Dwight Smith Jr.
LF - BAL
Dwight Smith Jr. was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Saturday. Outfielder Mason Williams was called up in a corresponding move.
Smith Jr. was getting everyday starts in left field, but was striking out at a 26.4% clip and was hitting 21% below the league average. He is likely to latch on to another team at some point in 2021, if not sooner.
Dwight Smith Jr. went 2-for-4 on Wednesday against the Blue Jays, hitting two singles and scoring a run. The Orioles lost, 5-2.
Smith Jr. is now hitting .233 with a .702 OPS. While he continues to get regular starts in the outfield, he hits the ball far too much on the ground to make a sustained fantasy impact.
Dwight Smith Jr. went 2-for-3 on Wednesday against the Phillies, hitting a single and a double. He also walked and scored a run in the 5-4 win.
Smith Jr. is getting everyday starts in left field and hitting .278 with a .900 OPS through 36 at-bats. He could make for an interesting play in deeper formats, but his strikeout rate limits his upside.
Dwight Smith Jr. went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a sacrifice fly in Thursday's loss to the Marlins.
Smith Jr. hit three balls over 94 MPH last night, and looks to be finding his stroke at the plate. Batting fourth in front of Renato Nunez also increases his upside in deeper leagues. He could be worth a flyer in 15-team leagues and deeper if injuries are piling up in your outfield.
Dwight Smith Jr. started in left field and went 2-for-4 on Saturday against the Rays. He also stole a base and scored two runs, and the Orioles emerged victorious in extra innings.
Smith Jr. was removed for a defensive substitution later in the game, but he figures to get semi-regular at-bats in left field and at DH. Hitting .250 with a .808 OPS, Smith Jr. is worth rostering in AL-only leagues.