Juan Soto Washington Nationals

Age: 23 (October 25, 1998) | 6' 2" | 224lbs. | Bats: Left OF-144 LF-36 RF-6 DH-2 PH-4
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS A 2018 16 59 12 22 14 13 5 3 5 24 2 0 .373 .486 .814 19 18 .405 n/a
WAS A+ 2018 15 62 17 23 11 8 3 1 7 18 0 1 .371 .466 .790 15 11 .340 n/a
WAS AA 2018 8 31 4 10 4 7 2 0 2 10 1 0 .323 .400 .581 11 20 .364 n/a
WAS NL 2018 116 414 77 121 79 99 25 1 22 70 5 2 .292 .406 .517 16 20 .338 54/17/29 23 23
WAS NL 2019 150 542 110 153 108 132 32 5 34 110 12 1 .282 .401 .548 16 20 .312 42/21/37 32 30
WAS NL 2020 47 154 39 54 41 28 14 0 13 37 6 2 .351 .490 .695 21 14 .363 52/20/29 43 39
WAS NL 2021 151 502 111 157 145 93 20 2 29 95 9 7 .313 .465 .534 22 14 .332 53/19/29 36 34
Career 4yrs 464 1612 337 485 373 352 91 8 98 312 32 12 .301 .432 .550 19 18 .330 n/a
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Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Ronald Acuna Jr.* (ATL): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, 2 SB

Andrew McCutchen* (PHI): 2-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Jonathan Schoop* (DET): 3-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Eric Haase (DET): 2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

Odubel Herrera (PHI): 3-6, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Juan Soto (WSN): 3-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR): 4-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Tony Kemp (OAK): 3-4, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 R

Salvador Perez (KCR): 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Kolten Wong (MIL): 2-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 2 '21

I'm a Nats fan, but even if I weren't, I would add him in a heartbeat.  His BABIP is down from last year,  and the G/L/F says he is not elevating the ball as much as in the past.  I would bet on better luck and some adjustments.

One recent snippet:  https://www.mlb.com/amp/news/juan-soto-working-on-hitting-the-ball-in-the-air.html

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
May 30 '21

Is Soto not recovered from his recent injury? Where is his power? I can make a trade for him to rent for the rest of this season can't keep him next year. Am afraid there may be an underlying injury

Joe Wrobel Chepelully
May 29 '21

Getting close to Memorial Day...

SO% 12

BABIP .395

G/L/F 55/20/25

Four homers in 126 AB

Batting .286

Alex Patton Alex
May 28 '21

Soto was placed on the injured list just before Tuesday night's game against the Cardinals after an MRI revealed the minor strain. He had been dealing with pain around his triceps for the past couple of days and Martinez said the club didn't want to take any chances this early on in the season.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Apr 24 '21

What a nice win for the Nats after what had to be an excruciating wait.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 6 '21

Still the 10th youngest player in MLB ... note: there are 4 Padres younger than him :-)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Apr 4 '21

In the Statcast percentiles, BB stands for walk rate, SO stands for K rate. Soto is at the very top in the former, close to the top in the latter. Among hitters who also hit the ball hard, very hard, when they make contact, he stands alone.

Speed stands for sprint speed. Compared to other sluggers, he's reasonably fast. Compared to all the hitters who qualified, he's pretty slow.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15 '21
Percentiles: Barrel 99 EV 90 xBA 99 xSLG 100 SO 91 BB 100 speed 32
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15 '21

He's going to be an interesting case for his contract.  He's already cracked into the arbitration years, so he has a bit more escalation than Tatis.

Through age-21 his B-R similar batters are:

Frank Robinson (inner circle HOF, multiple times best player in his league)

Ronald Acuna

Trout (one of the greatest ever)

Mantle (inner circle HOF, best player in AL for many years)

Aaron (one of the greatest ever)

Tony Canigliaro (sad story)

Bob Horner (I only remember him as overweight, missed his early years)

Orlando Cepeda (HOF)

Eddie Mathews (2nd best 3B ever)

Ken Griffey Jr. (HOF, was best in AL for several years)


Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 19 '21