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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Soroka or Zack Wheeler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
31 of 51 experts
39%
Recommended by
20 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 39
Best Rank# 18# 24
Worst Rank# 82# 90
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 110
Best Rank# 73# 91
Worst Rank# 114# 150
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5462
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.854.17
WHIP1.261.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 90
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 23# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 75
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 43# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 68
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 50# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 36
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 28
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 46# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 56
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 37
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 40# 47
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 49# 60
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 65
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 57
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 32# 39
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 90
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 28
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 31
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 35# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 36# 33
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 24
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 42# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 43# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 40
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 45# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 48# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 50# 38
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 53# 51
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2931
   
Games Started2931
   
Innings Pitched175.1195.0
   
Wins1311
   
Losses48
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed153196
   
Earned Runs5285
   
Home Runs Allowed1422
   
Strikeouts142195
   
Walks4150
   
ERA2.683.92
   
WHIP1.111.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched65.464.2
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6563
   
Earned Runs2830
   
Home Runs Allowed79
   
Strikeouts5462
   
Walks1719
   
ERA3.854.17
   
WHIP1.261.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
News 
 The Braves announced that Mike Soroka underwent successful surgery to repair his torn Achilles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 9th
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings in a win over the Miami Marlins in his debut with the team on Saturday.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 26th
 Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos says Mike Soroka (Achilles) will undergo surgery within the week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
Zack Wheeler is scheduled to make his Phillies debut and first start of 2020 on Saturday agains the Miami Marlins.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Jul 22nd
 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
Phillies manager Joe Girardi says there is a chance Zack Wheeler (paternity) might not be available for the start of the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
Zack Wheeler could miss one or two starts at the beginning of the season with his wife expecting a baby sometime in July.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jun 26th
 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
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over four innings in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins.
Mike Maher
Tue, Mar 10th
Notes 
 Aaron Nola overcame his early-career strikeout issues. Sonny Gray did, too. Is Soroka next?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Wheeler's had a fine career so far, and he parlayed a solid year with the Mets into a long-term deal with the Phillies. He's not that attractive of a fantasy asset, but he'll offer the volume you want this year.
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
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
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
Probably doesn't have the upside many still believe he possesses, but he's a perfect SP3 for fantasy purposes
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Lack of strikeouts makes him a risky bet in the juiced ball era
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros