Seth Smith Was The Padres Offense In 2014
Seth Smith! The offensive powerhouse for the San Diego Padres. The Padres offense was the worst in all of baseball in 2014, but there was always one guy the Padres could count on to come through in clutch moments, Seth Smith. Smith through the first two months of the season led the Padres offense, hitting .309 which was 110 points higher than the rest of the Padres hitters combined.
Smith continued to lead the Padres throughout the year, hitting .266 with 31 doubles, 5 triples 12 home runs and 48 RBI. He lead the Padres in hits with 118, extra base hits with 48, walks with 55 and finally OBP with .367. Not only did he accomplish all of that, he also was the only Padre to play more than 110 games in 2014 that hit higher than .240.
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Seth Smith signed a two-year contract extension early in the 2014 season, so the Padres will have their top offensive player in 2014 for at least the next two years. While he is not the juggernaut that most teams have in the outfield, he is consistent and solid, and that ladies and gentlemen, is a start.