Juan Soto

Born: 10/25/1998 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Primary Position: RF
Seconday Position: LF
Acquisition Period: Signed as J2 free agent July 2, 2015 (WSH)
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 20th, 2018
Dates Seen: April 13-18, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Hagerstown Suns
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large, broad, corner-type frame w/ room to fill out. Shed weight this offseason and in better shape now. Likely loses a step as he matures.
Swing Mechanics
Wide, open base w/ crouch; high hand set; quiet load, strong hitting position before starting hands through the zone.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 P 70 All-Star Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 45 60 Mature feel to hit; works counts and knows how to draw a walk; has made fast adjustment against left-handed breaking stuff and now barrels all pitches; stays on balls away very well and uses other field like a veteran. Future plus hit tool.
Mature feel to hit; works counts and knows how to draw a walk; has made fast adjustment against left-handed breaking stuff and now barrels all pitches; stays on balls away very well and uses other field like a veteran. Future plus hit tool.
Game Power 50 70 Makes enough contact to bring raw power into games. Present over-the-fence power to pull side w/ hard gap contact the other way, though will grow into all-fields loft power in time. Excellent power projection; could be a 30+ HR bat in prime.
Makes enough contact to bring raw power into games. Present over-the-fence power to pull side w/ hard gap contact the other way, though will grow into all-fields loft power in time. Excellent power projection; could be a 30+ HR bat in prime.
Raw Power 60 70 Takes a big league BP right now w/ mature approach; sprays hard contact line-to-line to start; opens up and lets it fly later in BP session, launching towering drives to pull side. Body to grow into a grade more raw power as he fills out.
Takes a big league BP right now w/ mature approach; sprays hard contact line-to-line to start; opens up and lets it fly later in BP session, launching towering drives to pull side. Body to grow into a grade more raw power as he fills out.
Run 45 40 Below-average runner up the line, but won't clog and can take extra base.
Below-average runner up the line, but won't clog and can take extra base.
Field 45 45 Moves better in OF now that he has cut some weight. Playable range in either corner OF spot.
Moves better in OF now that he has cut some weight. Playable range in either corner OF spot.
Throw 40 40 Fringy arm likely limits him to LF at highest level. Below-average strength and carry to throws.
Fringy arm likely limits him to LF at highest level. Below-average strength and carry to throws.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Below Average
Approach Average Plus
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Rare blend of approach, hit, and power for his age. Ceiling of middle-of-the-lineup bat who produces both average and power. Likely a LF/1B type, but the bat plays no matter the position. Top prospect, ceiling of an all-star and franchise cornerstone.