Gregory Soto
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 1" 234LBS | Age: 28
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 6 3 3.39 62 0 18 63.2 76 1.35
2022 2 11 3.28 64 0 30 60.1 60 1.38
2023 3 4 4.62 69 0 3 60.1 65 1.14
5 Seasons 11 24 4.25 255 7 53 265 275 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 62 6-3 3.39 63.2 76 1.35
2022 64 2-11 3.28 60.1 60 1.38
2023 69 3-4 4.62 60.1 65 1.14
5 Seasons 255 11-24 4.25 265 275 1.41
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 24 1110 198 20 10.1 7.2 91.1 115.1 8.4 30.8 .290 .499 .372 .374 .408 43.9 16.3 12.0 5.78 6.49
2020 25 394 54 3 5.6 3.1 91.3 111.9 2.0 27.8 .203 .307 .281 .293 .337 35.2 29.6 13.3 4.30 3.60
2021 26 1131 159 11 6.9 4.0 89.1 111.9 11.1 26.4 .198 .329 .285 .293 .335 35.8 27.5 14.5 3.39 3.60
2022 27 1102 162 10 6.2 3.8 91.4 111.0 7.7 34.0 .222 .346 .302 .313 .336 43.2 22.8 12.9 3.28 4.08
2023 28 966 161 9 5.6 3.6 87.4 112.9 8.4 28.6 .199 .307 .274 .260 .300 34.8 26.0 8.8 4.62 2.79
Player 4703 734 53 7.2 4.6 89.9 115.1 8.4 29.8 .226 .367 .307 .310 .347 39.4 23.6 12.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Soto relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(43.3%) ,
Slider
(39%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(17.5%) ,
Changeup
(0.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2019 49.0 25.8 22.2 3.0 29.3 40.9 29.8 3.0 34.8 19.7 25.8 6.1 10.1 7.2
2020 53.7 20.4 25.9 0.0 37.0 29.6 33.3 1.9 40.7 16.7 27.8 5.6 5.6 3.1
2021 45.9 25.8 20.1 8.2 33.3 32.7 34.0 5.0 37.7 29.6 17.6 3.1 6.9 4.0
2022 48.8 22.2 23.5 5.6 28.4 43.2 28.4 3.1 37.0 27.2 19.8 6.8 6.2 3.8
2023 52.2 26.1 17.4 4.3 33.5 36.6 29.8 5.6 40.4 25.5 19.3 3.7 5.6 3.6
Player 49.3 24.7 21.3 4.8 31.5 37.9 30.7 4.0 37.6 24.5 21.4 5.0 7.2 4.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Changeup PHI L 2 92.2 24.4 -3.6 -13 16.8 1.6 10
2023 4-Seamer PHI L 169 98.8 13.9 -1.4 -11 10.9 2.4 29
2023 Slider PHI L 377 87.9 31.9 -1.1 -3 1.9 -2.2 -54
2023 Sinker PHI L 418 98.1 18.9 -0.7 -4 17.4 2.1 14
2022 Changeup DET L 11 91.8 23.8 -3.5 -13 16.7 1.7 12
2022 4-Seamer DET L 350 98.7 14.5 -1.9 -15 11.2 2.6 30
2022 Sinker DET L 503 98.2 18.6 -0.8 -4 16.7 1.4 9
2022 Slider DET L 238 89.3 28.1 -3.4 -11 1.4 -2.5 -64
2021 Slider DET L 425 88.3 30.3 -1.5 -5 2.5 -1.5 -37
2021 Sinker DET L 623 98.2 17.2 -0.5 -3 15.9 0.7 5
2021 4-Seamer DET L 83 98.2 13.8 -1.3 -10 8.8 0.3 3
2020 4-Seamer DET L 18 96.6 15.1 -1.6 -12 4.5 -3.2 -42
2020 Sinker DET L 295 97.3 18.0 -0.6 -3 14.3 -0.8 -5
2020 Slider DET L 80 87.7 31.8 -1.2 -4 3.8 -0.2 -5
2019 Changeup DET L 68 88.3 23.5 -4.7 -17 13.2 -0.9 -6
2019 4-Seamer DET L 68 96.0 15.1 -1.0 -7 3.7 -3.8 -51
2019 Slider DET L 264 84.9 34.6 -1.1 -3 3.7 -0.8 -18
2019 Sinker DET L 710 95.3 17.2 -2.6 -13 13.2 -1.1 -7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Sinker 1.6 7 418 43.3 107 .209 .275 .295 21.4 15.0 20.0 .223 .305 .291 31.6
2023 Slider 0.7 3 377 39.0 100 .160 .362 .248 49.0 37.0 24.3 .165 .289 .215 32.8
2023 4-Seamer -2.4 -4 169 17.5 43 .333 .410 .362 26.6 27.9 16.4 .226 .351 .288 48.1
2023 Changeup 0.1 0 2 0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 Sinker 0.7 4 503 45.6 116 .237 .289 .316 20.7 13.8 15.4 .240 .317 .319 39.5
2022 4-Seamer -0.4 -1 350 31.8 93 .195 .299 .289 26.2 30.1 19.6 .201 .312 .297 50.0
2022 Slider -1.6 -4 238 21.6 51 .262 .429 .368 36.2 29.4 17.6 .228 .491 .345 40.0
2022 Changeup 3.6 0 11 1.0 2 .000 .000 .000 25.0 50.0 50.0 .073 .073 .068 100.0
2021 Sinker -1.0 -6 623 55.1 147 .265 .410 .375 18.9 18.4 17.4 .233 .398 .349 35.5
2021 Slider 2.7 11 425 37.6 104 .138 .223 .216 43.0 33.7 24.3 .176 .273 .243 37.3
2021 4-Seamer 2.9 2 83 7.3 23 .095 .238 .187 50.0 60.9 29.8 .102 .201 .178 28.6
2020 Sinker -0.1 0 296 75.1 78 .219 .344 .329 17.0 20.5 21.6 .224 .356 .329 37.5
2020 Slider 4.2 3 80 20.3 18 .056 .056 .050 61.0 72.2 41.9 .087 .098 .082 20.0
2020 4-Seamer -5.4 -1 18 4.6 2 1.000 1.000 .800 33.3 0.0 0.0 .927 .976 .768 0.0
2019 Sinker 0.0 0 710 64.0 169 .308 .441 .401 14.5 10.1 9.6 .327 .559 .417 49.6
2019 Slider -2.0 -5 264 23.8 74 .275 .565 .370 36.2 33.8 22.7 .196 .369 .267 29.5
2019 Changeup -5.5 -4 68 6.1 14 .500 .857 .579 10.0 7.1 12.5 .391 .640 .436 30.8
2019 4-Seamer 1.0 1 68 6.1 18 .286 .357 .375 12.5 11.1 9.1 .272 .370 .370 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 4-Seam Fastball 165 98.8 93 17.8 10:30 10:45 -15
2023 Sinker 398 98.1 93 20.2 10:30 9:45 45
2023 Slider 374 87.9 23 4.0 12:15 1:30 -75
2022 Changeup 11 91.8 98 19.1 10:15 9:45 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 348 98.7 93 17.5 10:30 10:30 0
2022 Sinker 497 98.1 94 19.7 10:30 10:00 30
2022 Slider 234 89.3 41 6.0 11:30 12:30 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 83 98.2 89 16.8 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Sinker 613 98.2 91 19.7 10:45 10:00 45
2021 Slider 419 88.3 33 4.8 12:00 1:15 -75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 17 96.7 84 14.3 11:15 11:30 -15
2020 Sinker 273 97.3 85 18.1 11:00 10:15 45
2020 Slider 70 87.7 33 5.0 12:30 1:45 -75
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 275 1,110 10 -7 -7 -4 -8
2020 98 394 5 4 -3 -3 2
2021 274 1,131 9 12 -6 -7 8
2022 262 1,102 14 4 -10 -9 -1
2023 266 1,025 16 -2 -5 -4 5
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2019 1,110 52.0 67.2 84.8 23.3 62.9 42.6 55.6 46.1 19.7 8.6 82.1
2020 394 49.0 58.5 79.6 21.4 48.8 39.6 51.0 39.6 28.8 5.3 71.4
2021 1,131 51.5 63.4 77.8 25.9 43.7 40.0 59.1 45.2 31.3 7.8 80.7
2022 1,102 49.2 68.3 80.3 26.4 57.4 41.5 56.9 47.0 25.7 8.2 87.8
2023 966 52.9 63.8 74.8 30.5 43.9 41.9 66.4 48.1 34.0 8.2 69.6
Player 4,703 51.1 65.1 79.6 25.9 51.5 41.3 58.7 46.0 27.6 7.9 79.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 4 6 9 16 3 42 8 3 4 8 9 9 3 81 71 94
