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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Soroka or Carlos Carrasco (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
27 of 52 experts
48%
Recommended by
25 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 38
Best Rank# 18# 13
Worst Rank# 82# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 120
Best Rank# 73# 95
Worst Rank# 114# 134
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5465
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.853.85
WHIP1.261.19
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 108
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 43# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 47
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 35# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 48
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 54
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 40# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 60
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 32# 93
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 36
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 52
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 36# 59
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 53
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 42
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 33
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 28
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 40# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 38
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 42# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 43# 21
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 45# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 43
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 46# 45
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 48# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 49# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 50# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 53# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2923
   
Games Started2912
   
Innings Pitched175.180.2
   
Wins136
   
Losses47
   
Saves01
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed15392
   
Earned Runs5247
   
Home Runs Allowed1418
   
Strikeouts14296
   
Walks4116
   
ERA2.685.29
   
WHIP1.111.35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1110
   
Games Started1110
   
Innings Pitched65.458.6
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6555
   
Earned Runs2825
   
Home Runs Allowed79
   
Strikeouts5465
   
Walks1714
   
ERA3.853.85
   
WHIP1.261.19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Carlos Carrasco
SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco
News 
 Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos says Mike Soroka (Achilles) will undergo surgery within the week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs over six innings of work in a 3-0 loss to the Twins on Saturday. He struck out five and walked one.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 2nd
 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
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco was excellent in his first start of the 2020 season on Sunday. Carrasco allowed just two runs over six innings while striking out 10.
Matthew Terelle
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
Carlos Carrasco (elbow) says he is "ready to go" and has built up to pitching six innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 3rd
 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
Indians manager Terry Francona says Carlos Carrasco (elbow) is throwing bullpens in Cleveland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 17th
 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
Carlos Carrasco received an injection in his elbow and will be shut down for a few days.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
Notes 
 Aaron Nola overcame his early-career strikeout issues. Sonny Gray did, too. Is Soroka next?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The Indians had Carrasco on their lineup for Spring Training, so all signs point to him playing this year. If he pitches and can be healthy, he's an absolute steal here at this nice spot. The relief eligibility elevates him in points leagues.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
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
Too many injured seasons for Carrasco throughout his career and he is having some soreness this Spring already. He has been "relatively" healthy over the last 3 or 4 years (2019 he had his physical issues), and I love the strikeout potential, but I can't help but be cautious here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Lack of strikeouts makes him a risky bet in the juiced ball era
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros