The Braves made a significant addition to their starting rotation on Monday, bringing left-hander Drew Smyly into the fold. Smyly is well-traveled at this juncture, and injuries have seemed to follow him wherever he’s gone. However, a rebirth in San Francisco last season vaulted Smyly into one of the top tiers of free agents this offseason, and he now lands an $11 million deal from Atlanta to prove that his velocity and health can be maintained.
Is Drew Smyly an ace? Probably not, unless you fully buy into his resurgence last season.