Seth Smith's value increases for stretch run 

August, 23, 2010
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One of the beneficiaries of the Colorado Rockies' release of Brad Hawpe is outfielder Seth Smith, who has been caught in a playing-time battle all season long despite providing decent production when in the lineup.

Smith has posted a .261 average with 14 homers, 45 RBIs and 43 runs, with a couple of steals thrown in. Not bad for a hitter with fewer than 300 at-bats, but this has actually been a bit of a down campaign for him. Entering the season, Smith had played 207 big league games and had a .290 AVG/.375 OBP/.499 SLG stat line.


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