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Who Should I Draft?

Chris Bassitt or Mike Soroka (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Chris Bassitt
SP - OAK
Chris Bassitt
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
33 of 50 experts
34%
Recommended by
17 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 63# 67
Best Rank# 36# 47
Worst Rank# 172# 100
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 165# 172
Best Rank# 153# 149
Worst Rank# 191# 220
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts110137
Wins910
Saves00
ERA3.844.07
WHIP1.241.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 73
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 53# 93
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 64# 100
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 60# 61
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 66# 68
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 68# 73
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 53# 76
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 72
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 58# 68
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 66# 98
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 76
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 65
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 51# 74
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 40# 77
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 59# 72
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 74
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 64# 70
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 61# 64
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 65# 74
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 65# 86
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 66
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 66# 81
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 59# 67
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 50# 54
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 65# 73
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 52# 83
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 50# 55
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 49# 57
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 63# 69
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 89# 99
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 56# 65
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 74# 76
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 68# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 68# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 62# 50
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 54
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 76# 57
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 86# 58
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 60# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 91# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 69# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 108# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 67
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 72# 71
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 80
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 172# 93
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 113# 100
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Chris Bassitt
SP - OAK
Chris Bassitt
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played311
   
Games Started311
   
Innings Pitched14.263.0
   
Wins05
   
Losses12
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed1156
   
Earned Runs616
   
Home Runs Allowed06
   
Strikeouts855
   
Walks717
   
ERA3.952.29
   
WHIP1.321.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Chris Bassitt
SP - OAK
Chris Bassitt
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2428
   
Games Started2427
   
Innings Pitched131.6151.6
   
Wins910
   
Losses68
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed127144
   
Earned Runs5669
   
Home Runs Allowed1422
   
Strikeouts110137
   
Walks3646
   
ERA3.844.07
   
WHIP1.241.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Chris Bassitt
SP - OAK
Chris Bassitt
News 
 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
Chris Bassitt earned his first win of the season Monday against Arizona, allowing two (earned) runs on two hits over five innings pitched with four strikeouts and five walks.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 13th
 The Braves placed RHP Mike Soroka (Achilles) on the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 31st
Chris Bassitt took the loss Tuesday against the Dodgers, allowing four runs (all earned) on nine hits over 6.0 innings pitched with four strikeouts and one walk.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 7th
 Mike Soroka made his spring debut Tuesday, pitching two innings against the Red Sox. He allowed two hits, one run (earned), and two walks while striking out two batters.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 30th
Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt took the loss on Opening Day against the Astros, going 5.1 innings while allowing three runs (all earned) on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 2nd
 Braves RHP Mike Soroka (Achilles) is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 29th
Chris Bassitt will start on Opening Day for the A's, according to manager Bob Melvin.
Matt Flipi
Thu, Mar 25th
 Mike Soroka threw in a sim game for the Braves on Wednesday.
Matt Flipi
Thu, Mar 25th
Chris Bassitt and the Athletics avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.9 million deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
Notes 
 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
Bassitt doesn't wow you with his raw stuff, and is never going to be a high-strikeout pitcher. But he has above-average command and is able to generally limit hard contact and home runs. If he were being drafted on the basis of his 2.29 ERA last year then he would be someone to avoid, but the fact is he is never going to be drafted on the basis of his actual numbers given his sub-par strikeout rate and his significantly higher FIP and xFIP (versus his ERA). He can add plenty of value on the back end of a fantasy rotation, so long as you have strikeouts covered elsewhere.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros