DTDDrew Smyly
SP SEA
1 day ago

Smyly has been scratched from his scheduled start Friday with arm soreness, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Scott Servais says he's not sure what the extent of the soreness is, but it seemed enough to warrant extra rest for the southpaw. All signs indicate the scratch is precautionary and that Smyly will be ready for his season debut next Thursday against the Astros, but he'll likely be re-evaluated over the next week.

DTDDrew Smyly
SP SEA
2 days ago

Smyly will pitch in the series finale of the season-opening four-game set against the Astros as per manager Scott Servais, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw will follow Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma and James Paxton in that series. Smyly is also scheduled to start and pitch two innings in Friday's Cactus League matchup against the Rockies. He'll try to head into the regular season with some momentum after giving up five earned runs on six hits and four walks over four innings against the Reds last Sunday.

DTDDrew Smyly
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3 days ago

Smyly gave up five earned runs on six hits and four walks over four innings in Sunday's 7-6 Cactus League win over the Reds. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

After pitching against the Padres in a "B" game on Tuesday, Smyly took the mound in his first official post-WBC start and struggled against a Reds lineup that featured several regulars. The veteran lefty was touched up for three home runs by Jose Peraza, Desmond Jennings and notably, Reds starter Rookie Davis, with the latter two launching their round-trippers in the second inning. Smyly blamed inconsistent location for the majority of his troubles, particularly with his fastball. Factoring in Sunday's outing, owns a 5.00 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 6:6 K:BB over nine spring innings.

DTDDrew Smyly
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Smyly said he wasn't taken by surprise that he showed increase velocity in his World Baseball Classic start because he had extra rest between starts, was running on adrenaline and credited his offseason work, Shannon Drayer of MyNorthwest.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander is set to throw on Tuesday in the Mariners' spring training game. Unfortunately, Smyly will struggle to find similar breaks between outings in the regular season that he's enjoyed this spring. However, perhaps Seattle will make some effort to manage his workload, considering his past health woes. Even with that concern, the 27-year-old remains an attractive fantasy pitcher residing in the middle or late rounds of mixed fantasy leagues.

DTDDrew Smyly
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Manager Scott Servais expects Smyly to rejoin Mariners camp after his Wednesday start for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The initial schedule was a one-and-done appearance in the Classic. Smyly dominated Team Venezuela, striking out eight batters without a walk, throwing 44 strikes in 61 pitches and allowing only an unearned run. The southpaw struck out the final six batters he faced to continue a dazzling March run: He's allowed only one run in 9.2 spring training innings. Following a dismal 2017 in which the veteran absorbed a 4.88 ERA, Smyly ranks as an alluring rebound candidate in fantasy games.

DTDDrew Smyly
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Smyly gave up one run (unearned) in 4.2 innings of work Wednesday, allowing three hits while striking out eight in Team USA's 4-2 victory over Team Venezuela.

EDGE Analysis

On top of his eight strikeouts, Smyly didn't walk a batter and threw 44 of his 61 total pitches for strikes. He's looked great all spring now, as the southpaw has only conceded one run in 9.2 innings so far. The 27-year-old will look to carry his form into the season, where he'll look to rebound from a tough 2016 that saw him produce a disappointing 4.88 ERA in 175.1 innings.

DTDDrew Smyly
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Smyly will start Team USA's game against Venezuela on Wednesday to begin their second round of pool play at the WBC.

EDGE Analysis

This will be Smyly's first appearance of the WBC, and he will look to get Team USA off to a strong start in round two against a star-studded Team Venezuela lineup. The 27-year-old will head back to Mariners camp after the start, where he has put together five scoreless innings to start spring.

DTDDrew Smyly
SP SEA
3 weeks ago

Smyly (1-0) notched three strikeouts over three scoreless innings in Monday's 9-0 Cactus League loss to the Rangers while surrendering just a hit and a walk.

EDGE Analysis

Donning a Mariners uniform has agreed with Smyly so far, as he's now surrendered just Monday's hit and a pair of walks overall in his five innings on the mound. The Rangers rolled out a lineup that included Delino DeShields, Jr., Adrian Beltre and Joey Gallo on Monday, so Smyly's strong effort wasn't exactly a layup. Having excelled over his first two outings, the 27-year-old southpaw now heads to Miami on Thursday to join Team USA for the World Baseball Classic in his capacity as designated pitcher, where he'll make one start at the most before returning to Mariners camp. In the interim, he leaves manager Scott Servais with a very positive early impression. "Drew was really, really sharp today. It was great to see. He got all of his pitches working, threw some good changeups. He had a really good curveball today. He had a lot of strikeouts with that pitch. He's been sharp both times out there."

DTDDrew Smyly
SP SEA
1 month ago

Smyly fired two scoreless innings in Wednesday's 7-4 Cactus League victory over the Indians, surrendering only one walk and notching a pair of strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

The offseason acquisition from the Rays impressed his first time out, looked sharp throughout, firing 31 pitches overall. It was naturally an encouraging start for Smyly, who racked up a career-high 12 losses and 4.88 ERA in Tampa in 2016. The Mariners have high hopes for Smyly recapturing his previous form as one of two southpaws (along with James Paxton) in the projected 2017 starting rotation. "He was very crisp," manager Scott Servais said. "He went right after them, good breaking ball. It was nice to see. First time out in a Mariners uniform, he looked very comfortable."

DTDDrew Smyly
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2 months ago

Smyly, who is penicled in as the Mariners' fourth starter, is looking to put an inconsistent 2016 season behind him, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old southpaw's Jekyll-and-Hyde 2016 campaign makes his 2017 prospects somewhat uncertain heading into the spring, but the Mariners will be counting on getting the version of Smyly that has shown flashes of brilliance in the past. Smyly's second and final full season in a Rays uniform was a tale of two halves, with the lefty tallying only a pair of victories against 10 losses and a 5.47 ERA prior to the All-Star break, and a 5-2 record and 4.08 ERA after the Midsummer Classic. He amassed a career-high 12 losses and 4.88 ERA while also giving up a whopping 32 homers, easily a career-worst figure. However, the Mariners saw enough potential in Smyly's past body of work, including the positive stretches of his 2016 campaign, to make the move to acquire him, with general manager Jerry Dipoto noting that the team's "greatly improved outfield defense" and the lefty's profile as fly-ball pitcher with above-average control make him a potentially ideal fit. With respect to last season's issues, Smyly identified problems with his trademark curve as the primary culprit for his struggles, an issue that he doesn't plan on allowing to resurface on his new club. "I have to mix speeds," he said. "I'm constantly trying to get the hitter guessing. I know I can throw strikes. I know I'm not going to walk guys. But it's just commanding the ball inside the strike zone, throwing quality strikes and changing speeds and keeping the hitter off-balance, that's the biggest key to pitching."