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Drew Smyly

Todd Andrew Smyly (twitter: @SmylyD)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 13, 1989 in Little Rock, AR
High School: Little Rock Central HS (Little Rock, AR)
School: University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 2nd round of the 2010 amateur draft.
Signed August 16, 2010. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 2012 (Age 22.304)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Rays 2012-2014
2014 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$520k (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 1.154, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: Frontline [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2012 23 DET AL 4 3 .571 3.99 23 18 0 0 0 0 99.1 93 49 44 12 33 1 94 2 0 3 416 107 3.83 1.268 8.4 1.1 3.0 8.5 2.85
2013 24 DET AL 6 0 1.000 2.37 63 0 9 0 0 2 76.0 62 20 20 4 17 1 81 1 0 5 303 176 2.31 1.039 7.3 0.5 2.0 9.6 4.76
2014 25 TOT AL 9 10 .474 3.24 28 25 0 1 1 0 153.0 136 57 55 18 42 2 133 1 0 8 618 121 3.76 1.163 8.0 1.1 2.5 7.8 3.17
2014 25 DET AL 6 9 .400 3.93 21 18 0 0 0 0 105.1 111 48 46 14 31 1 89 1 0 4 445 102 4.07 1.348 9.5 1.2 2.6 7.6 2.87
2014 25 TBR AL 3 1 .750 1.70 7 7 0 1 1 0 47.2 25 9 9 4 11 1 44 0 0 4 173 221 3.06 0.755 4.7 0.8 2.1 8.3 4.00
3 Yrs 19 13 .594 3.26 114 43 9 1 1 2 328.1 291 126 119 34 92 4 308 4 0 16 1337 125 3.45 1.166 8.0 0.9 2.5 8.4 3.35
162 Game Avg. 8 6 .594 3.26 49 19 4 0 0 1 142 126 55 52 15 40 2 133 2 0 7 579 125 3.45 1.166 8.0 0.9 2.5 8.4 3.35
DET (3 yrs) 16 12 .571 3.53 107 36 9 0 0 2 280.2 266 117 110 30 81 3 264 4 0 12 1164 117 3.51 1.236 8.5 1.0 2.6 8.5 3.26
TBR (1 yr) 3 1 .750 1.70 7 7 0 1 1 0 47.2 25 9 9 4 11 1 44 0 0 4 173 221 3.06 0.755 4.7 0.8 2.1 8.3 4.00
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2012 23 DET AL 99.1 23 18 49 4.44 4.51 -0.20 0.15 103.1 5.00 6 0.7 1.1 -0.1 1.6 16 .529 .504
2013 24 DET AL 76.0 63 0 20 2.37 4.41 -0.25 -0.33 104.0 4.51 17 1.9 1.2 0.0 2.6 25 .530 .511 $498,000
2014 25 DET AL 105.1 21 18 48 4.10 4.19 -0.42 0.13 103.4 4.89 8 0.9 .6 -0.1 1.8 19 .541 .505 $520,000
2014 25 TBR AL 47.2 7 7 9 1.70 4.17 -0.16 0.16 98.1 4.40 14 1.7 -0.0 2.1 19 .743 .510
3 Seasons 328.1 114 43 126 3.45 4.33 -0.28 0.03 102.7 4.77 44 5.1 1.1 -0.2 8.1 79 .545 .509 $1,018,000
DET (3 yrs) 280.2 107 36 117 3.75 4.36 -0.30 0.01 103.5 4.83 31 3.4 1.1 -0.2 6.0 61 .532 .509 $1,018,000
TBR (1 yr) 47.2 7 7 9 1.70 4.17 -0.16 0.16 98.1 4.40 14 1.7 -0.0 2.1 19 .743 .510

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2012 23 DET AL ALCS W NYY 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0.429 3.9 0.0 0.0 7.7
2012 23 DET AL WS L SFG 0 0 5.40 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 8 2.400 5.4 0.0 16.2 10.8 0.67
2013 24 DET AL ALDS W OAK 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 3.000 9.0 0.0 18.0 18.0 1.00
2013 24 DET AL ALCS L BOS 0 0 4.50 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0.500 0.0 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00
2 Yrs (4 Series) 1 0 1.000 2.57 10 0 1 0 0 0 7.0 3 3 2 0 6 1 7 0 0 0 30 1.286 3.9 0.0 7.7 9.0 1.17
1 ALDS 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 3.000 9.0 0.0 18.0 18.0 1.00
2 ALCS 1 0 1.000 2.08 6 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 1 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 16 0.462 2.1 0.0 2.1 6.2 3.00
1 WS 0 0 5.40 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 8 2.400 5.4 0.0 16.2 10.8 0.67

