Latest Update Seth Smith is not in the Padres starting lineup on Sunday. Sun Jul, 27, 01:52 PM
Possesses a sweet swing and a superb overall approach at the plate, showing excellent patience, a keen batting eye and power. Is athletic, a clutch RBI producer (even as a pinch-hitter) and has some speed.
Flaws: : Like most lefties, he's not nearly as good a hitter against left-handed pitching as he is against righties. In fact, he struggles against them. Is a somewhat limited defender, as well.
Although Mike Minor is on the mound for the Braves, he is still left-handed, and Seth Smith sits against lefties. Smith is batting .233 against left-handed pitchers this season, hitting 7-for-30. Analyst: Joshua Balay
Smith is now 9-for-22 with two extra-base hits, for RBI and four runs scored since returning from the All-Star break, as he continues to be the most consistent performer in the Padres lineup. He is now slashing .293/.390/.514 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI through 280 at-bats, making him a decent outfield option for those in both deep mixed and NL-only leagues. Analyst: Matthew Beck
After a hot first two months of the season Smith cooled of drastically in June where he hit just .203 with two home runs. It appears as if the righty killer has turned things around somewhat in July as he belted his third home run, 11th of the season, and is hitting .314 with .405 OBP in 12 games this month. Unfortunately though, Smith has just four RBI to show for his six extra-base hits.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Smith has been out of the lineup quite a bit lately, sitting for three of his last six games. He performed well in the three games that he played in, but the Padres seem to want to keep him out of the lineup against lefties right now, as he is hitting just .167 this year against southpaws opposed to a .293 average against right handed pitchers. Analyst: Ben Diamond