Mike Soroka Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/4/1997 (24)
Mike Soroka Season Stats
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Mike Soroka News
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 (Achilles) stated that he still hopes to pitch in 2021. Soroka recently explained that his injury setback related to his body's rejection of the sutures from his first surgery. The good news, however, was that his second surgery revealed that his Achilles was healed from his first surgery and not damaged. Soroka had been prematurely ruled out for the remainder of the 2021 campaign, but it has been determined that he has a chance to return if he can build his calf strength back up. Soroka has not pitched since August of 2020. He is worth a stash in redraft formats, on the off-chance he does pitch in September. He should, of course, continue to be rostered in dynasty formats, particularly based on the good news that his first surgery was, in fact, successful.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (Achilles) has a chance at returning this season. While Soroka had been prematurely ruled out for the remainder of the year, that report was later retracted, and now team officials remain "optimistic" that he could be back sometime in August. The 23-year-old has compiled a 15-6 record to go along with a 2.86 ERA throughout 37 starts throughout his career but hasn't pitched since August of 2020. However, he is worth a stash, primarily for those fantasy managers looking to make a late push toward the postseason.
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.