Blake Snell
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 4" 225LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2011 | Rd: C-A, #52, Tampa Bay Rays | Shorewood (WA) HS

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 1 6 5.04 10 10 0 50.0 54 1.56
8 Seasons 58 52 3.51 169 169 0 862.2 1043 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 10 1-6 5.04 50.0 54 1.56
8 Seasons 169 58-52 3.51 862.2 1043 1.26

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 23 1716 252 8 3.2 2.0 87.4 110.4 12.6 39.7 .246 .358 .324 .314 .360 29.8 24.4 12.7 3.54 4.16
2017 24 2278 368 16 4.3 2.9 86.4 113.1 13.3 30.4 .232 .384 .308 .306 .345 30.0 21.8 10.8 4.04 4.01
2018 25 2918 414 30 7.2 4.3 87.5 117.9 10.7 33.1 .202 .342 .246 .275 .358 32.7 31.6 9.1 1.89 3.15
2019 26 1891 253 12 4.7 2.7 88.3 111.5 15.0 31.2 .204 .325 .301 .265 .352 32.0 33.3 9.1 4.29 3.04
2020 27 872 122 12 9.8 5.9 87.8 109.7 6.6 35.2 .233 .406 .312 .310 .413 36.9 31.0 8.9 3.24 4.07
2021 28 2347 308 34 11.0 6.2 89.3 112.7 12.5 39.3 .233 .431 .305 .335 .440 41.2 30.9 12.5 4.20 4.82
2022 29 2341 311 23 7.4 4.3 90.1 113.5 17.1 39.2 .207 .337 .282 .279 .363 39.5 32.0 9.5 3.38 3.19
2023 30 966 140 17 12.1 7.5 89.1 112.2 14.8 44.3 .265 .489 .350 .372 .440 42.1 23.9 13.7 5.04 5.91
Player 15329 2168 152 7.0 4.2 88.1 117.9 13.1 35.8 .223 .373 .295 .301 .376 34.9 28.9 10.6
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Snell relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(56.5%) ,
Slider
(15%) ,
Curveball
(14.9%) ,
Changeup
(13.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2016 38.9 23.8 31.0 6.3 28.2 39.7 32.1 3.2 27.4 26.6 32.1 6.3 3.2 2.0
2017 44.8 25.0 21.7 8.4 31.3 36.1 32.1 5.2 32.1 26.9 23.6 6.3 4.3 2.9
2018 45.7 26.1 23.4 4.8 27.8 40.8 30.7 3.4 35.7 25.8 22.2 4.8 7.2 4.3
2019 38.7 22.9 28.5 9.9 37.5 34.0 28.5 0.8 32.4 28.1 27.3 6.7 4.7 2.7
2020 50.0 19.7 27.0 3.3 37.7 39.3 23.0 4.9 38.5 18.9 23.8 4.1 9.8 5.9
2021 41.6 29.2 24.4 4.9 35.7 39.9 24.4 6.2 28.2 24.0 23.1 7.5 11.0 6.2
2022 37.3 30.5 25.4 6.8 33.8 36.0 30.2 2.9 25.1 30.9 27.7 6.1 7.4 4.3
2023 35.0 29.3 32.1 3.6 40.0 32.1 27.9 3.6 25.7 23.6 25.7 9.3 12.1 7.5
Player 41.7 26.2 25.8 6.3 32.9 37.6 29.2 3.8 30.7 26.3 25.4 6.3 7.0 4.2
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Curveball SD L 144 81.2 51.6 -0.6 -1 12.9 6.4 99
2023 4-Seamer SD L 545 94.8 11.3 1.8 14 5.0 -0.4 -8
2023 Changeup SD L 131 87.1 24.2 -3.4 -12 12.7 -1.7 -12
