Latest Sorare News

Sorare Postpones Fitness Feature Launch
Logan Hitchcock

Sorare is postponing the launch of its Fitness feature and Club Facilities until early next year, aiming to improve gameplay and maintain a balanced economy.

The Deets

  • Fitness Mechanism: Aims to adapt an outdated card bonus model for better gameplay
  • Purpose: Maintain core principles of XP growth, card ownership, and permanent utility while ensuring balanced rewards
  • New Bonus Complexity: Sorare promises to streamline user experience despite new features
  • Communication: Sorare plans to be more transparent with community via live streams and updates

The Bulk

Sorare announced that it will delay the roll-out of its Fitness feature and Club Facilities until early 2023. The postponement comes as the company focuses on enhancing gameplay and maintaining a balanced in-game economy.

The Fitness Mechanism is designed to adapt an outdated card bonus model. This feature aims to balance the utility of Sorare player cards by creating an environment where the most leveled-up cards are powerful but not overpowering. The mechanism serves as a dynamic bonus system, fluctuating based on gameplay participation, ensuring that new Managers can compete fairly.

The company is aware of the concerns surrounding the potential complexity new features might add. Sorare is committed to improving user experience and is in the process of revising the mechanics of features like the Physio Center. The aim is to ensure that new features integrate smoothly into the existing gaming experience.

To keep the community in the loop, Sorare has vowed to improve its communication. Starting in September, Sorare will conduct live streams to discuss updates directly with the community, offering a new level of transparency.

πŸ”œ What's Next?

While the Fitness feature and Club Facilities are delayed, Sorare will proceed with reintroducing three card bonuses and a Captain Bonus for Game Week 408. More updates on gameplay improvements are expected in the coming weeks.


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Sorare Postpones Fitness Feature Launch
Sorare Introduces Cash Wallet for Managers
Logan Hitchcock

Sorare revealed a Cash Wallet feature, enabling managers to trade digital player cards with fiat currencies, starting August 2.

The Deets

  • Cash Wallet: A secure and user-friendly feature to make transactions on Sorare
  • Accepted currencies: Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), and U.S. Dollars (USD)
  • Supported Countries: Cash Wallet will be accessible in 215 countries at launch
  • Partner: Sorare collaborates with Mangopay, a leading provider of payment solutions
  • Cash rewards will now be available for all supported sports. 

The Bulk

Sorare, a revolutionary platform for trading digital player cards, is ready to implement the Cash Wallet feature, transforming how transactions are made on the platform. By introducing this feature, Sorare seeks to provide an effortless and secure solution for Managers, enabling them to buy, sell, and trade digital player cards using Euros, British Pounds, or U.S. Dollars.

To accomplish this feat, Sorare has teamed up with Mangopay, a trusted payment and wallet solutions provider known for their services to companies like Rakuten and Ticketmaster. This partnership is an important step in Sorare's journey, aiming to make the platform more accessible and user-friendly, especially for those who prefer to transact in fiat money rather than Ether (ETH).

While the digital player cards will still be backed by NFTs and held in Sorare's ETH Wallet, the addition of the Cash Wallet will provide Sorare Managers with more flexibility in handling their transactions. This includes making deposits and withdrawals in cash, and offering a seamless payment experience to the community.

❗Why It Matters

The introduction of the Cash Wallet marks a significant milestone for Sorare, which will now allow users to receive rewards in cash.

πŸ“Š By the Numbers

Sorare's platform currently supports Managers from over 200 countries. 

🎀 Founder Feedback


The Cash Wallet, along with our partnership with Mangopay, signifies a major milestone in Sorare's history. We're dedicated to providing a seamless, secure, and user-friendly platform for our community.Sorare Team

🎬 Take Action

For Sorare Managers eager to utilize the Cash Wallet, be prepared for its launch on August 2. 


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Sorare Introduces Cash Wallet for Managers
Sorare Auctioning Victor Wembanyama Cards
Logan Hitchcock

Sorare commenced auctions for Victor Wembanyama and the rest of the top 5 NBA draft picks for the 2023-24 season on Sunday, July 9. 

The Deets

  • Special Edition cards of Victor Wembanyama, Brandon Miller, Scoot Henderson, Amen Thompson, and Ausar Thompson available.
  • Each card carries a Rookie Badge and will be part of the Rare card population for the 2023-2024 season.
  • The cards will provide a 10% XP Bonus during the 2023-2024 season. 

The Bulk

Ahead of the 2023-24 NBA season, Sorare has announced the auction of the first-ever licensed digital collectibles of the top five NBA draft picks. The auction includes Special Edition cards of Victor Wembanyama (San Antonio Spurs), Brandon Miller (Charlotte Hornets), Scoot Henderson (Portland Trail Blazers), Amen Thompson (Houston Rockets), and Ausar Thompson (Detroit Pistons).

Wembanyama, now a San Antonio Spur, is the first Frenchman and only the second European ever to be drafted with the first overall draft pick in the NBA Draft. 

Until July 12, Sorare Managers will have the chance to bid on these Special Edition cards. Each card will include a Rookie Badge and will be part of the Rare card population for the 2023-2024 season. In competitions, these five NBA Draft Special Edition cards will provide a 10% XP Bonus throughout the season.

🎀 Founder Feedback


We’re committed to giving fans new ways to connect with their favorite stars. This will give Sorare Managers the chance to own a truly unique part of NBA history and play their digital player cards in their lineups.Nicolas Julia, CEO and co-founder at Sorare

🎬 Take Action

Explore the initial Wembanyama auction here

🧠 Learn More


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Sorare Auctioning Victor Wembanyama Cards
Sorare, LaLiga, and Post United Launch Ultimate Football Experience
Logan Hitchcock

Sorare: Football, LaLiga, and Post United are offering European Sorare managers the opportunity to join LaLiga clubs on their summer preseason tour in Mexico and the United States.

