21-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Soler missed the last three months of the season with a stress fracture in his leg, but he still remains one of the top prospects in a good system. Don't be fooled by his poor numbers in the AFL after...
Jorge Soler Contract Information:
Signed by the Cubs in June of 2012, to a nine-year, $30 million deal.
Soler drove in the go-ahead run with a triple in the ninth inning in Friday's split-squad game.
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Chicago Cubs Roster
MajorsAlcantara, Arismendy (SS)
AAABaez, Javier (SS)
AAAndreoli, John (OF)
A+Almora, Albert (OF)
AAmaya, Gioskar (2B)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Signed to a nine-year, $30 million deal, the toolsy Cuban defector tore up Low-A in 80 at-bats with a .338/.398/.513 line with three homers, six walks and only six strikeouts. At 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, the 21-year-old has the frame to generate big power as he fills out, but he's still raw and likely at least another year away from making his major league debut. As a result, the Cubs held him out of the Arizona Fall League to work with the team's instructors at their complex in Mesa, a sign that 2013 will probably see him at High-A and Double-A.
Soler is a Cuban defector who some scouts say has five-tool potential. At age 19 with a 6-foot-3, 205-pound body, he's seen having significant power potential and speed. However, not much is known about him outside of him playing in some international compeitions and he'll likley be several seasons away from the majors wherever he signs.