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2012 23 DET AL 23 416 376 49 93 20 5 12 8 6 33 94 .247 .309 .423 .732 .297 159 6 2 2 3 1 4
2013 24 DET AL 63 303 283 20 62 19 1 4 8 2 17 81 .219 .265 .336 .601 .291 95 6 1 0 1 1 3
2014 25 TOT AL 28 618 571 57 136 33 2 18 15 9 42 133 .238 .290 .398 .688 .279 227 11 1 1 3 2 4
2014 25 TBR AL 7 173 161 9 25 6 0 4 4 3 11 44 .155 .209 .267 .476 .186 43 3 0 1 0 1 0
2014 25 DET AL 21 445 410 48 111 27 2 14 11 6 31 89 .271 .321 .449 .770 .313 184 8 1 0 3 1 4
3 Yrs 114 1337 1230 126 291 72 8 34 31 17 92 308 .237 .290 .391 .681 .287 481 23 4 3 7 4 11
162 Game Avg. 49 579 533 55 126 31 3 15 13 7 40 133 .237 .290 .391 .681 .287 208 10 2 1 3 2 5
MLB Averages .253 .317 .397 .714 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2012 23 DET AL 2.4 0.2 435 -0.2 7.6 -7.8 .99 -0.1 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1 0.88 -1.3 1 3 1
2013 24 DET AL 15.5 1.6 318 1.1 5.4 -4.3 .92 1.3 -0.1 17.9 1.8 0.89 14.5 18 22 21
2014 25 TOT AL 13.3 1.5 651 1.0 10.5 -9.4 .89 0.6 0.6 12.8 1.5 0.89 6.4 0 1 2
2014 25 DET AL 1.7 0.2 468 -0.1 7.5 -7.6 .92 -0.6 0.5 -0.1 -0.0 0.92 -7.1 0 1 2
2014 25 TBR AL 11.6 1.3 183 1.2 3.0 -1.8 .83 1.2 0.2 12.9 1.6 0.81 13.4 0 0 0
3 Yrs 31.2 3.4 1404 2.0 23.5 -21.5 .93 1.8 0.3 30.2 3.3 0.89 19.6 19 26 24

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2012 23 DET AL 23 18 4 3 11 2 0 9 9 .500 2 4 0 0 7 39% 52.4 69 25 15 4 1 7 4.4 3.8 5.3 91 3 12 3 0 106
2014 25 TOT AL 28 25 8 10 7 1 2 11 14 .440 3 3 1 1 13 52% 54.8 87 26 12 1 1 11 4.3 4.0 5.8 99 1 9 15 0 116
2014 25 DET AL 21 18 5 9 4 1 2 6 12 .333 1 2 0 0 8 44% 49.7 77 26 8 0 1 9 4.4 3.9 5.5 98 1 6 11 0 112
2014 25 TBR AL 7 7 3 1 3 0 0 5 2 .714 2 1 1 1 5 71% 68.0 87 46 4 1 0 2 3.9 4.3 6.8 102 0 3 4 0 116
2 Yrs 51 43 12 13 18 3 2 20 23 .465 5 7 1 1 20 47% 54 87 25 27 5 2 18 4.3 3.9 5.6 96 4 21 18 0 116
MLB Averages .500 53% 52 102 -16 4.2 4.2 5.9 95

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2012 23 DET AL 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 3 43% 5 .994 1 3 1 2 0 3 3 2 1 3 2 0 2.6 24
2013 24 DET AL 63 63 9 6 0 6 2 4 33% 28 21 26 3 12% 8 .919 18 22 21 42 5 16 20 43 21 23 26 13 3.6 20
2014 25 TOT AL 28 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .894 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 3 2 0 2 0 7.0 38
2014 25 DET AL 21 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 .918 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 3 2 0 2 0 7.0 38
3 Yrs 107 71 9 7 0 6 2 4 33% 30 23 33 6 18% .945 19 26 24 46 5 20 23 48 24 26 30 13 3.7 21

