Last year, Blake Snell had a 3.54 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Hootie hoo, that’s wonky as all get-out. For players with that terrible of a WHIP since 2000, there was only one guy under a 4 ERA (Chad Billingsley in 2006 with a 3.80 ERA) and most guys weren’t even below a 5 ERA. Snell’s walk rate 5.2 was horrific. *Insert Tyra Banks’ “We were all rooting for you” GIF* Forget it my dude, you Snell with an em, nah’mean? So, what else is up, my dudes and five girl dude readers? Yeah, forget Snell, he’s out of control. Literally. Speak on your winter break. You hit the sauna, you look sweaty? Oh, you just ran up one flight of steps? Just one step? Gotcha. So what else is new? *taps finger, scratches chin* Well, maybe we should look at Snell anyway since we’re here. I mean, we have the time and you just have anecdotes that involve fast food milkshakes and girls that you think like you that don’t. So, what can we expect from Blake Snell for 2017 fantasy baseball and what makes him a sleeper?Please, blog, may I have some more?
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Despite their lack of fanfare from a player development standpoint, the Baltimore Orioles have done as good a job as any in developing major league talent. The usual knocks are their inability to develop, and keep major league starters. As players like Jake Arrieta, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Zack Davies have found varying degrees of success outside of Avon Barksdale’s home turf. While starters have alluded the Orioles, top notch bullpen talent has not. There’s little questions as to who’s developed the best homegrown bullpen in the world. In addition to the pen they’ve cultivated young superstar Manny Machado, and nurtured Rangers washout Chris Davis into a perennial 40 home run threat. In fact they were tied for the most homegrown players of any team in the 2016 MLB playoffs. At present the Orioles system lacks high impact fantasy talent, but features several intriguing players for deeper dynasty leagues. In other words, it could suck more than it does….Please, blog, may I have some more?