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Mike Soroka

Born: 08/04/1997 (Age: 18)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 225
Mechanics
Three-quarters arm slot; above-average arm speed; repeats slot; smooth tempo; occasionally falls out of sync between upper and lower half; some drop and drive; improving drive to plate but can open early; workhorse frame; closer to 225 pounds than listed 195; durable head to toe; thick, strong lower half.
Evaluator David Lee
Report Date 04/22/2016
Affiliate Rome Braves (Low A, Braves)
Dates Seen 4/18/2016
OFP 60
Realistic 55; Mid-rotation starter
MLB ETA 2019
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 50 60 90-93 94 Average command could bump higher with repetition; plus downward plane; late arm-side run; flashes slight cut-like action to glove side at times; lively down in zone; velo comes easy; works both sides with confidence; commands arm side with ease; glove-side command will grow; holds velo throughout start; hittable/flat up and on plate
CB 45 60 79-82 82 Average command; flashes true wipeout ability at 81-82; extremely late break with solid tilt; two-plane ability when spun well; shows feel to find zone or break out of zone with two strikes; repeats arm slot; occasionally spins loose and early
CH 40 50 82 82 Only flashed CH; never showed feel for pitch; choked in dirt; projection pitch with good arm speed; average sink; developing feel for both secondaries at same time could boost CH immensely
Overall

Soroka's biggest strength right now is the proven aptitude to utilize adjustments quickly. He's a very smart kid with a strong feel for what he's doing on the mound. That has helped him grow as a pitcher in a short amount of time. The delivery is less violent than even a year ago, and the velocity comes easier now. His command grades should increase as he gains more feel for his new body and delivery tweaks that have him on line to the plate and repeating his arm slot better. It's a matter of when he gains feel for both secondaries on the same day, not if. When that happens, a mid-rotation role will appear as a lock.

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