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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||150.00||8.00||9.00||0.00||3.84||1.24||142.00||48.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Boston|| 4.2||1||0|| 0.00||0||0||4|
|vs LHB|| 34.1||0||0|| 1.83||0||6||34|
|vs RHB|| 41.2||0||0|| 2.81||0||11||47|
|Last 10 Games|
|Drew Smyly uses off-speed pitches to shine on Saturday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/8/14) Tigers fifth starter Drew Smyly tossed a variety of off-speed pitches Saturday in an impressive outing against the Mets. He gave up three hits and a walk while striking out three in three innings.
His performance marked an upgrade from his first outing of the exhibition season in which he yielded two home runs in three innings.
|Drew Smyly surrenders two home runs Monday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/3/14) Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly gave up two solo home runs to former teammate Jhonny Peralta, but that was the only damage the Cardinals could muster against the starter in Monday's 8-5 Tigers win.
Smyly allowed three hits in all while striking out two in three innings in the start, and he felt encouraged by Monday's start despite the home runs.
"I felt like I located pretty well for the most part, threw some good changeups that they swung and missed on," Smyly told MLB.com. "For the most part, I had pretty clean, efficient innings, kept my pitch count low. So that's good. You've got to get quick outs to stay in the ballgame. That's always something to work on. Just keep getting your pitches and location as best you can and prepare yourself for the regular season. There's nothing really in particular. My changeup, I'm going to keep working on that and just try to find everything else out."
Smyly is ticketed for a spot in the rotation after serving as a reliever last season.
|Drew Smyly lasts two innings in first start of spring |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/26/14) Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly, who will join the Tigers' rotation in 2014 after pitching in relief last season, took the hill during Wednesday's spring opener against the Braves. Smyly lasted two innings, allowing one run on two hits and one walk.
Smyly had a 1-2-3 first inning, which included a strikeout of Freddie Freeman. He opened the second inning by retiring the first two hitters, which included a strikeout of Evan Gattis. However, Chris Johnson hit a two-out double and he scored on Dan Uggla's single. Smyly walked Andrelton Simmons before getting Jordan Schafer to ground out to end the inning.
|Tigers glad Drew Smyly put on some weight |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/16/14) The Tigers are glad Drew Smyly put on some weight during the offseason, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Smyly will get a shot at the team's rotation, and may have added some pounds in order to perform better in his new role. After starting 18 games in 2012, Smyly was used strictly out of the bullpen last season. With Doug Fister traded to the Nationals, the team has one open spot at the back of the rotation.
Smyly posted a 2.37 ERA in 76 innings out of the bullpen last year.
|Tigers expected to monitor Drew Smyly's workload |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/26/14) Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowksi wouldn't provide Saturday a range of innings pitcher Drew Smyly will throw in 2014 as he converts back to being a starter. Though, Dombrowksi acknowledged the Tigers will have to monitor the left-hander's workload after throwing just 76 innings in relief in 2013.
The Detroit News speculates the Tigers might cap the 24-year-old pitcher at 140-150 innings. Smyly could be on a strict innings or pitch count at the beginning of the season as well.
|With the departure of Doug Fister to the Nationals, Drew Smyly will get the opportunity to re-enter the Tigers' rotation that he has lacked all last season. In his 2012 rookie season, Smyly posted a respectable 3.79 ERA in 18 starts, but his reward for that effort was a year-long stint in the bullpen. (In all fairness, the Tigers' 2012 midseason acquisition of Anibal Sanchez is mainly what kept Smyly out of a starting role.) Smyly thrived as the Tigers' set-up man, as he compiled a 2.37 ERA with 81 strikeouts over 76 innings. Starting is a very different animal than relieving, but between Smyly's strong performance last year and his ability to hold his own as a rookie starter, there is reason to think Smyly can help owners in standard mixed leagues. This is especially true in Head-to-Head formats that allow relief-eligible starters to fill an RP slot. Smyly should be a viable No. 2 RP in those formats and could merit a late-round pick.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
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