Detroit Tigers
Career W-L
Career ERA
Name  Drew Smyly
Born  6/13/1989
Height  6-3
Weight  190
Number  33
Position  SP
Bats  L
Throws  L
4/11/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter Drew Smyly will make his first start of the season Wednesday against the Indians.
Insight: Smyly's first start was skipped due to a rainout. He has recorded a 3.18 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP and 181 Ks in 181 1/3 innings in his career, with 70 of his 88 appearances coming in relief. He's worth owning in most leagues.
4/3/2014 1:31:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter Drew Smyly will miss his first turn in the rotation due to Thursday's rainout, according to Detroit beat reporter Jason Beck
Insight: Anibal Sanchez will start on Friday with Rick Porcello and Justin Verlander on the weekend. These things happen in the first couple of weeks, but it shouldn't change your opinion of Smyly.
11/12/2013 9:23:00 PM
Description: According to Jon Morosi of, Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said the team intends for Drew Smyly to be in its 2014 rotation, which supports the belief that the team will shop Max Scherzer or Rick Porcello.
Insight: Smyly made 63 relief appearances and threw 76 innings this past season. He went 6-0 with 21 holds, two saves, 81 strikeouts, a 2.37 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. The lefty made 18 starts for Detroit in 2012.
7/9/2013 5:04:00 PM
Description: Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Tuesday that left-hander Drew Smyly will not be used as a starter this season, according to Tom Gage of the Detroit News.
Insight: "I'm not stretching him out," Leyland said. "He can stretch out during the winter, on his bed." Smyly (4-0) has made an impact as a long reliever this season, striking out 55 batters and posting a 2.04 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP in 53 innings over 33 appearances.
9/22/2012 10:37:00 AM
Description: Tigers starter Drew Smyly will start one game of Detroit's doubleheader Sunday.
Insight: Smyly went 4-3 with a 4.22 ERA and 81 strikeouts in 85 1/3 innings earlier this season but he's made his last four appearances out of the bullpen. He's worth a spot start in AL-only leagues against the lowly Twins.
6/24/2012 3:33:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter Drew Smyly is expected to return from the disabled list Tuesday night against Texas. Smyly has been on the DL for two weeks because of a severe blister.
Insight: One of Smyly's better outings of the year came against the Rangers on April 22. Smyly (2-2, 3.96 ERA) went six innings in that game, surrendering just five hits and one earned run while striking out seven.
6/22/2012 6:07:00 PM
Description: Tigers left-hander Drew Smyly (finger) allowed three runs in two innings during a rain-shortened minor league rehab start with Triple-A Toledo Thursday, according to
Insight: Smyly was slated to throw three innings in the game but his start was interrupted by rain. He's on track to return to the Tigers rotation next week after missing two weeks with a severe blister on his left middle finger.
6/19/2012 7:57:00 PM
Description: Tigers lefthander Drew Smyly says he is "good to go" and should be able to return from the DL when he is first eligible on June 26th. Smyly has been sidelined with a severe blister on his left finger.
Insight: Smyly threw a bullpen session Tuesday and was very encouraged by the way he felt. He's 2-2 with a 3.96 ERA in 12 starts for Detroit this season.
6/14/2012 2:44:00 PM
Description: Tigers lefthander Drew Smyly has been moved to the 15-day DL. He's out with a severe blister on his left middle finger.
Insight: Smyly (2-2, 3.96 ERA) seems to be cooling off. He's allowed at least three runs in each of his last six starts after going 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA to start the year. Smyly should be back pitching for Detroit before the end of the month.
6/11/2012 3:35:00 PM
Description: Detroit lefty Drew Smyly is questionable for Saturday's scheduled start against Colorado with a blister on the left middle finger.
Insight: Smyly has produced solid numbers this season with a 3.96 ERA, 1.272 WHIP and 58 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings. All three statistcs are better than the AL average for starters. With a strong Tigers offense behind him he could have fantasy value.
4/28/2012 8:57:00 PM
Description: Drew Smyly registered his first big league win on Saturday against the Yankees. Smyly went six innings for the Tigers, surrendering just two hits and one earned run.
Insight: Smyly tied a career-high by collecting seven strikeouts. The young righthander (1.23 ERA through four starts) is quietly becoming a very interesting starting pitching option in fantasy.