JUAN SOTO seems like a big deal

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but does he have a blog

rip van wanko, Monday, 6 August 2018 23:15 (one year ago) link

Tweets will surface from when he was 8.

clemenza, Monday, 6 August 2018 23:53 (one year ago) link

oh shit, didn't see that morbius had already posted the link (i've been traveling the last few days). still, came here to post this:


elite plate discipline from a teenager is just amazing.

this is also pretty impressive:


Karl Malone, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:27 (one year ago) link

Juan Soto has seven walks after falling behind in the count 1-and-2. Dee Gordon has seven walks

— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) August 6, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 19:54 (one year ago) link

according to b-ref, his nickname is 'childish bambino'

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 20:31 (one year ago) link

Age fraud hasn’t been a thing in Latin America in nearly a decade. But then again Joe Simpson is stuck in the past, so it’s not a surprise that he proffers this sort of garbage. Ignore it.

Juan Soto is 19. Period. Full stop. And he’s doing things the game never has seen before. https://t.co/V5iWMkkleF

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 8, 2018

Andy K, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:18 (one year ago) link

Joe Simpson is the worst.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 13:22 (one year ago) link

He really is -- I hope his slo-mo meltdown speeds up and he says something totally fire-able soon.

a shomin-geki poster with some horror elements (WilliamC), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 13:35 (one year ago) link

damn, soto has a really intimidating batting stance. he looks so locked in

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 03:11 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

Top 10 most Home Runs as a teenager:

1. Tony Conigliaro (Boston) 24
2. Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals) 22
3. Mel Ott (NY Giants) 19
4. Juan Soto (Washington Nationals) 18 <-Turns 20 October 25, 2018
5. Ken Griffey, Jr. (Seattle) 16
6. Phil Cavarretta (Cubs) 14
7. Mickey Mantle (NY Yankees) 13
8. Ed Kranepool (NY Mets) 12
9. Robin Yount (Milwaukee) 11
10. Harmon Killebrew (Washington Senators) 9

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:46 (eleven months ago) link

Only one behind Harper now.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 01:06 (eleven months ago) link

Tied with Harper. Will more than likely not break Conigliaro's record, but still an incredible feat.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 30 September 2018 02:40 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

juan soto hit the roof of the Tokyo Dome tonight, turning a no-doubt home run into an out at the warning track (ground rules, at least in that stadium, allow the ball to remain in play)

Karl Malone, Monday, 12 November 2018 04:09 (nine months ago) link

that sucks for him, but ultimately is a much better story

Karl Malone, Monday, 12 November 2018 04:10 (nine months ago) link

They're very close statistically, but pretty sure Acuna will win ROY this week. Soto has a 40-point edge in OBP, Acuna a 35-point SLG advantage, and their BA is even; that makes Soto the more productive hitter, but it'll be viewed as a wash (Acuna's OPS+ is actually a little higher; five fewer GDP, for one thing), and Acuna has more HR and--going by dWAR, anyway--better defense.

clemenza, Monday, 12 November 2018 12:56 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

James's rundown of last year's rookies:


"Acuna ranks a little ahead of Soto because he had almost the same OPS and better defense in a tougher park for a hitter, but in all honesty I think I would choose Soto."

clemenza, Friday, 30 November 2018 13:02 (eight months ago) link

my man bill james otm

acuña deserved the ROY but i think i'm more impressed with soto's season

― mookieproof, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:16 PM (two weeks ago)

mookieproof, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:09 (eight months ago) link

four months pass...

My first “Juan Soto is good” tweet of the year. Juan Soto is good.

— FantasyRundown.com (@FantasyRundown) March 30, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 31 March 2019 01:58 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Best OBP before age-21 (min. 550 PAs):
1. Ted Williams - .436
2. Mel Ott - .414
3. John McGraw - .412
4. Jimmie Foxx - .410
5. Juan Soto - .402https://t.co/mgTtlNrgK5

— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) April 18, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 18 April 2019 18:08 (four months ago) link

20yo Juan Soto's MLB career SLG > 20yo Vlad Jr's career MLB OPS

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 2 May 2019 17:46 (three months ago) link

geez give VGJ more than a week

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:55 (three months ago) link

my brain kept trying to read that acronym as jeff van gundy

na (NA), Thursday, 2 May 2019 19:29 (three months ago) link

future dh

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Friday, 10 May 2019 01:05 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

He's now played 162 games:

292/.402/.519 with 31 homers, 107 runs & 107 RBI.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 30 May 2019 11:13 (two months ago) link

what were Trout's first 162? can someone PlayIndex that?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 30 May 2019 17:00 (two months ago) link

.309/.374/.531 (accomplished while 2 years older than Soto)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 30 May 2019 17:07 (two months ago) link

that's a very impressive line from trout, too, considering that his first 40 games (during his rookie 2011) he slashed vajazzled .220/.281/.390

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Thursday, 30 May 2019 17:13 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Two homers today. Soto won't come anywhere near Trout's 10.5 WAR in his age-20 season (defense and juiced ball, among other things), but his raw offensive totals in many categories are going to match or surpass Trout's.

clemenza, Sunday, 18 August 2019 20:19 (one week ago) link

Juan Soto (@Nationals) is the 3rd player in MLB history to hit 50 home runs before turning 21 years old, joining Mel Ott (61) and Tony Conigliaro (56). pic.twitter.com/qjMLcRG8si

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 18, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 18 August 2019 20:55 (one week ago) link

Soto's got such a nice fluid swing, I would not be surprised if he starts hitting over .300 at some point.

Nats have hit the draft lottery twice in a short time, pretty nice to be able to replace Harper pretty much straight up with perhaps a higher ceiling.

earlnash, Monday, 19 August 2019 00:21 (six days ago) link

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