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Blake Snell
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
2021 0 0 1.86 2 2 0 9.2 16 1.24
6 Seasons 42 30 3.21 110 110 0 565.2 664 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 2 0-0 1.86 9.2 16 1.24
6 Seasons 110 42-30 3.21 565.2 664 1.24

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 1716 252 8 3.2 87.4 110.4 12.6 39.7 .246 .357 .324 .313 .359 29.9 24.4 12.7 3.54 4.28
2017 2278 368 16 4.3 86.4 113.1 13.3 30.4 .231 .381 .309 .306 .342 30 21.8 10.8 4.04 4.06
2018 2918 414 30 7.2 87.5 117.9 10.7 33.1 .202 .341 .247 .275 .358 32.7 31.6 9.1 1.89 3.20
2019 1891 253 12 4.7 88.3 111.5 15 31.2 .204 .325 .301 .265 .352 32 33.3 9.1 4.29 3.11
2020 872 122 12 9.8 87.8 109.7 6.6 35.2 .232 .402 .316 .311 .410 36.9 31 8.9 3.24 4.13
2021 173 21 2 9.5 89.6 108.2 13.3 38.1 .201 .372 .255 .293 .420 38.1 37.2 14 1.86 3.18
9848 1430 80 5.6 87.4 117.9 12.1 33.5 .219 .356 .291 .290 .358 31.8 28.4 10.2
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Snell relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(46.8%) ,
Slider
(22%) ,
Changeup
(20.8%) ,
Curveball
(10.4%) ,


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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 81 69 12 46.8 94.9 15 13 4 2 1 0 1 5 8 .308 .248 .615 .582 .432 .386 91.3 15 2382 6.8 19.4 35.7
2021 Slider 38 29 9 22.0 86.7 15 14 2 1 1 0 0 8 6 .143 .164 .214 .285 .190 .221 94.8 8 2469 6.7 54.2 36.4
2021 Changeup 36 36 0 20.8 89.0 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .311 .000 .348 .199 .405 81.6 17 1694 6.8 45.5 0.0
2021 Curveball 18 16 2 10.4 78.8 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .000 .074 .000 .095 .000 .071 88.1 13 2423 6.6 44.4 30.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 441 320 121 50.6 95.0 105 89 29 15 6 0 8 21 69 .326 .322 .663 .603 .452 .434 91.1 16 2404 7.1 22.8 18.4
2020 Changeup 173 173 0 19.8 88.0 28 27 7 6 0 0 1 0 27 .259 .256 .370 .355 .285 .283 80.2 -16 1740 7.1 31.1 0.0
2020 Slider 131 66 65 15.0 87.4 31 30 1 1 0 0 0 17 13 .033 .041 .033 .047 .051 .060 80.4 -1 2463 7.0 49.3 23.3
2020 Curveball 127 103 24 14.6 80.1 39 38 5 3 1 0 1 25 13 .132 .157 .237 .244 .186 .205 84.9 5 2445 7.0 61.8 32.9
! 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 %
2016 38.9 23.8 31 6.3 28.2 39.7 32.1 3.2 27.4 26.6 32.1 6.3 3.2
2017 44.8 25 21.7 8.4 31.3 36.1 32.6 5.2 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 3.4 35.7 25.8 22.2 4.8 7.2
2019 38.7 22.9 28.5 9.9 37.5 34 28.5 0.8 32.4 28.1 27.3 6.7 4.7
2020 50 16.4 30.3 3.3 37.7 39.3 23 4.9 38.5 18.9 23.8 4.1 9.8
2021 47.6 33.3 19 0 57.1 19 23.8 0 38.1 28.6 14.3 9.5 9.5
43.4 24.1 25.7 6.7 31.9 37.8 30.3 3.4 33 26.1 25.2 5.8 5.6
45.3 22 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 Curveball SD L 18 78.8 57.7 2.3 4 13.7 6.6 94
2021 Slider SD L 38 86.7 35.8 1.3 4 5 0.6 13
2021 4-Seamer SD L 81 94.9 11.2 1.4 11 5.4 -1.2 -19
2021 Changeup SD L 36 89 21.6 -2.8 -12 12.2 -1.2 -9
2020 Curveball TB L 126 80.1 52.9 -1.8 -3 9.7 2.7 39
2020 Changeup TB L 170 88 23.9 -2.1 -8 12.8 0.5 4
2020 4-Seamer TB L 438 95 11.9 1.1 9 5.7 -0.9 -13
2020 Slider TB L 131 87.4 32.4 -1.9 -6 3.8 0.2 6
2019 Curveball TB L 464 81 50.7 -1.3 -2 5.6 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 2.1 16 6.3 0 0
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 1.9 6 4.9 1.3 36
2018 Curveball TB L 588 81.3 54.1 2.1 4 6 0.1 2
2018 Changeup TB L 559 87.5 23.4 -3.6 -13 13.3 0 0
2017 Changeup TB L 481 86.3 20.7 -4.7 -19 9.4 -3.3 -26
2017 Curveball TB L 229 79.1 55.1 1.2 2 6.9 0.5 7
2017 4-Seamer TB L 1252 94.3 11.6 1.1 9 1.5 -4.9 -76
2017 Slider TB L 313 86 33.1 0.4 1 5.7 2.2 63
2016 Changeup TB L 304 85.4 22.1 -4.6 -17 14.2 1.4 11
2016 Slider TB L 207 83.2 41.3 6.4 18 0.9 -4.7 -123
2016 Curveball TB L 214 76.4 60.3 3.4 6 2.6 -1.8 -41
2016 4-Seamer TB L 976 94.2 11.8 0.8 6 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 %
2021 Curveball -9.4 -2 18 10.4 5 0 0 0 44.4 60 30 .074 .095 .071 0
2021 Changeup -1.5 -1 36 20.8 7 0 0 .329 45.5 0 0 .311 .348 .407 20
2021 Slider -3.2 -1 38 22 15 .143 .214 .25 54.2 53.3 36.4 .164 .285 .221 50
2021 4-Seamer -0.1 0 81 46.8 15 .308 .615 .43 19.4 33.3 35.7 .248 .582 .386 50
2020 Changeup -1.3 -2 173 19.8 28 .259 .37 .289 31.1 0 0 .256 .355 .284 18.5
2020 Slider -4.1 -5 131 15 31 .033 .033 .052 49.3 54.8 23.3 .041 .047 .06 7.7
2020 Curveball -2.3 -3 127 14.6 39 .132 .237 .188 61.8 64.1 32.9 .157 .244 .205 30.8
2020 4-Seamer 1.4 6 441 50.6 105 .326 .663 .465 22.8 20 18.4 .322 .603 .434 50.7
2019 Slider 2.4 3 127 6.7 29 .32 .56 .421 50.9 31 20.9 .209 .366 .305 31.3
2019 Changeup 0.6 2 385 20.4 76 .246 .323 .326 46.7 10.5 12.7 .234 .299 .299 14
2019 Curveball -0.4 -2 464 24.5 119 .174 .376 .277 54.9 51.3 28.2 .159 .305 .236 37.5
2019 4-Seamer -0.5 -5 914 48.3 216 .265 .4 .319 27.1 31.9 21.2 .217 .339 .265 37.9
2018 Slider -4.1 -11 266 9.1 87 .096 .193 .132 48.3 48.3 33.3 .169 .271 .207 23.3
2018 Curveball -2.1 -12 588 20.2 145 .126 .196 .169 53.2 64.1 30.5 .122 .179 .143 38
2018 Changeup -1.8 -10 559 19.2 145 .195 .361 .299 31 6.2 14.1 .259 .453 .338 22.6
2018 4-Seamer -0.5 -8 1500 51.4 320 .222 .359 .318 24.7 24.1 19.9 .226 .393 .327 39.8
2017 Curveball -1.2 -3 229 10.1 52 .184 .224 .21 51.1 53.8 29.5 .126 .142 .151 9.5
2017 Slider 0.4 1 313 13.7 87 .205 .301 .259 48.4 48.3 24.9 .167 .251 .21 29.3
2017 Changeup -1 -5 481 21.1 134 .258 .419 .318 26.7 11.2 18.3 .254 .428 .314 28.2
2017 4-Seamer 0.1 1 1252 55 271 .24 .44 .352 14.1 12.5 11.7 .265 .457 .365 33.3
! 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 167 88 98 17.1 10:45 10:15 30
2020 Curveball 122 80.1 69 16 5:00 4:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 432 95 93 19 11:15 11:30 -15
2020 Slider 127 87.4 31 4.9 1:00 2:00 -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 399 1702 -9 -9 14 6 2
2017 544 2275 -9 -22 17 10 -5
2018 697 2913 -19 -41 13 5 -42
2019 460 1982 -4 -9 5 5 -4
2020 321 1386 -6 -15 7 3 -10
2021 42 173 -1 -4 1 0 -4
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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 60.3 77.7 26.8 59.4 45.5 57.6 42.5 27.8 7.2 67.5
2017 2278 42.8 65.4 82.9 26.7 55 44 53.8 43.2 26.2 5.8 75.6
2018 2918 44.2 63.9 76.8 30.8 45.7 42.9 57.1 45.4 34.6 5.9 76
2019 1891 44.3 65.3 77.1 35.9 39.2 41.1 68 48.9 38.3 6.7 68.5
2020 872 42.1 67.3 78.1 33.3 47 39.3 63.5 47.6 33.7 6.9 70
2021 173 46.8 67.9 80 27.2 28 41 51.2 46.2 36.3 8.7 60
9848 44.3 64.2 78.6 30.3 48 42.9 59 45.3 32.4 6.4 71.8
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 41 45 72 85 14 82 92 78 84 74 3 81 41 73 98 44
2017 56 68 65 56 54 44 80 69 74 52 16 65 56 73 91 54
2018 84 87 80 60 85 18 35 74 71 92 35 95 84 89 79 60
2019 90 86 92 90 86 65 89 58 83 92 33 98 90 84 71 46
2020 54 55 48 43 64 13 17 58 51 84 46 86 54 81 78 41
2021 65 69 60 50 58 17 41 50 56 85 24 82 65
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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 15.3 0 6 13 5 33.3
2020 24.4 15 12.6 2 3 8 6 40
2021 24.7 1 0.2 1 2 0 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 13 20 15 18 13 13 17 16 16 17 15 10 15 15 18 12 15 17 18 8 13 15 17 16 19 14 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
2021 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
! 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 94.2 94.3 0.1 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 % 29.9 30 0.1 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 .246 .231 -0.015 .202 -0.029 .204 0.002 .232 0.028
BA .269 .234 -0.035 .178 -0.056 .241 0.063 .228 -0.013
xwOBA .313 .306 -0.007 .275 -0.031 .265 -0.01 .311 0.046
wOBA .324 .309 -0.015 .247 -0.062 .301 0.054 .316 0.015
xSLG .357 .381 0.024 .341 -0.04 .325 -0.016 .402 0.077
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 % 42.5 43.2 0.7 45.4 2.2 48.9 3.5 47.6 -1.3
Whiff% 27.8 26.2 -1.6 34.6 8.4 38.3 3.7 33.7 -4.6
In Zone Swing % 47.5 42.8 -4.7 44.2 1.4 44.3 0.1 42.1 -2.2
Out of Zone Swing % 52.5 57.2 4.7 55.8 -1.4 55.7 -0.1 57.9 2.2
First Pitch Swing % 22.4 22 -0.4 26.1 4.1 35.4 9.3 33 -2.4
First Pitch Strike % 57.6 53.8 -3.8 57.1 3.3 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 544 .308 470 85 18.1 74 25 33.8
2018 698 .247 561 35 6.2 137 28 20.4
2019 440 .301 366 40 10.9 74 20 27.0
2020 202 .313 155 31 20.0 47 7 14.9
2021 42 .255 35 0 0.0 7 0 0.0

Pitch Distribution