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Blake Snell
Popularity: ↑ 21%
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 4" 225LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2011 | Rd: CA, #52, Tampa Bay Rays | Shorewood (WA) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 4 2 3.24 11 11 0 50.0 63 1.20
5 Seasons 42 30 3.24 108 108 0 556.0 648 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 11 4-2 3.24 50.0 63 1.20
5 Seasons 108 42-30 3.24 556.0 648 1.24

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2016 1716 252 8 3.2 87.4 12.6 39.7 .251 .363 .324 .320 .369 29.8 24.4 12.7 3.54 4.13
2017 2278 368 16 4.3 86.4 13.3 30.4 .235 .393 .308 .314 .357 30.0 21.8 10.8 4.04 4.04
2018 2918 414 30 7.2 87.5 10.7 33.1 .204 .344 .246 .278 .364 32.7 31.6 9.1 1.89 3.09
2019 1891 253 12 4.7 88.3 15 31.2 .207 .333 .301 .270 .361 32.0 33.3 9.1 4.29 3.03
2020 872 122 12 9.8 87.8 6.6 35.2 .232 .400 .307 .295 .390 36.9 31.0 8.9 3.24 3.95
ALL 9675 1409 78 5.5 87.4 12.1 33.4 .222 .362 .290 .294 .365 31.7 28.3 10.1
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Snell relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(50.6%) ,
Changeup
(19.8%) ,
Slider
(15%) ,
Curveball
(14.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 441 320 121 50.6 95.0 105 89 29 15 6 0 8 21 69 .326 .320 .663 .598 .444 .409 91.1 16 2404 23.0 18.4
2020 Changeup 173 173 0 19.8 88.0 28 27 7 6 0 0 1 0 27 .259 .259 .370 .358 .280 .289 80.2 -16 1740 31.5 0.0
2020 Slider 131 66 65 15.0 87.4 31 30 1 1 0 0 0 17 13 .033 .044 .033 .048 .050 .065 80.4 -1 2463 49.3 23.3
2020 Curveball 127 103 24 14.6 80.1 39 38 5 3 1 0 1 25 13 .132 .156 .237 .242 .166 .178 84.9 5 2445 61.8 32.9
2019 4-Seam Fastball 914 756 158 48.4 95.5 216 200 53 36 12 0 5 69 132 .265 .220 .400 .349 .306 .270 90.8 23 2353 27.2 21.2
2019 Curveball 464 414 50 24.6 81.0 119 109 19 9 4 0 6 61 48 .174 .161 .376 .311 .263 .239 88.2 12 2464 54.9 28.2
2019 Changeup 385 385 0 20.4 86.3 76 65 16 13 2 0 1 8 57 .246 .235 .323 .298 .306 .297 82.8 1 1821 46.7 12.7
2019 Slider 127 30 97 6.7 87.3 29 25 8 6 0 0 2 9 16 .320 .224 .560 .395 .409 .321 87.3 3 2367 50.9 20.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Slider TB L 131 87.4 32.4 -1.9 -6 3.8 0.2 5
2020 Changeup TB L 170 88 23.9 -2.1 -8 12.8 0.5 4
2020 Curveball TB L 126 80.1 52.9 -1.8 -3 9.7 2.7 39
2020 4-Seamer TB L 438 95 11.9 1.2 9 5.7 -0.9 -13
2019 Changeup TB L 384 86.3 25.6 -2.2 -8 13.1 0.3 2
2019 4-Seamer TB L 914 95.5 10.9 2.2 16 6.3 0 0
2019 Curveball TB L 464 81 50.7 -2.1 -4 5.6 -0.4 -7
2019 Slider TB L 127 87.3 31.6 -1.6 -5 5.1 1.4 39
2018 Changeup TB L 559 87.5 23.4 -3.7 -14 13.3 0 0
2018 Curveball TB L 588 81.3 54.1 1.3 3 6 -0.3 -5
2018 4-Seamer TB L 1500 95.8 11.6 1.6 12 4.7 -1.6 -25
2018 Slider TB L 266 88 32.9 1.8 6 4.9 1.3 36
2017 Curveball TB L 229 79.1 55.1 1.1 2 6.9 0.4 7
2017 Changeup TB L 481 86.3 20.7 -4.8 -19 9.4 -3.2 -26
2017 Slider TB L 313 86 33.1 0.5 2 5.7 2.1 60
2017 4-Seamer TB L 1252 94.3 11.6 1.1 9 1.5 -4.9 -76
2016 Curveball TB L 214 76.4 60.3 2.2 4 2.6 -3.3 -56
2016 Changeup TB L 304 85.4 22.1 -4.6 -17 14.2 1.4 11
2016 Slider TB L 207 83.1 41.3 6.4 18 0.9 -4.7 -123
2016 4-Seamer TB L 976 94.1 11.8 0.8 7 6 -1.7 -22
! 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 %
2020 Changeup -1.3 -2 173 19.8 28 .259 .370 .289 31.5 0.0 0.0 .259 .358 .289 18.5
2020 Slider -4.0 -5 131 15.0 31 .033 .033 .052 49.3 54.8 23.3 .044 .048 .066 7.7
2020 Curveball -2.6 -3 127 14.6 39 .132 .237 .171 61.8 64.1 32.9 .156 .242 .178 30.8
2020 4-Seamer 1.5 7 441 50.6 105 .326 .663 .465 23.0 20.0 18.4 .320 .598 .410 50.7
2019 Slider 2.5 3 127 6.7 29 .320 .560 .404 50.9 31.0 20.9 .224 .395 .323 31.3
2019 Changeup 0.6 2 385 20.4 76 .246 .323 .326 46.7 10.5 12.7 .235 .298 .299 14.0
2019 Curveball -0.2 -1 464 24.5 119 .174 .376 .277 54.9 51.3 28.2 .161 .311 .239 37.5
2019 4-Seamer -0.5 -4 914 48.3 216 .265 .400 .320 27.2 31.9 21.2 .220 .349 .271 37.9
2018 Slider -4.1 -11 266 9.1 87 .096 .193 .132 48.3 48.3 33.3 .174 .274 .212 23.3
2018 Curveball -2.1 -12 588 20.2 145 .126 .196 .164 53.4 64.1 30.5 .122 .178 .138 38.0
2018 Changeup -1.9 -10 559 19.2 145 .195 .361 .299 31.0 6.2 14.1 .256 .440 .333 22.6
2018 4-Seamer -0.5 -8 1500 51.4 320 .222 .359 .320 25.0 24.1 19.9 .231 .407 .336 39.8
2017 Curveball -1.1 -3 229 10.1 52 .184 .224 .210 51.1 53.8 29.5 .126 .162 .160 9.5
2017 Slider 1.0 3 313 13.7 88 .205 .301 .258 48.8 47.7 24.9 .168 .259 .214 29.3
2017 Changeup -1.0 -5 481 21.1 134 .258 .419 .314 27.0 11.2 18.3 .261 .437 .325 28.2
2017 4-Seamer 0.2 2 1252 55.0 271 .240 .440 .354 14.4 12.5 11.7 .268 .468 .373 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Slider 131 87.4 31 5.0 2:00 1:00 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 437 95.0 93 19.0 11:30 11:15 -15
2020 Curveball 125 80.1 69 16.1 4:45 5:00 15
2020 Changeup 168 88.0 98 17.1 10:15 10:45 30
! 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 399 1699 -10 -7 15 6 4
2017 545 2270 -8 -22 18 10 -2
2018 697 2912 -19 -41 14 5 -41
2019 459 1980 -5 -9 5 6 -3
2020 321 1382 -6 -15 8 3 -9
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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 1716 47.5 59.8 78.2 26.6 59.6 45.5 57.6 42.4 27.9 7.3 64.8
2017 2278 42.8 64.9 83.5 26.7 55.0 44.0 53.7 43.0 26.5 5.8 74.8
2018 2918 44.2 63.7 77.0 30.8 45.9 43.0 57.1 45.3 34.8 5.9 75.4
