Many players in baseball have struggled in the first half of the season. We often tend to be optimistic and believe it has to get better. For some players, the first half is a sign of things to come and it won't get better

Blake Snell is one of them. The hope was the move to San Diego would enable the left-handed pitcher to throw more innings as the Rays were conservative with him and didn't allow him to throw deep into games. Snell didn't pitch six innings in any start in 2020, averaging 4.5 innings per start. It's been worse with the Padres. Snell has made 16 starts and pitched only 70.1 innings. He is 3-3 with a 4.99 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 29.2 percent strikeout rate and a 13.8 percent walk rate.

Snell has pitched at least six innings twice...