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Neftali Soto

26-Year-Old First Baseman – Chicago White Sox

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While Soto had a good line at Triple-A Louisville, it was his third full season there, and he's been overmatched every time he's been called up to the major league level. The Reds have apparently seen...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 208   DOB: 2/28/1989   BORN: Manati, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   

March 23, 2015  –  Neftali Soto News

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Soto was traded to the White Sox on Monday for cash considerations, CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes reports.

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Neftali 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
2008 19 R BIL 15 71 67 12 26 15 10 1 4 11 1 0 4 10 0 0 0 .388 .423 .746 1.169
2008 19 A DAY 52 231 218 26 71 23 15 1 7 36 1 1 7 36 0 6 0 .326 .343 .500 .843
2009 20 A SAR 131 534 505 53 125 34 21 2 11 57 1 3 23 95 2 4 0 .248 .282 .362 .644
2010 21 A LYN 134 565 522 73 140 56 33 2 21 72 0 0 32 105 0 3 8 .268 .319 .460 .779
2011 22 AA CAR 102 414 379 70 103 52 19 3 30 76 0 1 25 96 0 2 8 .272 .329 .575 .904
2011 22 AAA LOU 4 18 17 1 7 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .412 .444 .588 1.032
2012 23 AAA LOU 122 512 465 55 114 44 30 0 14 59 2 1 41 116 0 1 5 .245 .313 .400 .713
2013 24 AAA LOU 118 495 461 54 125 36 21 0 15 61 3 1 26 103 0 4 4 .271 .313 .414 .727
2013 24 MAJ CIN 13 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 .000 .077 .000 .077
2014 25 AAA LOU 75 303 278 27 84 25 23 0 2 34 0 0 21 41 0 3 1 .302 .350 .406 .756
2014 25 MAJ CIN 21 31 30 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 0 1 0 .100 .097 .133 .230
2015 26 AAA CHA 53 231 199 25 49 8 6 0 2 24 0 0 30 40 1 1 0 .246 .343 .307 .650
3-Year Averages     17 21 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 .048 .048 .048 .095

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Neftali Soto Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
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Neftali Soto: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 7 2 1
2013 5

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Neftali Soto: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 36 4

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Neftali Soto Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014151001.200.267.467
201370000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014150010.000.000.000
201350000.000.000.167

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201471000.143.286.429
201380000.000.000.111

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014230011.087.087.170
201340000.000.000.000
Neftali 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
2008 19 R BIL 71 67 5.6% 14.1% 0.40 85% .415 .358
2008 19 A DAY 231 218 3% 15.6% 0.19 83% .366 .174
2009 20 A SAR 534 505 4.3% 17.8% 0.24 81% .286 .114
2010 21 A LYN 565 522 5.7% 18.6% 0.30 80% .301 .192
2011 22 AA CAR 414 379 6% 23.2% 0.26 75% .289 .303
2011 22 AAA LOU 18 17 5.6% 11.1% 0.50 88% .429 .176
2012 23 AAA LOU 512 465 8% 22.7% 0.35 75% .299 .155
2013 24 AAA LOU 495 461 5.3% 20.8% 0.25 78% .321 .143
2013 24 MAJ CIN 13 12 0% 46.2% 0.00 50% .000 .000
2014 25 AAA LOU 303 278 6.9% 13.5% 0.51 85% .349 .104
2014 25 MAJ CIN 31 30 0% 25.8% 0.00 73% .136 .033
2015 26 AAA CHA 231 199 13% 17.3% 0.75 80% .299 .061
3-Year Averages     21 21 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .071 .000

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

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

Soto was sent outright to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

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Soto was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Friday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Soto will start at first base and bat seventh Saturday against the Phillies, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Soto will make his first career start Saturday against the Braves, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Soto notched his first major league hit Monday night with a pinch-hit double, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Soto won a spot on the Opening Day roster, MLB.com reports.

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Soto went 4-for-4 with a homer Saturday against the Brewers.

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Soto has a chance to win a spot on the Opening Day roster, if Jack Hannahan isn't ready to begin the season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Soto's inability to make the next step at Triple-A Louisville are emblematic with the struggles of the Reds' farm system to produce adequate bench bats and injury replacements the last two seasons. After hitting 30 homers in 2011 at Double-A Carolina, Soto hit for half as many each of the next two seasons at the next level up, all while moving to first base, where he's of the least possible value in the Reds' organization. When he got a cup of coffee in September, he was overmatched, striking out six times in 12 hitless at-bats. And the big problem for the Reds is that there isn't much else in the upper levels of their farm system that's better than Soto, so he remains on the 40-man roster despite being an unlikely candidate to help in the event of an injury to one of their major league starters.

2013

Soto is a blocked prospect, and a flawed one at that. After the club determined that he couldn't handle third base and moved him over to first, he found himself stuck behind Joey Votto and then Todd Frazier last year. Frazier's likely full-time gig at third base might open up an opportunity for Soto in 2013, but Soto first has to prove he's worth it. His 25 percent strikeout rate in the minors is going to look a whole lot worse when he's exposed to major league pitching, and his previously reliable power disappeared last season. He'll turn 24 in February, so the clock is ticking for him, though it hasn't run out yet.

2012

Soto has been moved across the diamond to first base, considerably lowering his value. Otherwise, the book on Soto remains the same - excellent power (30 homers at Double-A Carolina in 2011), terrible plate discipline. But as the Reds' experience with Yonder Alonso demonstrates, Soto doesn't have much of a future with the big league club at first base. A trade is his best hope.

2010

Soto is similar to Reds third-base prospect Juan Francisco, except less refined. He walked just 23 times in 505 at-bats at High-A Sarasota, and probably needs to repeat that level, at least for a half-season. His stagnation is yet another reminder to not get too excited about a prospect before he hits the upper levels of the minors and the competition improves.

2009

The Reds are awash in third base prospects, but Soto might ultimately prove to be the best among them. He slugged a combined .558 between Rookie-ball and Low-A Dayton as a 19-year-old. As his 11:46 BB:K in 285 at-bats might indicate, he's still pretty raw, and he might take a longer time to master successive levels. Defensively, he's no great improvement over Edwin Encarnacion. Still, with another year of progress you might find him among the top prospects in the game.