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Birth Date9-30-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age37 years, 0 months, 19 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.62015
0.72016
0.52017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2007 COL 24 7 8 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .625 .625 .875 81 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.0
2008 COL 25 67 123 28 7 0 4 15 23 0 1 0 .259 .350 .435 105 1.1 -0.5 -1.9 0.2
2009 COL 26 133 387 98 20 4 15 46 67 2 4 1 .293 .378 .510 116 8.5 3.6 4.1 2.5
2010 COL 27 133 398 88 19 5 17 35 67 2 2 1 .246 .314 .469 106 3.4 -0.5 3.2 1.5
2011 COL 28 147 533 135 32 9 15 46 93 4 10 2 .284 .347 .483 109 6.1 2.0 -6.8 1.2
2012 OAK 29 125 441 92 23 2 14 50 98 5 2 2 .240 .333 .420 104 2.2 1.6 0.3 1.2
2013 OAK 30 117 410 93 27 0 8 39 94 3 0 0 .253 .329 .391 97 -0.8 1.1 0.8 0.8
2014 SDN 31 136 521 118 31 5 12 69 87 4 1 1 .266 .367 .440 120 11.5 -1.6 -1.6 2.0
2015 SEA 32 136 452 98 31 5 12 47 99 4 0 0 .248 .330 .443 108 6.0 2.6 -1.7 1.6
2016 SEA 33 137 438 94 15 0 16 48 89 8 0 0 .249 .342 .415 106 3.9 -1.2 -4.7 0.7
2017 BAL 34 111 373 85 19 0 13 36 79 6 2 0 .258 .340 .433 100 1.3 -1.4 -2.1 0.5
Career124940849342243112643179738227.261.344.44610843.15.7-10.412.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2004 TRI A- NWN 9 29 .000 .000 .000 .227 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CAS Rk PIO 56 260 .000 .000 .000 .435 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MOD A+ CLF 129 585 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TUL AA TXS 130 582 .279 .354 .445 .317 106 16.5 13.1 -4.7 107 0 -5.1 2.8 -9.1 -0.3
2007 COL MLB NL 7 8 .275 .365 .421 .714 103 2.2 0.2 0 81 12 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.0
2007 CSP AAA PCL 129 505 .283 .348 .444 .348 117 11.2 15.0 -4.2 112 0 2.1 1.4 9.6 2.3
2008 COL MLB NL 67 123 .255 .325 .395 .296 103 2.5 3.6 -0.5 105 13 -1.9 -0.5 1.1 0.2
2008 CSP AAA PCL 68 303 .282 .355 .451 .365 118 14 9.3 -2.8 136 0 2.2 2.9 9.4 2.0
2009 COL MLB NL 133 387 .260 .329 .416 .324 102 12.8 11.1 -2.5 116 8 4.1 3.6 8.5 2.5
2010 COL MLB NL 133 398 .255 .321 .398 .256 103 4.7 11.0 -2.7 106 8 3.2 -0.5 3.4 1.5
2011 COL MLB NL 147 533 .248 .314 .382 .320 109 10.9 14.4 -4.8 109 9 -6.8 2.0 6.1 1.2
2012 OAK MLB AL 125 441 .254 .315 .406 .285 95 9.2 12.1 -4.9 104 9 0.3 1.6 2.2 1.2
2012 SAC AAA PCL 1 4 .248 .286 .310 .667 83 1.3 0.1 -0.1 118 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
2013 OAK MLB AL 117 410 .255 .320 .401 .320 94 1.8 10.8 -4.6 97 9 0.8 1.1 -0.8 0.8
2014 SDN MLB NL 136 521 .254 .312 .394 .305 95 22.2 13.4 -3.6 120 10 -1.6 -1.6 11.5 2.0
