Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Trevor Bauer (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Trevor Bauer
SP - CLE
Trevor Bauer
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 10
Best Rank# 3# 1
Worst Rank# 16# 17
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 31
Best Rank# 27# 30
Worst Rank# 30# 46
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts216218
Wins1414
Saves00
ERA3.153.33
WHIP1.181.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 12# 15
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 15
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 7# 8
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 7# 10
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 8
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 11
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 5# 9
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 11# 14
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 7# 9
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 17
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 9# 10
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 6# 8
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 3# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 11
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 11
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 7# 11
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 9# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 11
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 9
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 11
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 17
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 9# 10
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 8# 10
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 10
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 6# 7
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 8
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 9
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 6# 8
   
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Fantrax
# 8# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 10
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 5# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 9
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 8# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 5
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 7
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 9# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 7
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 8
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 10# 9
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 10# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 11# 5
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 11# 9
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 1
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 11
   
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Trevor Bauer
SP - CLE
Trevor Bauer
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3128
   
Games Started3127
   
Innings Pitched181.1175.1
   
Wins2112
   
Losses56
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed112134
   
Earned Runs3843
   
Home Runs Allowed169
   
Strikeouts221221
   
Walks6457
   
ERA1.892.21
   
WHIP0.971.09
   
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Trevor Bauer
SP - CLE
Trevor Bauer
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3231
   
Games Started3230
   
Innings Pitched182.9187.0
   
Wins1414
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed145160
   
Earned Runs6469
   
Home Runs Allowed1919
   
Strikeouts216218
   
Walks7262
   
ERA3.153.33
   
WHIP1.181.19
   
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Trevor Bauer
SP - CLE
Trevor Bauer
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
Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer pitched a complete game shutout in an 8-0 win over the Tigers on Sunday. Bauer struck out eight and allowed just four baserunners in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer was excellent in a 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday. Bauer held Cincinnati to one run over 7 2/3 innings while striking out six and walking five.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer gave up three homers in a 5-4 loss to the Twins on Thursday. Bauer went eight innings, giving up five runs and striking out seven.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer was let down by his defense in a 6-1 loss to the White Sox on Friday. Bauer allowed six runs, but only two earned runs, in seven innings. He struck out eight in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
 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
Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer pitched well in a 6-3 loss to the Rays on Sunday. Bauer allowed four runs (three earned) in six innings of work. He struck out eight and allowed just five hits.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, May 27th
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
Prior to an injury in the second half, Bauer was among the top pitchers in baseball. He still struck out 221 batters in 175 innings, but with health, those numbers could easily climb to 270 in 215 innings
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
Bauer took a big step forward as a pitcher in 2017, and then last year he finally put it all together and performed like an ace. The big increase in his strikeout rate over the last two seasons is the biggest ingredient in his success, but he was also somewhat fortunate in terms of his home run rate last year after being unlucky in that regard the previous season. His walk rate is still a bit high, and he is a little risky just based on the fact that he had never produced a sub-4.00 ERA or sub-1.30 WHIP before last year, but the skills are certainly there for another strong season.
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
A viable Cy Young Award contender before suffering a stress fracture in his right fibula, Bauer boasted a 2.21 ERA and 221 strikeouts over 175.1 spectacular frames. Only Jacob deGrom bested him in FIP (2.44), and he leaned more on a slider that yielded a -8 wRC+. If the injury depresses his value, pounce on a top-10 stud.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros