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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Clevinger or Blake Snell (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
24 of 43 experts
44%
Recommended by
19 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 12
Best Rank# 4# 5
Worst Rank# 378# 377
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 42
Best Rank# 29# 36
Worst Rank# 51# 47
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7875
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.453.37
WHIP1.181.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 13# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 25
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 7# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 15
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 8# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 12
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 21
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 7# 11
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 8
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 10
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 11
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 10
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 5
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 10
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 7
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 20# 15
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 10
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 378# 377
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2123
   
Games Started2123
   
Innings Pitched126.0107.2
   
Wins136
   
Losses48
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed9696
   
Earned Runs3851
   
Home Runs Allowed1014
   
Strikeouts169147
   
Walks3740
   
ERA2.714.29
   
WHIP1.061.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched65.059.9
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5448
   
Earned Runs2522
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts7875
   
Walks2223
   
ERA3.453.37
   
WHIP1.181.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
News 
 Indians pitching coach Carl Willis says Mike Clevinger (knee) has been able to field his position during summer camp.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
Rays manager Kevin Cash says Blake Snell threw three innings an off-site workout on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
 Mike Clevinger (knee) is "doing well," per Indians' manager Terry Francona.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 16th
Rays manager Kevin Cash says Blake Snell (elbow) "looked awesome" in Tuesday's bullpen session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 1st
 Mike Clevinger (knee) threw a bullpen session on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
Blake Snell (elbow) threw 15 fastballs off a mound on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 13th
 Mike Clevinger (knee) threw from 150 feet on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Blake Snell (elbow) has not been throwing off of a mound during the coronavirus pandemic.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 24th
 The Indians announced Friday that Mike Clevinger (knee) is expected to return to Major League game activity in six to eight weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 14th
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
Notes 
 As Frank Stampfl pointed out on Twitter, in 16 starts from July 2 to September 24, Clevinger put up the following numbers: a 1.76 ERA, 2.98 xFIP, 1.02 WHIP, 11.82 K/9, 2.21 BB/9, 15.4% SwStr, 66.9% F-strike, and 32.2% O-swing. That's an ace, and that's what Clevinger was being drafted as ... until he got hurt ... again. It's up to you as a fantasy manager to decide if the high ceiling is worth the low floor (hurt) or not.
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
 Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
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
 One of my favorite pitchers in the league, but beginning the season hurt is never a good thing as you never know if and when he will be back healthy. Risky pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy