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Ian Snell

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 200   DOB: 10/30/1981   BORN: Dover, DE   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Dodgers in March of 2012.

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Ian Snell Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 22 AA ALT 26 26 0 151.0 147 53 16 142 40 11 7 0 3.16 1.24
2005 23 AAA IND 18 18 0 112.0 90 46 14 104 23 11 3 0 3.70 1.01
2005 23 MAJ PIT 15 5 0 42.0 43 24 5 34 24 1 2 0 5.14 1.60
2006 24 MAJ PIT 37 32 0 186.0 198 98 29 169 74 14 11 0 4.74 1.46
2007 25 MAJ PIT 35 32 0 208.0 209 87 22 177 68 9 12 0 3.76 1.33
2008 26 MAJ PIT 32 31 0 164.3 201 99 18 135 89 7 12 0 5.42 1.76
2009 27 AAA IND 6 6 1 37.3 28 4 0 47 13 2 2 0 0.96 1.10
2009 27 MAJ PIT 16 15 0 80.7 87 48 7 52 44 2 8 0 5.36 1.62
2009 27 MAJ SEA 12 12 0 64.3 61 30 7 37 39 5 2 0 4.20 1.55
2009  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ PIT/SEA 28 27 0 145.0 148 78 14 89 83 7 10 0 4.84 1.59
2010 28 AAA Tac 9 9 0 48.2 58 36 6 39 22 3 4 0 0 0 6.66 1.66
2010 28 MAJ SEA 12 8 0 46.3 60 33 10 26 25 0 5 0 0 0 6.41 1.83
2011 29 AAA Alb 6 5 0 22.0 26 27 11 18 17 1 2 0 0 0 11.05 1.95
Career  (View All) MAJ   162 136 0 803.7 873 429 100 639 372 38 53 0 4.80 1.55

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Ian Snell Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Ian Snell Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 22 AA ALT 26 26 151.0 8.46 2.38 3.55 0.95 78.4% 3.16 3.59 .316
2005 23 AAA IND 18 18 112.0 8.36 1.85 4.52 1.13 67.7% 3.70 3.61 .264
2005 23 MAJ PIT 15 5 42.0 7.29 5.14 1.42 1.07 69.4% 5.14 4.90 .310
2006 24 MAJ PIT 37 32 186.0 8.18 3.58 2.28 1.40 1.10 71.6% 4.74 4.64 .322
2007 25 MAJ PIT 35 32 208.0 7.66 2.94 2.60 0.95 1.16 74.5% 3.76 3.89 .313
2008 26 MAJ PIT 32 31 164.3 7.39 4.87 1.52 0.99 0.97 70.2% 92.2 MPH 5.42 4.66 .358
2009 27 AAA IND 6 6 37.3 11.33 3.13 3.62 0.00 90.2% 0.96 1.81 .325
2009 27 MAJ PIT 16 15 80.7 5.80 4.91 1.18 0.78 1.02 66.9% 91.8 MPH 5.36 4.73 .313
2009 27 MAJ SEA 12 12 64.3 5.18 5.46 0.95 0.98 1.02 75.3% 91.8 MPH 4.20 5.34 .272
2009  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ PIT/SEA 28 27 145.0 5.52 5.15 1.07 0.87 1.02 70.5% 91.8 MPH 4.84 5.00 .295
2010 28 AAA Tac 9 9 48.2 7.28 4.11 1.77 1.12 59.5% 6.66 4.69 .349
2010 28 MAJ SEA 12 8 46.3 5.05 4.86 1.04 1.94 0.77 69.3% 91.1 MPH 6.41 6.57 .323
2011 29 AAA Alb 6 5 22.0 7.36 6.95 1.06 4.50 50% 11.05 10.52 .254
Career MAJ   162 136 803.7 7.16 4.17 1.72 1.12 71.3% 4.80 4.66 .322

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Worst Matchups for Ian Snell (by OPS against, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jimmy Rollins PHI 19 12 1 3 2 0 0 .632 1.263 1.930
Brian McCann NY-A 16 9 3 7 2 1 0 .563 1.250 1.861
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 21 10 3 5 1 5 0 .476 .952 1.474
Albert Pujols ANA 35 15 5 10 8 3 1 .429 .914 1.460
Prince Fielder TEX 18 8 1 2 4 2 0 .444 .722 1.268
Miguel Cabrera DET 14 5 2 7 1 1 0 .357 .857 1.257
Yadier Molina STL 25 10 1 2 6 3 2 .400 .680 1.211
Kurt Suzuki MIN 11 5 1 5 0 0 0 .455 .727 1.182
Bobby Abreu NY-N 12 5 0 0 5 2 2 .417 .583 1.172
Jeff Keppinger CHI-A 15 7 0 4 1 0 1 .467 .667 1.167

Best Matchups for Ian Snell (by OPS against, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kelly Johnson NY-A 15 3 0 1 2 4 0 .200 .200 .494
Jeff Francoeur SD 20 3 0 1 2 8 0 .150 .200 .427
Ryan Howard PHI 13 2 0 2 2 6 1 .154 .154 .404
Ryan Ludwick CIN 13 2 0 0 0 7 0 .154 .231 .385
Chase Utley PHI 11 1 0 1 1 3 1 .091 .182 .348
David Wright NY-N 15 2 0 3 1 6 0 .133 .133 .310
Curtis Granderson NY-N 10 1 0 0 0 4 0 .100 .100 .200
Ryan Sweeney CHI-N 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .200
Kevin Kouzmanoff TEX 10 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .167
Kyle Lohse MIL 11 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Ian Snell: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Snell has come out of retirement to sign a minor league deal with the Dodgers, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

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Snell may be reconsidering his abrupt retirement, MLB.com reports.

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Snell has been released by the Cards and will retire, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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While Snell hasn't been eliminated from the race for the fifth starter's job, he probably has farther to go than the other candidates, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Snell and Miguel Batista will get a starter's workload at the beginning of spring, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Snell signed a minor league contract with the Cardinals on Friday that includes an invitation to big league spring training, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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The Mariners declined a $6.75 contract option on Snell, who opted to become a free agent rather than accept a minor-league assignment.

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Snell cleared waivers and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Tacoma, the Associated Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2011

Snell started last season in the Seattle rotation before a demotion to the bullpen and then one to the minors. A free agent, he'll latch on somewhere, but whatever upside he had at one point is long gone, and he'll be lucky if he doesn't start the season in the minors. A 26:25 K:BB and 6.41 ERA from 2010 don't make a good case for a roster spot, let alone a rotation spot.

2010

Snell came to the Mariners in a deadline deal last season, joining the rotation for the final two months. He had some initial struggles, but ultimately proved decent, giving up two runs or less in seven of his last nine starts. Not that he impressed; his K:BB was a poor 28:27 in those final nine starts. Still, as a fifth starter, the Mariners could do worse. Fantasy rosters, though, don't always have that luxury. Snell will go to camp with an eye on the last spot in the rotation and the hope of resurrecting his career. If he doesn't land the job, he'll probably have to head back to Triple-A Tacoma.

2009

Snell sunk fantasy teams in 2008 with a total lack of control. After a 2007 campaign in which the diminutive righty struck out 177 (with 68 walks) and registered a 3.76 ERA in 208 innings, Snell fell apart with a 5.42 ERA, 135:89 K:BB ratio and a 1.76 WHIP. An unwillingness to pitch inside seems to allow batters to take their cracks at Snell, something that new pitching coach Joe Kerrigan says he promises to change. Snell did close out the season on a minor run in September -- going 2-2 with a 3.67 ERA in 27 innings -- but he has plenty of questions to answer in 2009. Snell features a good fastball and slider, so if he's able to regain some confidence he could prove to be a fantasy bargain.

2008

Snell moped his way to a 9-12 mark with a 3.76 ERA and 1.332 WHIP in 2007. Although only seven of the 87 runs he allowed were unearned, the defense behind Snell was consistently terrible. He's better than a 9-12 pitcher, but he showed his immaturity by constantly complaining about his teammates through the media, though he claimed to be providing leadership. There's no reason to not expect a rebound from him and he might come at a discount, given his final numbers. Prior to the All-Star break Snell went 7-5 with a 2.93 ERA and 1.170 WHIP in 116.2 innings. At some point in his career the 26-year-old figures to put up those types of numbers over the course of a season. For that to happen in Pittsburgh this summer, however, everything will have to break the hard-throwing hurler's way.

2007

Snell's chip on his shoulder paid off in 2006 as he proved his doubters wrong. After getting off to a miserable start in April -- his earned run average sat at 5.79 after five starts -- the temperamental Snell turned into the Pirates' most reliable starter. The 25-year-old righty with a sharp-breaking slider and a mid-90s fastball finished with a 14-11 record, collecting 169 strikeouts in 186 innings. He's got plenty to work on, as evidenced by a 1.46 WHIP, but Snell did better than anyone other than himself expected in 2006. With three other starters throwing from the left side, Snell benefits from pitching righthanded. Because of his strikeout ability, Snell has plenty of long-range potential and should post numbers similar to last year's in 2007.

2006

The Pirates finally gave Snell a chance to see what he could do in 2005, and the results were spotty. He went 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA in 42 innings, as opposing hitters seemed content to wait for a nice fastball -- the only pitch he consistently threw for strikes. Snell had a standout season at Triple-A prior to his recall, notching a no-hitter and an 11-3 record with a 3.70 ERA. Despite his lack of size (5-foot-11, 180 pounds), Snell struck out 104 in 122 innings. If Snell can improve his repertoire of pitches - he's working on a changeup, then he has a decent shot of becoming an effective pitcher at the major-league level. He's expected to compete for the fifth starter's spot in spring training.

2005

Snell, who made two relief appearances and one start for Pittsburgh late last year, has a solid chance of making the opening day roster, if not as a starter, as a middle reliever. The knock on Snell is his slight frame, but he has good stuff (mid-90s heater) and a good makeup, which has placed him on a fast-track to the bigs, where down the road he may end up providing as much, or more fantasy value than some of the more heralded arms in the Bucs system.

2004

Snell, who was named the Pirates' minor-league pitcher of the year, went 10-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 20 starts at high Single-A Lynchburg and 4-0 with a 1.96 ERA in six starts after being promoted to Double-A Altoona. Combined, he had 145 strikeouts and 43 walks in 153 innings. Size has been a knock against the 5-foot-11, 163-pound righty, but it was for a young Pedro Martinez as well. Consider him if you are in a keeper league and can afford to stash him.

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