Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays

Age: 27 (December 4, 1992) | 6' 4" | 200lbs. | Throws: Left P-31
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TAM AAA 2016 3 5 0 0 12 12 63.0 56 4 28 90 3.29 1.33 1.21 4.0 12.9 .372 n/a
TAM AL 2016 6 8 0 0 19 19 89.0 93 5 51 98 3.54 1.62 1.42 5.2 9.9 .365 37/27/36 0 4
TAM AAA 2017 5 0 0 0 7 7 44.0 43 5 15 61 2.66 1.32 1.32 3.1 12.5 .376 n/a
TAM AL 2017 5 7 0 0 24 24 129.0 113 15 59 119 4.05 1.33 1.28 4.1 8.3 .286 44/18/38 4 7
TAM AL 2018 21 5 0 0 31 31 180.1 112 16 64 221 1.90 0.98 0.93 3.2 11.0 .250 45/19/36 44 39
TAM AL 2019 6 8 0 0 23 23 107.0 96 14 40 147 4.29 1.27 1.28 3.4 12.4 .346 39/25/36 6 10
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
Career 4yrs 38 28 0 0 97 97 505.1 414 50 214 585 3.24 1.24 1.18 3.8 10.4 .302 n/a
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Will B-R keep its OOTP going after the real boys take the field (if they do)?

Through July 12, Snell has a 3.21 ERA and eight wins in 17 starts. In 106.2 IP he's fanned 140. But the Rays are only 49-48, trailing the Yankees by 11 games.

Alex Patton Alex

Snell, ready to go????

To Rotowire from B.S.  Yes, those are his initials, c'mon Brah!

“I’M SORRY YOU GUYS THINK DIFFERENTLY, BUT THE RISK IS WAY THE HELL HIGHER AND THE AMOUNT OF MONEY I’M MAKING IS WAY LOWER,” SNELL SAID. “WHY WOULD I THINK ABOUT DOING THAT? Y’ALL GOTTA UNDERSTAND, MAN, FOR ME TO GO — FOR ME TO TAKE A PAY CUT IS NOT HAPPENING, BECAUSE THE RISK IS THROUGH THE ROOF. IT’S A SHORTER SEASON, LESS PAY.”

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Jun 13

Blake Snell (P) TB - Jun. 12

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=741333

Snell threw 15 fastballs during a bullpen session Friday, marking the first time he's thrown off a mound since mid-March, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: There's no word of a snag with Snell's session, so his throwing program seems to be going on without a hitch. Barring a setback of some kind, Snell should be available for the start of the 2020 season, when or if it commences. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 13

Blake Snell (P) TB - Jun. 05

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=741142

Snell is throwing 4-to-5 times per week while spring training is suspended and will begin throwing off a mound next week, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Snell has continued to throw since play was suspended, but he recently increased his throwing program ahead of a potential return. His return to mound throwing will mark the first time that he's thrown off a mound since spring training, but it appears as though the southpaw is fully healthy despite suffering a left elbow injury in late February.

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Alex Patton Alex
Jun 6

If you're a younger pitcher who's already had some arm trouble -- like Snell -- can't blame him.

Mike Dean TMU2009
May 14

An agent says some players aren't up for taking the risk this year, and Blake Snell says he's one of them if the pay is cut.

John Thomas Roll2
May 14

Blake Snell (P) TB - Feb. 20

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=737628

Snell featured a revamped slider during his first live batting practice Thursday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. "He looked awesome; he looked really good," said Rays manager Kevin Cash. "I think he put some weight in his lower half to get stronger and it looked pretty easy today."

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The left-hander is fully healthy and looking like it, impressing during the 30 pitches he threw to Ji-Man Choi, Randy Arozarena and Willy Adames. Snell used all four of his pitches Thursday, but eight of his offerings were sliders. Notably, Snell threw the pitch just 6.7 percent of the time in 2019; however, the 27-year-old is focusing on refining the slider this spring after he generated an impressive .208 xBA when deploying it last season, and he plans to utilize it as a way of making his changeup and fastball more effective in the coming campaign. 

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 21
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 4.6 FIP 2.95 SIERA 3.30 FB 52% FBv 95.8 HR/FB 11% Hard 36% LOB 88%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 2.7 FIP 3.32 SIERA 3.56 FB 48% FBv 95.6 HR/FB 15% Hard 35% LOB 72%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19