Drew Smyly
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 188LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2010 | Rd: 2, #68, Detroit Tigers | Arkansas
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 4 3.64 6 6 0 29.2 21 1.35
9 Seasons 47 43 4.16 223 140 3 867.0 852 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 6 1-4 3.64 29.2 21 1.35
9 Seasons 223 47-43 4.16 867.0 852 1.28

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 26 1136 177 19 10.7 6.9 88.2 111.2 16.1 31.1 .235 .443 .305 .320 .416 35.6 28.0 7.3 3.10 4.25
2016 27 2893 520 35 6.7 4.7 87.8 114.6 21.4 34.0 .233 .406 .323 .300 .360 31.0 22.6 6.6 4.88 3.80
2019 30 2130 337 33 9.8 6.4 89.0 114.2 17.8 35.9 .262 .516 .379 .362 .435 38.6 23.3 10.7 6.24 6.00
2020 31 482 60 8 13.3 7.2 90.6 114.6 11.4 41.7 .220 .380 .248 .295 .444 45.0 37.8 8.1 3.42 3.63
2021 32 2139 385 39 10.1 7.1 88.8 111.6 14.9 36.1 .268 .472 .342 .343 .412 39.0 21.4 7.5 4.48 5.09
2022 33 477 99 8 8.1 6.3 84.3 111.8 6.5 30.3 .270 .478 .357 .332 .381 32.3 16.7 4.8 3.64 3.91
Player 9257 1578 142 9 6.1 88.3 114.6 17.1 34.7 .249 .453 .336 .328 .400 35.7 23.5 7.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Smyly relies on 4 pitches.
Curveball
(44%) ,
Cutter
(29.6%) ,
Sinker
(26%) ,
Changeup
(0.4%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2022 Curveball 210 172 38 44.0 77.6 62 60 14 9 3 0 2 17 43 .233 .263 .383 .434 .283 .307 81.3 2 1975 5.6 32.5 19.3
2022 Cutter 141 83 58 29.6 87.8 41 37 10 5 4 0 1 2 35 .270 .229 .459 .375 .354 .297 87.3 2 2092 5.8 11.5 7.1
2022 Sinker 124 98 26 26.0 91.7 23 23 10 5 2 1 2 2 21 .435 .353 .870 .756 .563 .463 83.3 25 2052 5.8 15.6 6.9
2022 Changeup 2 2 0 0.4 80.8 1517 5.7
2021 Sinker 995 743 252 46.5 92.1 249 221 73 44 15 0 14 29 196 .330 .313 .588 .550 .415 .396 89.6 18 2088 5.8 13.7 11.4
2021 Curveball 897 665 232 42.0 78.9 233 220 48 32 6 0 10 79 143 .218 .210 .382 .358 .273 .265 84.1 11 2096 5.6 38.8 21.2
2021 Cutter 246 147 99 11.5 87.6 61 53 12 7 2 0 3 9 46 .226 .319 .434 .621 .309 .429 88.8 5 1956 5.8 21.9 14.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 39.0 25.4 25.4 10.2 39.5 40.1 20.3 5.1 24.9 28.2 24.9 5.6 10.7 6.9
2016 32.9 32.7 21.5 12.9 39.4 33.1 26.3 3.7 22.3 37.3 23.3 5.4 6.7 4.7
2019 34.7 32.3 25.8 7.1 47.8 33.5 18.4 1.8 24.9 30.9 23.1 8.6 9.8 6.4
2020 41.7 26.7 28.3 3.3 40.0 40.0 20.0 0.0 30.0 18.3 30.0 6.7 13.3 7.2
2021 40.8 28.1 24.7 6.5 40.3 35.3 24.4 6.8 26.0 25.5 26.0 5.2 10.1 7.1
2022 53.5 23.2 18.2 5.1 42.4 35.4 22.2 8.1 36.4 21.2 20.2 6.1 8.1 6.3
Player 37.5 29.8 23.7 8.9 41.6 34.9 23.0 4.3 25.2 30.3 24.1 6.1 9.0 6.1
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 Sinker CHC L 124 91.7 15.9 -5.8 -27 7.2 -6.7 -48
2022 Curveball CHC L 210 77.6 45.0 -10.6 -19 2.4 -9.6 -134
2022 Changeup CHC L 2 80.8 31.6 -1.0 -3 0.2 -13.9 -102
2022 Cutter CHC L 141 87.8 25.9 2.0 7 3.0 -5.8 -206
