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Online bluestreak

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Hypocrite.

That statement was made to look ridiculous as soon as it was written.  Soto went 3-4 with a HR, double, walk and 3 RBI that same day.

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That statement was made to look ridiculous as soon as it was written.  Soto went 3-4 with a HR, double, walk and 3 RBI that same day.
When he goes in a slump the same type of message will return.  Book it.

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When he goes in a slump the same type of message will return.  Book it.

How do you know this isn't him slumping right now?

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How do you know this isn't him slumping right now?
:clap:

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https://mobile.twitter.com/ScottSAllen/status/1116394386034708480

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Juan Soto rejected an early prototype of his Nats bobblehead because it wasn't smiling.

“I’m always smiling and like to be happy,” Soto said. “I like people to remember me like I’m happy, not mad."

Well the anti-Grin crowd isnt going to like this

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he doesn't care, he's not the guy you want long term so trade him

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he doesn't care, he's not the guy you want long term so trade him

might as well trade him now considering the lerners aren't interested in re-signing their own

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might as well trade him now considering the lerners aren't interested in re-signing their own
especially those of their own who grin.  I mean, the only one they signed was Strasburg, and he never grins.

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Hitting .250

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Cant hit breaking stuff

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https://twitter.com/insightfulbases/status/1150236450346164224?s=20

First 196 games:

Bryce Harper (Age 20):
.269 AVG  .349 OBP  .490 SLG, with 35 home runs, 88 RBI and 91 walks

Juan Soto (Age 20):
.294 AVG  .405 OBP  .523 SLG, with 37 home runs, 127 RBI and 131 walks

 :clap: :clap: :clap:

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https://twitter.com/insightfulbases/status/1150236450346164224?s=20

First 196 games:

Bryce Harper (Age 20):
.269 AVG  .349 OBP  .490 SLG, with 35 home runs, 88 RBI and 91 walks

Juan Soto (Age 20):
.294 AVG  .405 OBP  .523 SLG, with 37 home runs, 127 RBI and 131 walks

 :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :P

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https://twitter.com/insightfulbases/status/1150236450346164224?s=20

First 196 games:

Bryce Harper (Age 20):
.269 AVG  .349 OBP  .490 SLG, with 35 home runs, 88 RBI and 91 walks

Juan Soto (Age 20):
.294 AVG  .405 OBP  .523 SLG, with 37 home runs, 127 RBI and 131 walks

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Is that good?

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Is that good?

Soto is better.  Hey, that should be the cheer when Harper comes to DC next time.

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https://mobile.twitter.com/ScottSAllen/status/1116394386034708480

Well the anti-Grin crowd isnt going to like this

There’s a difference between a grin and a smile. You really don’t understand the nuances of the game, do you?

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https://twitter.com/insightfulbases/status/1150236450346164224?s=20

First 196 games:

Bryce Harper (Age 20):
.269 AVG  .349 OBP  .490 SLG, with 35 home runs, 88 RBI and 91 walks

Juan Soto (Age 20):
.294 AVG  .405 OBP  .523 SLG, with 37 home runs, 127 RBI and 131 walks

 :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm sure there's a wide margin in K totals too

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Re: Juan Soto in 2019 - The truth about The Truth
« Reply #45: August 02, 2019, 11:11:06 AM »
https://www.mlb.com/news/juan-soto-making-history-early-in-career

Disappointing article in that it doesn't mention his dance skills. :)

He's basically our version of Mike Trout.  Check out the rest of the article, it's worth a read.

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Because we live in a "squeaky wheel gets the grease" kind of world, we don't talk about the guy who's consistently good all the time, and that's a problem worth resolving here. Soto, remember, is 20 years old. He won't turn 21 until Oct. 25. In his first 924 plate appearances over 214 games, his line is .291/.403/.520, making him 42 percent better than league average. (That's using wRC+, a park-adjusted stat which sets "100" as league average, and Soto's is 142.)

Again: He's 20. At 20, Christian Yelich was playing for Jupiter in the Florida State league. Anthony Rendon was a sophomore second baseman for Rice. Kris Bryant was at the University of San Diego. Soto, meanwhile, is off to -- no hyperbole intended here, though it will certainly sound this way -- one of the greatest starts in Major League history for someone this young.

Best hitters in Major League history through age 20, minimum 800 PA, by wRC+

144 -- Mel Ott, 1926-'29
142 -- Soto, 2018-19
142 -- Mickey Mantle, 1951-52
141 -- Ty Cobb, 1905-07
134 -- Tony Conigliaro, 1964-65
134 -- Alex Rodriguez, 1994-96

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This could be the article, by the way. It could stop here. We've just put Soto in a category with Literally Baseball's Greatest Players, as close to baseball royalty as you can get. To do this, at this young of an age, all but guarantees you entry to the Hall of Fame, assuming you can stay healthy enough to get there.

But we can't tell you simply that "he's really, really good" without at least explaining why, so let's go ahead and do that. It's mostly about plate discipline, truly elite plate discipline. Over the last two years, only Trout, Harper and Carlos Santana have higher walk rates. Over the last two years, only seven players, all stars like Alex Bregman, Mookie Betts and Joey Votto, have chased at fewer pitches outside the strike zone.

That's a great start, but in order to truly take advantage of that great eye, you've got to be able to hit the ball hard, too. Soto does -- giving him a combination that's incredibly rare, inhabited by only the best of the best.


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Re: Juan Soto in 2019 - The truth about The Truth
« Reply #46: August 02, 2019, 12:01:19 PM »
Mike Trout at the plate, maybe.

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Re: Juan Soto in 2019 - The truth about The Truth
« Reply #47: August 02, 2019, 12:04:52 PM »
Mike Trout at the plate, maybe.

defense is improving as well, the article notes that defensively he's a top 25 outfielder now (4 outs above average this year compared to -6 last year).  He caught 88% of opportunities, up 5 points from last year.

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Re: Juan Soto in 2019 - The truth about The Truth
« Reply #48: August 03, 2019, 12:40:52 AM »
With the 43rd Home Run of his career, Juan Soto now has the 3rd most home runs hit before the age of 21 in MLB history. Passing Hunter Strickland's pinata

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Re: Juan Soto in 2019 - The truth about The Truth
« Reply #49: August 14, 2019, 11:53:24 AM »
FP interviews Soto:

https://twitter.com/Nationals/status/1161650686498615296?s=20

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Why do you smile so much?
What started the Soto Shuffle?
Who started the dugout dance parties?

Juan answers the questions we’ve been dying to know in the latest episode of Runs Driven In with @CocaCola