Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:56:51 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb will start the team's opening day game in 2015, according to manager Kevin Cash. Cobb went 10-9 with a 2.87 ERA in 27 starts in 2014 and is the team's ace after SP David Price was traded to the Detroit Tigers. SPs Chris Archer and Drew Smyly will follow Cobb in the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Cobb has really come into his own as the Rays' ace starter. He's a notch below the elite fantasy ace names out there, but he could put up just as good numbers in a full season, making him a bargain in the middle rounds of standard 12-team leagues.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:54:35 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly expects to make his first Grapefruit League appearance Tuesday, March 10, or Wednesday, March 11. Smyly did not throw in the bullpen with the rest of his group Wednesday, Feb. 25, but he is "not at all" behind schedule, according to manager Kevin Cash. Cash noted Smyly and pitching coach Jim Hickey have mapped out a personal schedule for Smyly.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Smyly to receive plenty of breakout ink leading into drafts. As a starter, he has a career 3.55 ERA, 7.55 strikeouts per nine, and 2.50 walks per nine, so the hype is warranted. Don't let Smyly slip too far into the middle rounds on draft day.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:44:25 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $2.65 million deal Friday, Jan. 16. He also will receive $50,000 based on games started.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:38:50 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Nathan Karns has been added to the starting rotation to take the place of SP Drew Smyly, who has been shut down for the season.
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:34:42 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly will be shut down, but the team hasn't announced who will replace him in the starting rotation.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:38:53 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly has pitched a career-high 147 innings this season, eclipsing his previous high of 99 1/3 in 2012. He is scheduled to pitch Saturday, Sept. 6, and it could be his final appearance of the season. "There's no timeline," Smyly said Friday, Sept. 5. "It's just one start at a time. We'll talk more on Sunday. But as of now - it's just one game at a time."
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:32:16 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly could be shut down in September due to a career-high innings total, according to manager Joe Maddon.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:23:50 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly allowed three hits and three walks while fanning nine in 7 2/3 shutout innings to beat the Texas Rangers Monday, Aug. 11.
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 07:37:14 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly is expected to join the team Saturday, Aug. 2, and is scheduled to be the starting pitcher Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:25:14 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired SP Drew Smyly and SS Nick Franklin from the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners, respectively, as part of a three-way deal involving SP David Price and OF Austin Jackson.
Fantasy Tip: Smyly remains a low-end starter in mixed league. The Rays' offense lacks the punch of Detroit's, but Tampa Bay has been rolling of late. His value takes a minor hit. Franklin is of interest in deep AL-only formats, if he gets recalled, otherwise he should be considered in keeper/dynasty formats only.