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Sport Who is Juan Soto? Fast facts about Nats' teen phenom

19:50  14 june  2018
19:50  14 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Here are five fast facts about the teenager who 's crushing big-league pitching. 1. He's a 6-1, 185-pound outfielder from the Dominican Republic. 2. Soto signed with the Nats as a 16-year-old in 2015 as a member of Washington's July 2 international class that year. He didn't make his professional

Who is juan soto ? fast facts about the nationals' teen phenom . Juan Soto introduced himself to the baseball world Wednesday night when he hit a pair of home

Juan Soto introduced himself to the baseball world Wednesday night when he hit a pair of home runs for the Nationals against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium in a nationally televised game.

Making the introduction even more memorable is the fact that Soto is a 19-year-old rookie.

FLASHBACK: Soto homers in second career at-bat

So, just who is Juan Soto? Here are five fast facts about the teenager who's crushing big-league pitching.

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Here are five fast facts about the teenager who 's crushing big-league pitching. 2. Soto signed with the Nats as a 16-year-old in 2015 as a member of Washington's July 2 international class that year. He didn't make his professional debut until June 2016 in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League, however.

Why Nationals teen phenom Juan Soto may be here to stay. Juan Soto is not yet one month into his major league career, which would seem a poor time to put While the game has certainly skewed younger in recent years, even the fastest -track rookies of late have had significantly more seasoning.

1. He's a 6-1, 185-pound outfielder from the Dominican Republic. He was called up to the majors from Double-A Harrisburg in mid-May after Howie Kendrick suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury.

2. Soto signed with the Nats as a 16-year-old in 2015 as a member of Washington's July 2 international class that year. He didn't make his professional debut until June 2016 in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League, however. That means Soto played his way through all the levels of Washington's minor league system (and skipped Triple-A, to boot) in less than two years.

3. Counting the two homers he hit Wednesday, Soto now has 19 dingers in 2018 (five in the bigs, 14 in the minors). He hit eight in his first two minor-league seasons, covering 83 games (injuries limited him to 32 games last season).

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Juan Soto is doing unbelievable things as a teenager in Major League Baseball, and for some, that I’m not sure if this is a case of bitterness that the Nats ’ young phenom is better than Acuna, the Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic got the reaction of Nats GM Mike Rizzo, who apparently spoke with

Juan Soto adds latest teen feats in race for NL rookie honors. The Nationals outfielder's three-steal Washington 19-year-old rookie Juan Soto became the youngest player to steal three bases in a Strasburg's injury leaves Nats scrambling at deadline. Stras' brief, disastrous return from the DL -- a

4. Soto entered the season as the No. 2-ranked prospect in the Nationals' system. He has zoomed past No. 1 prospect Victor Robles, a 21-year-old outfielder who is injured at Triple-A Syracuse. Once Robles is ready to return to the majors (he made his debut last season), Washington's outfield future will be extremely bright.

5. Soto joined some select company with his two-homer performance. At 19 years, 231 days, he became the third-youngest player all time to hit two in a game on the road, according to STATS, Inc. research. The others? Mel Ott, who did it twice, and Ken Griffey Jr., who did it at . . . the old Yankee Stadium in 1989. Just a couple of Hall of Famers.

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