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Drew Smyly

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

W-L

9-10

ERA

3.24

WHIP

1.16

K

133

SV

0

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

At the trade deadline, Smyly was 6-9 with a 3.93 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and had struck out 20 percent of the batters he faced. He was then shipped to Tampa Bay as part of the David Price deal and things took ...

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2015 ADP:  184.62

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  4/15/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 190   DOB: 6/13/1989
BORN: Little Rock, AR   COLLEGE: Arkansas  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Drew Smyly Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.65 million contract with the Rays in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

March 30, 2015  –  Drew Smyly News

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Smyly (shoulder) came through Sunday's bullpen session well and he's scheduled for live batting practice Wednesday and Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Drew Smyly Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2011 22 A+ LAK 8 14 0 80.1 71 23 1 77 21 7 3 0 0 0 2.58 1.15
2011 22 AA ERI 8 7 0 45.2 32 6 1 53 15 4 3 0 0 0 1.18 1.04
2012 23 AAA TOL 7 7 0 17.2 22 12 3 25 8 0 2 0 0 0 6.11 1.74
2012 23 MAJ DET 23 18 0 99.3 93 44 12 94 33 4 3 0 0 1 3.99 1.27
2013 24 MAJ DET 63 0 0 76.0 62 20 4 81 17 6 0 2 4 21 2.37 1.04
2014 25 MAJ DET 21 18 0 105.3 111 46 14 89 31 6 9 0 0 1 3.93 1.35
2014 25 MAJ TB 7 7 1 47.7 25 9 4 44 11 3 1 0 0 0 1.70 0.76
2014  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ DET/TB 28 25 1 153.0 136 55 18 133 42 9 10 0 0 1 3.24 1.16
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3-Year Averages     38 14 0 109.4 97 39 11 102 30 6 4 0 1 7 3.21 1.16

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Drew Smyly Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 6 Bal 6.0 4 1 1 1 2 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.24 1.16
Sep. 1 Bos 5.7 3 2 2 1 2 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.31 1.17
Aug. 27 @Bal 7.0 2 1 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.31 1.18
Aug. 22 @Tor 9.0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 3.42 1.22
Aug. 16 NYY 7.0 4 2 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.66 1.29
Aug. 11 @Tex 7.7 3 0 0 0 3 9 0 2 0 W 0 0 0 3.73 1.33
Aug. 5 @Oak 5.3 7 3 3 0 2 6 0 2 0 L 0 0 0 3.98 1.36
Jul. 25 Bos 5.7 4 2 2 0 1 11 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.77 1.31
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
18.7 9 4 4 3 5 21 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 1.93 0.75
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
53.3 29 11 11 4 12 55 0 4 1 3-2 0 0 0 1.86 0.77

Drew Smyly Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201416546627414.171
201312934623401.189
201212739926514.224

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014453873610929114.264
20131744711391513.242
20122895524671548.258

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201473.33505719103.441.17
201335.730239732.780.98
201244.3120501853.651.38

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201479.7650762383.051.15
201340.3300421012.011.09
201255.0310441574.251.18
Drew Smyly Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2011 22 A+ LAK 8 14 80.1 8.65 2.36 3.67 0.11 75.8% 2.58 2.34 .320
2011 22 AA ERI 8 7 45.2 10.55 2.99 3.53 0.20 89.1% 1.18 2.20 .294
2012 23 AAA TOL 7 7 17.2 13.08 4.19 3.13 1.57 66.7% 6.11 4.13 .447
2012 23 MAJ DET 23 18 99.3 8.52 2.99 2.85 1.09 0.98 71.9% 91.6 MPH 3.99 3.93 .303
2013 24 MAJ DET 63 0 76.0 9.59 2.01 4.76 0.47 1.18 78.7% 90.9 MPH 2.37 2.46 .303
2014 25 MAJ DET 21 18 105.3 7.60 2.65 2.87 1.20 0.95 75% 89.9 MPH 3.93 4.15 .318
2014 25 MAJ TB 7 7 47.7 8.31 2.08 4.00 0.76 0.72 84.4% 89.9 MPH 1.70 3.14 .188
2014  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ DET/TB 28 25 153.0 7.82 2.47 3.17 1.06 0.88 76.9% 89.9 MPH 3.24 3.84 .283
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3-Year Averages     38 14 109.4 8.39 2.47 3.40 0.90 75.9% 3.21 3.46 .294

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2014 Stat Review for Drew Smyly    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.17 K/BB
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7.82 K/9
GOOD
2.47 BB/9
AVERAGE
89.9 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.1 HR/9
WEAK
0.88 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.24 ERA
GOOD
1.16 WHIP
GOOD
3.84 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.283 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
76.9% Strand Rate
HIGH

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Drew Smyly

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Drew Smyly: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Smyly (shoulder) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Sunday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Smyly (shoulder) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Monday and said he felt good, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

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Smyly (shoulder) is scheduled to throw off a mound Saturday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Smyly (shoulder) is likely to miss his first start of the regular season, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Smyly progressed to throwing drills Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Smyly (shoulder) hopes to play catch in the next few days, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Smyly has "a little bit of shoulder tendinitis" and his return date is uncertain, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Smyly agreed to a one-year, $2.65 million contract with the Rays on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Smyly will be shut down for the remainder of the season, the Tampa Tribune's R. Mooney reports.

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2015

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2014

After working as a starting pitcher and reliever for Detroit in 2012, Smyly was moved to a full-time role in the bullpen last season. The 25-year-old lefty excelled in his new role, finishing 6-0 with a 2.37 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP in 63 appearances. He improved both his strikeout rate (9.6 K/9), walk rate (2.0 BB/9) and limited the long ball (0.5 HR/9). The young southpaw was lights-out against left-handed hitters (.189 BAA), but he also limited right-handed hitters to a .242/.374/.293 line, proving that he’s far more than a situational pitcher. Originally a starter, Smyly has a steady five-pitch arsenal at his disposal. His fastball usually sits in the 90-92 mph range. He also mixes in a curveball with plus-pitch upside, a cutter and a changeup that needs some work. While none of his pitches are dominant, Smyly does a great job locating and keeping hitters off balance. The Tigers traded Doug Fister to the Nationals in December, opening the door for Smyly to take a permanent spot in the rotation and making him an excellent sleeper for 2014.

2013

Smyly was an early-season surprise in 2012, as he earned the No. 5 spot in the rotation out of spring training. The 23-year-old lefty got off to a great start in April, posting a 1.23 ERA and 22:8 K:BB in 22 innings, but his performance dropped off in May and he eventually lost a spot in the rotation when Detroit acquired Anibal Sanchez in a midseason deal. Despite the up-and-down season, there was plenty to like with Smyly. He aptly mixed in a low-90s fastball with an effective slider to post a 3.99 ERA while striking out nearly one hitter per inning (8.5 K/9). The big question mark with Smyly is whether or not he can earn a spot in the Opening Day rotation again. With the Tigers' decision to re-sign Sanchez, Smyly will be left battling out for a rotation spot with Rick Porcello, who would likely hold the edge. Keep a close eye on Smyly's competition this spring, as he could be a decent rotation filler for mid-sized leagues.

2012

Selected in the second round by the Tigers in 2010, Smyly has quickly moved up the team’s prospect list. He impressed during his first season in the minors, going 11-6 with a 2.07 ERA and 130:36 K:BB ratio while splitting time between High-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie. The 22-year-old southpaw’s two best pitches are a sinking 89-92 mph fastball and a mid-80s cutter. He also mixes in a curveball and change-up but needs to refine both pitches. Unless the Tigers go out and sign a proven veteran prior to spring training, Smyly is expected to compete with fellow prospects Jacob Turner, Duane Below and Andy Oliver for the final spot in the rotation. Despite being named as part of the competition, Smyly is a long shot to earn a place on the Opening Day roster, but he could see his first cup of coffee in the big leagues in 2012 if he shows continued success in the upper levels of the minors. He’s worth keeping an eye on in keeper leagues.