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Who Should I Draft?

Liam Hendriks or Mike Soroka (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
24 of 44 experts
45%
Recommended by
20 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 31
Best Rank# 22# 18
Worst Rank# 57# 364
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 93# 88
Best Rank# 82# 73
Worst Rank# 115# 114
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts3354
Wins14
Saves110
ERA2.973.80
WHIP1.081.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 37# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 364
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 27# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 52
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 45# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 28# 42
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 49
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 35
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 27# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 32# 34
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 44# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 30# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 27
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 32# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 31
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 34# 33
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 22
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 21
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 37# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 38# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 35
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 24
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 44# 43
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 46# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 47# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 57# 49
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played7529
   
Games Started229
   
Innings Pitched85.1175.1
   
Wins413
   
Losses44
   
Saves250
   
Blown Saves70
   
Holds80
   
Hits Allowed61153
   
Earned Runs1752
   
Home Runs Allowed514
   
Strikeouts124142
   
Walks2141
   
ERA1.802.68
   
WHIP0.961.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2511
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched24.865.3
   
Wins14
   
Losses13
   
Saves110
   
Blown Saves50
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed2064
   
Earned Runs828
   
Home Runs Allowed37
   
Strikeouts3354
   
Walks718
   
ERA2.973.80
   
WHIP1.081.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Liam Hendriks
RP - OAK
Liam Hendriks
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
News 
 Liam Hendriks pitched one inning against the Cubs Monday night, giving up one hit and striking out three.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
Mike Soroka has been named the Braves' Opening Day starter. He is the youngest Opening Day starter for the Braves in the modern era.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 14th
  Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos says Braves starters could go just 2-3 innings early on this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 25th
  Mike Soroka allowed one hit and three walks over four-plus innings against the Astros Tuesday. Soroka walked a batter in the fifth before hitting his pitch limit and removed from the game.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
  Mike Soroka pitched 2 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Pirates, allowing three hits, three runs (all earned), and two walks while recording two strikeouts.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 4th
  Mike Soroka pitched two innings against the Yankees in his spring debut Friday, allowing three hits and recording three strikeouts.
Steve Painter
Fri, Feb 28th
Notes 
 The A's haven't had the same reliever lead them in saves in back-to-back seasons since Grant Balfour in 2012.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Aaron Nola overcame his early-career strikeout issues. Sonny Gray did, too. Is Soroka next?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 If Hendriks' 2019 performance doesn't convince you to wait on closers, nothing will. An afterthought in drafts pitching behind Blake Treinen, Hendriks not only took the closer's role for the A's but also developed into one of the best relievers in the game. A velocity bump made his fastball nearly unhittable and he rarely gave up home runs. He'll be given the chance to repeat his performance, but whether he can is an entirely open question.
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