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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Soroka or Kenley Jansen (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
26 of 52 experts
50%
Recommended by
26 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 32
Best Rank# 18# 13
Worst Rank# 82# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 92
Best Rank# 73# 86
Worst Rank# 114# 110
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5428
Wins41
Saves014
ERA3.853.51
WHIP1.261.06
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 13
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 48# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 43# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 34
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 46# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 40# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 30
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 40# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 53# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 49# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 33
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 42# 22
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 32
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 32# 23
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 36# 26
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 45# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 50
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 42
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 23# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 30
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 38
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 46
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 33
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 39
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 36
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 35# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 44
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 43# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 50# 64
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2962
   
Games Started290
   
Innings Pitched175.163.0
   
Wins135
   
Losses43
   
Saves033
   
Blown Saves08
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed15351
   
Earned Runs5226
   
Home Runs Allowed149
   
Strikeouts14280
   
Walks4116
   
ERA2.683.71
   
WHIP1.111.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1123
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched65.423.3
   
Wins41
   
Losses31
   
Saves014
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed6519
   
Earned Runs289
   
Home Runs Allowed74
   
Strikeouts5428
   
Walks176
   
ERA3.853.51
   
WHIP1.261.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Kenley Jansen
RP - LAD
Kenley Jansen
News 
 Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos says Mike Soroka (Achilles) will undergo surgery within the week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout Tuesday to secure his third save against the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 5th
 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
Kenley Jansen struck out two batters and hit another in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against Arizona, earning his second save of the season.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 2nd
 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
Kenley Jansen walked two and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning of a tie game Wednesday against the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jul 30th
 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
Kenley Jansen allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his first save of the season in a win over the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jul 29th
 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
Kenley Jansen struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning against the Giants on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 27th
Notes 
 Aaron Nola overcame his early-career strikeout issues. Sonny Gray did, too. Is Soroka next?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Jansen finally reported to camp on Sunday, July 12, and revealed that he was delayed because he had tested positive for COVID-19. Dave Roberts stated that he expected Jansen to be ready for the regular season, which means he can be drafted as a top-10 closer.
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
He's not the dominant force of yesteryear, but he's still a safe saves source in the shortened season.
Michael Waterloo - 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