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Drew Smyly | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Drew Smyly will throw bullpen sessions every third day as opposed to every other day like the other pitchers in Rays camp.
Smyly is fine physically, but he just prefers a different schedule where he throws more in each session. Because he's not throwing as often, he won't make his Grapefruit League debut until around March 10-11, but he will still have plenty of time to get stretched out before the season begins. Smyly had a 3.24 ERA and 133/42 K/BB ratio across 153 innings last season between the Tigers and Rays and appears poised to take another step forward in 2015. Feb 25 - 2:59 PM

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Rays and LHP Drew Smyly avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.65 million contract.

He'll have a chance to earn a bit more through incentives. Smyly put up a 3.24 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 133/42 K/BB ratio for the Tigers and Rays last season and will be an integral part of Tampa's rotation again in 2015.
Jan 16 - 2:07 PM

The Rays have shut down Drew Smyly due to his innings workload.

Smyly has thrown a career-high 153 innings this season, and the club has said they wanted him to finish in the 150-160 range. It's a bummer for fantasy owners because he's pitching so well, but you can't blame the out-of-contention Rays for exercising caution. They haven't announced who will replace Smyly in the rotation.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 06:37:00 PM

The Rays could shut down Drew Smyly rather than have him make his next scheduled start next weekend in Toronto.

Smyly has thrown a career-high 153 innings this season, and the club has said he'll be limited to 150-160 frames. If he does take the ball next weekend, it will be his final start of 2014. Smyly has a fantastic 1.70 ERA in seven starts since landing in Tampa.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 11:58:00 AM

Drew Smyly racked up eight strikeouts in a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday, allowing just one run on four hits in his six innings of work.

Smyly also issued a pair of walks on the afternoon. He surrendered a solo home run to Chris Davis in the second inning, which wound up being the only damage against him on the afternoon. He'll carry an impressive 3.24 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 133/42 K/BB ratio into Friday's start against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Drew Smyly struck out seven and allowed just two runs across 5 2/3 innings in Monday's 4-3, extra-innings win over the Red Sox.

He yielded just three hits and walked two, but Smyly was pulled after his pitch count had gotten up to 96. It was far from his best effort since joining the Rays but another nice showing. The lefty holds a 1.73 ERA over six outings with Tampa to lower his overall mark for the year to 3.31. He'll get the Orioles this weekend.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 05:39:00 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Thursday that Drew Smyly will be limited to 150-160 innings this season.

Smyly is currently at a career-high 141 1/3 frames, so he could only have a couple starts left. The left-hander certainly hasn't shown any signs of tiring, having posted a 1.50 ERA over five starts since joining the Rays.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Drew Smyly continued his excellence on Wednesday, limiting the Orioles to one run over seven innings of work en route to a win.

Smyly was coming off of a complete game shutout against the Blue Jays on Friday and kept the train rolling with a dominant outing, holding the O's to just two hits and a walk while striking out six. Since joining the Rays, Smyly has a 1.50 ERA and a 29/7 K/BB ratio. The lefty will try to keep the good times rolling when he takes on the Red Sox at home on Monday.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 09:57:00 PM

Drew Smyly pitched a complete game shutout in guiding the Rays to a 8-0 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

It was simply a dominant effort for the new Ray. Smyly allowed only two hits in pitching his first complete game of the 2014 season. After a subpar first start with the Rays, Smyly has put it together, allowing no runs over seven-plus innings against the Rangers, two runs over seven innings against the Yankees, and the complete game shutout on Friday over the Blue Jays. The only hits Smyly allowed were singles by Jose Reyes and Steve Tolleson. Smyly will take his ever-lowering 3.42 ERA against the Orioles in his next start.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:07:00 PM

Drew Smyly allowed just two runs in seven innings but took a no-decision Saturday against the Yankees.

Smyly limited the Yankees to four hits and a walk, but the Rays' offense managed only two runs of support and New York took the lead for good in the top of the ninth. Smyly has been really good since joining the Rays and should remain a valuable fantasy starter down the stretch. He'll face the Blue Jays on the road next.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 07:12:00 PM

Drew Smyly blanked the Rangers for 7 2/3 innings, striking out nine, in a victory Monday.

Kirby Yates, Joel Peralta and Grant Balfour finished up the three-hit shutout. Smyly has now struck out 104 batters in 118 1/3 innings this year, which bodes well for his future. The Rays may shut him down at some point in September, but he's a decent play in mixed leagues until then.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 12:04:00 AM

Drew Smyly gave up three runs in five and a third innings on Tuesday, picking up his first loss with the Rays.

Smyly was one of the major pieces the Rays received in the David Price trade at the deadline. He gave up seven hits and three runs while striking out six and walking two. The 25-year old was victimized by a Coco Crisp RBI single in the fifth and RBI hits by Nate Freiman and Josh Reddick in the sixth (though the Reddick hit came against reliever Jeff Beliveau, the RBI counted against Smyly). Smyly's ERA stands at 3.98 and he has a WHIP of 1.35. He should provide solid production in the Rays rotation, but he's obviously not David Price.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 02:15:00 AM

Rays acquired LHP Drew Smyly and SS Willy Adames from the Tigers in a three-team trade that sent LHP David Price to Detroit.

Smyly isn't Price, but he's only 25, is under team control for four more seasons, and should remain a solid mid-rotation starter throughout that time. The left-hander is 6-9 with a 3.77 ERA, and has logged a career 3.46 ERA and 1.22 WHIP across 275-plus innings. He teams with Chris Archer, Alex Cobb, Jake Odorizzi and Jeremy Hellickson to give Tampa Bay an outstanding young rotation under team control for years to come.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 06:16:00 PM

Drew Smyly fanned a career-high 11 against the Angels on Friday, but he still took a loss after giving up two runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Smyly struck out 10 on July 6, 2012, but he hadn't fanned more than seven in a start since (partly because he hasn't had much of a chance to work deep into games). He's been sharp in both of his starts since the All-Star break, and while the loss tonight dropped him to 6-9, he still has a solid 3.77 ERA.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 01:33:00 AM

Drew Smyly fired seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Tigers' 5-1 defeat of the Indians.

Smyly had a no-hitter going until the top of the fifth inning, when Yan Gomes smacked a double. The left-hander wound up allowing just four hits in all, striking out six and issuing only two walks. He will carry a solid 3.80 ERA into his next start on the road against the Angels.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 04:10:00 PM

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