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Collette Calls: Drew Smyly's Evolution

Jason Collette

Jason Collette

Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Towers of Power Baseball Hour Podcast on iTunes. He was selected as the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2013.

Prior to being dealt to the Tampa Bay Rays, Drew Smyly was 16-12 in his career with a 3.53 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. He had started just 36 of the 107 games in which he pitched in and had struck out 23% of the batters he faced, walking 7% and allowed 30 home runs in 280.2 innings of work.

The overall body of work was perfectly acceptable, but if you were to look at his numbers strictly as a starting pitcher, the body of work is not as appealing. He was just 9-12 as a starter with a 4.00 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a 21% strikeout rate. Suddenly, a guy who has appeal in a 12-team mixed league format is suddenly reserve material with his ratios.

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