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Drew Smyly

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Detroit Tigers

2014 Stats

W-L

1-1

ERA

4.00

WHIP

1.22

K

8

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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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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Drew Smyly Contract Information:

Agreed to terms with the Tigers in February 2013.

April 18, 2014  –  Drew Smyly News

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Smyly allowed four runs on six hits, walking two and striking out two over just three innings of an 11-6 loss to the Angels on Friday night.

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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 3 1 0 9.0 8 4 1 8 3 1 1 0 0 1 4.00 1.22
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3-Year Averages MAJ   43 9 0 87.7 77 32 8 87 25 5 1 1 2 11 3.29 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
Apr. 18 LAA 3.0 6 4 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.00 1.22
Apr. 9 @LAD 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.50
Apr. 4 Bal 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
6.0 7 4 4 1 2 5 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 1 6.00 1.50
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
9.0 8 4 4 1 3 8 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 1 4.00 1.22
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
9.0 8 4 4 1 3 8 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 1 4.00 1.22

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Drew Smyly Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

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

Vs. Right

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

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

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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 3 1 9.0 8.00 3.00 2.67 1.00 1.44 70% 90.1 MPH 4.00 3.87 .287
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Drew Smyly
3-Year Averages MAJ   43 9 87.7 8.93 2.57 3.48 0.82 74.5% 3.29 3.26 .301

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2014 Stat Review for Drew Smyly    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.67 K/BB
WEAK
8.00 K/9
WEAK
3.00 BB/9
AVERAGE
90.1 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
1.44 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.00 ERA
POOR
1.22 WHIP
WEAK
3.87 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.287 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
70.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Drew Smyly (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Andrew McCutchen PIT 4 3 2 4 0 0 0 .750 2.250 3.000
Zack Cozart CIN 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Brandon Moss OAK 2 1 1 3 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
David Ortiz BOS 4 3 1 2 0 1 0 .750 1.500 2.250
Chris Iannetta ANA 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 .667 1.333 2.083
Paul Konerko CHI-A 7 5 1 1 0 0 0 .714 1.143 1.857
Billy Butler KC 6 5 0 0 0 1 0 .833 1.000 1.833
Dayan Viciedo CHI-A 4 2 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Michael Brantley CLE 7 4 0 2 2 0 0 .571 1.000 1.667
Chris Herrmann MIN 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 .667 1.000 1.667

Best Matchups for Drew Smyly (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chris Stewart PIT 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Drew Stubbs COL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Bobby Wilson AZ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Eduardo Nunez MIN 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Aaron Hicks MIN 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
John McDonald ANA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jurickson Profar TEX 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Punto OAK 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Nate McLouth WAS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Mitch Moreland TEX 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Smyly's next start has been pushed back from Wednesday, after Tuesday's game against Cleveland was postponed, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Manager Brad Ausmus said Smyly would return to the rotation for a start Wednesday against the Indians, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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Smyly pitched three shutout innings of relief Wednesday against the Dodgers, finishing with three strikeouts while allowing one hit.

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Smyly will be used out of the bullpen for the Tigers' pending five-game road trip, James Schmehl of MLive Media Group reports

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The Tigers will skip Smyly's scheduled start this weekend due to Thursday's rainout, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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Smyly is expected to start Detroit's fifth game of the season, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Smyly threw five shutout innings in Tuesday's split squad game against the Blue Jays, allowing just two hits in the Tigers' blowout victory.

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Smyly allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits while striking out one and walking two in 3.1 innings Thursday against the Marlins.

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Smyly has posted a 3.38 ERA and 7:2 K:BB ratio through his first three appearances this spring.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.