Detroit Tigers
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Career ERA
Name  Drew Smyly
Born  6/13/1989
Height  6-3
Weight  190
Number  33
Position  SP
Bats  L
Throws  L
4/29/2015 3:16:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Drew Smyly struck out 10 Wednesday against the Yankees.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed two runs on four hits and one walk. Smyly received a no-decision and now has a 3.38 ERA.
4/24/2015 8:44:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Drew Smyly pitched well in his season debut.
Insight: He was on a pitch count, and lasted 4 2/3 innings. Smyly allowed two runs on four hits, while striking out five.
4/21/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Drew Smyly (shoulder) said he is ready to return to action.
Insight: Smyly pitched 3 2/3 innings in his latest Double-A start, and deemed himself good to go. He should be owned everywhere.
3/15/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Rays starter Drew Smyly will miss his first starts of the 2015 regular season according to The Tampa Tribune.
Insight: Smyly has shoulder tendinitis, but the Rays are hopeful he will only miss one start. He has been doing throwing drills to work closer to throwing off a mound soon.
Hot9/6/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Drew Smyly threw six innings, allowed one run on four hits, struck out eight and walked two but received the no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday.
Insight: Smyly continues his dominant pitching since being traded to Tampa Bay. Since the July 31 deal, Smyly is 3-1 with a 1.70 ERA, and in his last six starts, Smyly is 3-0 with a 1.30 ERA.
Hot8/27/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Drew Smyly held the Orioles to one run on two hits over seven innings Wednesday night.
Insight: Smyly has gone 3-1 with a 1.50 ERA, a 0.69 WHIP and 29 Ks in 36 innings since the Tigers traded him to the Rays for David Price on July 31.
Hot8/22/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Drew Smyly threw a two-hit shutout Friday at Toronto, striking out four and walking none.
Insight: David Price who? Smyly, acquired from Detroit for Price on July 31, has gone 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA, a 0.76 WHIP and a 23/6 K/BB in 29 innings with Tampa Bay.
Hot8/16/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Drew Smyly has allowed five runs on 14 hits with a 19/6 K/BB over 20 innings since he joined the Rays.
Insight: That equates to a 2.25 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. Smyly took a no decision Saturday against the Yankees but allowed two runs on four hits in seven innings.
7/31/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: The Tigers have sent Drew Smyly to the Tampa Bay Rays in the David Price trade.
Insight: Smyly is promising, but he's been inconsistent this season. In 105 1/3 innings, he's gone 6-9 with a 3.93 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. He could be better down the road, but his fantasy fortunes this season won't change much after the trade.
7/20/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Tigers left-hander Drew Smyly returned to form Sunday against the Indians after giving up 13 runs on 23 hits in his last 14 1/3 innings.
Insight: Smyly held Cleveland to one run on four hits and fanned six batters in seven innings to win his sixth game of the season. With a 3.80 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP and 76 Ks in 94 2/3 innings, he's been a low-end fantasy option this year.
6/18/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Tigers left-hander Drew Smyly has recorded a 1.89 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP in three starts in June.
Insight: Smyly allowed two runs on seven hits with a 6/0 K/BB over seven innings Wednesday against the Royals. He's 3-6 with a 3.48 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP and 57 Ks in 67 1/3 innings this season.
6/10/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: The Tigers will skip Drew Smyly in the rotation following Tuesday's rainout.
Insight: Justin Verlander will be pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday. Smyly (3-4, 3.81 ERA, 1.34 WHIP) has frequently been skipped this season and made just nine starts so far. Verlander and Max Scherzer will both make their 14th start of the season in the next two games.
5/26/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter Drew Smyly served up four homers and six runs in five innings Monday at Oakland.
Insight: You really don't want to be starting many pitchers against this Athletics' offense right now. Smyly will try to bounce back in his next start Saturday at Seattle.
Hot5/13/2014 11:10:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter Drew Smyly gave up one earned run on five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over six innings Tuesday at Baltimore.
Insight: Smyly was skipped in the rotation a couple times in April and has made just five starts this season, but he's allowed six earned runs on 18 hits with 22 Ks in 24 1/3 innings over his last four turns and has a 2.70 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP this season.
Hot5/3/2014 11:10:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter Drew Smyly tossed seven scoreless innings, walking two and striking out six Saturday in a win over Kansas City.
Insight: Smyly has only had one bad outing this season and boasts a 2.45 ERA with a 2-1 record. The least-known Tigers starter can pitch.
4/23/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter Drew Smyly tossed six innings, struck out seven with one walk and allowed two runs on six hits Wednesday against the White Sox.
Insight: Smyly didn't make his first start of the season until April 18 due to a rainout and lasted just three innings in that game. The 24-year-old should get back into a regular rhythm now and has good upside.
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.