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Drew Smyly | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Arkansas
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 30 - 10:23 PM

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Drew Smyly blanked the Red Sox for 6 1/3 innings, striking out seven, to win Wednesday.

Smyly seems to have Boston's number. He has made three of his 11 starts against the Red Sox this year and allowed one run over 18 1/3 innings in those games. Just two of his other eight outings have gone down as quality starts.
Sep 23 - 11:33 PM

Drew Smyly improved to 3-2 despite allowing five runs over 5 2/3 innings during Friday's win over the Orioles.

A win is a win is a win, but this was not an impressive win by Smyly. While he struck out six and allowed just four hits, he also walked three and coughed up two home runs (J.J. Hardy with a three-run shot, Steve Pearce with a solo bomb) over his 5 2/3 innings of work. He's generally been more competent than this, though, as he currently holds a 3.64 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. A road outing against the Red Sox shows next on Smyly's schedule.
Sep 18 - 10:16 PM

Drew Smyly gave up four earned runs in five innings as the Rays fell to the Tigers on Monday.

Smyly looked to be rounding back into form last week when he struck out 10 batters over seven scoreless innings in a defeat of the Orioles, but the Tigers tagged him for seven hits -- including two home runs -- on Monday afternoon. Smyly walked one and struck out four in what turned into a no-decision. He'll carry a 3.59 ERA and 1.20 WHIP into his next start at home against a hot Red Sox team.
Sep 7 - 4:11 PM

Drew Smyly dominated the Orioles in Tuesday's win, striking out 10 across seven scoreless innings.

Smyly scattered four hits and a walk along with the 10 strikeouts in a dominating performance -- his best of the season. His results have been mixed in four starts since coming off of the disabled list, but overall has a 3.11 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP and a 42/8 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings. Smyly will look to keep it going next week in Detroit against the Tigers.
Sep 1 - 10:25 PM

Drew Smyly yielded four runs -- three earned -- in 4 1/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Twins.

Smyly got into trouble every inning tonight, and the damage could have been more severe if Brandon Gomes hadn't induced an inning-ending double play from Torii Hunter immediately after taking over in the fifth. The subpar outing leaves him with a 5.14 ERA in three starts since he came off the DL. He's not a mixed-league option in a road start against the Orioles next time out.
Aug 27 - 11:16 PM

Drew Smyly scattered seven hits over 5 2/3 scoreless innings to beat the A's Friday for his first win of the season.

All seven hits were singles, and he didn't walk anyone. He did load the bases before coming out in the sixth, but Brandon Gomes was able to escape the jam. Smyly will get the Twins at home next time out, making him a decent play in mixed leagues.
Aug 22 - 1:19 AM

Making his first start since early May, Drew Smyly allowed five runs on seven hits over four innings in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers.

Smyly last started on May 5 before being shut down with a partial labrum tear in the left shoulder. He looked predictably rusty in his return to the Rays rotation on Sunday, striking out four and walking two while allowing a pair of runs in the first inning and an additional run in each of the next three frames before he called it a day. These early struggles are to be expected given the long layoff and he should be owned in mixed leagues as long as his health holds. A road outing against the A's is up next on his schedule.
Aug 16 - 6:23 PM

Rays activated LHP Drew Smyly from the 60-day disabled list.

Smyly will rejoin the Rays' rotation on Sunday versus the Rangers. The left-hander has been on the shelf since early May with a partial labrum tear in his left shoulder but made it through four rehab outings with no issues. Smyly didn't go beyond 4 1/3 innings in any of his rehab starts, so he'll be limited pitch-count wise for a while. He needs to be owned in fantasy leagues as long as he's healthy, though.
Aug 16 - 8:40 AM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) will rejoin the Rays rotation on Sunday.

Smyly made it through four minor league rehab starts without any issues and looks to be fully recovered from the partial tear in his left shoulder that had sidelined him since early May. Before landing on the disabled list, he registered a 2.70 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 21/3 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings in his three starts.
Aug 14 - 6:28 PM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) could return to the Rays' starting rotation Sunday against the Rangers.

Smyly made it through his fourth rehab start Tuesday without issue and looks to be fully recovered from the partial labrum tear in his left shoulder, though his results on the farm have been less than inspiring. Smyly will throw a bullpen session in front of Rays management Friday before anything is made official. He has been on the disabled list since early May.
Aug 12 - 5:03 PM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) will make what could be his final rehab start on Tuesday with Triple-A Durham.

He'll then throw a bullpen session on Thursday before the Rays decide if he's ready to rejoin the major league rotation. Smyly's first three rehab outings have been poor, as he's allowed 13 runs across 10 innings (although he has struck out 12). The left-hander is attempting to pitch through a partial labrum tear.
Aug 9 - 11:41 AM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) will make at least two more rehab starts.

He'll make his third on Thursday after being roughed up for nine runs across 5 2/3 innings in his first two outings. Smyly's shoulder apparently feels fine, which is the most important thing, but the Rays would certainly like to see better results before bringing him back. He's been out since early May with a partial labrum tear.
Aug 4 - 6:45 PM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) is scheduled to make his third rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Durham.

Smyly has been hit hard in his first rehab two outings at Triple-A, allowing four runs in 2 1/3 innings on July 26 and five runs in 3 1/3 innings on July 31. He'll try to begin showing better results this week with an eye on a mid-August return to the Rays' starting rotation. Smyly has been out since early May.
Aug 3 - 11:32 AM

Drew Smyly was hit hard in his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Durham on Sunday, allowing four runs on three hits over 2 1/3 innings.

Smyly also issued a pair of walks in the contest while striking out three. The good news is that he made it through the start without any issues physically. He'll need at least another 2-3 starts to build up his stamina before he's an option to rejoin the Rays rotation.
Jul 26 - 7:37 PM

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2Curt Casali
3Luke Maile
1B1James Loney
2Richie Shaffer
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Logan Morrison
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Jacob Faria
9Taylor Guerrieri
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Alex Colome
4Danny Farquhar
5Steve Geltz
6Xavier Cedeno
7Matt Andriese
8Enny Romero
9Andrew Bellatti