Drew Smyly is an American-born professional baseball player who currently plays as a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Drew was raised in Arkansas and had both his high school amateur career and college career there.
In high school, he played for the Little Rock Central High School and played college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team at the University of Arkansas.
During the 2010 MLB draft, the Detroit Tigers drafted him in the second round (68th overall) of the draft. He agreed and signed with the Tigers after which he received a signing bonus of $1.1 million.
Four years after playing for the Tigers, they traded him in July 2014, to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays also traded him to the Seattle Mariners in January 2017 and in December that year, drew signed a two-year contract of $10 million with the Chicago Cubs.
He was traded to the Rangers in November 2018 and in March 2022, the Chicago Cubs signed him to a new contract worth $4.25 million.
Drew was part of the United States national baseball team in the 2011 Baseball World Cup and the 2011 Pan American Games. He pitched for the team and won the silver medal in that tournament. In 2017, he pitched for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Drew Smyly Parents: Meet Todd Smyly and Toni Smyly
Drew Smyly was born to parents Todd Smyly and Toni Smyly. Although much is not known about them, they have been very supportive of his career right from the very beginning.