Jorge Soler

Jorge Soler

29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2021 Fantasy Outlook
An oblique injury derailed Soler's 2020 season and cost him most of September. He left the Royals' Sept. 2 game with oblique discomfort; heading into that day's game, Soler was hitting .250/.349/.484 with eight home runs. He tried to play through it initially and tried to come back at the end of the month after a stint on the IL, but it was an ill-fated return as he ended up back on the injured list for the final weekend of the season. All in all, he went 2-for-19 with eight strikeouts after the injury cropped up to skew his overall numbers. He was striking out more before the injury surfaced -- 33.8 K% through Sept. 1 -- but he continued to walk and it is not enough of a jump to be concerned, especially given the sample size. Soler established himself as an elite power hitter in 2019 and health is the only obstacle. Check to see if he's outfield-eligible in your league (eight OF appearances in 2020). Read Past Outlooks
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#186
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$Signed a one-year, $8.05 million contract with the Royals in December of 2020. Traded to the Braves in July of 2021.
Named World Series MVP
OFAtlanta Braves  
November 3, 2021
Soler went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run, two runs, a walk and a strikeout in Tuesday's 7-0 win over the Astros in Game 6 of the World Series.
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Soler put Atlanta on the board in the top of the third inning Tuesday with a mammoth home run to left field, and the team clinched its first World Series title since 1995. The 29-year-old's performance against Houston earned him World Series MVP honors, as he hit .300 with three home runs, a double, six RBI and four runs across the last six games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
10
27
14
30
7
6
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vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
19
15
8
4
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+8%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .849 352 45 21 50 2 .243 .341 .508
Since 2019vs Right .827 1090 141 62 161 1 .243 .333 .494
2021vs Left .846 167 20 12 16 0 .224 .335 .510
2021vs Right .711 427 54 15 54 0 .223 .309 .402
2020vs Left .721 20 1 0 4 0 .263 .300 .421
2020vs Right .775 152 16 8 20 0 .223 .329 .446
2019vs Left .869 165 24 9 30 2 .259 .352 .517
2019vs Right .939 511 71 39 87 1 .267 .354 .585
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+9%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+9%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .869 719 94 38 106 1 .257 .359 .510
Since 2019Away .797 723 92 45 105 2 .230 .311 .486
2021Home .832 294 41 13 33 0 .254 .364 .468
2021Away .669 300 33 14 37 0 .194 .270 .399
2020Home .804 84 9 4 14 0 .236 .345 .458
2020Away .735 88 8 4 10 0 .221 .307 .429
2019Home .916 341 44 21 59 1 .265 .358 .558
2019Away .929 335 51 27 58 2 .264 .349 .580
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Stat Review
How does Jorge Soler compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.47
 
BB Rate
11.3%
 
K Rate
23.9%
 
BABIP
.250
 
ISO
.209
 
AVG
.223
 
OBP
.316
 
SLG
.432
 
OPS
.749
 
wOBA
.330
 
Exit Velocity
84.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
37.3%
 
Barrels/PA
10.2%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jorge Soler
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Soler was limited to 96 games over his first two seasons with the Royals due to injury and ineffectiveness, but responded in 2019 by playing all 162 games and crushing 48 homers to lead the American League. He primarily served as the Royals' designated hitter (107 games) and finished with .265/.364/.569 slash line and 117 RBI, powered by a hard-hit rate in the 97th percentile and a 28.1% HR/FB rate. Soler's 26.2 K% could still use some improvement, but if he can stay at that mark rather than above 30% where he was earlier in his career, he should remain a big-time fantasy contributor. Soler's subpar defensive abilities will likely keep him working primarily as a DH for Kansas City in his age-28 season. With his immense power (.304 ISO) and improving plate skills, there is a lot to like, and you should not have to pay anything close to full price for the elite-level production of 2019.
Things appeared to be looking up for Soler before he suffered a toe fracture in mid-June, an injury which wound up costing him the rest of his season. He finished with a .265/.354/.466 line and his best wRC+ (123) since he notched a 148 mark in a tiny sample in 2014. Soler cut his strikeout rate from 32.7% to 26.8% while raising his ISO from .113 to .202 and keeping a high 10.9% walk rate. He at least rekindled the hope that he can be a productive MLB hitter, although defensively he may be best suited for DH. His career .249/.326/.424 slash line hardly turns heads, but it should be enough to earn consistent starts on a rebuilding Royals team. Despite a tough home park, he has enough raw power to eclipse 20 home runs in his age-27 season, and assuming he gets steady at-bats, there should be enough counting stats to justify a late-round pick in 15-team leagues.
Welcome to the latest lesson in Post-Hype Prospects 101. Soler now has 875 plate appearances at the big-league level and has an uninspiring .244/.318/.412 line to show for it. He has nearly 500 plate appearances in Triple-A where he has hit .266/.379/.558 while playing in the eastern division of the Pacific Coast League, including a .267/.388/.564 line last year in Peyton Manning's favorite city of Omaha. Oddly enough, he had 33 extra-base hits last year, of which 24 were home runs. He has power, and he also has youth as he turns 26 this winter. Soler is out of options this year so the Royals need him to make the club just one year after flipping Wade Davis to the Cubs to acquire him. Soler can at least DH for the club if not occupy left field. A buck spent in the endgame could become a double-digit profit if he plays to his potential in 2018.
Soler often found himself the odd man out in a crowded Cubs outfield, registering just 227 at-bats, down from 366 in 2015. He started to flash some more of the power that scouts fell in love with, raising his isolated power from .137 to .198 while improving his strikeout and walk rates. Injuries have plagued Soler the past couple seasons, as he followed up a pair of DL stints in 2015 with a two-month trip to the DL midseason and a multi-week September absence due to a side injury. However, Soler is still just 24 years old and has enormous power, and after being traded to the Royals for reliever Wade Davis, Soler now has a much clearer path to at-bats at the highest level.
Soler didn't quite bring the power in his first full season in Chicago - with just 10 home runs in 366 at-bats, his slugging percentage was a disappointing .399 - but part of that can be attributed to two stints on the DL. He hit three home runs in his first five games back in September after missing nearly a month with an oblique injury, so it looked like his power was finally returning when he got healthy. Still, there are the usual warning signs associated with an aggressive young hitter, namely a lack of consistent contact and modest walk rates. If he can't get his contact rate up, he may struggle to hit .240. Any talk of a breakout campaign can be put on hold for now, as the Cubs brought in Jason Heyward and re-signed Dexter Fowler, so Soler will be the odd man out more often than not. His upside makes him worth a bench spot in deeper leagues, but in shallower formats he simply won't get enough at-bats to justify a roster spot early on.
Of all the big-time prospects the Cubs called up in 2014, Soler took to the majors the best. He was called up on a Wednesday in August and hit three home runs and drove in seven before the weekend was out. He slowed down a bit down the stretch, but still finished with a .903 OPS in 97 plate appearances with the Cubs. His 6:24 BB:K ratio and .350 BABIP suggest he was a little lucky, but he'll be just 23 on Opening Day and has a lot of room to grow. He looks like a solid bet to be the starter in right for the Cubs in 2015 and beyond.
Soler missed the last three months of the season with a stress fracture in his leg, but he still remains one of the top prospects in a good system. Don't be fooled by his poor numbers in the AFL after the long layoff, as he was well on his way to a strong season with High-A Daytona before the injury. Still, he has just 344 at-bats in the minors, and none of them were at upper levels, so expect the 21-year-old outfielder to get a bit more seasoning this year. When he makes the majors, he could be a perennial 20-20 threat.
Signed to a nine-year, $30 million deal, the toolsy Cuban defector tore up Low-A in 80 at-bats with a .338/.398/.513 line with three homers, six walks and only six strikeouts. At 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, the 21-year-old has the frame to generate big power as he fills out, but he's still raw and likely at least another year away from making his major league debut. As a result, the Cubs held him out of the Arizona Fall League to work with the team's instructors at their complex in Mesa, a sign that 2013 will probably see him at High-A and Double-A.
Soler is a Cuban defector who some scouts say has five-tool potential. At age 19 with a 6-foot-3, 205-pound body, he's seen having significant power potential and speed. However, not much is known about him outside of him playing in some international compeitions and he'll likley be several seasons away from the majors wherever he signs.
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Powers Atlanta to Game 4 victory
OFAtlanta Braves  
October 30, 2021
Soler hit a go-ahead pinch-hit homer in Game 4 of the World Series against the Astros.
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Not in Game 4 lineup
OFAtlanta Braves  
October 30, 2021
Soler is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the World Series against the Astros on Saturday.
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Blasts leadoff home run
OFAtlanta Braves  
October 27, 2021
Soler went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two strikeouts in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Astros in Game 1 of the World Series.
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Remains on bench
OFAtlanta Braves  
October 23, 2021
Soler isn't starting Game 6 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Saturday.
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Not starting Game 5
OFAtlanta Braves  
October 21, 2021
Soler isn't starting Game 5 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Thursday.
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