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Chad Sobotka

Chad Sobotka

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 7" 225 | Age: 26
Draft: 2014 (Rd: 4, #133, Atlanta Braves) - South Carolina - Upstate
Sarasota, FL USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 6.21 32 0 0 29.0 38 1.62
2 Seasons 1 0 4.78 46 0 0 43.1 59 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 32 0-0 6.21 29.0 38 1.62
2 Seasons 46 1-0 4.78 43.1 59 1.41

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 ATL NL 58 1 0 1.88 14 0 0 14.1 5 3 3 2 9 21 0.98
2019 ATL NL 134 0 0 6.21 32 0 0 29.0 28 22 20 6 19 38 1.62
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 40 | Overall: 45

Sobotka racked up 19 saves at South Carolina Upstate as a freshman and sophomore, and many scouts viewed the 6-foot-7 right-hander as a potential first-rounder in 2014. A stress fracture kept him from taking the mound all season, but the Braves took a chance and drafted him in the fourth round that June. It was slow going at the outset, but things clicked in 2018 as he pitched his way from the Class A Advanced Florida State League all the way up to the big leagues.

Sobotka has the power repertoire and the demeanor needed to pitch at or near the end of the games. He can crank his fastball up into the upper-90s now, touching triple-digits. He throws it up in the zone with elite spin, which leads to outstanding swing-and-miss rates. He complements his fastball with a solid slider that has good bite down in the zone. He has a changeup, but it's not something he needs as a one-inning short reliever.

The only thing holding Sobotka back has been his command. It doesn't need to be pinpoint, but if he can locate his fastball consistently, he has the chance to close games in the big leagues.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 228 28 4 14.3 87.4 14.5 .196 .399 .216 .306 .444 42.9 36.2 15.5
2019 564 74 5 6.8 90.4 12.3 .231 .419 .354 .337 .404 33.8 28.4 14.2
ALL 792 102 9 8.8 89.6 12.9 .221 .413 .314 .328 .415 36.3 30.7 14.6
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/10/2019 Atlanta Braves activated RHP Chad Sobotka.
10/03/2019 Atlanta Braves reassigned RHP Chad Sobotka to the minor leagues.
09/01/2019 Atlanta Braves recalled RHP Chad Sobotka from Gwinnett Stripers.
08/01/2019 Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Chad Sobotka to Gwinnett Stripers.
06/30/2019 Atlanta Braves recalled Chad Sobotka from Gwinnett Stripers.
06/26/2019 Gwinnett Stripers activated RHP Chad Sobotka.
06/25/2019 Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Chad Sobotka to Gwinnett Stripers.
06/23/2019 Atlanta Braves recalled Chad Sobotka from Gwinnett Stripers.
06/20/2019 Gwinnett Stripers activated RHP Chad Sobotka from the 7-day injured list.
06/08/2019 Gwinnett Stripers placed RHP Chad Sobotka on the 7-day injured list.
05/25/2019 Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Chad Sobotka to Gwinnett Stripers.
05/23/2019 Atlanta Braves sent RHP Chad Sobotka on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett Stripers.
04/29/2019 Atlanta Braves placed RHP Chad Sobotka on the 10-day injured list. Left abdomen strain.
09/08/2018 Atlanta Braves recalled RHP Chad Sobotka from Gwinnett Stripers.
08/29/2018 Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Chad Sobotka to Gwinnett Stripers.
08/10/2018 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of Chad Sobotka from Gwinnett Stripers.
07/21/2018 RHP Chad Sobotka assigned to Gwinnett Stripers from Mississippi Braves.
05/15/2018 RHP Chad Sobotka assigned to Mississippi Braves from Florida Fire Frogs.
03/15/2018 RHP Chad Sobotka assigned to Atlanta Braves.
06/23/2017 RHP Chad Sobotka assigned to Florida Fire Frogs from Mississippi Braves.
04/25/2017 RHP Chad Sobotka assigned to Mississippi Braves from Danville Braves.
04/23/2017 RHP Chad Sobotka assigned to Danville Braves from Mississippi Braves.
03/29/2017 RHP Chad Sobotka assigned to Atlanta Braves.
08/30/2016 RHP Chad Sobotka assigned to Mississippi Braves from Carolina Mudcats.
08/18/2016 Carolina Mudcats activated RHP Chad Sobotka from the 7-day disabled list.
08/10/2016 Carolina Mudcats placed RHP Chad Sobotka on the 7-day disabled list.
07/02/2016 RHP Chad Sobotka assigned to Carolina Mudcats from Rome Braves.
05/10/2016 Rome Braves activated RHP Chad Sobotka from the 7-day disabled list.
04/10/2016 Rome Braves placed RHP Chad Sobotka on the 7-day disabled list.
08/24/2015 RHP Chad Sobotka assigned to Rome Braves from Danville Braves.
08/21/2015 RHP Chad Sobotka assigned to Danville Braves from GCL Braves.
08/15/2015 Rome Braves sent RHP Chad Sobotka on a rehab assignment to GCL Braves.
06/29/2015 Rome Braves placed RHP Chad Sobotka on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 16, 2015.
05/17/2015 Rome Braves activated RHP Chad Sobotka from the 7-day disabled list.
04/23/2015 Rome Braves placed RHP Chad Sobotka on the 7-day disabled list. strained right forearm
04/06/2015 RHP Chad Sobotka assigned to Rome Braves from GCL Braves.
06/30/2014 RHP Chad Sobotka assigned to GCL Braves.
06/10/2014 Atlanta Braves signed RHP Chad Sobotka.