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Geovany Soto

33-Year-Old Catcher – Los Angeles Angels

2016 Stats

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.283

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3

RBI

7

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9

SB

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2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Soto spent 2015 in a platoon with Tyler Flowers. However, Soto could not hit well enough to make up for Flowers' superior defense, so he was limited to 210 plate appearances despite a clean bill of he...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  7/1/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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 one-year contract with the Angels in November 2015.

May 18, 2016  –  Geovany Soto News

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Soto has been diagnosed with a torn right meniscus and he will be placed on the disabled list, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times 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 TEX 47 164 148 19 29 11 6 0 5 25 1 0 11 41 2 2 1 .196 .253 .338 .591
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  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ TEX/CHC 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 31 AA FRI 6 22 19 4 7 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 .368 .455 .474 .929
2014 31 AAA ROU 10 33 32 2 6 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 .188 .212 .344 .556
2014 31 MAJ OAK 14 49 42 3 11 4 4 0 0 8 0 0 6 8 1 0 0 .262 .354 .357 .711
2014 31 MAJ TEX 10 38 38 5 9 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 .237 .237 .368 .605
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ OAK/TEX 24 87 80 8 20 7 6 0 1 11 0 0 6 19 1 0 0 .250 .302 .363 .665
2015 32 MAJ CWS 78 210 187 20 41 17 8 0 9 21 0 1 21 63 1 0 1 .219 .301 .406 .707
2016 33 MAJ LAA 20 67 60 9 17 6 3 0 3 7 0 0 5 15 2 0 0 .283 .338 .483 .821
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3-Year Averages     52 159 143 16 33 13 7 0 6 18 0 1 15 47 1 0 0 .231 .304 .406 .709
Career  (View All)     778 2,809 2,462 301 607 252 144 4 104 350 3 5 306 657 7 18 16 .247 .332 .435 .767

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Geovany Soto Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 25 @Tex Did not play.
May. 24 @Tex Did not play.
May. 23 @Tex Did not play.
May. 22 Bal Did not play.
May. 21 Bal Did not play.
May. 20 Bal Did not play.
May. 19 LAD Did not play.
May. 18 LAD Did not play.
May. 17 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .338 .483 .821
May. 16 @LAD Did not play.
May. 15 @Sea 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .355 .509 .864
May. 14 @Sea Did not play.
May. 13 @Sea 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .345 .509 .854
May. 12 StL 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .358 .542 .900
May. 11 StL 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .346 .511 .857
May. 10 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .333 .500 .833
May. 8 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .364 .550 .914
May. 7 TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .364 .550 .914
May. 6 TB Did not play.
May. 4 @Mil 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .381 .579 .960
May. 3 @Mil Did not play.
May. 2 @Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .343 .395 .629 1.024
May. 1 @Tex 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .382 .656 1.038
Apr. 30 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 29 @Tex 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .379 .593 .972
Apr. 27 KC Did not play.
Apr. 26 KC Did not play.
Apr. 25 KC Did not play.
Apr. 24 Sea 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .360 .478 .838
Apr. 23 Sea 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 13 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .308 .385 .693
Last 30 Days 41 5 11 3 0 2 4 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .318 .488 .806

Geovany Soto: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 18 1
2015 73 3
2014 24
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
2016264250.346.6541.024
2015578370.246.474.780
2014344040.265.353.677

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016345120.235.353.669
2015130126140.208.377.676
2014464170.239.370.655

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016203010.200.350.623
2015909690.233.467.783
2014394190.205.359.638

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016406360.325.550.922
201597113120.206.351.638
2014414020.293.366.691
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 TEX 164 148 6.7% 25% 0.27 72% .235 .142
2012 29 MAJ CHC 197 176 9.6% 17.8% 0.54 80% .215 .148
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ TEX/CHC 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 31 AA FRI 22 19 13.6% 27.3% 0.50 68% .538 .106
2014 31 AAA ROU 33 32 3% 30.3% 0.10 69% .238 .156
2014 31 MAJ OAK 49 42 12.2% 16.3% 0.75 81% .324 .095
2014 31 MAJ TEX 38 38 0% 28.9% 0.00 71% .308 .131
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ OAK/TEX 87 80 6.9% 21.8% 0.32 76% .317 .113
2015 32 MAJ CWS 210 187 10% 30% 0.33 66% .278 .187
2016 33 MAJ LAA 67 60 7.5% 22.4% 0.33 75% .333 .200
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3-Year Averages     159 143 9.4% 29.6% 0.32 67% .300 .175
Career     2,809 2,462 10.9% 23.4% 0.47 73% .296 .188

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2016 Stat Review for Geovany Soto    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.283 AVG
GOOD
75% Contact Rate
POOR
.333 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.483 SLG
GREAT
.200 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
WEAK
7.5% BB Rate
AVERAGE
22.4% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.821 OPS
GOOD
.338 OBP
GOOD

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

Soto is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

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Soto is not in the lineup to face the Dodgers on Monday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Soto went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the Angels' win over Milwaukee on Wednesday.

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Soto went 2-for-5 with a solo shot, his third home run of the season, in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

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Soto went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.

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Soto is out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's, Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports.

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Soto went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 5-4 win at Oakland.

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Soto will make his first start of the season Thursday against the Rangers, catching and batting eighth, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Soto is not in the Angels' Opening Day lineup.

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Soto has hit three home runs and drawn six walks in just 12 games during Cactus League play.

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Soto was scratched from Tuesday's game, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Soto is part of an open competition for the Angels' starting catcher job this spring, the Orange County Register reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Soto suffered a torn meniscus in spring training and missed the first half the season as a result. He joined the A's in late August after the team suffered multiple injuries at the catcher position. Soto's 2014 was pretty much a write off as he only appeared in 24 games, hitting one homer over 80 at-bats. He still has some pop (nine homers in 163 at-bats in 2013) and that, along with his veteran presence behind the plate, should land him a job as some team's backup catcher in 2015. Durability has become a major concern, however, as Soto has appeared in just 78 games over the past two seasons combined. After signing a minor league deal with the White Sox in January, he'll compete for playing time with Tyler Flowers as part of a rebuilt lineup on the south side of Chicago.

2014

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) to offer hope that he might be able to approach the 17 homers that he hit in 2011, in his last season where he received more than 350 at-bats. The batting average will always be a concern, however, and that issue becomes even greater with the expectation of a larger share of at-bats.

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.