2021 Cutter ATL L 246 87.6 24.4 3.7 13 3.5 -6.7 -214
2021 Curveball ATL L 897 78.9 44.2 -8.9 -17 2.9 -9.6 -144
2021 Sinker ATL L 995 92.1 14.1 -6.3 -31 6.8 -6.5 -49
2020 4-Seamer SF L 3 93.6 11.6 2.5 18 6.7 0.3 5
2020 Cutter SF L 86 89.3 23.7 1.9 7 0.6 -1.9 -75
2020 Curveball SF L 176 80.0 46.0 -7.3 -14 3.4 -9.1 -160
2020 Sinker SF L 217 93.8 12.8 -7.0 -35 5.7 -7.9 -58
2019 Cutter PHI L 389 86.7 26.6 2.9 10 1.8 -3.8 -194
2019 Curveball PHI L 621 77.4 49.3 -7.3 -13 4.1 -10.2 -167
2019 Sinker PHI L 1,016 91.2 14.7 -7.4 -34 5.5 -7.6 -58
2019 Changeup PHI L 103 82.4 27.1 -4.0 -13 3.5 -8.9 -72
2016 Curveball TB L 638 76.2 48.3 -7.9 -14 7.1 -11.8 -251
2016 Changeup TB L 163 80.3 28.5 -1.7 -6 11.3 0.3 3
2016 4-Seamer TB L 1,610 90.8 13.0 1.2 9 8.5 1.1 14
2016 Slider TB L 17 76.6 43.6 -5.5 -11 7.5 -10.9 -323
2016 Cutter TB L 439 85.6 25.1 -0.2 -1 6.6 -5.9 881
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 Curveball -0.4 -1 210 44.0 62 .233 .383 .293 32.5 27.4 19.3 .263 .434 .307 32.6
2022 Cutter -0.7 -1 141 29.6 41 .270 .459 .349 11.5 4.9 7.1 .229 .375 .298 31.4
2022 Sinker 1.3 2 124 26.0 23 .435 .870 .548 15.6 8.7 6.9 .353 .756 .463 33.3
2022 Changeup 4.8 0 2 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Sinker 0.7 7 995 46.5 249 .330 .588 .428 13.7 11.6 11.4 .313 .550 .398 48.5
2021 Curveball -0.2 -2 897 41.9 233 .218 .382 .288 38.8 33.9 21.2 .210 .358 .266 24.5
2021 Cutter 0.5 1 246 11.5 61 .226 .434 .341 21.9 14.8 14.8 .319 .621 .430 43.5
2020 Sinker -1.9 -4 217 45.0 45 .237 .263 .301 22.5 20.0 15.5 .281 .440 .369 46.7
2020 Curveball -0.8 -1 176 36.5 50 .184 .367 .264 50.0 54.0 36.0 .160 .329 .214 45.5
2020 Cutter -0.6 -1 86 17.8 16 .143 .143 .256 32.5 37.5 20.0 .260 .395 .335 37.5
2020 4-Seamer -3.8 0 3 0.6 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 Sinker 0.9 9 1,016 47.7 246 .268 .641 .429 19.7 19.1 15.3 .277 .602 .406 43.3
2019 Curveball 0.4 3 622 29.2 160 .253 .356 .316 38.8 33.8 22.3 .202 .314 .261 21.7
2019 Cutter 1.2 5 389 18.3 81 .360 .707 .476 21.4 14.8 16.4 .358 .681 .447 48.4
2019 Changeup 1.6 2 103 4.8 27 .261 .609 .385 33.3 25.9 25.0 .184 .459 .313 47.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Curveball 118 80.0 38 7.0 6:30 7:15 -45
2020 Cutter 62 89.4 58 9.7 11:15 12:15 -60
2020 Sinker 164 93.7 98 18.8 11:15 11:30 -15
2021 Curveball 894 78.9 27 4.4 7:00 7:45 -45
2021 Cutter 245 87.6 71 11.0 10:45 11:15 -30
2021 Sinker 992 92.1 99 18.9 11:00 11:15 -15
2022 Curveball 196 77.6 26 3.7 7:30 8:00 -30
2022 Cutter 133 87.8 67 9.3 11:00 11:15 -15
2022 Sinker 116 91.7 98 17.6 10:45 11:15 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 430 1,812 -3 -11 8 5 -1
2013 315 1,345 -12 -13 3 4 -17
2014 616 2,586 -16 -9 7 7 -12
2015 275 1,134 -5 -9 3 2 -8
2016 736 2,890 -9 -4 19 6 12
2019 514 2,130 -6 0 16 7 18
2020 111 482 0 -7 1 -1 -6
2021 577 2,265 6 -19 12 7 6
2022 126 477 -4 0 2 1 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,136 51.5 63.2 83.2 31.8 54.3 44.7 60.7 48.0 25.9 7.8 67.4
2016 2,893 50.0 66.3 80.8 28.6 59.8 42.2 58.4 47.5 24.7 7.7 73.0
2019 2,130 48.5 65.1 80.5 25.0 57.1 41.8 59.7 44.5 25.9 7.5 72.5
2020 482 53.3 65.4 76.2 25.8 32.8 40.7 69.4 46.9 34.5 9.8 74.5
2021 2,139 49.8 69.2 83.4 30.8 52.7 43.8 64.9 49.9 24.9 7.8 79.5
2022 477 51.8 67.6 82.6 33.9 65.4 47.2 71.4 51.4 22.9 7.5 77.8
Player 9,257 50.1 66.3 81.5 28.8 55.9 43.0 61.7 47.6 25.5 7.8 74.0
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 30 59 13 3 68 35 1 46 25 88 51 76 30 9 39 7
2016 63 70 46 27 82 10 32 69 76 63 69 62 63 13 36 1
2019 7 27 6 3 18 16 9 39 31 55 17 53 7 12 12 1
2020 67 70 58 49 75 33 4 13 11 97 57 89 67 45 49 13
2021 19 17 13 13 33 7 13 51 47 33 62 40 19 22 13 9
2022 44 30 29 31 65 14 41 97 81 17 85 32 44 10 15 2
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.2 32 31.6 0.0 7 19 17 53.1
2020 23.4 2 2.8 -1.0 0 1 2 100.0
2021 24.0 28 30.3 -2.0 12 16 17 60.7
2022 22.3 5 5.6 -1.0 0 4 3 60.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 32 30 37 30 36 30 34 36 32 32 34 31 23 32 32 37 26 33 33 37 18 28 28 33 31 38 33 27 32 29 37
2020 2 3 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3
2021 28 30 33 30 35 28 30 33 29 31 34 30 26 26 29 32 24 32 29 33 22 29 28 32 29 34 32 30 36 28 35
2022 5 6 6 6 7 5 5 4 5 6 6 5 5 6 5 6 5 6 6 6 4 5 5 5 6 6 7 5 6 6 7
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.9 0.7 89.9 92.5 2.6 91.2 -1.3 89.6 -1.6
Offspeed Velocity 79.5 0.8 82.4 0 0 0 0 80.8 0
Breaking Velocity 76.8 -0.6 77.4 80 2.6 78.9 -1.1 77.6 -1.3
Exit Velocity 88.2 -0.4 89 90.6 1.6 88.8 -1.8 84.3 -4.5
Launch Angle 16.1 5.3 17.8 11.4 -6.4 14.9 3.5 6.5 -8.4
Barrel % 10.7 -4 9.8 13.3 3.5 10.1 -3.2 8.1 -2
Hard Hit % 35.6 -4.6 38.6 45 6.4 39 -6 32.3 -6.7
Sweet Spot % 31.1 2.9 35.9 41.7 5.8 36.1 -5.6 30.3 -5.8
xBA .235 -0.002 .262 .22 -0.042 .268 0.048 .27 0.002
BA .23 0.029 .278 .198 -0.08 .269 0.071 .283 0.014
xwOBA .32 -0.02 .362 .295 -0.067 .343 0.048 .332 -0.011
wOBA .305 0.018 .379 .248 -0.131 .342 0.094 .357 0.015
xSLG .443 -0.037 .516 .38 -0.136 .472 0.092 .478 0.006
SLG .413 0.043 .558 .297 -0.261 .48 0.183 .5 0.02
K% 28 -5.4 23.3 37.8 14.5 21.4 -16.4 16.7 -4.7
BB% 7.3 -0.7 10.7 8.1 -2.6 7.5 -0.6 4.8 -2.7
Swing % 48 -0.5 44.5 46.9 2.4 49.9 3 51.4 1.5
Whiff% 25.9 -1.2 25.9 34.5 8.6 24.9 -9.6 22.9 -2
In Zone % 51.5 -1.5 48.5 53.3 4.8 49.8 -3.5 51.8 2
Out of Zone % 48.5 1.5 51.5 46.7 -4.8 50.2 3.5 48.2 -2
Out of Zone Swing % 31.8 -3.2 25 25.8 0.8 30.8 5 33.9 3.1
First Pitch Swing % 23.3 -0.3 24.7 32.4 7.7 33.5 1.1 33.3 -0.2
First Pitch Strike % 60.7 -2.3 59.7 69.4 9.7 64.9 -4.5 71.4 6.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 715 .324 571 10 1.8 144 23 16.0
2019 514 .379 401 98 24.4 113 28 24.8
2020 111 .248 72 11 15.3 39 20 51.3
2021 533 .335 387 154 39.8 146 68 46.6
2022 125 .360 93 35 37.6 32 21 65.6

Pitch Distribution