Blake Snell
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 4" 225LBS | Age: 29

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 -.-- 0 0 0 0.0 0 -
7 Seasons 49 36 3.42 135 135 0 684.2 818 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0-0 -.-- 0.0 0 -
7 Seasons 135 49-36 3.42 684.2 818 1.25

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 87.4 110.4 12.6 39.7 .246 .358 .324 .314 .360 29.8 24.4 12.7 3.54 4.19
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 .341 .246 .274 .358 32.7 31.6 9.1 1.89 3.13
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 .409 .312 .311 .415 36.9 31.0 8.9 3.24 4.07
2021 28 2347 308 34 11 6.2 89.3 112.7 12.5 39.3 .233 .431 .305 .336 .440 41.2 30.9 12.5 4.20 4.86
Player 12022 1717 112 6.5 3.9 87.7 117.9 12.2 34.5 .222 .371 .294 .299 .373 33.4 28.8 10.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,232 940 292 52.5 95.1 289 244 52 28 12 1 11 75 173 .213 .248 .406 .501 .321 .369 89.2 15 2399 6.8 21.4 23.1
2021 Slider 572 400 172 24.4 86.5 147 131 20 8 11 0 1 65 68 .153 .177 .260 .310 .222 .259 85.6 11 2417 6.7 46.4 29.0
2021 Curveball 311 256 55 13.3 79.5 67 55 11 7 2 0 2 28 27 .200 .204 .345 .365 .313 .321 89.2 3 2259 6.7 47.4 21.9
2021 Changeup 232 232 0 9.9 88.3 46 42 18 15 1 0 2 2 40 .429 .353 .595 .484 .461 .391 85.3 3 1731 6.8 24.4 7.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball 446 325 121 51.1 95.0 106 90 29 15 6 0 8 21 70 .322 .321 .656 .603 .447 .433 91.2 15 2396 7.1 22.7 18.4
2020 Changeup 168 168 0 19.3 87.9 27 26 7 6 0 0 1 0 26 .269 .263 .385 .396 .295 .301 79.7 -16 1740 7.1 31.5 0.0
2020 Slider 134 69 65 15.4 87.3 31 30 1 1 0 0 0 17 13 .033 .041 .033 .047 .051 .060 80.4 -1 2463 7.0 50.7 23.0
2020 Curveball 124 100 24 14.2 80.1 39 38 5 3 1 0 1 25 13 .132 .157 .237 .244 .168 .188 84.9 5 2446 7.0 60.4 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
Player 43.0 25.2 25.3 6.5 32.1 38.4 29.2 4.0 32.1 25.7 25.0 6.1 6.5 3.9
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
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 1.6 3 11.1 4.5 68
2021 Slider SD L 572 86.5 35.5 0.9 3 4.3 0.1 3
2020 Slider TB L 134 87.3 32.8 -1.8 -5 3.9 0.3 9
2020 Curveball TB L 123 80.1 53.0 -1.7 -3 9.7 2.7 39
2020 4-Seamer TB L 443 95.0 12.0 1.1 8 5.8 -0.8 -12
2020 Changeup TB L 165 87.9 24.1 -2.0 -8 12.8 0.5 4
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 2.1 16 6.3 0.0 0
2019 Curveball TB L 464 81.0 50.7 -1.3 -2 5.6 0.0 0
2019 Changeup TB L 384 86.3 25.6 -2.2 -8 13.1 0.3 2
2018 4-Seamer TB L 1,500 95.8 11.6 1.6 12 4.7 -1.6 -25
2018 Changeup TB L 559 87.5 23.4 -3.6 -13 13.3 0.0 0
2018 Slider TB L 266 88.0 32.9 1.9 6 4.9 1.3 37
2018 Curveball TB L 588 81.3 54.1 2.1 4 6.0 0.1 1
2017 Curveball TB L 229 79.1 55.1 1.1 2 6.9 0.5 7
2017 Changeup TB L 481 86.3 20.7 -4.7 -19 9.4 -3.2 -26
2017 Slider TB L 313 86.0 33.1 0.4 1 5.7 2.2 64
2017 4-Seamer TB L 1,252 94.3 11.6 1.1 9 1.5 -4.8 -76
2016 Curveball TB L 214 76.4 60.3 3.4 6 2.6 -1.8 -41
2016 Slider TB L 207 83.2 41.3 6.4 18 0.9 -4.7 -123
2016 4-Seamer TB L 976 94.2 11.8 0.8 6 6.0 -1.7 -22
2016 Changeup TB L 304 85.4 22.1 -4.5 -17 14.2 1.4 11
! 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 %
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 .353 .484 .392 30.0
2020 4-Seamer 1.3 6 446 51.1 106 .322 .656 .461 22.7 19.8 18.4 .321 .603 .433 50.0
2020 Changeup -1.4 -2 168 19.3 27 .269 .385 .300 31.5 0.0 0.0 .263 .396 .301 19.2
2020 Slider -3.4 -5 134 15.4 31 .033 .033 .081 50.7 54.8 23.0 .041 .047 .060 7.7
2020 Curveball -2.3 -3 124 14.2 39 .132 .237 .188 60.4 64.1 33.3 .157 .244 .206 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 .179 .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 .271 .207 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 .255 .431 .316 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 162 88.0 98 17.1 10:45 10:15 30
2020 Curveball 119 80.1 70 16.1 5:00 4:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 437 94.9 93 19.0 11:15 11:30 -15
2020 Slider 130 87.2 31 5.1 1:00 2:15 -75
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
! 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 -10 5 5 -4
2020 321 1,386 -5 -15 7 4 -10
2021 549 2,347 -8 -23 15 11 -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 47.6 60.1 77.8 26.6 59.4 45.5 57.6 42.5 27.8 7.2 66.9
2017 2,278 42.8 65.4 82.9 26.7 55.0 44.0 53.7 43.2 26.2 5.8 75.6
2018 2,918 44.2 63.9 76.8 30.8 45.7 42.9 57.2 45.4 34.6 5.9 76.0
2019 1,891 44.3 65.3 77.1 35.9 39.2 41.1 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 67.0 80.0 25.7 42.0 40.1 57.6 44.4 31.6 7.0 73.9
Player 12,022 44.5 64.6 78.9 29.4 47.3 42.4 58.8 45.1 32.2 6.5 72.4
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 47 52 74 86 17 82 92 78 83 74 3 81 47 73 98 41
2017 57 70 64 56 54 44 80 68 75 52 16 65 57 73 91 50
2018 85 88 81 62 86 18 35 73 72 92 35 95 85 89 80 57
2019 91 88 93 91 88 65 89 58 83 92 33 98 91 84 71 43
2020 54 56 47 39 65 13 17 58 51 84 46 86 54 81 77 40
2021 23 57 31 18 25 13 8 36 29 89 10 83 23 78 84 21
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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 15.6 -1.0 6 14 4 26.7
2020 24.4 15 12.9 2.0 4 8 6 40.0
2021 23.8 16 18.2 -2.0 12 9 11 68.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 13 20 16 18 13 17 19 16 17 17 16 10 15 16 18 11 16 17 19 8 12 13 16 16 19 17 14 17 13 18
2020 15 11 13 13 14 12 0 15 13 14 13 14 7 12 13 14 12 15 13 14 9 10 13 13 13 15 14 12 16 10 15
2021 16 21 22 18 21 16 19 21 16 16 19 18 14 14 16 20 14 23 21 19 12 17 17 19 20 19 19 17 20 17 20
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.2 94.3 0.1 95.8 1.5 95.5 -0.3 95 -0.5 95.1 0.1 undefined
Offspeed Velocity 85.4 86.3 0.9 87.5 1.2 86.3 -1.2 87.9 1.6 88.3 0.4 undefined
Breaking Velocity 79.7 83 3.3 83.4 0.4 82.3 -1.1 83.8 1.5 84 0.2 undefined
Exit Velocity 87.4 86.4 -1 87.5 1.1 88.3 0.8 87.8 -0.5 89.3 1.5 undefined
Launch Angle 12.6 13.3 0.7 10.7 -2.6 15 4.3 6.6 -8.4 12.5 5.9 undefined
Barrel % 3.2 4.3 1.1 7.2 2.9 4.7 -2.5 9.8 5.1 11 1.2 undefined
Hard Hit % 29.8 30 0.2 32.7 2.7 32 -0.7 36.9 4.9 41.2 4.3 undefined
Sweet Spot % 39.7 30.4 -9.3 33.1 2.7 31.2 -1.9 35.2 4 39.3 4.1 undefined
xBA .246 .232 -0.014 .202 -0.03 .204 0.002 .233 0.029 .233 0 undefined
BA .269 .234 -0.035 .178 -0.056 .241 0.063 .228 -0.013 .214 -0.014 undefined
xwOBA .314 .306 -0.008 .274 -0.032 .265 -0.009 .311 0.046 .336 0.025 undefined
wOBA .324 .308 -0.016 .246 -0.062 .301 0.055 .312 0.011 .305 -0.007 undefined
xSLG .358 .384 0.026 .341 -0.043 .325 -0.016 .409 0.084 .431 0.022 undefined
SLG .367 .39 0.023 .3 -0.09 .391 0.091 .429 0.038 .375 -0.054 undefined
K% 24.4 21.8 -2.6 31.6 9.8 33.3 1.7 31 -2.3 30.9 -0.1 undefined
BB% 12.7 10.8 -1.9 9.1 -1.7 9.1 0 8.9 -0.2 12.5 3.6 undefined
Swing % 42.5 43.2 0.7 45.4 2.2 48.9 3.5 47.6 -1.3 44.4 -3.2 undefined
Whiff% 27.8 26.2 -1.6 34.6 8.4 38.3 3.7 33.7 -4.6 31.6 -2.1 undefined
In Zone % 47.6 42.8 -4.8 44.2 1.4 44.3 0.1 42.1 -2.2 45.2 3.1 undefined
Out of Zone % 52.4 57.2 4.8 55.8 -1.4 55.7 -0.1 57.9 2.2 54.8 -3.1 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 26.6 26.7 0.1 30.8 4.1 35.9 5.1 33.3 -2.6 25.7 -7.6 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 22.4 21.9 -0.5 26.2 4.3 35.4 9.2 33 -2.4 28.4 -4.6 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 57.6 53.7 -3.9 57.2 3.5 68 10.8 63.5 -4.5 57.6 -5.9 undefined
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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

Pitch Distribution