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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
53%
Recommended by
27 of 51 experts
47%
Recommended by
24 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 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-IL60
   
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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 101# 61
   
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 allowed four hits and two walks while striking out four in six shutout innings to earn the win over Cleveland on Friday. He also hit one batter.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 18th
Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka is out for the season after re-tearing his right Achilles tendon.
Corbin Young
Sat, Jun 26th
 Corey Kluber allowed four runs on five hits while striking out six and walking two in a no-decision against the Mets on Saturday night.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos says Mike Soroka (Achilles) could return in late August.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 14th
 Corey Kluber allowed two runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings on Sunday in a no-decision against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
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
 Corey Kluber gave up five runs on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts over four innings on Monday in a no-decision against the Angels.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 31st
Braves pitcher Mike Soroka (Achilles) is expected to miss the remainder of the 2021 season.
Brad Camara
Fri, May 28th
 The Yankees plan to activate RHP Corey Kluber (shoulder) from the IL prior to Monday's start against the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
Braves RHP Mike Soroka is undergoing exploratory surgery in his Achilles after experiencing discomfort.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 12th
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