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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Blake Snell (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
5 of 9 experts
44%
Recommended by
4 of 9 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 53
Best Rank# 36# 29
Worst Rank# 103# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 49# 79
Best Rank# 47# 71
Worst Rank# 50# 89
   
Projections 
   
Runs86
Home Runs2029
RBI92
Stolen Bases13
Batting Avg.260
Strikeouts190178
Wins12
Saves0
ERA3.52
WHIP1.21
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 46# 55
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 47# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 69
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 36# 71
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 44# 65
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 77# 29
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 56# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 103# 55
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 92# 58
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs27
   
Home Runs108
   
RBI24
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.203
   
Strikeouts6375
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.24
   
WHIP1.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs86
   
Home Runs2029
   
RBI92
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Batting Avg.260
   
Strikeouts190178
   
Wins12
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.52
   
WHIP1.21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
News 
  Javier Baez and the Cubs agreed to a one-year, $11.65 million deal to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 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
 
 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 - BettingPros