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
WAS NL 2022 44 158 26 38 35 27 8 0 8 14 4 0 .241 .381 .443 18 14 .244 53/14/34 7 6
Career 5yrs 508 1770 363 523 408 379 99 8 106 326 36 12 .295 .427 .540 19 17 .322 n/a
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A free pass, two-bagger and round-tripper yesterday.

He now has 6 HR and 7 RBI.

Alex Patton Alex
May 6

Ends April with four homers and five RBI.

Alex Patton Alex
May 1

Just took a 1-2 pitch for a ball that without a doubt would have been called a strike against Julio Rodriguez. And unlike many of the called strikes against Julio, it was a strike.

Robo umps will change the game.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 23

Here's an idea: have all 30 owners sit down to lunch with Scott Boras.

Next on Jim Bowden's Predictions for the 2020s today at The Athletic.

4. Juan Soto will be traded, then become the first half-a-billion-dollar MLB player

According to a report from ESPN’s Enrique Rojas, Soto turned down a 13-year, $350 million contract from the Nationals before the lockout, and he didn’t make a counteroffer. Soto, 23, is three years from free agency. He and his agent, Scott Boras, are convinced he’ll do better on the open market, and I couldn’t agree more. In fact, I think if Soto has three banner seasons between now and then, he’ll become the first half-a billion-dollar player in MLB history. His talent is a cross between Ted Williams and Hank Aaron. I also think the Nationals’ rebuild will take longer than the last three years of his current contract and therefore, they’ll start listening to trade offers next offseason if not before.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 23

Projected by Rotowire to bat -- you know where he's projected to bat.

Most recent comment:

Walk streak comes to end
September 29, 2021
Soto went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Tuesday in the Nationals' 3-1 loss to the Rockies.
ANALYSIS
Soto failed to reach base for the first time since Sept. 13, ending a streak of 14 consecutive games. The star outfielder walked at least once in each of the past eight contests, drawing free passes at an absurd 37.5 percent clip. For the season, Soto is maintaining a 22.1 percent walk rate, which has allowed him to lead MLB in on-base average (.468) by a wide margin. He'll look to pad his lead in Wednesday's series finale in Colorado, where he'll be starting in right field and batting third for Washington.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 26

Statcast xBA: .304, seventh in the majors.

2021 HardHit% has been corrected.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 6

To my surprise, it doesn't. With .252 as the batting average benchmark, Soto earns $33.56 in 5x5. Lower it to .250 and he earns 33.69. He gains 13 cents.

For the four best hitters in 5x5 -- Trea Turner, Fernando Tatis, Bryce Harper and Soto -- the needle doesn't move at all. Finally, because of rounding, Paul Goldschmidt goes from $33 to $34. They don't call him Goldy for nothing.

In 4x4, Soto gains $15 cents, still not enough to give him a dollar raise.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 18 '21

I've pretty much decided to make the batting average .250 in the NL as well as AL. That probably will raise Soto's 4x4 and 5x5 earnings a dollar. We'll see.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 18 '21

Currently at $34. We'll see if the formula changes impact him.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Dec 17 '21
2020: EV 92.3 HardHit 52% Barrel 18% HR/FB 36% LA 4.6 Pull 33% Cent 44% Oppo 24%
2021: EV 93.0 HardHit 52% Barrel 13% HR/FB 24% LA 5.8 Pull 31% Cent 44% Oppo 25%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21