2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Blake Snell
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Blake Snell and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher during the 2020 MLB season.
In 2018, Blake Snell went 21-5 across 31 starts, posting a 1.89 ERA and an awesome 11.01 K/9. In 2019, however, it was a bit of a different story. He was incredibly unlucky, as the opposition posted a .343 BABIP, which was 100 points higher than the previous season, and while his ERA came in at a 4.29, the FIP (3.32) and xFIP (3.31) tell a much different story. He posted a higher strikeout rate and a lot of his pitches remained at a similar velocity. At just 27 years of age, Snell has some questions heading into 2020. Are we getting the fantasy ace from 2018, or is it going to be another year of measly luck that leads Snell to disappoint fantasy owners? I know which way I’m leaning.
While Snell’s numbers weren’t quite what they were in 2018, it was mostly just some bad luck for the young southpaw. I already stated the BABIP disparity, and that number should come crashing down this season, which certainly helps some of the numbers. Take a look at some of these marks that show...