Mariners Weekly Rundown: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
Smitty has Found his Stroke
The 32-year-old outfielder has consistently been one of the Mariners’ better hitters this season, and he continued to produce last week. Seth Smith went 5 for 17, good for a .294 batting average. He homered once and drove in 3 runs. Smitty also registered a .381 on base percentage and slugged .471 in 5 games.
Smith has been a possessed man in 2016. He started out red hot in spring training, and he has yet to cool down. The Ole Miss alum’s .308 batting average and .429 on base percentage are both tops on the Mariners. Smith has connected on 2 home runs and driven in 7 runs across 39 at bats.
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Scott Servais has been hitting Seth Smith second against righties during the recent road trip, and the results were very promising. If he can continue to hit for power and average, the M’s offense could become a real threat to opposing pitching staffs this season.