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2012 23 DET AL 416 31% 2.9% 22.6% 7.9% 8.9% 40% 0.69 0.89 66% 14% 8.9% 19% 59 6 10%
2013 24 DET AL 303 43% 1.3% 26.7% 5.6% 7.9% 39% 0.77 0.93 66% 19% 4.1% 13% 44 6 14%
2014 25 TOT AL 618 27% 2.9% 21.5% 6.8% 8.6% 39% 0.61 0.68 68% 22% 8.4% 21% 95 11 12%
2014 25 DET AL 445 28% 3.2% 20.0% 7.0% 9.7% 39% 0.65 0.71 70% 22% 8.9% 19% 76 8 11%
2014 25 TBR AL 173 24% 2.3% 25.4% 6.4% 5.8% 40% 0.52 0.63 65% 23% 7.1% 25% 19 3 16%
3 Yrs 1337 31% 2.5% 23.0% 6.9% 8.5% 39% 0.67 0.79 67% 19% 7.6% 19% 198 23 12%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 20.0% 7.9% 7.4% 33% 0.83 1.11 68% 22% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2012 23 DET AL 418 1748 4.18 1093 62.7% 30.6% 15.6% 27.5% 26.3% 69.4% 0.6% 43.5% 77.5% 58.4% 3.1% 13 11 19.1% 80 40 6 19 75 20.2% 13 1 -2 0 0
2013 24 DET AL 304 1284 4.22 829 64.8% 27.4% 17.7% 30.4% 24.5% 72.6% 0.9% 47.0% 75.6% 59.2% 3.9% 12 8 21.1% 64 32 2 21 60 25.9% 8 3 -1 0 0
2014 25 TOT AL 624 2592 4.15 1693 65.5% 27.7% 16.7% 29.5% 26.1% 72.3% 0.7% 47.3% 76.9% 62.2% 2.2% 14 11 28.0% 175 92 12 23 110 17.3% 23 2 -6 0 0
2014 25 DET AL 449 1879 4.18 1227 65.4% 27.4% 15.7% 30.5% 26.4% 72.6% 0.6% 47.5% 78.3% 59.9% 2.2% 10 8 26.9% 121 65 8 15 74 16.9% 13 1 -4 0 0
2014 25 TBR AL 175 713 4.07 466 65.5% 28.5% 19.3% 26.8% 25.3% 71.5% 0.8% 46.8% 73.0% 68.0% 2.3% 4 3 30.9% 54 27 4 8 36 18.2% 10 1 -2 0 0
3 Yrs 1346 5624 4.18 3615 64.4% 28.5% 16.6% 29.1% 25.8% 71.5% 0.7% 46.1% 76.8% 60.3% 2.9% 39 30 23.7% 319 164 20 63 245 20.5% 44 6 -9 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 64.0% 27.7% 16.1% 27.1% 29.2% 72.3% 1.4% 46.3% 77.8% 60.1% 4.6% 24.2% 24.1%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2012 23 DET AL 416 93 12 1 12 0 9 8 4 5 7 14 7 2 50% 4 3 1 129 8 6 57% 7 5 1 1 0 0 2 2 6 0
2013 24 DET AL 303 62 7 2 4 0 1 3 1 3 1 7 4 0 57% 3 5 1 106 8 2 80% 5 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 10 0
2014 25 TOT AL 618 136 14 3 18 0 6 14 4 10 8 18 7 7 39% 4 8 0 195 15 9 63% 11 7 4 2 0 0 7 7 14 0
2014 25 DET AL 445 111 12 2 14 0 5 12 2 7 7 14 7 4 50% 4 4 0 161 11 6 65% 8 5 3 1 0 0 5 5 9 0
2014 25 TBR AL 173 25 2 1 4 0 1 2 2 3 1 4 0 3 0% 0 4 0 34 4 3 57% 3 2 1 1 0 0 2 2 5 0
3 Yrs 1337 291 33 6 34 0 16 25 9 18 16 39 18 9 46% 11 16 2 430 31 17 65% 23 14 8 3 0 0 10 10 30 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2012 23 4 3 .571 3.99 23 18 0 0 0 0 99.1 93 49 44 12 33 1 94 2 0 3 416 107 1.268 8.4 1.1 3.0 8.5 2.85 107
2013 24 10 3 .769 3.29 86 18 9 0 0 2 175.1 155 69 64 16 50 2 175 3 0 8 719 129 1.169 8.0 0.8 2.6 9.0 3.50 129
2014 25 19 13 .594 3.26 114 43 9 1 1 2 328.1 291 126 119 34 92 4 308 4 0 16 1337 125 1.166 8.0 0.9 2.5 8.4 3.35 125

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2012 23 6 5 .545 3.82 99.0 92 47 42 12 33 94 2 1.263 8.4 3.0 8.5 2.85 1.1 23
2013 24 4 4 .500 2.13 76.0 62 20 18 4 17 81 1 1.039 7.3 2.0 9.6 4.76 0.5 63
2014 25 10 7 .588 3.00 153.0 139 57 51 18 43 133 1 1.190 8.2 2.5 7.8 3.09 1.1 28
3 Yrs 20 16 .556 3.05 328.0 293 124 111 34 93 308 4 1.177 8.0 8.5 3.31 0.9 114



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2014 AL  3.24 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2014 AL  1.163 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2014 AL  8.000 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 7 (1722), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1472), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (328th), 8.2 career WAR/8.2 7yr-peak WAR/8.2 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Todd Andrew Drew Smyly

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