― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 August 2018 21:01 (one year ago) link
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
Top 10 most Home Runs as a teenager:
1. Tony Conigliaro (Boston) 242. Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals) 223. Mel Ott (NY Giants) 194. Juan Soto (Washington Nationals) 18 <-Turns 20 October 25, 20185. Ken Griffey, Jr. (Seattle) 166. Phil Cavarretta (Cubs) 147. Mickey Mantle (NY Yankees) 138. Ed Kranepool (NY Mets) 129. Robin Yount (Milwaukee) 1110. 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
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
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
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
Best OBP before age-21 (min. 550 PAs):1. Ted Williams - .4362. Mel Ott - .4143. John McGraw - .4124. Jimmie Foxx - .4105. 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
― these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Friday, 10 May 2019 01:05 (three months ago) link
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
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 30 May 2019 17:06 (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 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