Juan Soto Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/25/1998 (24)
Juan Soto Season Stats
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Juan Soto News
The San Diego Padres and outfielder Juan Soto avoided salary arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $23 million deal, according to sources. The Padres swung a blockbuster trade to acquire Soto and first baseman Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals at last year's trade deadline. The two-time All-Star disappointed in 52 games to close the regular season for the Friars, though, hitting .236/.388/.390 with six home runs, 16 RBI and 31 runs scored. Still, he's only 24 years old and remains one of the best all-around hitters in the game with elite on-base skills, so there's a very good chance he bounces back for the Padres and fantasy managers alike in 2023, especially with no more shift.
San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto plans to play in the Dominican Professional Baseball League during their postseason next week for Tigres del Licey, according to Grandes en Los Deportes. The two-time All-Star could make his debut as early as Monday when the semifinals begin. The 24-year-old Soto began the 2022 season with the Washington Nationals before being dealt to the San Diego Padres in a blockbuster trade at the Aug. 2. deadline. Soto hit just .236/.388/.390 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 52 regular season games in San Diego, but he's fully expected to bounce back in 2023 from a disappointing campaign by his standards, especially with the shift being outlawed next season.
San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto went deep Saturday night, knocking a two-run home run off Phillies reliever Brad Hand, but it wasn't enough to prevent a 10-6 loss that pushes San Diego to the brink of elimination. Soto went 1-for-4 in the game. It hasn't been the best stretch for Soto at the plate this postseason, as he has produced a .647 OPS with one homer and one steal in 43 plate appearances.
Juan Soto had somewhat of a down season, at least by his lofty standards, during the 2022 season. The outfielder hit .242 with a .401 on-base percentage, 27 home runs, and six stolen bases in 664 plate appearances split between the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres. In a vacuum, it was still a strong season, but it marked the first time Soto has hit below .280 in the Majors. Now set to spend his first full year with the Padres, Soto should find much more success in 2023 as much of his struggles may have been down to a .242 BABIP. The 23-year-old's BABIP had never dropped below the .312 mark before. And while his barrel rate (12.4%), xwOBA (.401), and hard-hit rate (47.4%) all dropped a bit from his 2021 numbers, they were still elite. All three finished in the 86th percentile or better in the league. In short, an even more productive season may be coming for Soto, who should also see an uptick in RBI opportunities. After collecting just 62 in 2022, the slugger will spend the entirety of the 2023 season hitting in a lineup that will also feature Manny Machado and Xander Bogaerts, with Fernando Tatis Jr. set to return during the 2023 season as well. Fantasy managers shouldn't think twice about drafting the former National as a top-10 pick.