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Mike Soroka
Popularity: ↑ 74%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 225LBS | Age: 23

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 1, #28, Atlanta Braves | Bishop Carroll (AB) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 1 3.95 3 3 0 13.2 8 1.32
3 Seasons 15 6 2.86 37 37 0 214.0 171 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 3 0-1 3.95 13.2 8 1.32
3 Seasons 37 15-6 2.86 214.0 171 1.16

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2018 405 85 5 5.9 89 6.5 43.5 .286 .432 .322 .332 .385 35.3 18.6 6.2 3.51 4.53
2019 2557 510 26 5.1 88.1 6.6 32.4 .265 .402 .272 .312 .365 37.5 20.3 5.8 2.68 4.12
2020 199 41 1 2.4 88 3.9 26.8 .277 .372 .271 .333 .328 34.1 14.0 12.3 3.95 5.15
ALL 3161 636 32 5.0 88.3 6.5 33.5 .268 .404 .278 .316 .365 37.0 19.6 6.3
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Soroka relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(31.2%) ,
Slider
(28.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(28.1%) ,
Changeup
(12.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Sinker 62 44 18 31.2 91.4 24 20 5 5 0 0 0 3 17 .250 .254 .250 .330 .296 .315 92.5 8 2038 14.3 20.0
2020 Slider 57 31 26 28.6 81.3 10 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 8 .111 .279 .111 .532 .159 .370 84.4 4 2636 34.8 7.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball 56 22 34 28.1 92.7 11 10 4 4 0 0 0 1 9 .400 .407 .400 .461 .379 .404 88.2 -1 2281 12.0 5.3
2020 Changeup 24 3 21 12.1 80.3 12 10 1 0 1 0 0 3 7 .100 .184 .200 .205 .216 .269 79.5 0 2149 35.3 60.0
2019 Sinker 1140 744 396 44.6 92.3 334 307 89 71 7 2 9 31 281 .290 .314 .414 .462 .319 .356 90.8 0 2175 12.5 13.8
2019 Slider 620 366 254 24.3 83.2 153 143 22 14 7 0 1 64 79 .154 .200 .224 .315 .193 .250 86.5 8 2776 38.5 25.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 479 247 232 18.7 92.9 120 113 31 25 5 0 1 25 88 .274 .273 .345 .424 .288 .317 87.6 20 2362 16.4 17.9
2019 Changeup 316 143 173 12.4 81.2 92 83 11 6 2 0 3 22 61 .133 .189 .265 .310 .215 .258 79.4 14 2178 39.1 22.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Sinker ATL R 62 91.4 25.9 3.3 15 15.4 1 7
2020 Slider ATL R 57 81.3 44.7 3.6 9 5.4 -0.3 -5
2020 4-Seamer ATL R 56 92.7 18.6 -3.3 -21 6.7 -0.2 -3
2020 Changeup ATL R 24 80.3 30.9 -0.9 -3 15.2 2.4 19
2019 Sinker ATL R 1140 92.3 25.7 2.2 10 15.9 1 7
2019 4-Seamer ATL R 479 92.9 19.5 -3.2 -20 5.2 -2.8 -35
2019 Slider ATL R 618 83.2 45.8 3.3 8 6.4 0.3 5
2019 Changeup ATL R 316 81.2 30.3 -3.2 -10 13.8 2.4 21
2018 4-Seamer ATL R 115 92.6 21.1 -4 -24 3 -5.2 -63
2018 Slider ATL R 92 85.3 41.2 1.8 5 7 1.9 36
2018 Sinker ATL R 160 92.6 28.5 5 21 15.4 0.2 1
2018 Changeup ATL R 38 82.2 29.9 -3.2 -10 12.4 -1 -8
! 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 %
2020 Slider -2.7 -2 57 28.6 10 .111 .111 .160 34.8 10.0 7.7 .279 .532 .368 37.5
2020 4-Seamer -0.2 0 56 28.1 11 .400 .400 .391 12.0 9.1 5.3 .407 .461 .405 22.2
2020 Changeup -4.9 -1 24 12.1 12 .100 .200 .241 35.3 25.0 60.0 .184 .205 .271 0.0
2020 Sinker -0.4 0 62 31.2 24 .250 .250 .304 14.3 12.5 20.0 .254 .330 .317 52.9
2019 Changeup -2.3 -7 316 12.4 92 .133 .265 .220 39.1 23.9 22.4 .189 .310 .259 19.7
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 479 18.7 120 .274 .345 .307 16.4 20.8 17.9 .273 .424 .318 34.1
2019 Slider -1.6 -10 620 24.2 153 .154 .224 .200 38.5 41.8 25.0 .200 .315 .250 34.2
2019 Sinker -0.9 -10 1140 44.6 334 .290 .414 .340 12.5 9.3 13.8 .314 .462 .357 43.4
2018 Changeup -0.5 0 38 9.4 4 .000 .000 .175 50.0 0.0 0.0 .132 .296 .318 33.3
2018 Slider -0.8 -1 92 22.7 33 .267 .400 .305 22.7 24.2 22.9 .321 .464 .355 39.1
2018 4-Seamer 2.0 2 115 28.4 34 .375 .531 .402 16.7 17.6 24.0 .253 .330 .269 22.2
2018 Sinker 0.6 1 160 39.5 42 .256 .359 .319 20.8 16.7 26.9 .298 .502 .367 43.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 24 80.3 98 19.0 2:00 2:00 0
2020 Slider 57 81.3 45 8.0 8:15 7:30 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 56 92.7 82 14.2 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Sinker 58 91.4 84 17.2 1:15 2:15 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 113 402 0 -1 2 2 2
2019 714 2622 -22 -34 15 9 -32
2020 56 198 -2 -3 1 1 -3
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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 66.7 90.2 27.5 49.1 38.8 57.5 46.7 22.2 8.4 64.7
2019 2557 47.7 67.0 84.0 31.0 64.0 42.3 63.8 48.2 22.8 6.6 76.3
2020 199 45.2 70.0 85.7 27.5 60.0 40.2 61.4 46.7 22.6 9.5 78.9
ALL 3161 47.7 67.1 84.9 30.3 62.1 41.7 62.8 47.9 22.7 7.0 74.8
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
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
2019 52.9 15.3 25.9 5.9 40.0 37.3 22.7 3.7 39.2 18.0 26.7 4.9 5.1
2020 61.0 12.2 24.4 2.4 51.2 31.7 17.1 2.4 48.8 9.8 29.3 4.9 2.4
ALL 52.4 15.6 27.2 4.9 41.2 36.2 22.6 3.3 39.6 17.5 27.4 5.0 5.0
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 50 76
2019 57 28 60 83 52 30 84 65 42 27 83 28 57 40 43
2020
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.6 14 13.6 0.4 7 12 5 35.7
2020 0 0.6 -0.6 0 1 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 14 16 18 15 16 11 12 14 13 17 15 13 10 9 13 16 7 16 13 16 9 12 11 16 15 16 14 11 16 12 16
2020 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.6 92.4 -0.2 92 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 82.2 81.2 -1 80.3 -0.9
Breaking Velocity 85.3 83.2 -2.1 81.3 -1.9
Exit Velocity 89 88.1 -0.9 88 -0.1
Launch Angle 6.5 6.6 0.1 3.9 -2.7
Barrel % 5.9 5.1 -0.8 2.4 -2.7
Hard Hit % 35.3 37.5 2.2 34.1 -3.4
Sweet Spot % 43.5 32.4 -11.1 26.8 -5.6
xBA .286 .265 -0.021 .277 0.012
BA .288 .236 -0.052 .224 -0.012
xwOBA .332 .312 -0.02 .333 0.021
wOBA .322 .272 -0.05 .271 -0.001
xSLG .432 .402 -0.03 .372 -0.03
SLG .413 .34 -0.073 .245 -0.095
K% 18.6 20.3 1.7 14 -6.3
BB% 6.2 5.8 -0.4 12.3 6.5
Swing % 46.7 48.2 1.5 46.7 -1.5
Whiff% 22.2 22.8 0.6 22.6 -0.2
In Zone Swing % 48.9 47.7 -1.2 45.2 -2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 51.1 52.3 1.2 54.8 2.5
First Pitch Swing % 20.4 31 10.6 29.8 -1.2
First Pitch Strike % 57.5 63.8 6.3 61.4 -2.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 113 .322 56 6 10.7 57 21 36.8
2019 700 .272 400 32 8.0 300 76 25.3
2020 57 .271 28 3 10.7 29 1 3.4

Pitch Distribution