Found February 25, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Drew Smyly
Two years ago at this point, Drew Smyly was getting ready for the SEC schedule. Just four months ago, he was facing some of the best young hitters in the world pitching for Team USA in the Pan Am Games.

Smyly in mix for Tigers rotation

LAKELAND, Fla. -- One day you're growing up in Arkansas and the next you're at spring training, working out with the American League MVP and Cy Young winner. It didn't happen quite that fast for lefty Drew Smyly. It just seems like it. Smyly, 22, was the Tigers' second-round pick in the June 2010 draft. His ascension in the system has been rapid, considering he...

Right Through the Five Hole: A look at the Tigers 5th Spot Candidates

For the Detroit Tigers, trying to find a fifth starter over the past few years has been like playing a street hustler in a game of find the cup with the ball. It’s costing them millions for every failed attempt. Nate Robertson? nope. Phil Coke?  nope. Dontrelle Willis? nope. In 2012, the Tigers look to the farm to find someone to fill the role of their fifth starter. There are...
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