Juan Soto Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 224 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/25/1998 (24)
Juan Soto Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Juan Soto News
San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto put together a strong performance against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. The left-handed slugger opened up the scoring with a three-run home run off Drew Rom in the opening frame. It was a 461-foot blast that marked Soto's 33rd home run of the season. Soto also recorded a double in the fourth inning, while going 3-for-5 at the plate during the 12-2 win. Soto is slashing 273/.408/.514 with 33 home runs and 105 RBI this season.
San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (finger) is starting in left field and batting third for the start of a weekend series on Friday against the Texas Rangers and right-hander Dane Dunning. Soto was set to undergo an MRI exam during the off day on Thursday for a right middle-finger injury that has been bothering him for a while, but the Padres have yet to receive the results. Apparently the 24-year-old All-Star is feeling well enough to play, so fantasy managers need to keep him in their lineups for another day. Soto was held out on Wednesday but drew a walk as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning. He leads baseball with 95 walks and has a strong .417 on-base percentage and 20 home runs on the year, but he's hit just .214 (15-for-70) with six homers, four doubles, 20 RBI and 14 runs in 21 games this month.
San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (finger) will undergo an MRI exam on his right middle finger on Thursday. It has been bothering Soto for a while, and the Padres were hoping to avoid using him at all in the series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. The 24-year-old All-Star didn't start on Wednesday, but he drew a walk as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the ninth inning in a 3-2 loss. Fantasy managers might want to prepare for the worst, but hopefully Soto's MRI exam will come back clean on Thursday and he'll be available for Friday's series opener against the visiting Texas Rangers. The three-time All-Star leads the majors with 94 walks and is also slashing .262/.416/.501 with a .917 OPS, 20 homers, 24 doubles, 61 RBI, six stolen bases and 59 runs in a league-high 102 games played this year.
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.