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
Kansas City Royals designated hitter Jorge Soler went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in the team's 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. The home run was his sixth of the year and his second over his past four games. Soler has had a dreadful season at the plate. Through 57 games, he's slashing just .179/.271/.337. However, he ranks in the 95th percentile in both average exit velocity (93.2 mph) and max exit velocity (115.1 mph) and in the 92nd percentile in hard-hit rate (52.8%). He'll hurt fantasy managers in batting average most of the year, but he should start generating better power numbers soon.
Kansas City Royals designated hitter Jorge Soler went yard for the fifth time this year in Monday's loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The home run was a solo shot and it was Soler's only hit of the day as he went 1-for-3. He also reached base after being hit by a pitch in the ninth inning. Soler had been on an 11-game home run drought before Monday's game. He's really struggled at the plate this year, slashing .177/.266/.320 with 64 strikeouts over 54 games. He can be left on waivers in most leagues, but he's worth adding if he starts to heat up.
Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Soler is getting the day off on Sunday against Bailey Ober and the Minnesota Twins. Soler has played three games in a row after missing three straight with a groin strain. This appears to just be a maintenance day for the struggling slugger, who could be available as a pinch-hitter. Salvador Perez is at DH with Cam Gallagher is behind the plate. Another day of rest isn't the worst thing for Soler, who's having a nightmarish season. He's batting a measly .174/.261/.303 with four home runs and 24 RBI across 178 at-bats.
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.