19-Year-Old Outfielder – Washington Nationals
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
A fractured right ankle, hamate bone surgery and hamstring strain combined to limit one of the game's most exciting young prospects to just 32 games in 2017. That didn't stop him from reminding dynast...
Juan Soto Contract Information:
Soto signed a $1.5 million deal with the Nationals in July 2015.
Soto tweaked his hamstring in Monday's Gulf Coast League game and his 2017 season is over, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
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Washington Nationals Roster
MajorsAdams, Matt (1B)
AAAAlmanzar, Michael (3B)
A+Gushue, Taylor (C)
ABanks, Nick (OF)
RookieAlvarado, Elvis (OF)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
While he has not yet played above short-season ball, Soto made too much noise with his bat last year to qualify as an under-the-radar target in dynasty league drafts. He was seen as an advanced hitter with above-average power potential when the Nationals signed him out of the Dominican Republic for $1.5 million in 2015. So far, Soto has delivered on that promise and then some. He slashed .368/.420/.553 with five home runs, five steals and a 29:17 K:BB in 51 games across stops in the Gulf Coast and New York-Penn leagues, all before turning 18. It is quite rare for a player with the potential for plus power to be showing off an excellent approach and a plus hit tool against professional pitching at an age when most players are between their junior and senior years of high school. Soto should be valued similarly to the top prospects from the 2016 draft class and could follow the same aggressive promotion pattern as organizational mate Victor Robles.