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Drew Smyly | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 was phenomenal in Team USA's 4-2 win over Team Venezuela, allowing one run (none earned) on three hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Fantastic work from Smyly, who struck out eight and did not walk a batter on the evening. He finished up throwing 44 of his 61 pitches for strikes. The lone run to score on his watch came when Ender Inciarte lofted a sacrifice fly in the third inning. That run was actually the first to score against Smyly in 9 2/3 frames this spring (including Cactus League work). The Mariners traded for the 27-year-old southpaw in mid-January. While he posted a disappointing 4.88 in 30 starts with the Rays last season, he is a prime rebound candidate for the coming season, as he will be toeing the rubber in a pitcher's park backed by a strong offense. Mar 16 - 12:24 AM

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Team USA manager Jim Leyland confirmed Sunday that that Drew Smyly will start the opener of the second round of the World Baseball Classic.

Smyly had been tabbed as the probable starter if a tiebreaker game was necessary, and it looks like he'll now draw the assignment to start the next round. Smyly's opponent in that start will be determined by the outcome of Sunday night's battle between Mexico and Venezuela, and perhaps a series of tiebreakers if Mexico wins that contest.
Mar 12 - 10:58 PM

Drew Smyly has been added to Team USA's active pitcher pool for future rounds in the World Baseball Classic.

Team USA ultimately decided against adding a third catcher to replace A.J. Ellis, who was forced to drop out. Smyly is slated throw a 20-pitch simulated outing on Thursday before joining Team USA. He's likely to pitch in the second round of the tournament.
Mar 7 - 1:59 PM

Drew Smyly fired three scoreless frames in Monday’s Cactus League start against the Rangers.

Smyly gave up just one hit while walking one and striking out three. One of the many additions orchestrated by Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto over the winter, the 27-year-old southpaw posted a disappointing 4.88 ERA over 30 starts last season. His peripherals indicate the potential for a bounceback campaign, but he’s still a fly ball-heavy pitcher and the ballpark change could end up being a lateral move for him.
Mar 6 - 7:10 PM

Drew Smyly allowed one walk while providing two strikeouts over two hitless frames Wednesday in the Mariners' Cactus League win over the Indians.

Smyly was sharp in his Mariners debut, retiring the first hour hitters he faced before yielding a one-out free pass to Yan Gomes in the second inning. Gomes was erased later in the frame on a failed stolen base attempt. Smyly finished with an ERA over four for the first time in his career last season. Playing on a better ball club in a pitcher-friendly venue, the left-hander is a prime bounce-back candidate and an excellent buy-low in fantasy.
Mar 1 - 7:10 PM

Mariners and LHP Drew Smyly avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

It's the third of four arbitration years for Smyly, a Super 2 qualifier. The left-hander was acquired from the Rays in a trade earlier this week.
Jan 13 - 3:38 PM

Mariners acquired LHP Drew Smyly from the Rays for OF Mallex Smith, INF Carlos Vargas, and LHP Ryan Yarbrough.

Smith's stay in Seattle was ultimately a brief one, as Jerry Dipoto only acquired him to use as a chip to secure Smyly. The 27-year-old left-hander is coming off a disappointing 4.88 ERA and 167/49 K/BB ratio over 175 innings and has had major issues with the home run ball over the past two seasons, but making the move to Seattle could be good for him. The Mariners project to enter 2017 with a rotation consisting of Smyly, Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, James Paxton, and Yovani Gallardo.
Jan 11 - 3:52 PM

Drew Smyly yielded three runs in five innings Monday in a loss to the White Sox.

It's the home run ball that's been Smyly;s bugaboo all season long, but he went without allowing a bomb for the first time in eight starts tonight and still wasn't very good. Someone with a 167/49 K/BB ratio in 175 innings should have a much better ERA than 4.88, which is where Smyly stands now.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Drew Smyly deserved better fate but had to settle for a no-decision Tuesday, limiting the Yankees to one run over six innings.

Smyly held the Bombers to just four hits and two walks while recording three strikeouts over his six frames. He had thrown only 87 pitches, but Rays manager Kevin Cash decided to pull his starter in favor of Brad Boxberger, who melted down in giving up a four-spot. While he did have to settle for a no-decision, Smyly now hasn't lost since his first start of the second half. He'll get the Red Sox on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 10:40:00 PM

Drew Smyly yielded two runs over 5 2/3 frames in Tuesday's 6-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

Smyly served up a two-run homer to Russell Martin and wasn't efficient on the night, throwing 101 pitches over his 5 2/3 innings. However, he surrendered just five hits and a walk and was able to avoid much trouble for the most part. The left-hander had been roughed up his last two times out, so he'll take this effort. Smyly faces the Orioles in Baltimore on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Drew Smyly surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over 3 2/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Orioles.

Smyly was saved by the Tampa Bay offense, which put up seven runs on 13 hits in the 7-6 victory. Smyly walked three and gave up seven hits, watching his season ERA rise back into the 5.00s (now at 5.05). He'll try for better results next week in a start on the road against the Blue Jays.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 04:40:00 PM

Drew Smyly was knocked around for five earned runs over five innings Wednesday versus the Red Sox.

The loss went to Erasmo Ramirez, who surrendered two earned runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Boston the lead for good. Smyly walked two and gave up seven hits, including a fifth-inning grand slam to Hanley Ramirez. The left-hander has a disappointing 4.94 ERA in 155 innings this season.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 04:53:00 PM

Drew Smyly yielded three runs (two earned) over six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Astros.

Smyly gave up a two-spot in the first inning before Jake Marisnick took him deep in the second inning. He fanned eight and walked a pair in the no-decision and has now gone at least six innings in seven consecutive starts. The southpaw has posted a disappointing 4.80 ERA this season, but he has been pretty solid during the second half.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 01:07:00 AM

Drew Smyly improved to 6-11 in Sunday's win over the Rangers, surrendering four runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Smyly was victimized by a pair of home runs in this one, with Delino DeShields notching a two-run shot in the first inning and Drew Stubbs smacking a solo shot in the fifth. The 27-year-old southpaw finished the afternoon with seven strikeouts against one walk. Sunday's outing wasn't a disaster by any means and Smyly has pitched well of late, entering his showdown with the Rangers holding a 2.25 WHIP and 0.94 WHIP over his last five starts. A road date with the Astros shows next on his schedule.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 05:39:00 PM

Drew Smyly held the Padres to one run on just one hit and two walks over seven frames in an 8-2 victory Monday.

Alexei Ramirez took Smyly deep with one out in the first inning, but all the left-hander yielded the rest of the way was a couple walks to Derek Norris. He was pulled after seven innings despite having thrown just 87 pitches. Smyly has really turned it on of late, putting up a 2.25 ERA and 0.94 WHIP over his last five starts. He'll try to keep it going this weekend against the Rangers.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 10:18:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
3Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Jarrod Dyson
2Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Ben Gamel
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Robert Whalen
7Dillon Overton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Nick Vincent
5Evan Scribner
6Daniel Altavilla
7Casey Fien
8Tony Zych
9Shae Simmons
10Jonathan Aro
11James Pazos
12Thyago Vieira