Juan Soto

RF,OF · San Diego Padres

Bats L Throws L
Height 6'1" Weight 185
DOB 1998-10-25 Age 24.4
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 1.15, 15th

Season Projections

THE BAT$3214864751810014627229891209514.7114.282.418.510.928.228

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Juan Soto Not Focused On Contract Situation

    San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto isn't focused on a new contract, according to general manager A.J. Preller. Instead, the multi-time All-Star prefers keeping his attention on the season. "With Juan, it's been more about the baseball side of things," Preller stated when asked about a potential Soto extension. San Diego has made some big moves within the last year, including reaching agreements with several prominent players. Most recently, the club reportedly came to a seven-year, $80 million extension with infielder Jake Cronenworth. Soto's production dipped in 2022 after suiting up for the Nationals before his trade to San Diego. However, he's expected to finish the year as a top fantasy option, regardless of how negotiations play out with the Padres.

    Apr 1 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Juan Soto To Start In Left Field On Opening Day

    San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (oblique) will start in left field on Thursday in the team's Opening Day matchup against the Colorado Rockies and right-hander German Marquez, according to manager Bob Melvin. Soto played in only five Cactus League games and also for Team Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic due to calf and oblique injuries that were considered mild. Fantasy managers will want to have the 24-year-old left-handed hitter in their starting lineups to kick of the 2023 regular season. He was a bit of a disappointment in 2022 with both the Padres and Washington Nationals, but a bounce-back season is likely in the cards.

    Mar 29 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Juan Soto Likely To Play On Opening Day

    San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (oblique) looked good during Monday's minor league spring training contest. The 24-year-old mentioned afterwards that he's excited to be healthy enough to play on Opening Day. It sounds like Soto is going to be ready despite him dealing with a mild left oblique strain that he suffered earlier in camp. He has been slowly working his way back into game shape. Soto walked three times and doubled once during Monday's contest. Fantasy managers should expect Soto to play on Opening Day, barring any setbacks.

    Mar 27 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Juan Soto Taking Dry Swings Friday

    San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (oblique) is taking dry swings at camp on Friday, which is seen as a big development in terms of his possible progression toward being ready for Opening Day next Thursday. It's good news for the Padres outfield as well after Adam Engel suffered a hamstring injury in a spring game on Thursday. The 24-year-old Soto strained his left oblique in a minor-league game last weekend and has been shut down since. If he can avoid setbacks from here on out, he has a chance to be in SD's Opening Day lineup against the Colorado Rockies on March 30. Even though the talented left-handed slugger didn't look that great in half a season in 2022 for the Padres, he's fully expected to bounce back in 2023.

    Mar 24 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Juan Soto's Oblique Strain Deemed "Minimal"

    San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin said that the results of outfielder Juan Soto's (oblique) MRI suggest that his oblique strain is "minimal". The 24-year-old suffered a strained left oblique while playing in a minor-league game on Sunday. The team expects him to resume swinging in the coming days and is optimistic that he could get more Cactus League at-bats. This is encouraging news for fantasy managers, as Soto remains one of fantasy's top hitter options and an early overall pick.

    Mar 22 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Juan Soto Getting An MRI On Tuesday

    San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (oblique) is getting an MRI exam on Tuesday, according to manager Bob Melvin. "We're thinking it's fairly mild, which hopefully is the case." Soto suffered a strained left oblique while playing in a minor-league game on Sunday, but the team is still hoping that he'll be ready to go on Opening Day on March 30. The 24-year-old left-handed slugger also dealt with a minor calf injury in camp this year. If Soto has to begin the 2023 regular season on the injured list, it likely wouldn't be for long. He remains an early round target for fantasy managers heading into his first full season with the Padres as one of the best all-around hitters in baseball.

    Mar 21 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Juan Soto Day-To-Day With Mild Oblique Strain

    San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (oblique) was removed from Sunday's minor-league "B" game with a "mild left oblique strain." He left after feeling "a little sore" in his left side while striking out in his only at-bat. The 24-year-old was removed for precautionary reasons and is considered "day-to-day." An oblique injury this close to Opening Day can be concerning, and the Padres will be cautious with their star outfielder. He went 6-for-15 with three doubles, two homers, and three walks across four games in the World Baseball Classic. Soto also dealt with a calf strain in late February and early March. Fantasy managers should continue to monitor the situation, and we will keep you posted as more information comes in. Matt Carpenter and Adam Engel would see an uptick in at-bats if Soto were to miss any games. Stay tuned.

    Mar 20 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Juan Soto Hits Leadoff, Homers In World Baseball Classic Monday

    San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto gave Team Dominican Republic the spark it needed in Monday's 6-1 World Baseball Classic win over Team Nicaragua. Batting leadoff, Soto went 2-for-4 with a single, a solo home run, a walk, and a strikeout. The 24-year-old has gotten off to an encouraging start this spring after having a disappointing 2022 season, batting .727 in 11 Cactus League at-bats before joining Team Dominican Republic for the WBC. While he likely won't hit leadoff for the Padres, Soto should once again be a top fantasy pick and will hopefully experience some positive regression.

