Blake Ashton Snell was born on December 4, 1992, he is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2016 and won the Cy Young Award in the American League (AL) in 2018, when he was an All-Star and led the league in both wins and earned run average (ERA).
The Tampa Bay Rays selected Snell in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft. He signed with the Rays and made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Rays, where he was 1–2 with a 3.08 ERA in 11 games (eight starts). He spent 2012 with the Princeton Rays, pitching to a 5–1 record and a 2.09 ERA in 11 starts, and 2013 with the Bowling Green Hot Rods where he compiled a 4–9 record and a 4.27 ERA in 23 starts.
On December 29, 2020, the Rays traded Snell to the San Diego Padres in exchange for prospects Luis Patiño, Blake Hunt, and Cole Wilcox, along with catcher Francisco Mejía. For the Padres, Snell slotted in as the team’s number 2 pitcher. Snell regressed a bit in 2021, as he ended the year with a 7-6 record, and a 4.20 ERA over 27 starts.
Snell initially had trouble going deep into games, not completing six innings until his ninth start of the year. After two more starts where he failed to get out of the fourth inning, Snell pitched seven shutout innings against the Mets on June 4, giving up only one hit. Snell missed a pair of starts in the summer due to a bout with food poisoning.
Snell finished strong, posting a 1.83 ERA in his final eight starts of the year, including seven innings of no-hit ball against the Diamondbacks on August 31. He left his September 12 start early due to left adductor tightness. He was placed on the IL the following day, and he would not return.
Snell’s preparations for the 2022 season were interrupted by the lockout, and he was behind the other starting pitchers in building innings in spring training. In his first scheduled start of the regular season, Snell again felt adductor tightness while warming up in the bullpen, and he did not pitch in the game.
After going to the IL, Snell returned to the starting rotation on May 18, pitching 32⁄3 innings against the Phillies. With Snell’s return, the Padres opted to go with a 6-man rotation to keep MacKenzie Gore in the starting line-up and lower stress on arms.
Who Is Blake Snell Brother Dru Snell?
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