Mike Soroka Atlanta Braves

Age: 23 (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 AA 2017 11 8 0 0 26 26 153.2 133 10 34 125 2.75 1.09 1.07 2.0 7.3 .285 n/a
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
Career 4yrs 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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Mike Soroka (P) ATL - Nov. 13

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=761517

Soroka (Achilles) has been throwing off flat ground, Arash Madani of Sportsnet reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Soroka tore his Achilles in early August and eventually underwent surgery. The fact that he's already throwing in some capacity is certainly a good sign, though he has a long wait to go before he's up to full speed. Whether he's at that point by Opening Day remains to be seen. 

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 14 '20

Horrible. He was pitching so well. To what end?

I'm thinking the season gets called off in the next few days.

The players have been heroic.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 4 '20
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 4 '20

Just carried off the field.  Atlanta "hopes he did not rupture his Achilles."  His owners, me included, are sobbing in the corner, for this year and next.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Aug 4 '20

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Atlanta Braves pitchers since 2000 with 150+ IP, 125 ERA+ or better and .667+ W-L%

PlayerYearERA+W‑L%IPAge
Mike Soroka2019169.765174.221
Jair Jurrjens2011129.684152.025
John Smoltz2005139.667229.238
Greg Maddux2002159.727199.136
Kevin Millwood2002129.692217.027
Tom Glavine2001125.696219.135
Tom Glavine2000135.700241.034
Greg Maddux2000153.679249.134

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Alex Patton Alex
Jul 1 '20

I agree that the top starters are not scarce.  I think the idea floating out there is that you have to get 1-2 top guys and/or spend more on pitching in general.  So I'm guessing the ratio of $ spent on hurlers was higher.  And it is inherent in Stars & Scrubs that there will be deals.   I was just surprised at who some of them are...mostly OF and pitchers - which is typical too I suppose...but also 1B.

Eric Valdi farley
Feb 25 '20

So in CBS NL there was at least the clear perception that top starters are more scarce than last year, but why?  I don't see them as more scarce, but I do feel more confident in the "pool" of top starters this year.  And I certainly hope Darvish and Soroka are two of them, as I have them in my home NL-only league for $8 and $10, respectively.

But then I recall that Texpope is in the same league (reigning champs) and has Corbin for $11,  plus Desclafani/Caleb Smith/Musgrove at 2/3/4.  My two guys had better be aces!

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Feb 25 '20

CBS NL auction seems more Stars and Scrubs than usual.  I'm guessing it is due to starting pitching valuation - the vibe that we need to spend more than usual for the top tiers talent.  But it looks like there are a lot of single digit players that will turn out to be bargains...and you could say that this is true every year - but I bet it felt that way for the auction participants at the time...not just looking at it now.  Another factor for S&S may be that this is a very early auction - so some roles are not defined.  Thoughts from the ones who were there?

Eric Valdi farley
Feb 25 '20
More a mid-round buy.

I was pleasantly surprised I could buy Soroka for a couple bucks less than Gray - but it's close to a coin toss.

Darvish is because people are buying based on his second half, and projecting perhaps another 50K's over a Soroka or Gray.

I was actually more surprised at Chris Paddack going for $10 more than Gray or Soroka ($29) ... but that was "last really good starter left" bidding.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 25 '20

I'm going to guess there was too much money at the end, not too little.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 24 '20