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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Mike Soroka (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
42 of 52 experts
19%
Recommended by
10 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 36
Best Rank# 19# 18
Worst Rank# 110# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 87
Best Rank# 76# 73
Worst Rank# 90# 114
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6454
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.983.85
WHIP1.261.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 29# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 54
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 45
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 54# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 24
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 26
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 19# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 22# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 41
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 50
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 31# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 26# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 50
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 39
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 24# 32
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 27# 43
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 36# 45
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 28# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 43# 40
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 34
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 46# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 48# 22
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 56# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 110# 40
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2229
   
Games Started2229
   
Innings Pitched122.2175.1
   
Wins1113
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed109153
   
Earned Runs4952
   
Home Runs Allowed1214
   
Strikeouts143142
   
Walks3041
   
ERA3.622.68
   
WHIP1.141.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched61.165.4
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5765
   
Earned Runs2728
   
Home Runs Allowed87
   
Strikeouts6454
   
Walks2017
   
ERA3.983.85
   
WHIP1.261.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP,RP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
News 
 Brandon Woodruff (0-1) allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five in Friday‚Äôs 3-0 defeat to the Cubs. He earned his first loss of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 25th
Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos says Mike Soroka (Achilles) will undergo surgery within the week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
 Brandon Woodruff has been named the Opening Day starter, per manager Craig Counsell. The start will come against the Cubs.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jul 17th
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
  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
  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
  Mike Soroka was solid across six innings Friday in the season opener, allowing four hits while recording three strikeouts in the no-decision, a game where the Braves lost 1-0 to the Mets.
Steve Painter
Fri, Jul 24th
Notes 
 Last year, fantasy managers were trying to decide between Freddy Peralta, Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff. We know who the clear winner was. If Woodruff didn't miss time with an oblique injury, there's no telling how good he'd be. The Brewers bullpen will be relied upon heavily with their other starters, so expect Woodruff to be the go-to length pitcher for them this year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Aaron Nola overcame his early-career strikeout issues. Sonny Gray did, too. Is Soroka next?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Woodruff earned his breakout 2019, relying on his elite fastball to limit hard contact and avoid big innings. His solid control allows him to keep the line moving, and the Brewers' strong lineup adds to his win potential. Although he missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, he should be ready to lead the Brewers rotation this year, and can and should be drafted as a strong second-tier starter.
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
 3.01 FIP suggests he has room to improve if he can stay healthy
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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