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Who Should I Draft?

Roberto Osuna or Mike Soroka (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
36 of 51 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 36
Best Rank# 12# 18
Worst Rank# 60# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 87
Best Rank# 72# 73
Worst Rank# 97# 114
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2654
Wins14
Saves130
ERA3.283.85
WHIP1.031.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 23
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 22
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 24# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 36# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 45
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 26
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 27# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 24# 29
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 50
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 50
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 36
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 29# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 50
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 39
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 38# 43
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 25# 36
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 45
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 26# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 22# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 32
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 31
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 34
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 41# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 44# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played6629
   
Games Started029
   
Innings Pitched65.2175.1
   
Wins413
   
Losses34
   
Saves380
   
Blown Saves60
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed45153
   
Earned Runs1952
   
Home Runs Allowed814
   
Strikeouts73142
   
Walks1241
   
ERA2.632.68
   
WHIP0.881.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2211
   
Games Started011
   
Innings Pitched22.165.4
   
Wins14
   
Losses13
   
Saves130
   
Blown Saves30
   
Holds10
   
Hits Allowed1865
   
Earned Runs828
   
Home Runs Allowed37
   
Strikeouts2654
   
Walks517
   
ERA3.283.85
   
WHIP1.031.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Roberto Osuna
RP - HOU
Roberto Osuna
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
News 
 Roberto Osuna has reportedly received a diagnosis that he needs to undergo Tommy John surgery to address his injured elbow.
Dan Harris
Tue, Aug 4th
The Braves announced that Mike Soroka underwent successful surgery to repair his torn Achilles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 9th
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says he isn’t optimistic about the outlook for Roberto Osuna (elbow) moving forward.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos says Mike Soroka (Achilles) will undergo surgery within the week.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
 Roberto Osuna was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right arm soreness.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 2nd
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
 Roberto Osuna left Saturday night's game against the Angels with arm discomfort. He is headed back to Houston for an MRI.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Aug 1st
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
 Roberto Osuna picked up the save on Monday against the Mariners, striking out two in the ninth to preserve the 8-5 win.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
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
Notes 
 If you want to invest in a closer but don't want one of the top-priced guys, you could do far worse than Roberto Osuna, who is my No. 1 reliever. He's done that thing that managers love where he's "proven himself" able to handle the late-inning work, and he pitches for one of the best teams in the league, which means the saves should be there. This is a great spot to dip your toes into the saves category.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Aaron Nola overcame his early-career strikeout issues. Sonny Gray did, too. Is Soroka next?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Osuna may not be quite the pitcher he was in his absolute prime, but he's not far off. He has yet to have a season in the majors with a WHIP above 1.00, and his strikeout rate has rebounded to above-average, if not elite, levels. He has immense job security on an excellent team and should once again provide all the numbers you could want from a closer. Draft him with confidence.
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
 Still just 25 years old, a top-four option for saves in fantasy
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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