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Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Tyler Glasnow (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
37 of 51 experts
27%
Recommended by
14 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 15
Best Rank# 8# 9
Worst Rank# 33# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 49
Best Rank# 36# 40
Worst Rank# 49# 54
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts188196
Wins1111
Saves00
ERA3.433.53
WHIP1.161.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 14# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 14# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 13# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 16# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 11# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 15
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 17
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 13# 15
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 12# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 19
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 13# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 14# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 13# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 12
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 16
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 9# 18
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 18# 19
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 15# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 12# 28
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 14# 16
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 16# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 10
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 14# 13
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 14
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 11
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 14
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 16# 13
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 17# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 33# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched50.257.0
   
Wins45
   
Losses21
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4243
   
Earned Runs1826
   
Home Runs Allowed1011
   
Strikeouts6391
   
Walks1822
   
ERA3.244.08
   
WHIP1.201.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2828
   
Games Started2828
   
Innings Pitched151.4150.1
   
Wins1111
   
Losses77
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed123118
   
Earned Runs5859
   
Home Runs Allowed1920
   
Strikeouts188196
   
Walks5355
   
ERA3.433.53
   
WHIP1.161.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
News 
 Blake Snell was placed on the injured list with a left adductor strain.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 16th
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
 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
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, according to ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Jul 31st
 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
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow) played light catch on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 15th
 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
The Rays transferred RHP Tyler Glasnow (elbow) to the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 17th
 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
Rays RHP Tyler Glasnow (elbow) underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed a partial UCL tear as well as a flexor strain. He was placed on the 10-day injured list with no timetable for a return.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 15th
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
Glasnow is really a fascinating case study. He followed up an incredible 60-inning stretch in 2019 (1.78 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 33% strikeout rate) with a bit of a step back last year (4.08 ERA and 1.13 WHIP). But his xFIP in 2020 (2.75) was actually lower than in 2019 (2.94), and his strikeout rate jumped to a whopping 38.2%. The real issue for Glasnow is that he's a two-pitch pitcher, and although both his fastball and curveball are outstanding, they need to be superb at all times for him to have a dominant season. And last year, they were both just a bit worse than the season prior, particularly his fastball. With enormous strikeout upside and a spot in the rotation of one of the best and most pitching-savvy teams in the Rays, Glasnow makes a fine SP2 for a fantasy team. But his injury history, and his lack of a third pitch, make him a bit riskier than others going in his range.
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
Glasnow is a classic risk-reward fantasy selection where he's being drafted. A prominent strikeout artist, he has completed six full innings in just 9-of-23 regular season starts since joining the Rays. A two-pitch pitcher, Glasnow is literally un-hittable when he's "on." However, when you have just two pitches, batters can more easily guess what's coming. This is what led to the 27-year-old giving up 11 homers in 2020. The strikeouts are nice but it feels like there's too much potential downside when considering his current ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros