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Drew Smyly

#39 | LHP
Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs
Drew Smyly
Name: Todd Andrew Smyly
Born: Jun 13, 1989 in Maumelle, Ark. USA
High School: Central HS, Little Rock, Ark.
College: Arkansas
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career570.13.741.202.548.71
Drafted in the 2nd round (68th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2010 (signed for $1,100,000)
Smyly's senior high school season in 2007 was marred by back trouble, and he redshirted in his first year at Arkansas after sustaining a stress fracture in his elbow during an intrasquad game. He started to come on at the end of last season, striking out 12 and coming within two outs of a no-hitter in an NCAA regional championship game against Oklahoma. Though he doesn't have a signature pitch, Smyly has been the Razorbacks' ace this spring. He mainly works with a fastball and a cutter/slider. He can add and subtract from his fastball, ranging from 86-93 mph, and works in the low to mid-80s with the cut/slider. He also mixes in a curveball and changeup. Smyly has exceptional feel for pitching, which allowed him to thrive even when a blister on his middle finger prevented him from gripping the seams on the ball for a couple of starts at midseason. Six-foot-3 and 190 pounds, he throws strikes on a good downward angle to the plate. In a draft bereft of lefthanders, Smyly shouldn't last past the top three rounds, though his extra leverage as a draft-eligible sophomore could scare off some clubs.
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