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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Mike Soroka (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
50 of 50 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 63
Best Rank# 4# 36
Worst Rank# 27# 172
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 165
Best Rank# 32# 153
Worst Rank# 50# 191
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts191110
Wins119
Saves00
ERA3.453.84
WHIP1.131.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 68
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 108
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 69
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 76
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 19# 64
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 66
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 13# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 172
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 68
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 13# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 73
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 67
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 58
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 91
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 58
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 11# 51
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 4# 40
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 72
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 113
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 69
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 61
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 64
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 13# 64
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 65
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 8# 65
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 61
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 14# 66
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 59
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 50
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 14# 65
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 13# 52
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 50
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 11# 49
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 13# 63
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 13# 89
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 13# 56
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 14# 74
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 10# 86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played133
   
Games Started133
   
Innings Pitched74.214.2
   
Wins30
   
Losses51
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5511
   
Earned Runs256
   
Home Runs Allowed90
   
Strikeouts918
   
Walks187
   
ERA3.053.95
   
WHIP0.991.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3024
   
Games Started2924
   
Innings Pitched165.5131.6
   
Wins119
   
Losses86
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed141127
   
Earned Runs6356
   
Home Runs Allowed2014
   
Strikeouts191110
   
Walks4636
   
ERA3.453.84
   
WHIP1.131.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
News 
 Brandon Woodruff pitched to a no-decision Saturday against the Dodgers, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk across six innings. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Sun, May 2nd
Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports Braves RHP Mike Soroka (Achilles, shoulder) isn't expected back in the big league rotation before June.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 27th
 Brandon Woodruff (2-0) earned the win Sunday against the Cubs, tossing six scoreless innings while allowing two hits and two walks. He struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 25th
Braves RHP Mike Soroka (Achilles, shoulder) has yet to resume throwing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 26th
 Brandon Woodruff (1-0) allowed one run on one hit and three walks while striking out seven over six innings against the Padres on Monday, earning the win.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Apr 20th
Braves pitcher Mike Soroka (shoulder) has not begun throwing and does not have a timetable for a return.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 20th
 Brandon Woodruff allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out six across six innings Tuesday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 14th
Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka felt right shoulder discomfort while pitching at the team's alternate training site on Tuesday and is being shut down for two weeks. He is dealing with right shoulder inflammation, but there is no structural damage, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Apr 7th
 Brandon Woodruff allowed one hit and struck out eight over seven innings in Wednesday's win over the Cubs. He did not factor in the decision.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 7th
The Braves placed RHP Mike Soroka (Achilles) on the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 31st
Notes 
 There were some skeptics after Woodruff succeeded in 2019 based largely on one pitch - his devastating fastball - but he put those concerns to rest in 2020. His ERA (3.05) and WHIP (0.99) were incredibly strong, particularly when you consider that he struck out more than 11 batters per nine innings. Woodruff's fastball hits rests at 96 MPH and is one of the better pitches in baseball, but his slider and changeup both made strides last year. The Brewers are reportedly planning to add about 100 innings to their starter's workloads last season, so pencil Woodruff in for roughly 175 extremely strong frames. You can survive with him as your fantasy ace, though he's best as an incredibly strong number 2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Soroka pitched in just three games last year before rupturing his Achilles tendon. He's progressing well but the best case scenario for him appears to be a late-April return. When healthy, he's someone who fantasy managers can rely on as an ERA and WHIP stabilizer, who should contribute plenty of wins. The strikeouts won't be there, however, and given that he's coming off a significant injury, the Braves will likely be extra cautious with him when he does start. All that to say, don't draft Soroka expecting much more than 100-120 innings out of him. If you do that, you'll likely be happy with your return on investment.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Woodruff's 2020 season ranked in the 90th percentile in both xERA and xwOBA. He rates out well according to both FIP and Baseball Savant. It's fair to call him a good-to-great starting pitcher. The question becomes what kind of workload can we expect from Milwaukee's No. 1? Woodruff logged 73 2/3 innings last summer after posting a career-high 121 2/3 frames in 2019. The Brewers plan to add on 100 innings to each of their SP's workloads from last year. If you believe Woodruff will hold up then he's a wildly exciting SP2 in fantasy.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros