Mallex Smith
RF FA
Tue 8/27/19 11:34 AM

Smith entered Monday's loss to the Yankees in the top of the third inning as a replacement for the ejected Keon Broxton and went 1-for-2 with a solo home run.
EDGE Analysis
Smith brought the Mariners to within a run with his seventh-inning blast, but that would conclude the scoring for both clubs on the night. Smith has hit safely in four of the last six contests overall, but he's still hitting a middling .219 across 80 August plate appearances.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Mon 8/26/19 6:01 PM

Smith is not in the lineup Monday against the Yankees, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
Smith sits after starting six straight games, a stretch in which he went just 3-for-23 at the plate. Keon Broxton gets the call in right field.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Sat 8/24/19 2:36 AM

Smith went 1-for-3 with two stolen bases, a run scored and a walk in Friday's 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.
EDGE Analysis
The speedy outfielder did his baserunning in the first and seventh innings, bringing him up to 36 stolen bases on the year. Smith also got aboard with a bunt in the sixth inning and came around to score his run on a wild pitch. For the year, the 26-year-old is hitting .235/.302/.353 with five homers, eight triples, and 57 runs scored in 107 games.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Thu 8/22/19 1:08 PM

Smith went 1-for-5 with a two-run triple in a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.
EDGE Analysis
Smith has now been back in the leadoff spot for two games after a temporary demotion, going 2-for-10 with a double in addition to Wednesday's three-bagger. The speedy outfielder is still hitting just .226 across 66 plate appearances in August, but he's hit safely in six of his last seven starts.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Wed 8/21/19 11:09 AM

Smith will start in right field and bat leadoff Wednesday against the Rays, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Smith was benched in back-to-back games over the weekend after manager Scott Servais expressed frustration with his mistakes in the field and on the bases, but the Mariners aren't ready to bail on the speedster just yet. He returned to the lineup Monday as the No. 7 hitter before swapping spots with Tim Lopes and regaining leadoff duties in Tuesday's 7-4 win. Smith will get another spin atop the lineup in the series finale and looks poised to serve as the Mariners' primary table setter, at least versus right-handed pitching.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Sun 8/18/19 10:45 AM

Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
Manager Scott Servais acknowledged after Friday's 7-3 loss to Toronto that Smith's mental errors both on the bases and in the field have been piling up lately, prompting the skipper to withhold the outfielder from the lineup in Saturday's 4-3 win. Smith's benching will be extended for another day, but the 26-year-old doesn't look to be on the outs for an everyday role. Smith's replacement in center field, Keon Broxton, has already been cast off the 40-man roster by two different clubs this season and doesn't have much of a future on a rebuilding Mariners squad.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Sat 8/17/19 1:40 PM

Smith may not be in the lineup for a little while due to recent mental errors, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
EDGE Analysis
Smith leads the majors with 34 steals, but despite his speed, he is a really poor defensive outfielder. He also struggles at the plate (80 wRC+, .305 OBP), so he probably won't be a full-time player long term in Seattle. Keon Broxton is starting in center field Saturday.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Sat 8/17/19 11:54 AM

Smith is not in Saturday's lineup against the Blue Jays.
EDGE Analysis
Smith has seven hits and three steals in his last four games. Keon Broxton will start in center field, batting eighth.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Fri 8/16/19 12:21 PM

Smith went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, two stolen bases and a run in a win over the Tigers on Thursday. He was also caught stealing on a third attempt.
EDGE Analysis
Smith wreaked plenty of havoc from the top of the order, churning out his fourth multi-hit effort of the last seven games while recording his fourth and fifth steals of August. The 26-year-old outfielder's .238/.306/.354 season line has plenty of room for improvement, but Smith has demonstrated some pop this season by compiling 30 extra-base hits, including a career-high five home runs.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Wed 8/14/19 1:41 PM

Smith went 2-for-5 with an RBI double, a stolen base and a run in a win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
EDGE Analysis
Smith's roller coaster of a month continued Tuesday, as he's now interspersed a trio of two-hit efforts among a 1-for-5 performance and a pair of 0-for-4 showings over his last six games. That inconsistency, paired with an 0-for-11 tally over the first three contests of the month, has led to a .194 average for the speedy outfielder thus far in August. Consistent contact has been one of the biggest issues for Smith, who's already struck out on 12 occasions over the first nine games of the month.