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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Soroka or Eduardo Rodriguez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
32 of 43 experts
26%
Recommended by
11 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 38
Best Rank# 18# 16
Worst Rank# 364# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 123
Best Rank# 73# 104
Worst Rank# 111# 138
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5472
Wins45
Saves00
ERA3.844.12
WHIP1.261.32
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 58
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 34
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 23# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 43
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 47
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 37
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 33
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 42
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 42
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 40
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 61
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 40# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 56# 69
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 70
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 79
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 45
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 54# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 65
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 36# 43
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 46
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 31
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 43# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 40
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 47# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 364# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2934
   
Games Started2934
   
Innings Pitched175.1203.2
   
Wins1319
   
Losses46
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed153194
   
Earned Runs5285
   
Home Runs Allowed1424
   
Strikeouts142213
   
Walks4175
   
ERA2.683.76
   
WHIP1.111.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched65.368.5
   
Wins45
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6566
   
Earned Runs2831
   
Home Runs Allowed710
   
Strikeouts5472
   
Walks1825
   
ERA3.844.12
   
WHIP1.261.32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Eduardo Rodriguez
SP - BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez
News 
 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
Eduardo Rodriguez has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 7th
 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
Eduardo Rodriguez is not in Red Sox' summer camp after being around someone who tested positive for COVID-19 according to Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 3rd
 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
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up six hits and struck out 10 batters over four scoreless innings against the Rays on Wednesday in his Grapefruit League start.
John Aubin
Thu, Mar 12th
 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
Eduardo Rodriguez allowed two hits and struck out six over three scoreless innings Saturday against the Yankees.
John Aubin
Sun, Mar 1st
 Mike Soroka, who tweaked his groin last week while throwing batting practice, is slated to make his spring debut Friday against the Yankees.
Steve Painter
Wed, Feb 26th
Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is making his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 29th
Notes 
 Aaron Nola overcame his early-career strikeout issues. Sonny Gray did, too. Is Soroka next?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Rodríguez' biggest attribute last year was that he won a ton of games. You can't bet on that, so you can't bet on a repeat season for him, at least to the same level.
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
Other than finally staying (almost entirely) healthy, Rodriguez didn't make many gains in 2019. His ERA remained in the high-3.00s, his WHIP and walk rate were career worsts, and his strikeout rate dipped. His 19 wins mask what was an otherwise mediocre season. There's plenty of room for Rodriguez on a fantasy staff. But not at the front end.
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