Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Carlos Carrasco (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 9
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 16# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 36
Best Rank# 27# 33
Worst Rank# 30# 40
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts216215
Wins1415
Saves00
ERA3.153.31
WHIP1.181.12
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 10
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 7# 10
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 7# 9
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 11
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 5# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 9
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 7# 11
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 6# 11
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 3# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 10
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 7# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 8
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 8# 10
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 10
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 9
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 8# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 12
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 6# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 10
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 9
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 10
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 6# 10
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 10# 11
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 13
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 9# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 7# 8
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 10
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 9# 14
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 5# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 7
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 7
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 8
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 9# 8
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 8
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 8
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 9# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 8
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 9
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 10# 7
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 11# 8
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 11# 8
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 10
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 11# 8
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 12# 10
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 7
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 11
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 10
   
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3132
   
Games Started3130
   
Innings Pitched181.1192.0
   
Wins2117
   
Losses510
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed112173
   
Earned Runs3872
   
Home Runs Allowed1621
   
Strikeouts221231
   
Walks6443
   
ERA1.893.38
   
WHIP0.971.13
   
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3230
   
Games Started3230
   
Innings Pitched182.9189.4
   
Wins1415
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed145168
   
Earned Runs6470
   
Home Runs Allowed1922
   
Strikeouts216215
   
Walks7244
   
ERA3.153.31
   
WHIP1.181.12
   
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Carlos Carrasco
SP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
News 
 Blake Snell (elbow) is scheduled to return on Tuesday versus the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco struggled in a 6-5 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday. Carrasco gave up four runs in one inning of relief in the loss.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 4th
 Blake Snell (elbow) is joining the Rays in California for their upcoming series against the Angels and Dodgers, MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco gave up one run in one inning in an 8-2 loss to the Rays on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 1st
 Blake Snell is scheduled to throw two innings (or 30 pitches) for Triple-A Durham on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
The Indians activated Carlos Carrasco from the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
 Blake Snell (elbow) will make a rehab start Saturday for Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 6th
Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with leukemia.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 6th
 Blake Snell (elbow) is set to play catch Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Aug 12th
The Indians have placed Carlos Carrasco on the 10-day injured list with a blood condition.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Notes 
 Snell may have posted the single greatest second half of any pitcher in the last 50 years with a 1.17 ERA, .155 BAA and 12.7 K/9. There is a chance he finishes as the #1 fantasy pitcher this season, but both Scherzer and Sale are safer bets because of their sustained reliability
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Although Cleveland doesn't pay him like it, Carrasco has been a true ace for five straight years, posting a sparkling 3.27 ERA with 193 Ks per season in that time. There is more upside with a pitcher like Syndergaard or Strasburg, but Carrasco's floor makes him one of the top 15 pitchers in this year's fantasy drafts
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Snell experienced a massive breakout in 2018, establishing himself as a bonafide fantasy ace. It's fairly obvious that his 1.89 ERA is due for some regression, but the question is how much. He cut his walk rate, but it is still a bit higher than most of the top-tier starters, and his .241 BABIP allowed and 88 percent left-on-base percentage are highly unlikely to happen again. Pitching in the AL East also remain a tough assignment, although at least his home park is pitcher-friendly. Snell may see his ERA and WHIP rise to over 3.00 and 1.15, respectively, but he can still be a legit number one starter in 12-team mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
While he is not quite as dominant as the top-tier fantasy aces, Carrasco has been consistently excellent over the last five seasons in Cleveland, churning out a low-3.00s ERA and 1.10-ish WHIP, while striking out well more than a batter per inning. And although he has had health concerns at times, Carrasco has been something of a workhorse of late, tossing at least 192 innings and collecting at least 17 wins each of the last two seasons. Carrasco's terrific year-to-year consistency makes him a prudent choice once the top-six aces are off the board.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Snell is going to regress. That's not necessarily a cause for panic, as his ERA could rise a full run and remain a resounding 2.89. His control (9.1 BB%) is lacking for a top-tier ace, but Tampa Bay's southpaw also permitted the lowest contact rate (66.6%) of all qualified starters while sporting the fourth-best swinging-strike rate (15.1%). He could approach 240-250 strikeouts with an innings uptick, so don't flea as long as his price factors in some regression.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
To little fanfare, Carrasco has finally morphed into the ace everyone has chased for years. Dealing with durability problems throughout his career, Cleveland's overlooked stud has posted ERAs of 3.29 and 3.38 in 200 and 192 innings, respectively, over the last two years. Each time he notched a K/9 above 10.0 and BB/9 slightly above 2.00. He ranked inside the top 10 in FIP (2.98), swinging-strike rate (15.2%), and contact rate (69.2%) among qualified starters in 2018, but isn't always getting drafted like a top-10 ace. He's a great affordable anchor to target in the fourth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros