Colorado Rockies Countdown: Top Five Left Fielders

Jul 9, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of Coors Field in the sixth inning of the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 9, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of Coors Field in the sixth inning of the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 14, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder Seth Smith (7) on deck to bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 14, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder Seth Smith (7) on deck to bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

4.  Seth Smith (2007-2011, fWAR 5.7)

Drafted in the second-round from the 2004 draft by Colorado, Seth Smith was famous for being Eli Manning’s college back-up rather for what he did on the baseball field. But once Smith broke through to the majors in 2007, Smith would go on to earn himself the nickname ‘Mr. Late Night’ for his clutch hitting late in tight games.

Smith would spend the first five years of his career with the Rockies before being traded to the Oakland Athletics. In his short time in Colorado, Smith would hit for a .275 average with 51 home runs, and 181 RBIs. Other than his clutch hitting, Smith didn’t make a huge impact on the Rockies organization as a whole, but he sure did provide for some great individual moments, while also playing a key role on the 2009 playoff squad.

Smith also earned a spot on the 2007 World Series squad despite only playing in seven regular season games. In six at-bats in the ’07 playoffs, Smith collected three hits but had the misfortune of being the last out in the World Series.

Not being blessed with blazing speed, Smith oddly enough has one of eight inside-the-park home runs in Colorado history. Since being traded Smith has become an MLB journeyman, spending one year in San Diego, two years in Oakland, and now in his second season with Seattle at the age of 33.

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