Jorge Soler Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/25/1992 (31)
Jorge Soler Season Stats
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Jorge Soler News
The Miami Marlins placed outfielder/designated hitter Jorge Soler (oblique) on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a right-oblique strain and recalled outfielder Dane Myers from the minors in a corresponding move. The Fish also recalled right-hander Edward Cabrera and selected the contract of Devin Smeltzer and designated pitcher Geoff Hartlieb for assignment. Soler returned on Tuesday after a five-game absence due to hip tightness and will now miss even more time. Coupled with pitcher Sandy Alcantara going on the IL on Wednesday with an arm issue, this could be a death blow as the Marlins go for the final wild-card spot in the National League. It will be hard for Miami to replace Soler's 35 home runs and 71 RBI in the middle of their lineup.
Miami Marlins outfielder/designated hitter Jorge Soler is not in the club's starting lineup Wednesday versus the Los Angeles Dodgers and right-hander Lance Lynn. Soler returned from a hip injury on Tuesday night and went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored but will predictably get a day off to rest after a one-week absence from game action. It's been a big season for the veteran, his second with the Marlins, as Soler is hitting .240 with 35 home runs, 71 runs, 71 RBI, and an .842 OPS across 126 appearances on the campaign. He also slugged 10 HR across 23 games in the month of August before injuring his hip on a swing in an Aug. 29 contest against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Miami Marlins outfielder/designated hitter Jorge Soler (hip) is back in action on Tuesday against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers and left-hander Clayton Kershaw, serving as the designated hitter and batting in the two-hole. Soler was removed from a game last week due to right-hip tightness, but he'll be back on the field on Tuesday and should be returned to all starting fantasy lineups because of his power. The big right-handed Cuban slugger made the All-Star team for the first time in his career in 2023 and currently has 35 home runs and 71 RBI in 125 games. He's hitting .167 in six career at-bats with one RBI against Kershaw, but he's batting .282 (29-for-103) with 14 of his 35 home runs in 121 plate appearances against lefties in 2023.
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.