Mike Soroka Atlanta Braves

Age: 25 (August 04, 1997) | 6' 5" | 225lbs. | Throws: Right Minors: p-2
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
ATL A 2018 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.2 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
ATL AAA 2018 2 1 0 0 5 5 27.0 20 0 6 31 2.00 0.96 0.85 2.0 10.3 .307 n/a
ATL NL 2018 2 1 0 0 5 5 25.1 30 1 7 21 3.55 1.46 1.38 2.5 7.5 .365 44/32/24 1 1
ATL AAA 2019 1 0 0 0 2 2 9.1 5 1 1 10 3.86 0.64 0.75 1.0 9.6 .197 n/a
ATL NL 2019 13 4 0 0 29 29 174.1 153 14 41 142 2.68 1.11 1.12 2.1 7.3 .284 51/23/25 27 24
ATL NL 2020 0 1 0 0 3 3 13.1 11 0 7 8 4.05 1.35 1.09 4.7 5.4 .271 61/24/15 -0 1
ATL NL 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a 0 0
ATL NL 2022 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a 0 0
Career 5yrs 15 6 0 0 37 37 213.0 194 15 55 171 2.87 1.17 1.15 2.3 7.2 .294 n/a
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Excellent story on Gene Bearden.  Thanks for that.

Gary Cruciani Megary
Nov 13 '19

The long version is fascinating. Well worth reading.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 13 '19

I was wondering about Gene Bearden and why he had such a short career. So I found this story which explained everything: https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/ffc84797

Short version: He was badly wounded as a mechanic on a WWII destroyer in 1943 and he threw a knuckleball. 

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Nov 12 '19

In case you were wondering about Gene Bearden.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/beardge01.shtml

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 12 '19

Then again!

Play Index Spotlight: Mike Soroka

Best Adjusted ERA+ by a rookie (min. 162 IP, since 1947)

PlayerERA+    IPYearAge Tm
Jose Fernandez (RoY‑1st)176 172.2 201320 MIA
Mike Garcia (RoY‑4th)170175.2 194925 CLE
Mike Soroka169174.2 2019 21 ATL
Gene Bearden (RoY‑2nd)168229.2 1948 27 CLE
Brandon Webb (RoY‑3rd)165180.2 200324  ARI
Mark Fidrych (RoY‑1st)159250.1 197621 DET

See the full list at Baseball-Reference.com's Pitching Season Finder

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 12 '19

The rationale:

“While Alonso was bashing a record-setting number of (53) homers, Soroka was displaying another skill at an elite level,” Baggarly wrote in a column headlined, “Hi, Mets fans. Please don’t hate me for voting Mike Soroka over Pete Alonso for NL Rookie of the Year,” published after the award was given out Monday night.

Baggarly added of Soroka’s home run prowess: “He wasn’t giving them up.”

The scribe noted Soroka gave up home runs on just 6.5 percent of fly balls allowed, which led the major leagues, while citing the major league average of 10.9 percent. There were an MLB-record 6,776 home runs hit this past season.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 12 '19
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 13 '19

Just checked Ryu’s numbers. Probably not.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Jun 7 '19

The only pitcher to ever win both the Cy Young and ROY in the same season was Fernando Valenzuela in 1985. Could Soroka be the second?

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Jun 7 '19

Has earned $7 in 4x4 after 5 starts.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
May 14 '19