Gregory Soto Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 236 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/11/1995 (26)
Gregory Soto Season Stats
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Gregory Soto News
Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Gregory Soto (finger) was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left finger fracture on Sunday. He is expected to miss the remainder of the 2021 season. The 26-year-old operated as the primary closer for the Tigers for the bulk of the year, earning his first All-Star Game nod along the way. He converted 18 of his 19 save opportunities while posting a 3.39 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. With Soto out, Michael Fulmer should be the Tigers' primary closer the rest of the way and he should be added by any fantasy manager in need of saves for the final weeks of the year.
Detroit Tigers closer Gregory Soto (hand) had a rough outing against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. He entered the game in the ninth inning while the Tigers were up 4-1 and went on to give up two hits, one walk and three earned runs without recording an out. He was hit in his throwing hand by a comebacker in the inning. He told the team he was fine after the play and initially stayed in the game. He is set to undergo tests on his hand on Saturday. Soto has had a great year as the Tigers' primary closer. He's converted 18-of-19 save opportunities while pitching to a 3.39 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP on the year. If he were to miss time, Michael Fulmer would likely take over closer duties.
Detroit Tigers closer Gregory Soto recorded his 17th save of the year in Wednesday's 8-6 win over the Oakland Athletics. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing no hits and no walks while striking out two. The Tigers had a rough stretch over the second half of August, which led to Soto only recording one save from August 15 through August 31. The Tigers are surprisingly just eight games under .500, sitting at 63-71 and Soto is the team's clear closer. He should be rostered in all fantasy leagues as he figures to be a steady source of saves going forward. He has a 3.16 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP on the year with only one blown saves over his 18 opportunities.
Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Gregory Soto enjoyed a breakout campaign as the team's closer during the 2021 season. The hard-throwing left-hander pitched to a 3.39 ERA and a 4.14 FIP in 63.2 innings while registering 76 strikeouts and 40 walks. He also tallied 18 saves while generating plenty of swings and misses with his power arsenal. The left-hander's pitch mix includes a potentially devastating slider that generated a 43% whiff rate last season, not to mention a sinker and a four-seam fastball that both averaged north of 98 miles per hour. Soto sometimes ceded save work to Michael Fulmer, but Fulmer generally operated as the team's top high-leverage reliever, working in the most crucial situations. Sometimes those happened to be in the ninth inning. Still, Soto should see the bulk of the saves in Detroit, and there should be considerably more of them this coming season. You can make the argument that few closers have seen their fantasy stock rise more since the postseason ended than Soto. The Tigers front office was active early in the winter, bringing in catcher Tucker Barnhart, starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez and shortstop Javier Baez to bolster a team looking to make the playoffs next season. That should lead to more save chances for Soto. Barnhart, who is an above-average pitch framer, should be particularly helpful to Soto given the reliever can sometimes be a bit wild. His ADP, per NFBC, is 195, though that number might end up being a bit low if Detroit is a playoff contender.