Drew Smyly leads the American League in ERA. Wait, what? Who? The Tigers' 22-year-old rookie has given up one earned run in 34 innings and six starts this season. But Smyly, who barely made the team out of spring training has little to show for it. Smyly has an American League-best 1.59 ERA, 34 strikeouts and just 10 walks, but he is just 1-0. Smyly retired the first 10 batters he faced in his sixth major league appearance Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners.
After an eye-opening spring training—and thanks to Jacob Turner’s lingering shoulder tightness—Drew Smyly was named as the Tigers' fifth starter headed into the season. Despite having never thrown a pitch above Double-A, the 22-year... Read Post
If you scan the league leaders in ERA, you might be surprised to see Detroit Tigers rookie Drew Smyly among the leaders at 1.23. Technically, his 22.0 innings don’t qualify Smyly to be among the leaders, but it’s hard not to be impr... Read Post