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Geovany Soto

31-Year-Old Catcher – Texas Rangers

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Soto showed enough at the plate and behind it in a part-time role in 2013 to be anointed the primary catcher for 2014 early in the offseason. He showed good pop (.466 slugging, nine homers in 54 games...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  6/20/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 220   DOB: 1/20/1983
BORN: San Juan, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 11th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Geovany Soto Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Rangers in November of 2013.

March 30, 2014  –  Geovany Soto News

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Soto (knee) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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Geovany Soto Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 21 AA WES 105 382 333 47 90 25 16 0 9 49 1 2 40 71 1 3 5 .270 .354 .399 .753
2005 22 AAA IOW 91 345 292 30 74 18 14 0 4 39 0 1 48 77 3 2 0 .253 .357 .342 .699
2005 22 MAJ CHN 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2006 23 AAA IOW 108 391 342 34 92 27 21 0 6 38 0 1 41 74 3 2 3 .269 .351 .383 .734
2006 23 MAJ CHN 11 26 25 1 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 .200 .231 .240 .471
2007 24 AAA IOW 110 449 385 75 136 60 31 3 26 109 0 0 53 94 1 9 1 .353 .424 .652 1.076
2007 24 MAJ CHN 18 60 54 12 21 9 6 0 3 8 0 0 5 14 0 1 0 .389 .433 .667 1.100
2008 25 MAJ CHN 141 563 494 66 141 60 35 2 23 86 0 1 62 121 0 5 2 .285 .364 .504 .868
2009 26 R AZL 1 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
2009 26 AA TEN 3 11 9 2 3 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .333 .455 1.000 1.455
2009 26 MAJ CHN 102 389 331 27 72 31 19 1 11 47 1 0 50 77 0 5 3 .218 .321 .381 .702
2010 27 MAJ CHN 105 387 322 47 90 36 19 0 17 53 0 1 62 83 0 3 0 .280 .393 .497 .890
2011 28 AA Ten 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2011 28 MAJ CHC 125 474 421 46 96 43 26 0 17 54 0 0 45 124 0 2 6 .228 .310 .411 .721
2012 29 AAA Iow 5 17 16 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 .188 .235 .313 .548
2012 29 MAJ CHC 52 197 176 26 35 13 6 1 6 14 0 0 19 35 0 0 2 .199 .284 .347 .631
2012 29 MAJ TEX 47 164 148 19 29 11 6 0 5 25 1 0 11 41 2 2 1 .196 .253 .338 .591
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ CHC/TEX 99 361 324 45 64 24 12 1 11 39 1 0 30 76 2 2 3 .198 .270 .343 .613
2013 30 MAJ TEX 54 184 163 20 40 18 9 0 9 22 1 2 20 60 1 0 0 .245 .328 .466 .794
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Geovany Soto
3-Year Averages MAJ   92 338 302 37 66 27 15 0 12 38 0 0 31 86 1 1 3 .219 .297 .387 .684
Career  (View All) MAJ   656 2445 2135 264 529 222 127 4 91 311 3 4 274 560 3 18 15 .248 .335 .439 .774

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Geovany Soto Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 16 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 15 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 14 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 13 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 12 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 11 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 6 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 5 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 4 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 2 Phi Did not play.
Apr. 1 Phi Did not play.
Mar. 31 Phi Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Geovany Soto: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 53 1
2012 96 1
2011 122
2010 104 1
2009 96

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Geovany Soto Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013608371.200.383.656
201288153110.239.375.677
201198167150.296.561.971

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013103126150.272.515.874
2012236308281.182.331.589
20113233010390.207.365.643

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201375147160.307.6801.089
2012155243171.187.310.576
2011207237210.222.382.685

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013886261.193.284.537
2012169218220.207.373.647
20112142310330.234.439.756
Geovany Soto Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 21 AA WES 382 333 10.5% 18.6% 0.56 79% .320 .129
2005 22 AAA IOW 345 292 13.9% 22.3% 0.62 74% .332 .089
2005 22 MAJ CHN 1 1 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2006 23 AAA IOW 391 342 10.5% 18.9% 0.55 78% .328 .114
2006 23 MAJ CHN 26 25 0% 19.2% 0.00 80% .250 .040
2007 24 AAA IOW 449 385 11.8% 20.9% 0.56 76% .415 .299
2007 24 MAJ CHN 60 54 8.3% 23.3% 0.36 74% .486 .278
2008 25 MAJ CHN 563 494 11% 21.5% 0.51 76% .337 .219
2009 26 R AZL 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .334
2009 26 AA TEN 11 9 18.2% 36.4% 0.50 56% .333 .667
2009 26 MAJ CHN 389 331 12.9% 19.8% 0.65 77% .251 .163
2010 27 MAJ CHN 387 322 16% 21.4% 0.75 74% .329 .217
2011 28 AA Ten 7 7 0% 14.3% 0.00 86% .000 .000
2011 28 MAJ CHC 474 421 9.5% 26.2% 0.36 71% .282 .183
2012 29 AAA Iow 17 16 0% 29.4% 0.00 69% .273 .125
2012 29 MAJ CHC 197 176 9.6% 17.8% 0.54 80% .215 .148
2012 29 MAJ TEX 164 148 6.7% 25% 0.27 72% .235 .142
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ CHC/TEX 361 324 8.3% 21.1% 0.39 77% .224 .145
2013 30 MAJ TEX 184 163 10.9% 32.6% 0.33 63% .330 .221
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Geovany Soto
3-Year Averages MAJ   338 302 9.2% 25.4% 0.36 72% .265 .168
Career MAJ   2445 2135 11.2% 22.9% 0.49 74% .295 .191

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Best Matchups for Geovany Soto (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Rick Porcello DET 7 4 2 2 0 1 0 .571 1.571 2.143
Joe Saunders TEX 6 4 1 1 2 0 0 .667 1.333 2.083
Jose Contreras TEX 11 5 3 6 0 1 0 .455 1.273 1.727
A.J. Griffin OAK 6 3 1 2 0 2 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Tom Gorzelanny MIL 14 8 1 5 1 1 3 .571 .929 1.491
Jordan Lyles COL 6 3 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .833 1.333
Jason Vargas KC 10 4 1 3 2 4 0 .400 .800 1.300
Wesley Wright CHI-N 8 3 1 5 0 2 0 .375 .875 1.250
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 24 9 3 4 4 5 0 .375 .750 1.233
Anibal Sanchez DET 10 5 0 0 0 2 0 .500 .700 1.200

Worst Matchups for Geovany Soto (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jeff Francis CIN 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 .125 .125 .250
James Shields KC 9 1 0 0 0 4 0 .111 .111 .222
Chad Billingsley LA 11 0 0 0 3 4 0 .000 .000 .214
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 9 0 0 0 2 5 0 .000 .000 .182
Jeremy Guthrie KC 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .143
John Axford CLE 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .143
Dan Haren LA 8 0 0 1 1 3 0 .000 .000 .111
Matt Cain SF 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Fernando Salas ANA 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Mark Melancon PIT 6 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .000 .000

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Geovany Soto: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Soto (knee) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Soto had successful arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus, Anthony Andro of FoxSports Southwest reports.

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Soto suffered a torn meniscus that will require surgery and he is expected to miss 10-12 weeks, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Soto left Sunday's exhibition with discomfort in his right knee, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Soto (foot) is in the lineup for Thursday's spring game.

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Soto (foot) could return to the lineup Saturday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Soto (foot) has been hitting and is expected to catch live batting practice on Tuesday.

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Soto (foot) hopes to make his spring debut about March 15, the team's web site reports.

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Soto (foot) is out of his walking boot and will resume cardio workouts Sunday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

So much for a change-of-scenery approach to jumpstart a once-promising bat. Soto failed to hit with Texas, just as he had with the Cubs, and the goodness of 2008 and 2010 continues to fade. In some ways, he resembles Mike Napoli, but with loads more variance and not quite the upside. With the addition of A.J. Pierzynski in free agency, Soto is now expected to serve as the Rangers' backup behind the plate with limited playing time.

2012

Soto is on an every-other-year plan of producing that's made him profitable for some, but disastrous for others. Some of it can be explained by wide BABIP fluctuations (and catchers' smaller at-bat samples make those more likely), and he's also dealt with impatient management and nagging injuries, but last year his walk and contact rates plummeted to the lowest levels of his career. Still, at 29, Soto is still in his prime, and having demonstrated elite hitting skills for a catcher in 2008 and 2010, he's capable of another major bounce back.

2011

After a disastrous sophomore year, Soto bounced back in a big way, with a .280/.393/.497 line, leading all major league catchers in OPS (.890) last season. Soto has excellent power, a good batting eye and has hit for a solid average, including a .353 mark at Triple-A in 2007, for three of the last four years. Soto spent time on the DL in August with a sprained shoulder, which required arthroscopic surgery after the season, but was expected to resume baseball activities in early January - in plenty of time to get ready for the start of spring training. Soto is the Cubs' unquestioned starting catcher, and with Lou Piniella no longer around to give too many at-bats to Koyie Hill for God knows what reason, Soto should improve significantly upon last year's counting stats.

2010

After a huge rookie year that put Soto on the map as one of the game's premier hitting catchers, he took a big step back in 2009, and it's unclear exactly why. He played in the World Baseball Classic and was underused, causing him to get out of shape early on. He also had some terrible BABIP luck (.257 in 2009 vs. .337 in 2008) and he missed six weeks with an oblique injury, then lost playing time to journeyman Koyie Hill when he returned. Still, a closer look at the numbers shows improved contact and walk rates from his rookie year, bad luck on balls in play and 11 home runs in 331 at-bats. Anything can happen, and one can be legitimately concerned about Soto's confidence, but we'd bet on him bouncing back.

2009

Soto's .285/.364/.504 line from the catcher spot earned him Rookie of the Year honors and 13th place in the National League MVP voting, and at age 26 he should only get better. If we had to nitpick, it would be on account of his low contact rate - Soto's strikeout totals put him at risk for a batting average dip. Still, he hits the ball hard, has excellent power and draws his share of free passes. He should again be one of the top backstops in the league.

2008

Soto tore up Triple-A last year, hitting for average and power while displaying passable plate discipline roughly in line with his career norms. Of course, his .415 batting average on balls in play isn't remotely sustainable, so don't expect a .300 hitter at the major league level. With Jason Kendall gone, Soto is expected to open the season as the team's starting catcher, with Henry Blanco serving as the backup.

2007

Soto doesn't hit for power, but he's got good on-base skills for a catcher and is good defensively. He'll be an option if Michael Barrett or Henry Blanco goes down.

2006

Soto doesn't have much pop, but he's got good on-base skills for a catcher and is good defensively. He'll be an option if Michael Barrett or Henry Blanco goes down.