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Mike Soroka

Mike Soroka

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 225 | Age: 22
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 1, #28, Atlanta Braves) - Bishop Carroll (AB) HS
Calgary, AB Canada
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 12 4 2.57 27 27 0 164.2 130 1.09
2 Seasons 14 5 2.70 32 32 0 190.1 151 1.14
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 27 12-4 2.57 164.2 130 1.09
2 Seasons 32 14-5 2.70 190.1 151 1.14

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 ATL NL 113 2 1 3.51 5 5 0 25.2 30 14 10 1 7 21 1.44
* 2019 ATL NL 659 12 4 2.57 27 27 0 164.2 141 51 47 13 39 130 1.09
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting Grades: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 60 | Overall: 55

Taken out of the high school ranks of Calgary in the first round of the 2015 Draft, Soroka used his combination of size, stuff and uncanny command to get to the big leagues less than three years after being drafted. He looked like he was cementing his place in the Braves rotation when he went down in June with a shoulder issue. While he didn't return to competitive action, he was throwing at full strength in the fall and will be ready to go full-throttle in 2019.

Soroka typically throws his heavy sinking fastball in the 93-94 mph range. Though he can reach back for more, he's more than happy to pitch to contact early in counts and get groundball outs. He can alter how he throws his breaking ball, making it look like a sharp slider or more of a power curve when he wants to. His changeup has improved as well and gives him three at least above-average pitches, all of which he uses to fill the strike zone consistently.

Still only 21 years old, Soroka is just about ready to jump off of prospect lists. Assuming health, he should have every chance to make a big impact on the Braves rotation in 2019. Seeing him plant himself as the No. 3 on that talented staff is close to becoming a reality.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 405 85 5 5.9 88.5 6.0 .283 .426 .322 .326 .378 35.3 18.6 6.2
2019 2384 482 24 5.0 87.3 5.2 .257 .379 .270 .303 .348 37.4 19.7 5.9
ALL 2789 567 29 5.1 87.5 5.4 .261 .386 .278 .306 .353 37.1 19.6 6.0
MLB 39989 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .409 .318 .318 .371 34.5 21.6 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
04/18/2019 Atlanta Braves recalled RHP Mike Soroka from Gwinnett Stripers.
03/20/2019 Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Mike Soroka to Gwinnett Stripers.
10/31/2018 Mike Soroka roster status changed by Atlanta Braves.
06/27/2018 Atlanta Braves transferred RHP Mike Soroka from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Right shoulder inflammation.
06/22/2018 Atlanta Braves placed RHP Mike Soroka on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to June 20, 2018. Right shoulder inflammation.
06/13/2018 Atlanta Braves activated RHP Mike Soroka from the 10-day disabled list.
06/05/2018 Atlanta Braves sent RHP Mike Soroka on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett Stripers.
05/30/2018 Atlanta Braves sent RHP Mike Soroka on a rehab assignment to Rome Braves.
05/17/2018 Atlanta Braves placed RHP Mike Soroka on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to May 14, 2018. Right shoulder strain.
05/01/2018 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of RHP Mike Soroka from Gwinnett Stripers.
04/05/2018 RHP Mike Soroka assigned to Gwinnett Stripers.
01/26/2018 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster RHP Mike Soroka to spring training.
04/04/2017 RHP Mike Soroka assigned to Mississippi Braves from Rome Braves.
04/04/2016 RHP Mike Soroka assigned to Rome Braves from GCL Braves.
09/01/2015 RHP Mike Soroka assigned to GCL Braves from Danville Braves.
07/28/2015 RHP Mike Soroka assigned to Danville Braves from GCL Braves.
07/08/2015 RHP Mike Soroka assigned to GCL Braves.
07/07/2015 Atlanta Braves signed RHP Mike Soroka.