Blake Ashton Snell (born December 4, 1992), 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.
Snell’s preparations for the 2022 season were interrupted by the lock-out, 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 an 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.
There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.