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Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Carrasco or Mike Soroka (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 63
Best Rank# 16# 36
Worst Rank# 183# 172
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 165
Best Rank# 96# 153
Worst Rank# 179# 191
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts147110
Wins99
Saves00
ERA3.483.84
WHIP1.131.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 67# 68
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 76
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 36# 64
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 66
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 19# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 172
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 58
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 84# 91
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 57# 69
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 28# 61
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 64
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 65
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 62# 65
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 61
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 56# 66
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 59
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 42# 65
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 62# 63
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 70# 89
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 25# 56
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 80# 86
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 47# 40
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 56# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 59# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 59# 36
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 63# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 65# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 65# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 70# 58
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 70# 69
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 74# 49
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 76# 72
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 60
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 54
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 81# 51
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 96# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 99# 61
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 107# 66
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 119# 74
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 137# 62
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 166# 113
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 183# 108
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played123
   
Games Started123
   
Innings Pitched68.214.2
   
Wins30
   
Losses41
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5511
   
Earned Runs226
   
Home Runs Allowed80
   
Strikeouts828
   
Walks277
   
ERA2.913.95
   
WHIP1.211.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2224
   
Games Started2124
   
Innings Pitched125.4131.6
   
Wins99
   
Losses66
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed107127
   
Earned Runs4956
   
Home Runs Allowed1714
   
Strikeouts147110
   
Walks3436
   
ERA3.483.84
   
WHIP1.131.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
News 
 Carlos Carrasco allowed four runs (one earned) on seven hits, one walk, and four strikeouts in five innings. The 34-year-old was forced to work much harder than he should have been by the Mets' sloppy fielding. They won 9-4 Tuesday and are four games behind the Braves in the NL East and three and a half games behind the Reds and Padres for the final Wild Card spot.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 8th
Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka is out for the season after re-tearing his right Achilles tendon.
Corbin Young
Sat, Jun 26th
 Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on four hits, one walk, and five strikeouts in five and one-third innings. The Mets won 4-3 Tuesday and are winners of four straight. They're 66-67 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 3rd
Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos says Mike Soroka (Achilles) could return in late August.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 14th
 Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs on three hits, zero walks, and five strikeouts in seven innings pitched. He left the game tied, and the Mets blew the game in the eighth inning, losing 3-2. They're 61-66 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Aug 27th
After initially ruling Mike Soroka (Achilles) out for the season, Braves manager Brian Snitker told the media that he misspoke and instead expects the 23-year-old to be re-evaluated in June. “I messed up today when I was on that little TV show," explained Snitker. “Soroka does have a chance of getting back, and I didn’t think he did. ... I just assumed when I saw him riding around on that scooter, there wasn’t a chance. But I got that wrong. I screwed up. It’s not the first, and it won’t be the last.”
Andersen Pickard
Sat, May 29th
 Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on five hits, one walk, and six strikeouts in five innings. The Mets lost 3-2 and are now 60-62 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Aug 21st
Braves pitcher Mike Soroka (Achilles) is expected to miss the remainder of the 2021 season.
Brad Camara
Fri, May 28th
 Carlos Carrasco allowed six runs on six hits, one walk, and three strikeouts in two innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Aug 16th
Braves RHP Mike Soroka is undergoing exploratory surgery in his Achilles after experiencing discomfort.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 12th
Notes 
 Carrasco suffered a serious hamstring strain in mid-March which is likely to keep him out 6-8 weeks. It's a devastating blow to the veteran who returned strong from his battle with leukemia in 2019 to post a 2.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 2020. There was plenty to like about Carrasco in New York, including that the Mets will provide him with a better chance at wins, their infield defense should be above average, and Carrasco will play in a more favorable park. But at this point, he's nothing more than a bench starter for your fantasy team given his injury.
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
 We can completely write off Carrasco's 2019 season as the right-hander was going through a battle with leukemia. The 33-year-old heroically bounced back last summer, posting a 2.91 ERA to go along with a 1.21 WHIP and 82 strikeouts in 64 innings. A 9.6% walk rate is mildly concerning, but Carrasco misses enough bats that he should still be viewed as a reliable SP2/3. The perception around him seems to be that he isn't durable, but Carrasco started 30 games three times from 2015-18.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros