Drew Smyly

SP,RP · Chicago Cubs

Bats L Throws L
Height 6'3" Weight 190
DOB 1989-06-13 Age 34.4
Hometown Maumelle, AR
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 29.13, 433rd

Season Projections

THE BAT-$421116.071081043511919366614.731.33

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Drew Smyly Exercised Player Option

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    Left-hander Drew Smyly exercised his player option to return to the Cubs, tweets Jesse Rogers of ESPN. He’ll make an $8.5MM salary next season and is guaranteed a $2.5MM buyout on a mutual option for 2025. There wasn’t much suspense with the decision. Smyly wasn’t going to beat $11MM in guarantees on the open market. The…

    Nov 7 · MLB Trade Rumors Chicago Cubs Drew Smyly
  • Drew Smyly Returning To Cubs Next Season

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    Chicago Cubs left-hander Drew Smyly exercised his $8.5 million player option for the 2024 season on Monday. Smyly was a swingman for the Cubs in his second year in Chicago in 2023, making 41 total appearances (23 starts). The 34-year-old veteran southpaw wasn't very effective, though, going 11-11 with a 5.00 ERA (4.96 FIP) and 1.43 WHIP with 56 walks and 141 strikeouts in his 142 1/3 innings pitched. He was much more effective in a relief role, as he had a 2.51 ERA and 12.2 strikeouts per nine innings in 28 2/3 innings out of the bullpen compared to a 5.62 ERA and 8.1 K/9 in 113 2/3 innings as a starter. Smyly is going to have to be better in a starting role in spring training next year if he wants to win a rotation spot for the Cubbies to begin the 2024 regular season.

    Nov 6 · Source via Chicago Cubs Drew Smyly
  • Cubs, Kyle Hendricks Have Reportedly Discussed Extension

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    One of the Cubs’ first decisions of the upcoming offseason is whether to exercise an option on the team’s longest-tenured player. Chicago holds a $16MM option on Kyle Hendricks that comes with a $1.5MM buyout. At the very least, the team is likely to retain the right-hander on that net $14.5MM decision. Bruce Levine of…

    Oct 24 · MLB Trade Rumors Chicago Cubs Javier Assad Kyle Hendricks Drew Smyly Justin Steele Marcus Stroman Jameson Taillon Jordan Wicks
  • Jed Hoyer On Bellinger, Hendricks, Ross

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    Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer met with reporters on Tuesday (including Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune) to discuss his team’s disappointing finish to the 2o23 season and his plans for the upcoming offseason. Topics of interest included the team missing the playoffs, Kyle Hendricks’ and Cody Bellinger’s futures in Chicago, and manager…

    Oct 3 · MLB Trade Rumors Chicago Cubs Cody Bellinger Kyle Hendricks Trey Mancini Drew Smyly Dansby Swanson Jameson Taillon
  • Justin Steele No Longer Starting On Sunday

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    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Justin Steele will no longer start on Sunday against the Brewers, per beat writer Meghan Montemurro. Due to the fact that the Cubs were eliminated from postseason contention on Saturday, Chicago will no longer need the services of their ace. Instead, it'll be veteran Drew Smyly taking the ball against Milwaukee. Smyly will likely work as an opener in this contest, which limits his DFS value. Steele, who ended up putting together an excellent season on the North Side, will finish with a 16-5 record, 3.06 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 176:36 K/BB ratio over 173 1/3 innings (30 starts)

    Oct 1 · Source via Chicago Cubs Drew Smyly Justin Steele
  • Previewing The 2023-24 Free Agent Class: Starting Pitcher

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    We've been covering the upcoming free agent class at MLBTR, going through each of the non-pitching positions. But now it’s time to take the mound, beginning with the starters. Though it can be debated whether there’s a true ace in the mix, there’s plenty of arms here that would upgrade the rotation of any team.…

    Sep 23 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Milwaukee Brewers Chicago White Sox Toronto Blue Jays Los Angeles Dodgers Detroit Tigers New York Mets Miami Marlins San Francisco Giants New York Yankees San Diego Padres Arizona Diamondbacks Texas Rangers Cincinnati Reds Baltimore Orioles Colorado Rockies Cleveland Guardians Minnesota Twins Chicago Cubs Kansas City Royals Boston Red Sox Philadelphia Phillies Oakland Athletics Seattle Mariners Atlanta Braves Los Angeles Angels Pittsburgh Pirates Houston Astros Jason Alexander A.J. Alexy Chris Bassitt Mookie Betts Matthew Boyd Walker Buehler Carlos Carrasco Daniel Castano Mike Clevinger Alex Cobb Gerrit Cole Johnny Cueto Yu Darvish Zach Davies Jacob deGrom Matt Dermody Christian Encarnacion-Strand Jack Flaherty Chris Flexen Kyle Gibson Lucas Giolito Tony Gonsolin Chi Chi Gonzalez Sonny Gray Shane Greene Zack Greinke Andrew Heaney Kyle Hendricks Rich Hill Jakob Junis Brad Keller Clayton Kershaw Dallas Keuchel Corey Kluber Francisco Lindor Zach Logue Michael Lorenzen Seth Lugo Jordan Lyles Lance Lynn Kenta Maeda Tyler Mahle Sean Manaea Michael Mariot Nick Martinez Dustin May Mike Mayers Luis Medina Luis Medina Wade Miley Alec Mills Tommy Milone Frankie Montas Jordan Montgomery Charlie Morton Joe Musgrove Aaron Nola Daniel Norris Jake Odorizzi Shohei Ohtani James Paxton Martin Perez Zach Plesac Dereck Rodriguez Eduardo Rodriguez Jose Rodriguez Jose Rodriguez Jose Rodriguez Amed Rosario Adrian Sampson Max Scherzer JP Sears Kodai Senga Luis Severino Devin Smeltzer Drew Smyly Blake Snell Spencer Steer Ross Stripling Marcus Stroman Noah Syndergaard Jameson Taillon Julio Teheran Zach Thompson Lou Trivino Jose Urena Julio Urias Vince Velasquez Justin Verlander Michael Wacha Ken Waldichuk Taijuan Walker Spenser Watkins Luke Weaver Mitch White Alex Wood
    2023 ATC-$421116.07761043511519461564.341.29
    2023 Steamer-$123141.08991264213922572684.341.28
    2023 THE BAT-$421116.071081043511919366614.731.33
    2023 Zeile-$521113.9787101351182000584.501.32

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

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