Mariners Weekly Rundown: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

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Sep 15, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder Seth Smith (7) slides home to score a run against the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seth Smith – Not

Seth Smith finds himself in the “not” category for the second consecutive week. Smith posted a .211 batting average this week, which ranked last amongst the regulars. The Ole Miss alum went 4 for 19 with 1 double, 1 home run and 4 RBI across 5 games. He struck out 6 times and nursed 1 walk.

The 32-year-old has been one of the M’s more consistent threats at the plate this season, but the past couple weeks have really hurt his numbers. Smith is hitting .247 with 11 home runs and 41 RBI in his debut season in Seattle. Those numbers are pedestrian at best, but he ranks third on the club with 30 doubles, and leads the team with 5 triples.

Smith has one year left on his contract, and I expect him to be back with the Mariners in 2016. He is not a superstar, but he does a lot of things well. Smitty is a very useful offensive player, especially against right-handed pitching.

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