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Who Should I Draft?

Brad Hand or Mike Soroka (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 36
Best Rank# 18# 18
Worst Rank# 59# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 108# 87
Best Rank# 92# 73
Worst Rank# 124# 114
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3154
Wins14
Saves120
ERA3.503.85
WHIP1.171.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 22
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 38
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 39# 46
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 29# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 37# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 41# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 36
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 41# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 43# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 29# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 31# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 29
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 33# 32
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 34# 29
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 31
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 36
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 37# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 34
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 39
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 42# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 44# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 45# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 40
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 52# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 59# 50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6029
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched57.0175.1
   
Wins613
   
Losses44
   
Saves340
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed53153
   
Earned Runs2152
   
Home Runs Allowed614
   
Strikeouts84142
   
Walks1841
   
ERA3.302.68
   
WHIP1.241.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2311
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched23.465.4
   
Wins14
   
Losses13
   
Saves120
   
Blown Saves20
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2065
   
Earned Runs928
   
Home Runs Allowed37
   
Strikeouts3154
   
Walks817
   
ERA3.503.85
   
WHIP1.171.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brad Hand
RP - CLE
Brad Hand
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
News 
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand earned a hold in a 5-4 win over the White Sox on Sunday night. Hand allowed one run to score in 1/3 of an inning.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Aug 10th
The Braves announced that Mike Soroka underwent successful surgery to repair his torn Achilles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 9th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a 2-0 win over the Reds on Wednesday. Hand walked one and struck out two.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 5th
Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos says Mike Soroka (Achilles) will undergo surgery within the week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand tossed a scoreless ninth to nail down a 4-2 win over the Reds on Tuesday. Hand struck out one in the frame.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Aug 4th
Braves starter Mike Soroka left Monday's matchup against the New York Mets after falling down attempting to cover first base and being helped off the field. Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution is now reporting that Soroka tore his right Achilles and is done for the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand allowed four runs in a 4-0 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday. Hand recorded just one out in the game while walking one.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 29th
Mike Soroka left Monday's start in the top of the third inning with an apparent lower leg injury. He was replaced by Chris Rusin.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Cleveland Indians closer Brad Hand picked up his second save of the season in a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. Hand allowed one run and struck out two in his inning of work.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jul 28th
Braves starter Mike Soroka allowed two earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rays Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jul 30th
Notes 
 The only thing that would hurt Hand's value this year is if the Indians trade him away.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Aaron Nola overcame his early-career strikeout issues. Sonny Gray did, too. Is Soroka next?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Hand didn't have a bad year by any means, but there were two major areas of decline. The first was a cratering of his ground ball rate, and the second was that batters simply hit his fastball much, much better than in previous years. Hand is a reliever, which means volatility, and his strikeout rate remains well above-average. But with just a club option left on his deal, he could be a candidate to be dealt if the Indians struggle out of the gate.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Soroka wasn't even necessarily supposed to begin 2019 in the Braves rotation but quickly developed into an ace. Although there's little reason to knock his year, his 7.32/9 strikeout rate ranked 49th out of 61 qualified starters. With an xFIP more than a run higher than his 2.68 ERA, there's every reason to expect regression. Still, there's room Soroka to continue to be an excellent fantasy option despite a step back, so don't avoid him during your draft.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Wish his Ks were higher, but he was a stud from the start in 2019 and should be a valuable fantasy starter again this season.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Lack of strikeouts makes him a risky bet in the juiced ball era
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros