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Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or George Springer (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
29 of 55 experts
47%
Recommended by
26 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 48
Best Rank# 23# 24
Worst Rank# 98# 101
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 50
Best Rank# 36# 44
Worst Rank# 49# 52
   
Projections 
   
Runs100
Home Runs1934
RBI91
Stolen Bases6
Batting Avg.275
Strikeouts188122
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.43
WHIP1.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 37# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 44# 47
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 78
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 45# 56
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 57
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 43# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 47
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 49# 68
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 51# 56
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 55
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 41# 48
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 101
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 40# 63
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 77
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 46# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 45# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 49
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 48# 60
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 27# 42
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 48# 51
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 48
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 34# 82
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 46# 83
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 46# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 46# 45
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 47# 44
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 48# 43
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 48# 42
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 44
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 46
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 50# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 50# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 50
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 52# 45
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 53# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 51
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 55# 45
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 47
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 42
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 60# 51
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64# 52
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 83# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 98# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs37
   
Home Runs1014
   
RBI32
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.259
   
Strikeouts6338
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.24
   
WHIP1.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs100
   
Home Runs1934
   
RBI91
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.275
   
Strikeouts188122
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.43
   
WHIP1.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
News 
 Blake Snell gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Giants on Saturday. Snell struck out 6 and walked 3 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Sun, May 2nd
The Blue Jays placed OF George Springer (quad) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a right quadriceps strain.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 5th
 Blake Snell gave up 2 earned runs in 5.1 innings pitched in the Padres' loss to the Dodgers on Saturday. Snell struck out 7 and walked 2 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Sun, Apr 25th
Blue Jays outfielder and major offseason signee George Springer is out of the lineup for a third straight day as he deals with an ailing quad. He was sent for an MRI on Wednesday and will be re-evaluated once his results are in.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 5th
 Blake Snell gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Dodgers on Sunday. Snell struck out 7 in the outing and walked 2.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 19th
Blue Jays OF George Spriner (quad) is once again absent from Tuesday's lineup.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
 Blake Snell pitched 2/3 of an inning and gave up 3 earned runs in the Padres' loss to the Pirates on Tuesday. Snell struck out 1 and walked 2 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Apr 14th
George Springer not appearing in the lineup just three games into his Blue Jays career put some worry into fantasy gamers, but manager Charlie Montoyo has explained it was a "planned rest day" for the outfielder.
Ethan Biddle
Mon, May 3rd
 Blake Snell gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings pitched in the Padres' loss to the Giants on Wednesday. Snell struck out 8 in the outing and walked 4.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Apr 7th
George Springer went 2-for-5 at the plate with two home runs and three RBI in the 6-5 win over Atlanta on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, May 2nd
Notes 
 Snell moves to the Padres fresh off a solid year, in which he pitched to a 3.24 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP, with a memorable early exit in the World Series. Snell has a checkered injury history and has pitched just 157 innings over the past two years, so don't expect him to be a big innings-eater in 2021. And, although he'll escape the dreaded AL East, he'll get a downgrade in park and defense, which largely makes the move a neutral one. All that said, Snell has plenty of talent as he's shown throughout his career, and should be able to pile up wins and strikeouts pitching for a strong Padres team. Draft him as an SP2 with upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Springer is dealing with a grade-2 oblique strain, and his status is in doubt for Opening Day, though the injury is not expected to keep him out for very long. When healthy, he's a dynamic player. Springer's batting average fell off a tad last year, but once he was past his wrist injury, he was explosive, batting .316 with a 1.033 OPS over the final month of the season. His expected statistics were excellent, as he ranked in the top eight percent of the league in xBA, xSLG, and xWOBA. Now with the Blue Jays and an extreme hitter's park (wherever the Blue Jay play this year), he should once again be in line for a stellar year. Home runs and runs scored should again be plentiful, making Springer a rock solid second outfielder in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Blake Snell made 16 starts in 2020, including the playoffs, and didn't finish six innings in any of them. In fact, the lefty hasn't completed six innings since July 21st, 2019. This is a killer for fantasy leagues that use quality starts as a category, but Snell still has the skills to be useful for fantasy purposes. If he had the innings to qualify then Snell would have the second-best swinging strike rate among starters since the beginning of '19. Perhaps the Padres will allow him to pitch deeper into starts. This could be a case of efficiency meeting added volume, which usually equates to fantasy goodness.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros