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May 22, 2024 3.1 0 3 11.40 -0.5
Apr 19, 2024 4.2 0 3 11.57 -4.5
Apr 14, 2024 4.0 0 2 12.86 -6
Apr 8, 2024 3.0 0 1 9.00 -1.5

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Blake Snell walked an incredible tightrope during a contract year in 2023, as he posted an MLB-best 2.25 ERA despite a league-worst 13.3 percent walk rate, securing the second Cy Young Award of his career. He excelled in spite of the free passes thanks to a 0.75 HR/9, 5.8 H/9 and 84.9 percent strand rate, which was also aided by the Padres' strong defense (42 DRS). Given all the free baserunners, it's not exactly a surprise his 3.77 xERA and 3.62 xFIP don't mesh with the actual results. The 31-year-old finished with 180 innings, falling one frame short of setting a career high and marking just the second time in his eight MLB seasons that he's topped 130 innings. Snell was a boon for fantasy managers in 2023 with his run prevention and punchout numbers (31.5 percent strikeout rate), but regression almost seems guaranteed between his durability and walk concerns. Even so, the left-hander's 3.56 ERA in 51 starts during the 2021-22 seasons presents a strong floor.

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2024 -12.5-3.1 15.0 3 17 9 11.40 2.07
2023 50815.9 180.0 14 9 234 99 2.25 1.19
2022 304.512.7 128.0 8 10 171 51 3.38 1.20
3y Avg. 36913.2 145.7 10 8 192 73 3.15 1.23
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Goes on paternity leave

    The Giants placed Snell on the paternity list Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Snell will be off the active roster for a few days while welcoming a new baby, but he's expected to rejoin the Giants in time for his next start, which is slated for Monday against the Phillies at Oracle Park. Reliever Nick Avila was called up from Double-A Richmond to take over Snell's spot on the 26-man active roster.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Loses control in fourth

    Snell didn't factor into the decision Wednesday against Pittsburgh, allowing four runs on four hits and four walks across 3.1 innings. He struck out five. Snell looked sharp to begin his first start after a month-long IL stint, keeping the Pirates scoreless after three frames. However, the 31-year-old crumbled in the fourth inning, yielding two walks, a hit-by-pitch and an infield single to let a run score and leave the bases loaded with one out for Sean Hjelle. Hjelle gave up a grand slam to the first batter he faced and pushed Snell's earned run total to four. Snell hasn't completed five innings in a start this season and is 0-3 with an 11.40 ERA through 15.0 innings. He's projected for a home start against the Phillies on Monday.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Activated for Wednesday start

    The Giants activated Snell (adductor) from the 15-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Snell will rejoin the rotation Wednesday after completing his recovery from a Grade 2 adductor strain. The left-hander posted an 11.57 ERA in his first three starts with the Giants this season but looked sharp during two rehab outings, not allowing a hit or a run while collecting a 17:1 K:BB in nine innings. He threw just 60 pitches in his most recent rehab outing Friday, so Snell's workload could be relatively limited Wednesday. According to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area, Snell could go on paternity leave after Wednesday's outing, but in such a scenario, he should be back in time to make his next start.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Set to rejoin rotation

    Snell (thigh) is expected to be activated from the 15-day injured list and make his next start for the Giants, likely Wednesday against the Pirates, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The veteran left-hander made his second rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, and he's apparently ready to rejoin the Giants after he struck out 10 over five scoreless frames. Snell didn't give up a run across his two rehab outings, which is an encouraging development after he posted an 11.57 ERA in his first three MLB starts of the campaign after signing late in spring training.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Next rehab start Friday

    Snell (thigh) will make another rehab start at Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. Snell fired four perfect innings while striking out seven batters during his first rehab outing at Single-A San Jose, though he'll be facing some tougher competition during his next start. Assuming everything goes smoothly, Friday is expected to be the 31-year-old's final game in the minors, putting him in line to return from the IL and start May 23 against the Pirates.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Expects another rehab start

    Snell (adductor) said that he expects to make another rehab start before returning from the 15-day injured list, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Snell had a dominant first rehab start with Single-A San Jose on Sunday, throwing an immaculate inning on his way to seven strikeouts across four perfect frames. The lefty threw just 46 pitches in the outing but did get in an additional 15 tosses in the bullpen after the appearance. Snell noted that the decision on where he will pitch next will ultimately be made by manager Bob Melvin and the team's medical staff, but the southpaw believes he could use another tune-up against stiffer competition. Snell is tracking toward a return from the IL early next week.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Four perfect frames in rehab start

    Snell (adductor) struck out seven over four perfect innings in his first rehab start with Single-A San Jose on Sunday. Snell even completed an immaculate inning in the first as part of an impressive showing from the southpaw. The results should be taken with a grain of salt given the level of competition, but the bottom line for Snell was certainly encouraging. Snell got his pitch count up to 46 in his four efficient frames, which would seem to point to him needing at least one more rehab start before being activated from the 15-day injured list. He's been out since late April with a Grade 2 adductor strain.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Set for live BP on Tuesday

    Giants manager Bob Melvin said Monday that Snell (thigh) will throw a three-inning live batting practice session Tuesday, Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Snell was cleared to face hitters after a bullpen session Saturday went off without a hitch. The Giants will wait to see how the lefty responds to Tuesday's session before determining the next steps, but Snell is trending in a positive direction. Snell hasn't pitched in more than two weeks because of a Grade 2 left adductor strain.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Limited session coming Saturday

    Snell (thigh) will throw around 50 pitches Saturday during a bullpen session, Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Manager Bob Melvin said if all goes well, the team will make a decision on whether Snell will have a rehab assignment or face hitters in live batting practice next. It was already anticipated that Snell would need more than the minimum 15 days on the injured list with his Grade 2 adductor strain, so a mid-May return is still the best-case scenario.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Throwing bullpen session

    Snell (thigh) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Snell landed on the shelf last week with a Grade 2 adductor strain, but he wasn't shut down from throwing for long. The left-hander hopes to spend close to the 15-day minimum on the injured list, though he seems likely to be sidelined a bit longer. A specific timeline for Snell's return could come into focus as he ramps up his throwing program.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Out with Grade 2 adductor strain

    Giants manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday that Snell could spend more than the minimum 15 days on the injured list after being diagnosed with a moderate left adductor strain, Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Snell first felt the injury during a recent bullpen session and still was in discomfort when he attempted to throw again, necessitating a move to the IL on Wednesday. After Snell was scratched ahead of his scheduled start, the Giants tabbed Ryan Walker to open Wednesday's contest, with Mitch White being a candidate to cover multiple innings once Walker exits the contest. Melvin didn't provide details on how the Giants plan to fill Snell's spot in the rotation for what will be a multi-week absence.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Headed to IL with adductor strain

    The Giants placed Snell on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with a left adductor strain. Snell had been scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Mets, but he's been scratched as a result of the injury and will now miss at least a couple weeks. It's not clear when or how he suffered the injury, but Snell has struggled mightily since getting off to a delayed start to his season after signing with the Giants late in spring training. Over his three starts, Snell has posted a 11.57 ERA, 1.97 WHIP and 12:5 K:BB in 11.2 innings. With Snell on the shelf, Ryan Walker will serve as the Giants' opening pitcher Wednesday in a bullpen day.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Lit up for five runs

    Snell (0-3) took the loss Friday against Arizona, allowing five runs on nine hits and one walk over 4.2 innings. He struck out three. Snell continued to look rusty -- he last gave up nine hits in a June 16, 2021 start in Colorado. The 31-year-old lefty has struggled tremendously out of the gate, generating an 11.57 ERA, 1.97 WHIP and 12:5 K:BB in 11.2 innings. Snell will look to get back on track in his next start, slated to come against the Mets at home.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Crushed by Rays

    Snell (0-2) yielded seven runs on six hits and two walks over four innings Sunday, striking out four and taking a loss against Tampa Bay. Snell struggled out of the gate Sunday, coughing up three runs in the first inning. He later allowed a three-run homer to Rene Pinto that would be the deciding factor in the loss. Snell has been hammered for 10 runs over seven innings as he looks to shake off the rust after signing with the Giants late in spring training. The 31-year-old southpaw forced 12 whiffs Sunday, including five with his changeup. Snell is currently in line to make his next start in a home matchup against the Diamondbacks.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: One week from season debut

    Snell will make his first start of the 2024 season April 8 against the Nationals, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Snell has looked sharp while at extended spring training, and the team has decided that he's ready to make his regular-season debut. The southpaw will throw one more sim game later in the week in preparation, per Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area, before he toes the rubber in looks to be a favorable matchup at his new home ballpark.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: To throw again Friday

    Snell could throw up to five innings in his next appearance, which is scheduled for Friday, Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Giants have yet to decide where Snell will throw Friday, but it's a good sign to see him continuing to ramp up after signing late in spring training. It's already been reported that the southpaw won't be ready for Opening Day, though how much regular-season action he'll miss remains to be determined. The club could have a better idea following his upcoming outing.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Slated for MiLB appearance Sunday

    Giants manager Bob Melvin said Friday that Snell will pitch in a minor-league game Sunday, Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Snell threw his first bullpen session Thursday since signing with the Giants and over the weekend will get into some game action. The left-hander has already said he will not be ready for Opening Day as he ramps up his workload following a late signing. It's not clear when he might make his regular-season debut, but the Giants will determine Snell's next steps following Sunday's outing.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Won't be ready for Opening Day

    Snell said Wednesday that he will not be ready for Opening Day, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Snell said he got stretched out to 60 pitches while throwing on his own, but that's without the adrenaline of facing major-league hitters. The left-hander will throw a bullpen session Thursday and the Giants will set up a schedule for Snell after that. While the reigning National League Cy Young winner figures to be ready to make his first regular season start early on, a more specific timetable will be available following Thursday's mound session.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Expects to pitch in game soon

    Snell said Wednesday that he will throw a bullpen session Thursday and expects to pitch in a game soon, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The Giants, understandably, are not ready to commit to when Snell might be ready to pitch for them, but it sounds like he could get in a Cactus League start before the schedule runs out. Whether that would be sufficient enough for him to be ready to take a turn when the regular season begins isn't clear at this juncture, but more will be known about Snell's timeline in the coming days.
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  • Giants' Blake Snell: Inks two-year deal with Giants

    Snell agreed to a two-year, $62 million contract with San Francisco on Monday, which includes an opt-out after the 2024 season, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports. Snell finally has a landing spot after several teams balked at his asking price over the offseason and into spring training. He'll benefit from one of the more pitcher-friendly home ballparks in Oracle Park and join 2023 National League Cy Young finalist Logan Webb at the top of the Giants' rotation to form one of the deadliest one-two punches in all of baseball. It remains to be seen how soon Snell will be able to ramp up for the 2024 season with only 10 days remaining before Opening Day, but he just tossed four simulated innings Friday and could make an appearance in a game situation later this week, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
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