Juan Soto San Diego Padres

Age: 23 (October 25, 1998) | 6' 2" | 224lbs. | Bats: Left OF-144 LF-36 RF-6 DH-2 PH-4
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 101 342 62 84 91 62 17 1 21 46 6 2 .246 .408 .485 21 14 .243 48/14/38 16 15
SD NL 2022 14 50 12 16 14 7 3 1 1 3 0 0 .320 .469 .480 22 11 .357 42/26/33 2 3
Career 5yrs 579 2004 411 585 478 421 111 10 120 361 38 14 .292 .428 .537 19 17 .315 n/a
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08.10: Juan Soto went 2-for-3, scored three runs and crushed his first home run as a member of the Padres in Tuesday's victory over the Giants. (Soto
got the Padres on the board with a game-tying 395-foot solo shot off of
Alex Cobb in the fourth inning. He then led off the sixth inning with a
double and came around to score on an RBI single by Josh Bell. Soto
then reached on catcher's interference in the ninth and rode home on
Manny Machado's walk-off blast. The 23-year-old superstar is slashing
.249/.411/.499 with 22 homers, 47 RBI and six swipes on the season.)

Alex Patton Alex


08.04: Juan Soto tripled and doubled Thursday in the loss to the Rockies. (Soto's five at-bats produced four balls hit at least 100 mph. Unfortunately,
one of those turned into a groundball double play. Still, it was a nice
day. Soto is 3-for-8 with two walks for his new team.)

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 5

That's enough excitement for one morning. I'll check back in at five.

But I totally get your ambivalence, Howard. The Padres are almost certainly headed for the wild card shootout, no matter what.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 2

More to come indeed!

MLB Trade Rumors:

Padres To Acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell From Nationals

11:03am: Hosmer has 10-team no-trade protection and has yet to sign off on the deal, tweets Jon Heyman of the New York Post. Dennis Lin of the Athletic confirms the Nationals are one of the clubs to which Hosmer can block a trade. However, Heyman notes there’s a general belief they’ll find a way to get the deal across the finish line regardless.

10:57am: Eric Hosmer is headed to the Nationals as a means of offsetting salary, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter).

10:50am: Left-hander MacKenzie Gore is also in the deal, reports Jim Bowden of the Athletic (Twitter link).

10:47am: The Padres and Nationals are in agreement on a deal that sends Soto and first baseman Josh Bell to San Diego, Morosi reports. San Diego will send back rookie shortstop C.J. Abrams, top outfield prospect Robert Hassell III, right-hander Jarlin Susana and top outfield prospect James Wood, according to Morosi.

10:43am: The Padres are “on the verge” of acquiring Juan Soto from the Nationals, tweets Jon Morosi of MLB.com. He adds that talks are in their “final stages.” Bob Nightengale of USA Today first reported the teams were nearing agreement on a deal.

It’s a stunning blockbuster, one of the most seismic trades in major league history. There’s almost no recent precedent for a player of Soto’s caliber being dealt, particularly not with multiple seasons of remaining club control. The lefty-hitting outfielder is among the game’s top handful of players, a superstar performer who has amazingly yet to turn 24 years old. Soto debuted in the big leagues as a 19-year-old in 2018, having played just eight games above A-ball at the time. Even holding his head above water would’ve been impressive in that context, but Soto immediately stepped into the majors as of the league’s best hitters.

More to come.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 2

Au contraire ... I love ALL the kids sent to Nats :-(

For me, this is classic cake/eat-syndrome ... "You can't have your cake and eat it too" ... so ... we're gonna eat!

Best comment yet ... ...this is bigger than Gilligan getting off the Island

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 2

Cause for the Mob to celebrate! Not to mention all but one team in AL-onlies.

New York Post:

Nationals send young star to Padres ahead of MLB trade deadline

Juan Soto is heading to the Padres.

The Post’s Jon Heyman reported the Nationals and Padres agreed to a deal that would send the young star to San Diego ahead of Tuesday’s MLB trade deadline.

Don’t miss a thing from the 2022 MLB trade deadline. The New York Post is tracking the latest news on all the big transactions — and Juan Soto trade rumors — with live updates and analysis. 

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Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals smiles as he celebrates after his solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Washington.
Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals smiles as he celebrates after his solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the haul of players and prospects coming back to Washington includes MacKenzie Gore, Robert Hassell III, C.J. Abrams, James Wood and Jarlin Susana, as well as one more major league player.

The deal is also believed to include slugging infielder Josh Bell going to San Diego.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 2

I suppose I should explain why I'm so nervous (we know why Howard is). If Soto goes to an AL team, it's all over in the ADL. The first-place Tooners have the most money.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 2

A little earlier from the New York Post. (Hey. I'm nervous. So is Howard.)

Frontrunners to land Juan Soto clear as time winds down

By Jon Heyman

Trading a young superstar never works out as well as acquiring a young superstar. Which is why Nationals GM Mike Rizzo is in the most unenviable spot of anyone at the trade deadline. 

Folks around the Nats whisper that their 23-year-old Juan Soto remains likely to be moved by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, whereupon history can begin judging whether the Nats got enough for a player who projects to become an all-time great and is under control for three more playoff runs, through 2024. 

That the Nats feel the need to move Soto is a real downer for a team that won the World Series only three years ago. The better news is that three serious contending teams, the Padres, Dodgers and Cardinals — all with stockpiles of young, talented players — are in there bidding. 

Juan Soto
Juan Soto is expected to be dealt ahead of the MLB trade deadline. 

“All three are in. It should be an exciting 24 hours,” one Nats-connected person said Monday. 

It’s a thrill for us. But it’s nervous time for the Nats, who have plenty of holes to fill and one spectacular asset with which to do it all. 

As of late Monday, word was Rizzo wasn’t getting quite what he wanted, which is why someone thought an extra team could be brought in. If so, that could make the biggest trade in years extra complicated. 

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 2

I suspect Howard is glued to MLB this morning. (I would be, too, except I've migrated out of the land of cable TV.)

Padres are 'aggressive' front runners for Juan Soto

By Jeremy Layton

The San Diego Padres have emerged as front runners to land Juan Soto, the big prize of the 2022 MLB trade deadline.

According to The Post's Jon Heyman, the team has been "aggressive" in their pursuit of the Nationals star, and the two sides have discussed a package that includes both Soto and Washington first baseman Josh Bell.

Juan Soto and Josh Bell
Juan Soto and Josh Bell
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The Dodgers and Cardinals remain the other teams in consideration to land the 23-year-old star.

MLB Network insider Jon Morosi tweeted Tuesday morning that he is "very confident" that Soto will be dealt before the 6 p.m. deadline.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 2

The New York Post an hour ago:

The St. Louis Cardinals, who have a bevy of highly regarded young players, are viewed by rivals as a potential front-runner to land superstar Juan Soto. 

The Mets and Yankees are among at least a half-dozen teams believed to have checked in. But there is no early sense that either New York team is at the forefront of talks. A few suitors have been told the Nats are focusing on one or two teams at the moment, and some believe the Cardinals are in the group getting early attention. The Mariners are yet another team seen early as having a chance in this derby. 

Nats people are declining comment for now, though one NL executive said about the Cardinals’ chances here: “Good farm system.” 

The Nats are an organization that relies heavily on scouting, and there’s word they like a lot of the Cardinals’ young players and prospects. The Cardinals line up for what the Nationals want — not just prospects, but young, controllable players already in the majors. Their top young major leaguers include outfielders Dylan Carlson, Harrison Bader and Tyler O’Neill, plus infielders Nolan Gorman and Brendan Donovan. Third baseman Jordan Walker, shortstop Masyn Winn and pitcher Matt Liberatore are among the best prospects in the sport. 

Juan Soto
The Cardinals have emerged as a possible frontrunner to land Juan Soto. 

The Cardinals have the kind of quality pieces to offer that they would not have to take back a “bad” contract. There are rival teams that believe the Nationals would also like to off-load the contract of Patrick Corbin as part of a deal. Corbin, who is owed $59 million for 2023-24, has a 5.66 ERA in 62 starts since the beginning of the 2020 season. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 24