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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Soroka or Lance Lynn (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
23 of 43 experts
47%
Recommended by
20 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 36
Best Rank# 18# 23
Worst Rank# 364# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 115
Best Rank# 73# 107
Worst Rank# 111# 136
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5474
Wins45
Saves00
ERA3.844.03
WHIP1.261.30
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 53
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 37
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 23# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 53
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 38
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 38
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 38
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 74
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 38
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 44
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 53
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 53
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 48
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 63
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 36# 45
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 40# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 36
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 43# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 36
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 47# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 54# 49
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 31
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 56# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 364# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2933
   
Games Started2933
   
Innings Pitched175.1208.1
   
Wins1316
   
Losses411
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed153195
   
Earned Runs5285
   
Home Runs Allowed1421
   
Strikeouts142246
   
Walks4159
   
ERA2.683.67
   
WHIP1.111.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched65.368.6
   
Wins45
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6565
   
Earned Runs2831
   
Home Runs Allowed79
   
Strikeouts5474
   
Walks1824
   
ERA3.844.03
   
WHIP1.261.30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Lance Lynn
SP - TEX
Lance Lynn
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
Lance Lynn struck out eight over six scoreless innings in a simulated game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
The Rangers announced that Lance Lynn will be the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 25th
 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
If you're playing the volume game and quantity over quality, Lynn is your guys. What he did in 2019 seems legit, based on the numbers, but it's hard to shake what he's done over his career in comparison.
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
Lynn was truly phenomenal last season, turning his velocity gains into both an increase in strikeout rate and a massive drop in walk rate. Everything Lynn did in 2019 was backed up by his underlying metrics, so there's plenty of reason for optimism in 2020. But it's fair to consider how out of character Lynn's year was, an add just a wee bit of caution to your projections.
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
If he can replicate his 2019 season he will be a tremendous value at ADP. A 200+ K pitcher with a strong ERA and Whip in the 9th-10th round is very alluring. Had an FIP even better than his ERA in 2019, so there is reason for optimism.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy