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Joakim Soria

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

W-L

1-1

ERA

4.00

WHIP

0.78

K

9

SV

5

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 199   DOB: 5/18/1984   BORN: Monclova, Mexico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Joakim Soria Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with the Rangers in December 2012. The contract includes a club option for 2015.

April 21, 2014  –  Joakim Soria News

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Soria picked up save No. 4 on Monday, tossing a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout in a 4-3 win over the A's.

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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 9 0 0 9.0 5 4 0 9 2 1 1 5 0 0 4.00 0.78
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Joakim Soria
3-Year Averages MAJ   43 0 0 42.0 39 18 4 44 15 3 2 14 3 3 3.86 1.29
Career  (View All) MAJ   333 0 0 348.0 265 98 26 378 103 15 16 165 2.53 1.06

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Joakim Soria Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 22 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.00 0.78
Apr. 21 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.50 0.88
Apr. 19 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.14 1.00
Apr. 17 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.00 1.17
Apr. 12 Hou 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 7.20 1.40
Apr. 11 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 1.25
Apr. 8 @Bos 1.0 4 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 1.33
Apr. 6 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
Apr. 1 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.0 1 1 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 0-1 4 0 0 1.50 0.50
Last 30 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
9.0 5 4 4 0 2 9 0 0 0 1-1 5 0 0 4.00 0.78
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
9.0 5 4 4 0 2 9 0 0 0 1-1 5 0 0 4.00 0.78

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Joakim Soria Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013501463001.068
2011137331029511.242

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20135114815101.366
201111927731406.277

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201313.310017914.731.43
201134.04111291112.651.18

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201310.300011512.611.26
201126.3141731665.811.41
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 .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 9 0 9.0 9.00 2.00 4.50 0.00 0.75 42.9% 90.1 MPH 4.00 1.87 .234
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Joakim Soria
3-Year Averages MAJ   43 0 42.0 9.43 3.21 2.93 0.86 72% 3.86 3.41 .320
Career MAJ   333 0 348.0 9.78 2.66 3.67 0.67 78.9% 2.53 2.92 .284

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2014 Stat Review for Joakim Soria    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.50 K/BB
GREAT
9.00 K/9
GOOD
2.00 BB/9
GREAT
90.1 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.75 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.00 ERA
POOR
0.78 WHIP
ELITE
1.87 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.234 BABIP
LOW
42.9% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Joakim Soria (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Edwin Encarnacion TOR 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Nelson Cruz BAL 5 2 1 1 0 2 0 .400 1.200 1.600
Josh Reddick OAK 5 2 1 2 0 1 0 .400 1.200 1.600
Evan Longoria TB 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.571
David Ortiz BOS 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Matt Joyce TB 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 .750 .750 1.500
Derek Jeter NY-A 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .833 1.500
Joe Mauer MIN 12 7 0 2 2 0 0 .583 .667 1.310
Grady Sizemore BOS 6 3 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .667 1.292
Ben Zobrist TB 6 2 1 2 1 1 0 .333 .833 1.262

Best Matchups for Joakim Soria (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nick Markakis BAL 7 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .125
Jason Kubel MIN 11 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Robinson Cano SEA 9 0 0 1 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 7 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Punto OAK 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Brian Roberts NY-A 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
B.J. Upton ATL 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Jarrod Saltalamacchia MIA 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Marlon Byrd PHI 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Trevor Crowe DET 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Soria would have been used to close out a Texas win on Monday, though manager Ron Washington also incidated that Alexi Ogando will "get a chance to close ballgames" as well, the team's web site reports.

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Soria was unavailable to pitch Sunday after pitching the two previous games, leaving Alexi Ogando to finish the game against the Rangers.

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Soria gave up three earned runs on four hits in a non-save situation Tuesday against the Red Sox.

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Soria recorded his first save of the season, setting down all three batters he faced during the ninth inning of Sunday's win over the Rays.

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Soria picked up the win Tuesday against the Phillies with a perfect ninth inning.

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Soria has been named the Rangers' closer, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.

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Soria appears to have jumped ahead of Neftali Feliz in the battle to begin the year as Texas' closer, the team's web site reports.

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Manager Ron Washington prefers to have a single closer emerge this spring but wouldn't rule out a closer-by-committee approach if needed according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.