL 303 248 15.2% 15.2% 1.00 81% .365 .201
2008 25 MAJ COL 123 108 12.2% 18.7% 0.65 79% .296 .176
2009 26 MAJ COL 387 335 11.9% 17.3% 0.69 80% .328 .217
2010 27 MAJ COL 398 358 8.8% 16.8% 0.52 81% .259 .223
2011 28 MAJ COL 533 476 8.6% 17.4% 0.49 80% .326 .199
2012 29 AAA Sac 4 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% .667 .000
2012 29 MAJ OAK 441 383 11.3% 22.2% 0.51 74% .288 .180
2013 30 MAJ OAK 410 368 9.5% 22.9% 0.41 74% .320 .138
2014 31 MAJ SD 53 46 9.4% 17% 0.56 80% .257 .196
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Seth Smith
3-Year Averages MAJ   461 409 9.8% 20.6% 0.47 77% .311 .169
Career MAJ   2353 2082 10% 19.2% 0.52 78% .305 .191

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2014 Stat Review for Seth Smith    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.239 AVG
POOR
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.257 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.435 SLG
GOOD
.196 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.56 BB/K
GOOD
9.4% BB Rate
GOOD
17.0% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.775 OPS
GOOD
.340 OBP
GOOD

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Best Matchups for Seth Smith (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Edward Mujica BOS 7 5 2 3 0 0 0 .714 2.000 2.714
Lucas Harrell HOU 7 5 1 6 1 1 0 .714 1.286 2.036
Rick Porcello DET 10 6 0 1 1 0 0 .600 1.000 1.636
Erasmo Ramirez SEA 8 4 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.125 1.625
Mike Pelfrey MIN 14 7 1 1 4 2 1 .500 1.000 1.611
Tommy Hunter BAL 7 4 1 1 0 0 1 .571 1.000 1.571
Kyle Kendrick PHI 14 8 0 0 1 2 0 .571 .929 1.529
Josh Lindblom OAK 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Joe Paterson AZ 6 3 0 2 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Charlie Morton PIT 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500

Worst Matchups for Seth Smith (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kyle Lohse MIL 8 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .111
C.J. Wilson ANA 9 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .100
Joe Saunders TEX 9 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
James Shields KC 7 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Madison Bumgarner SF 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Johnny Cueto CIN 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Corey Kluber CLE 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Thatcher AZ 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Veras CHI-N 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Wainwright STL 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Seth Smith: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Smith went 2-for-3 with his second home run of the season Tuesday against the Dodgers.

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Smith hit a pinch-hit homer off the Dodgers' Brian Wilson to tie Sunday night's season-opener for the Padres.

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Smith was scratched from Saturday's spring game due to an illness.

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Smith will play "often" versus right-handed pitchers, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

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Smith signed a one-year contract with the Padres on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

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Smith was dealt to the Padres from the A's on Tuesday for Luke Gregerson.

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Smith is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rays.

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Smith is not in the A's lineup Friday against the Rays.

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Smith is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Smith was 1-for-2 with his seventh homer in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.

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Smith (eye) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Smith sat out both Tuesday and Wednesday due to an eye issue, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Smith was acquired from the Rockies in the offseason and served mostly as the left-handed side of a platoon with Jonny Gomes. Smith has a career OPS of .805 against righties, but has struggled against lefties with a career average of .157. Smith will likely see a lot of at-bats against righties in 2013, possibly spelling Chris Young who has a career .228 batting average against righties. One item of concern for Smith's power is his falling flyball rate, which has gone from 48 percent to 40 and 36 percent over the last three years.

2012

A career-high number of at-bats didn't translate to a complete breakout for Smith, who managed to increase his average 38 points despite minimal changes to his plate discipline last season. After the trade to Oakland, Smith won't get to enjoy the benefit of Coors Field, where had a career .925 OPS at home, compared to .750 on the road. Smith's offensive production will almost certainly be limited to what he can do against right-handed pitching as lefties continue to give him fits (.217/.272/.304 in 2011). Given the near certainty of a platoon paired with the high likelihood of a park-driven regression, tread carefully here.

2011

Smith went into 2010 as the Rockies' fourth outfielder, behind Brad Hawpe. Hawpe played poorly and was eventually released in August, which opened up the door for Smith to get more at-bats. Prior to the All-Star break, Smith had been doing fine with 12 homers, 38 RBI, and a .287/.350/.545 line. After the break, however, his production slipped (.192/.267/.372) and his promotion exposed this recent development. In 2011, Smith should go back to hitting righties as he has throughout his career (.285/.363/.513), but he'll lose time to left-handed starters.

2010

Smith began the season fighting for at-bats where he could, but was ultimately leapfrogged by Carlos Gonzalez in the outfielder pecking order. In 2010, he looks to be a much bigger factor in the outfield, and would be a candidate to lead off on occasion. The team has acknowledged that Smith has more to offer than Brad Hawpe, but he may have to tussle with Eric Young Jr. for playing time, as the Rockies like Young in the outfield, as opposed to having him at second base. Ultimately, Smith will have a job on the strength of his success as a pinch-hitter (.472/.574/.861), but he may have a difficult time finding at-bats if there isn't a trade or two to clear up the team's logjam in the outfield.

2009

Smith could be the big winner in the Matt Holliday trade, getting 400 PA as a platoon player in left field and putting up very good numbers. A Matt Stairs peak, with the Coors bonus, is well within his reach.

2008

Smith has cruised through the minors, moving up a level each year. He started 2007 at Triple-A and hit .317/.381/.528 with 17 home runs and 82 RBI in 451 at-bats. He received a September callup and went 5-for-8 in limited playing time. The Rockiesí outfield is already set in 2008 so he will compete for a reserve role with Ryan Spilborghs, Jeff Baker and Cory Sullivan in spring training. He may start the year at Triple-A if the Rockies want him to receive regular at-bats.

2007

Advancing steadily through the system, Smith spent all of 2006 in the Double-A Texas League, batting a solid .294/.361/.483, including 46 doubles and 15 home runs. Perhaps most impressively, Smith increased his contact from 78% the previous year to 86% in 2006. It's tough to recommend him for fantasy purposes, as he'll probably never be a power hitter and has just 18 stolen bases in 324 minor league games, but he should get a September call-up at a minimum.

2006

In his first full season in the minors, Smith batted .300/.353/.458 at Single-A Modesto. He struck out 115 times but showed at least some signs of plate discipline with 44 walks. It's Double-A Tulsa for him in 2006.