Mallex Smith Optioned To Minor League Camp rotoballer.com Mon 3/29/21 9:34 AM

New York Mets outfielder Mallex Smith was optioned to the team's minor league camp after being advised that he did not make the Opening Day roster on Sunday. Smith hit just .176 with three RBI and three stolen bases in 17 at-bats in Grapefruit League action. In 2020, Smith hit a paltry .133/.170/.178 in 45 AB with the Mariners. The 27-year old will likely need to prove himself in the minors if he wants a shot to get back to the majors in 2021, particularly given the outfield depth the Mets have...

Seattle Outrights Mallex Smith Off 40-Man Roster rotoballer.com Fri 9/11/20 9:07 PM

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith was outrighted to Triple-A on Friday, officially removing him from the clubs 40-man roster. It has been a precipitous fall for Smith, who started in right field for Seattle on Opening Day, but slashed just .133/.170/.178 in 14 games, which earned him a demotion to the clubs alternate training site. Having led the Majors with 46 stolen bases last season, the Mariners move to outright Smith indicates that he is likely not in the clubs future plans, zapping...

Mallex Smith Optioned To Club’s Alternate Training Site rotoballer.com Tue 8/18/20 5:44 PM

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith has been demoted from the Major League roster amidst his slow start to the 2020 season. Just a year removed from leading the Majors in stolen bases (46), Smith has swiped just two bags in his first 14 games, having produced a lacking .133/.170/.178 slash line. The move presumably paves the way for Dee Gordon or Tim Lopes to see more at-bats, although Seattles fluctuating lineups make it uncertain which way manager Scott Servais could be leaning. Even ...

Mallex Smith Steals His Second Base Friday rotoballer.com Sat 8/8/20 1:45 AM

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith went 2-for-4 with an RBI and stolen base in Friday's loss to the Rockies. Smith has been a major disappointment to fantasy owners this season hitting just .147 with 11 strikeouts and only two stolen bases. After leading the majors in steals in 2019 with 46, fantasy owners drafted Smith at a premium for those counting stats and he has not delivered. The future doesn't look great for Smith either as he has only started nine of Seattle's 15 games this ...

Mallex Smith, Shed Long Jr. In Lineup Against Angels rotoballer.com Thu 7/30/20 8:57 PM

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith and second baseman Shed Long Jr. are both back in the lineup for Thursday's contest against the Los Angeles Angels. Long Jr. will man second base and bat sixth while Smith will be in right field and bat eighth. Smith is in a 1-for-15 funk to start his season and is best avoided in all formats. The 24-year-old Long Jr. has four hits and runs scored along with two stolen bases but his eight strikeouts in six games aren't particularly appetizing.

Mallex Smith Not Starting on Wednesday rotoballer.com Wed 7/29/20 7:23 PM

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels. The 27-year-old has started slowly at the plate to begin the season, with just one hit in his first 15 plate appearances. Tim Lopes will start in right field and hit fifth against left-hander Andrew Heaney. Lopes is off to a hot start at the plate with a .462 batting average, six hits and a home run, making the 26-year-old a start candidate in deeper formats.

Mallex Smith Steals First Base Tuesday rotoballer.com Wed 7/29/20 1:08 AM

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith went 0-for-4, but reached on an error and stole his first base of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Angels. Smith has been a disappointment to start 2020 as he is 1-for-15 with no walks and six strikeouts. Though batting average and plate discipline have never been Smith's strong suits, his inability to reach base has been a big blow to fantasy owners who drafted him as their main steals source. There is hope in the underlying numbers though. So far ...

Mallex Smith Set To Debut Saturday rotoballer.com Sat 7/18/20 3:01 PM

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith is scheduled to play in his first intrasquad game on Saturday night. Smith had arrived to camp earlier this week and seems to be ready for the start of 2020. Smith led the majors in stolen bases last season with 46 in his first season with the Mariners. Though he may be a liability in batting average, Smith's stolen base potential makes him a great target for steals in rotisserie and head-to-head category leagues.

Mallex Smith Unimpressive Once Again rotoballer.com Sat 3/7/20 8:11 PM

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mallex Smith went 0-for-3 during the Cactus League loss to Oakland on Saturday. Batting just .190 this spring, the 2019 AL stolen base king continues to struggle. With four hits and eight strikeouts in 21 at-bats, his performance has undoubtedly been unsettling for those in dynasty leagues or for those who have already drafted. However, he has a strong chance to bounce back as the regular season nears and should continue to be the first Mariner taken in remaining ...

Late-Round Values and Fliers for Stolen Bases (Premium Content) rotoballer.com Fri 3/6/20 9:25 AM

There is so much more of a fantasy baseball focus on stolen bases over the past few seasons. Specialists in the category such as Billy Hamilton and Mallex Smith have become highly sought after, only to burn owners because they didnt do much in other categories. More to the point, there is much speculation whether or not Adalberto Mondesi is going to be worth his current ADP of 38.97. Some fantasy analysts believe he is being overdrafted based on shaky plate discipline and a low floor.Do you ...