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Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Josh Hader (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
48 of 51 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 18
Best Rank# 8# 12
Worst Rank# 33# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 54
Best Rank# 36# 51
Worst Rank# 49# 61
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts188104
Wins114
Saves030
ERA3.432.91
WHIP1.160.98
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 14# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 16
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 17
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 14# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 24
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 14# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 13# 15
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 16# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 20
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 19
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 16# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 21
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 13# 18
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 17# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 17
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 13# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 14# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 16
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 13# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 19
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 16# 26
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 19
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 9# 19
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 18# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 23
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 18
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 12# 19
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 14# 20
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 17# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 16
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 22
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 33# 12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1121
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched50.219.1
   
Wins41
   
Losses22
   
Saves013
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed428
   
Earned Runs188
   
Home Runs Allowed103
   
Strikeouts6331
   
Walks1810
   
ERA3.243.79
   
WHIP1.200.95
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2862
   
Games Started280
   
Innings Pitched151.464.6
   
Wins114
   
Losses73
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves07
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed12339
   
Earned Runs5821
   
Home Runs Allowed199
   
Strikeouts188104
   
Walks5324
   
ERA3.432.91
   
WHIP1.160.98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Josh Hader
RP - MIL
Josh Hader
News 
 Blake Snell was placed on the injured list with a left adductor strain.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 16th
Josh Hader picked up another save Saturday against the Cubs, allowing one hit, walking one, and striking out two.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 19th
 Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell left Sunday's game with tightness in his left adductor. He left after 11 pitches with a clean 2/3 innings pitched
Corbin Young
Sun, Sep 12th
Josh Hader picked up save 32 Friday against the Cubs, allowing one hit and striking out one in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 18th
 Blake Snell pitched a masterful game, not allowing a single base runner for the first six innings. He then gave up a two walks and a hit in the seventh to lose not only the perfect game but also the no-hitter.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 8th
Josh Hader earned the save Saturday against Cleveland, striking out two in one inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
 Blake Snell went seven innings on Tuesday, allowing just two walks while striking out 10 batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 1st
Josh Hader earned the save Wednesday against the Phillies, walking two in a scoreless inning.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 9th
 Blake Snell finished the day pitching 7.2 innings, only allowing one earned run on three hits while tallying up 10 strikeouts.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Aug 26th
Josh Hader picked up the save Wednesday against the Giants, walking one and striking out three in a scoreless inning.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 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
Hader wasn't quite as dominant as he had been the previous two years, largely due to a spike in walk rate and the slightest of declines in strikeout rate. But he still tallied 13 saves, third-best in baseball, and had a miniscule 0.95 WHIP. If you parse it closely, it was just a bizarre season for Hader, who didn't give up a run through his first nine appearances, but subsequently allowed four runs in an inning. He walked five batters in a game, but didn't allow a single walk in any game after that, a span of 11 appearances. In other words, there seems to be a lot of noise in Hader's "decline," which likely would have been ironed out over the course of a full season. Draft him as the top closer off the board with few concerns.
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