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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Blake Snell (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
26 of 50 experts
48%
Recommended by
24 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 11
Best Rank# 2# 7
Worst Rank# 24# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 43
Best Rank# 30# 36
Worst Rank# 47# 47
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6775
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.623.39
WHIP1.141.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 15
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 16# 38
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 2# 8
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 15
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 11
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 14
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 20
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 11# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 12# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 15
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 13
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 17
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 9# 14
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 21
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 12# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 10# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 8# 7
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 11# 9
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 9
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 11# 10
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 9
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 10
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 11
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 13# 11
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 10
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 9
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 10
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 15
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 20# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 24# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2923
   
Games Started2823
   
Innings Pitched178.1107.2
   
Wins166
   
Losses58
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed14596
   
Earned Runs6151
   
Home Runs Allowed2814
   
Strikeouts189147
   
Walks4140
   
ERA3.084.29
   
WHIP1.041.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched67.359.8
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6148
   
Earned Runs2723
   
Home Runs Allowed107
   
Strikeouts6775
   
Walks1622
   
ERA3.623.39
   
WHIP1.141.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
News 
 Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits with eight strikeouts and one walk across six innings in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 21st
Blake Snell allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out nine over four 2/3 innings during Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 22nd
 The Dodgers announced LHP Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the 2020 World Series, which begins on Tuesday evening against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
Blake Snell named the Rays’ Game 2 starter of the World Series against the Dodgers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 19th
 Clayton Kershaw took the loss on Thursday when he surrendered four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk in the Dodgers 10-2 loss to the Braves in Game 4 of the NLCS.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 16th
Blake Snell allowed two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four across four innings during Friday's 7-4 loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 17th
 Clayton Kershaw, who was scratched prior to his scheduled start on Tuesday due to back spasms, will start Game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday, according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 14th
Blake Snell will start Friday in Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says "the likelihood is very good" that Clayton Kershaw (back) still pitches in the NLCS.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 13th
Blake Snell allowed one run on six hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings during Sunday's 2-1 win in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 12th
Notes 
 Durability is an issue that concerns me less in 60 games than it might if we were in 162, but he isn't an Ace any more. He gets hurt too much and a DL/IL stint is a killer in a 9 week season.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 Kershaw silenced the decline talks last year after he put up another good season with an improved SwStr%. In quality starts leagues, he was money for managers, as he consistently went six and seven innings in his starts. He's had to change who he is as a pitcher, as the velocity just isn't there, which gives him little margin for error. He's worth taking still, but he's more of an SP2 at this point.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
Dan Harris - 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
 No longer an ace but the price to draft him is reasonable. Can expect wins playing for the Dodgers, which can be tough for SPs to find
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Easy bounce-back candidate. Would've led baseball in swinging strike rate if he had the innings to qualify
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros