Blake Snell Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/4/1992 (29)
Blake Snell Season Stats
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Blake Snell News
The San Diego Padres placed starting pitcher Blake Snell (groin) on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday due to a strained groin. Snell suffered the injury during his last outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. He was forced to exit the start in the first inning and the team has been monitoring him closely throughout the week. He was scheduled to make his next start against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, but the Padres will need to find another option now. The team signed recently-released veteran Vince Velasquez on Wednesday and he appears to be primed for a start at some point this weekend. Fantasy managers should stash Snell on an IL spot, but there's a decent chance that we've seen the last of him this season.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell (groin) woke up more tender and sore than was expected on Monday morning, according to Padres manager Jayce Tingler. Snell was removed from his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday in the first inning due to left adductor tightness. He is in the midst of undergoing treatment and he is still scheduled to start Friday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. However, it sounds like there's a very good chance he'll be unable to make that start. Snell has struggled through the bulk of the year, but he found his groove in August, pitching to a 1.72 ERA over six starts across the month. He should remain rostered in all leagues for now, but fantasy managers should prepare for alternative plans if he's unable to go this weekend.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell(groin) exited Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of their 8-0 loss. According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, he experienced left adductor tightness, which is usually a groin injury. The latest news adds on to what has been a disappointing first year out west for Snell, who owns a 4.22 ERA, but is still striking out 31% of the batters he's faced. He has value in every format, but his inability to go deep into games (128 innings over 26 starts) limits it. He's day-to-day for now, but if forced to miss time, the Padres would probably call upon Ryan Weathers. He's started 17 games this season and has a 5.36 ERA with just 64 strikeouts across 85.2 innings. Fantasy managers should leave him on the waiver wire and find a better starting option.
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.