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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 - SD
Mike Clevinger
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
36 of 50 experts
28%
Recommended by
14 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 11
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 33# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 43
Best Rank# 27# 36
Worst Rank# 48# 47
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7775
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.523.39
WHIP1.181.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 15
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 11
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 8# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 14
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 13# 20
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 3# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 15
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 9
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 11
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 10
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 17
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 6# 14
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 21
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 7# 11
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 6# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 8
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 9
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 11
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 10
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 10
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 19# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 10
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 23# 17
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
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 - SD
Mike Clevinger
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched64.859.8
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5448
   
Earned Runs2523
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts7775
   
Walks2222
   
ERA3.523.39
   
WHIP1.181.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Clevinger
SP - SD
Mike Clevinger
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
News 
 Padres’ GM A.J. Preller said that he doesn’t expect Mike Clevinger (elbow) to require offseason surgery.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 14th
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 Padres removed Mike Clevinger (elbow) from their NLDS roster.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 7th
Blake Snell named the Rays’ Game 2 starter of the World Series against the Dodgers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 19th
 After being removed from Tuesday's NLDS start against the Dodgers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Mike Clevinger's elbow inflammation will sideline him once more in the 2020 season.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Oct 7th
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
 Padres ace Mike Clevinger was removed from Tuesday's NLDS start against the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 6th
Blake Snell will start Friday in Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
 Mike Clevinger (elbow) is scheduled to start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 6th
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 
 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
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
 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
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
 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
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
 Injury concerns but has potential to be overall SP1 this year
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