Mike Soroka Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/4/1997 (23)
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Atlanta Braves right-handed pitcher Mike Soroka (Achilles) will officially miss the rest of the season after having surgery to fix a torn right Achilles, according to manager Brian Snitker. The 23-year-old had a setback in his recovery and was scheduled to have a follow-up procedure in mid-May. Soroka, who was the team's Opening Day starter last year, suffered the injury against the New York Mets on Aug. 3 of last season. He went 13-4 with a 2.68 ERA back in 2019 and emerged as one of the best arms in their rotation. Soroka earned a spot on the All-Star team and finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. He should be ready for spring training next season, and he could be a nice value pick if he returns to his pre-injury form.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (Achilles) is unlikely going to take the mound during the 2021 season. Braves manager Brian Snitker hinted that the young righty likely won't take the mound for the Braves this year. He recently underwent a second surgery on his heel and Atlanta currently has no timetable for his return. There was already a slim chance of Soroka pitching this season, but Snitker basically ended that debate. Hopefully, Soroka can be fully healthy for the 2022 season.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (Achilles) will undergo exploratory surgery on his Achilles tendon next week, according to The Athletic. Manager Brian Snitker said that Soroka will undergo the surgery to figure out what's wrong after he suffered yet another setback in his recovery from his 2020 surgery. It's been a rough road for Soroka, who had been hoping to return in April, but then had to deal with shoulder inflammation that sidelined him until a couple weeks ago. At this point, there's no timetable for when Soroka may return to Atlanta.
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.