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Who Should I Draft?

Trevor Bauer or Mike Soroka (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
33 of 43 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 31
Best Rank# 10# 18
Worst Rank# 45# 364
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 80# 88
Best Rank# 63# 73
Worst Rank# 89# 114
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts8354
Wins54
Saves00
ERA4.043.82
WHIP1.271.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 364
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 32# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 26# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 51
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 25# 56
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 33
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 19# 43
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 24# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 34
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 10# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 23
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 18
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 30# 23
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 31# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 27
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 40
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 41# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3429
   
Games Started3429
   
Innings Pitched213.0175.1
   
Wins1113
   
Losses134
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed185153
   
Earned Runs10752
   
Home Runs Allowed3414
   
Strikeouts253142
   
Walks8241
   
ERA4.522.68
   
WHIP1.251.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched72.864.9
   
Wins54
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6564
   
Earned Runs3328
   
Home Runs Allowed107
   
Strikeouts8354
   
Walks2717
   
ERA4.043.82
   
WHIP1.271.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trevor Bauer
SP - CIN
Trevor Bauer
Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
News 
 Trevor Bauer could toe the mound every fourth day in the abbreviated 2020 season, according to Reds' pitching coach Derek Johnson.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 6th
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
  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
  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 
 For someone who thinks he's the best player on the planet and an innovative genius, Trevor Bauer really only has one good season under his belt. If you're in a league that counts innings pitched, he has increased value, but outside of that, the strikeouts aren't worth the over-hyped price that comes with drafting Bauer."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Aaron Nola overcame his early-career strikeout issues. Sonny Gray did, too. Is Soroka next?
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
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
  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