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Mike Soroka
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 225LBS | Age: 24

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 Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 21 405 85 5 5.9 89 110.5 6.5 43.5 .286 .426 .322 .330 .382 35.3 18.6 6.2 3.51 4.73
2019 22 2557 510 26 5.1 88.2 114.3 6.7 32.4 .255 .387 .272 .303 .351 37.5 20.3 5.8 2.68 4.11
2020 23 199 41 1 2.4 88 107.1 3.9 26.8 .271 .364 .275 .335 .329 34.1 14 12.3 3.95 4.87
3161 636 32 5 88.3 114.3 6.5 33.5 .260 .391 .279 .308 .354 37 19.6 6.3
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Sinker 62 44 18 31.2 91.4 24 20 5 5 0 0 0 3 17 .250 .250 .250 .327 .300 .323 92.5 8 2038 5.4 14.3 20.0
2020 Slider 57 31 26 28.6 81.3 10 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 8 .111 .285 .111 .542 .161 .386 84.4 4 2636 5.3 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 .409 .400 .462 .384 .416 88.2 -1 2281 5.5 12.0 5.3
2020 Changeup 24 3 21 12.1 80.3 12 10 1 0 1 0 0 3 7 .100 .163 .200 .181 .220 .244 79.5 0 2149 5.4 35.3 60.0
2019 Sinker 1140 744 396 44.6 92.3 334 307 89 71 7 2 9 31 281 .290 .298 .414 .437 .319 .340 90.4 0 2175 5.2 12.3 13.8
2019 Slider 620 366 254 24.3 83.2 153 143 22 14 7 0 1 64 79 .154 .200 .224 .316 .193 .250 86.5 8 2776 4.7 38.1 25.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 479 247 232 18.7 92.9 120 113 31 25 5 0 1 25 88 .274 .265 .345 .409 .288 .308 87.0 19 2362 5.2 16.1 17.9
2019 Changeup 316 143 173 12.4 81.2 92 83 11 6 2 0 3 22 61 .133 .183 .265 .302 .215 .253 79.4 14 2178 5.2 38.9 22.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 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 37.3 22.7 4.3 39 18 26.7 4.9 5.1
2020 61 12.2 24.4 2.4 51.2 31.7 17.1 2.4 48.8 9.8 29.3 4.9 2.4
52.4 15.6 27.2 4.9 41.2 36.2 22.6 3.8 39.5 17.5 27.4 5 5
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 3.4 15 15.4 1 7
2020 Slider ATL R 57 81.3 44.7 3.7 9 5.4 -0.3 -5
2020 4-Seamer ATL R 56 92.7 18.6 -3.3 -22 6.7 -0.2 -3
2020 Changeup ATL R 24 80.3 30.9 -1 -3 15.2 2.3 18
2019 Changeup ATL R 316 81.2 30.3 -1.7 -5 13.8 0.6 5
2019 Sinker ATL R 1140 92.3 25.7 2.3 10 15.9 1 7
2019 Slider ATL R 618 83.2 45.8 3.4 8 6.4 0.3 6
2019 4-Seamer ATL R 479 92.9 19.5 -3.2 -20 5.2 -2.8 -35
2018 Slider ATL R 92 85.3 41.2 1.9 5 7 1.9 37
2018 Changeup ATL R 38 82.2 29.9 -3 -9 12.4 -1.2 -8
2018 4-Seamer ATL R 115 92.6 21.1 -4 -24 3 -5.2 -63
2018 Sinker ATL R 160 92.6 28.5 5 21 15.4 0.2 1
! 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 -2.1 -1 57 28.6 10 .111 .111 .16 34.8 10 7.7 .285 .542 .383 37.5
2020 4-Seamer -0.3 0 56 28.1 11 .4 .4 .391 12 9.1 5.3 .409 .462 .416 22.2
2020 Changeup -5.2 -1 24 12.1 12 .1 .2 .221 35.3 25 60 .163 .181 .245 0
2020 Sinker -0.3 0 62 31.2 24 .25 .25 .304 14.3 12.5 20 .25 .327 .323 52.9
2019 Changeup -2.3 -7 316 12.4 92 .133 .265 .22 38.9 23.9 22.4 .183 .302 .254 19.7
2019 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 479 18.7 120 .274 .345 .305 16.1 20.8 17.9 .265 .409 .308 34.1
2019 Slider -1.7 -10 620 24.2 153 .154 .224 .204 38.1 41.8 25 .2 .316 .25 34.2
2019 Sinker -0.9 -10 1140 44.6 334 .29 .414 .338 12.3 9.3 13.8 .298 .437 .341 43.4
2018 Changeup -0.5 0 38 9.4 4 0 0 .175 50 0 0 .106 .203 .267 33.3
2018 Slider -0.9 -1 92 22.7 33 .267 .4 .305 22.7 24.2 22.9 .316 .452 .345 39.1
2018 4-Seamer 1.9 2 115 28.4 34 .375 .531 .402 16.4 17.6 24 .258 .331 .269 22.2
2018 Sinker 0.4 1 160 39.5 42 .256 .359 .319 20.3 16.7 26.9 .301 .501 .374 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 23 80.2 98 19 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 8:15 7:30 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 113 405 0 -1 1 2 2
2019 722 2643 -22 -35 14 9 -33
2020 57 199 -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 67.2 89.5 28.5 47.5 38.8 57.5 47.4 21.9 8.4 64.7
2019 2557 47.7 67.9 82.9 31.2 63.5 42.3 63.8 48.8 22.5 6.6 76.3
2020 199 45.2 70 85.7 27.5 60 40.2 61.4 46.7 22.6 9.5 78.9
3161 47.7 67.9 83.9 30.6 61.5 41.7 62.8 48.5 22.5 7 74.8
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 50 77
2019 60 31 62 85 56 30 84 61 41 27 83 26 60 41 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 14.1 0 8 12 5 35.7
2020 0 0.6 -1 0 1 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 14 16 18 16 16 11 13 14 14 18 16 14 10 9 14 16 8 17 13 16 9 12 12 16 16 17 15 12 17 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.6 92.4 -0.2 92 -0.4 undefined
Offspeed Velocity 82.2 81.2 -1 80.3 -0.9 undefined
Breaking Velocity 85.3 83.2 -2.1 81.3 -1.9 undefined
Exit Velocity 89 88.2 -0.8 88 -0.2 undefined
Launch Angle 6.5 6.7 0.2 3.9 -2.8 undefined
Barrel % 5.9 5.1 -0.8 2.4 -2.7 undefined
Hard Hit % 35.3 37.5 2.2 34.1 -3.4 undefined
Sweet Spot % 43.5 32.4 -11.1 26.8 -5.6 undefined
xBA .286 .255 -0.031 .271 0.016 undefined
BA .288 .236 -0.052 .224 -0.012 undefined
xwOBA .33 .303 -0.027 .335 0.032 undefined
wOBA .322 .272 -0.05 .275 0.003 undefined
xSLG .426 .387 -0.039 .364 -0.023 undefined
SLG .413 .34 -0.073 .245 -0.095 undefined
K% 18.6 20.3 1.7 14 -6.3 undefined
BB% 6.2 5.8 -0.4 12.3 6.5 undefined
Swing % 47.4 48.8 1.4 46.7 -2.1 undefined
Whiff% 21.9 22.5 0.6 22.6 0.1 undefined
In Zone % 48.9 47.7 -1.2 45.2 -2.5 undefined
Out of Zone % 51.1 52.3 1.2 54.8 2.5 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 28.5 31.2 2.7 27.5 -3.7 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 21.2 31.8 10.6 29.8 -2 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 57.5 63.8 6.3 61.4 -2.4 undefined
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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 .275 28 3 10.7 29 1 3.4

Pitch Distribution