Mike Soroka Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/4/1997 (24)
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (Achilles) is reportedly nearing a rehab assignment. The 24-year-old hasn't taken the mound since August of 2020. The right-hander ruptured his Achilles twice, but could be able to rejoin the Braves around July. Soroka is scheduled to face hitters in Florida before heading out on a minor league rehab assignment.
The Atlanta Braves re-signed right-hander Mike Soroka to a one-year, $2.8 million deal on Friday to avoid salary arbitration. The 24-year-old missed all of the 2021 season due to an Achilles injury, and he won't be ready to rejoin the Braves starting rotation until the second half in 2022. The good news is that Soroka has been cleared to resume running and throwing, but he has yet to get back on a mound. He was an All-Star with Atlanta in 2019, when he went 13-4 with a 2.68 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 142 strikeouts and 41 walks in 174 2/3 innings over 29 starts. Soroka made only three starts in 2020 before his injury, but he could be a useful arm in fantasy in the second half if he returns to full health.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (Achilles) suffered a complete re-tear of his right Achilles tendon, according to FanSide's Robert Murray. The right-hander, who in May had originally been ruled out for the season, said last week that he hoped to pitch again in 2021 if he could build his calf strength back up, explaining that his recovery from a second surgery was going better than expected. Soroka, who hasn't pitched since August of last year, should be dropped in redraft leagues, but he still has value in dynasty formats. The 2019 All-Star has a career record of 15-6 with a 2.86 ERA, though his 7.2 K/9 brings little in the strikeout department.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka's 2020 season lasted just three starts after suffering a torn Achilles in August. Although the Braves have yet to provide a timetable for his return, Soroka did begin throwing again in early January, so he should at least be able to partake in some sort of spring training. Opening Day will be eight months after his injury, so even if Soroka isn't ready for the first game of the season, he shouldn't be far off. When Soroka is back on the mound, he will slot into an impressive rotation and will look to get back to the 2019 version of himself when he put up a 13-4 record over 29 starts and 174.2 innings with a 2.68 ERA and 1.111 WHIP in his first full season in the majors. The underlying numbers did raise some concerns over Soroka's ability to repeat that, as he also had a 4.28 SIERA and 3.85 xFIP. Soroka will likely continue that trend given his propensity to induce lots of weak contact rather than miss bats, as his career 19.6% strikeout rate has translated into 171 strikeouts in 214 innings. Soroka's current ADP is around 170, and even though a lack of strikeouts will limit his upside, the Braves offense will help him accumulate wins and his ERA and WHIP will be useful, providing draft value even if he misses the first month of the season. Just monitor his injury progress this spring.