Monday, June 6, 2011

Rays Supplemental 1st Round Pick - 52nd Overall: Blake Snell

Guess what? He's from Washington. High school lefty.

BaseballAmerica: (rated #184 overall)
Snell is a long and lean 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, but he has narrow, sloping shoulders and may always be skinny, and scouts don't see anywhere to put a lot of added weight on his frame. His fastball sits between 88-92 mph, and he has touched 94 this season. While that grades out as an average fastball, scouts question whether he'll be able to maintain that velocity over a full minor league season because of his frame. His curveball and changeup are just average at best. Snell has performed well this season and wasn't fazed when there were 40-50 scouts behind the backstop. Snell was home schooled until this year and was committed to Washington's banner class, but he has not yet qualified academically, which may make him more signable. Because of his signability, his velocity and how well he has performed in front of crosscheckers, Snell could get popped as high as the supplemental first round, though on pure talent he would probably go a few rounds later.



  1. Over drafted to save $$.

  2. heard today from a familys resource that Snell is going to sign

  3. Snell signed on 6/16 according to the SP Times and Baseball America.