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Who Should I Draft?

Stephen Strasburg or Blake Snell (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 12
Best Rank# 5# 5
Worst Rank# 15# 377
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 41
Best Rank# 20# 36
Worst Rank# 26# 49
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8076
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.613.36
WHIP1.151.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 17
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 8
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 14
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 6# 8
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 5# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 15
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 8# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 8# 9
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 377
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 6# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 9# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 15
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 6# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 10
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 10
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 7
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 7# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 9# 21
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 7# 9
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 6# 11
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 9# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 15
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 5
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 10# 9
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3323
   
Games Started3323
   
Innings Pitched209.2107.2
   
Wins186
   
Losses68
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed16196
   
Earned Runs7751
   
Home Runs Allowed2414
   
Strikeouts251147
   
Walks5640
   
ERA3.324.29
   
WHIP1.041.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched70.761.1
   
Wins55
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6149
   
Earned Runs2823
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts8076
   
Walks2023
   
ERA3.613.36
   
WHIP1.151.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
News 
 Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg allowed one earned run on two hits and no walks while striking out four in Wednesday's matchup against the Houston Astros.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 11th
Rays manager Kevin Cash says Blake Snell (elbow) "looked awesome" in Tuesday's bullpen session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 1st
  Blake Snell (elbow) threw 15 fastballs off a mound on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 13th
  Blake Snell (elbow) has not been throwing off of a mound during the coronavirus pandemic.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 24th
  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
  Blake Snell (elbow) says he will be ready for the start of the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 21st
Notes 
 Strasburg is coming off of a year where he threw 209 regular season innings on top of 36 innings in the playoffs, so he has the workload carryover concern for 2020. In 2014, Strasburg threw 215 innings, and he followed it up with 127 in the next season, so the shortened season should help him out this year. Add to the workload and injury concerns that his 2019 velocity and movement most resembled that of Pablo Lopez, Jake Arrieta, Jorge Lopez, and Tyler Mahle. Strasburg is a top-12 pitcher still, yes, but you should look to pair another higher-end SP with him as insurance.
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
 Strasburg reached the 200-inning plateau for the second time in his career, and set a career high in wins with 18. Other than staying completely healthy, however, his numbers looked pretty much as they always have - just below the truly elite pitchers, but worthy of coming from your ace. Don't be sucked in by his magical postseason (1.98 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). Draft Strasburg as a top-10 pitcher, but expect his usual low-3.00 ERA and solid all around numbers.
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