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Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Charlie Morton (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 13
Best Rank# 7# 7
Worst Rank# 38# 44
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 46
Best Rank# 36# 42
Worst Rank# 47# 58
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7577
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.393.41
WHIP1.181.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 33
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 14
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 10
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 7# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 12
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 14
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 16# 17
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 18
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 11
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 17
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 14
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 10
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 9# 10
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 11# 12
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 17# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 7
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 7
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 8
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 13# 12
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 12
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 14# 10
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 11
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 14
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 13
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 16
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 13
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 15
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 20# 19
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2333
   
Games Started2333
   
Innings Pitched107.2195.3
   
Wins616
   
Losses86
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96154
   
Earned Runs5166
   
Home Runs Allowed1415
   
Strikeouts147240
   
Walks4057
   
ERA4.293.05
   
WHIP1.271.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched59.866.6
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4856
   
Earned Runs2325
   
Home Runs Allowed77
   
Strikeouts7577
   
Walks2222
   
ERA3.393.41
   
WHIP1.181.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
News 
 Blake Snell was impressive in his three innings on Friday against the Yankees, allowing zero runs on no hits while striking out five and walking two.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 8th
Updating a previous item, Charlie Morton was removed from Sunday's start against the Yankees due to right shoulder inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 9th
 Blake Snell pitched three innings on Friday in Baltimore, allowing three runs on four hits en route to a no-decision.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 1st
Charlie Morton departed Sunday's start against the Yankees with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 9th
 Blake Snell said that he is expecting to pitch at least three innings on Friday, and could even go five innings 'depending on how it's going.'
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Jul 30th
Charlie Morton improved to 1-1 on Tuesday against the Red Sox, allowing one run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 5th
 Blake Snell lasted two scoreless innings on Sunday against Toronto, striking out five while allowing three hits and two walks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Charlie Morton rebounded from an ugly first start of the year to throw five innings of two-run ball while striking out seven on Wednesday against the Braves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
 Blake Snell will be limited to two-to-four innings in Sunday‚Äôs matchup against the Blue Jays.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 26th
Charlie Morton was hit hard in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays, giving up six runs on seven hits over four innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 24th
Notes 
 Better pitcher than some of the others ahead of him but I don't trust him to be consistent. Go big or go home is one way to look at it and if that's your way, move Snell up 20 picks. I am a steady as we go guy and Snell is riskier than I feel good about .
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
He's no longer Ground Chuck, as the Astros and Rays were able to tap into the electric stuff that Morton has. It's hard to argue with the success that he's had over the past few seasons, but what hurts Morton - and fantasy managers - is that the breakout came late in his career. He's 35, and he said he "fully expects" to hang up his cleats at the end of his current contract. If he's the same pitcher as he has been the past few years, you're getting a steal here. But age and durability concerns have to be on your mind if you draft him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Morton only got better after leaving the Astros, setting career bests in innings pitched, ERA, WHIP, and strikeout percentage. Batters simply don't hit his curveball, which he throws more than a third of the time, and his fastball is nearly equally as effective. In a dynasty or keeper format, things may be different, as Morton speaks of retirement often. For this year, however, there is zero reason for concern.
Dan Harris - 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
Had the best season of his career in 2019. If he comes close to matching it his ADP will make him a big-time value
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Easy bounce-back candidate. Would've led baseball in swinging strike rate if he had the innings to qualify
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros