Seth Smith's value increases for stretch run 

August, 23, 2010
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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