Mallex Smith
RF FA
Mon 9/16/19 3:52 PM

Smith went 2-for-4 with two run-scoring singles and a walk in a win over the White Sox on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Smith made noise out of the bottom of the order, posting his first multi-RBI effort since Aug. 21. The speedy outfielder has a modest but welcome three-game hitting streak, a proverbial oasis in the desert during a month of September when Smith is hitting just .162 (6-for-37) and only has Sunday's pair of RBI on his ledger.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Sat 9/14/19 2:42 AM

Smith went 1-for-3 with a pair of stolen bases and a run scored in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
EDGE Analysis
Smith did what he does best, recording his steals after he singled in the second and reached on a fielder's choice in the fourth. Smith also came around to score on Shed Long's two-run single in the fourth. The outfielder is up to 43 steals in 51 tries this season, continuing to lead the majors in that category. However, the single was his first hit in eight games, snapping an 0-for-22 skid.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Thu 9/12/19 6:54 PM

Smith is not in the lineup Thursday against the Reds, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
Smith is just 2-for-27 (.074) with two steals and a 34.4 percent strikeout rate in eight games this month. As such, he'll head to the bench for Thursday's series finale as Bradon Bishop gets a start in center field in his place.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Sun 9/8/19 11:28 AM

Smith will sit Sunday against Houston, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
EDGE Analysis
Smith has gone 0-for-17 with nine strikeouts over his last five games. Keon Broxton will get the start in right field in his absence.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Sat 9/7/19 2:05 PM

Smith went 0-for-4 with a walk, a run and a stolen base in a loss to the Astros on Friday.
EDGE Analysis
The steal was Smith's 40th of the season, tying the career high he just established in 2018 with the Rays. That milestone aside, Smith is discouragingly back to struggling at the plate after a solid August that he finished with a three-game flourish. Factoring in Friday's hitless effort, the speedster is just 2-for-18 over the first five games of September and has already struck out six times during that stretch.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Thu 9/5/19 4:52 PM

Smith is not in the lineup Thursday against the Astros.
EDGE Analysis
Smith has started the past six games and gone 9-for-24 (.375) with a trio of stolen bases, but he'll head to the bench for Thursday's series opener in Houston with left-hander Wade Miley starting for the Astros. Jake Fraley is starting in right field in his stead, while Braden Bishop is starting in center.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Mon 9/2/19 1:58 PM

Smith went 2-for-5 and scored three runs Sunday in the Mariners' 11-3 win over the Rangers.
EDGE Analysis
Smith reached base three times on the day, as he was drilled by a pitch in addition to notching two singles. The Mariners' leadoff man has been trending upward over his last four games, pounding out nine hits while scoring six times and nabbing three steals on three attempts.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Sat 8/31/19 7:43 AM

Smith went 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Rangers.
EDGE Analysis
The 26-year-old has been showcasing his wheels lately, reaching base seven times in the last two games and swiping two bases. Smith has regained a share of the leadoff spot -- Tim Lopes still hits atop the order for Seattle against left-handed pitching -- and while that does boost his fantasy value, he's still a one-dimensional asset. On the season, Smith is slashing .238/.308/.362 with six homers, 35 RBI, 62 runs and 38 steals.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Fri 8/30/19 4:11 PM

Smith went 2-for-3 with two walks, a stolen base and a run in a win over the Rangers on Thursday.
EDGE Analysis
Smith's well-balanced effort was one befitting of his leadoff role, but it marked his first multi-hit tally since Aug. 15. Smith continues to struggle with strikeouts -- he's whiffed 25 times over 89 plate appearances in August -- but his 33 extra-base hits (19 doubles, eight triples, six home runs) and 37 stolen bases have still been a benefit to fantasy managers.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Wed 8/28/19 1:15 PM

Smith is not starting Wednesday against lefty James Paxton and the Yankees, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Smith has been on the bench for two of the last three games, both of which came against lefties. Prior to this week, he hadn't sat against a lefty since early June. Dylan Moore starts in right field Wednesday.