Blake Snell Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/4/1992 (29)
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell (groin) will make his season debut in Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The 29-year-old was unable to make his first start of the year during opening weekend due to groin soreness and he has been on the injured list ever since. Over the last few weeks, he made three rehab starts and the results have been solid overall as he posted a 2.77 ERA and 0.85 WHIP while striking out 19 batters over 13 innings. With Snell's return, rookie MacKenzie Gore's next start is going to be skipped so he can be rested. Mike Clevinger is being bumped up to Tuesday, when Gore was originally slated to start. The expectation is that Gore will pitch out of the bullpen this week and then make his next start later this month.
San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell (groin) allowed just one run while walking none and striking out seven in five innings for Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday night in his third minor league rehab start. In his first two rehab starts with High-A Fort Wayne and Single-A Lake Elsinore, Snell allowed three earned runs on six hits while walking two and striking out 12 in eight innings pitched. There's a good chance that the next start the 29-year-old southpaw makes will be back with the Friars. Snell has been out since April 14 with an adductor strain, but his fantasy managers will be hoping he can make his season debut sometime next week. He can strike hitters out with the best of them, but his 12.6% walk rate in his first year in San Diego in 2021 was his undoing.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell (groin) will be making his third rehab start at Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday. The 29-year-old made each of his first two rehab starts at Single-A, pitching a total of eight innings and allowing six hits, two walks and four runs (three earned) while striking out 12. The lefty has yet to make his 2022 debut for the Padres as he's been on the injured list since April 11 with a left adductor strain. If all goes well for him on Tuesday, he could be activated and rejoin the team's rotation. The Padres will have some choices to make once Snell is officially back with the team. The most likely outcome at this point may be a six-man rotation for the team.
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.