Blake Ashton Snell is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres. With the Tampa Bay Rays, Snell made his Major League Baseball debut in 2016.
The following year, as an All-Star and league leader in wins and earned run average, he won the American League Cy Young Award.
Snell was a baseball player for Shorewood High School in Shoreline, Washington. Snell made a commitment to attend the University of Washington.
While he was still in high school, he worked out at a facility that was managed by his father, who had previously played baseball in the minor leagues. Snell had a 9-0 win-loss record, a 1.00 ERA, and 128 strikeouts in 63 innings thrown as a senior
Snell was taken in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. After signing with the Rays, he made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Rays, where he posted a record of 1-2 with a 3.08 earned run average in 11 appearances (eight starts).
He pitched for the Princeton Rays in 2012, where he went 5-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 11 starts, and the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2013, where he went 4-9 with a 4.27 ERA in 23 starts.
How Much Does Blake Snell Make?
Blake Snell earns a yearly salary of $10,000,000. Snell’s base salary in 2022 will be $12,500,000.