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Drew Smyly Detroit Tigers Career

Smyly was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the second round of the 2010 MLB draft, as the 68th overall pick. In exchange for his services, the Tigers paid him $1.1 million in cash.

With a 2.07 earned run average (ERA), 130 strikeouts, and an 11–6 win-loss record in 22 games (21 starts) for Lakeland Tigers of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League and the Erie SeaWolves of the Class AA Eastern League, Smyly was awarded Tigers minor league pitcher of the year in 2011.

On June 13, he was named FSL Pitcher of the Week and a All-Star. All-Stars from the Tigers Organization

Baseball America listed Smyly as the Tigers’ third-best prospect, behind Jacob Turner and Nick Castellanos, going into the 2012 season, while ranked him as the 82nd best prospect in baseball.

Spring training 2012 saw Smyly get a shot at a starting berth with the Tigers, who invited him to participate.

Despite making one start with the Toledo Mud Hens of the Class-AAA International League on April 7 before being called up to his Major League Baseball debut on April 12, Smyly won the competition and began the 2012 season in the starting rotation of the Detroit Tigers.

Due to a blister on his left hand, he was placed on the disabled list on June 14 (retroactive to June 11). Smyly spent most of August and September in the Tigers’ bullpen after the Tigers acquired starter Anibal Sánchez from the Miami Marlins after the trade deadline.

How Tall Is Drew Smyly?

Drew Smyly stands at a height of 1.91 m