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Drew Smyly

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Seattle Mariners

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The 27-year-old left-hander managed to stay healthy but struggled through the majority of the 2016 campaign. His first half of the season was particularly poor, with Smyly tallying just a pair of vict...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  6/16/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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 18, 2017  –  Drew Smyly News

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Smyly (elbow) "felt pretty good" after playing catch Wednesday and will throw every other day for the foreseeable future, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. ""Just build some arm strength,'' manager Scott Servais said. "Get him out there playing some long toss then get him to a bullpen and go from there."

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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 30 30 0 175.3 174 95 32 167 49 7 12 0 0 0 4.88 1.27
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3-Year Averages     23 22 0 131.7 122 57 20 125 37 7 8 0 0 0 3.90 1.21
Career  (View All)     156 85 1 570.3 523 237 77 552 161 31 27 2 3.74 1.20

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Drew Smyly Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Drew Smyly Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201614539434607.250
2015562458600.157

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20165931284514028125.262
20152195315507011.249

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201684.33608623164.271.06
201526.7200351043.711.24

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201691.04608126165.441.47
201540.0320421072.701.13
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 30 30 175.3 8.57 2.52 3.41 1.64 0.69 67% 90.2 MPH 4.88 4.54 .302
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 17 101.0 7.41 2.68 2.77 2.02 72.5% 4.51 5.37 .261
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3-Year Averages     23 22 131.7 8.54 2.53 3.38 1.37 73.4% 3.90 4.12 .293
Career     156 85 570.3 8.71 2.54 3.43 1.22 73.6% 3.74 3.89 .297

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Drew Smyly Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 66.7 2 4 2 0 27 1 67 2
2016 P 175.3 3 11 3 0 84 2 175 3
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 P -1 0 0 0 2 0 1

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

Smyly threw for the first time since spring training Wednesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

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Smyly (elbow) hopes to start playing catch and begin light throwing in approximately two weeks, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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Smyly (elbow) will be shut down from throwing for six weeks, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

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Smyly was placed on the 60-day DL on Tuesday.

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Smyly (elbow) was placed on the 10-day DL on Friday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

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Smyly (arm) will open the season on the disabled list with an elbow strain and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Smyly has been scratched from his scheduled start Friday with arm soreness, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Smyly will pitch in the series finale of the season-opening four-game set against the Astros as per manager Scott Servais, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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2016

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 can't just judge him strictly on the innings, but four DL stints, major shoulder issues in 2015, and a max of 153 innings as a big leaguer all ding his reliability, especially at 27 years old now. There is still a lot to like when he does pitch, including the strikeout surge from last season. He needed an 87 percent strand rate to limit the damage of a 1.5 HR/9 rate, but both were career outliers and should be expected to regress. His fastball has experienced a four percent jump in swinging-strike rate with Tampa Bay and the key difference has been elevating it. The pitch has been instrumental in cutting his platoon split with righties posting a .641 OPS against him with Tampa Bay, down from .799 with Detroit. Intriguing skills, but the health history has to temper expectations.

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.