Mallex Smith
CF/RF FA
Thu 10/1/20 11:16 PM

Smith elected free agency Thursday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The speedy outfielder struggled this season, slashing .133/.170/.178 before being sent to Seattle's alternate training site Sept. 11. He has decided to become a free agent and could very well draw interest from teams who are looking to add to their outfield depth this winter.

Mallex Smith
CF/RF FA
Fri 9/11/20 4:11 PM

Smith cleared waivers and was outrighted to the alternate training site Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old was demoted to the alternate training site in mid-August, and he's now also been removed from Seattle's 40-man roster. Smith had a .133/.170/.178 slash line with two stolen bases in 47 plate appearances this season.

Mallex Smith
CF/RF FA
Tue 8/18/20 5:58 PM

Smith was optioned to the Mariners' alternate training site Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has been an interesting fantasy option for a few seasons thanks to his considerable speed, as he stole 86 bases across the last two seasons, but questions remain about his ability to hit well enough to remain in the lineup on a regular basis. He's answered those questions firmly in the negative so far this year, hitting a miserable .133/.170/.178 through 14 games. If he eventually returns to the roster later this season, he may not play enough to have much fantasy relevance.

Mallex Smith
CF/RF FA
Sun 8/16/20 12:23 PM

Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Now on the bench for the fifth time in seven games, Smith seems to have at least temporarily lost out on a regular spot in the lineup versus right-handed pitching. While Smith has gone 2-for-2 on stolen-base attempts, his performance at the plate has been even rougher than usual, as he enters play Sunday with a .133/.170/.178 slash line and 27.7 percent strikeout rate over 47 plate appearances. Expect Tim Lopes to continue receiving more work in the corner outfield at Smith's expense.

Mallex Smith
CF/RF FA
Fri 8/14/20 6:07 PM

Smith isn't in the lineup Friday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Smith will take a seat for the fourth time in the past five games in the midst of a slump. He went 1-for-4 with one strikeout Wednesday. Dylan Moore will shift to right field with Dee Gordon taking over as the left fielder.

Mallex Smith
CF/RF FA
Tue 8/11/20 6:09 PM

Smith isn't starting Tuesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Smith will sit for a third consecutive game as he's swung a cold bat to begin the year. Dylan Moore will take over in right field with Dee Gordon stepping in as the left fielder Tuesday.

Mallex Smith
CF/RF FA
Mon 8/10/20 6:10 PM

Smith isn't in the lineup Monday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has been in a slump to begin the season, and he'll ride the bench for his second straight game. Dylan Moore will shift to right field with Tim Lopes starting in left field.

Mallex Smith
CF/RF FA
Sun 8/9/20 3:25 PM

Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

With another hitless showing in Saturday's 5-0 loss, Smith is now batting .135/.179/.189 with a career-worst 28.2 percent strikeout rate through 11 games. While Smith's porous offensive production would likely relegate him to a full-time bench role on most teams, the Mariners don't have many appealing alternatives on the active roster. Seattle doesn't seem eager to start the service clock on top prospect Jarred Kelenic, so it may simply wait and hope that one of Smith, Tim Lopes or Dee Gordon eventually heats up at the plate to solidify a spot in the corner outfield.

Mallex Smith
CF/RF FA
Sat 8/8/20 2:46 PM

Smith went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base in a loss to the Rockies on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Smith experienced some rather rare success with the bat, opening the scoring on the night with his second-inning single that plated Dee Gordon. The speedster also swiped his second bag of the campaign in what was his first multi-hit effort of 2020. Smith is 3-for-7 over the last two games, but his season line still sits at an unsightly .147/.194/.206.

Mallex Smith
CF/RF FA
Tue 8/4/20 6:31 PM

Smith is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has seen inconsistent playing time in recent contests as he's gone 2-for-23 with two doubles, two RBI, two runs and nine strikeouts over seven games this year. Dylan Moore will start in right field, batting eighth.