Well, that didn’t take too long.
Soto was with Potomac from April 23 to May 9. He began the season at low Single-A Hagerstown. Just 40 days into the season, he has moved to Harrisburg.
In those 40 days, he is at the top of the home run list in both the South Atlantic League and the Carolina League. He got some playing time in center field, but he is positioned to be a corner outfielder in the majors.
Soto’s numbers are staggering since the beginning of the season. The 19-year-old is slashing .372/.476/.802 over 31 games with eight doubles, four triples, 12 homers and 42 RBIs. Fully healthy, the sky is the limit for this power hitter. He is now the top prospect, alongside injured outfielder Victor Robles, in the Nats system and is getting major buzz as a possible top 10 or top 20 prospect in all of baseball.
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