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Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Pete Alonso (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Pete Alonso
1B,DH - NYM
Pete Alonso
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
36 of 56 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 46
Best Rank# 23# 27
Worst Rank# 98# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 46
Best Rank# 36# 43
Worst Rank# 49# 53
   
Projections 
   
Runs90
Home Runs1942
RBI105
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.250
Strikeouts188166
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.43
WHIP1.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 44# 49
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 31
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 45# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 50
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 43# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 48
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 47# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 50# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 52# 54
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 50
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 49# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 49
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 41# 49
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 46# 54
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 42
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 40# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 46
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 46# 49
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 46# 53
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 45# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 51
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 57
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 48# 53
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 27# 39
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 48# 60
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 58
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 46# 47
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 34# 50
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 46# 48
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 50# 57
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 55# 56
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 37# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 44
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 48# 46
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 48# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 47
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 47
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 51# 46
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 53# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 48
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 48
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 60# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 83# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 98# 79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Pete Alonso
1B,DH - NYM
Pete Alonso
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs31
   
Home Runs1016
   
RBI35
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.231
   
Strikeouts6361
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.24
   
WHIP1.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Pete Alonso
1B,DH - NYM
Pete Alonso
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs90
   
Home Runs1942
   
RBI105
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.250
   
Strikeouts188166
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.43
   
WHIP1.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Pete Alonso
1B,DH - NYM
Pete Alonso
News 
 Blake Snell was placed on the injured list with a left adductor strain.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 16th
Pete Alonso went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Mets 12-5 loss Wednesday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Thu, Sep 23rd
 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
Pete Alonso went 0-for-3 with one walk, and one strikeout in the Mets win on Sunday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
 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
Pete Alonso went 2-for-4 with two runs, three RBIs, one walk, and two homers as the Mets beat the Marlins 9-4 Tuesday. They're one game over .500 and only 3.5 back of the second wildcard.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 8th
 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
Pete Alonso went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, but the Mets lost 4-3 Monday. They're 69-69 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 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
Pete Alonso went 2-for-4 with one run scored, one strikeout, one single, one home run, and two RBIs. However, the Mets lost 3-2 and are now 61-66 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Aug 27th
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
Alonso didn't quite follow up his incredible 2019 season last year, but he certainly wasn't terrible. The vast majority of his underlying statcast data and metrics looked similar, and he mostly just didn't make quite as consistently hard contact as he did the previous year. Alonso is never going to help you in batting average, but you should expect 40 home runs and 100 RBI this year and for the foreseeable future. With such a high floor, Alonso makes a more than adequate starting first baseman 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
As good a bet as anyone to lead the majors in homeruns, Alonso is a very, very solid 1B option. May not fit the build for every team, but he is someone you build around in your draft.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy