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Drew Smyly
Birthdate: 6/13/1989 (27 y, 9 m, 14 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-3/190     Position: P
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 18, Overall: 68, Team: Detroit Tigers
Contract: $6.8M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Smyly said he wasn't taken by surprise by the increased velocity he showed in his World Baseball Classic start, crediting extra rest between starts, adrenaline and his offseason work for the boost, Shannon Drayer of MyNorthwest.com reports. (3/17/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: More like Drew Frowny, am I right? ... No?... Smyly's 2016 campaign wasn't entirely lost. He did toss a career-high number of innings, finally qualifying for an ERA title that he couldn't have been farther from earning. He made adjustments during the season, eventually phasing out his changeup, easily his worst pitch, after the All-Star break. Yet sometimes polishing a turd only makes it shiny: his remaining secondary pitches failed to dazzle. Smyly deserves credit where it's due, though. He generated the sixth-best strand rate among all pitchers since his debut - up until last year, that is, when it unexpectedly ballooned into something uncontrollable. That he proceeded to draw the base runner-sequencing short straw either means he inherited the regression he finally deserved or he suffered some bad luck. There's top-of-the-rotation upside there — don't forget he had a 3.24 ERA and 3.62 xFIP in almost 400 innings prior to 2016 — but it comes with fragility and way too many fly balls. Still, his atrocious 2016 ERA has made unearthing the true Smyly an inexpensive risk in light of his upside. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Smyly suffered through an abominable 2016 campaign, although not entirely from a fault of his own. A pitcher who once thrived on stranding runners suddenly found himself completely unable. His down year has created a nifty buy-low opportunity for 2017.

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SeasonHandednessIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012vs L32.1- - -12726511412490139.222.283.388.293
2012vs R67.0- - -2896715435328241155.254.321.438.327
SeasonHome / AwayIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012Home44.13.65193438421185180250.249.330.435.333
2012Away55.04.252235012128267151044.240.291.413.303
2012Home vs L12.2- - -54112166260117.234.333.457.341
2012Home vs R31.2- - -139326315123120133.254.328.427.330
2012Away vs L19.2- - -73153086230022.214.247.343.257
2012Away vs R35.1- - -150359120205121022.254.313.449.325
SeasonMonthlyIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012Mar/Apr22.01.2390183043381122.222.300.370.293
2012May32.24.9613735711918670128.271.316.492.345
2012Jun13.28.566118341313250011.321.377.625.421
2012Jul11.04.094395055010014.214.233.341.244
2012Aug6.12.84284104214006.167.286.333.280
2012Sept/Oct13.21.985791043080013.184.304.208.247
20121st Half79.14.4233180185413911211275.260.312.464.332
20122nd Half20.02.25851320851120019.178.298.250.258
SeasonLeverageIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012Low Leverage41.0- - -17841101774160048.253.320.401.317
2012Medium Leverage52.0- - -215509438348151242.253.313.469.333
2012High Leverage6.1- - -232104302004.095.182.150.160
SeasonSituationalIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012Bases Empty58.0- - -25957121666220262.243.313.379.306
2012Men on Base41.1- - -157368443386111032.247.303.496.335
2012Men In Scoring17.2- - -7919612924191013.271.359.455.343
SeasonThrough CountIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012Through 3 - 02.0- - -144102204100.400.571.500.460
2012Through 3 - 17.1- - -4382033015003.286.535.370.423
2012Through 3 - 213.1- - -68920430200016.188.426.234.331
2012Through 2 - 010.0- - -4771032111105.194.383.306.318
2012Through 1 - 040.1- - -173317214122231138.208.318.322.289
2012Through 2 - 125.0- - -1111931761200023.209.351.303.303
2012Through 1 - 152.2- - -219439222184200164.217.292.349.283
2012Through 0 - 151.2- - -212499227247100156.244.283.419.302
2012Through 2 - 232.1- - -1251310650160041.119.232.131.183
2012Through 1 - 233.1- - -12717201311390156.145.213.241.207
2012Through 0 - 216.2- - -66133076120125.206.242.302.241
SeasonSP / RPIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012As Starter95.03.7939489195454012261288.243.298.427.312
2012As Reliever4.18.31224104407006.267.500.333.397
SeasonShiftsIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2012No Shift59.1- - -268782050000000.291.293.409.301
2012Shift - All1.0- - -63000000000.500.500.600.442
2012Shift - Traditional0.2- - -31000000000.333.333.333.295
2012Shift - Non Traditional0.1- - -32000000000.667.6671.000.589
SeasonTTOIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
20121st Through Order as SP41.23.02162285014146130040.188.255.347.265
20122nd Through Order as SP35.15.09158461032320570035.305.338.517.364
20123rd Through Order as SP18.03.0074154286161213.227.311.400.305
20121st Through Order as RP4.18.31224104407006.267.500.333.397

SeasonHandednessK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012vs L10.862.514.331.1130.7 %7.1 %23.6 %- - -1.08.29772.4 %3.222.84
2012vs R7.393.222.291.0719.0 %8.3 %10.7 %- - -1.36.29470.5 %4.124.52
SeasonHome / AwayK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012Home10.153.652.781.0225.9 %9.3 %16.6 %.2491.38.32275.0 %3.663.65
2012Away7.202.452.931.1519.7 %6.7 %13.0 %.2401.18.27467.0 %3.974.23
2012Home vs L12.084.262.831.4231.5 %11.1 %20.4 %.2341.34.32179.0 %4.123.11
2012Home vs R9.383.412.750.8523.7 %8.6 %15.1 %.2541.39.32273.5 %3.473.86
2012Away vs L10.071.377.330.9230.1 %4.1 %26.0 %.2140.92.28365.8 %2.642.66
2012Away vs R5.603.061.831.2714.7 %8.0 %6.7 %.2541.33.27067.5 %4.715.11
SeasonMonthlyK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012Mar/Apr9.003.272.751.2324.4 %8.9 %15.5 %.2221.18.268100.0 %4.093.86
2012May7.711.934.001.6520.4 %5.1 %15.3 %.2711.29.30569.4 %4.504.09
2012Jun7.243.292.201.3218.0 %8.2 %9.8 %.3211.68.37249.5 %4.484.41
2012Jul11.450.8214.000.0032.6 %2.3 %30.2 %.2140.91.32150.0 %0.822.69
2012Aug8.535.681.501.4221.4 %14.3 %7.1 %.1671.26.17760.6 %5.153.79
2012Sept/Oct8.565.271.630.0022.8 %14.0 %8.8 %.1841.24.25076.5 %2.954.56
20121st Half8.512.383.571.2522.7 %6.3 %16.3 %.2601.27.31170.8 %3.883.89
20122nd Half8.555.401.580.4522.4 %14.1 %8.2 %.1781.25.22672.0 %3.644.32
SeasonLeverageK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012Low Leverage10.543.513.000.8827.0 %9.0 %18.0 %- - -1.39.33697.3 %3.193.71
2012Medium Leverage7.272.602.801.3819.5 %7.0 %12.6 %- - -1.25.28452.0 %4.464.15
2012High Leverage5.682.842.000.0017.4 %8.7 %8.7 %- - -0.63.1180.0 %2.784.17
SeasonSituationalK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012Bases Empty9.623.412.820.9323.9 %8.5 %15.5 %- - -1.36.305100.0 %3.543.92
2012Men on Base6.972.402.911.3120.4 %7.0 %13.4 %- - -1.14.27810.4 %4.234.05
2012Men In Scoring6.624.581.440.5116.5 %11.4 %5.1 %- - -1.58.321-3.8 %3.894.81
SeasonThrough CountK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012Through 3 - 00.0018.000.000.000.0 %28.6 %-28.6 %- - -4.00.40075.0 %9.0911.30
2012Through 3 - 13.6818.410.200.007.0 %34.9 %-27.9 %- - -3.14.32087.0 %8.4110.21
2012Through 3 - 210.8013.500.800.0023.5 %29.4 %-5.9 %- - -2.18.28186.2 %5.196.52
2012Through 2 - 04.509.900.450.9010.6 %23.4 %-12.8 %- - -1.80.20090.4 %6.697.89
2012Through 1 - 08.485.131.650.4522.0 %13.3 %8.7 %- - -1.34.26678.5 %3.644.96
2012Through 2 - 18.287.201.150.3620.7 %18.0 %2.7 %- - -1.56.26985.1 %4.175.24
2012Through 1 - 110.943.423.200.6829.2 %9.1 %20.1 %- - -1.20.30071.9 %2.853.31
2012Through 0 - 19.751.745.601.2226.4 %4.7 %21.7 %- - -1.14.30465.7 %3.333.01
2012Through 2 - 211.414.452.560.0032.8 %12.8 %20.0 %- - -0.90.19179.3 %2.043.31
2012Through 1 - 215.122.436.220.8144.1 %7.1 %37.0 %- - -0.78.24161.4 %1.801.65
2012Through 0 - 213.501.0812.500.5437.9 %3.0 %34.9 %- - -0.90.32461.6 %1.411.60
SeasonSP / RPK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012As Starter8.342.463.381.1422.3 %6.6 %15.7 %.2431.21.29071.9 %3.773.87
2012As Reliever12.4614.540.860.0027.3 %31.8 %-4.5 %.2672.54.44463.6 %5.176.19
SeasonShiftsK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2012No Shift0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.31.291100.0 %3.095.62
2012Shift - All0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -3.00.500100.0 %3.097.50
2012Shift - Traditional0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.50.333100.0 %3.097.50
2012Shift - Non Traditional0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -6.00.667100.0 %3.097.50
SeasonTTOK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
20121st Through Order as SP8.642.813.081.3024.7 %8.0 %16.7 %.1880.98.21482.8 %3.983.66
20122nd Through Order as SP8.921.785.001.2722.2 %4.4 %17.7 %.3051.50.36965.2 %3.553.99
20123rd Through Order as SP6.503.002.170.5017.6 %8.1 %9.5 %.2271.17.26969.4 %3.714.13
20121st Through Order as RP12.4614.540.860.0027.3 %31.8 %-4.5 %.2672.54.44463.6 %5.176.19

SeasonHandednessGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012vs L1.3019.5 %45.5 %35.1 %14.8 %14.8 %2.9 %0.0 %47.4 %32.1 %20.5 %24.4 %50.0 %25.6 %516194322
2012vs R0.8718.6 %37.7 %43.6 %14.6 %9.0 %9.1 %50.0 %41.8 %33.7 %24.5 %19.2 %53.9 %26.9 %1228459769
SeasonHome / AwayGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Home1.1620.2 %42.9 %37.0 %13.6 %11.4 %5.9 %50.0 %48.0 %35.0 %17.1 %21.1 %53.7 %25.2 %817311506
2012Away0.8517.9 %37.7 %44.4 %15.3 %9.7 %8.2 %0.0 %39.9 %31.9 %28.2 %20.3 %52.2 %27.6 %927342585
2012Home vs L1.5623.3 %46.7 %30.0 %11.1 %22.2 %0.0 %0.0 %56.7 %30.0 %13.3 %30.0 %46.7 %23.3 %22690136
2012Home vs R1.0619.1 %41.6 %39.3 %14.3 %8.6 %8.1 %50.0 %45.2 %36.6 %18.3 %18.3 %55.9 %25.8 %591221370
2012Away vs L1.1717.0 %44.7 %38.3 %16.7 %11.1 %4.8 %0.0 %41.7 %33.3 %25.0 %20.8 %52.1 %27.1 %290104186
2012Away vs R0.7418.3 %34.8 %47.0 %14.8 %9.3 %10.0 %0.0 %39.1 %31.3 %29.6 %20.0 %52.2 %27.8 %637238399
SeasonMonthlyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Mar/Apr1.0917.2 %43.1 %39.7 %13.0 %13.0 %12.0 %0.0 %47.5 %35.6 %17.0 %23.7 %57.6 %18.6 %384147237
2012May0.8020.2 %35.4 %44.4 %11.4 %13.6 %0.0 %50.0 %39.6 %34.7 %25.7 %19.8 %52.5 %27.7 %532189343
2012Jun0.8827.3 %34.1 %38.6 %11.8 %11.8 %6.7 %0.0 %52.3 %25.0 %22.7 %22.7 %38.6 %38.6 %24387156
2012Jul0.6417.9 %32.1 %50.0 %35.7 %0.0 %11.1 %0.0 %39.3 %39.3 %21.4 %28.6 %46.4 %25.0 %19870128
2012Aug4.3311.1 %72.2 %16.7 %0.0 %33.3 %15.4 %0.0 %55.6 %22.2 %22.2 %16.7 %55.6 %27.8 %1204872
2012Sept/Oct1.0011.8 %44.1 %44.1 %13.3 %0.0 %6.7 %50.0 %33.3 %36.1 %30.6 %11.1 %66.7 %22.2 %267112155
20121st Half0.8620.5 %36.7 %42.8 %15.3 %11.2 %6.0 %33.3 %44.0 %33.6 %22.4 %22.4 %50.4 %27.2 %1357493864
20122nd Half1.5611.5 %53.8 %34.6 %11.1 %5.6 %10.7 %50.0 %40.7 %31.5 %27.8 %13.0 %63.0 %24.1 %387160227
SeasonLeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Low Leverage0.8019.6 %35.7 %44.6 %18.0 %8.0 %7.5 %50.0 %47.4 %29.0 %23.7 %24.6 %48.3 %27.2 %779297482
2012Medium Leverage1.0818.3 %42.5 %39.2 %13.3 %13.3 %7.7 %0.0 %40.0 %37.4 %22.6 %18.7 %53.6 %27.7 %866318548
2012High Leverage1.1718.8 %43.8 %37.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %47.1 %23.5 %29.4 %11.8 %76.5 %11.8 %993861
SeasonSituationalGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Bases Empty1.0020.0 %40.0 %40.0 %17.6 %8.8 %8.8 %33.3 %44.5 %31.8 %23.7 %22.5 %51.5 %26.0 %1131428703
2012Men on Base0.9217.1 %39.6 %43.2 %10.4 %12.5 %4.5 %50.0 %41.6 %35.4 %23.0 %17.7 %54.9 %27.4 %613225388
2012Men In Scoring1.1025.0 %39.3 %35.7 %15.0 %5.0 %4.5 %100.0 %36.8 %36.8 %26.3 %19.3 %61.4 %19.3 %347137210
SeasonThrough CountGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Through 3 - 01.3330.0 %40.0 %30.0 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %0.0 %30.0 %40.0 %30.0 %40.0 %50.0 %10.0 %804535
2012Through 3 - 11.1124.0 %40.0 %36.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %40.0 %40.0 %20.0 %24.0 %56.0 %20.0 %248144104
2012Through 3 - 21.1718.8 %43.8 %37.5 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %40.6 %31.3 %28.1 %28.1 %50.0 %21.9 %466224242
2012Through 2 - 00.5316.1 %29.0 %54.8 %11.8 %5.9 %11.1 %0.0 %32.3 %45.2 %22.6 %29.0 %51.6 %19.4 %235130105
2012Through 1 - 00.7812.7 %38.2 %49.1 %13.0 %3.7 %4.8 %0.0 %41.4 %36.0 %22.5 %21.6 %54.1 %24.3 %801369432
2012Through 2 - 11.1514.7 %45.6 %39.7 %22.2 %3.7 %3.2 %0.0 %50.0 %33.8 %16.2 %26.5 %51.5 %22.1 %620299321
2012Through 1 - 11.1018.7 %42.5 %38.8 %19.2 %7.7 %5.3 %0.0 %43.3 %32.1 %24.6 %18.7 %56.0 %25.4 %1079428651
2012Through 0 - 11.1822.9 %41.7 %35.4 %19.6 %13.7 %8.3 %0.0 %44.4 %32.6 %22.9 %20.8 %52.1 %27.1 %912284628
2012Through 2 - 21.1411.8 %47.1 %41.2 %21.4 %0.0 %6.3 %0.0 %39.7 %35.3 %25.0 %25.0 %55.9 %19.1 %762314448
2012Through 1 - 21.3013.1 %49.2 %37.7 %21.7 %13.0 %3.3 %0.0 %37.7 %34.4 %27.9 %21.3 %57.4 %21.3 %662225437
2012Through 0 - 21.8218.4 %52.6 %28.9 %18.2 %9.1 %10.0 %0.0 %47.4 %34.2 %18.4 %23.7 %52.6 %23.7 %29470224
SeasonSP / RPGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012As Starter0.9618.7 %39.9 %41.4 %14.2 %10.6 %6.4 %50.0 %43.3 %33.9 %22.7 %20.9 %52.0 %27.1 %16275961031
2012As Reliever1.0025.0 %37.5 %37.5 %33.3 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %44.4 %11.1 %44.4 %11.1 %77.8 %11.1 %1175760
SeasonShiftsGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012No Shift1.0819.4 %41.8 %38.8 %16.7 %0.0 %7.3 %40.0 %41.8 %34.3 %23.9 %22.0 %54.1 %23.9 %1010360650
2012Shift - All0.6716.7 %33.3 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %271116
2012Shift - Traditional0.500.0 %33.3 %66.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %1156
2012Shift - Non Traditional1.0033.3 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %16610
SeasonTTOGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20121st Through Order as SP1.0514.3 %43.8 %41.9 %15.9 %13.6 %6.5 %33.3 %46.3 %30.6 %23.2 %18.5 %56.5 %25.0 %692261431
20122nd Through Order as SP0.6023.5 %28.7 %47.8 %12.7 %9.1 %6.1 %100.0 %34.5 %39.7 %25.9 %19.8 %50.0 %30.2 %652229423
20123rd Through Order as SP2.1417.0 %56.6 %26.4 %14.3 %7.1 %6.7 %0.0 %56.6 %28.3 %15.1 %28.3 %47.2 %24.5 %283106177
20121st Through Order as RP1.0025.0 %37.5 %37.5 %33.3 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %44.4 %11.1 %44.4 %11.1 %77.8 %11.1 %1175760