Smith went 1-for-5 with two walks and a solo home run over both ends of Friday's doubleheader sweep of the Rockies. Smith launched his first homer in the majors in the fifth inning of the second game. He started in left field for the matinee and at first base in the nightcap. The 24-year-old Smith, a 2017 first-round draft pick, has hit safely in eight of 10 games and has posted a .294/.350/.441 slash line during his introduction to the majors.
Smith is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers. The lefty-hitting Smith gets the day off with a southpaw (Wes Benjamin) on the hill for Texas. Smith started each of Arizona's last five games, going 6-for-18 with a triple, four runs and two RBI.
Smith started at designated hitter and went 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in Friday's 6-3 win over the Astros. Pavin's hit safely in all six games since his callup, and the triple was his first extra-base knock. If the NL were to adopt the DH permanently, there might be a role for Pavin in 2021. He's currently blocked at first base and both corner-outfield spots, so a return to the minors may be how he starts next season.
Smith started at first base and went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Angels. Smith made his fourth start in the last five games, appearing twice at first base, once at designated hitter and once in right field. He's hit safely in all four starts with five singles across 15 at-bats. Smith is getting valuable exposure to advanced pitching, which could lead to a backup role at first base and corner outfield in 2021. The 2017 first-round pick, who'd never played above Double-A prior to 2020, could also start at Triple-A Reno next year.
Smith went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Mariners. One day after starting in right field, Smith was back in the lineup at first base Sunday. He has very little track record as a stolen-base threat in the minors, so Sunday's steal was a rare event, coming on the back end of a double steal. In two games since his contract was selected Thursday, Smith is 1-for-7 with one walk, one steal and two runs scored. Along with several other prospects up with the team right now, Smith should get ample plate appearances going forward, although maybe not daily.
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