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Geovany Soto

31-Year-Old Catcher – Oakland Athletics

2014 Stats

AVG

.217

HR

1

RBI

5

R

7

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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

September 16, 2014  –  Geovany Soto News

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Soto (back) is available to play Tuesday against the Rangers, Jane Lee of 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 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 TEX 10 38 38 5 9 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 .237 .237 .368 .605
2014 31 MAJ OAK 8 26 22 2 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 .182 .308 .273 .581
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ TEX/OAK 18 64 60 7 13 5 4 0 1 5 0 0 4 17 0 0 0 .217 .266 .333 .599
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3-Year Averages     92 338 302 37 66 27 15 0 12 38 0 0 31 86 1 1 3 .219 .297 .387 .684
Career  (View All)     674 2,509 2,195 271 542 227 131 4 92 316 3 4 278 577 3 18 15 .247 .333 .436 .769

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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
Sep. 20 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 19 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 18 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 17 Tex 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .266 .333 .599
Sep. 16 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .250 .316 .566
Sep. 11 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .254 .321 .575
Sep. 10 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 9 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 8 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 7 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .268 .340 .608
Sep. 6 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 5 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 3 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 2 Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .288 .367 .655
Sep. 1 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .286 .383 .669
Aug. 31 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 30 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 29 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 28 @LAA 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .289 .395 .684
Aug. 27 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 26 @Hou 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .268 .375 .643
Aug. 25 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 24 LAA Did not play.
Aug. 23 LAA Did not play.
Aug. 22 LAA Did not play.
Aug. 20 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .237 .368 .605
Aug. 19 NYM Did not play.
Last 7 Days 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167
Last 14 Days 11 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .167 .182 .349
Last 30 Days 26 2 4 2 0 0 2 4 7 0 0 0 0 2 .154 .267 .231 .498

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Geovany Soto: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 18
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
2014284000.179.250.508
2013608371.200.383.656
201288153110.239.375.677

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014323150.250.406.679
2013103126150.272.515.874
2012236308281.182.331.589

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014293140.207.379.637
201375147160.307.6801.089
2012155243171.187.310.576

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014314010.226.290.563
2013886261.193.284.537
2012169218220.207.373.647
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 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 TEX 38 38 0% 28.9% 0.00 71% .308 .131
2014 31 MAJ OAK 26 22 15.4% 23.1% 0.67 73% .250 .091
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ TEX/OAK 64 60 6.3% 26.6% 0.24 72% .286 .116
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3-Year Averages     338 302 9.2% 25.4% 0.36 72% .265 .168
Career     2,509 2,195 11.1% 23% 0.48 74% .295 .189

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2014 Stat Review for Geovany Soto    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.217 AVG
TERRIBLE
72% Contact Rate
POOR
.286 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.333 SLG
TERRIBLE
.116 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.24 BB/K
TERRIBLE
6.3% BB Rate
WEAK
26.6% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.599 OPS
TERRIBLE
.266 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Soto (back) was reportedly feeling much better Sunday and was available in the case of an emergency, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Soto (back) likely won't be available to catch until Tuesday, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Soto left Friday's game with back spasms

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Soto was traded to the Athletics on Sunday for cash considerations, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports.

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Soto was a late scratch from Sunday's game against the Royals, Anthony Andro of FOXSportsSouthwest.com reports.

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Soto will not start Monday vs. the Rays, the second straight game he's been out of the lineup.

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Soto (groin) has been activated from the 15-day DL and is back in the starting lineup Friday night against the Astros.

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Soto (groin) expects to begin rehabbing Friday with Triple-A Round Rock, and is on track to return to the Rangers on Aug. 8, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.

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Soto was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday with a right groin strain.

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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.