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Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Patrick Corbin (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
35 of 52 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 14
Best Rank# 7# 7
Worst Rank# 38# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 35
Best Rank# 36# 29
Worst Rank# 47# 53
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7579
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.393.83
WHIP1.181.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 20
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 11
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 13
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 14
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 7# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 13
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 20# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 20
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 13
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 13
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 13# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 12
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 14
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 13# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 19
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 14# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 26
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 9# 14
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 11# 15
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 10
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 12
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 13
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 13
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 11
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 16# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 12
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 17# 15
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 9
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 7
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 15
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2333
   
Games Started2333
   
Innings Pitched107.2202.1
   
Wins614
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96169
   
Earned Runs5173
   
Home Runs Allowed1424
   
Strikeouts147238
   
Walks4070
   
ERA4.293.25
   
WHIP1.271.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched59.871.1
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4866
   
Earned Runs2330
   
Home Runs Allowed79
   
Strikeouts7579
   
Walks2223
   
ERA3.393.83
   
WHIP1.181.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
News 
 Blake Snell pitched three innings on Friday in Baltimore, allowing three runs on four hits en route to a no-decision.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 1st
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed one earned run on two hits and no walks while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Saturday.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jul 27th
 Blake Snell said that he is expecting to pitch at least three innings on Friday, and could even go five innings 'depending on how it's going.'
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Jul 30th
Patrick Corbin threw 43 pitches in an intrasquad game on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
 Blake Snell lasted two scoreless innings on Sunday against Toronto, striking out five while allowing three hits and two walks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five or three innings in Thursday's Spring Training outing against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Thu, Mar 5th
 Blake Snell will be limited to two-to-four innings in Sunday’s matchup against the Blue Jays.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 26th
 
 Blake Snell (elbow) is scheduled to pitch on Tuesday, which lines him up to pitch in the Rays' third game of the season on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 19th
 
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
Strikeouts: they're addictive and why Corbin is higher on my list than maybe he deserves. His potential to get them. Nice schedule and park effects in the 60 game sprint structure of this season. Orioles, Mets, Marlins, Rays.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
Why is Patrick Corbin being underrated? Sure, his 2018 season raised eyebrows in a contract year, but he backed it up in 2019, which typically silences the critics. Instead, you're getting a safe - albeit with limited No. 1 upside potential - ace in the fifth round. Take it the value and run. Corbin allows you to either load up with hitters early on and have him as your fallback option, or he allows you to have two aces to give you a leg-up on your competition.
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
Corbin largely followed up on his breakout 2018 season with the Nationals last year, again reaching the 200-inning plateau and pitching to a low-3.00 ERA. He continued to lean heavily on his outstanding slider, against which batters hit just .158. His walk rate and strikeout rate rose and fell just a tad from his peak, a trend that fantasy owners can expect to continue. But Corbin's baseline is excellent and even with further slow decline in skills, he should be an outstanding starter for a fantasy rotation.
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
About as consistent as you can get. Tremendous option if you decide to go hitter-hitter or even hitter-hitter-hitter to start.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Has put up back-to-back seasons with 200 IP, 230+ strikeouts, and an ERA in the low 3s
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros