Who Should I Draft?

Jacob deGrom or Blake Snell (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
59 of 59 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 8
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 7# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 10# 28
Best Rank# 9# 27
Worst Rank# 13# 30
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts246216
Wins1514
Saves00
ERA2.733.15
WHIP1.051.18
   
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  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3231
   
Games Started3231
   
Innings Pitched217.1181.1
   
Wins1021
   
Losses95
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed152112
   
Earned Runs4138
   
Home Runs Allowed1016
   
Strikeouts269221
   
Walks4664
   
ERA1.701.89
   
WHIP0.910.97
   
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3132
   
Games Started3132
   
Innings Pitched207.4182.9
   
Wins1514
   
Losses98
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed167145
   
Earned Runs6364
   
Home Runs Allowed1919
   
Strikeouts246216
   
Walks5272
   
ERA2.733.15
   
WHIP1.051.18
   
  Jacob deGrom
SP - NYM
Jacob deGrom
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
News 
 Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed one earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out 11 over seven innings in Monday's win over the Diamondbacks. The win brings him to 9-8 on the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
Blake Snell did not factor into the decision against the Dodgers on Tuesday, pitching two perfect innings and striking out four.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Jake DeGrom allowed four runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out six through seven innings in Tuesday’s 11-10 loss to the Nationals. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
Blake Snell (elbow) is scheduled to return on Tuesday versus the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
 Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed four earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out seven over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the Cubs. The loss drops him to 8-8 on the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Aug 29th
Blake Snell (elbow) is joining the Rays in California for their upcoming series against the Angels and Dodgers, MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
 Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out 13 over seven innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Friday.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 24th
Blake Snell is scheduled to throw two innings (or 30 pitches) for Triple-A Durham on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
 Jacob deGrom allowed one earned run, while scattering three hits and two walks over seven innings to earn the win on Saturday against the Royals. He struck out five.
Mike Falconieri
Tue, Aug 20th
Blake Snell (elbow) will make a rehab start Saturday for Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 6th
Notes 
 deGrom was magical in 2018 and while there is a chance that continues into this season, we have to remember that the two prior seasons, he carried a 3.32 ERA with just 382 Ks and 22 wins. While that makes for a useful pitcher, the risk of him returning to that leaves him below Sale and Scherzer's tier
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 DeGrom was already a high-end starter, but he took his performance to another level in 2019, boosting his strikeout rate to over 11 Ks per nine, cutting his walk rate to less than two BBs per nine, and posting a ridiculous 1.70 ERA and 0.91 WHIP. He only won 10 games, but still produced just as much fantasy value as Max Scherzer. DeGrom's strikeout rate, while excellent, isn't on the same level as Scherzer or Chris Sale, and his ERA and WHIP can't help but creep up a bit this year. Don't pay for last season's stats, but deGrom should still be one of the first four pitchers taken in fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Because of his suffering, deGrom might have killed the win for good. He became the first qualified starter since 2015 to post an ERA (1.70) or FIP (1.99) below 2.00 and the first since Clayton Kershaw in 2014 to do both. He recorded 28 quality starts in 32 turns, but only won 10 games because wins and the Mets are bad. He'd be destined for better fortune even if backed up by a Double-A lineup, but the Mets have added Robinson Cano, Jed Lowrie, and Wilson Ramos to a now quality lineup. He closed the season with 24 straight quality starts, offering at least six strikeouts each time. His ERA will rise above 2.00, maybe even 2.50, but deGrom is a legitimate top-three ace who should pair 250 strikeouts with elite ratios, and probably more wins.
Andrew Gould - 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