The Deets

  • Open to European Sorare Managers aged 18 and over, with valid passports.
  • Applications open from July 5–12 for a chance to win a spot on a preseason tour.
  • The top 10 entries proceed to an interview round, the winner of which is announced on July 18.
  • The grand prize includes travel with the Real Betis Balompié team, staying in team hotels, attending all matches and training sessions.

The Bulk

Sorare is offering a unique chance for European Sorare Managers to experience a European football club's summer preseason tour first-hand. This exclusive opportunity includes a trip to Mexico and the United States, flying with a club, staying in team hotels, and participating in all matches and training sessions.

Starting Wednesday, July 5, Sorare Managers from any EU country or the UK can apply by filling out a form explaining why they should be chosen for this experience. The selection process will culminate in 10 finalists being chosen for an interview, with the final winner being announced on July 18.

The grand prize promises an all-access pass to a LaLiga club’s preseason tour. The winner and a guest will accompany Real Betis Balompié from Spain to Mexico and the United States, living in close proximity to players and staff.

🎬 Take Action

Interested in this an experience? Apply through the designated form between July 5–12 and get ready for a football journey of a lifetime.

 

Sorare, LaLiga, and Post United Launch Ultimate Football Experience
Sorare Adds Club Badges
Logan Hitchcock

Sorare introduced a new feature allowing fans to sport their favorite club's badges, unlocked through successful collection scoring in the latest season albums.

The Deets

  • Free club badges are tied to the current season's collection albums of licensed clubs.
  • A change in the album score, new season card releases, or failure to meet threshold requirements results in the removal of the club badge from the Club Shop.
  • Equipped badges remain intact, even if eligibility changes. However, unequipped badges cannot be re-equipped if requirements aren't met.
  • Sorare advises collectors to watch their Club Shop for incoming badges.

The Bulk

Sorare just rolled out a new feature that lets fans wear their favorite club's badges with pride. The badges can be unlocked by achieving a specific collection score threshold in the latest season album of a licensed club.

However, it's essential to note that these free club badges are only available for unlocking through the current season's collection albums of a licensed club. If your collection album score changes and you no longer meet the threshold requirements, or if new season cards for that club are released, the club badge will be removed from your Club Shop.

Despite these potential changes, any equipped club badges will remain as is. But beware, once unequipped, you cannot re-equip the badge if you no longer meet the requirements for that particular club badge.

This move is set to inspire engagement and competition amongst collectors, with Sorare advising their top collectors to keep an eye on their Club Shop, as the badges are on the way!

πŸ”œWhat's Next?

With badges on the horizon, collectors are encouraged to stay active, improve their collection scores, and watch out for their Club Shop updates.


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Sorare Adds Club Badges
Sorare MLB GW20 Breakdown | Rangers Onslaught
Hunter Langille

Welcome to the Sorare MLB Game Week 20 Breakdown!

My goal for these slate breakdowns is to create an all-in-one place for users to get an overview of each Game Week and use that information to pinpoint marketplace inefficiencies and construct a winning team.

I will be focusing on the Limited tier cards when referencing market prices as this is where the majority of Sorare users will be playing, and where there is the most liquid market.

You can find my slate breakdowns every Monday and Friday of the MLB season on Lucky Trader, or subscribe to my newsletter to get them in your inbox.

Also, follow me on Twitter @Hunter_Himself!

Let’s dive in!

βͺ Game Week Rewind

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Chris Bassitt took the crown in GW19 with an 8-strikeout performance versus the Mets on Friday.

It was a bounce-back performance for the “Bassitt” Hound who coughed up 7 earned runs to the Twins the week before.

Expectations for Bassitt should be tempered, however, as he still only sports a 21.5% strikeout rate and a 4.60 xFIP on the year.

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The Cardinals now have the third-worst record in the League, only behind the A’s and Royals.

I’d also note that Bednar likely needs rest after three straight saves which could cut into his upside in GW20.

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Rangers stacks were the way to go in GW19, despite facing a respectable Mariners pitching staff.

By scoring 16 runs Saturday and 12 runs Sunday, Texas hitters saw three players finish inside the top-ten, including Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, and Jonah Heim.

Eddie Rosario earned the top spot with this ninth-inning grand slam that sealed the win for the Braves over the Diamondbacks.

πŸ“‹ Roster Movements

In:

Anthony Rendon - Should be activated off the IL Wednesday

Willy Adames - Should return to Brewers lineup on Thursday

Luis Urias - Should return to Brewers lineup Tuesday vs. the Orioles

Out:

Nestor Cortes - Likely to go on 15-day IL with left shoulder injury

Chris Sale - Placed on the 15-day IL with left shoulder inflammation

Joey Gallo - Placed on 10-day IL with left hamstring strain

Justin Steele - Placed on the 15-day IL with left forearm strain

Cal Quantrill - Placed on 15-day IL with right shoulder inflammation

Marco Gonzalez - Placed on 15-day IL with left forearm strain

Alex Wood - Placed on 15-day IL with lower left back strain

Brad Miller - Placed on 10-day IL with oblique strain

Wander Franco - Tweaked left hamstring Saturday, was not in Game 2 of doubleheader

Jose Altuve - Day to day with right oblique injury

Gunnar Henderson - Day to day with lower back soreness

Phil Bickford - Placed on the 15-day IL with lower back tightness

Greg Allen - Placed on 10-day IL with right hip flexor strain

πŸ”Ž Multi Game Monitor

Four Games:

Brewers, Reds, Blue Jays, Cubs, Rays, Red Sox, Astros

Three Games:

Rockies, Giants, Nationals, Braves, Padres, Cardinals, Royals, Dodgers, Yankees, White Sox, Diamondbacks, Marlins, Angels, Rangers, Athletics, Orioles, Brewers, Tigers, Mets, Twins, Guardians, Pirates

Two Games:

Mariners

⚾️ Pitching Primer

Mitch Keller vs OAK

Keller is a fairly-obvious standout option this week.

His numbers have been outstanding this year (30.4% K%, 2.99 xFIP) and he gets a matchup at home in a pitcher-friendly park to face one of the worst offenses in the league.

Oakland strikes out the fourth-most (25.1%) and has the second-worst wOBA in the league (.286).

There aren’t too many red flags here with Keller, and his Limited card can be purchased for just over $16.

Limited Price: ~$16

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The matchup here is scary for Gausman, and he had one of his worst games of the year when he faced Houston earlier this year, but I’m going to continue to bet on his elite numbers he’s put up on the season.

He is fourth in strikeout rate (32.9%), second in xFIP (2.73), and 11th in HR/9 (.72).

Similar to Joe Ryan, I like to target Gausman against right-handed heavy teams because of his unique arsenal where he throws a splitter 38.9% of the time.

The Astros do have two very scary lefties in their lineup, but this team mostly bats from the right side of the plate.

There is risk here, but the upside cannot be ignored.

Limited Price: ~$23

Other Starters Include:

  • ~$37 Shane McClanahan at BOS

  • ~$14 Aaron Nola vs DET

  • ~$11 Logan Gilbert at SDP

  • ~$8 Pablo Lopez at TBR

  • ~$6 Edward Cabrera vs KCR

  • ~$21 Clayton Kershaw at CIN

  • ~$28 Framber Valdez at TOR

  • ~$87 Spencer Strider vs NYM

πŸ“ž Call To The Bullpen

I am going to be focusing on the seven teams playing all four games in this game week when locating closers:

Closer Options:

  • ~$9 Devin Williams

  • ~$12 Alexis Diaz

  • ~$11 Jordan Romano

  • ~$4 Mark Leiter Jr.

  • ~$2 Adbert Alzolay

  • ~$8 Kenley Jansen

  • ~$10 Ryan Pressly

  • ~$4 Jason Adam

πŸ’° Stacks

Among the 7 teams playing four games, none of them stand out as having a great ballpark or opposing pitching matchup. My favorite of the bunch is the…

Cubs

The Cubs are not that exciting of an offense to stack, but they will play four games against Blake Snell of the Padres, followed by Tyler Anderson, Jaime Barria, and Reid Detmers of the Angels.

I like the Cubs better against lefties and they will face two of them in GW20.

  • ~$14 Nico Hoerner

  • ~$13 Dansby Swanson

  • ~$6 Ian Happ

  • ~$8 Seiya Suzuki

  • ~$4 Patrick Wisdom

Giants

San Fransisco only plays 3 games in GW20 but it may not matter with a Coors Field series on tap, where they will face Dinelson Lamet, Connor Seabold, and Chase Anderson.

The Giants shouldn’t find it too hard to put up runs against these three bad right-handed pitchers.

It gets mentioned often here but the Rockies collective xFIP on the season is 4.80, second only to Oakland on the season.

Some of these players are pinch hit risks, but that is factored into their extremely cheap Limited prices.

  • ~$8 LaMonte Wade

  • ~$8 J.D. Davis

  • ~$2 Wilmer Flores

  • ~$5 Mitch Haniger

  • ~$6 Blake Sabol

Other Stacks To Consider:

Braves, Rangers, Red Sox, Pirates, Marlins

Value Options (Under $20):

Middle Infielder:
  • ~$17 Jonathan India, ~$14 Ketel Marte, ~$17 Jonah Heim, ~$14 Dansby Swanson, ~$17 Gleyber Torres

Corner Infielder:
  • ~$19 JD Martinez, ~$19 Bryan Reynolds, ~$18 Jorge Soler, ~$19 Alex Bregman, ~$17 Anthony Santander

Outfielder:
  • ~$19 Adam Duvall, ~$10 Michael Conforto, ~$11 Eddie Rosario, ~$14 Riley Greene, ~$19 Cedric Mullins, ~$6 Mitch Haniger

There you have it, the Sorare MLB Slate Breakdown for Game Week 20.

All statistics referenced in this newsletter were pulled from Fangraphs.

I will be releasing these every Monday and Friday prior to lineup lock to help you all with preparing for the slate and setting your teams.

I hope to see everyone at the top of the leaderboards.

Thanks for reading!

 

Sorare MLB GW20 Breakdown | Rangers Onslaught
Sorare MLB GW19 Breakdown | The Bronx Gets a Boost
Hunter Langille

Welcome to the Sorare MLB Game Week 19 Breakdown!

My goal for these slate breakdowns is to create an all-in-one place for users to get an overview of each Game Week and use that information to pinpoint marketplace inefficiencies and construct a winning team.

I will be focusing on the Limited tier cards when referencing market prices as this is where the majority of Sorare users will be playing, and where there is the most liquid market.

You can find my slate breakdowns every Monday and Friday of the MLB season here on Lucky Trader, or subscribe to my newsletter to get them in your inbox.

Also, follow me on Twitter @Hunter_Himself!

Let’s dive in!

βͺ Game Week Rewind

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Stroman surprisingly dominated the Rays with a complete game shutout while racking up 9 strikeouts.

Mikolas delivered 10 strikeouts over 8 innings of work against Kansas City on Tuesday on a season-high 102 pitches.

Gausman continued his dominant season by striking out 11 Brewers over just 6 innings. His Limited card price remains under $25.

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I should also note that Grant Anderson struck out 7 Tigers over 2 innings of relief work on Tuesday. He does not currently have a Sorare card.

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Josh Naylor led the way, boosted heavily by a 4-6 day at the plate with 6 RBIs on Wednesday.

Aaron Judge has hit 4 homers over his last 4 games and is now behind just Pete Alonso with 18 homers, good for the second-most in the league.

πŸ“‹ Roster Movements

In:

Josh Donaldson - Hoping to join Yankees for their series vs. the Dodgers in LA

Giancarlo Stanton - “Could be in play” to return to the Yankees this weekend

Triston McKenzie - Rejoined the Guardians rotation Thursday after 3 rehab outings

Out:

Cedric Mullins - Placed on the 10-day IL with left groin strain

Justin Steele - Removed from Wednesday’s start with left forearm tightness

Eduardo Rodriguez - Placed on 15-day IL with left index finger pulley rupture

Riley Greene - Diagnosed with stress fracture on left fibula

Harrison Bader - Placed on the 10-day IL Tuesday with right hamstring strain

Kris Bryant - Placed on the 10-day IL Thursday with a left heel bruise

Alec Bohm - Placed on 10-day IL Thursday with left hamstring strain

Jesse Winker - Placed on 10-day IL Tuesday with a cervical strain

Michael Conforto - Day to day with a heel injury

πŸ”Ž Multi Game Monitor

Four Games:

Red Sox, Rays

Three Games:

Everyone else!

⚾️ Pitching Primer

Michael Kopech vs DET

Kopech has been unreal over his last three games, totaling 29 strikeouts and allowing just 4 earned runs over 19 innings.

In GW19 he draws the Tigers at home who are 11th in K% (23.5%), 29th in ISO (.125), and 28th in wOBA (.294).

The best part about Kopech is that his price hasn’t really budged in the market since he turned it around. His Limited is around $9 and his Rare is under $45.

Limited Price: ~$9

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Nathan Eovaldi vs SEA

Speaking of players who have been on fire lately, Eovaldi has only allowed 4 runs over his last 6 games while piling up 39 strikeouts over that span.

Amongst qualified pitchers, Eovaldi is just 30th in strikeout rate (24.6%), but the Ks should be there against the Mariners who have the 4th-highest strikeout rate vs. right handed pitching (25.4%).

The numbers that really stick out for Eovaldi are his xFIP at 3.34 which is just behind Shohei Ohtani for 13th-best in the league, and his 4th-best HR/9 at just 0.36.

Limited Price: ~$18

Other Starters Include:

  • ~$19 Corbin Burnes at CIN

  • ~$19 Luis Castillo at TEX

  • ~$15 Dylan Cease vs DET

  • ~$38 Gerrit Cole at LAD

  • ~$90 Spencer Strider at ARI

  • ~$22 Taj Bradley at BOS

  • ~$22 Sandy Alcantara vs OAK

  • ~$23 Joe Ryan vs CLE

  • ~$31 Zac Gallen vs ATL

πŸ“ž Call To The Bullpen

With both teams playing a doubleheader on Saturday, Rays and Red Sox bullpen players are going to stand out as incredible plays this week.

I would try to prioritize these players wherever you can.

Rays Bullpen:

  • ~$2 Kevin Kelly

  • ~$1 Colin Poche

  • ~$1 Jalen Beeks

  • ~$1 Jake Diekman

  • ~$1 Calvin Faucher

  • ~$4 Jason Adam

Red Sox Bullpen:

  • ~$3 Josh Winckowski

  • ~$1 Chris Martin

  • ~$1 Joely Rodriguez

  • ~$8 Kenley Jansen

Other games I think can stay close in Game Week 19:

NYY/LAD, MIL/CIN, STL/PIT

Closer Options:

  • ~$2 Wandy Peralta

  • ~$6 Evan Phillips

  • ~$9 Devin Williams

  • ~$15 Alexis Diaz

  • ~$2 Giovanny Gallegos

  • ~$7 David Bednar

πŸ’° Stacks

Rays

Tampa is far ahead of every other team this week as they travel to Fenway Park to play 4 games against Garrett Whitlock, Tanner Houck, Corey Kluber, and Bryan Bello.

Not only is this team playing in a hitter’s park, guaranteed 9th-inning at bats, playing 4 games on a 3-game slate, and facing a team that might get swept by the Reds today, they are also ranked 1st in ISO (.219), 1st in wOBA (.357), and 1st in wRC+ (134).

There’s not much left to be said, fire up some Rays with confidence this weekend.

  • ~$19 Yandy Díaz

  • ~$81 Wander Franco

  • ~$41 Randy Arozarena

  • ~$8 Brandon Lowe

  • ~$9 Isaac Paredes

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Red Sox

The other team I’ll recommend is the other team playing 4 games on the other side of that Rays’ series.

The Red Sox will face Tyler Glasnow, Josh Fleming, Taj Bradley, and a TBD pitcher this weekend.

Although I have respect for this Tampa pitching squad, there is a huge advantage to be had by having an extra game on a weekend slate.

Boston is 11th in ISO (.170), 5th in wOBA (.334), and 8th in wRC+ (107).

