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Who Should I Draft?

Zack Wheeler or Mike Soroka (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 33
Best Rank# 18# 17
Worst Rank# 364# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 104
Best Rank# 73# 88
Worst Rank# 111# 115
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5464
Wins44
Saves00
ERA3.844.20
WHIP1.261.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 50
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 23# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 39
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 28
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 40
   
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
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 59
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 68
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 17
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 47# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 54# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 43# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 33
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 36# 33
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 56# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 46
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 55
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 364# 63
   
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 Pitched65.365.8
   
Wins44
   
Losses33
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6564
   
Earned Runs2831
   
Home Runs Allowed710
   
Strikeouts5464
   
Walks1819
   
ERA3.844.20
   
WHIP1.261.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Soroka
SP - ATL
Mike Soroka
Zack Wheeler
SP - PHI
Zack Wheeler
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
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 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
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
 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
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 - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
 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
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed two earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two over 2 1/3 innings in Thursday's Spring Training outing against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 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
Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler allowed two earned runs on one hit and one walk while striking out two over two innings in his Spring debut with his new team on Saturday. Both runs came on a two-run homer off the bat of Toronto’s Danny Jansen.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 1st
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