2020 68 82 89 86 41 74 66 6 59 79 11 65 8 96 84 88
2021 72 90 87 76 42 76 62 41 71 77 2 81 28 98 86 85
2022 38 69 73 72 11 78 70 1 13 49 2 53 17 98 84 79
2023 96 93 94 88 93 83 83 82 78 71 44 93 71 97 79 72
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.9 9 10.6 -2 3 12 3 33.3
2020 24.4 2 2.0 0 1 1 1 50.0
2021 24.8 7 7.8 -1 3 6 4 57.1
2022 22.5 2 2.3 0 4 2 1 50.0
2023 25.0 6 4.7 1 3 6 1 16.7
Player 23.9 26 27.3 -1 14 27 10 38.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 12 9 8 11 9 12 9 9 5 7 11 15 9 8 11 7 6 12 12 16 15 15 17 9 8 9 13 18 10 7
2020 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2
2021 7 9 8 7 9 9 10 7 7 5 8 11 5 6 8 8 5 7 8 10 6 9 10 7 5 7 10 9 7 8 8
2022 2 3 1 2 1 2 4 1 1 1 1 4 4 3 2 3 2 1 3 1 3 3 5 3 1 1 3 2 3 2 2
2023 6 4 3 4 3 5 7 4 3 1 4 5 5 4 7 7 6 3 7 5 6 4 8 6 4 3 4 5 8 4 2
Player 26 30 24 24 26 27 35 23 22 13 22 33 31 24 27 32 22 19 32 30 33 32 41 34 21 20 28 30 38 26 21
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.4 97.3 1.9 98.2 0.9 98.4 0.2 98.3 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 88.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 91.8 0.0 92.2 0.4
Breaking Velocity 84.9 87.7 2.8 88.3 0.6 89.3 1.0 87.9 -1.4
Exit Velocity 91.1 91.3 0.2 89.1 -2.2 91.4 2.3 87.4 -4.0
Launch Angle 8.4 2.0 -6.4 11.1 9.1 7.7 -3.4 8.4 0.7
Barrel % 10.1 5.6 -4.5 6.9 1.3 6.2 -0.7 5.6 -0.6
Hard Hit % 43.9 35.2 -8.7 35.8 0.6 43.2 7.4 34.8 -8.4
Sweet Spot % 30.8 27.8 -3.0 26.4 -1.4 34.0 7.6 28.6 -5.4
xBA .290 .203 -0.087 .198 -0.005 .222 0.024 .199 -0.023
BA .308 .193 -0.115 .198 0.005 .225 0.027 .210 -0.015
xwOBA .374 .293 -0.081 .293 0.000 .313 0.020 .260 -0.053
wOBA .372 .281 -0.091 .285 0.004 .302 0.017 .274 -0.028
xSLG .499 .307 -0.192 .329 0.022 .346 0.017 .307 -0.039
SLG .496 .289 -0.207 .319 0.030 .317 -0.002 .335 0.018
K% 16.3 29.6 13.3 27.5 -2.1 22.8 -4.7 26.0 3.2
BB% 12.0 13.3 1.3 14.5 1.2 12.9 -1.6 8.8 -4.1
Swing % 46.1 39.6 -6.5 45.2 5.6 47.0 1.8 48.1 1.1
Whiff% 19.7 28.8 9.1 31.3 2.5 25.7 -5.6 34.0 8.3
In Zone % 52.0 49.0 -3.0 51.5 2.5 49.2 -2.3 52.9 3.7
Out of Zone % 48.0 51.0 3.0 48.5 -2.5 50.8 2.3 47.1 -3.7
Out of Zone Swing % 23.3 21.4 -1.9 25.9 4.5 26.4 0.5 30.5 4.1
First Pitch Swing % 24.4 20.4 -4.0 29.6 9.2 30.9 1.3 26.8 -4.1
First Pitch Strike % 55.6 51.0 -4.6 59.1 8.1 56.9 -2.2 66.4 9.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 275 .372 199 13 6.5 76 40 52.6
2020 Shifts 98 .281 71 22 31.0 27 13 48.1
2021 Shifts 264 .291 185 30 16.2 79 40 50.6
2022 Shifts 262 .302 199 32 16.1 63 28 44.4
2023 Shades 250 .274 162 6 3.7 88 8 9.1
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 277 16.9 24.5% 0.7% 237 21.7 0.4% 5.9%
2020 122 17.7 12.3% 2.5% 73 22.2 0.0% 11.0%
2021 272 19.1 8.8% 4.4% 241 24.9 0.0% 25.7%
2022 273 19.1 7.0% 2.6% 218 23.8 0.0% 15.1%
2023 255 15.2 48.2% 0.4% 172 17.1 17.4% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution