Blake Snell Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/4/1992 (30)
Blake Snell Season Stats
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Blake Snell News
San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell will get the start in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Friday at Petco Park against the division-rival Los Angeles Dodgers. Snell only lasted 3 1/3 innings in the Game 2 loss to the New York Mets in the Wild-Card Series last Saturday, allowing two earned runs on four hits while walking six and striking out five. The 29-year-old southpaw will need to throw more strikes and be much more efficient if he wants to have a different outcome against a dangerous Dodgers lineup. Snell made three starts against LA in the 2022 regular season and went 0-1 while allowing six earned runs on 12 hits with 10 walks and 23 strikeouts in 14 innings pitched. On a positive note, he did throw five shutout frames against them in his most recent outing on Sept. 27.
San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell will start Game 2 of the Wild-Card Series against the New York Mets on the road on Saturday, the team announced. Right-hander Yu Darvish is getting the ball in the series opener on Friday, while righty Joe Musgrove will most likely toe the rubber in a Game 3 on Sunday, if necessary. Snell was absolutely dominant to close out the regular season, and the 29-year-old finished the year 8-10 with a 3.38 ERA (2.80 FIP), a 1.20 WHIP and a 171:51 K:BB in 128 innings over 24 starts. He went 1-1 in his two starts against the Mets this year, giving up five runs (four earned) on 11 hits while walking five and striking out nine over nine innings pitched.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell looked strong on the mound during Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox. The left-hander went six innings, allowing three hits, and struck out six batters. Despite his success, Snell was saddled with the tough-luck 2-1 loss on Sunday. He'll finish his regular season with a 3.38 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 171/51 K/BB ratio across 128 innings. The Padres are hopeful that Snell can carry this success into the postseason.
San Diego Padres starter Blake Snell started 2022 as one of the worst pitchers in the league, posting a 5.22 ERA in the first half, but turned it around midseason, finishing with a 3.38 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 32% strikeout rate, and eight wins over 24 starts. He found success when he curbed his changeup usage and threw his fastball more, a pitch with 81st-percentile velocity and 91st-percentile spin. Snell also used a slider and curveball, the former getting whiffs at a 46.4% rate and the latter generating 5.5 inches above average of horizontal movement and producing a 43.1% whiff rate. Altogether, the 30-year-old remained elite in terms of plate discipline numbers, with a 32.8% whiff rate and 30.6% chase rate, and now owns a 31.8% strikeout percentage over the past five campaigns. Snell allows lots of balls in the air, with a 29.2% and 30.5% fly ball rate in 2021 and 2022, respectively. Combined with high strikeout rates, the 2018 Cy Young winner allowed just a .213 average over the last two seasons, so he won't hurt fantasy managers' WHIP despite high walk rates (10.4% during his career). Snell will be a four-category contributor next year with the ability to rack up double-digit wins with the Padres, so his 125 ADP is a steal for fantasy managers.