2015 SEA MLB AL 136 452 .251 .311 .407 .298 100 7.9 12.2 -4.1 108 11 -1.7 2.6 6.0 1.6
2016 SEA MLB AL 137 438 .260 .321 .425 .282 103 1.3 12.4 -4.1 106 10 -4.7 -1.2 3.9 0.7
2017 BAL MLB AL 111 373 .256 .319 .427 .301 105 0.9 10.9 -3.9 100 11 -2.1 -1.4 1.3 0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2004 TRI A- NWN 29 27 6 7 1 1 2 16 5 1 3 0 0 .259 .286 .593 .333 0 0
2004 CAS Rk PIO 260 233 46 86 21 3 9 140 61 25 47 9 1 .369 .430 .601 .232 0 0
2005 MOD A+ CLF 585 533 87 160 45 6 9 244 72 44 115 5 3 .300 .352 .458 .158 4 4
2006 TUL AA TXS 582 524 79 154 46 4 15 253 71 51 74 4 4 .294 .359 .483 .189 3 3
2007 COL MLB NL 8 8 4 5 0 1 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 .625 .625 .875 .250 0 0
2007 CSP AAA PCL 505 451 68 143 32 6 17 238 82 39 73 7 3 .317 .383 .528 .211 1 1
2008 COL MLB NL 123 108 13 28 7 0 4 47 15 15 23 1 0 .259 .350 .435 .176 0 0
2008 CSP AAA PCL 303 248 55 80 16 2 10 130 53 46 46 11 0 .323 .434 .524 .202 0 0
2009 COL MLB NL 387 335 61 98 20 4 15 171 55 46 67 4 1 .293 .378 .510 .218 3 1
2010 COL MLB NL 398 358 55 88 19 5 17 168 52 35 67 2 1 .246 .314 .469 .223 3 0
2011 COL MLB NL 533 476 67 135 32 9 15 230 59 46 93 10 2 .284 .347 .483 .200 7 0
2012 OAK MLB AL 441 383 55 92 23 2 14 161 52 50 98 2 2 .240 .333 .420 .180 3 0
2012 SAC AAA PCL 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .750 .667 .000 0 0
2013 OAK MLB AL 410 368 49 93 27 0 8 144 40 39 94 0 0 .253 .329 .391 .139 0 0
2014 SDN MLB NL 521 443 55 118 31 5 12 195 48 69 87 1 1 .266 .367 .440 .174 4
2015 SEA MLB AL 452 395 54 98 31 5 12 175 42 47 99 0 0 .248 .330 .443 .195 5 1
2016 SEA MLB AL 438 378 62 94 15 0 16 157 63 48 89 0 0 .249 .342 .415 .167 4 0
2017 BAL MLB AL 373 330 50 85 19 0 13 143 32 36 79 2 0 .258 .340 .433 .176 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 479 0.5177 0.4509 0.7731 0.6169 0.2727 0.8693 0.5397 0.2269 0.0063
2009 1523 0.5200 0.4045 0.7890 0.5543 0.2421 0.8565 0.6215 0.2110 -0.0062
2010 1561 0.4837 0.4382 0.7822 0.5974 0.2891 0.8537 0.6438 0.2178 0.0072
2011 2078 0.4870 0.4832 0.7629 0.6660 0.3096 0.8309 0.6242 0.2371 0.0056
2012 1777 0.5042 0.4339 0.7562 0.6049 0.2599 0.8229 0.5983 0.2438 0.0000
2013 1728 0.5104 0.4381 0.7384 0.6077 0.2612 0.8060 0.5747 0.2616 -0.0042
2014 2095 0.4859 0.3995 0.7921 0.5884 0.2210 0.8715 0.5924 0.2079 0.0019
2015 1889 0.4717 0.4013 0.7296 0.5758 0.2455 0.8187 0.5429 0.2704 -0.0006
2016 1843 0.4655 0.3966 0.7756 0.5862 0.2315 0.8569 0.5965 0.2244 0.0000
2017 1554 0.4775 0.4067 0.7975 0.5418 0.2833 0.8831 0.6478 0.2025 0.0000
Career165270.48970.42390.76870.59440.26020.84460.60120.23130.0007

