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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Soroka or Frankie Montas (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 43
Best Rank# 18# 26
Worst Rank# 364# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 106
Best Rank# 73# 79
Worst Rank# 111# 125
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5458
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.843.86
WHIP1.261.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 38
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 46
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 23# 69
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 107
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 59
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 51
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 44
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 56
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 61
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 44
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 35
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 45
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 52
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 61
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 49
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 46
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 43# 45
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 36# 53
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 47
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 47# 51
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 36
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 34
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 40# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 53# 26
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 56# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 364# 65
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2916
   
Games Started2916
   
Innings Pitched175.196.0
   
Wins139
   
Losses42
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed15384
   
Earned Runs5228
   
Home Runs Allowed148
   
Strikeouts142103
   
Walks4123
   
ERA2.682.63
   
WHIP1.111.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched65.360.1
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6558
   
Earned Runs2826
   
Home Runs Allowed78
   
Strikeouts5458
   
Walks1819
   
ERA3.843.86
   
WHIP1.261.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Frankie Montas
SP - OAK
Frankie Montas
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
Frankie Montas pitched 2 2/3 innings Sunday allowing four hits, two runs, zero earned runs, and added two strike outs against the Brewers.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 9th
 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
Frankie Montas pitched two innings in Monday’s start against the Cubs, walking one and striking out two.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Mar 2nd
 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
 
 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
 
Notes 
 Aaron Nola overcame his early-career strikeout issues. Sonny Gray did, too. Is Soroka next?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There are two sides to the Montas argument: 1. that he enjoyed a solid stretch to start the year that was an outlier and 2. his breakout was a legitimate breakout that he'll carry over to the future. It's up to you to decide which you believe.
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
Montas was one of the best starters in baseball until his season ended prematurely thanks to a PED suspension. Before then, he had used added velocity and improved control to lower is ERA to 2.63 and tally nine wins in just 16 starts. There's always a question of how a player coming off a PED suspension will perform the following year but, for the most part, they are often able to maintain much of their performance. Draft Montas expecting solid overall numbers, though expect an ERA in the 3.00s, rather than the 2.00s.
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