Blake Snell Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/4/1992 (28)
Blake Snell Season Stats
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell failed to follow up his gem against the Mets last outing with another successful start, instead only lasting four innings in the rematch with New York. Snell allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four. The loss drops his record to 2-3 for the year, and he has a 4.97 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 84 strikeouts in 58 innings. Although the strikeout rate is excellent, Snell has only completed six innings twice this year, making it nearly impossible for him to return value for fantasy managers based on his ADP.
San Diego Padres starter Blake Snell recorded his finest start of 2021 Friday against the New York Mets, striking out 10 across seven frames of shutout baseball. Snell carried a no-hitter into the seventh before Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor made things interesting with a leadoff single, ending up at third on a two-base error. The left-hander rebounded to retire the next three batters to cap the masterful evening. Over 101 pitches (67 strikes), Snell permitted just one free pass to go with the lone knock. The 28-year-old has struggled immensely this season, but tonight's gem is certain to rope fantasy managers back in. After 52 innings, Snell holds a 4.83 ERA and 1.43 WHIP to supplement a stellar 32 percent strikeout rate. Depending how the Friars manage the rotation, Snell will face either the Chicago Cubs or rematch the Mets next week.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell had a rough go of it in May. He made six starts and only once pitched past five innings in a start. He posted a 6.84 ERA across the month and closed out May with his two worst starts, allowing a combined 10 hits, six walks and 12 earned runs over 6.2 innings. Snell has a solid 32.1% strikeout rate on the year, but his 14.2% walk rate is a career-worst clip. He's also allowing a career-high 11.2% barrel rate. Even though things are ugly now, fantasy managers should remain patient and hold onto him. His track record, his promising strikeouts this year and the support of the Padres offense are enough to warrant patience. His next start will be on Saturday against the New York Mets.
Since his 2018 Cy Young Award campaign, Blake Snell has had trouble remaining healthy. He was limited to just 107 innings pitched in 2019 (left elbow surgery). Additionally, before the start of the 2020 season, Snell suffered from recurring soreness in the same elbow and shoulder discomfort. This resulted in the overly-cautious Tampa Bay Rays significantly limiting his 2020 workload. Snell threw over 100 pitches just three times in 11 starts. He also failed to record one quality start in 2020 having never reached six innings in any one outing. When he was on the mound, Snell was quite effective. In 50 IP, Snell posted a 3.24 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and struck out 63 batters while walking 18. Though his overall barrel and hard-hit rates allowed were slightly elevated in comparison to his 2018 and 2019 campaigns, his 50.0% ground ball and 16.4% fly-ball rates helped mitigate this hard contact. His walk rate of 8.9% was higher than the MLB average, but it still represented a decline from his 2018 Cy Young Award and 2019 season walk rates of 9.1%. With a current ADP of 49, his move to San Diego should help Snell outperform this draft position if he remains healthy. The Padres will likely give Snell a much longer leash than the Rays. This will increase win, QS, IP, and strikeout projections. While Tropicana Field had a better home run park factor than Petco Park in 2020 (0.829 versus 1.171), if Snell maintains his strong GB and FB rates, as well as his 31% strikeout rate from 2020, he should not be impacted by the park downgrade. Managers willing to bear the potential risk of injury can potentially get top-5 SP production from Snell who is being taken as the 15th SP off of boards. He can provide managers with over 200 strikeouts, elite ERA, and (gasp!) high win and QS totals pitching for San Diego in 2020.