Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Corey Kluber or Mike Soroka (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
40 of 52 experts
23%
Recommended by
12 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 36
Best Rank# 13# 18
Worst Rank# 50# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 95# 87
Best Rank# 85# 73
Worst Rank# 102# 114
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6454
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.883.85
WHIP1.211.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 31
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 23
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 37
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 45
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 38
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 28# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 41
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 28# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 50
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 40
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 50
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 39
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 29# 32
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 20# 22
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 43
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 35# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 34
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 21# 45
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 25# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 18
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 30# 29
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 36
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 39# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played729
   
Games Started729
   
Innings Pitched36.3175.1
   
Wins213
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed45153
   
Earned Runs2352
   
Home Runs Allowed414
   
Strikeouts38142
   
Walks1541
   
ERA5.802.68
   
WHIP1.681.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1011
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched62.365.4
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5965
   
Earned Runs2728
   
Home Runs Allowed97
   
Strikeouts6454
   
Walks1717
   
ERA3.883.85
   
WHIP1.211.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Corey Kluber
SP - TEX
Corey Kluber
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
News 
 The Rangers placed Corey Kluber (shoulder) on the 45-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos says Mike Soroka (Achilles) will undergo surgery within the week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
 Corey Kluber has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 tear of the teres major muscle in his shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 27th
Braves starter Mike Soroka left Monday's matchup against the New York Mets after falling down attempting to cover first base and being helped off the field. Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution is now reporting that Soroka tore his right Achilles and is done for the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Corey Kluber exited Sunday's start against the Rockies after just one inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Mike Soroka left Monday's start in the top of the third inning with an apparent lower leg injury. He was replaced by Chris Rusin.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Corey Kluber allowed one run over six innings in Thursday's intrasquad game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 9th
Braves starter Mike Soroka allowed two earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rays Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jul 30th
  Mike Soroka was solid across six innings Friday in the season opener, allowing four hits while recording three strikeouts in the no-decision, a game where the Braves lost 1-0 to the Mets.
Steve Painter
Fri, Jul 24th
Notes 
 Is there a need to make a case against a 34-year-old pitcher? Typically, no, as you expect the end to be near. With Corey Kluber, not only is his age going against him, but he missed all but seven starts last season with a broken arm thanks to a come-backer. What's more, it's not like he was dominant in those starts (slow starter throughout his career, yada yada), but he posted a 5.80 ERA and was flipped for Emmanuel Clase and Delino DeShields in the off-season. This is one of the times where the real-life market for a player should impact your decision to take him in fantasy. His days of being an ace are over.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Aaron Nola overcame his early-career strikeout issues. Sonny Gray did, too. Is Soroka next?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Kluber showed some skills decline in 2018, but nothing could have prepared fantasy owners for the disaster that was 2019. He got off to a terrible start before a broken forearm ended his season. Now with the Rangers, Kluber will get a fresh start and look to rebuild some of his real and fantasy value. Throw out the 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP from last year - Kluber hasn't declined to that extent. Expect him to provide very solid, albeit not pristine, numbers, if he can stay healthy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Soroka wasn't even necessarily supposed to begin 2019 in the Braves rotation but quickly developed into an ace. Although there's little reason to knock his year, his 7.32/9 strikeout rate ranked 49th out of 61 qualified starters. With an xFIP more than a run higher than his 2.68 ERA, there's every reason to expect regression. Still, there's room Soroka to continue to be an excellent fantasy option despite a step back, so don't avoid him during your draft.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Wish his Ks were higher, but he was a stud from the start in 2019 and should be a valuable fantasy starter again this season.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Lack of strikeouts makes him a risky bet in the juiced ball era
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros