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Birth Date2-28-1989
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age30 years, 3 months, 27 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2013 CIN 24 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 .000 .077 .000 59 -0.6 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
2014 CIN 25 21 31 3 1 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 .100 .097 .133 54 -1.5 0.2 -0.8 -0.2
Career34443100014110.071.091.09556-2.1-0.5-0.8-0.3

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2007 RDS Rk GCL 40 167 .262 .343 .372 .367 96 4.8 5.3 1.4 108 0 0.3 -0.9 3.0 0.9
2008 DYT A MDW 52 233 .250 .323 .368 .366 98 10.4 7.1 -1.2 134 0 1.0 -2.3 6.0 1.1
2008 BIL Rk PIO 15 71 .270 .349 .429 .415 93 10.3 2.3 -0.1 199 0 -1.5 -0.8 13.5 1.3
2009 SAR A+ FSL 131 537 .246 .318 .354 .284 96 -12.3 15.5 -1.1 86 0 -1.2 -6.7 -6.4 0.0
2010 LYN A+ CRL 134 565 .262 .333 .386 .301 104 4.2 16.4 -8.3 110 0 -7.9 -3.4 6.4 0.3
2011 CAR AA SOU 102 414 .265 .334 .402 .286 114 12.4 12.2 -7.7 127 0 0.3 -0.2 13.5 1.8
2011 LOU AAA INT 4 18 .258 .332 .365 .429 93 2 0.6 -0.4 161 0 0.5 0.0 1.2 0.2
2012 LOU AAA INT 122 512 .253 .322 .386 .298 104 -15 15.2 -9.7 93 0 16.7 -5.6 -3.0 1.4
2012 SAN Wnt PWL 36 144 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CIN MLB NL 13 13 .230 .313 .332 .000 101 -3 0.3 -0.1 59 14 -0.1 -0.6 -0.6 -0.1
2013 LOU AAA INT 118 495 .251 .323 .376 .317 100 -6.1 14.2 -2 105 0 0.2 -2.8 -3.4 0.6
2014 CIN MLB NL 21 31 .257 .317 .374 .130 99 -4.7 0.8 -0.2 54 12 -0.8 0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2014 LOU AAA INT 75 303 .265 .327 .399 .345 109 -4.4 9.1 -2.5 110 0 0.0 -4.3 -0.9 0.1
2015 CHR AAA INT 53 231 .262 .325 .378 .297 107 -7.2 6.4 -3.7 91 0 0.8 -2.5 -5.5 -0.5
2016 HAR AA EAS 93 371 .257 .323 .383 .317 104 7.2 10.0 -4.7 128 0 0.9 1.0 4.1 1.2
2016 SYR AAA INT 29 119 .243 .302 .360 .341 102 -5.2 3.3 -2.1 88 0 0.3 0.0 -2.9 -0.1
2017 HAR AA EAS 67 280 .259 .326 .395 .380 100 15.4 7.6 -4 158 0 -1.0 -0.2 16.6 2.1
2017 SYR AAA INT 68 286 .247 .313 .382 .313 100 5.8 8.5 -3.7 148 0 -2.7 -0.9 14.1 1.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2007 RDS Rk GCL 167 152 18 46 7 5 2 69 28 11 31 2 0 .303 .355 .454 .151 1 1
2008 BIL Rk PIO 71 67 12 26 10 1 4 50 11 4 10 1 0 .388 .423 .746 .358 0 0
2008 DYT A MDW 233 218 26 71 15 1 7 109 36 7 36 1 1 .326 .352 .500 .174 0 0
2009 SAR A+ FSL 537 505 53 125 21 2 11 183 57 23 95 1 3 .248 .283 .362 .115 2 2
2010 LYN A+ CRL 565 522 73 140 33 2 21 240 73 32 105 0 0 .268 .320 .460 .192 0 0
2011 LOU AAA INT 18 17 1 7 0 0 1 10 4 1 2 0 0 .412 .444 .588 .176 0 0
2011 CAR AA SOU 414 379 70 103 19 3 30 218 76 25 96 0 1 .272 .329 .575 .303 2 0
2012 SAN Wnt PWL 144 133 14 29 3 1 4 46 8 10 36 0 2 .218 .278 .346 .128 0 0
2012 LOU AAA INT 512 465 55 114 30 0 14 186 59 41 116 2 1 .245 .313 .400 .155 1 0
2013 LOU AAA INT 495 461 54 125 21 0 15 191 61 26 103 3 1 .271 .313 .414 .143 4 0
2013 CIN MLB NL 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .000 .077 .000 .000 0 0
2014 CIN MLB NL 31 30 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 0 8 1 0 .100 .097 .133 .033 1
2014 LOU AAA INT 303 278 27 84 23 0 2 113 34 21 41 0 0 .302 .350 .406 .104 3
2015 CHR AAA INT 231 199 25 49 6 0 2 61 24 30 40 0 0 .246 .343 .307 .060 1 1
2016 SYR AAA INT 119 115 9 31 7 0 0 38 7 3 24 0 0 .270 .294 .330 .061 0 0
2016 HAR AA EAS 371 341 40 94 20 2 10 148 55 25 69 2 0 .276 .326 .434 .158 3 0
2017 HAR AA EAS 280 252 33 83 19 2 10 136 44 25 53 0 0 .329 .386 .540 .210 3 0
2017 SYR AAA INT 286 263 43 77 15 1 14 136 38 18 50 0 0 .293 .343 .517 .224 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2013 35 0.4000 0.7143 0.6800 0.7857 0.6667 0.9091 0.5000 0.3200 -0.0010
2014 121 0.4380 0.6198 0.7467 0.8113 0.4706 0.8837 0.5625 0.2533 0.0007
Career1560.42950.64100.73170.80560.51460.88940.54850.26830.0003

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-04 2013-04-11 Minors 7 0 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2012-06-12 2012-06-29 Minors 17 16 - Low Back Strain - -
2011-04-19 2011-05-21 Minors 32 0 Left Wrist Fracture -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 WAS $
2015 CHA $
2014 CIN $500,000
2013 CIN $
2012 CIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$500,000
1 yrTotal$500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 100 dMagnus Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Washington as a free agent 2/8/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/8/14 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Cincinnati 3/23/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 10/28/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/18/11. Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12.
  • Drafted 2007 (3-109) (Colegio Marista HS, Manati, PR). $0.279M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 384 50 105 20 1 18 57 19 80 0 0 .292 .333 .504 120 20.8 1B 0, 2.1
80o 364 45 96 19 1 16 52 17 78 0 0 .282 .321 .484 112 15.0 1B 0, 1.5
70o 349 42 89 17 1 15 49 16 76 0 0 .271 .309 .466 106 11.1 1B 0, 1.1
60o 337 40 83 16 1 14 46 15 74 0 0 .262 .300 .451 101 7.9 1B 0, 0.8
50o 325 37 78 15 1 13 43 14 72 0 0 .255 .292 .438 96 5.2 1B 0, 0.5
40o 313 35 73 14 1 12 40 13 71 0 0 .247 .283 .422 92 2.6 1B 0, 0.2
30o 301 32 69 13 1 12 38 12 69 0 0 .243 .279 .423 87 0.1 1B 0, 0.0
20o 286 30 63 12 1 11 35 11 66 0 0 .232 .267 .406 81 -2.6 1B 0, -0.3
10o 266 26 55 11 1 9 31 10 63 0 0 .218 .253 .377 73 -5.9 1B 0, -0.7
Weighted Mean32938801511444147300.258.295.448986.11B 0,0.6

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Neftali Soto's power allow him to become an every day big leaguer? Or is he going to be a free swinging power guy (95 K/344 BB career) and fizzle?
(Chris from Ohio)
Well, you clearly see the problem yourself there, and he's a first-base only player. The power is very very real, however, which gives him a shot to overcome his weaknesses. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin, I was hoping you might be able to tell me what the scouts are saying about Neftali Soto, he seems to be tearing it up for Dayton?
(Shane from Miami, OH)
Bat is very real. Cannon for an arm. Not a shortstop in the end, but still a very real prospect. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin, What are your thoughts for Neftali Soto long-term, does he stick at 3B? How impressive has been thus far?
(Jason from Cincy)
He's been crazy impressive. I was able to recently speak to a scout who saw him at Dayton and he said he just really stood out on that team. The bat is outstanding, he has good power potential, but he does need to improve defensively. That said, on a tools level, he fits well at 3rd, because the arm is outstanding. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)i do not see any stats for a group of Puerto Rican prospects who all got drafted last year - Angel Morales, Neftali Soto,Emmanuel Quiles and Reynaldo Navarro - is there some kind of visa issue or something else that is stopping these guys from playing?
(straymond from toronto )
Um. They're from Puerto Rico -- they're full U.S. citizens. They're also all very young and a bit raw, so they're being held beck for short-season leagues. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2010 afa .000 0.0 470 .001 -0.1 13 .050 .005 -0.4 -0.5 -7.9

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