Juan Soto Washington Nationals

Age: 20 (October 25, 1998) | 6' 1" | 185lbs. | Bats: Left OF-114 LF-114 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 140 514 104 150 95 122 30 5 34 106 12 1 .292 .402 .568 15 20 .320 42/22/36 36 34
Career 2yrs 256 928 181 271 174 221 55 6 56 176 17 3 .292 .404 .545 16 20 .328 n/a
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is undergoing X-rays on his right elbow after getting hit by a pitch

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Sep 4

The 28 HR isn't a surprise ... nor is the .286 BA.  But I don't think anyone saw a 12-1 SB ratio coming.


Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Aug 19

I don't understand why no MLB team has hired him. Has he had offers that he's declined?

I'm guessing Howard means The Athletic.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 16

I've been a John Sickels fan for a long time (he's now with The Atlantic, due to issues with host for minorleagueball.com) ... while looking for info about a prospect, I came across this comment from an article at minorleagueball.com about the 2015-international-prospect-signings ... and it includes this *FANTASTIC* comment ...

Shadow Twins

This won’t be official for some time, but right now the Shadow Twins plan is to sign Juan Soto ($1,650,000 to beat the Nationals by 10 percent), Gregory Guerrero ($1,650,000 to beat the Mets by 10%), and Fernando Tatis Jr ($770,000 to beat the White Sox by 10%) instead of Wander Javier ($4,000,000 to the Twins in real life).

Posted  by John Sickels  on Jul 2, 2015 | 11:47 AM


... my only question is ... what became of Gregory Guerrero???  Classic that it's the Mets kid that hasn't (yet) made it :-)

PS.  Wander Javier isn't yet worth $4M ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 15

Soto left Sunday's 7-4 win over the Mets because of a mild right ankle sprain. He is listed as day to day.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 11

A slowish start - but after his 3-3 so far today he's got a .944 OPS.  Who's afraid of the sophomore slump?

On a pace to reach 500+ total bases before age 21 ... in well less than 1200 plate appearances.  Barring injury, he could also have the highest walk total for anyone before age 21.  That's something special.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jun 5

More from the Wise Guy, taking projections to task for The Athletic:

Juan Soto: I say “they’re all the same” so let’s do The Lockstep: the “Fangraphs Four” all have him between .292 and .294, all 27-29 HRs, a Run spread from 88 to 93, RBI from 86 to 92, and 6 or 7 SB. His OPS varies from .906 to .910. I guess we’ve got him pegged. Notice something in there that is quite common in projections: low production estimates. If Juan Soto has a .908 OPS, he’s going 100/100 easy.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 20

Here's the previous career best(and year), career HR/Fly and 2018 infield fly rate for each of them:


Christian Yelich 23.6%(2016) 20.5% 4.9%

J.D. Martinez 33.8%(2017) 21.0% 6.8%

Mx Muncy 7.7%(2016) 21.7% 5.9%

Aaron Judge 35.1%(2017) 31.8% 5.4%

Joey Gallo 30.1%(2017) 28.9% 11.7%

Daniel Palka N/A N/A 10.0%

Giancarlo Stanton 34.3%(2017) 26.7% 13.2%

Juan Soto N/A N/A 7.9%

Ian Desmond 18.2%(2014) 14.7% 7.9%

Kyle Schwarber 24.2%(2015) 24.2% 9.4%

Mike Trout 25.3%(2015) 20.7% 9.4%


JD, Judge, Gallo, and Stanton all had a higher HR/Fly in 2017. 


van wilhoite LVW
Jan 14

Eleven highest HR/FB last year (400+ PA):


Christian Yelich 35%

J.D. Martinez 30%

Max Muncy 29%

Aaron Judge 29%

Joey Gallo 28%

Daniel Palka 27%

Giancarlo Stanton 25%

Juan Soto 25%

Ian Desmond 25%

Kyle Schwarber 25%

Mike Trout 25%

Will all of them regress?

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 13

Hitter No. 49 in $5x5 (both leagues).

2018 Statcast averages

HIP: 309

Avg Exit Velocity: 90.5

Avg HR Distance: 397

Avg Launch Angle: 6.3

Had two homers (and counting) taken away in Japan when the ball hit the roof. The average HR distance can be deceiving.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18