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Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Chris Sale (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
45 of 50 experts
10%
Recommended by
5 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11
Best Rank# 7
Worst Rank# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43
Best Rank# 36
Worst Rank# 47
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7527
Wins52
Saves00
ERA3.394.65
WHIP1.181.39
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 14# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 69
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 20# 69
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 11
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 10
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 14
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 9# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 18
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 17# 58
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 8
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 9
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 11# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2325
   
Games Started2325
   
Innings Pitched107.2147.0
   
Wins66
   
Losses811
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96123
   
Earned Runs5172
   
Home Runs Allowed1424
   
Strikeouts147218
   
Walks4037
   
ERA4.294.40
   
WHIP1.271.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played115
   
Games Started115
   
Innings Pitched59.820.3
   
Wins52
   
Losses31
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4824
   
Earned Runs2311
   
Home Runs Allowed77
   
Strikeouts7527
   
Walks224
   
ERA3.394.65
   
WHIP1.181.39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Chris Sale
SP - BOS
Chris Sale
News 
 Blake Snell allowed one run on two hits and no walks while striking out nine over five 1/3 innings during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 28th
Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke says Chris Sale (elbow) has started his throwing program and that his arm feels great.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
 Blake Snell allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out nine over four 2/3 innings during Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 22nd
Chris Sale (elbow) began a throwing program last week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 12th
 Blake Snell named the Rays’ Game 2 starter of the World Series against the Dodgers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 19th
Chris Sale (elbow) is expected to resume throwing in two or three weeks, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 13th
 Blake Snell allowed two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four across four innings during Friday's 7-4 loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 17th
The Red Sox have placed LHP Chris Sale on the 60-day injured list.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jun 28th
 Blake Snell will start Friday in Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
Chris Sale (elbow) told reporters that he will be out of his arm cast on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 7th
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
Struck out a whopping 218 hitters in just 147 1/3 innings last year. Also had a 4.40 ERA but a 2.93 xFIP
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 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
 
 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
 
 Easy bounce-back candidate. Would've led baseball in swinging strike rate if he had the innings to qualify
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros