Mariners Analysis: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

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May 29, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter Seth Smith (7) is greeted in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run against the Cleveland Indians during the sixth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Stock Up: Seth Smith

Seth Smith has been a steady presence in the M’s lineup, and has had a bigger impact than what the M’s faithful could’ve asked for. On the year he is hitting .261 with five HRs and 13 RBIs. But, in his last seven days he picked that up a little bit. He has been hitting a nice .286 (8-for-28) for the Mariners, but more importantly, of his eight hits, four of them have been doubles, and one of those eight is also a home run. He also sports three RBIs as well as three walks in the past week, and has been patient for the Mariners in the two hole spot.

One other stat worth noting for Seth Smith, is that when he is on base he is finding ways to score. Of his eleven times on base in the past week (eight base hits and three walks) he has scored five of those times. I think you can attribute that to his four doubles this week and his .536 slugging % in the past week.

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