    Mar 14 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Juan Soto To Play In B Game Thursday

    San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (calf) is scheduled to appear in a B game on Thursday, according to manager Bob Melvin. If all goes well, Soto could join Team Dominican Republic for the 2023 World Baseball Classic ahead of their first game against Team Venezuela on Saturday. The 24-year-old left-handed slugger is 100 percent healthy after dealing with left calf tightness last week in camp. Barring setbacks at the WBC, Soto should be ready to rock for Opening Day later this month. More was expected of him at the plate in 2022, but he looked more like his normal self in the postseason and should be able to bounce back in his first full season in San Diego.

    Mar 8 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Juan Soto Says He's 100 Percent Healthy

    San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (calf) ran on Tuesday morning to test his injured calf and said that he is 100 percent healthy. "They don't want to take any risk," Soto said. If things continue to go well, the expectation is that Soto will join Team Dominican Republic in Florida by Friday for the World Baseball Classic. The Dominican's first game in the tournament is this Saturday. The 24-year-old left-handed slugger has been slowed by left calf tightness in spring training in the last week, but it's a very minor injury. Barring a setback during the WBC, Soto should be fully healthy for Opening Day and will be a fine bounce-back candidate in fantasy leagues in the late first round of drafts.

    Mar 7 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Juan Soto Expected To Be Fine For World Baseball Classic

    San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (calf) is expected to be fine and able to play in this year's World Baseball Classic for Team Dominican Republic. Soto has dealt with some minor left calf tightness recently in spring training, but he has returned to the Cactus League lineup and is expected to report for the WBC this Friday. In his four spring games, the 24-year-old has gone 8-for-11 with a home run and seven RBI, so he's off to a great start. Fantasy managers shouldn't be concerned about his injury and should be looking forward to what should be a bounce-back campaign in his first full season with the Friars. Soto is a borderline first-round pick in fantasy drafts.

    Mar 6 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Padres Open To Extension Discussions With Juan Soto

    Even after the San Diego Padres signed third baseman Manny Machado to a new 11-year, $350 million deal, they remain open to contract-extension discussions with star outfielder Juan Soto. Owner Peter Seidler has been shocking the world with his spending in San Diego, and it may not stop. The Padres are expected to reach out soon to Soto, who won't be a free agent until after the 2024 season. Soto's agent, Scott Boras, isn't known for passing up chances to cash in on free agency, especially young ones like Soto. The 24-year-old already rebuffed a record $440 million offer from his previous team, the Washington Nationals. Despite a disappointing second half in SD after being acquired by the Padres, Soto is ready to bounce back in his first full season with the Friars in 2023. He should be considered a top-15 fantasy asset.

    Mar 3 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Padres Likely To Explore Extension Talks With Josh Hader, Juan Soto This Spring

    The Padres achieved their top priority of the spring over the weekend, agreeing to an 11-year, $350MM deal with Manny Machado to keep him from retesting the free agent market next offseason. That came on the heels of a summer deal for Joe Musgrove and a recent extension with Yu Darvish. Even after that series of transactions, the…

    Mar 3 · MLB Trade Rumors Padres Josh Hader Juan Soto closers
  • Juan Soto Back In Cactus League Lineup

    San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (calf) is back in the team's Cactus League lineup on Wednesday, starting in left field and batting second against the Texas Rangers. Soto was scratched from the spring lineup on Monday as a precaution due to left calf tightness, but he's back in there to face the Rangers. The fact that the 24-year-old isn't serving as the designated hitter also speaks to how minor his injury was. Soto is hands down one of the best all-around hitters in baseball with elite plate discipline, which is why he's ranked No. 11 overall by RotoBaller heading into the 2023 season. He was a bit of a disappointment at the plate last year and struggled a bit after being traded from the Nationals to the Padres, but it's a good bet that he bounces back with plenty of lineup protection around him in SD.

    Mar 1 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Juan Soto Expected To Play On Tuesday

    San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (calf) is expected to get back into the starting lineup on Tuesday, according to manager Bob Melvin. The left-handed slugger was scratched from the lineup on Monday due to a calf issue. It appears the organization is being extremely cautious with it being this early into Spring Training. This must be a minor issue with the team allowing him to get back into the lineup the next day. That being said, Soto appears to be fine and fantasy managers shouldn't have anything to worry about.

    Feb 27 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Juan Soto Scratched Monday With Calf Tightness

    San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto (calf) was scratched from Monday's Cactus League game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with left calf tightness. David Dahl will now bat second and start in center field for the Padres, while Taylor Kohlwey will bat seventh and start in left field. The Padres are probably just being cautious early in camp with one of the best hitters in baseball, but we'll keep a close eye on his injury the rest of the week. Soto was traded from the Nationals to the Padres last August, and while he underwhelmed in the second half in SD, he's fully expected to bounce back in 2023 in one of the most stacked lineups in MLB. He's also making the transition from right field to left field in his first full season with the Friars.

    Feb 27 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Latest On Padres' Outfield Plans

    In comments to reporters (including Kevin Acee of the San Diego Post-Tribune), manager Bob Melvin confirmed his plans for the Padres’ outfield in 2023. After spending all of 2021 and 2022 in right field, superstar Juan Soto will be shifting back to left field, where he spent most of the 2018-20 seasons, for the upcoming…

    Feb 14 · MLB Trade Rumors Padres Jose Azocar Xander Bogaerts Matt Carpenter Brandon Dixon Trent Grisham Juan Soto Fernando Tatis Jr.
  • Juan Soto Moving To Left Field In 2023

    San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin said that outfielder Juan Soto will play left field this season. Soto has played right field throughout his career, but the Padres' outfield mix suggested he might need to move around this year. Melvin said the club would keep him in left. "His preparation is pretty epic. He would like to be able to prepare for one position," Melvin said. With the 24-year-old now in left field, shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is expected to spend most of his time in right field in 2023 after serving the final 20 games of his suspension from 2022. Soto is one of the best all-around hitters in the game in one of the best lineups in baseball, but he struggled in the second half after being traded to San Diego. He picked it up in the postseason a bit, though, and most fantasy managers are expecting a rebound in his first full season with the Friars in 2023.

    Feb 14 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Juan Soto Avoids Arbitration At $23 Million

    The San Diego Padres and outfielder Juan Soto avoided salary arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $23 million deal, according to sources. The Padres swung a blockbuster trade to acquire Soto and first baseman Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals at last year's trade deadline. The two-time All-Star disappointed in 52 games to close the regular season for the Friars, though, hitting .236/.388/.390 with six home runs, 16 RBI and 31 runs scored. Still, he's only 24 years old and remains one of the best all-around hitters in the game with elite on-base skills, so there's a very good chance he bounces back for the Padres and fantasy managers alike in 2023, especially with no more shift.

    Jan 13 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
    2023 ATC$2914864750810314326229871309414.594.281.429.512.941.231
    2023 Steamer$3314967052111314827232941369313.9104.284.433.528.961.244
    2023 THE BAT$3214864751810014627229891209514.7114.282.418.510.928.228
    2023 Zeile$3014865451310614626229861339514.5104.285.433.513.946.228

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

    Mar 30vs COLL 2-7440000000125.
    Mar 31vs COLL 1-4430000001125.


    Apr 7vs NYML 1-5431100111125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Apr 8vs NYML 3-743000000100.
    Apr 9vs NYML 0-5440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 10vs NYMW 4-244000000000.
    Apr 11at ATLW 11-264110000200.000.250.500.250.750.000
    Apr 12at ATLL 4-1643120011100.000.667.7501.6672.4171.000
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    Apr 14at PITL 4-9540000001240.
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    Apr 19vs ARIW 6-142100000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Apr 19vs ARIW 1-044000000000.
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    Apr 22vs SFL 1-7440210000125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 23vs SFL 2-5440000000250.
    Apr 24vs SFL 3-1244000000000.
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    Apr 27vs MIAL 1-2440100000125.
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    May 28vs COLL 2-3430000001250.
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    Jun 29vs PITL 7-8550110010120.
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    Jul 27at LADL 1-7430000001250.
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    Jul 31vs STLL 0-5430000001125.
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    Aug 4vs COLL 3-755121100000.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
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    Aug 6at LADL 3-843110000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
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    Aug 10vs SFW 13-7551200000120.000.400.400.400.800.000
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    Aug 17at MIAW 10-353210000200.000.333.600.333.933.000
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    Aug 19vs WASL 3-6431000001250.
    Aug 20vs WASW 2-143120011100.000.667.7501.6672.4171.000
    Aug 21vs WASW 2-1440000000125.
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    Aug 28at KCL 7-15542100121120.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Aug 29at SFW 6-554100000100.
    Aug 30at SFW 4-3530000002120.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Aug 31at SFW 5-454000000100.
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    Sep 3at LADL 1-1233000000000.
    Sep 4at LADL 4-9531200002120.000.667.800.6671.467.000
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    Sep 6vs ARIW 6-5440000000125.
    Sep 7vs ARIW 6-3210000000150.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Sep 9vs LADW 5-4542000001120.
    Sep 10vs LADL 4-844010000000.
    Sep 11vs LADL 2-1143000000100.
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    Sep 14at SEAL 1-6420000002250.000.000.500.000.500.000
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    Sep 16at ARIW 12-355021003000.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Sep 17at ARIW 2-0430000001125.
    Sep 18at ARIW 6-1542310121120.000.750.8001.7502.5501.000
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    Sep 22vs STLL 4-5430000001125.
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    Sep 24at COLW 9-354111000100.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Sep 25at COLW 13-664220000200.000.500.667.5001.167.000
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    Sep 28vs LADL 0-144000000000.
    Sep 29vs LADL 2-5541100001120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Sep 30vs CWSL 1-3440110000250.
    Oct 1vs CWSW 5-2441100110250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Oct 2vs CWSL 1-2440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Oct 3vs SFW 7-4430000001125.
    Oct 5vs SFL 1-8330000000133.300.
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