Mike Soroka
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 225LBS | Age: 25

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

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 % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
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 .392 .272 .306 .356 37.5 20.3 5.8 2.68 4.11
2020 22 199 41 1 2.4 1.8 88.0 107.1 3.9 26.8 .277 .372 .275 .341 .338 34.1 14.0 12.3 3.95 5.03
Player 3161 636 32 5.0 3.7 88.3 114.3 6.5 33.5 .263 .395 .279 .311 .358 37.0 19.6 6.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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



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
Player 52.4 15.4 27.4 4.9 41.2 36.2 22.6 3.8 39.5 17.5 27.4 5.0 5.0 3.7
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2020 4-Seamer 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 3.7 9 5.4 -0.2 -3
2020 Changeup ATL R 24 80.3 30.9 -1.1 -3 15.2 2.3 18
2019 Sinker ATL R 1,140 92.3 25.7 3.1 14 15.9 1.9 13
2019 4-Seamer ATL R 479 92.9 19.5 -3.2 -19 5.2 -2.9 -36
2019 Changeup ATL R 316 81.2 30.3 -1.7 -5 13.8 0.6 5
2019 Slider ATL R 618 83.2 45.8 3.4 8 6.4 0.4 6
2018 4-Seamer 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 1.9 5 7.0 1.9 37
2018 Changeup ATL R 38 82.2 29.9 -3.0 -9 12.4 -1.2 -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 Sinker -0.5 0 62 31.2 24 .250 .250 .304 14.3 12.5 20.0 .250 .327 .323 52.9
2020 Slider -2.1 -1 57 28.6 10 .111 .111 .160 34.8 10.0 7.7 .285 .542 .383 37.5
2020 4-Seamer -0.3 0 56 28.1 11 .400 .400 .391 12.0 9.1 5.3 .409 .462 .416 22.2
2020 Changeup -5.2 -1 24 12.1 12 .100 .200 .241 35.3 25.0 60.0 .181 .201 .267 0.0
2019 Sinker -1.1 -12 1,140 44.6 334 .290 .414 .338 12.3 9.3 13.8 .303 .444 .346 43.4
2019 Slider -1.5 -9 620 24.2 153 .154 .224 .206 38.1 41.8 25.0 .202 .318 .252 34.2
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 Changeup -2.4 -7 316 12.4 92 .133 .265 .220 38.9 23.9 22.4 .183 .302 .254 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-Seamer 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.
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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 19.0 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
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 113 405 0 0 1 2 3
2019 722 2,643 -22 -36 14 10 -35
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 38.5 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
Player 3,161 47.7 67.9 83.9 30.7 61.5 41.7 62.8 48.5 22.5 7.1 74.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! 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 50 78 2
2019 58 32 61 84 56 30 84 61 42 27 83 26 73 40 43 2
2020 38 26 1
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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 3.0 -2 0 3 1 100.0
2019 22.6 14 15.7 -2 7 14 5 35.7
2020 -- 0 0.6 -1 0 1 0 --
Player 23.1 15 19.3 -4 7 18 6 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 1 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 2 2 3 2 3 4 4 3 3 3 2 3 4 2 3 3 4 4 2 3 1 3
2019 14 21 18 16 14 14 16 16 18 16 16 15 11 9 14 18 14 20 13 15 18 13 12 16 18 18 17 14 19 14 19
2020 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1
Player 15 25 21 20 17 19 19 20 22 19 18 18 13 12 18 23 17 24 17 18 22 18 15 19 22 22 22 17 23 16 23
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
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 88.2 -0.8 88 -0.2
Launch Angle 6.5 6.7 0.2 3.9 -2.8
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 .258 -0.028 .277 0.019
BA .288 .236 -0.052 .224 -0.012
xwOBA .33 .306 -0.024 .341 0.035
wOBA .322 .272 -0.05 .275 0.003
xSLG .426 .392 -0.034 .372 -0.02
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 % 47.4 48.8 1.4 46.7 -2.1
Whiff% 21.9 22.5 0.6 22.6 0.1
In Zone % 48.9 47.7 -1.2 45.2 -2.5
Out of Zone % 51.1 52.3 1.2 54.8 2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 28.5 31.3 2.8 27.5 -3.8
First Pitch Swing % 21.2 31.8 10.6 29.8 -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 .275 28 3 10.7 29 1 3.4

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 108 13.7 70.4% 0.0% 78 21.3 0.0% 7.7%
2019 786 16.5 28.1% 0.5% 380 24.8 0.0% 8.9%
2020 50 16.1 28.0% 2.0% 38 25.0 0.0% 7.9%
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Pitch Distribution