2023 Slider SD L 145 88.7 25.3 -5.9 -19 2.3 -1.4 -38
2022 Changeup SD L 118 87.1 26.1 -1.1 -4 13.7 0.0 0
2022 4-Seamer SD L 1,300 95.8 11.2 1.5 12 5.2 -0.6 -10
2022 Slider SD L 569 88.9 29.9 -0.9 -3 4.1 0.0 0
2022 Curveball SD L 354 81.4 51.0 -0.4 -1 12.2 5.5 84
2021 Changeup SD L 232 88.3 24.3 -1.5 -6 12.3 -0.6 -5
2021 4-Seamer SD L 1,232 95.1 11.6 1.4 11 5.7 -0.4 -6
2021 Curveball SD L 310 79.5 55.9 1.5 3 11.1 4.5 68
2021 Slider SD L 572 86.5 35.5 0.9 2 4.3 0.1 3
2020 Slider TB L 132 87.4 32.5 -2.0 -6 3.8 0.3 7
2020 Curveball TB L 125 80.1 53.0 -1.8 -3 9.7 2.7 39
2020 Changeup TB L 167 87.9 24.0 -1.9 -7 12.8 0.4 3
2020 4-Seamer TB L 441 95.0 11.9 1.1 9 5.7 -0.8 -13
2019 Curveball TB L 464 81.0 50.7 -1.3 -3 5.6 0.0 0
2019 Changeup TB L 384 86.3 25.6 -2.2 -8 13.1 0.3 2
2019 Slider TB L 127 87.3 31.6 -1.5 -5 5.1 1.4 39
2019 4-Seamer TB L 914 95.5 10.9 2.2 16 6.3 0.0 0
2018 Slider TB L 266 88.0 32.9 2.0 6 4.9 1.3 38
2018 Curveball TB L 588 81.3 54.1 2.1 4 6.0 0.1 2
2018 Changeup TB L 559 87.5 23.4 -3.6 -13 13.3 0.0 0
2018 4-Seamer TB L 1,500 95.8 11.6 1.6 12 4.7 -1.6 -25
2017 4-Seamer TB L 1,252 94.3 11.6 1.1 9 1.5 -4.8 -76
2017 Curveball TB L 229 79.1 55.1 1.2 2 6.9 0.5 7
2017 Slider TB L 313 86.0 33.1 0.6 2 5.7 2.3 68
2017 Changeup TB L 481 86.3 20.7 -4.7 -19 9.4 -3.2 -26
2016 Curveball TB L 214 76.4 60.3 3.4 6 1.8 -4.1 -69
2016 4-Seamer TB L 976 94.2 11.8 0.8 6 7.3 0.9 14
2016 Changeup TB L 304 85.4 22.1 -4.5 -17 15.9 3.9 32
2016 Slider TB L 207 83.2 41.3 6.5 19 1.7 -7.7 -128
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 4-Seamer 1.4 8 546 56.5 134 .306 .537 .433 17.4 16.4 16.4 .322 .625 .452 54.0
2023 Slider -0.3 0 145 15.0 29 .115 .269 .216 48.1 27.6 22.2 .231 .402 .312 27.8
2023 Curveball -2.2 -3 144 14.9 35 .125 .313 .226 51.7 57.1 34.5 .120 .207 .189 41.7
2023 Changeup 0.6 1 131 13.6 28 .259 .444 .314 42.7 14.3 16.0 .240 .368 .278 8.7
2022 4-Seamer -0.5 -6 1,300 55.5 287 .255 .407 .347 22.4 23.0 17.4 .232 .386 .328 42.2
2022 Slider -1.2 -7 569 24.3 142 .169 .265 .211 46.4 47.2 30.6 .176 .282 .214 42.9
2022 Curveball -0.7 -3 354 15.1 84 .179 .308 .245 43.1 41.7 19.9 .181 .295 .233 31.8
2022 Changeup 2.1 3 118 5.0 22 .211 .211 .309 45.7 13.6 15.8 .216 .281 .251 17.6
2021 4-Seamer -0.8 -10 1,232 52.5 289 .213 .406 .328 21.4 26.0 23.1 .248 .501 .370 44.5
2021 Slider -1.1 -6 572 24.4 147 .153 .260 .230 46.4 44.2 29.0 .177 .310 .259 36.8
2021 Curveball 0.8 2 311 13.3 67 .200 .345 .316 47.4 41.8 21.9 .204 .365 .322 48.1
2021 Changeup 3.8 9 232 9.9 46 .429 .595 .508 24.4 4.3 7.4 .352 .483 .391 30.0
2020 4-Seamer 1.4 6 444 50.9 105 .326 .663 .465 22.8 20.0 18.4 .322 .603 .434 50.7
2020 Changeup -1.5 -3 170 19.5 28 .259 .370 .289 31.1 0.0 0.0 .259 .388 .297 18.5
2020 Slider -3.4 -4 132 15.1 31 .033 .033 .081 49.3 54.8 23.0 .041 .047 .060 7.7
2020 Curveball -2.4 -3 126 14.4 39 .132 .237 .188 61.8 64.1 33.3 .156 .243 .205 30.8
2019 4-Seamer -0.5 -5 914 48.3 216 .265 .400 .319 27.1 31.9 21.2 .217 .339 .265 37.9
2019 Curveball -0.4 -2 464 24.5 119 .174 .376 .277 54.9 51.3 28.2 .159 .305 .236 37.5
2019 Changeup 0.5 2 385 20.4 76 .246 .323 .326 46.7 10.5 12.7 .234 .299 .299 14.0
2019 Slider 2.4 3 127 6.7 29 .320 .560 .421 50.9 31.0 20.9 .209 .368 .308 31.3
2018 4-Seamer -0.6 -9 1,500 51.4 320 .222 .359 .319 24.7 24.1 19.9 .226 .394 .328 39.8
2018 Curveball -2.1 -13 588 20.2 145 .126 .196 .169 53.2 64.1 30.5 .122 .178 .143 38.0
2018 Changeup -1.9 -11 559 19.2 145 .195 .361 .299 31.0 6.2 14.1 .259 .453 .338 22.6
2018 Slider -4.2 -11 266 9.1 87 .096 .193 .132 48.3 48.3 33.3 .169 .275 .208 23.3
2017 4-Seamer 0.1 1 1,252 55.0 271 .240 .440 .353 14.1 12.5 11.7 .266 .459 .366 33.3
2017 Changeup -1.1 -5 481 21.1 134 .258 .419 .314 26.7 11.2 18.3 .256 .433 .317 28.2
2017 Slider 0.9 3 313 13.7 88 .205 .301 .274 48.4 47.7 24.9 .169 .254 .217 29.3
2017 Curveball -1.2 -3 229 10.1 52 .184 .224 .210 51.1 53.8 29.5 .125 .142 .151 9.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 164 88.0 98 17.1 10:45 10:15 30
2020 Curveball 121 80.1 70 16.1 5:00 4:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 435 95.0 93 19.0 11:15 11:30 -15
2020 Slider 128 87.3 31 5.0 1:00 2:00 -60
2021 Changeup 231 88.3 98 16.3 10:30 10:15 15
2021 Curveball 309 79.5 80 18.9 5:15 4:45 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,226 95.1 94 19.3 11:15 11:30 -15
2021 Slider 555 86.5 27 5.3 2:00 3:15 -75
2022 Changeup 117 87.1 99 16.9 10:30 10:00 30
2022 Curveball 353 81.4 67 17.6 5:00 4:30 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,296 95.8 93 19.0 11:15 11:30 -15
2022 Slider 568 88.9 36 6.2 12:15 1:45 -90
2023 Changeup 131 87.1 97 17.3 10:30 10:15 15
2023 Curveball 141 81.2 68 18.2 5:00 4:30 30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 531 94.7 93 19.6 11:15 11:30 -15
2023 Slider 144 88.7 54 9.3 11:45 12:45 -60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 401 1,716 -10 -9 14 6 1
2017 545 2,275 -8 -22 17 10 -4
2018 697 2,913 -19 -42 13 5 -43
