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Who Should I Draft?

Corey Kluber or Mike Soroka (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
27 of 50 experts
46%
Recommended by
23 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 63
Best Rank# 39# 36
Worst Rank# 154# 172
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 144# 165
Best Rank# 138# 153
Worst Rank# 168# 191
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts143110
Wins109
Saves00
ERA4.013.84
WHIP1.201.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 77
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 101# 108
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 58# 69
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 77
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 69# 76
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 48# 64
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 61# 66
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 172
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 52# 68
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 65# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 73
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 59# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 55# 91
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 56# 58
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 55# 72
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 80# 113
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 63# 69
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 56# 64
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 65
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 57# 65
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 57# 66
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 41# 50
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 59# 65
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 57# 63
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 53# 56
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 52# 74
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 53# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 60# 59
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 61# 60
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 62# 59
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 64# 52
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 65# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 61
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 68# 49
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 70# 53
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 70# 67
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 73# 58
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 73# 51
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 75# 61
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 68
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 79# 62
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 87# 86
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 103# 61
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 154# 89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played13
   
Games Started13
   
Innings Pitched1.114.2
   
Wins00
   
Losses01
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed011
   
Earned Runs06
   
Home Runs Allowed00
   
Strikeouts18
   
Walks17
   
ERA0.003.95
   
WHIP1.001.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2624
   
Games Started2624
   
Innings Pitched139.0131.6
   
Wins109
   
Losses76
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed130127
   
Earned Runs6256
   
Home Runs Allowed2214
   
Strikeouts143110
   
Walks3736
   
ERA4.013.84
   
WHIP1.201.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Corey Kluber
SP - NYY
Corey Kluber
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
News 
 Corey Kluber received a no-decision on Wednesday against the Blue Jays, giving up three runs on six hits over four innings pitched.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 15th
Braves pitcher Mike Soroka (shoulder) has not begun throwing and does not have a timetable for a return.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 20th
 Corey Kluber (0-1) allowed five runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks over 2 1/3 innings Friday, striking out three and taking a loss against the Rays.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 10th
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
 Corey Kluber was charged with two runs (one earned) over four innings on Saturday in a no-decision against the Blue Jays. Kluber yielded five hits, recorded five strikeouts, and also issued three walks
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 3rd
The Braves placed RHP Mike Soroka (Achilles) on the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 31st
 ESPN's Jeff Passan reports the New York Yankees are finalizing a deal with free agent RHP Corey Kluber.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jan 15th
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
 Buster Olney of ESPN reports the bidding on free agent RHP Corey Kluber is moving quickly.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jan 14th
Braves RHP Mike Soroka (Achilles) is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 29th
Notes 
 Kluber has pitched 36 2/3 innings combined over the last two years, and will now join the Yankees on a one-year deal. There's nothing to be gained from looking at his numbers since 2018, as the sample size is too small, and prior to that, he was a perennial Cy Young contender. There was a bit of a velocity drop at the end of his last healthy season, but he was also finishing up his fifth straight 200-inning season. In other words, his lack of innings over the last two years (due to injury) may wind up being a blessing in disguise for Kluber. His ADP has some helium based on how quickly the Yankees signed him, but so long as you bake in some pretty substantial injury risk, he's certainly worth drafting as an SP5 with upside.
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