Michael Soroka
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 250LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 1, #28, Atlanta Braves | Bishop Carroll (AB) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 1 3.95 3 3 0 13.2 8 1.32
2023 2 2 6.40 7 6 0 32.1 29 1.48
2024 0 7 6.07 15 9 0 56.1 45 1.58
5 Seasons 17 15 3.84 59 52 0 302.2 245 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 3 0-1 3.95 13.2 8 1.32
2023 7 2-2 6.40 32.1 29 1.48
2024 15 0-7 6.07 56.1 45 1.58
5 Seasons 59 17-15 3.84 302.2 245 1.28
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 20 405 85 5 5.9 4.4 89.0 110.5 6.5 43.5 .286 .426 .322 .330 .382 35.3 18.6 6.2 3.51 4.67
2019 21 2557 510 26 5.1 3.7 88.2 114.3 6.7 32.4 .258 .391 .272 .305 .355 37.5 20.3 5.8 2.68 4.08
2020 22 199 41 1 2.4 1.8 88.0 107.1 3.9 26.8 .275 .370 .275 .340 .335 34.1 14.0 12.3 3.95 5.00
2023 25 537 100 11 11.0 7.6 87.3 112.4 12.9 38.0 .271 .479 .389 .361 .411 34.0 20.0 8.3 6.40 5.70
2024 26 1049 174 18 10.3 7.0 89.2 115.4 13.0 34.5 .275 .463 .362 .371 .396 38.5 17.5 13.6 6.07 5.70
Player 4747 910 61 6.7 4.8 88.3 115.4 8.5 34.2 .266 .417 .308 .329 .371 37.0 19.2 8.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Soroka relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(33.5%) ,
Four Seamer
(27.7%) ,
Sinker
(26.3%) ,
Changeup
(12.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 44.7 18.8 36.5 0.0 43.5 31.8 24.7 1.2 37.6 17.6 30.6 5.9 5.9 4.4
2019 52.9 15.3 25.9 5.9 40.0 37.3 22.7 4.3 39.0 18.0 26.7 4.9 5.1 3.7
2020 61.0 9.8 26.8 2.4 51.2 31.7 17.1 2.4 48.8 9.8 29.3 4.9 2.4 1.8
2023 46.0 22.0 27.0 5.0 41.0 35.0 24.0 6.0 34.0 21.0 23.0 5.0 11.0 7.6
2024 43.7 25.9 23.0 7.5 48.9 26.4 24.7 4.0 28.7 21.8 28.2 6.9 10.3 7.0
Player 50.0 18.1 26.5 5.4 42.6 34.2 23.2 4.1 36.8 18.7 27.0 5.4 6.7 4.8
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2024 4-Seam Fastball CWS R 290 93.1 15.4 -0.2 -1 8.1 0.7 10
2024 Sinker CWS R 275 92.2 23.6 0.5 2 16.5 1.6 11
2024 Slider CWS R 350 81.9 44.3 3.8 9 5.3 -1.2 -18
2024 Changeup CWS R 131 82.1 33.0 0.3 1 17.9 4.2 31
2023 Sinker ATL R 122 92.5 21.6 -0.3 -1 15.0 0.7 5
2023 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 174 93.2 16.8 -1.3 -8 6.3 -0.7 -10
2023 Slider ATL R 143 83.1 42.5 3.4 9 5.0 -1.3 -21
2023 Changeup ATL R 98 82.0 27.0 -6.0 -18 15.7 2.2 16
2020 Changeup ATL R 24 80.3 30.9 -1.1 -3 15.2 2.3 17
2020 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 56 92.7 18.6 -3.3 -21 6.7 -0.2 -3
2020 Sinker ATL R 62 91.4 25.9 3.7 17 15.4 1.4 10
2020 Slider ATL R 57 81.3 44.7 3.8 9 5.4 1.0 22
2019 Changeup ATL R 315 81.2 30.3 -1.6 -5 13.8 0.6 5
2019 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 479 92.9 19.5 -3.2 -19 5.2 -2.9 -36
2019 Slider ATL R 617 83.2 45.8 3.4 8 6.4 1.3 26
2019 Sinker ATL R 1,140 92.3 25.7 3.1 14 15.9 1.9 13
2018 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 115 92.6 21.1 -4.0 -24 3.0 -5.2 -63
2018 Sinker ATL R 160 92.6 28.5 5.0 21 15.4 0.2 1
2018 Slider ATL R 92 85.3 41.2 2.2 6 7.0 2.6 61
2018 Changeup ATL R 38 82.2 29.9 -3.0 -9 12.4 -1.2 -9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 Slider -0.2 -1 350 33.4 70 .219 .406 .316 37.2 32.9 17.8 .203 .325 .266 39.0
2024 4-Seam Fastball -0.2 0 290 27.6 69 .235 .471 .381 15.9 17.4 12.6 .241 .454 .389 39.0
2024 Sinker -1.1 -3 275 26.2 91 .263 .461 .375 8.0 8.8 12.3 .341 .542 .427 39.1
2024 Changeup -3.0 -4 131 12.5 27 .320 .680 .472 14.0 7.4 8.0 .331 .596 .417 34.8
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.7 -3 174 32.4 53 .271 .667 .412 23.9 22.6 25.0 .269 .543 .369 32.4
2023 Slider -2.4 -3 143 26.6 32 .360 .520 .452 31.3 25.0 23.5 .280 .446 .397 29.4
2023 Sinker -0.2 0 122 22.7 38 .286 .400 .354 11.3 13.2 31.3 .295 .396 .329 43.3
2023 Changeup -1.6 -2 98 18.2 22 .200 .600 .359 31.7 18.2 10.8 .225 .512 .342 25.0
2020 Sinker 0.5 0 62 31.2 24 .250 .250 .304 14.3 12.5 20.0 .248 .325 .322 52.9
2020 Slider 2.1 1 57 28.6 10 .111 .111 .160 34.8 10.0 7.7 .283 .540 .382 37.5
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 0 56 28.1 11 .400 .400 .391 12.0 9.1 5.3 .406 .459 .414 22.2
2020 Changeup 5.2 1 24 12.1 12 .100 .200 .241 35.3 25.0 60.0 .179 .199 .265 0.0
2019 Sinker 1.1 13 1,140 44.6 334 .290 .414 .338 12.3 9.3 13.8 .303 .443 .346 43.4
2019 Slider 1.5 9 619 24.2 153 .154 .224 .206 38.1 41.8 25.0 .202 .318 .252 34.2
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.4 2 479 18.7 120 .274 .345 .305 16.1 20.8 17.9 .264 .409 .308 34.1
2019 Changeup 2.4 7 315 12.3 92 .133 .265 .220 38.9 23.9 22.4 .182 .302 .253 19.7
2018 Sinker -1.0 -2 160 39.5 42 .256 .359 .340 20.3 16.7 26.9 .301 .501 .374 43.8
2018 4-Seam Fastball -1.8 -2 115 28.4 34 .375 .531 .402 16.4 17.6 24.0 .258 .331 .269 22.2
2018 Slider 1.0 1 92 22.7 33 .267 .400 .305 22.7 24.2 22.9 .316 .452 .345 39.1
2018 Changeup 0.7 0 38 9.4 4 .000 .000 .175 50.0 0.0 0.0 .106 .203 .267 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Changeup 131 82.1 95 19.7 2:00 2:30 -30
2024 4-Seam Fastball 289 93.1 83 17.8 1:15 1:00 15
2024 Sinker 274 92.2 82 18.8 1:15 2:15 -60
2024 Slider 348 81.9 43 7.9 8:00 7:30 30
2023 Changeup 98 82.0 98 20.6 1:45 1:45 0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 174 93.2 85 15.5 1:15 12:45 30
2023 Sinker 122 92.5 89 18.3 1:15 2:00 -45
2023 Slider 143 83.1 37 7.4 8:15 7:45 30
2020 Changeup 23 80.2 98 19.0 2:00 2:00 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 55 92.7 82 14.2 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Sinker 54 91.5 84 17.1 1:15 2:15 -60
2020 Slider 56 81.3 44 8.0 8:15 7:30 45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 113 405 0 0 -1 -2 -2
2019 722 2,643 22 36 -14 -10 35
2020 57 199 2 3 -1 -1 3
2023 145 537 -5 3 -1 -4 -8
2024 257 1,046 -5 10 -9 -4 -8
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 405 48.9 67.2 89.5 28.5 47.5 38.5 57.5 47.4 21.9 8.4 64.7
2019 2,557 47.7 67.9 82.8 31.3 63.6 42.3 63.8 48.8 22.5 6.7 76.5
2020 199 45.2 70.0 85.7 27.5 60.0 40.2 61.4 46.7 22.6 9.5 78.9
2023 537 50.8 65.9 83.9 23.9 55.6 44.9 57.9 45.3 23.5 7.4 85.0
2024 1,049 47.6 62.4 89.1 24.6 57.0 40.3 58.4 42.7 20.5 8.2 74.4
Player 4,747 48.0 66.5 84.9 28.6 60.1 41.8 61.4 46.8 22.2 7.4 75.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 45 80 2
2019 59 32 61 84 56 30 84 61 42 27 83 26 73 35 45 1
2020 29 28 1
2023 31 74 25
2024 5 14 13 18 5 9 12 37 48 19 8 17 16 27 85 15
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 29.4 1 2.9 -2 0 3 1 100.0
2019 22.6 14 14.8 -1 8 13 4 28.6
2020 -- 0 0.7 -1 0 1 0 --
2023 24.2 9 7.2 2 2 8 1 11.1
2024 24.8 11 9.6 1 2 8 3 27.3
Player 24.0 35 35.1 0 12 33 9 25.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 1 4 1 2 3 3 4 3 3 1 3 2 3 3 3 4 4 2 3 4 3 3 4 4 1 1 3 3 3 3 3
2019 14 16 14 15 16 15 17 12 7 10 14 17 18 15 14 14 13 13 15 17 16 18 17 17 13 13 13 20 20 14 11
2020 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
2023 9 5 4 8 7 7 8 7 6 5 7 7 7 6 8 9 9 7 9 8 9 7 9 9 7 5 7 6 9 7 6
2024 11 7 6 11 11 11 11 8 10 7 10 12 9 8 11 9 9 8 9 11 8 9 11 12 7 11 11 11 11 11 7
Player 35 32 26 36 38 37 41 30 26 24 34 38 38 33 37 37 36 31 36 41 37 38 42 43 29 31 34 41 44 36 28
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.6 92.4 -0.2 -- -0.4 -- -- -- -- 92.9 -- 92.6 -0.3
Offspeed Velocity 82.2 81.2 -1.0 -- -0.9 -- -- -- -- 82.0 -- 82.1 0.1
Breaking Velocity 85.3 83.2 -2.1 -- -1.9 -- -- -- -- 83.1 -- 81.9 -1.2
Exit Velocity 89.0 88.2 -0.8 -- -0.2 -- -- -- -- 87.3 -- 89.2 1.9
Launch Angle 6.5 6.7 0.2 -- -2.8 -- -- -- -- 12.9 -- 13.0 0.1
Barrel % 5.9 5.1 -0.8 -- -2.7 -- -- -- -- 11.0 -- 10.3 -0.7
Hard Hit % 35.3 37.5 2.2 -- -3.4 -- -- -- -- 34.0 -- 38.5 4.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 43.5 32.4 -11.1 -- -5.6 -- -- -- -- 38.0 -- 34.5 -3.5
xBA .286 .258 -0.028 -- 0.017 -- -- -- -- .271 -- .275 0.004
BA .288 .236 -0.052 -- -0.012 -- -- -- -- .281 -- .250 -0.031
xwOBA .330 .305 -0.025 -- 0.035 -- -- -- -- .361 -- .371 0.010
wOBA .322 .272 -0.050 -- 0.003 -- -- -- -- .389 -- .362 -0.027
xSLG .426 .391 -0.035 -- -0.021 -- -- -- -- .479 -- .463 -0.016
SLG .413 .340 -0.073 -- -0.095 -- -- -- -- .555 -- .472 -0.083
K% 18.6 20.3 1.7 -- -6.3 -- -- -- -- 20.0 -- 17.5 -2.5
BB% 6.2 5.8 -0.4 -- 6.5 -- -- -- -- 8.3 -- 13.6 5.3
Swing % 47.4 48.8 1.4 -- -2.1 -- -- -- -- 45.3 -- 42.7 -2.6
Whiff% 21.9 22.5 0.6 -- 0.1 -- -- -- -- 23.5 -- 20.5 -3.0
In Zone % 48.9 47.7 -1.2 -- -2.5 -- -- -- -- 50.8 -- 47.6 -3.2
Out of Zone % 51.1 52.3 1.2 -- 2.5 -- -- -- -- 49.2 -- 52.4 3.2
Out of Zone Swing % 28.5 31.3 2.8 -- -3.8 -- -- -- -- 23.9 -- 24.6 0.7
First Pitch Swing % 21.2 31.8 10.6 -- -2.0 -- -- -- -- 31.0 -- 23.3 -7.7
First Pitch Strike % 57.5 63.8 6.3 -- -2.4 -- -- -- -- 57.9 -- 58.4 0.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 113 .322 56 17 30.4 57 28 49.1
2019 Shifts 700 .272 400 35 8.8 300 85 28.3
2020 Shifts 57 .275 28 3 10.7 29 1 3.4
2023 Shades 145 .389 66 27 40.9 79 37 46.8
2024 Shades 254 .364 125 0 0.0 129 52 40.3
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 108 13.7 70.4% 0.0% 74 20.9 0.0% 2.7%
2019 784 16.5 28.2% 0.4% 367 24.6 0.0% 6.0%
2020 50 16.1 28.0% 2.0% 37 25.0 0.0% 5.4%
2023 180 13.1 82.8% 0.0% 65 19.8 0.0% 0.0%
2024 293 13.9 68.9% 0.0% 171 19.4 0.6% 0.6%
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Pitch Distribution