Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Noah Syndergaard (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
46 of 59 experts
22%
Recommended by
13 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 11
Best Rank# 3# 2
Worst Rank# 16# 27
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 35
Best Rank# 27# 33
Worst Rank# 30# 38
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts216182
Wins1412
Saves00
ERA3.153.22
WHIP1.181.16
   
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# 10# 12
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 9
   
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USA Today
# 9# 10
   
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# 12# 27
   
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# 5# 21
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 8# 10
   
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# 7# 10
   
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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# 11# 14
   
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Fantrax
# 8# 10
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 8
   
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# 8# 11
   
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Pitcher List
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The Fantasy Fix
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Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
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Paul Sporer
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Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
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# 9# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
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# 9# 6
   
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# 10# 9
   
Nick Mariano
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# 11# 9
   
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# 11# 9
   
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Brandon Funston
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# 12# 8
   
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Beast Dome
# 14# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 7
   
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3125
   
Games Started3125
   
Innings Pitched181.1154.1
   
Wins2113
   
Losses54
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed112148
   
Earned Runs3852
   
Home Runs Allowed169
   
Strikeouts221155
   
Walks6439
   
ERA1.893.03
   
WHIP0.971.21
   
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3228
   
Games Started3228
   
Innings Pitched182.9174.1
   
Wins1412
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed145158
   
Earned Runs6462
   
Home Runs Allowed1915
   
Strikeouts216182
   
Walks7245
   
ERA3.153.22
   
WHIP1.181.16
   
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Noah Syndergaard
SP - NYM
Noah Syndergaard
News 
 Blake Snell (elbow) is scheduled to return on Tuesday versus the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed four earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 14th
 Blake Snell (elbow) is joining the Rays in California for their upcoming series against the Angels and Dodgers, MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed four earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five over five innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 9th
 Blake Snell is scheduled to throw two innings (or 30 pitches) for Triple-A Durham on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard tossed seven scoreless innings in Monday's win over the Washington Nationals, allowing three hits while striking out 10.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
 Blake Snell (elbow) will make a rehab start Saturday for Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 6th
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed nine earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out five over three innings in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs. The loss drops him to 9-7 on the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Aug 29th
 Blake Snell (elbow) is set to play catch Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Aug 12th
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard tossed six shutout innings in Thursday's rain-shortened win over the Cleveland Indians. He struck out five and allowed two hits.
Mike Maher
Fri, Aug 23rd
Notes 
 Snell may have posted the single greatest second half of any pitcher in the last 50 years with a 1.17 ERA, .155 BAA and 12.7 K/9. There is a chance he finishes as the #1 fantasy pitcher this season, but both Scherzer and Sale are safer bets because of their sustained reliability
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Thor has elite stuff without a doubt, but the numbers haven't quite made it to the top tier of pitchers. Rather, he has just one season with 170 strikeouts and has yet to win 15 games. You may argue that a Cy Young is right around the corner, but we've been saying that for three years now and it is starting to look like we have another Strasburg on our hands
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Snell experienced a massive breakout in 2018, establishing himself as a bonafide fantasy ace. It's fairly obvious that his 1.89 ERA is due for some regression, but the question is how much. He cut his walk rate, but it is still a bit higher than most of the top-tier starters, and his .241 BABIP allowed and 88 percent left-on-base percentage are highly unlikely to happen again. Pitching in the AL East also remain a tough assignment, although at least his home park is pitcher-friendly. Snell may see his ERA and WHIP rise to over 3.00 and 1.15, respectively, but he can still be a legit number one starter in 12-team mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
There is little doubt that Thor is a fantastic pitcher when healthy -- he has a 2.93 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 9.95 K/9 rate through 518 1/3 career innings. The issue, of course, is that Syndergaard has yet to reach 200 innings in a season, and has managed less than 155 innings in three of his four seasons in the Majors. As such, his value is very much format-dependent. He is significantly more valuable in a roto league with a low innings cap than he is in a points or categories league, and he's better suited to shallower leagues, where the replacement pitchers available on the waiver wire are better.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Snell is going to regress. That's not necessarily a cause for panic, as his ERA could rise a full run and remain a resounding 2.89. His control (9.1 BB%) is lacking for a top-tier ace, but Tampa Bay's southpaw also permitted the lowest contact rate (66.6%) of all qualified starters while sporting the fourth-best swinging-strike rate (15.1%). He could approach 240-250 strikeouts with an innings uptick, so don't flea as long as his price factors in some regression.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
The SP1 ceiling remains for Syndergaard, who registered a 3.03 ERA over 154.1 innings last year. Baseball's hardest-throwing starter submitted the lowest hard-hit rate (21.9%) and barrels per plate appearance (1.4%). His K/9 dropped nearly a run despite maintaining an elite 13.6% swinging-strike rate, so he could return to upper-echelon strikeout dominance. Although elite on a per-inning basis, he has never exceeded 183.1 frames in a single season. He's not durable enough to trust as a top-10 ace, but Thor could easily invade that territory by staying healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros