Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays

Age: 26 (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 A+ 2015 3 0 0 0 4 2 21.0 10 0 11 27 0.00 1.00 0.74 4.7 11.6 .237 n/a
TAM AA 2015 6 2 0 0 12 12 68.2 45 5 29 79 1.57 1.08 0.98 3.8 10.4 .259 n/a
TAM AAA 2015 6 2 0 0 9 9 44.1 29 2 13 57 1.83 0.95 0.87 2.6 11.6 .284 n/a
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 3 4 0 0 10 10 55.2 41 7 15 78 3.07 1.01 1.06 2.4 12.6 .301 45/21/34 8 9
Career 4yrs 35 24 0 0 84 84 454.0 359 43 189 516 2.97 1.21 1.14 3.7 10.2 .293 n/a
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As bad as Sale was yesterday, it's hard to see his price coming down even a buck.

Snell could be another story. If it comes down far enough, I may actually get him.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 29

50 million more reasons why we should all stop worrying about these guys not getting paid.

Keith Prosseda andypro
Mar 21

Not to pile on, but yes, I will. The Rays have a TV contract that pays them an average of $82 million over the next 13 years. They will be receiving a minimum of $50 million from the BAM sale this year. What is their team payroll for 2019? According to "spotrac" the projected payroll including benefits and Minor League commitments is $79.3 million. The fact that they can't "afford" to reward or simply through pure greed chose not to reward a Cy Young winner like Snell is ludicrous. Those "small market" teams sure have it tough......

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Mar 11

Montreal?

jeff merk jeffamerk
Mar 11

One would think that when you have next to no players you can use to market a team that struggles to draw, a young pitcher with a Cy Young would be be a godsend, and you would pay him accordingly.  That the team is stuck there for a number of more years makes it even more inexplicable.

John Thomas Roll2
Mar 11

Yeah ... it seems like a really poor way to run a franchise - Snell CAN'T be happy about it, unless Tampa Bay turns around and negotiates a long term deal including a significant bump for 2019 as part of the deal ... and it says "screw you" to other youngsters coming up through the system.

I know it's not my money ... but Tampa signed Snell for 680K ... he made the minor league salary for 5+ years while coming up ... this makes his 3rd year of essentially the major league minimum.  Seems they could have bumped him a couple mil extra as a gesture of thanks.  He's not some bonus baby who made major bank when he first signed - the extra money wouldn't be a lot, and would probably matter a LOT to him.

OTOH, despite his amazing season ... and the Ray's amazing turnaround ... during his last 3 starts at home the team averaged around 12,000 in attendance.  WTF Tampa Bay ... you guys don't freaking deserve a franchise.  Period.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 11

Easy to say, "Those are the rules."  But given how SMALL the amount would have been to keep a smile on his face, seems short-sighted.  Yeah, you have a rule.  Tell the next guy, "He won a Cy Young; that's not you."

Mike Dean TMU2009
Mar 11

How does a guy who won 21 games last year and led the league in ERA get a $5,000 pay raise?

Because that's what it is. The minimum salary went up $10,000. If Blake Snell just made the team, he'd get that kind of raise.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 11

How does a guy who earned $44 last year get panned? Tough crowd!  Snell is certainly due for some regression, but I'd still love to have him. 

Scott Shea SJS
Jan 14

Three pans, no picks in the Guide. Rotorob and Davidson emphasize the strand rate (88 percent), Zola the hit rate, as things that are unsustainable.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 14