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Joakim Soria

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Detroit Tigers

2015 Stats

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2-0

ERA

1.27

WHIP

0.75

K

17

SV

15

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Tigers acquired Soria prior to the 2014 trade deadline to help cure their bullpen woes. He seemed like the ideal fit, as he was putting together a good campaign in Texas. In 35 appearances with th...

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2015 ADP:  276.02

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 200   DOB: 5/18/1984   BORN: Monclova, Mexico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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In October of 2014, the Tigers exercised Soria's team option for 2015.

May 16, 2015  –  Joakim Soria News

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Soria allowed two hits and struck out two in a scoreless 10th inning Saturday to earn his 12th save of the season.

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Joakim Soria Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2006 22 A A 7 0 0 11.2 5 3 1 11 2 1 0 0 2.31 0.63
2007 23 MAJ KAN 62 0 0 69.0 46 19 3 75 19 2 3 17 2.48 0.94
2008 24 MAJ KAN 63 0 0 67.3 39 12 5 66 19 2 3 42 1.60 0.86
2009 25 MAJ KAN 47 0 0 53.0 44 13 5 69 16 3 2 30 2.21 1.13
2010 26 MAJ KC 66 0 0 65.7 53 13 4 71 16 1 2 43 3 0 1.78 1.05
2011 27 MAJ KC 60 0 0 60.3 60 27 7 60 17 5 5 28 7 0 4.03 1.28
2013 29 R SUR 2 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2013 29 AA FRI 2 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2013 29 AAA ROU 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2013 29 MAJ TEX 26 0 0 23.7 18 10 2 28 14 1 0 0 0 6 3.80 1.35
2014 30 MAJ TEX 35 0 0 33.3 25 10 0 42 4 1 3 17 2 0 2.70 0.87
2014 30 MAJ DET 13 0 0 11.0 13 6 2 6 2 1 1 1 0 1 4.91 1.36
2014  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ TEX/DET 48 0 0 44.3 38 16 2 48 6 2 4 18 2 1 3.25 0.99
2015 31 MAJ DET 22 0 0 21.3 12 3 2 17 4 2 0 15 1 0 1.27 0.75
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3-Year Averages     37 0 0 34.0 28 13 2 38 10 1 2 9 1 3 3.44 1.12
Career  (View All)     394 0 0 404.7 310 113 30 434 111 18 19 193 2.51 1.04

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Joakim Soria Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 27 @Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.27 0.75
May. 26 @Oak 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.33 0.69
May. 21 Hou 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.42 0.68
May. 20 Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.00 0.67
May. 16 @StL 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.06 0.65
May. 12 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.13 0.56
May. 10 KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.20 0.60
May. 8 KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.29 0.57
May. 7 @CWS 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.38 0.54
May. 3 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.54 0.60
Apr. 29 @Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.69 0.66
Apr. 27 @Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.86 0.52
Apr. 26 Cle 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.08 0.46
Apr. 25 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.17 0.26
Apr. 20 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.35 0.30
Apr. 17 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.59 0.35
Apr. 15 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.93 0.43
Apr. 14 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.45 0.55
Apr. 12 @Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.38 0.75
Apr. 11 @Cle 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.20
Apr. 10 @Cle 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
Apr. 8 Min 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.3 6 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0-0 4 1 0 1.69 1.31
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
12.7 9 1 1 1 3 12 0 0 0 1-0 8 1 0 0.71 0.95
Last 60 Days
22 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
21.3 12 3 3 2 4 17 0 0 0 2-0 15 1 0 1.27 0.75

Joakim Soria Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201540618102.211
201410626326721.255
2013501463001.068

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015381134100.114
20147622312311.174
20135114815101.366

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20159.32043221.930.64
201423.713525424.181.06
201313.310017914.731.43

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201512.0001114200.750.83
201420.7111323202.180.92
201310.300011512.611.26
Joakim Soria Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2006 22 A A 7 0 11.2 8.84 1.61 5.50 0.80 66.7% 2.31 2.93 .163
2007 23 MAJ KAN 62 0 69.0 9.78 2.48 3.95 0.39 0.76 74.2% 2.48 2.44 .264
2008 24 MAJ KAN 63 0 67.3 8.82 2.54 3.47 0.67 0.96 86.8% 90.9 MPH 1.60 3.08 .215
2009 25 MAJ KAN 47 0 53.0 11.72 2.72 4.31 0.85 0.85 85.5% 91.7 MPH 2.21 2.76 .326
2010 26 MAJ KC 66 0 65.7 9.73 2.19 4.44 0.55 1.40 86.2% 91.9 MPH 1.78 2.65 .300
2011 27 MAJ KC 60 0 60.3 8.95 2.54 3.53 1.04 1.14 71.4% 91.4 MPH 4.03 3.66 .325
2013 29 R SUR 2 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2013 29 AA FRI 2 0 4.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2013 29 AAA ROU 2 0 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.20 .275
2013 29 MAJ TEX 26 0 23.7 10.65 5.32 2.00 0.76 1.71 73.3% 90.8 MPH 3.80 3.83 .292
2014 30 MAJ TEX 35 0 33.3 11.34 1.08 10.50 0.00 1.16 65.5% 90.2 MPH 2.70 1.13 .325
2014 30 MAJ DET 13 0 11.0 4.91 1.64 3.00 1.64 1.62 69.2% 90.2 MPH 4.91 5.29 .305
2014  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ TEX/DET 48 0 44.3 9.74 1.22 8.00 0.41 1.30 66.7% 90.2 MPH 3.25 2.04 .319
2015 31 MAJ DET 22 0 21.3 7.17 1.69 4.25 0.84 1.42 92.9% 91.4 MPH 1.27 3.39 .188
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 9.16 2.58 3.55 0.70 71.1% 3.27 -0.16 .280
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.4 9.16 2.46 3.72 0.64 70.2% 3.27 2.91 .281
Rest Of Season     0 0 50.4 9.21 2.41 3.82 0.63 70% 3.24 2.87 .281
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3-Year Averages     37 0 34.0 10.06 2.65 3.80 0.53 69.4% 3.44 2.61 .310
Career     394 0 404.7 9.65 2.47 3.91 0.67 78.8% 2.51 2.87 .284

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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2015 Stat Review for Joakim Soria    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.25 K/BB
GOOD
7.17 K/9
WEAK
1.69 BB/9
ELITE
91.4 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.8 HR/9
WEAK
1.42 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.27 ERA
ELITE
0.75 WHIP
ELITE
3.39 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.188 BABIP
LOW
92.9% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Joakim Soria: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Soria picked up his second win of the season in Friday's 6-5 win over Kansas City. He allowed one hit over one inning.

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Soria was flat-out dominant Thursday in a win over the White Sox. He faced four batters and struck them all out to earn his 11th save of the season.

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Soria tossed a perfect ninth inning Sunday to earn save number 10 on the year.

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Soria picked up his ninth save of the season Wednesday in a 27-pitch ninth inning. He allowed one hit and one walk, and struck out one.

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Soria tossed a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his eighth save of the season.

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Soria gave up a leadoff home run in the ninth inning Sunday, but settled down and finished the inning without further damage and with his seventh save in hand. He walked one.

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Soria notched his sixth save of the season Saturday, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning.

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Soria continued his dominant run as closer, setting down the Yankees in order to earn his fifth save of the year.

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Soria earned the win in relief Friday against the White Sox with a scoreless frame in the top of the ninth inning.

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Soria could return to a setup role once Joe Nathan is activated from the DL, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Soria collected his third save of the season in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over the Pirates.

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Soria delivered his first save of the season Friday; he struck out the only batter he faced in an 8-4 win over Cleveland.

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Soria appears ready to take over the Tigers' closer role with Joe Nathan (forearm) getting placed on the 15-day DL Wednesday, Fox Sports Detroit's Tom Gage reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Soria came off the disabled list in July, pretty much as expected, following his second career Tommy John surgery in 2012. Like most returning from that surgery, he struggled at times with his control upon his return (14 walks in 23.2 innings), though the accompanying 28 strikeouts show that he's got plenty of ability left post-surgery. Joe Nathan's departure via free agency leaves the door wide open for Soria to emerge as the closer by Opening Day, as his primary competition figures to be Neftali Feliz and Tanner Scheppers if the Rangers stick to internal options.

2013

Soria missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery and he is now hoping to make a return for the 2013. The Rangers gave him a two-year deal in the offseason to continue his rehab, and possibly take over as their closer in 2014 as Joe Nathan's contract is up after this season. Do not be surprised if his return from the operation takes a bit longer this time around, although the Rangers have enough bullpen depth to avoid rushing him back too quickly. By most accounts, Soria will be ready to join the Texas bullpen in June if everything progresses as expected with his rehab.

2012

Thought to be one of the most dependable closers in the game going into the season, Soria experienced failure for the first time in his career in 2011. He had 60 strikeouts, 17 walks and seven home runs allowed with a 4.03 ERA over 60.1 innings. It's those seven home runs that really did him in as four of them drove in two runs or more. While still hovering around 9.00 K/9IP, Soria's strikeout rate has decreased each of the last two seasons. This is no fluke as his swinging-strike rate has also fallen each of the last two seasons. His velocity however has not decreased, so owners should remain optimistic that Soria can get back to being among the elite closers in baseball for the 2012 season.

2011

Already one of the game's best closers, Soria posted arguably his best season as a pro in 2010. He induced a groundball nearly 50 percent of the time a batter put the ball in play while averaging better than a strikeout per inning en route to a 1.78 ERA. He may not be able to duplicate those numbers, but it's clear the 26-year-old will be one of the top closers in the game for awhile as long as he stays healthy. Even playing for the Royals, who haven't shown any inclination to trade the All-Star, hasn't been able to slow his ascent.

2010

Soria has quietly become one of the best closers in the game and had another dominant season in 2009. He strikes out better than a batter per inning with outstanding control (69:16 K:BB ratio). After a one-month stint on the disabled list in May, Soria returned to convert 30 of 33 save chances including all 10 of his opportunities in September. With his job security, he'll be near the top of any fantasy rankings of closers.

2009

Wow. Soria has gone from a Rule 5 draft pick to one of the league’s elite closers in a matter of two seasons. He saved 42 games for a team that was not all that good, and had his second consecutive sub-1.00 WHIP. Neither righties nor lefties could hit better than .171 off him, and he allowed just 19 walks in 63 games. The Royals figure to improve in 2009, which would potentially create more save opportunities, but they will have to re-solidify the path to Soria after trading some of the bullpen’s key middle relievers.

2008

Soria went from Rule 5 draft pick to a consistent closer in 2007 when called on to fill in for the injured, then traded, Octavio Dotel. He saved 17 out of 21 chances, to go with a WHIP of 0.942. He is a former starter, and there are some musings of moving him back to the rotation, but he is too good of an anchor to the bullpen. As long as the team progresses as it should, there is no reason to believe Soria can’t rack up 25-plus saves.

2007

Soria was plucked from the San Diego system during the Rule 5 draft based mostly on his work in the Mexican Winter League, where he tossed a perfect game. The Royals don't appear to have a solid bullpen entering camp, so Soria may find himself in the thick of things early.