2019 1891 44.3 65.2 77.3 35.9 39.2 41.1 68.0 48.9 38.3 6.7 68.5
2020 872 42.3 66.4 78.8 33.2 47.3 39.3 63.5 47.2 34.0 6.9 70.0
ALL 9675 44.3 63.7 78.9 30.3 48.4 43.0 59.1 45.1 32.4 6.3 71.2
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 38.9 23.8 31.0 6.3 28.2 39.7 32.1 2.8 27.4 26.6 32.1 6.3 3.2
2017 44.8 25.0 21.7 8.4 31.3 36.1 32.6 4.1 32.1 26.9 23.6 6.3 4.3
2018 45.7 26.1 23.4 4.8 28.3 40.8 30.9 3.1 35.7 25.8 22.2 4.8 7.2
2019 38.7 22.9 28.5 9.9 37.5 34.0 28.5 0.0 32.4 28.1 27.3 6.7 4.7
2020 50.0 16.4 30.3 3.3 37.7 39.3 23.0 4.9 38.5 18.9 23.8 4.1 9.8
ALL 43.4 24.0 25.8 6.8 31.5 38.0 30.4 2.9 32.9 26.0 25.4 5.7 5.5
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 48 51 75 87 17 82 92 78 83 74 3 81 48 71 98 43
2017 57 70 63 55 54 43 80 69 75 52 16 66 57 72 90 54
2018 88 89 82 64 86 18 34 73 72 92 35 95 88 89 79 59
2019 91 88 93 90 89 66 89 58 83 92 33 98 91 84 70 46
2020 58 58 50 44 66 13 17 58 51 84 46 86 58 80 77 41
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.3 15 15.2 -0.2 5 13 5 33.3
2020 24.4 15 12.6 2.4 3 8 6 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 13 20 15 18 13 13 16 16 16 17 15 10 15 15 18 12 15 16 17 8 13 15 16 16 19 15 15 17 13 18
2020 15 11 13 13 14 12 13 15 14 14 12 14 7 11 14 14 11 13 13 13 9 10 12 13 13 15 13 13 15 9 15
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.1 94.3 0.2 95.8 1.5 95.5 -0.3 95 -0.5
Offspeed Velocity 85.4 86.3 0.9 87.5 1.2 86.3 -1.2 88 1.7
Breaking Velocity 79.7 83 3.3 83.4 0.4 82.3 -1.1 83.8 1.5
Exit Velocity 87.4 86.4 -1 87.5 1.1 88.3 0.8 87.8 -0.5
Launch Angle 12.6 13.3 0.7 10.7 -2.6 15 4.3 6.6 -8.4
Barrel % 3.2 4.3 1.1 7.2 2.9 4.7 -2.5 9.8 5.1
Hard Hit % 29.8 30 0.2 32.7 2.7 32 -0.7 36.9 4.9
Sweet Spot % 39.7 30.4 -9.3 33.1 2.7 31.2 -1.9 35.2 4
xBA .251 .235 -0.016 .204 -0.031 .207 0.003 .232 0.025
BA .269 .234 -0.035 .178 -0.056 .241 0.063 .228 -0.013
xwOBA .32 .314 -0.006 .278 -0.036 .27 -0.008 .295 0.025
wOBA .324 .308 -0.016 .246 -0.062 .301 0.055 .307 0.006
xSLG .363 .393 0.03 .344 -0.049 .333 -0.011 .4 0.067
SLG .367 .39 0.023 .3 -0.09 .391 0.091 .429 0.038
K% 24.4 21.8 -2.6 31.6 9.8 33.3 1.7 31 -2.3
BB% 12.7 10.8 -1.9 9.1 -1.7 9.1 0 8.9 -0.2
Swing % 42.4 43 0.6 45.3 2.3 48.9 3.6 47.2 -1.7
Whiff% 27.9 26.5 -1.4 34.8 8.3 38.3 3.5 34 -4.3
In Zone Swing % 47.5 42.8 -4.7 44.2 1.4 44.3 0.1 42.3 -2
Out of Zone Swing % 52.5 57.2 4.7 55.8 -1.4 55.7 -0.1 57.7 2
First Pitch Swing % 21.7 21 -0.7 25.6 4.6 35.1 9.5 33 -2.1
First Pitch Strike % 57.6 53.7 -3.9 57.1 3.4 68 10.9 63.5 -4.5
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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 203 .307 156 31 19.9 47 7 14.9

Pitch Distribution