By Juan Páez
After he starred in a memorable internship for the Atlanta Braves and won the World Series with honors from Most valuable PlayerJorge Soler is ready to find another team to play for in the next major league seasons. The Cuban slugger became a free agent after the Fall Classic and should, in theory, be worthy of a multi-year contract.
In fact, the web portal MLB Trade Rumors He predicted in recent work that Soler would sign a three-season, $ 36 million deal. Even the writers were debated among the Milwaukee Brewers, the Miami Marlins and the Colorado Rockies as the probable destinations of the West Indian battering man.
Whatever it is, it makes sense that Soler could land a contract of at least three seasons and, on average, $ 12 million per year, especially considering his merits, his recent work with the Braves and the fact that he barely has 29 years old (he will turn 30 on February 25).
The powerful hitter comes from participating in 149 games between the Kansas City Royals and the Braves. He hit 27 doubles and 27 full-turn hits, drove in 70 runs and scored 74 times, with 67 walks overall. After having a disastrous performance with the monarchs, he came to Atlanta to unstitch the ball. In total, he finished with frequencies of .223 / .316 / .432.
Soler has in his favor that a long time ago he left behind the ghosts of injuries, the same ones that only allowed him to play 182 matches between 2016 and 2018. Proof of this is that he was on the field in 354 of 384 possible matches in the regular round between the 2019, 2020 and 2021 seasons.
If Major League Baseball approves the designated hitter in the National League for 2022 before the Cuban lumberjack finds his next club, this could increase his roster of suitors. The reason? Soler is more valued as a hitter than as a right-field defender. In fact, advanced stats reflect that he was one of the worst outfielders in baseball in 2021 when it came to defensive skills.
Soler’s most immediate credentials are his World Series numbers against the Houston Astros. In the six confrontations against the sidereal, Jorge left frequencies of .300 / .391 / .800, product of six hits in 20 legal at-bats with the wood, in addition to a double, three homers, six produced, four scored and three passes received. . Such statistics put Soler at an advantage if his aspirations are to get a contract that guarantees him at least a couple of campaigns and, at least, $ 10 million per year.
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