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Who Should I Draft?

Sonny Gray or Mike Soroka (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
42 of 52 experts
19%
Recommended by
10 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 36
Best Rank# 16# 18
Worst Rank# 81# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 98# 87
Best Rank# 83# 73
Worst Rank# 109# 114
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6654
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.963.85
WHIP1.281.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 42# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 45
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 60# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 24
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 30# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 27# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 41
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 50
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 33# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 40
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 50
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 39
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 20# 32
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 33# 43
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 34
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 41# 45
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 22
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 18
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 39# 36
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 44# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 81# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3129
   
Games Started3129
   
Innings Pitched175.1175.1
   
Wins1113
   
Losses84
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed122153
   
Earned Runs5652
   
Home Runs Allowed1714
   
Strikeouts205142
   
Walks6841
   
ERA2.872.68
   
WHIP1.081.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched62.565.4
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5665
   
Earned Runs2828
   
Home Runs Allowed87
   
Strikeouts6654
   
Walks2417
   
ERA3.963.85
   
WHIP1.281.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sonny Gray
SP - CIN
Sonny Gray
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
News 
 Sonny Gray (3-0) allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out eight across six innings in Monday's 3-2 win over the Indians.
Brad Camara
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
 Sonny Gray (2-0) allowed two runs (zero earned) on one hit and one walk while striking out 11 across six 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 12-7 win over the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 30th
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
 Sonny Gray (1-0) allowed one run on three hits while striking out nine across six innings in Friday's 7-1 win over the Tigers. He earned his first win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 25th
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
 Reds manager David Bell announced Sonny Gray would be his Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
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
 Sonny Gray (elbow) is scheduled to make his first start of the Spring Wednesday against the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Feb 24th
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
Notes 
 Sonny Gray was a favorite of many heading into 2019, as the thought was that he'd have positive regression from leaving New York. Boy, did he ever. The results look pretty legitimate, but don't forget that we've done this same song and dance with Gray twice, where he's disappointed managers in a big way after his big 2015 and 2017 seasons. If you can get Gray as your SP3, you're in good shape, but if you're counting on him to lead your staff, start planning for 2021.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Aaron Nola overcame his early-career strikeout issues. Sonny Gray did, too. Is Soroka next?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Gray talked about how he didn't like how the Yankees had forced him to use his slider and that he expected better results in 2019. Boy, did he get them with the Reds. His slider and curveball went from very good to great in 2019, and along with it improved all of his numbers. Armed now with a top-notch strikeout rate and peripherals that finally match his raw stuff, Gray should be drafted with confidence in 2020 as a reliable fantasy starter.
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
 My 2019 Charlie Morton (Favorite pitcher at ADP) goes to Sonny Gray. Gray had a huge breakout season in 2019 for Cincinnati and we have seen him be successful in the past. Even if he does regress, I do not expect it to be major regression, making him a great pick at his current ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 Quietly put up a 2.87 ERA with over 200 strikeouts in first season with the Reds
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Lack of strikeouts makes him a risky bet in the juiced ball era
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros