Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays

Age: 27 (December 4, 1992) | 6' 4" | 200lbs. | Throws: Left P-31
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TAM AAA 2016 3 5 0 0 12 12 63.0 56 4 28 90 3.29 1.33 1.21 4.0 12.9 .372 n/a
TAM AL 2016 6 8 0 0 19 19 89.0 93 5 51 98 3.54 1.62 1.42 5.2 9.9 .365 37/27/36 0 4
TAM AAA 2017 5 0 0 0 7 7 44.0 43 5 15 61 2.66 1.32 1.32 3.1 12.5 .376 n/a
TAM AL 2017 5 7 0 0 24 24 129.0 113 15 59 119 4.05 1.33 1.28 4.1 8.3 .286 44/18/38 4 7
TAM AL 2018 21 5 0 0 31 31 180.1 112 16 64 221 1.90 0.98 0.93 3.2 11.0 .250 45/19/36 44 39
TAM AL 2019 6 8 0 0 23 23 107.0 96 14 40 147 4.29 1.27 1.28 3.4 12.4 .346 39/25/36 6 10
TAM AL 2020 4 2 0 0 11 11 50.0 42 10 18 63 3.24 1.20 1.32 3.2 11.3 .291 49/23/28 7 7
Career 5yrs 42 30 0 0 108 108 555.1 456 60 232 648 3.24 1.24 1.19 3.8 10.5 .301 n/a
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Snell flopped, Brosseau flopped, Castillo flopped... pressure's on.

Alex Patton Alex

The pressure is still on the Astros, right?

Sure, sure, but if perchance they lose today...

Here's J.P. Been at BP:

One Big Thing

Both Snell and Valdez threw the ball well in their most recent matchup. Snell tossed five one-run innings, while Valdez gave up two runs in six frames. There were small warts for each: Snell only struck out two, and Valdez walked four. Overall, though, these lefties should take the mound on Friday with plenty of confidence, given their successes in this series and throughout the postseason.

It’s impossible to ignore, however, that the Rays have been significantly better against lefties in 2020. That offensive gap is driven by lefty-mashers like Michael Brosseau. The utility man hit .333/.383/.738 against southpaws in the regular season and already has a home run in the playoffs. Brosseau went 0-for-3 with a HBP in his first go-round against Valdez (that hit-by-pitch was by Blake Taylor). Still, he’ll be one of the primary threats for Tampa on Friday.

https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/62582/rays-astros-snell-valdez-alcs-game-6-mlb-playoff-prospectus/

Alex Patton Alex

Not in the photo: Shane Bieber.


Gleyber TorresJosh NaylorBrett GardnerLucas GiolitoBlake Snell

Yesterday's Top Performers

Pitchers:

Lucas Giolito* (CHW): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 76 GmSc

Blake Snell* (TBR): 5.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 9 K, 74 GmSc

Gerrit Cole (NYY): 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 13 K, 70 GmSc

Kenta Maeda (MIN): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 65 GmSc

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 30

The most lopsided matchup today would seem to be Blake Snell vs. Robbie Ray in the Thunderless Dome.

The Rays were 20-9 at home. The Blue Jays were 15-19 out of the cozy confines of their home away from home.

But the biggest edge would seem to be the starting pitchers. Robbie Ray?

That's what I'm seeing. Although the starting lineup isn't confirmed.

The fact that the Blue Jays are still playing is one of the most delightful outcomes of the expanded playoffs.

One of the few, I should say. I really, really hope Manfred and the owners don't make this a thing. It's almost inevitable that I will be disappointed. 

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 29

Will B-R keep its OOTP going after the real boys take the field (if they do)?

Through July 12, Snell has a 3.21 ERA and eight wins in 17 starts. In 106.2 IP he's fanned 140. But the Rays are only 49-48, trailing the Yankees by 11 games.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 13

Snell, ready to go????

To Rotowire from B.S.  Yes, those are his initials, c'mon Brah!

“I’M SORRY YOU GUYS THINK DIFFERENTLY, BUT THE RISK IS WAY THE HELL HIGHER AND THE AMOUNT OF MONEY I’M MAKING IS WAY LOWER,” SNELL SAID. “WHY WOULD I THINK ABOUT DOING THAT? Y’ALL GOTTA UNDERSTAND, MAN, FOR ME TO GO — FOR ME TO TAKE A PAY CUT IS NOT HAPPENING, BECAUSE THE RISK IS THROUGH THE ROOF. IT’S A SHORTER SEASON, LESS PAY.”

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Jun 13

Blake Snell (P) TB - Jun. 12

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=741333

Snell threw 15 fastballs during a bullpen session Friday, marking the first time he's thrown off a mound since mid-March, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: There's no word of a snag with Snell's session, so his throwing program seems to be going on without a hitch. Barring a setback of some kind, Snell should be available for the start of the 2020 season, when or if it commences. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 13

Blake Snell (P) TB - Jun. 05

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=741142

Snell is throwing 4-to-5 times per week while spring training is suspended and will begin throwing off a mound next week, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Snell has continued to throw since play was suspended, but he recently increased his throwing program ahead of a potential return. His return to mound throwing will mark the first time that he's thrown off a mound since spring training, but it appears as though the southpaw is fully healthy despite suffering a left elbow injury in late February.

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Alex Patton Alex
Jun 6