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Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Chris Paddack (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
34 of 43 experts
21%
Recommended by
9 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 16
Best Rank# 5# 10
Worst Rank# 377# 372
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 42# 53
Best Rank# 36# 49
Worst Rank# 47# 61
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7565
Wins54
Saves00
ERA3.373.80
WHIP1.181.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 16
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 10
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 20# 22
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 18
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 16# 18
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 19
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 7# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 8# 16
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 19
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 9# 20
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 11# 29
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 19
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 15# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 10
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 14
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 11
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 377# 372
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2326
   
Games Started2326
   
Innings Pitched107.2141.3
   
Wins69
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96107
   
Earned Runs5152
   
Home Runs Allowed1423
   
Strikeouts147153
   
Walks4031
   
ERA4.293.33
   
WHIP1.270.98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched59.961.2
   
Wins54
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4854
   
Earned Runs2226
   
Home Runs Allowed79
   
Strikeouts7565
   
Walks2315
   
ERA3.373.80
   
WHIP1.181.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
News 
 Rays manager Kevin Cash says Blake Snell (elbow) "looked awesome" in Tuesday's bullpen session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 1st
Chris Paddack allowed four earned runs on six hits in four innings of work in Sunday's 6-0 loss to Chicago
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Mon, Mar 9th
 Blake Snell (elbow) threw 15 fastballs off a mound on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 13th
Chris Paddack allowed no runs on two hits and a walk in three innings in Monday's start against the White Sox. He struck out one.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 3rd
 Blake Snell (elbow) has not been throwing off of a mound during the coronavirus pandemic.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 24th
Chris Paddack is focusing on honing his curveball this spring.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Feb 29th
 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
Chris Paddack pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut Wednesday against the Indians, allowing one hit and striking out three.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Feb 26th
 Blake Snell (elbow) says he will be ready for the start of the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 21st
 
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
The Padres actually managed to have Chris Paddack on an innings limit that didn't totally drive fantasy managers mad. He showed that he could hold up over the course of a full season, and he more than performed to the lofty expectations that were thrust upon him when he made the Padres Opening Day roster. Paddack is working on developing his curveball, and if he's able to throw that with more regularity, he's going to have three plus-pitches. We haven't even begun to see his upside."
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
Paddack earned his "biggest spring training breakout" award with an outstanding season, albeit one capped with an innings limit. The reins should be taken off a bit this year, which should allow Paddack to remain in a groove and build on his outstanding 2019 numbers. His fastball and changeup are simpy elite, and if he can continue to refine his curveball, he could develop into a true fantasy ace.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros