Originally selected by Arizona in the 48th round of the 2001 June Draft (did not sign, attended Ole Miss)...Selected by Colorado in the second round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft...Signed by Rockies scout Damon Iannelli...Graduated from Hillcrest Christian High School in Jackson, Miss., and led baseball team to back-to-back Class 4A state titles (1997 and 1998)...Was Mississippi Private School Association 4A MVP in football...Earned all-conference honors in basketball twice and soccer three times... Played baseball for three seasons at Ole Miss, fnishing ninth on career hit list with 220...Named a preseason allAmerican as junior in 2004...Played football at Ole Miss, serving as backup quarterback to Eli Manning, but did not take a snap in three years...Was a political science major...Member of USA National Team that won silver medal at Pan American Games in 2003...Married, his wife's name is Lindsay...The couple has a daughter, Sienna, and two sons, Cruise and Price.
Collected a career-high 63 RBI and belted 16 home runs, second-most in his career...In 66 home games, hit .275 (52-for-189) with eight doubles, 12 home runs, 33 RBI, a .373 on-base mark and a .508 slugging percentage...12 of his 16 home runs came at Safeco Field...Hit his 100th career home run on 4.29 vs. KC, recording the Mariners only hit in a 1-0 win over the Royals...It marked his frst career homer against the Royals...With runners in scoring position, hit .326 (28-for-86) with one double, eight home runs, and 50 RBI...His .326 average with RISP led the club and ranked 12th-best in the AL...Hit his ninth career pinch-hit homer on 9/6 vs. TEX...Is one of two players in the majors (Conor Gillaspie) to hit a pinch-hit homer in each of the last four seasons (2013-16)...His nine pinch-hit homers rank second among active players (Chris Heisey, 14)...Hit .545 (6-for-11) with the bases loaded, tied for third-best in the majors...Against right-handed pitchers, hit .256 (89-for-348) with 13 doubles, 16 home runs and 58 RBI...Against lefties, was 5-for-30 (.167) with two doubles and fve RBI...Homered in four straight games, 6/30-7/3, becoming the 11th different Mariners player (16th time) to homer in four straight games...It marked the frst time in his career that he homered in more than two consecutive games...Posted four RBI in back-to-back games (7/2-3), becoming the ninth different Mariners player (11th time) to record four or more RBI in consecutive games...Hit his frst career grand slam on 7.3 vs. BAL, his fourth straight game with a home run...Hit his second grand slam of the season on 9/13 at LAA.
The Totals - Hit .248 (98x395) with 54 runs, 31 doubles, 5 triples, 12 home runs, 42 RBI in 136 games. ... Defense - Appeared in left field (65 G, 51 GS) & right (55 G, 40 GS). ... Splitting Time - Played almost exclusively against right-handers, hitting .255 (88x345) with 27 doubles, 5 triples, 11 home run and 38 RBI against righties; against lefties, hit .200 (10x50) with 5 extra-base hits. ... Extra! Extra! - Third on team with 31 doubles, 2nd straight season with 30+ doubles and the third of career…4th on team with 48 extra-base hits behind Nelson Cruz (67), Kyle Seager (63) & Robinson Cano (56)…led team with 5 triples. ... Making Them Count - Seven of 12 homers either tied game (1) or gave Seattle lead (6). ... Tale of Two Halves - Hit .267 (67x251) with 32 runs, 22 doubles, 3 triples, 8 home runs, 25 RBI & an .819 OPS in his first 83 games…hit .215 (31x144) with 22 runs, 9 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs, 17 RBI and a .694 OPS in his final 53 games. ... Mariners Debut - Went 3x3, R, 3 XBH (2 2B, 3B), 2 RBI, 4/6 vs. LAA…first Mariners player with 3 XBH on Opening Day & 13th player in club history with 2+ XBH on OD.
Had a .266/.367/.440(118-for-443) line with 31 doubles, ﬁve triples, 12 homers, 48 RBI and 69 walks in 136 games (119 starts)... In 70 games battingthird, hit .299 (76x254) with a .404OBP and a .500 slugging (76-for-254), the 8th-best batting average,3rd-best on-base percentage and9th-best slugging percentage in the National League... During the ﬁrst half ofthe season, batted .283/.387/.508(73x258) with 20 doubles, 4 triples, 10 home runs, 27 RBI and 42 walks…following the break hit .243 (45x185)... Hit a home run in each of the ﬁrst two games of the season, a pinch-hit, solo homer on Opening Night, March 30, and a solo home run on Opening Day, April1…became the fourth player in Padres franchise history to homer in each of the ﬁrst two games of the season, joining Adrian Gonzalez ('10), Brian Giles ('05) & Fred McGriff ('92)... Named National League Player of the Week for the period May 5-11 afterhe hit .500 (14x28) with 5 doubles, 3 triples, a home run and 7 RBI in 7 games… it was his second career weekly honor (also September 2009 with COL)... Fell a hit shy of the cycle in consecutive games, falling a home run shy on May 9 vs. Miami and a single shy vs. Miami on May 10…was the ﬁrst Padres player since Brian Giles from August 17-18, 2004 to fall a hit shy in two-straight games... Made 16 appearances as a pinch-hitter, hitting .267/.313/.533 (4-for-15) witha double, a home run and 2 RBI... Hit .354 (29x82) with 9 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home runs and 13 RBI duringMay, tied for the 5th-best batting average, the 3rd-best on-base percentage (.459) andslugging percentage (.684) in the National League (min 50 PA)... Had a team-best-tying 10-game hitting streak May 3-15 (Jedd Gyorko)…hit.526 (20x38) with 8 doubles, 3 triples, one home run and 7 RBI in that time... Hit .358 (24x67) with 5 doubles, 3 home runs, 8 RBI and 9 walks in 22 games during July, the 5th-best batting average, 4th-best on-base percentage (.429) and tied forthe 8th-best slugging percentage (.567) in the National League... Recorded his 6th career multi-home run game on June 20 vs. Los Angeles-NL (ﬁrst since Aug. 8, 2011 at CIN)... Recorded third career walk-off hit July 20, 2014 vs. New York (NL), an inﬁeld single to break a 1-1 tie with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning.
Played in 117 games in his second season in Oakland, recording 27 doubles...After recording six of his eight home runs against right-handed pitching in 2013, now hitting .279 with a .357 on-base pct., .478 slugging pct. and 65 of his 73 career home runs vs. righties...Hit .273 (3-for-11) with a home run as a pinch hitter and now is a career .315 (53-for-168) hitter in the pinch with six home runs and 40 RBI...Hit .315 career average as a pinch hitter is the best among all active players with at least 150 at bats in that role...his 40 RBI are tied for third while he tops the charts with a .413 on-base pct. and .554 slugging pct...No player in Major League history has recorded a higher slugging pct. (.554) as a pinch hitter (min. 200 plate appearances).
Batted .240 with 14 home runs and 52 RBI in 125 games in his first season with the A's...has hit between 14 and 17 home runs and driven in between 52 and 59 runs in each of his last four seasons...his batting average was the lowest mark of his career and his .420 slugging percentage was the lowest of his four full seasons...walked a career-high 50 times and had a .333 on-base percentage...also had a career-high 98 strikeouts...batted .259 (81-for-313) with 12 of his 14 home runs and 44 of his 52 RBI against right-handed pitching compared to .157 (11-for-70) against left-handers...had 35 of his 39 extra base hits against righties for a .454 slugging percentage...slugged .271 against lefties...made just nine starts in games started by a left-handed pitcher, none after July 30...now has a .283 (392-for-1385) career average against right-handers with 59 of his 65 home runs...is hitting lefties at a .191 (54-for-283) clip...has a .503 career slugging percentage against right-handers compared to .307 against left-handers...started 58 games in the outfield (49 in left field, nine in right field) and 43 at designated hitter...hit .254 with 12 of his 14 home runs in 66 games overall in the outfield, compared to .236 as the designated hitter...was also 4-for-20 (.200) with a double, five RBI, a walk and eight strikeouts as a pinch hitter...tied for fourth among American League pinch hitters in RBI and strikeouts...is a .318 (50-for-157) career hitter in the pinch with five home runs and 39 RBI...since 2007, he has the best batting average and slugging percentage (.554) among pinch hitters with 100 or more plate appearances and the second best on-base percentage (.409)...is also second in RBI...hit 10 home runs in 45 games and 139 at bats during the day (13.9 at bats per home run) compared to four home runs in 80 games and 248 at bats at night (62.0 at bats per home run)...his at bats per home run ratio during the day tied for sixth best in the AL (min. 100 PA)...had eight home runs and 27 RBI in 76 games before the All-Star Break, six home runs and 25 RBI in 49 games after the break...hit .249 before the break, .228 after the break...batted .167 with runners in scoring position and two outs...was 5-for-9 (.556) with three doubles with the bases loaded...ranked second in the AL in bases loaded doubles...started games at every spot in the batting order except leadoff...saw his most action with 39 games batting fifth...hit .327 in interleague play compared to .228 against AL competition...now has a .301 (49-for-163) career interleague average.
Spent the entire season as one of the Rockies regular outfielders, seeing time in both right field (97starts) and left field (22)...had career-highs in several offensive categories, including games (147), atbats (476), runs (67), hits (135), doubles (32), triples (9), RBI (59), extra-base hits (56) and stolenbases (10)...his 15 home runs and .284 batting average were second best...tied for fifth in the NationalLeague in triples...batted .299 (115-for-384) with 14 of his 15 home runs and 47 of his 59 RBI againstright-handed pitching...hit .217 (20-for-92) against left-handers...slugged .526 against right-handerscompared to .304 against lefties...his career splits are .290 (311-for-1072) with 47 of his 51 home runsand 153 of his 181 RBI against righties compared to .202 (43-for-213) against lefties...has a .518 sluggingpercentage against righties; .319 against lefties...hit .288 with nine home runs and 38 RBI at homecompared to .282 with six home runs and 21 RBI on the road...is a .296 (180-for-608) career hitter with31 home runs and 113 RBI in 235 games at Coors Field compared to .257 (174-for-677) with 20 homeruns and 68 RBI in 252 games on the road...had a .230 average with runners in scoring position...hitover .300 in four different months (.306 in April, .303 in May, .308 in June and .306 in August)...nowhas a .313 (67-for-214) career average in June...hit seven of his 15 home runs in August but had none inJuly and September...batted .314 when leading off an inning...went 8 for 22 (.364) with two RBI as apinch hitter...the average tied for third best in the NL (min. 25 PA)...is a .336 (46-for-137) career hitterin the pinch with five home runs and 34 RBI...since 2007, he leads Major League pinch hitters in triples(5), ranks fourth in RBI, tied for fifth in hits and doubles (11), sixth in walks (25) and tied for 10th inhome runs...also has the best batting average, on-base percentage (.430) and slugging percentage (.599)among pinch hitters with 90 or more plate appearances since 2007...batted .306 with 11 of his 15 homeruns in 51 games batting sixth...tied for second among NL six hitters in home runs (Stanton, FLA 15)...also hit fifth 47 times...had five outfield assists...committed five errors, all in his 107 games in rightfield...did not have any errors and logged four of his assists in 25 games as a left fielder.
COLORADO: Was the Rockies Opening Day starter in right field April 1 against Arizona and went3-for-6 with a double...doubled in each of his first three games and batted .313 with seven doubles, atriple and two home runs over his first 12 games through April 17...had a career-high nine-game hittingstreak from May 10-20...went 14-for-34 (.412) with four doubles, a triple, two home runs, six RBI andfour walks...capped the streak with back-to-back three-hit games May 19 at Philadelphia and May 20 atMilwaukee...matched his hitting streak best with another nine-game streak from June 4-12 (11-for-27,.407)...had his fourth career two-homer game June 21 at Cleveland...went 3-for-4 in that game to lifthis average to a season-high .316...then hit .258 over his final 86 games...had a career-long 35-game homerless streak from June 22 to July 31...ended that streak Aug. 1 against Philadelphia when he wentdeep off Cole Hamels...it was his first home run off a left-handed pitcher since Sept. 5, 2009 againstArizona...had his fifth career two-homer game Aug. 8 at Cincinnati...both home runs were two-runshots and he drove in a season-high four runs...hit seven of his 15 home runs over a 21-game span fromAug. 1 to 23...then went homerless over his final 30 games...went 3-for-4 with a pair of triples Sept.6 against Arizona to boost his average to .292...then went 14-for-62 (.226) over his final 19 games tofinish the year at .284.
Spent the entire season on the Rockies active roster for the second straight season...he has been amember of Colorado's big league club since being recalled from Triple-A on 7/9/08...Matched a career high (also 2009) by playing in 133 games for the Rockies in 2010...also set careerhighs with 358 at-bats, 17 home runs and five triples...only he and Carlos Gonzalez have hit 15-plushome runs over each of the past two seasons among Rockies outfielders...Also set a career-high by starting 82 games for the Rockies this season...his previous high was 79 in the2009 season...His 17 home runs in 2010 were fourth on the club, behind Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki and Ian Stewart...Finished the season batting .246 (88-for-358), with 19 doubles, five triples, 52 RBI, a .314 on-base percentageand a .469 slugging percentage...his .246 batting average is his lowest for any season, and withany team over his seven year professional career...he has also never had less than a .314 on-base percentagefor a season as a professional...Hit in every position in the batting order this season, with his best slot coming as the leadoff hitter wherehe hit .282 (20-for-71) with three homers and nine RBI...Tied his career-high twice this season hitting two home runs in a game on both 4/25 vs. FLA and 5/26vs. ARI...the only other time in his career that he had multiple homers in a game was 9/6/09 vs. ARI...Hit .261 (80-for-306) against right-handed pitching compared to .154 (8-for-52) against left-handed hittingthis season...lifetime is a .285 (196-for-688) hitter against right-handers...Hit 12 of his 17 home runs prior to the All-Star break...also hit .287 (58-for-202) with 38 RBI and 24 extrabasehits before the break...Over the last two seasons, his 24 RBI and his .658 slugging percentage lead all pinch hitters in theMajors...over that same period his 16 walks as a pinch hitter are third in the Majors and his .329 (24-for-73) average is fourth-best...Is a career .330 pinch hitter (38-for-115) with five home runs, 32 RBI and a .780 slugging percentage...Since the beginning of the 2008 season, Smith's five errors in the outfield are the second-fewest amongRockies outfielders behind Carlos Gonzalez who has recorded just three.
Spent the entire season with the Major League club for the first time in his career, hitting .293(98-for-335) with 15 home runs and 55 RBI...set career highs in every significant offensive category...finished4th on Rox with .510 SLG pct., while averaging 6.5 at-bats per RBI...his OBP (.378) ranked 3rdamong club regulars, as he drew 46 walks and struck out 67 times (29 walks, 28 strikeouts in first half)...hit.345 (57-for-165) at Coors Field...hit for a lower AVG on the road (.241) but 7 of his homers were hit awayfrom Coors Field...hit .259 (15-for-58) with 3 HR's off left-handed pitching, after entering the season hitlessof lefties in his MLB career (0-for-11)...excelled in late-inning situations, hitting .330 (38-for-115) in 7thinning/later, with 31 of 55 RBI...finished 7th in the NL with a .285 batting average with 2 strikes...alsorecorded a mark of .326 with 2 outs...had no extra-base hits with the bases loaded but still went 4-for-7with 8 RBI in that situation...recorded a 1.435 OPS (.574 OBP, .861 SLG) in the pinch in '09...finished tiedfor 2nd in MLB in pinch hits (17) and had the most extra-base hits (9, 5 2B's, 3 3B's, HR)...led MLB with.472 AVG as a pinch-hitter - single-season Rox record...12 runs scored as PH in '09 T-2nd in MLB...27times on base as PH 4th in MLB...overall, he reached base in 27 of 48 plate apps. as a pinch-hitter (48 of98 times, career; .500 OBP)... made 77 starts in LF, playing all of his defensive innings at that position(although he has also played both CF and RF in his career)...went 4-for-12, 2 HR, 7 RBI as DH; became2nd Rox DH with 2 HR's in a season (also Greg Vaughn-2003)...made 21 starts at leadoff and the clubwent 14-7 in those games...was on the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career and made firstcareer OD start and hit game-tying HR (8-8) in 7th inn. off Schoeneweis; was 0-for-11 vs. lefties in his MLBcareer prior to that HR...first 2 hits in '09 were HR's (4/6 at ARI, 4/15 at CHC); 0-for-9 in between...led clubwith 12 walks at end of April; tied for club lead in HR's (3)...hit .310, 18-for-58 in July; made 9 straight starts,7/11-22...had game-winning 2-run HR off Tim Lincecum 8/23 vs. SF; 2 game-winning RBI in that series vs.SF, 8/21-24...3 hits, including 2 doubles, HR 9/5 vs. ARI...career-best 4 hits 9/4 vs. ARI...first career 2-HRgame 9/6 vs. ARI; 5 RBI were a career high...led Rox with 14 RBI on 9/1-10 homestand, going 17-for-38(.447) with 4 HR's as the team went 9-1 (best 10-game homestand in franchise history)...cooled off in thefinal two weeks of the month but still finished the season with 24 RBI in his final 36 games (since 8/21)...had9 doubles, 2 triples and 6 home runs in his final 36 games.
Recalled from the minors three times in 2008 and finished his big league season with a .259 average (28-for-108), 4 home runs and 15 RBI...appeared in career-high 67 games with career-high 108 at-bats...recorded all 28 hits off right-handed pitchers and finished 0-for-11 with 3 strikeouts vs. lefties...hit 2 homers at home, 2 on the road and hit 2 homers at night, 2 during the day...batted .292 (7-24) with run- ners in scoring position...hit .257 (9-35) as a pinch-hitter with .381 OBP and .514 slugging pct. in that situ- ation...had 5 extra-base hits as a pinch hitter in 2008, tied for 3rd-most in MLB...had 2 pinch home runs, most on the Rockies and tied for 2nd in MLB...one of his pinch homers was an inside-the-park shot on 7/18 vs. PIT, the 2nd pinch hit homer by a Rockie (also Chris Iannetta: 6/3 at LAD) and first career pinch hit home run for Smith...it was also was the 2nd inside the park home run by a Rockie this season (also Jeff Baker, 6/17 vs. Cleveland off Paul Byrd) as Smith became the first Rockie to hit a pinch-hit inside the park homer since Dustin Mohr on 7/10/05 vs. SD...additionally, it was the 3rd inside the park home run hit at Coors Field in 2008, as Philadelphia's Jayson Werth accomplished the feat on April 21 (off Mark Redman)...started 6 straight games (5/24-29) in RF and 10 of 11 games after being recalled (had no ML starts prior to '08)...hit safely in 6 of those first 11 games at (.256, 10-for- 39)...socked first career HR, a go-ahead 3-run shot off John Maine, in his second career start 5/25 vs. NYM; marked first career regular season RBI (had 2 RBI in '07 postseason)...recorded career-best 3 hits and first career stolen base 5/27 at PHI...made first career start in LF 6/8 vs. MIL (previous 10 starts in RF); reached base 3 times with a hit and 2 walks...hit first career inside the park home run as a pinch-hitter in the 7th inning 7/18 vs. PIT; was the 11th inside the park home run by a Rockie in club history, the 6th at Coors Fi el d...opti oned back to Col orado Spri ngs on 7/8...recalled the following day...had a hit in 3 straight AB's including 2 as a PH (7/29-31)...had game-win- ning RBI single 8/3 at FLA...walked as PH with bases loaded 8/5 vs. WAS (7th RBI this season)...made first career start in center field 8/15 at WAS; became 5th player to start in center for the Rox in '08 (Taveras,T H Podsednik, Spilborghs, Sullivan)...it marked Smith's first start at any position since he was recalled on 7/9...hit PH 3-run HR to give Rox 7-2 lead 8/17 at WSH, his 2nd PH HR of '08...PH 2-run double 8/29 was his 5th extra-base hit as a PH this season...final 5 starts of the season were as CF while also hitting lead- off in those 5 games...posted .231 avg. (6-26) and .310 OBP from the leadoff spot in 11 games...completed Triple-A season hitting .323 (80-for-248) with 10 HR and 53 RBI in 68 games...drove in season-high, 6 RBI 5/15 at TUC... recorded season-high, 11-game hit streak from 5/6-17; hit .452 (19-42) with 3 doubles, a triple, 4 home runs and 11 RBI during the streak...recorded 9-game hitting streak from 5/22-June 17. Hit .382 (13-for-34) with 3 doubles, 3 home runs and 14 RBI during the stretch...named a starter for the 2008 Triple-A All-Star game in Louisville but did not play due to call up...spent three separate stints with the Rockies.
A mid-September addition to the Rockies' active roster, Smith fared well in a pinch-hitting rolelate in the year...appeared in just seven games for Colorado, but went 5-for-8 as a pinch-hitter/defensivereplacement with four runs scored...was 5-for-7 in a pinch role, with four singles and one triple...went 1-for-2with runners in scoring position...turned 25 years old on the final day of the regular season, Sept. 30, whenthe Rockies clinched a Wild Card tiebreaker game...Colorado has gone 14-1 since Smith was added to theroster...had his contract purchased from Colorado Springs on Sept. 16...made his Major League debut thatday vs. Florida, going 0-for-2 as pinch-hitter/rightfielder...his arrival in the big leagues was delayed followinga shoulder injury at the end of the Triple-A season...recorded his first Major League hit on Sept. 21 atSan Diego (Doug Brocail), a pinch line drive to thirdbase...collected his first career triple on Oct. 1 vs. SanDiego in the tiebreaker game...hit a one-out triple tocenter field in the sixth inning and later scored onKazuo Matsui's sacrifice fly, giving the Rockies a 6-5lead...spent the entire season at the Springs, batting.317 with 17 home runs, 32 doubles, six triples, and 82RBI in 129 games...his .317 average ranked as ninth bestin the Pacific Coast League, as he added a .328on-base percentage and a .528 slugging percentage...played primarily right field for the Sky Sox, butalso saw extended time in center field...hit .335 (76-for-227) with runners on base in PCL, including 5-for-8 (.625) with the bases loaded...hit a pair of grandslams...hit for the cycle on Aug. 17 vs. Las Vegas,going 5-for-6 with two home runs, a double, triple, four RBI,and five runs scored...over his final 81 games in thePCL beginning June 3, Smith batted .349 (102-for-292) with 13 home runs and 57 RBI...the Rockies'second round selection in the 2004 June draft out ofOle Miss, Smith is in his fourth professional season...he last played for the Sky Sox on Aug. 29 atSacramento, a game in which he suffered a shoulderinjury while diving back into a base.
In his first season at the Double-A level, batted .294 with 15 home runs, 41 doubles, and 71 RBIin 130 games...his 46 doubles was tied with Reds prospect Joey Votto (Chattanooga) for the overall MinorLeague lead...ranked among Texas League leaders in extra base hits (4th, 65) and hits (5th, 154)...in fact,his 65 extra base hits led the Rockies organization and ranked T11th-most in the minors...hit nearly as wellagainst lefties (.286, 34-for-119) as he did against right-handers (.296, 120-for-405)...batted .305 (79-for-259) at home and .283 (75-for-265) on the road...played 121 games in the outfield, seeing action at all threepositions (5 in LF, 6 in CF, 110 in RF)...hit .304 (42-for-138) with RISP and .351 (26-for-74) with RISP andtwo outs...had 4 games with 4 hits: May 24 vs. San Antonio, June 23 vs. Midland, June 30 at Arkansas, andJuly 3 at Arkansas...went 4-for-5 in the June 23 contest with three doubles...batted second for most of the year,but also had 25 games in the leadoff slot...hit .240 over first 27 games through May 7, but batted .307 (129-for-420) the rest of the way...homered twice on May 2 vs. Midland...hit grand slam on May 14 vs.Arkansas...batted .444 (20-for-45) during season-high 11-game hit streak May 23-June 2...named TexasLeague Player of the Week twice: June 19-25 and July 31-Aug. 6...batted .387 (12-for-31) with three HR andnine RBI during the latter week...homered in three straight, July 31-Aug. 2...hit .400 (22-for-55) in 14 games vs.San Antonio...went 2-for-7 (.286) with one RBI in the Texas League playoffs.
Rated as the eighth-best prospect in the Rockies system by Baseball America
entering the year,Smith hit .300 with 45 doubles, nine home runs and 72 RBI in 129 games for Modesto...ranked second in theCalifornia League in doubles, T5th-most in all of Minor League baseball...led team in games, hits (160), anddoubles, also ranking among Nuts leaders in runs (2nd, 87), triples (3rd, 6), RBI (3rd, 72), and home runs(5th, 9)...had 15 outfield assists, tied for league lead...compiled 16-game hit streak from May 27-June 14,batting .380 (27-for-71) in that span...reached base safely in 39 consecutive home games from April 9-July5, longest such streak in the league all season...went 4-for-5 with a double May 2 at Stockton in 5-4 win,one of three four-hit games on the season...went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and an RBI on May 31at Lake Elsinore in 8-2 loss...batted .316 (6-for-19) with four RBI in five postseason games.
Spent the majority of his first pro season at Casper, where he was named a Pioneer League All-Star and selected to Baseball America
's Rookie Level All-Star Team...finished runner-up for the league battingtitle, hitting .369, four points behind Idaho Falls' Billy Butler (.373)...finished second in the league in sluggingpercentage (.601), was fourth in doubles (21), RBI (61) and extra-base hits (33) and fifth in total bases(140)...was leading the league in four offensive categories at the time of his promotion...went 5-for-6 withfour runs scored on July 7 at Idaho Falls and then 6-for-6 with two homers and five RBI on Aug. 10 at IdahoFalls...that six-hit effort earned him Pioneer League Co-Player of the Week honors for Aug. 9-15...was promotedto Tri-City on Aug. 27 and played in nine games for the Dust Devils...combined with the two clubs,Smith led all short-season Rockies in average (.358), at bats (260), hits (93), total bases (146), doubles(22), RBI (66), extra base hits (37) and slugging pct. (.600)...in fact, his 93 hits tied Juan Pierre (1998 withPortland) for the most ever by a Colorado short-season player...following the season, was named the 10th-bestprospect in the Pioneer League by Baseball America