Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH BAL
3 days ago

Smith went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and three runs scored during Sunday's win over St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

Smith is having a mediocre fantasy campaign in a platoon role. He sports a .271/.352/.471 slash line with seven bombs, 15 RBI and 26 runs and has regularly batted first against right-handed hurlers this season. He's been limited to just 16 plate appearances against southpaws, though, so his counting-stats upside is capped.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH BAL
6 days ago

Smith (back) will return to the lineup Friday against the Cardinals, batting leadoff and playing right field.

EDGE Analysis

A trip to the disabled list was thought to be in play if Smith wasn't able to play Friday, so it seems that the couple days off earlier in the week were enough to help him feel better. He'll resume his normal perch atop the Orioles' batting order and should continue to do so moving forward, barring any lingering back soreness.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH BAL
7 days ago

Smith is not in the Orioles' lineup Thursday due to a back issue, and he could be placed on the 10-day disabled list if he isn't available to play Friday, Steve Melewski of MASNsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith also was unavailable Wednesday, and the club has revealed the specific reason. If the top-side platoon weapon has to take a break on the DL, this could lead to more at-bats for Joey Rickard, even against right-handed pitchers.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH BAL
1 week ago

Manager Buck Showalter said Smith is not available for Wednesday's game against the White Sox due to a physical issue, Steve Melewski of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Seeing as Showalter didn't offer anything more than that, not much else is known about Smith's condition at this point. His status should be updated once the Orioles provide more information. Hyun Soo Kim is starting in the outfield for him Wednesday.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH BAL
1 week ago

Smith is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith's absence from the lineup is a surprising one, as he typically serves as the club's leadoff hitter against right-handed pitching. Though righty Miguel Gonzalez is starting for the White Sox, manager Buck Showalter will instead give Hyun Soo Kim a spin in the outfield and top spot in the order, but it's unlikely Kim will end up displacing Smith from the lineup on an ongoing basis. With a .344 on-base percentage and six home runs in 45 games, Smith has been a decent performer in what's otherwise been a disappointing season for the Orioles.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH BAL
1 week ago

Smith is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

As usual, Smith will hit the bench with the White Sox deploying left-hander Derek Holland for Tuesday's start. Mark Trumbo will move into the outfield to replace him.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH BAL
1 week ago

Smith went 2-for-5 with an RBI and one run in Sunday's loss at Yankee Stadium.

EDGE Analysis

After seeing his average dip 16 points since the calendar flipped to June, Smith bumped it up five points to .261 with his first multi-hit game this month. As the leadoff man in a good lineup, his fantasy value receives a slight boost, but Smith has yet to make the most of hitting from the top spot. His 22 runs scored is one of the worst among leadoff hitters with 150-plus plate appearances this year.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH BAL
2 weeks ago

Smith is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith will get a day off in favor of Joey Rickard in right field for the series opener against New York, with southpaw Jordan Montgomery on the mound. He is likely to be back in the lineup Saturday with Luis Severino toeing the rubber.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH BAL
3 weeks ago

Smith is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Smith will sit out for the third time of the series with the Red Sox bringing a left-hander (Chris Sale) to the hill. Joey Rickard once again replaces Smith in left field while occupying the leadoff spot.

Seth Smith
LF/RF/DH BAL
3 weeks ago

Smith is not in the lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Smith homered in Friday's game, but he will be held out Saturday against a southpaw -- David Price -- as usual, and Joey Rickard will hit leadoff instead.