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Drew Smyly

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2016 Stats

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2-6

ERA

3.92

WHIP

1.05

K

67

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After a pair of DL stints and just 66.2 innings pitched in 2015, Smyly is officially an injury risk who is more potential than performance at this point. He has spent some time in the bullpen so we ca...

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2016 ADP:  164.51

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (SP): Hidden

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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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Won his arbitration case with the Rays in January 2016, securing a $3.75 million salary for the 2016 season.

May 26, 2016  –  Drew Smyly News

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Smyly (2-6) took the loss Thursday against the Marlins. He pitched six innings, allowing five runs, six hits and one walk while striking out a season-low four.

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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
2015 26 A+ CHA 3 3 0 8.1 10 5 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 1.23
2015 26 AA MON 1 1 0 3.2 1 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.25
2015 26 AAA DUR 3 3 0 10.2 13 10 2 13 6 0 2 0 0 0 8.44 1.86
2015 26 MAJ TB 12 12 0 66.7 58 23 11 77 20 5 2 0 0 0 3.11 1.17
2016 27 MAJ TB 10 10 0 62.0 50 27 11 67 15 2 6 0 0 0 3.92 1.05
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3-Year Averages     34 12 0 98.6 85 32 11 97 26 6 4 0 1 7 2.92 1.13
Career  (View All)     136 65 1 457.0 399 169 56 452 127 26 21 2 3.33 1.15

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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
May. 26 Mia 6.0 6 5 5 2 1 4 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.92 1.05
May. 21 @Det 6.3 7 3 3 2 2 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.54 1.04
May. 16 @Tor 5.0 4 1 1 0 4 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.44 0.99
May. 10 @Sea 5.0 10 6 6 2 0 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.63 0.92
May. 4 LAD 5.0 5 2 2 0 2 6 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.72 0.78
Apr. 29 Tor 6.0 2 2 2 2 1 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.60 0.69
Apr. 24 @NYY 7.0 6 1 1 0 1 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.51 0.73
Apr. 19 @Bos 8.0 1 0 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.91 0.65
Apr. 13 Cle 7.0 3 3 2 0 1 11 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.61 0.80
Apr. 4 Tor 6.7 6 5 5 3 1 5 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 6.75 1.05
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.8 IP/G
17.3 17 9 9 4 7 15 0 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 4.67 1.38
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 5.6 IP/G
33.3 34 19 19 8 10 34 0 2 0 1-4 0 0 0 5.13 1.32
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
62.0 50 28 27 11 15 67 1 4 0 2-6 0 0 0 3.92 1.05

Drew Smyly Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20165719113203.241
2015562458600.157
201416546627414.171

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016190481437608.213
20152195315507011.249
2014453873610929114.264

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201630.704034674.700.91
201526.7200351043.711.24
201473.33505719103.441.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201631.322033943.161.18
201540.0320421072.701.13
201479.7650762383.051.15
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
2015 26 A+ CHA 3 3 8.1 10.00 0.00 0.00 1.11 55.6% 5.40 2.58 .394
2015 26 AA MON 1 1 3.2 11.25 8.44 1.33 0.00 100% 0.00 3.51 .166
2015 26 AAA DUR 3 3 10.2 11.47 5.29 2.17 1.76 52.9% 8.44 5.26 .411
2015 26 MAJ TB 12 12 66.7 10.40 2.70 3.85 1.49 0.94 82.1% 90.3 MPH 3.11 3.98 .297
2016 27 MAJ TB 10 10 62.0 9.73 2.18 4.47 1.60 0.69 70.4% 90.3 MPH 3.92 4.12 .266
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 2 12.2 6.95 2.78 2.50 1.69 75.1% 3.96 5.02 .256
Rest Of Season     0 24 125.9 7.34 2.98 2.46 1.62 74.9% 3.98 4.91 .262
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3-Year Averages     34 12 98.6 8.86 2.37 3.73 1.00 79% 2.92 3.47 .290
Career     136 65 457.0 8.90 2.50 3.56 1.10 76% 3.33 3.68 .291

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2016 Stat Review for Drew Smyly    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.47 K/BB
GREAT
9.73 K/9
ELITE
2.18 BB/9
GOOD
90.3 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.69 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.92 ERA
AVERAGE
1.05 WHIP
ELITE
4.12 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.266 BABIP
LOW
70.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Smyly (2-5) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five over 6.1 innings to take the loss Saturday in Detroit.

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Smyly has been working on his mechanics since his last start, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Smyly (2-4) allowed one run on four hits and four walks with six strikeouts over five innings in a win Monday over Toronto.

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Smyly (1-4) surrendered 10 hits and six earned runs over five innings in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Mariners. He struck out five.

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Smyly allowed two runs on five hits over five innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday, striking out six and walking two while receiving no decision.

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Smyly (1-3) took the loss Friday despite recording eight strikeouts against the dangerous Blue Jays lineup. He surrendered only two hits, two earned runs and a walk over six innings.

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Smyly (1-2) surrendered six hits, an earned run and a walk over seven innings in Sunday's 8-1 victory over the Yankees. He struck out six.

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Smyly (0-2) threw eight scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out 11 against the Red Sox on Tuesday. He did not factor in the decision, however, as the game went into extra innings.

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Smyly (0-2) allowed two runs on three hits during Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Indians.

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Smyly will not start as scheduled Saturday with the news that the matchup with the Orioles has been postponed.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

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 a different course. He made seven starts for the Rays and posted a 1.70 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and struck out 25 percent of the batters he faced. The amazing part is the Rays barely made a tweak to his mechanics as they typically do not like doing many changes during a season. Smyly increased the strikeouts with sequencing more than a new pitch, and there is a very good chance the team teaches him a changeup this offseason as every pitcher within the organization is encouraged to throw the pitch. There is some concern with Smyly since his innings total jumped from 76 to 153 last season, which is why the team shut him down in early September. He will not come at a discount in 2015.

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.