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Gregory Soto

Gregory Soto

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 240 | Age: 24
Haina, Dominican Republic
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W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 4 8.69 10 7 0 29.0 22 1.83
1 Season 0 4 8.69 10 7 0 29.0 22 1.83
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 10 0-4 8.69 29.0 22 1.83
1 Season 10 0-4 8.69 29.0 22 1.83

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SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 DET AL 139 0 4 8.69 10 7 0 29.0 40 28 28 8 13 22 1.83
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 65 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 40 | Overall: 40

Soto signed back in 2012 out of the Dominican Republic, but it took until his fifth summer as a pro to reach full-season ball in 2017. He jumped firmly on the prospect map, earning a late promotion up to the Florida State League while finishing second in the system in ERA, wins and strikeouts. Returning to the FSL in 2018, Soto continued to show big-time arm strength and rack up strikeouts, though the zone evaded him for much of the season.

There's never been any questioning of Soto's pure stuff. His ability to throw strikes, on the other hand, remains suspect. He'll run a lively fastball up to 95-96 mph that misses bats and induces ground-ball contact. His secondary pitchers are still works in progress but all have promise, including a breaking ball that should be Major League average and a fringy, though usable, changeup. Command is still a major issue for Soto, whose walk rate jumped from 4.7 BB/9 in 2017 to 5.6 BB/9 last year.

Blessed with tremendous arm strength, Soto's ultimate role will be determined how far he can come in harnessing it and learning how to pitch. Continued refinement of both his secondary stuff and command will allow Soto to stay in a rotation, something he'll continue doing for the time being, with the Tigers knowing the power left arm will work just fine out of a bullpen.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 558 104 15 14.4 90.8 9.7 .316 .554 .406 .399 .447 44.4 15.8 9.4
ALL 558 104 15 14.4 90.8 9.7 .316 .554 .406 .399 .447 44.4 15.8 9.4
MLB 37102 6.3 87.5 11.1 .251 .409 .318 .318 .370 34.4 21.5 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/20/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled LHP Gregory Soto from Toledo Mud Hens.
07/15/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned LHP Gregory Soto to Toledo Mud Hens.
06/29/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled Gregory Soto from Toledo Mud Hens.
06/16/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned LHP Gregory Soto to Toledo Mud Hens.
06/15/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled Gregory Soto from Toledo Mud Hens.
05/26/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned LHP Gregory Soto to Toledo Mud Hens.
05/15/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled Gregory Soto from Erie SeaWolves.
05/12/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned LHP Gregory Soto to Erie SeaWolves.
05/11/2019 Detroit Tigers recalled Gregory Soto from Erie SeaWolves.
04/25/2019 LHP Gregory Soto assigned to Erie SeaWolves from Lakeland Flying Tigers.
04/20/2019 Detroit Tigers optioned LHP Gregory Soto to Lakeland Flying Tigers.
04/20/2019 LHP Gregory Soto assigned to Lakeland Flying Tigers.
03/27/2019 Detroit Tigers placed LHP Gregory Soto on the restricted list.
10/01/2018 Detroit Tigers recalled LHP Gregory Soto from Lakeland Flying Tigers.
09/19/2018 LHP Gregory Soto assigned to Mesa Solar Sox.
03/09/2018 Detroit Tigers optioned LHP Gregory Soto to Lakeland Flying Tigers.
11/20/2017 Detroit Tigers selected the contract of Gregory Soto from Lakeland Flying Tigers.
08/04/2017 LHP Gregory Soto assigned to Lakeland Flying Tigers from West Michigan Whitecaps.
04/01/2017 LHP Gregory Soto assigned to West Michigan Whitecaps from Connecticut Tigers.
06/16/2016 LHP Gregory Soto assigned to Connecticut Tigers from GCL Tigers East.
07/01/2015 LHP Gregory Soto assigned to GCL Tigers from Connecticut Tigers.
05/28/2015 LHP Gregory Soto assigned to Connecticut Tigers from DSL Tigers.
12/26/2012 Detroit Tigers signed free agent LHP Gregory Soto to a minor league contract.