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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Blake Snell (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 9
Best Rank# 5# 6
Worst Rank# 377# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 42# 34
Best Rank# 36# 30
Worst Rank# 46# 48
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7567
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.373.54
WHIP1.171.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 16
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 15
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 15
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 15
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 15
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 10
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 12
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 7# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 8# 13
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 20
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 9# 11
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 11# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 6
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 7
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 7
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 7
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 20# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 377# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 10
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 10
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 10
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 11
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 15# 11
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 12
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 16# 12
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2329
   
Games Started2328
   
Innings Pitched107.2178.1
   
Wins616
   
Losses85
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96145
   
Earned Runs5161
   
Home Runs Allowed1428
   
Strikeouts147189
   
Walks4041
   
ERA4.293.08
   
WHIP1.271.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched59.966.8
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4860
   
Earned Runs2226
   
Home Runs Allowed710
   
Strikeouts7567
   
Walks2315
   
ERA3.373.54
   
WHIP1.171.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
News 
 Rays manager Kevin Cash says Blake Snell threw three innings an off-site workout on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Dave Roberts has confirmed that Clayton Kershaw will, again, be the Opening Day starter.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
 Rays manager Kevin Cash says Blake Snell (elbow) "looked awesome" in Tuesday's bullpen session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 1st
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Clayton Kershaw, Ross Stripling, and Alex Wood have all thrown three-inning simulated games.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
 Blake Snell (elbow) threw 15 fastballs off a mound on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 13th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says he doesn't anticipate starters going beyond four innings their first time through the rotation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 25th
 Blake Snell (elbow) has not been throwing off of a mound during the coronavirus pandemic.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 24th
Clayton Kershaw pitched four scoreless innings against the Tijuana Toros (a Mexican minor-league team) Monday, allowing three hits while striking out four.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Mar 10th
 Blake Snell does not believe it’s worth playing baseball in 2020, the risk of contracting COVID-19 is “just not worth it.”
Brad Camara
Thu, May 14th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced Clayton Kershaw will be the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
Notes 
 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
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
 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
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