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Joakim Soria

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2016 Stats

W-L

4-4

ERA

4.19

WHIP

1.44

K

41

SV

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Soriaís 92.4 mph average fastball velocity last season was the highest of his big league career. Still, he struggled in a seventh-inning role at times and didnít show the type of dominance with Pittsb...

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2016 ADP:  414.92

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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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Soria agreed to a three-year deal with the Royals in Dec15.

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Soria could see save chances with Wade Davis (forearm) landing on the 15-day DL on Tuesday.

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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 DET 13 0 0 11.0 13 6 2 6 2 1 1 1 0 1 4.91 1.36
2014 30 MAJ TEX 35 0 0 33.3 25 10 0 42 4 1 3 17 2 0 2.70 0.87
2014  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ DET/TEX 48 0 0 44.3 38 16 2 48 6 2 4 18 2 1 3.25 0.99
2015 31 MAJ DET 43 0 0 41.0 32 13 8 36 11 3 1 23 3 0 2.85 1.05
2015 31 MAJ PIT 29 0 0 26.7 23 6 0 28 8 0 0 1 3 11 2.03 1.16
2015  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ DET/PIT 72 0 0 67.7 55 19 8 64 19 3 1 24 6 11 2.53 1.09
2016 32 MAJ KC 43 0 0 43.0 42 20 7 41 20 4 4 1 3 13 4.19 1.44
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3-Year Averages     48 0 0 45.2 37 15 4 46 13 2 1 14 2 6 2.99 1.11
Career  (View All)     487 0 0 494.0 395 149 43 522 146 23 24 203 2.71 1.10

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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
Jul. 27 LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.19 1.44
Jul. 23 Tex 2.0 4 4 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.29 1.43
Jul. 17 @Det 0.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.60 1.35
Jul. 15 @Det 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.15 1.30
Jul. 9 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.20 1.27
Jul. 7 Sea 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.29 1.25
Jul. 2 @Phi 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.13 1.23
Jun. 29 @StL 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.16 1.24
Jun. 27 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.22
Jun. 22 @NYM 1.3 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.09 1.26
Jun. 19 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.94 1.28
Jun. 18 Det 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.03 1.32
Jun. 16 Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.13 1.26
Jun. 14 Cle 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.23 1.27
Jun. 11 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.41 1.28
Jun. 10 @CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.54 1.32
Jun. 8 @Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.67 1.33
Jun. 2 @Cle 0.7 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.81 1.35
Jun. 1 TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.20 1.30
May. 30 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.33 1.27
May. 24 @Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.47 1.33
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
3.7 8 6 6 2 4 5 0 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 14.73 3.27
Last 30 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
8.0 12 8 8 4 6 9 0 1 0 1-1 0 1 1 9.00 2.25
Last 60 Days
21 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
20.7 21 11 11 5 10 22 0 1 0 2-3 0 2 6 4.79 1.50

Joakim Soria Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20169122819221.235
201513122533505.266
201410626326721.255

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201694191223516.299
2015141421422203.177
20147622312311.174

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201621.0300261134.291.62
201536.0308331031.000.97
201423.713525424.181.06

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201622.014115944.091.27
201531.7011631954.261.23
201420.7111323202.180.92
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 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 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  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ DET/TEX 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 43 0 41.0 7.90 2.41 3.27 1.76 1.34 85.7% 92.2 MPH 2.85 4.93 .232
2015 31 MAJ PIT 29 0 26.7 9.45 2.70 3.50 0.00 1.47 80.6% 92.2 MPH 2.03 2.00 .328
2015  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ DET/PIT 72 0 67.7 8.51 2.53 3.37 1.06 1.39 83.3% 92.2 MPH 2.53 3.72 .270
2016 32 MAJ KC 43 0 43.0 8.58 4.19 2.05 1.47 1.97 76.4% 92.7 MPH 4.19 4.87 .304
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 7.30 3.04 2.40 1.22 75.3% 3.59 1.15 .265
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.7 7.29 3.45 2.11 1.61 79.3% 3.59 5.06 .253
Rest Of Season     0 0 19.0 6.91 3.30 2.09 1.41 77.8% 3.55 4.80 .256
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3-Year Averages     48 0 45.2 9.15 2.59 3.54 0.80 76.1% 2.99 3.18 .288
Career     487 0 494.0 9.51 2.66 3.58 0.78 78.7% 2.71 3.13 .288

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

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2016 Stat Review for Joakim Soria    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.05 K/BB
POOR
8.58 K/9
AVERAGE
4.19 BB/9
POOR
92.7 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.97 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.19 ERA
POOR
1.44 WHIP
POOR
4.87 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.304 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
76.4% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Soria (2-2) only lasted two-thirds of an inning, allowing two hits and two runs to blow his second save of the year Thursday against Cleveland.

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Soria (2-1) pitched two innings of perfect ball in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the White Sox, striking out one.

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Soria gave up one hit in a scoreless inning of work in a 4-2 win over Atlanta on Sunday.

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Soria got the call in the ninth inning Wednesday against Houston and pitched a perfect frame with a strikeout for his first save of the year.

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Soria (1-0) struck out the side but also surrendered two hits and an earned run over one inning in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Twins.

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Soria threw two scoreless innings in Saturday's split squad win over Seattle. He's thrown six scoreless innings with nine strikeouts and no walks this spring.

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Soria has agreed to a three-year deal with the Royals, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

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Soria gave up two earned runs on two hits and one walk while retiring just two batters Tuesday.

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Soria will be unavailable Sunday night against the Dodgers, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Soria got the save Sunday against the Reds after Mark Melancon was ejected for hitting Tucker Barnhart with a pitch.

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Along with the left-handed Tony Watson, Soria will serve as a top setup man for closer Mark Melancon, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "Joakim is a late-inning reliever who has been there and done that," GM Neal Huntington said. "He lengthens and deepens our bullpen."

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2016

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2015

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 the Rangers, Soria was lights out, posting a 2.70 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and stellar 42:4 K:BB ratio with 17 saves in 33.1 innings. That success didnít carry over to Detroit, as Soria posted a 4.91 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 13 appearances. Soria also struggled in his two playoff appearances, which instilled very little confidence in Tigers fans who were probably unaware of his dominance in Texas. Heading into the 2015 season, Soria is arguably the Tigers' best relief pitcher on paper. Heís slated to begin the season in an eighth-inning setup role, which makes him the top option to assume closing duties if Joe Nathan struggles again in 2015. At the very least, Soria is a good handcuff option for Nathan owners, but heís also worth a stash if youíre making speculative picks based on potential in-season closer changes.

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 leagueís 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 bullpenís 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 canít 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.