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
79%
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
21%
Recommended by
12 of 56 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
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 8
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 12
   
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Going For 2
# 7# 11
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 7# 12
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 27
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 5# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 11
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 7# 10
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 9# 14
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 6# 10
   
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CBS Sports
# 3# 9
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 19
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 9# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 20
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 10# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 15
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 8# 12
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 11
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 18
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 10
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 9# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 9
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 13
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 13
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 6# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 11
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 14
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 6# 11
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 11# 14
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 11
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 5# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 10
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 7# 2
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 8# 5
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 6
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 9# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 6
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 10# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 11# 9
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 9
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 11# 9
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 12# 8
   
Muntradamus
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 allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits with three strikeouts and four walks across 3 1/3 innings during a no-decision against the Angels on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Noah Syndergaard (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 16th
 Blake Snell pitched six innings of one-run ball giving up five hits and walking one while striking out seven batters in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard left Saturday's start against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning with what appears to be a hamstring injury.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 Blake Snell (3-5) took the loss Tuesday versus the Tigers by allowing six runs on seven hits across 4 1/3 innings. He struck out eight and walked two.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
Noah Syndergaard (illness) is expected to make his regularly scheduled start this Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 13th
 Blake Snell allowed two runs on six hits and two walks across six innings during Wednesday's extra-inning win over the Blue Jays. He struck out five but did not factor in the decision.
John Aubin
Thu, May 30th
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard tossed seven scoreless innings in a win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out seven.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
 Blake Snell gave up one run on four hits and three walks while striking out seven over 6 2/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Indians.
John Aubin
Sat, May 25th
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed three earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 5th
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