Gregory Soto Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 234 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/11/1995 (28)
Gregory Soto Season Stats
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Gregory Soto News
Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Gregory Soto was called upon to shut the door against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. The Phillies bullpen completely imploded as they allowed three runs over the final two innings. Soto allowed Jorge Soler to blast a 404-foot home run to tie the game in the ninth inning. It sounds like Craig Kimbrel was unavailable after having pitched in two of the last three games. Soto also pitched on Tuesday, so it's unclear why the Phillies decided to hand the ball to him. Regardless, it didn't go well as his ERA climbed to 4.25 after that outing. The expectation is that Soto won't get many more save chances.
Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Gregory Soto recorded his first save of the season in closing the team's triumph over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. The 28-year-old now owns a 4.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 21 strikeouts this year. The southpaw appears to be in line to share ninth-inning duties with righty Craig Kimbrel, who worked three straight days before Saturday, depending on matchups while Jose Alvarado is sidelined. Soto checks a ton of positive boxes on Statcast with perhaps the most notable one being an 84.4% average exit velocity allowed. The two-time all-star should be added off waivers for saves-needy fantasy rosters with a potential uptick in save chances forthcoming in the interim. He saved 30 games for the Detroit Tigers last season.
Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Gregory Soto reported to major-league spring training camp on Wednesday. Soto has been late getting to spring training this year due to visa issues, but he should still have time to get himself ready for Opening Day as he gets set to begin his first year in Philadelphia. The 28-year-old left-hander had a career-high 30 saves for the Detroit Tigers last year. However, he also saw a dip in his strikeout percentage while continuing to be wild with a 12.9 percent walk rate. His move to an extremely crowded back end of the Phillies bullpen makes him very volatile for fantasy purposes given his wildness and likely huge drop in save opportunities.
Most people assume that Gregory Soto is the ninth-inning guy in Detroit but his ADP is only 169.48 because the Tigers are terrible. The Tigers are indeed terrible but Soto still recorded 30 saves last year. The reason to be skeptical of Soto is that he wasn't that good last season. His 3.28 ERA masks a 4.08 xERA and 4.59 xFIP, so you shouldn't bank on a repeat unless you're expecting another 3.4 HR/FB. His 22.8 K% was also quite low for an MLB closer, especially when paired with a 12.9 BB%. Soto added a four-seam fastball last season that was solid with an 11.6 SwStr% and 55.8 Zone% but didn't boost his slider as effectively as his sinker, causing the slider's SwStr% to fall from 20.7 in 2021 to 15.1 last year. Soto might right the ship and return to his 2021 27.5 K%, or Alex Lange could leverage his 3.41 ERA and 30.3 K% last season to become the closer and relegate Soto to left-handed set-up work. Roster Resource already shows the situation as a committee, so Soto might not be as safe a bet for saves as you think.