SP - ATL
LHP Drew Smyly signed a one-year, $11 million contract with the Braves on Monday.
Smyly pitched well for Giants in 2020, posting a 3.42 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 42:9 K:BB over 26 1/3 innings. He will compete for a spot in the back end of the Braves' rotation. Staying healthy has been the biggest issue for the 31-year-old as he has missed two years of baseball (2017-2018) recovering from Tommy John surgery. If Smyly is able to build on his 2020 performance, the LHP could be a late-round flyer in 2021 fantasy drafts.
Drew Smyly took the loss on Sunday when he allowed two runs on three hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk in the Giants 5-4 loss to the Padres.
Smyly finishes the regular season with an 0-1 record, 3.42 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and a 42:9 K/BB ratio across 26 1/3 innings (seven appearances, five starts). The southpaw battled some injuries this year but still put together a solid season in San Francisco. He only signed a one-year deal with the Giants so he'll surely command some interest on the open market this winter.
Drew Smyly took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed one run on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks over 5 1/3 innings as the Giants beat the Rockies 5-2.
Smyly was in line for the win before the Giants bullpen allowed the Rockies to tie things up at 2-2 in the top of seventh inning. San Francisco is getting Smyly back at the right time as they make a playoff push in the final week of the regular season. The left-hander now owns a 3.38 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and a 32:8 K/BB ratio across 21 1/3 innings (six appearances, four starts). He should get a final start this weekend against the Padres, who have already clinched.
Drew Smyly took a no-decision when he struck out eight and walked one while giving up three runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings in the Giants 9-3 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.
Smyly, who was making his first appearance since being sidelined for over a month with a strained finger, was in complete control through the first three innings of this game. He fell apart in the fourth after allowing three straight batters to reach via a walk, single, and a double. He did manage to tack on two more strikeouts in the frame before being replaced by Caleb Barager, who proceeded to walk three straight batters and allow two of Smyly's inherited runners to score. The 31-year old left-hander was originally slated to join the bullpen when he came off the IL but he was filling in for Kevin Gausman, who's out with elbow tightness. Smyly now has a 3.94 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 27:6 K/BB ratio over 16 innings (five appearances). His role is too murky at this point for him to provide real fantasy value down the stretch but a strong finish to the year most certainly puts him in the redraft conversation next season.
The Giants announced Drew Smyly will start on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners.
In four games, Smyly has 19 strikeouts, a 2.92 ERA, and a 1.14 WHIP in 12.1 innings pitched. He hasn't pitched more than four innings in any outing but could be a deep league streaming option.