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-16 2014-09-16 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2014-04-25 2014-04-30 DTD 5 5 Right Thigh Strain Groin - -
2014-03-14 2014-03-18 Camp 4 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2013-08-18 2013-08-23 DTD 5 4 - Astigmatism - -
2012-08-03 2012-08-21 15-DL 18 16 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-05-27 2011-05-30 DTD 3 3 Groin Strain -
2011-04-18 2011-04-19 DTD 1 1 Groin Strain -
2011-04-03 2011-04-06 DTD 3 1 Low Back Soreness Crashed Into Wall -
2010-05-27 2010-05-28 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 BAL $7,000,000
2016 SEA $6,750,000
2015 SEA $6,000,000
2014 SDN $4,500,000
2013 OAK $3,675,000
2012 OAK $2,415,000
2011 COL $429,000
2010 COL $407,000
2009 COL $403,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$31,579,000
9 yrTotal$31,579,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 119 dAegis Sports2 years/$13M (2015-16), 2017 option

Details
  • 2 years/$13M (2015-16), plus 2017 club option. Signed extension with San Diego 7/2/14. 15:$6M, 16:$6.75M, 17:$7M club option ($0.25M buyout). Acquired by Seattle in trade from San Diego 12/30/14. Seattle exercised 2017 option 11/3/16. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Seattle 1/6/17, with Orioles paying Mariners $2M as part of the deal.
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2014). Signed by San Diego 1/14/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.675M (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by San Diego in trade from Oakland 12/3/13.
  • 1 year/$2.415M (2012). Re-signed by Colorado 1/15/12 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Colorado 1/16/12.
  • 1 year/$0.429M (2011). Re-signed by Colorado 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10.
  • 1 year/$0.403M (2009). Re-signed by Colorado 3/4/09 ($149,514 in minors).
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Colorado 2/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Colorado 9/16/07.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2004 (2-50) (Mississippi). Signed 6/04, $0.69M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 381 49 94 19 1 12 49 43 75 1 0 .286 .376 .459 125 25.9 2.8
80o 362 45 86 17 1 11 44 39 73 1 0 .273 .362 .438 117 20.0 2.1
70o 348 42 81 16 1 11 42 36 71 1 0 .266 .352 .434 112 16.1 1.7
60o 336 40 76 15 1 10 39 34 70 1 0 .258 .342 .417 107 13.0 1.4
50o 325 37 71 14 1 9 37 32 69 1 0 .248 .332 .399 103 10.3 1.1
40o 314 35 67 13 1 9 35 30 67 1 0 .242 .325 .394 98 7.7 0.8
30o 302 33 62 12 1 8 33 28 65 1 0 .231 .311 .373 93 5.1 0.5
20o 288 30 58 11 1 8 30 26 63 1 0 .227 .306 .371 88 2.2 0.2
10o 269 27 51 10 1 7 27 23 61 1 0 .212 .286 .349 80 -1.3 -0.1
Weighted Mean3293873151938336910.253.337.40510411.11.2

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Gallardo to the Mariners for Seth Smith. How much does this suck for the Mets?
(Tiny R from TX)
I am not sure which side of the trade the Mets would want. Maybe both actually. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2015-04-06 20:15:00 (link to chat)I have Braun's injury to deal with and Victorino's chronic woes as my lone backup OF in a 16-team dynasty h2h points where sp are king. Seth Smith is available - which of these sp is the best to trade for him - colon, dickey, peavy, morrow? Wins are overvalued and morrow has some added value as he's sp/rp eligible. Thanks.
(JoJo from SD)
I don't love Morrow, but given that information, I'll say Peavy. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think it would cost KC if they were to acquire Gattis and what do you think Holland could return them?
(GS1 from Kentucky)
GS1, I don't see the Braves moving Gattis now that they've traded Heyward; that move seems to have cleared left field for Gattis so that Christian Bethancourt could get the lion's share of the time at catcher. The Braves seem more likely to sign a free agent starting pitcher or two, so my guess is that if the Royals wanted to acquire Gattis, they'd need to send a rotation-ready arm to Atlanta.

