26-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays
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 ...
Drew Smyly Contract Information:
Agreed to a one-year, $2.65 million contract with the Rays in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.
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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|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|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Drew Smyly||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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|Last 14 Days
2 Games: Avg. 6.2 IP/G
|Last 30 Days
5 Games: Avg. 5.8 IP/G
|Last 60 Days
9 Games: Avg. 5.6 IP/G
Drew Smyly Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|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|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Drew Smyly||3-Year Averages||38||14||109.4||8.39||2.47||3.40||0.90||–||75.9%||–||3.21||3.46||.294|
2015 Stat Review for Drew Smyly As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)
A collection of stats that measure different skills.
A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.
Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.
Tampa Bay Rays Roster
MajorsAndriese, Matt (P)
AAAChristian, Justin (OF)
AABauers, Jake (1B)
A+Adames, Willy (SS)
AAmes, Jeff (P)
RookieBetts, Chris (C)
Drew Smyly: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.
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.
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.