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Drew Smyly | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details
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Drew Smyly yielded five runs in six innings Thursday in a loss to the Marlins.
Smyly had a 2.60 ERA and a 41/6 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings during April. In May, he has a 5.59 ERA and a 26/9 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings. We still feel pretty good about him as a mixed-league option, though. He'll face the Royals in Kansas City next time out. May 26 - 4:20 PM

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Drew Smyly allowed three runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Tigers on Saturday.

Two home runs accounted for all three of the Tigers' runs against Smyly. It's an issue he's had in a handful of starts so far this year -- in four starts he's allowed two or more homers, while allowing zero combined in the other five. Despite a 3.54 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 63/14 K/BB ratio over 56 innings, Smyly is now 2-5 on the year. An interleague date with the Marlins is on tap for Thursday.
May 21 - 7:52 PM

Drew Smyly lasted just five innings but allowed only one run to pick up a win in Monday's 13-2 blowout victory over the Blue Jays.

Smyly has had a few terrific outings this season. This wasn't one of them, but he made it work despite four walks, as he struck out six and allowed four hits and a lone run. It was a solid rebound outing in a tough matchup following his worst start of the season last week in Seattle. Smyly will carry a 3.44 ERA into his old stomping grounds in Detroit this weekend.
May 16 - 11:20 PM

Drew Smyly had a rough one in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, yielding six runs on 10 hits over five innings.

The Mariners struck for a pair of big innings against Smyly, with Franklin Gutierrez rocking a two-run homer in a three-run first and Dae-Ho Lee doing it all himself with a three-run homer in the fourth. Smyly did strike out five without walking a batter, but that is about the only positive to take from the outing. This start aside, the 26-year-old southpaw has posted a fine season while pitching to a 3.63 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 46/6 K/BB ratio across 44 2/3 innings. He'll play host to the A's next time he toes the rubber.
May 11 - 1:34 AM

Drew Smyly pitched well in a losing effort against the Blue Jays on Friday, allowing two runs on two hits over six frames.

Smyly punched out eight on the evening while walking one. All of the damage against him came via solo home runs, with Michael Saunders hitting a solo blast in the third inning and Josh Donaldson replicating the feat in the sixth. Even against a strong offense that clubs left-handed pitching, Smyly continued his very strong start to the season. He'll carry an impressive 2.60 ERA, 0.69 WHIP and 41/6 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Dodgers.
Apr 29 - 9:58 PM

Drew Smyly hurled seven innings of one-run ball in the Rays' 8-1 rout of the Yankees on Sunday.

Yet another fantastic outing from the 26-year-old left-hander, who finally got a little run support and notched his first win of the 2016 season. He struck out 11 batters and gave up just one hit over eight innings this past Tuesday against the Red Sox, but the Rays didn't put a run on the board until the top of the 10th inning. Smyly fanned six Yankees on Sunday and issued just one walk. He boasts a 2.51 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and 33/5 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings this year and a 2.52 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 154/36 K/BB ratio in total 143 innings since joining Tampa Bay.
Apr 24 - 4:23 PM

Drew Smyly turned in a second straight dominant outing Tuesday, striking out 11 batters while yielding just one hit over eight frames in a 3-0 win over the Red Sox.

Smyly failed to come away with a victory, as the Rays finally broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the top of the 10th inning. That certainly doesn't take away anything from what the southpaw did, however, as he gave up just one single, walked two and notched 11 punchouts for the second outing in a row. Smyly was knocked around by the Blue Jays in his first start of the season, but he's been fantastic versus the Indians and now the Red Sox. He'll try to keep it rolling this weekend in the Bronx.
Apr 19 - 11:49 PM

Drew Smyly was filthy on Wednesday and struck out 11 in seven innings of work in a loss to Cleveland.

The gaudy number of strikeouts will surely stand out -- he now has 16 strikeouts in just 13 2/3 innings -- but they've come against the Blue Jays and Indians, two of the highest-strikeout teams in the league. That is to say, don't expect this level of performance all season against all teams. Home runs have historically been a problem for Smyly and still project to be (as they were last week). The lefty only gave up two earned runs on Wednesday, neither of which were homers, so it was an all-around solid performance that just lacked sufficient run support to be special.
Apr 13 - 10:39 PM

Drew Smyly was touched up for five runs across 6 2/3 innings in Monday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Smyly did strike out five and walked just one, but he served up three home runs and a double among six hits. The southpaw threw 99 pitches across his 6 2/3 frames. We'll forgive Smyly, as most left-handers have very little chances against the slew of right-handed Blue Jays sluggers. He'll try to bounce back against the Orioles this weekend.
Apr 4 - 10:39 PM

Drew Smyly pitched four hitless innings and struck out seven Wednesday as the Rays edged a Red Sox split-squad 4-3.

Smyly was facing the split-squad with Boston's regular two-through-five hitters, so it was an impressive showing. There are still questions about the long-term health of his shoulder, but he projects as a significant asset in mixed leagues while healthy.
Mar 30 - 5:14 PM

Drew Smyly pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out three against the Pirates on Thursday.

There's still good reason for concern about Smyly's shoulder, but he was impressive after returning down the stretch last year and he's continuing to throw well this spring. He should be an asset in mixed leagues if he stays healthy.
Mar 10 - 4:05 PM

Drew Smyly won his arbitration case against the Rays and will make $3.75 million in 2016.

Tampa Bay countered at $3.2 million when arbitration figures were exchanged last month and then lost the panel's ruling after a Wednesday hearing in Phoenix, Arizona. Smyly missed a large chunk of time in 2015 to a labrum tear in his shoulder, but he registered an impressive 3.11 ERA and 10.4 K/9 in 12 starts when healthy. The 26-year-old left-hander boasts a 2.52 ERA in 19 starts since joining the Rays in mid-2014.
Feb 4 - 1:29 PM

Drew Smyly had his arbitration hearing on Wednesday.

A ruling is expected to come on Thursday. Smyly asked for $3.75 million when arbitration figures were exchanged in January while the Rays offered $3.2 million. The left-hander earned $2.65 million in 2015, so either way he's getting a raise. Smyly pitched well last season (3.11 ERA, 10.4 K/9), though shoulder issues limited him to just 12 starts.
Feb 3 - 9:29 PM

Drew Smyly requested $3.75 million and was offered $3.2 million by the Rays when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

It's a pretty small gap, but the Rays have traditionally been a "file-and-trial" team. Smyly posted a 3.24 ERA in nine starts for Tampa in 2015 while battling shoulder issues.
Jan 15 - 5:59 PM

Drew Smyly held the Marlins to one run in six innings and struck out eight in winning Wednesday.

Smyly overcame a labrum tear to go 5-1 with a 3.24 ERA in nine starts down the stretch. Concerns about his shoulder will linger into next year, but he'll probably be worth a late-round pick in mixed leagues anyway.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 10:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Taylor Motter
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Alex Colome
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Ryan Webb
6Dana Eveland
7Erasmo Ramirez
8Ryan Garton