Drew Smyly

Drew Smyly #33

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 3"/190
  • Age: 26


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Drew Smyly Stats

5-2 3.11 66.2 77 1.17

Drew Smyly MLB Career Stats

24-15 3.24 395.0 385 1.17

Drew Smyly Bio

  • Full Name: Todd Andrew Smyly
  • Pronunciation: SMY-lee
  • Born: 6/13/1989 in Little Rock, AR
  • Draft: 2010, Detroit Tigers, 2nd rd. (68th overall)
  • College: Arkansas
  • Debut: April 12, 2012
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2015 Stats 5 2 3.11 12 12 0 66.2 77 1.17
MLB Career Stats 24 15 3.24 126 55 2 395.0 385 1.17

Drew Smyly Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Rays AL 521 Four-seam FB 91.24 89.29 2175.00 5.30 85.51
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.90 92.54 2213.00 6.16 89.87


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February 4, 2016 at 2:31 PM ET

Smyly wins arbitration hearing

Drew Smyly won in arbitration on Thursday, when a decision came down that the Rays left-hander will make $3.75 million for the 2016 season rather than the $3.2 million salary the team submitted.

October 8, 2015 at 1:11 AM ET

Smyly delivers strong outings post-injury

Rays left-hander Drew Smyly finished the 2015 regular season with a 5-2 record, a 3.11 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP and 77 strikeouts across 66 2/3 innings.


Drew Smyly Awards

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Detroit AL

FSL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/13/2011 Lakeland FSL

Drew Smyly Leaderboards

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2014 1 15th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2014 1 5th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2013 21 10th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2014 18 23rd in AL

Drew Smyly Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 16, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays activated LHP Drew Smyly from the 60-day disabled list.
August 6, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Drew Smyly on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
July 31, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Drew Smyly on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
July 26, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Drew Smyly on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
May 13, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays transferred LHP Drew Smyly from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Torn left labrum
May 9, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays placed LHP Drew Smyly on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 6, 2015. Left shoulder soreness
April 24, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays activated LHP Drew Smyly from the 15-day disabled list.
April 19, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Drew Smyly on a rehab assignment to Montgomery Biscuits.
April 7, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Drew Smyly on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
April 5, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays placed LHP Drew Smyly on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Left shoulder tendinitis
July 31, 2014 Detroit Tigers Traded LHP Drew Smyly and SS Willy Adames to Tampa Bay Rays; Tampa Bay Rays Traded LHP David Price to Detroit Tigers; Seattle Mariners Traded SS Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers Traded Austin Jackson to Seattle Mariners.
August 25, 2012 Detroit Tigers recalled Drew Smyly from Toledo Mud Hens.
July 29, 2012 Detroit Tigers optioned Drew Smyly to Toledo Mud Hens.
July 14, 2012 Drew Smyly roster status changed by Detroit Tigers.
June 26, 2012 Detroit Tigers activated LHP Drew Smyly from the 15-day disabled list.
June 21, 2012 sent LHP Drew Smyly on a rehab assignment to Toledo Mud Hens.
June 14, 2012 Detroit Tigers placed LHP Drew Smyly on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 11, 2012. Blister on the middle finger of his left hand.
April 12, 2012 Detroit Tigers selected the contract of LHP Drew Smyly from Toledo Mud Hens.
April 2, 2012 Drew Smyly assigned to Toledo Mud Hens from Erie SeaWolves.
January 10, 2012 Detroit Tigers invited non-roster LHP Drew Smyly to spring training.
July 29, 2011 Drew Smyly assigned to Erie SeaWolves from Lakeland Flying Tigers.
May 28, 2011 Drew Smyly roster status changed by Lakeland Flying Tigers.
April 23, 2011 Lakeland Flying Tigers placed LHP Drew Smyly on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 20, 2011.
March 30, 2011 LHP Drew Smyly assigned to Lakeland Flying Tigers.
August 16, 2010 Detroit Tigers signed LHP Drew Smyly.

Todd Andrew Smyly Bio Info

Resides in Maumelle, AR during the offseason...Saw action with Duluth in the Northwoods League during the summer of 2009, compiling a 0-3 record, 3.32 ERA (40.2IP/15ER) and 44 strikeouts in seven starts...Tabbed a Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference selection as a sophomore at the University of Arkansas in 2010 after posting a 9-1 record, 2.80 ERA (103.0IP/32ER) and 114 strikeouts in 18 outings (14 starts)...Actively participates with Tigers Dreams Come True and the Detroit Tigers Autographed Memorabilia Donation Program, participated in Tip a Tiger, attended Keeping Kids in the Game and participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan...Recommended/signed by Chris Wimmer for the Tigers.


Acquired hours before the July 31 trading deadline in a three-team, five-player trade with Seattle and Detroit that sent LH David Price to the Tigers…the Rays also received INF Nick Franklin from Seattle and minor league SS Willy Adames from Detroit...Threw a combined 153 innings with the Rays and Tigers, 77 more innings than 2013 and 27 more innings than he had ever thrown (126 with Class-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie in 2011)...The Rays shut him down after his start Sep 6 vs. BAL...Made 7 starts after joining the Rays, Aug 5-Sep 6, and went 3-1 with a 1.70 ERA, while the Rays went 5-2 in his 7 starts and won his last 4...During that span led all major league starters with a .155 opp avg., led the AL with 6.80 base runners per 9 IP and ranked 5th among AL starters in ERA...A total of 16 starting pitchers were traded prior to the July 2014 trading deadline…none of those pitchers put up better numbers with their new teams than Smyly's winning pct. (.750) and ERA (1.70).Became the first Tampa Bay pitcher since RH Jae Seo (acquired from LAD in 2007) to be acquired in-season and start a game that year for the Rays...Allowed 3 runs or fewer in all 7 starts, establishing a club record to begin a Rays career...Went 3-1 with a 1.50 ERA (36-IP, 6-ER) and 29 SO over 5 starts in August, his first month with the Rays…based on ERA, it was the best "debut month" by a starting pitcher in club history and the 4th-best August behind only Matt Garza (1.27, 2010), Julio Santana (1.43, 1998) and Alex Cobb (1.49, 2014)...After finishing 7 innings only three times in 36 career starts with Detroit, he threw 7 innings or more 4 times in 7 starts with the Rays...Lost his Rays debut on Aug 5 at OAK (5.1-IP, 7-H, 3-ER), the only start with the Rays in which he allowed more than 4 hits…went 3-0 with a 1.28 ERA (42.1-IP, 18-H, 6-ER) after that...With the Tigers and Rays combined, ranked 3rd among major league starters with a .171 opp avg. (27-for-158) against left-handed hitters…as a Ray, held lefties to .154 (6-for-39)… has held lefties to a .190 (74-for-389) avg. in his major league career...Led the AL with 7 pickoffs and ranked 2nd in the majors to SF Madison Bumgarner (9)...Had only 3 career pickoffs entering the season...Had 10 total starts in which he allowed 4 hits or fewer, the same number as NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw...On Aug 22 at TOR, in his fourth start as a Ray, turned in a 2-hit, complete-game shutout-the first CG of his professional career...He faced one batter over the minimum (28) and retired the final 19 batters in order, with no walks and 105 pitches…it was the Rays only CG shutout in 2014...It was the fourth time a Rays pitcher threw a shutout on 2 hits or fewer without allowing a walk, joining Chris Archer and two by James Shields…his line: W, 9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO...Was one of only four AL pitchers to throw a complete game allowing 2 or fewer base runners in 2014...The others: DET David Price (Aug 21 at TB), CWS Chris Sale (June 1 vs. SD) and CLE Josh Tomlin (June 28 at SEA)...Won 3-1 on Aug 27 at BAL, allowing only 3 base runners (7-IP, 2-H, 1-R/ER, 1-BB, 6-SO)...Became the first visiting pitcher to win at Camden Yards while pitching 7 or more innings and allowing 2 hits or fewer since TEX Matt Harrison in 2011...The Rays went 4-1 in his 4 starts vs. the AL East and he went 2-0, improving to 6-0 with a 1.47 ERA (79.2-IP, 13-ER) in 20 career apps (9 starts) against the Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles and Blue Jays…also has a postseason win vs. NYY...His only AL East loss came vs. the Rays on July 4 in Detroit...With the Tigers, carried no-hitters into the 5th in two consecutive starts on July 20 vs. CLE and July 25 at LAA...On July 25, had a career-high 11 SO over 5.2 IP…his 11 SO were the most by a Tigers lefty since David Wells had 11 SO on June 4, 1993 vs. CAL.


Established career-highs in nearly every category as he spent his first full season at the major league level with the Tigers in 2013...Ranked sixth among American League relievers with 76.0 innings pitched, while he was ninth with 81 strikeouts...Tossed four perfect innings to record his first career save on April 5 versus New York -- marked the first save of four-or-more innings by a Tigers pitcher since Esteban Yan did so on May 14, 2005 versus Texas...Tossed a season-high 5.2 innings of relief on April 20 at Angel Stadium in Los Angeles...struck out a season-high seven batters that same day...Posted a 1-0 record, a 3.07 ERA (14.2IP/2ER) and 14 strikeouts in nine appearances during May...Compiled a 1-0 record, a 2.20 ERA (16.1IP/4ER) and 17 strikeouts in 11 appearances during June...Did not allow a run in 13 consecutive outings from June 28-July 28 (13.1IP/0ER)...Held opponents to a .136 (9x66) batting average with runners in scoring position...Limited lefthanded batters to a .189 (23x122) batting average... righties hit .242 (39x161) with him on the mound...Compiled a 3-0 record a 2.78 ERA (25.2IP/11ER) and 39 strikeouts in 29 games at home...posted a 3-0 record and a 2.01 ERA (40.1IP/9ER) and 42 strikeouts in 34 games on the road...Made six appearances out of the bullpen for the Tigers in the postseason, compiling a 3.00 ERA (3.0IP/1ER).

2012 Made his major league debut on April 12 versus Tampa Bay -- did not figure in the decision after allowing one run in four innings of work during the start. ... Allowed just one run in each of his first four starts April 12-28 -- since at least 1918, he is the only Tigers starting pitcher to begin his career by allowing one run-or-fewer in each of his first four starts. ... Registered five quality starts in his first six career outings with the Tigers April 12-May 9, marking the sixth time since at least 1918 a club pitcher has posted five quality starts in his first six career outings...he is the first pitcher to do so since both Bruce Robbins and Dan Petry did so during the 1979 season. ... Earned his first major league win on April 28 at New York's Yankee Stadium, fanning seven batters as he held the Yankees to one run in six innings of work -- according to STATS LLC, he became the first Tigers starting pitcher to earn his first major league win in New York since Larry Pashnick did so at Yankee Stadium on April 24, 1982. ... Sidelined June 11-26 with a blister on his left middle finger -- assigned to Toledo on an injury rehabilitation assignment on June 21...allowed three runs (two earned) in two innings of work during his start with Toledo on June 21 versus Lehigh Valley. ... Established a career high with 10 strikeouts on July 6 versus Kansas City -- he did not issue a walk in his outing, and according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he joined Eric Erickson (1918) as the only two Tigers rookies to post an outing with 10-or-more strikeouts and no walks. ... Sidelined July 7-29 with a right intercostal strain. ... Optioned to Toledo by the Tigers on July 29. ... Made five starts with Toledo, compiling a 0-1 record, 4.50 ERA (14.0IP/7ER) and 21 strikeouts before being recalled by the Tigers for the remainder of the season on August 25. ... Compiled a 1.98 ERA (13.2IP/3ER) and 13 strikeouts in six outings (two starts) during September and October. ... Lefthanded hitters batted .224 (26x116) against him...righties hit .258 (67x260) with Smyly on the mound. ... Earned the win in Game One of the American League Championship Series on October 13 at Yankee Stadium against New York after tossing two scoreless innings of relief -- became the third rookie pitcher in Tigers history to win a postseason game, joining Mike Henneman (1987) and Justin Verlander (2006). 2011 Tabbed the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2011 as he compiled an 11-6 record, 2.07 ERA (126.0IP/29ER) and 130 strikeouts in 22 outings (21 starts) with Single A Lakeland and Double A Erie...Opened the season with Lakeland -- sidelined April 20-May 28 with left elbow tendinitis...Selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for June 6-12 after he earned the win in his only outing during the week on June 8 at Daytona, fanning seven batters as he blanked the club over seven hitless innings...Earned Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors for June after posting a 4-0 record, 1.93 ERA (32.2IP/7ER) and 31 strikeouts in five starts -- tied for the lead in the Florida State League with four wins, while he finished fifth with 31 strikeouts and sixth with a 1.93 ERA...Fanned a season-best 10 batters on July 25 versus Palm Beach -- equaled the high with 10 strikeouts twice for Erie, doing so on August 22 at Binghamton and September 1 versus Binghamton...Had his contract transferred from Lakeland to Erie for the remainder of the season on July 29...Garnered Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors for July after he compiled a 4-1 record, 1.69 ERA (32.0IP/6ER) and 37 strikeouts in six starts between Lakeland and Erie...Posted a 3-2 record, 1.52 ERA (29.2IP/5ER) and 35 strikeouts in five starts during August -- third in the Eastern League with a 1.52 ERA during the month, while he tied for ninth with 35 strikeouts...Named the third-best prospect in the Tigers organization and the 16th-best prospect in the Florida State League following the season by Baseball America...Saw action with Team USA during the Pan American Games following the season -- posted a 2-0 record as he fanned 17 batters in 17.0 scoreless innings of work over three starts. 2010 Selected by the Tigers in the second round of the June 2010 draft -- did not pitch after signing on August 16...Named the eighth-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.