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Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Aaron Nola (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
33 of 43 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 15
Best Rank# 5# 5
Worst Rank# 377# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 42# 46
Best Rank# 36# 41
Worst Rank# 47# 69
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7576
Wins54
Saves00
ERA3.373.93
WHIP1.181.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 12
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 13
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 19
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 16
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 15
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 14
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 20# 23
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 16
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 21
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 15
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 7# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 8# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 22
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 9# 12
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 11# 16
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 8
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 15# 5
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 16# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 11
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 377# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2334
   
Games Started2334
   
Innings Pitched107.2202.1
   
Wins612
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96176
   
Earned Runs5187
   
Home Runs Allowed1427
   
Strikeouts147229
   
Walks4080
   
ERA4.293.87
   
WHIP1.271.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched59.970.5
   
Wins54
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4864
   
Earned Runs2231
   
Home Runs Allowed710
   
Strikeouts7576
   
Walks2325
   
ERA3.373.93
   
WHIP1.181.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
News 
 Rays manager Kevin Cash says Blake Snell (elbow) "looked awesome" in Tuesday's bullpen session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 1st
Aaron Nola has reported to Phillies camp and is taking part in team workouts.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Mon, Jul 6th
 Blake Snell (elbow) threw 15 fastballs off a mound on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 13th
Updating a previous item, Aaron Nola wasn't placed on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
 Blake Snell (elbow) has not been throwing off of a mound during the coronavirus pandemic.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 24th
Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Phillies placed Aaron Nola on the COVID-19 IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
 Blake Snell does not believe it’s worth playing baseball in 2020, the risk of contracting COVID-19 is “just not worth it.”
Brad Camara
Thu, May 14th
Aaron Nola (illness) threw a 35-40 pitch bullpen on Thursday morning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 12th
 Blake Snell (elbow) says he will be ready for the start of the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 21st
Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola is expected to remain away from the team until at least Thursday due to the flu, but he could return and start on Friday if the next few days go as planned, according to The Athletic's Meghan Montemurro.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Mar 9th
Notes 
 You need to pull the trigger on a starter eventually. With Snell, there's no debating the ace-type ceiling that he has - look at his 2018 season if you need further proof - but so far, that's been the big outlier for him. He's dealt with a rash of injuries, which has forced the Rays to limit his workload. In Spring Training, he was dealing with elbow soreness. He's a high-risk, high-reward pick this year. You've been warned.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Aaron Nola is one of the more polarizing players in fantasy baseball, but if you're looking for a dependable pitcher who can give you not just volume, but good volume, you shouldn't be too quick to discount what Nola brings to the table. He consistently goes six and seven innings, and he's one year removed from being a legitimate Cy Young candidate. If the baseball returns to its normal form, you should see Nola return to that Cy Young level, too.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Snell's subpar season was limited to just 107 innings after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery. Although owners might want to shy away after last year, there were plenty of encouraging signs. His FIP and xFIP were roughly a run lower than his ERA, his 33.3% strikeout rate was actually an improvement on his breakout year, and batters continued to make incredibly weak contact. If healthy, he should return to dominance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Nola simply wasn't very good in 2019. His control took a major step back and batters consistently made better contact against him, particularly against his fastball. Whether it was an aberration for the youngster after two years of major growth, or whether perhaps Nola isn't as good as previously thought, is an open question. But given how drastically his control dipped, fantasy owners would be wise to give Nola somewhat of a pass for his 2019. He can't be drafted as an ace, but as a second starter? Go for it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros