Drew Smyly

#33SP,
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 190
Bat: L
Throw: L
Born:
College: Arkansas
Birth Place: Little Rock, Arkansas
Draft: 2010 2nd round by the
  • Chris Davis’ last strikeout sets new lows in tough season
    Camden Chat

    Chris Davis’ last strikeout sets new lows in tough season

    It's two days later and the Orioles’ excruciating loss in Seattle to conclude their all-important West Coast road trip still lingers like an oblique strain. While the team is still just three games out of a wild card berth, it seems that Wednesday’s defeat was a blow the Birds might not be able to overcome. Not only did the 7-6 loss give the Mariners the 2-1 series win, it resulted in a 4-6 Orioles’ record for the road trip. One, which many thought they needed to win six or seven games to realistically stay in the playoff hunt. A 5-5 split wouldn’t have been great, but it would have been acceptable. All that disappeared with a whimper, as the muscular Chris Davis couldn’t lift his bat off his

  • Hopkins 1st full-time female baseball scout in over 50 years
    ABC News

    Hopkins 1st full-time female baseball scout in over 50 years

    Nearly two years ago, Amanda Hopkins' phone rang. It was a call she dreamt of receiving, one that broke barriers and made her a part of baseball history. Almost immediately, her competitiveness took over. "She put a sign up on her bedroom door saying, 'Stay out, we're opponents,'" recalled her father, Ron Hopkins, a special assistant to the general manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates. "In other words, my bedroom is off limits to you, there is info in here. I got a kick out of it." The 24-year-old Hopkins is now about to complete her second year as an area scout for the Seattle Mariners. Her responsibility is the Four Corners area of the Southwest, taking her to destinations like Greeley, Colorado,

  • Nationals owner Mark Lerner had his left leg amputated
    HardballTalk

    Nationals owner Mark Lerner had his left leg amputated

    Mark Lerner, son of Ted Lerner and a co-owner of the Washington Nationals, had his left leg amputated earlier this month. He was diagnosed earlier this year for a rare form of cancer that a attacks connective tissue and treatment had been ineffective, so doctors removed the limb. The news was revealed in the form of a letter Lerner wrote to Washington Post columnist Barry Svrluga, who had inquired about Lerner’s uncharacteristic absence from the ballpark of late. Lerner: “With my doctors and medical team, we decided that amputation of that leg was my best choice to maintain the active and busy lifestyle that I have always enjoyed. The limb was removed in early August and I’m healing well, cancer-free,