Jorge Soler Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/25/1992 (29)
Jorge Soler Season Stats
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Jorge Soler News
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jorge Soler tested positive for COVID-19 and the team placed him on the COVID-19 injured list on Tuesday. He will now miss a minimum of five days, potentially more. That means he's out for the remainder of the NLDS. He could also miss the start of the NLCS as well if the Braves were to advance. Soler had been the team's primary leadoff hitter for the past few weeks. Dansby Swanson is now slotting in as leadoff hitter for Game 4 on Tuesday while Joc Pederson is taking over Soler's usual right field post. Cristian Pache will be replacing Soler on the team's NLDS roster.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jorge Soler has been an unlikely hero for this offense in the second half of the season. He has 13 home runs in 53 games since being traded at the deadline. On Thursday, Soler went 1-for-4 with a solo home run to begin Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. He didn't do much at the plate after that, but helped them secure the 5-3 win and the NL East division title. The 29-year-old is an impending free agent and should find himself with a handful of suitors after his second half performance in Atlanta.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jorge Soler has looked like a completely different player at the plate since the trade from Kansas City. On Tuesday, he went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. This was an important game for both teams. Luckily, starter Charlie Morton was in ace mode and threw seven scoreless innings. The two runs from Soler were enough to get the win. Soler could be looking at a nice payday this offseason with the way he has been swinging the bat in the second half of the season.
Jorge Soler was a letdown in 2020 for those who were expecting an encore to his breakout 2019 season. He exploded two years ago when he slashed .265/.354/.569 with an AL-best 48 home runs and 117 RBI. His 2020 season was marred by a lingering oblique strain that required two trips to the injured list and forced him to miss 17 games. He finished the year with a .228 batting average and .768 OPS to go along with eight HRs and 24 RBI. We can throw out most of 2020 due to the nagging oblique issue that took away nearly a third of his season. However, we can hang our hats on his Statcast profile, which looked strikingly similar to his banner 2019 season. Soler's Exit Velocity (92.5) and Hard Hit rate (51.1%) were both in the top seven percent of the league for the second consecutive year. His 18.9 % Barrel rate was in the 99th percentile as well after ranking in the top two percent in 2019. Soler's power is real but so was his 34.5 K%. He's also had issues staying healthy throughout his career so that needs to be considered. Despite injury risk and strikeout concerns, Soler should be locked in as the cleanup hitter for the Royals. 40 to 45 home run upside is well worth his current ADP of 146.