Some closer-needy teams might be over the moon to get Holland, especially since he's controllable beyond 2015. Blue-chip prospects could definitely be in play if Moore chose to go that route, and useful outfielders might, too. Remember, the Padres got Seth Smith from the A's for Luke Gregerson last offseason, and Holland is both far better and younger than Gregerson. (Daniel Rathman)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)Redraft keeper league, 12 teams, h2h 5x5, auction. Competing team that is well balanced. Trade Beltre ($38) for Machado (13) and Taveras (8)? Currently starting Jennings and Seth Smith in OF.
(Baub from Fenix)
Wow. If you can take the hit this year, yes, adding Machado and Taveras is an outstanding long-term play if inflation isn't out of control. (Ben Carsley)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do the Padres end up doing when both Liriano and Renfroe and ready to play RF at Petco?
(padremurph from Los Angeles)
Celebrating the fact that they've actually developed two hitting prospects and worry about where to play them later. These things work themselves out. They always do. They'll both play somewhere. I doubt Seth Smith will still be blocking one of them in left. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Rest of Season: Seth Smith or Charlie Blackmon?
(50 Cent from 40 yards south of home plate)
Blackmon based on park and playing time alone. He'll slow down, but he's a legit MLB starter. Nice throw btw. (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of trade market do you see for Chase Headley, Seth Smith, Quentin and/or Huston Street? Once the Padres realize Cashner need TJ they will probably be in build for the future mode.
(fahlstrome from San Diego)
Not future-changing on any of those guys. I understand why they held onto Headley when he was at the peak of his value, but I'm guessing they'll look back on it with - if not regret then at least wishes that they could undo it with hindsight. (Zachary Levine)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Have a 5X5 (.BA, HR, Steals, RBI, Runs) Need a bat and probably a CI/1B position due to lack of depth: best available are A. Lind, J. Smoak, C. Asche. Other hitters available: L. Cain, M. Ozuna, Seth Smith. Gotta pick one Who do ya like?
(Mark Melancon from The Shark Tank)
Probably run with Smoak right now, but I think Asche is a viable option as well. If we're seriously including the OFers I like Smith the most. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-10-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you were Oakland, who stays and goes for 2014? Some choices are obvious -- Chris Young and Kurt Suzuki are gone. Grant Balfour and Bartolo Colon are probably not affordable. Brett Anderson, Seth Smith, and Josh Reddick are all non-tender candidates, though Smith and Reddick could be back because it doesn't look like Michael Choice is ready. How do they fix the middle of the infield? Jed Lowrie isn't going to put up this type of offense to make up for that poor of a glove and Eric Sogard and Albert Callaspo -- just, no. The Coliseum hides the total mediocre state of the A's rotation.
(Dave from Chicago)
Great question. Agree on Young and Suzuki. Balfour will probably price himself out of Oakland, a team that has no problem with a revolving door of closers. I think that Reddick sticks around, unless his homer counts exorbitantly drive up the price in his first year of arbitration. It will be interesting to see what Colon wants contractually, and the A's could easily bow out if he wants a multi-year deal. There is no way that the A's pay $8 million for Anderson next year, so his option will be declined, but it will be interesting to see if he re-signs on a one-year deal to re-establish his value. Coco Crisp will probably be taken up on his $7.5 million option, given his somewhat unique blend of speed and power in CF (as well as his clubhouse appeal). The A's like the power that Lowrie offers in the middle of the diamond, and their backup options are less than inspiring (Nakajima has turned out to be a waste of $6.5 million).

