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Drew Smyly

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2015 Stats

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5-2

ERA

3.11

WHIP

1.17

K

77

SV

0

2016 RotoWire 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:  163.18

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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.

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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
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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

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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. 30 Mia 6.0 3 1 1 0 3 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.11 1.17
Sep. 23 @Bos 6.3 5 0 0 0 3 7 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.26 1.19
Sep. 18 Bal 5.7 4 5 5 2 3 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.64 1.18
Sep. 13 Bos 6.0 4 0 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.14 1.17
Sep. 7 @Det 5.0 7 4 4 2 1 3 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.59 1.20
Sep. 1 @Bal 7.0 4 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.11 1.14
Aug. 27 Min 4.3 8 4 3 1 2 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.82 1.24
Aug. 21 @Oak 5.7 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.42 1.06
Aug. 16 @Tex 4.0 7 5 5 2 2 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.35 1.06
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
12.3 8 1 1 0 6 15 0 1 0 2-0 0 0 0 0.73 1.14
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 5.8 IP/G
29.0 23 10 10 4 12 35 1 2 0 3-0 0 0 0 3.10 1.21
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 5.6 IP/G
50.0 48 19 18 7 17 56 1 2 0 5-1 0 0 0 3.24 1.30

Drew Smyly Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015562458600.157
201416546627414.171
201312934623401.189

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20152195315507011.249
2014453873610929114.264
20131744711391513.242

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201526.7200351043.711.24
201473.33505719103.441.17
201335.730239732.780.98

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201540.0320421072.701.13
201479.7650762383.051.15
201340.3300421012.011.09
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
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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

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

K/BB/HR Stats

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3.85 K/BB
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10.40 K/9
ELITE
2.70 BB/9
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90.3 MPH Fastball
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1.5 HR/9
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0.94 GB/FB Ratio
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ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.11 ERA
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1.17 WHIP
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3.98 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.297 BABIP
AVERAGE
82.1% Strand Rate
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Drew Smyly

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

Smyly allowed just one run on three hits and three walks while striking out eight over six innings in a win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

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Smyly (4-2) struck out seven over 6.1 shutout innings against Boston on Wednesday, allowing five hits and three walks in a 6-2 victory.

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Smyly allowed five runs on four hits, walking three and striking out six over 5.2 innings of an 8-6 win against the Orioles on Friday night.

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Smyly did not factor in the decision Monday against the Tigers, allowing four runs in five innings.

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Smyly tossed seven shutout innings Tuesday against the Orioles, giving up four hits and one walk while striking out 10.

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Smyly allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits and a pair of walks in just 4.1 innings against the Twins on Thursday, receiving no decision in an eventual 5-4 win.

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Smyly (1-2) lasted 5.2 scoreless innings Friday in a win over the A's, allowing seven hits and no walks while striking out two.

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Smyly (shoulder) had a disappointing return from the DL on Sunday, allowing five runs on seven hits in four innings and taking the loss against the Rangers.

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Smyly (shoulder) will be activated from the 60-day DL and start against the Rangers on Sunday, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

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Smyly (shoulder) will start Sunday's game against the Rangers, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

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Smyly (shoulder) could return to the Rays and start as soon as Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.