2019 460 1,982 -5 -9 4 5 -4
2020 321 1,386 -5 -15 7 4 -10
2021 549 2,347 -8 -24 16 11 -5
2022 598 2,616 -18 -17 17 7 -12
2023 226 966 -1 -4 4 6 5
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 1,716 47.5 60.1 77.8 26.6 59.6 45.5 57.6 42.5 27.8 7.3 66.4
2017 2,278 42.7 65.4 82.9 26.6 55.0 44.0 53.7 43.2 26.2 5.8 75.6
2018 2,918 44.2 63.8 76.8 30.8 45.6 42.9 57.2 45.4 34.6 5.9 75.6
2019 1,891 44.2 65.2 77.2 36.0 39.2 41.2 68.0 48.9 38.3 6.7 68.5
2020 872 42.1 67.3 78.1 33.3 47.0 39.3 63.5 47.6 33.7 6.9 70.0
2021 2,347 45.2 66.9 80.0 25.8 42.2 40.0 57.6 44.4 31.6 7.0 73.9
2022 2,341 45.5 68.6 77.8 30.6 46.5 41.8 64.7 47.9 32.8 6.5 82.4
2023 966 41.0 66.4 80.2 25.4 47.6 39.2 53.1 42.2 31.1 6.2 73.3
Player 15,329 44.4 65.4 78.8 29.4 47.2 42.1 59.3 45.3 32.2 6.5 73.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2016 47 53 74 86 18 82 92 78 83 74 3 81 22 73 98 41 74
2017 57 70 64 56 54 44 80 69 74 52 16 65 38 73 91 50 89
2018 84 88 81 62 86 18 35 73 72 92 35 95 82 89 80 57 90
2019 91 88 93 91 88 65 89 58 83 92 33 98 98 84 71 43 87
2020 55 55 48 40 65 13 17 58 51 84 46 86 89 81 79 39 97
2021 23 57 31 17 25 13 8 36 29 89 10 83 27 78 84 21 90
2022 77 83 78 64 73 36 46 12 32 92 27 90 62 83 92 25 87
2023 11 28 13 12 10 4 11 48 33 56 10 86 23 71 84 27 85
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.3 5 6.3 -1 5 9 0 0.0
2017 23.0 15 13.6 1 6 8 8 53.3
2018 23.4 16 15.4 1 10 10 7 43.8
2019 24.3 15 16.2 -1 3 15 5 33.3
2020 24.4 15 12.7 2 1 10 5 33.3
2021 23.8 16 17.9 -2 7 12 10 62.5
2022 24.8 12 13.6 -2 5 8 8 66.7
2023 24.4 9 8.9 0 0 7 4 44.4
Player 24.0 103 104.5 -2 37 79 47 45.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 5 9 3 5 6 5 8 4 5 3 6 5 6 5 8 6 1 4 8 7 8 6 11 11 6 7 6 11 8 7 5
2017 15 13 14 13 16 13 15 14 10 12 11 18 13 13 11 14 11 11 17 14 14 14 17 13 14 11 14 17 16 14 10
2018 16 20 12 15 14 14 16 14 13 12 13 19 20 12 13 18 13 13 14 18 18 17 23 18 11 12 14 17 21 16 13
2019 15 18 15 15 18 17 20 16 15 9 17 20 13 17 16 14 14 14 16 20 16 17 20 17 14 14 15 20 16 18 14
2020 15 15 14 13 14 14 14 12 11 8 13 11 10 12 14 13 13 14 13 14 14 14 16 13 9 9 13 14 14 13 10
2021 16 20 17 13 18 18 22 17 13 13 15 18 20 15 18 20 16 17 18 17 19 20 21 20 17 16 18 22 22 16 21
2022 12 12 13 15 12 12 14 15 12 11 12 12 16 14 15 15 13 14 16 12 15 14 17 16 10 13 13 13 17 12 12
2023 9 8 8 8 10 10 8 7 8 7 8 9 11 9 10 8 9 8 10 10 10 8 11 9 8 8 9 9 10 9 9
Player 103 115 96 97 108 103 117 99 87 75 95 112 109 97 105 108 90 95 112 112 114 110 136 117 89 90 102 123 124 105 94
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.2 94.3 0.1 95.8 1.5 95.5 -0.3 95.0 -0.5 95.1 0.1 95.8 0.7 94.8 -1.0
Offspeed Velocity 85.4 86.3 0.9 87.5 1.2 86.3 -1.2 87.9 1.6 88.3 0.4 87.1 -1.2 87.1 0.0
Breaking Velocity 79.7 83.0 3.3 83.4 0.4 82.3 -1.1 83.8 1.5 84.0 0.2 86.0 2.0 84.9 -1.1
Exit Velocity 87.4 86.4 -1.0 87.5 1.1 88.3 0.8 87.8 -0.5 89.3 1.5 90.1 0.8 89.1 -1.0
Launch Angle 12.6 13.3 0.7 10.7 -2.6 15.0 4.3 6.6 -8.4 12.5 5.9 17.1 4.6 14.8 -2.3
Barrel % 3.2 4.3 1.1 7.2 2.9 4.7 -2.5 9.8 5.1 11.0 1.2 7.4 -3.6 12.1 4.7
Hard Hit % 29.8 30.0 0.2 32.7 2.7 32.0 -0.7 36.9 4.9 41.2 4.3 39.5 -1.7 42.1 2.6
Sweet Spot % 39.7 30.4 -9.3 33.1 2.7 31.2 -1.9 35.2 4.0 39.3 4.1 39.2 -0.1 44.3 5.1
xBA .246 .232 -0.014 .202 -0.030 .204 0.002 .233 0.029 .233 0.000 .207 -0.026 .265 0.058
BA .269 .234 -0.035 .178 -0.056 .241 0.063 .228 -0.013 .214 -0.014 .216 0.002 .244 0.028
xwOBA .314 .306 -0.008 .275 -0.031 .265 -0.010 .310 0.045 .335 0.025 .279 -0.056 .372 0.093
wOBA .324 .308 -0.016 .246 -0.062 .301 0.055 .312 0.011 .305 -0.007 .282 -0.023 .350 0.068
xSLG .358 .384 0.026 .342 -0.042 .325 -0.017 .406 0.081 .431 0.025 .337 -0.094 .489 0.152
SLG .367 .390 0.023 .300 -0.090 .391 0.091 .429 0.038 .375 -0.054 .342 -0.033 .451 0.109
K% 24.4 21.8 -2.6 31.6 9.8 33.3 1.7 31.0 -2.3 30.9 -0.1 32.0 1.1 23.9 -8.1
BB% 12.7 10.8 -1.9 9.1 -1.7 9.1 0.0 8.9 -0.2 12.5 3.6 9.5 -3.0 13.7 4.2
Swing % 42.5 43.2 0.7 45.4 2.2 48.9 3.5 47.6 -1.3 44.4 -3.2 47.9 3.5 42.2 -5.7
Whiff% 27.8 26.2 -1.6 34.6 8.4 38.3 3.7 33.7 -4.6 31.6 -2.1 32.8 1.2 31.1 -1.7
In Zone % 47.5 42.7 -4.8 44.2 1.5 44.2 0.0 42.1 -2.1 45.2 3.1 45.5 0.3 41.0 -4.5
Out of Zone % 52.5 57.3 4.8 55.8 -1.5 55.8 0.0 57.9 2.1 54.8 -3.1 54.5 -0.3 59.0 4.5
Out of Zone Swing % 26.6 26.6 0.0 30.8 4.2 36.0 5.2 33.3 -2.7 25.8 -7.5 30.6 4.8 25.4 -5.2
First Pitch Swing % 22.4 21.9 -0.5 26.2 4.3 35.4 9.2 33.0 -2.4 28.4 -4.6 32.0 3.6 26.1 -5.9
First Pitch Strike % 57.6 53.7 -3.9 57.2 3.5 68.0 10.8 63.5 -4.5 57.6 -5.9 64.7 7.1 53.1 -11.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 398 .320 311 71 22.8 87 13 14.9
2017 545 .307 471 85 18.0 74 25 33.8
2018 698 .246 561 35 6.2 137 28 20.4
2019 440 .301 366 40 10.9 74 20 27.0
2020 202 .310 155 31 20.0 47 7 14.9
2021 549 .305 427 2 0.5 122 47 38.5
2022 535 .282 438 8 1.8 97 18 18.6
2023 226 .350 173 0 0.0 53 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo