Drew Smyly

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Chicago Cubs Starting Pitcher Age: 33-175d Exp: 10.143 Years Bat/Throw: Left/Left
Drafted: Round 2 (#68 overall), 2010 College: Arkansas Agent(s): Darek Braunecker (Frontline)

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  • Current Contract

    Drew Smyly signed a 1 year / $5,250,000 contract with the Chicago Cubs, including $5,250,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $5,250,000. In 2023, Smyly will earn a base salary of $10,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $10,000,000.

    2022-2023 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $5,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,250,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 33 $4,250,000 $5,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000($4,250,000)
    2023 Contract details by year 34 $10,000,000 $0 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $1,000,000($5,250,000)
    2024 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2023 Mutual Option includes a $1M buyout
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2022-2022Buyout

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,000,000
    Free Agent:

    2021-2021 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $11,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $11,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2020-2020 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2019-2019Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,788,145
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,788,145
    Free Agent:

    2019-2019 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2018-2019 Arbitration Extension

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $10,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2017-2017 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,850,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,850,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2016-2016 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,750,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,750,000
    Free Agent:

    2015-2015 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,650,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,650,000
    Free Agent:

    2014-2014Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $349,509
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $349,509
    Free Agent:

    2014-2014 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $520,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $520,000
    Free Agent:

    2013-2013 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $498,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $498,000
    Free Agent:

    2012-2012 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $480,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $480,000
    Free Agent:

    2010-2010Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,100,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,100,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2010 Player Cash Earnings - $1,100,000 - $1,100,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $390,820 - - $390,819
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $498,000 - - $498,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $170,491 - - $170,491
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $349,509 - - $349,509
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $2,650,000 - - $2,650,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $3,750,000 - - $3,750,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $6,850,000 - - $6,850,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $211,855 - - $211,855
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,481,481 - $93,000 $1,574,481
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $4,250,000 - - $4,250,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (11 seasons)
    $42,602,156 $1,100,000 $93,000 $43,795,155
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,238,329 $1,100,000 - $2,338,328
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,570,491 - - $6,570,491
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,850,000 - - $6,850,000
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $8,250,000 - - $8,250,000
    seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $211,855 - - $211,855
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,481,481 - - $1,574,481
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Nov 9 2022Declined a $10 million mutual option for 2023 ($1M buyout)
    Mar 19 2022Signed a 1 year $5.25 million contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Nov 16 2020Signed a 1 year $11 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Jan 17 2020Signed a 1 year $4 million contract with San Francisco (SF)
    Jul 19 2019Signed a minor league contract with Philadelphia (PHI)
    Jun 25 2019Released by Texas (TEX)
    Nov 2 2018Traded to Texas (TEX) from Chicago (CHC) with PTBN for PTBN
    Dec 13 2017Signed a 2 year $10 million contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Jan 13 2017Signed a 1 year $6.85 million contract with Seattle (SEA), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 11 2017Traded to Seattle (SEA) from Tampa Bay (TB) for Mallex Smith, Carlos Vargas and Ryan Yarbrough
    Feb 4 2016Signed a 1 year $3.75 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Jan 16 2015Signed a 1 year $2.65 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Jul 31 2014Traded to Tampa Bay (TB) from Detroit (DET) as part of a 3-team trade: Tampa Bay (TB) traded David Price to Detroit (DET); Detroit (DET) traded Willy Adames to Tampa Bay (TB); Detroit (DET) traded Austin Jackson to Seattle (SEA); Seattle (SEA) traded Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay (TB)
    Mar 3 2014Signed a 1 year $520k contract with Detroit (DET)
    Feb 22 2013Signed a 1 year $498k contract with Detroit (DET)
    Apr 11 2012Contract purchased by Detroit (DET)
    Aug 16 2010Signed a contract with Detroit (DET)
    Jun 24 2010Drafted by Detroit (DET): Round 2 (#68 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Drew Smyly, and the financial implications.

  • 2023 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Drew Smyly ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2022 CHC 22 22 106.1 101 46 41 26 91 16 7 8 0 3.47 1.194 1.86
    2021 ATL 32 23 126.2 133 69 63 41 117 27 11 4 0 4.48 1.374 0.78
    2020 SF 7 5 26.1 20 11 10 9 42 2 0 1 0 3.42 1.101 0.45
    2019 PHI 25 21 114.0 126 83 79 55 120 32 4 7 1 6.24 1.588 -0.63
    2016 TB 30 30 175.1 174 103 95 49 167 32 7 12 0 4.88 1.272 0.1
    2015 TB 12 12 66.2 58 24 23 20 77 11 5 2 0 3.11 1.17 1.59
    2014 DET 28 25 153.0 136 57 55 42 133 18 9 10 0 3.24 1.163 1.59
    2013 DET 63 0 76.0 62 20 20 17 81 4 6 0 2 2.37 1.039 2.61
    2012 DET 23 18 99.1 93 49 44 33 94 12 4 3 0 3.99 1.268 1.71
    Totals 242 156 943.2 903 462 430 292 922 154 53 47 3 4.10 1.266 10.06
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

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    • Avg. Salary: $0
    • MLB Rank: 0
    • SP Rank: 0

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • MLB Rank: 0
    • SP Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Drew Smyly to.

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    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Smyly's current age (33), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

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    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Smyly statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing:

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    Drew Smyly's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

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