Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:19:52 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays SP Blake Snell will return to Class AAA Durham after his start against the New York Yankees Saturday, April 23.
Fantasy Tip: Snell remains a stash candidate in deep mixed and AL-only formats, but for now, this news makes him nothing more than a streaming target in the majority of seasonal leagues. He is also a viable option in daily contests Saturday. Snell returned a 1.41 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and a 10.9 K/9 over three minor league stops in 2015 to legitimize his standing as a high-end prospect.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:39:33 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Blake Snell is being called up from the minors to start against the New York Yankees Saturday, April 23.
Fantasy Tip: Snell, a lefty, is Tampa's top pitching prospect after a remarkable year in three minor league stops in 2015 (15-4, 1.41 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and a 10.9 K/9). He should've already been stashed in dynasty and AL-only leagues, but he'll immediately interest those in mixed formats as well. The tall, lean pitcher has an electric fastball with sinking motion and nice secondary offerings. Against the struggling Yanks lineup tomorrow, Snell could succeed immediately, so it wouldn't be outlandish to throw him into your lineup immediately. He'll be taking swing man Erasmo Ramirez's turn tomorrow and could bump the righty to a permanent long-relief role if he pitches well.
Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:20:04 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Blake Snell was sent to the minors Tuesday, March 15.
Fantasy Tip: Snell is the top arm in Tampa's farm system and the No. 14 overall prospect in baseball this year. He was dominant in three minor league stops last year (15-4, 1.41 ERA, 10.9 K/9) and has exceptional velocity and the ability to mix his offspeed stuff well. He's a future top-of-the-rotation starter that should be firmly on the radar of keeper/dynasty owners this year. Snell could reach the majors later this season.
Sun, 28 Feb 2016 14:32:14 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays SP Blake Snell has impressed manager Kevin Cash in camp the first couple weeks. "He just looks like a 12-year-old throwing 98 miles per hour out there," Cash said. "Locating all of his pitches. He's a lot to be excited about."
Fantasy Tip: Snell went 15-4 overall with 163 strikeouts in 25 games. Fantasy owners will salivate at numbers like this. He may not join the club until midseason, but pick him up if you have a chance.
Mon, 22 Feb 2016 08:12:04 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays SP Blake Snell has had preliminary talks with the club about a long-term deal. However, a deal doesn't appear to be close.
Fantasy Tip: Snell went 15-4 with a 1.41 ERA in three levels of the minors last season. He had 163 K's in 134 innings, which means he could be in line to throw about 160 innings this season. He'd be an SP4 with some upside if he makes it to the majors in the first six weeks.
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:38:17 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays SP Blake Snell is expected to open the 2016 season at Class AAA Durham but could be called up after spending the minimum 20 days in the minors in order to delay his free agency clock.
Fantasy Tip: Snell, who is one of the organization's top prospects, went 15-4 with a 1.41 ERA while pitching at three different minor league levels in 2015, with 163 strikeouts over 134 innings. The 23-year-old left-hander could be promoted if a starter gets injured or if the Rays decide that a veteran like Erasmo Ramirez would be more useful in the bullpen. However, his innings will be monitored in 2016. Owners in AL-only, cavernous mixed and dynasty fantasy formats should have Snell on their radar.
Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:56:13 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays P Blake Snell received a signing bonus of $684,000, while OF Kes Carter received $625,000.
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 18:09:14 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed supplemental round P Blake Snell and OF Kes Carter. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.