2023 Player Outlook
Soroka is a bit of the forgotten man in the Atlanta rotation heading into this season. He’s not been on a mound for them since 2020 and that was only for 13.2 innings. Since then he’s been rehabbing from a couple of injuries but according to beat writers, he’s on track with the rest of the starters in terms of throwing programs to start spring training. To this point in his MLB career, Soroka has thrown 214 innings with a 2.86 ERA (3.40 FIP and 3.87 xFIP) and 7.19 K/9. All solid numbers but the problem is expecting a lot from him in 2023. He’s not built up a full innings workload yet so topping out at about 100 innings is likely for him. This means we could see a shuffling of arms in the fifth rotation spot for Atlanta with pitchers Ian Anderson, Bryce Elder, Kolby Allard, and even Darius Vines likely filling starts throughout the year.