  • ~$2 Raimel Tapia

  • ~$10 Alex Verdugo

  • ~$49 Rafael Devers

  • ~$62 Masataka Yoshida

  • ~$7 Justin Turner

Other Stacks To Consider:

Brewers, Marlins, Royals, Braves

Value Options (Under $20):

Middle Infielder:
  • ~$19 Gleyber Torres, ~$16 Paul DeJong, ~$13 Tommy Edman, ~$10 Whit Merrifield,~$13 Sean Murphy

Corner Infielder:
  • ~$19 Anthony Rizzo, ~$16 J.D. Martinez, ~$19 Yandy Diaz, ~$13 Christian Yelich, ~$19 Byron Buxton, ~$9 Josh Naylor

Outfielder:
  • ~$13 Christian Yelich, ~$17 Seiya Suzuki, ~$19 Lars Nootbar, ~$18 Jared Kelenic, ~$15 Anthony Santander, ~$9 Marcell Ozuna

There you have it, the Sorare MLB Slate Breakdown for Game Week 19.

All statistics referenced in this newsletter were pulled from Fangraphs.

I will be releasing these every Monday and Friday prior to lineup lock to help you all with preparing for the slate and setting your teams.

I hope to see everyone at the top of the leaderboards.

Thanks for reading!

 

Sorare MLB GW19 Breakdown | The Bronx Gets a Boost
Sorare MLB GW16 Breakdown | Kopech Rights The Ship
Hunter Langille

Welcome to the Sorare MLB Game Week 16 Breakdown!

My goal for these slate breakdowns is to create an all-in-one place for users to get an overview of each Game Week and use that information to pinpoint marketplace inefficiencies and construct a winning team.

I will be focusing on the Limited tier cards when referencing market prices as this is where the majority of Sorare users will be playing, and where there is the most liquid market.

You can find my slate breakdowns every Monday and Friday of the MLB season here on Lucky Trader, or subscribe to my newsletter to get them in your inbox.

Also, follow me on Twitter @Hunter_Himself!

Let’s dive in!

βͺ Game Week Rewind

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Although Kopech has some of the worst advanced numbers on the season (5.23 xFIP), it was noted by Nick in this thread that a tweak to his stuff would turn him into a top-end arm.

It should also be noted that Chris Sale came through for us despite some added risk facing the Padres.

As noted last week, the relievers in the Tigers/Nationals game were squarely in play with both teams having the rare opportunity to be favorited.

In this case, both Harvey and Finnegan could have been scooped up for cheap in the Sorare market prior to this GW.

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Fresh off the IL, Corey Seager led the dominant Rangers stack and took home the top spot with 7 hits, 7 RBIs, 5 runs, 3 doubles, and 2 homers.

Otherwise, Christopher Morel has now extended his home run streak to 8 in the last 11 days, and Cedric Mullins has appeared on this list yet again, boosted by a 5 for 6 day at the plate yesterday.

πŸ“‹ Roster Movements

In:

Tyler Glasnow - Should return from the IL to face the Dodgers at home on Friday

Garrett Whitlock - Should return to Red Sox rotation for a start vs Arizona on Saturday

Bobby Miller - Called up from AAA, will start Tuesday against the Braves

Edouard Julien - Recalled from AAA on Saturday

Out:

Manny Machado - Placed on the 10-day IL Friday with a fractured hand

Mike Clevinger - Placed on the 15-day IL with right wrist inflammation

Julio Urías - Placed on the 15-day IL with strained left hamstring

Jorge Polanco - Placed on the 10-day IL Saturday with left hamstring strain

Cody Bellinger - Placed on the 10-day IL with left knee contusion

πŸ”Ž Multi Game Monitor

Four Games:

Rays, Mariners, Reds, Braves, Giants, Brewers, Blue Jays, Marlins, Rockies, White Sox, Cardinals, Tigers, Athletics, Phillies

Three Games:

Orioles, Twins, Royals, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Padres, Yankees, Astros, Rangers, Dodgers, Angels, Mets, Nationals, Cubs, Pirates, Guardians

⚾️ Pitching Primer

Luis Castillo/Bryce Miller/Logan Gilbert vs OAK

I’ve been impressed with the Seattle pitching staff this season.

The starting rotation is ranked 6th overall with a collective 3.89 xFIP and in GW16 they draw the A’s at home who strike out at the fifth-highest rate (24.8%), have the eight-worst ISO (.146), and have the fourth-worst wOBA (.300).

The ballpark is also great for pitching and both Castillo and Gilbert have cheap floor prices in the Sorare marketplace.

Castillo: K%: 27.8%, xFIP: 3.44, Limited Price: ~$15

Miller: K%: 25%, xFIP: 3.80, Limited Price: ~$99

Gilbert: K%: 30.6%, xFIP: 2.94, Limited Price: ~$15

Joe Ryan vs SFG

The Giants no longer hold the crown for being the highest-strike out team in the league (25.6%). That now belongs to the Mariners offense (25.9%).

Joe Ryan will bring his elite numbers (30.4% K%, 3.7% BB%, 0.89 WHIP, 3.12 xFIP) into this strikeout-friendly matchup at home.

Fire up some Joe Ryan once again.

Limited Price: ~$23

Other Starters Include:

  • ~$94 Spencer Strider vs LAD

  • ~$36 Gerrit Cole vs BAL

  • ~$36 Zac Gallen at PHI

  • ~$33 Shane McClanahan vs TOR

  • ~$32 Taj Bradley vs TOR

  • ~$13 Sonny Gray vs SFG

  • ~$12 Yu Darvish at WSH

πŸ“ž Call To The Bullpen

Games that I think could stay competitive in GW16:

BAL/NYY, LAD/ATL, DET/KCR, MIL/HOU

Closer Options:

  • ~$21 Felix Bautista

  • ~$3 Clay Holmes

  • ~$9 Evan Phillips

  • ~$5 Raisel Iglesias

  • ~$9 Alex Lange

  • ~$4 Scott Barlow

  • ~$11 Devin Williams

  • ~$9 Ryan Pressly

πŸ’° Stacks

Marlins

The Rockies haven’t announced their starting pitchers for this series at the time of writing, but I can’t think of one pitcher on this staff that I am scared of.

Miami gets the Coors Field treatment in GW15 and their whole offense gets a big boost.

This offense has been bad, but many of these guys can be picked up for cheap and scattered throughout teams as one offs or mini-stacks.

  • ~$11 Luis Arraez

  • ~$27 Jorge Soler

  • ~$3 Garrett Cooper

  • ~$9 Bryan De La Cruz

  • ~$2 Yuli Gurriel

Cardinals

St. Louis draws one of my favorite matchups as they head to Great American Ballpark to face Brandon Williamson, Graham Ashcraft, Ben Lively, and Luke Weaver.

The Cards are finally starting to turn it around on offense after a slow start to the season, and they will get a big ballpark upgrade and face a weak pitching staff in GW16.

Over the last two weeks, St. Louis is 2nd in ISO (.226) and 1st in wOBA (.364).

  • ~$19 Lars Nootbaar

  • ~$34 Paul Goldschmidt

  • ~$10 Willson Contreras

  • ~$38 Nolan Arenado

  • ~$26 Nolan Gorman

Other Stacks To Consider:

Rockies, Padres, Braves, Mariners

Value Options (Under $20):

Middle Infielder:
  • ~$19 Christopher Morel, ~$16 Sean Murphy, ~$17 Jonah Heim, ~$17 Gleyber Torres, ~$16 Jonathan India, ~$19 Carlos Correa

Corner Infielder:
  • ~$17 Christian Yelich, ~$15 Anthony Santander, ~$12 Justin Turner, ~$19 Miguel Vargas, ~$15 Jake Burger, ~$9 C.J. Cron

Outfielder:
  • ~$18 Alex Verdugo, ~$11 Riley Greene, ~$19 Brent Rooker, ~$11 Joey Meneses, ~$10 Andrew Vaughn, ~$19 Kyle Schwarber

There you have it, the Sorare MLB Slate Breakdown for Game Week 16.

All statistics referenced in this newsletter were pulled from Fangraphs.

I will be releasing these every Monday and Friday prior to lineup lock to help you all with preparing for the slate and setting your teams.

I hope to see everyone at the top of the leaderboards.

Thanks for reading!

Sorare MLB GW16 Breakdown | Kopech Rights The Ship
Sorare MLB GW14 Breakdown | Keller Blanks the Birds
Hunter Langille

Welcome to the Sorare MLB Game Week 14 Breakdown!

My goal for these slate breakdowns is to create an all-in-one place for users to get an overview of each Game Week and use that information to pinpoint marketplace inefficiencies and construct a winning team.

I will be focusing on the Limited tier cards when referencing market prices as this is where the majority of Sorare users will be playing, and where there is the most liquid market.

You can find my slate breakdowns every Monday and Friday of the MLB season on here Lucky Trader, or subscribe to my newsletter to get them in your inbox.

Also, follow me on Twitter @Hunter_Himself!

Let’s dive in!

βͺ Game Week Rewind

For the second week in a row, Mitch Keller was a top three starter, this time finishing first overall with a 13 strikeout game vs. Baltimore.

Keller has surprisingly looked good this season (30.1% K%, 3.11 xFIP) however this pace feels unsustainable and his next two starts should be against Arizona and Texas.

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Félix Bautista once again finished at the top by striking out the sides twice to earn two separate saves.

He’s looked dominant and offers one of the most valuable closer cards on the Sorare market (Limited price: ~$23).

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This weekend saw some unusual names at the top of the hitter leaderboard, however I did have my eye on Nolan Arenado, who stood out facing two lefties at Fenway Park.

The other important player to note here is Dominic Fletcher, the Diamondbacks rookie who looked great on both offense and defense this weekend.

He’s Arizona’s number 15 prospect but does not yet have a Sorare card on the market.

πŸ“‹ Roster Movements

In:

Matt McLain - Called up from AAA to Reds, will make debut Monday vs. Rockies

Out:

Drew Rasmussen - Placed on the 60-day IL with flexor strain in right elbow

Jazz Chisholm Jr. - Sustained right foot contusion colliding with wall, was out Sunday

Nick Lodolo - Scratched from Saturday’s start with left calf soreness

Max Kepler - Placed on the 10-day IL with left hamstring strain

Elvis Andrus - Placed on 10-day IL with left oblique strain

Nico Hoerner - Placed on 10-day IL with left hamstring strain

Antonio Senzatela - Right elbow strain, will be out at least three weeks

πŸ”Ž Multi Game Monitor

Four Games:

Cardinals, Blue Jays, Yankees, Nationals, Mets, Angels, Orioles, Dodgers

Three Games:

White Sox, Guardians, Marlins, Rays, Brewers, Braves, Rangers, Cubs, Astros, Reds, Rockies, Athletics, Diamondbacks, Royals, Giants, Phillies, Twins, Red Sox, Mariners, Padres

Two Games:

Tigers, Pirates

⚾️ Pitching Primer

Framber Valdez vs CHC

Valdez has looked awesome this year, and he’s coming off a 50-point outing last week against the Angels.

He currently has the fourth-best xFIP (2.60) but just the 20th-best strikeout rate (27.1%).

He always does a fantastic job of limiting the damage, but won’t provide a ton of upside in the strikeout department.

The Cubs have a top-five wOBA but are league average in both K% and ISO.

He’s a safe floor option at SP and isn’t affected much by matchup.

Limited Price: ~$23

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Kevin Gausman vs NYY

If you blinked you may have missed that Gausman is now leading the MLB with the lowest xFIP (2.36).

He’s only behind Strider and Ohtani in K% (34.2%), he’s tied for third in BB% (3.6%), and he does all this while throwing essentially two pitches (51.6% FB%, 40.8% SF%, 7.7% SL%)

He’s making a strong case for the AL Cy Young, and gets a matchup against the Yankees who are surprisingly middle of the pack in every offensive category this season.

Fire up some Gausman once again.

Limited Price: ~$23

Other Starters Include:

  • ~$11 Eduardo Rodriguez vs PIT

  • ~$121 Spencer Strider at TEX

  • ~$16 Freddy Peralta at STL

  • ~$14 Luis Castillo at BOS

  • ~$18 Christian Javier vs CHC

  • ~$13 Zack Wheeler at SFG

  • ~$31 Clayton Kershaw vs MIN

  • ~$19 Yu Darvish vs KCR

  • ~$51 Gerrit Cole at TOR

  • ~$24 Corbin Burnes at STL

πŸ“ž Call To The Bullpen

In addition to targeting matchups we think can stay competitive, we also want to focus on the eight teams playing four games so we can maximize our chances for appearances.

Games/Teams I’m focusing on in GW14:

TBR/NYM, NYY/TOR, LAA/BAL, MIL/STL

Closer Options:

  • ~$12 David Robertson

  • ~$2/~$4 Clay Holmes/Michael King

  • ~$13 Jordan Romano

  • ~$15 Carlos Estevez

  • ~$22 Felix Bautista

  • ~$5 Ryan Helsley

πŸ’° Stacks

Orioles

Among the eight teams playing four games this week, none of them are clear stand out options.

The only thing holding the Orioles back from being the overwhelming leader is that they will face Ohtani today.

After that they will go up against Chase Silseth, Griffin Canning, and Tyler Anderson.

Even with the matchup vs Ohtani, this is my favorite stack to target on the week.

  • ~$31 Cedric Mullins

  • ~$24 Adley Rutschman

  • ~$15 Anthony Santander

  • ~$14 Gunnar Henderson

  • ~$22 Ryan Mountcastle

Angels

The other stack I’ll highlight this week is on the other side of the Orioles game.

The Angels will face Grayson Rodriguez, Dean Kremer, Kyle Bradish, and Tyler Wells.

Outside of the rookie Rodriguez, this Orioles pitching staff hasn’t looked great this year. No one else has over a 23% strikeout rate or under a 4 xFIP.

The Angels are often a two-man show, but this spot looks nice for the whole team to do some damage here.

  • ~$9 Taylor Ward

  • ~$84 Mike Trout

  • ~$163 Shohei Ohtani

  • ~$14 Hunter Renfroe

  • ~$11 Brandon Drury

Other Stacks To Consider:

Blue Jays, Mets, Dodgers, Reds

Value Options (Under $20)

Middle Infielder:
  • ~$11 Brandon Drury, ~$16 Gleyber Torres, ~$18 Jonathan India, ~$15 JT Realmuto, ~$18 Jorge Mateo, ~$17 Carlos Correa

Corner Infielder:
  • ~$19 Christian Walker, ~$17 Miguel Vargas, ~$12 Andrew Vaughn, ~$10 Tristan Casas, ~$7 Ryan Noda,

Outfielder:
  • ~$15 Anthony Santander, ~$19 Dualton Varsho, ~$7 Eddie Rosario, ~$14 Hunter Renfroe, ~$9 Andrew McCutchen, ~$4 Mitch Haniger

There you have it, the Sorare MLB Slate Breakdown for Game Week 14.

I will be releasing these every Monday and Friday prior to lineup lock to help you all with preparing for the slate and setting your teams.

I hope to see everyone at the top of the leaderboards.

Thanks for reading!

 

Sorare MLB GW14 Breakdown | Keller Blanks the Birds
Sorare MLB GW13 Breakdown | The Big Maple's Debut
Hunter Langille

Welcome to the Sorare MLB Game Week 13 Breakdown!

My goal for these slate breakdowns is to create an all-in-one place for users to get an overview of each Game Week and use that information to pinpoint marketplace inefficiencies and construct a winning team.

I will be focusing on the Limited tier cards when referencing market prices as this is where the majority of Sorare users will be playing, and where there is the most liquid market.

You can find my slate breakdowns every Monday and Friday of the MLB season here on Lucky Trader, or subscribe to my newsletter to get them in your inbox.

Let’s dive in!

βͺ Game Week Rewind

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Eovaldi joins Eduardo Rodriguez on the list of pitchers who have left the Red Sox and rejuvenated their career elsewhere.

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Rangers’ closer Will Smith was the highest scoring reliever by 25 Sorare points, and actually ended up outscoring all starting pitchers as well.

Smith earned his third appearance and a save last night when he came into the game with two outs in the top of the ninth to seal the win.

I would be cautious with him in GW13 as he will most likely need some rest after playing in three out of the last four games.

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All I’m gonna say is we had a listener question come in on Monday’s Off Bas3 Spaces asking who I thought was going to be the highest scoring player in GW13.

My answer was Gleyber Torres, and there is audio evidence with the podcast now on Spotify πŸ˜€.

Torres was indeed the top overall scorer with six hits, including two home runs and seven RBIs in a fantastic matchup at home against Oakland.

Otherwise Giants’ rookie Casey Schmitt has now gone 8 for 12 with two homers and four RBIs since his debut on Tuesday.

He is San Fransisco’s number 4 prospect but does not yet have a Sorare card.

πŸ“‹ Roster Movements

In:

James Paxton - Set to make first start in over two years for Boston on Friday

Eury Pérez - Called up to Marlins from AA, will start Friday vs. Reds

Liam Hendricks - Is now cancer-free, should return to White Sox closer role this week

Ranger Suárez - Will rejoin Phillies’ rotation and start Saturday vs. Colorado

Yan Gomes - Returned from 7-day IL Tuesday, was in Cubs’ lineup Wednesday

J.D. Martinez - Was DTD with back tightness, should return to Dodgers lineup Friday

Out:

Max Fried - Placed on 15-day IL with left forearm strain

Jose Alvarado - Placed on 15-day IL with left elbow inflammation

Max Scherzer - Scratched from Tuesday’s start, not placed on IL yet

Oswald Peraza - Placed on 10-day IL with right ankle sprain

Garrett Cleavinger - Out for the season with ACL tear

Ramon Urías - Placed on 10-day IL with strained hamstring

Ryan Yarbrough - Placed on the 15-day IL after being hit in face with comebacker

Spencer Turnbull - Demoted to AAA Toledo, Alex Faedo will join Tigers’ rotation

πŸ”Ž Multi Game Monitor

All teams play three games!

⚾️ Pitching Primer

Zac Gallen vs. SFG

We get another Cy Gallen slate and this time he will be going up against the Giants who’s lineup strikes out at the highest rate in the league (26.6%).

I repeat myself often here but Gallen is top-three in K%, BB%, xFIP, and WHIP. He’s also 7th in HR/9 (0.36).

Don’t overthink this one.

Limited Price: ~$52

Logan Gilbert at DET

Gilbert would have to have the biggest discrepancy between his advanced stats and his Sorare price.

He’s fifth in strikeout rate (33.1%), sixth in xFIP (2.90), he has the 15th best walk-rate (5%), and his Limited price is only about $12.

The best part is he draws the Tigers’ offense who are bottom-five in K%, wOBA, ISO, and wRC+.

Limited Price: ~$12

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Joe Ryan vs. CHC

I highlighted Joe Ryan a couple weeks ago as a severely overlooked player and my thoughts remain the same.

He draws the Cubs this weekend who are league average in strikeouts and ISO but surprisingly have a top-five wOBA.

He’s an every week start with tremendous upside should the matchup be there.

Limited Price: ~$22

Other Starters Include:

  • ~$26 Corbin Burnes vs. KCR

  • ~$24 Sandy Alcantara vs. CIN

  • ~$51 Gerrit Cole vs. TBR

  • ~$104 Spencer Strider at TOR

  • ~$14 Sonny Gray vs. CHC

  • ~$12 Chris Sale vs. STL

  • ~$41 Shane McClanahan at NYY

  • ~$9 Nick Lodolo at MIA

πŸ“ž Call To The Bullpen

With all team playing three games this week, there isn’t as much of an edge to be found when it comes to picking closers.

I will say that Spencer Strider draws a tough matchup this week against Toronto and might not be the obvious RP play that he usually is.

Here are some games I think could stay competitive this weekend and whose bullpen could be in a plus spot:

PIT/BAL, ATL/TOR, CHC/MIN

Closer Options:

  • ~$15 David Bednar

  • ~$14 Felix Bautista

  • ~$12 Raisel Iglesias

  • ~$15 Jordan Romano

  • ~$3 Mark Leiter Jr.

  • ~$11 Jhoan Duran

πŸ’° Stacks

Phillies

Philly is the top stacking option on the board as they head to Coors Field to face Austin Gomber, Ryan Feltner, and Kyle Freeland this weekend.

The Phillies can hit from both sides of the plate and are now at full strength with the return of Bryce Harper.

  • ~$6 Bryson Stott

  • ~$49 Trea Turner

  • ~$70 Bryce Harper

  • ~$19 Nick Castellanos

  • ~$29 Kyle Schwarber

  • ~$14 JT Realmuto

Mariners

Seattle looks nice this week with matchups vs. Matt Boyd, Alex Faedo, and Joey Wentz in Detroit.

The Mariners won’t be facing Eduardo Rodriguez in this series whose stellar pitching has been one of the biggest surprises this season.

As mentioned in this newsletter and on Off Bas3 a few weeks ago, Spencer Turnbull had some of the worst numbers in the league and was unsurprisingly demoted to AAA this week, paving the way for Alex Faedo to join Detroit’s rotation.

That being said, Faedo has just a 17.2% strikeout rate and 5.21 xFIP at the major league level over 58 innings.

  • ~$23 Jared Kelenic

  • ~$5 Eugenio Suarez

  • ~$66 Julio Rodriguez

  • ~$13 Teoscar Hernandez

  • ~$4 Cal Raleigh

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Other Stacks To Consider:

Cardinals, Mets, Rockies, Rangers, Red Sox

Value Options (Under $20):

Middle Infielder:

  • ~$13 Brandon Drury, ~$16 Gleyber Torres, ~$18 Jonathan India, ~$15 JT Realmuto, ~$18 Jorge Mateo, ~$17 Carlos Correa

Corner Infielder:

  • ~$19 Christian Walker, ~$17 Miguel Vargas, ~$12 Andrew Vaughn, ~$10 Tristan Casas, ~$7 Ryan Noda, ~$19 Adley Rutschman

Outfielder:

  • ~$18 Anthony Santander, ~$19 Josh Lowe, ~$19 Dualton Varsho, ~$7 Eddie Rosario, ~$16 Hunter Renfroe, ~$9 Andrew McCutchen, ~$4 Mitch Haniger

There you have it, the Sorare MLB Slate Breakdown for Game Week 13.

I will be releasing these every Monday and Friday prior to lineup lock to help you all with preparing for the slate and setting your teams.

I hope to see everyone at the top of the leaderboards.

Thanks for reading!

 

Sorare MLB GW13 Breakdown | The Big Maple's Debut

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