The A's pitching succeeds in many ways that are tough to see. Yes, the Coliseum and its immense foul territory certainly help, but the A's have an excellent system in place for pitcher development. They emphasize balance, posture, and pitch repetition - and they eschew the slide step! So they earn the benefit of the doubt when it comes to developing pitchers from within and identifying which arms to bring into the system.


On the jukebox: Aerosmith, "Ragdoll" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)well, the trade of Chris Carter to Houston probably makes Moss the full-time 1B in Oakland. Don't see any platoon mate for him on that roster.
(Chris from LA)
There's still Barton (he of the internal organs I mentioned earlier), Lowrie, Rosales, Seth Smith...even Michael Taylor and Shane Peterson have been taking grounders there recently, according to MLB.com's Jane Lee. It seems like Oakland is still hoping to avoid having Moss face too many lefties. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-05-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are you still a Billy Beane fan? I'm not anymore; the guy can't make good trades that don't involve Dan Haren. If not, do you see any way he doesn't outlive all of us as GM-for-life?
(oira79 from San Francisco)
I wish he'd quit shilling for ownership's desires to move to San Jose (the crying about how the A's can't compete in Oakland isn't really becoming of a man of his stature), but I'm not going to be calling for his head any time soon. Taking shots at contention hasn't worked out when he's gone for it, but I'd dispute this "good trades" point -- three years of Seth Smith for Josh Outman and Guillermo Moscoso is a steal, for instance. (Jason Wojciechowski)
2012-05-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)I grant you that Moscoso and the best-named pitcher ever have fallen apart in Colorado, but three years of Seth Smith doesn't seem worth having since the guy has a 98 OPS+ and if he ain't hitting, he ain't nothing. Tell me what else Billy Beane has done for you lately.
(oira79 from San Francisco)
Alternatively, Smith has a .289 TAv, well above-average. I don't know if the difference between OPS+ and TAv in this case comes down entirely to a proper weighting of OBP vs. SLG (Smith is, admittedly, not hitting for any power so far) or if there are also disagreements about park factor and league between our numbers and Baseball-Reference. But I'd run with TAv.

I mean, even if Smith has been barely adequate this year, Beane still got a barely adequate player for two bad players. That's an upgrade.

Also: Josh Reddick for an injured closer. I'll take it. (Jason Wojciechowski)
2010-05-11 16:30:00 (link to chat)3 NL only guys - Matt Diaz, Seth Smith, Mark DeRosa. Should I cut bait on them?
(Carl from Boston)
I don't play fantasy baseball, so I'm not really sure that I have a good sense of what replacement level is in NL only leagues. Matt Diaz seems like he is in a BABIP funk. His other numbers seem pretty much okay, and he's usually the type to have a very high BABIP, so I'd expect him to be the most likely to bounce back. DeRosa hasn't really shown any power this year, so I'm inclined to think that could be a problem. His BABIP should rebound a bit, but I'd be concerned. Seth Smith isn't walking this year, which I'm guessing is his main problem. His BABIP is low too. All three of these guys seem to be partly unlucky and all have low BABIPs which are drawing your attention. I think DeRosa is the one to be most concerned about if I had to guess. (Matt Swartz)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Free Seth Smith?
(don from lansing)
My rankings hope so. Dude can hit. (Marc Normandin)
2010-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a 20 team keeper league that starts 4 outfielders I'm going into the draft with an outfield of Kemp/Snider/Fowler/Rasmus and Seth Smith after trading away too-pricey Granderson and Hamilton in the offseason. Assuming I get a decent OF in the draft (Think JD Drew), how screwed am I, assuming I'm well above average everywhere else?
(Brendan from Chicago)
That's definitely serviceable with Drew, as long as you're above-average everywhere else as you said. It's kind of a zero-sum game, so you'll most likely be lacking somewhere, unless your draft goes perfectly or everyone you play with is bad at this. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableRyan (Denver): Seth Smith starting tonight? Could it be that Jim Tracy has learned his lesson?

I think I have... (Steven Goldman)
 

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