Juan Soto Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/25/1998 (23)
Juan Soto Season Stats
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Juan Soto News
San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (shoulder) is in the lineup Friday night against Dustin May and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Soto was injured during Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch and had to be taken out early due to a right shoulder contusion. However, the 23-year-old superstar feels better after a day off Thursday and is ready to get right back in the lineup. The Padres' coveted trade deadline acquisition has hit just .232/.397/.374 in 127 PA with the team, numbers that simply aren't up to par for a hitter of his caliber. Although he's been frustrating, Soto remains a must-start for fantasy managers. Get him back in your lineup.
San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (shoulder) sustained a right shoulder contusion during Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. According to Dennis Lin of The Athletic, the star outfielder should be "ok" after Thursday's team's scheduled day off. A pitch hit him in the shoulder, but he initially stayed in the game before being pulled in the top of the fifth inning for Trent Grisham. Soto avoids a significant injury and should return to the lineup for Friday's contest against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Soto is slashing .243/.406/.460 with 24 home runs, 52 RBI, 82 runs, and six stolen bases over 562 plate appearances in 130 games in 2022.
San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (back) was removed from Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after being hit by a pitch in the upper back. He went 0-for-1 with a strikeout before exiting. The 23-year-old initially stayed in the game before being pulled in the top of the fifth inning for Trent Grisham. He will undergo further evaluation after the game and is considered day-to-day. Soto has struggled over his last 10 games, hitting .143 (5-for-35) with one homer, two RBI, and six runs. Grisham and Wil Myers would see an uptick in at-bats if Soto is forced to miss any time. Stay tuned.
Things just keep getting better for the Nationals' 22-year-old superstar. After dazzling with a .287/.403/.535 triple-slash line over his first two seasons (266 games), Juan Soto took his game to a level that many people did not think possible. The young phenom slashed .351/.490/.695 in 47 games in 2020, and improved drastically from an already elite strikeout-to-walk ratio, posting a 14.3% strikeout rate with a 20.9% walk rate. His career 16.9% walk rate puts him third in the league since his debut in 2018 (behind only Mike Trout and Bryce Harper), and the career 19.2% strikeout rate checks in three points below the league average. Some speculation about his continued elite home run production is fair given the fact that he has posted ground-ball rates above 50% in two of his three career seasons. He has hit home runs at a rate that appears tough to sustain given his propensity for the ground-ball, but the career exit velocity (90.6 mean, 113.7 max) and barrel rate (12.3%) metrics provide some cozy feelings about his continued power production. Throw in the fact that Soto has 23 steals in his 313 games (a 162-game pace of 12), and you have the profile of a true five-category stud. In on-base percentage leagues, Soto can absolutely be considered with the first overall pick, and he is a no-questions-asked top-five hitter regardless of the format.