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Jorge Soler | Outfielder | #12

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Jorge Soler went 3-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored in the Royals' 11-9 win over the Cubs in Cactus League play Sunday.
Soler lost a lot of helium after a disastrous 2017 season in which he hit .144/.245/.258 in the 35 games he did play, but that just means he's a post-hype sleeper for 2018. That sleeper tag only goes so far -- we'll likely need to see some real results this year before jumping all the way back on board -- but he's a name worth watching given how high his ceiling was just a few years ago. Mar 18 - 8:55 PM

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Jorge Soler went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Rangers.

Soler burned Bartolo Colon for a solo home run in the first inning, continuing a hot power trend that's been going on throughout spring ball. The 26-year-old outfielder has now cracked five home runs in 45 at-bats. We're cautiously intrigued by the power, though Soler hasn't done much on the average front this spring. For the upcoming campaign, the former Cub is looking to secure his third season of double-digit home runs in the last four years.
Mar 17 - 6:09 PM

Jorge Soler blasted his fourth homer of the spring on Thursday in an easy victory over the White Sox on Thursday in the Cactus League.

Soler's bomb was a solo shot off of Michael Kopech in the top of the third inning. The former Cubs prospect is crushing the baseball so far; a good sign as he's battling for a spot in the Kansas City lineup. Consistency has been an issue for Soler -- as have injuries -- but considering he's only recently turned 26 -- there's still reason for cautious optimism in his fantasy prospects.
Mar 8 - 6:12 PM

Jorge Soler swatted a two-run home run -- his third already this spring -- Thursday against the Mariners.

Two days after going deep twice, Soler took Chase DeJong out of the yard in the eighth inning Thursday in what tied the game at the time. He's coming off a disappointing first season with the Royals, but Soler is just 26 and got in better shape over the offseason. Kansas City plans to get him regular at-bats and he still has talent.
Mar 1 - 5:52 PM

Jorge Soler homered twice and drove in four runs Tuesday in a 14-9 rout of the Mariners in the Cactus League.

Soler's first blast came against Andrew Moore in the second inning, and the second came off Bryan Bonnell in the bottom of the third. The 26-year-old outfielder was limited to just 36 games in his first year with the Royals and he posted a lethargic .503 OPS when he was healthy. Still, the former Cubs prospect oozes power from the right side, and if he can stay healthy, he could be a fantasy sleeper. That's a big if, however.
Feb 27 - 6:16 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said he's hoping to get 500-plus at-bats for Jorge Soler, Cheslor Cuthbert, and Jorge Bonifacio in 2018.

The rebuilding club wants to see what they have with all three. Soler carries the most name recognition, but he's coming off a rough first season with the Royals where he batted .144/.245/.258 over 110 plate appearances. However, the opportunity will be there in 2018 and he worked hard over the winter while losing 20 pounds. Yost sees Soler getting at-bats out of the DH spot and the corner outfield spots.
Feb 19 - 12:28 PM

Jorge Soler lost 20 pounds during the offseason due to an improved diet.

Things didn't go according to plan for Soler after coming over from the Cubs in the Wade Davis trade, but he's been hard at work over the winter. Not only has he improved his conditioning, but he's been working with hitting coach Mike Tosar to retool his swing and improve his timing. "I had an awful season," Soler told Maria Torres of the Kansas City Star. "Things went fine in the minor leagues but not in the big leagues. Obviously there were things I was doing wrong. I needed to make adjustments. … I don’t know how it’ll translate to the field but in the cage there’s an incredible change. I’ve never felt this way." While he's largely off the radar in standard mixed fantasy leagues, Soler should have an opportunity to redeem himself in 2018. He's the epitome of a post-hype sleeper.
Feb 5 - 12:37 PM

Royals recalled OF/DH Jorge Soler from Triple-A Omaha.

Soler has been a major bust with the Royals this season, batting just .154/.245/.275 with two homers over 29 games. He put up better numbers in Triple-A (24 homers, .954 OPS in 74 games) and will return now that Omaha's regular season has concluded.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 02:25:00 PM

Royals optioned OF/DH Jorge Soler to Triple-A Omaha.

Acquired from the Cubs in the offseason Wade Davis trade, Soler has been a major bust this summer, batting just .154/.245/.275 with two homers over 29 games. Billy Burns will take his spot on the Royals' active roster.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 03:21:00 PM

Jorge Soler finished with a two-run home run off of Minnesota reliever Buddy Boshers in Game 2 of a doubleheader on Saturday.

Soler missed the first five weeks of the season due to an oblique injury and then he spent four weeks in the minors after struggling at the plate for most of May. Perhaps that time with the Storm Chasers did him some good, as he is 4-for-16 with a double, homer and three RBI in four games since being summoned from the minors.
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 02:03:00 AM

Jorge Soler went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored Friday versus the Twins.

Soler is 3-for-12 (.250) since returning from the minors. The 25-year-old has struggled at the major league level this season, but there’s opportunity out of the DH spot with Kansas City. His power potential remains intriguing.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 11:23:00 PM

Royals recalled OF Jorge Soler from Triple-A Omaha.

Soler was sent down earlier this month after batting an ugly .164/.292/.273 over his first 65 plate appearances. However, he hit a robust .333/.478/.736 with eight homers over 20 games for Omaha since being optioned and should get a good number of starts in the designated hitter spot with Brandon Moss struggling.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 02:43:00 PM

Royals optioned OF Jorge Soler to Triple-A Omaha.

The 25-year-old outfielder, and prize of the Wade Davis trade over the winter, was hitting just .164/.292/.273 with one homer, three RBI and a 19/10 K/BB ratio in 65 plate appearances with the Royals. He'll work through his issues in the minors before returning later in the season.
Sat, Jun 3, 2017 12:46:00 PM

Jorge Soler blasted his first home run as a member of the Royals in a victory over the Orioles on Sunday afternoon.

His solo shot off of Richard Bleier in the sixth inning increased the Royals' advantage to 8-5. He finished the day 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .143/.273/.321 in his first 33 plate appearances.
Sun, May 14, 2017 07:42:00 PM

Jorge Soler went 1-for-4 with an RBI to provide the Royals' only run in a blowout loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

He stroked an RBI double in the ninth inning with the Royals down 12-0. It was Soler's first hit and RBI of the season after 17 plate appearances. Soler missed the first month of the season with an oblique injury. He was mashing during his minor league rehabilitation stint but the hot streak did not carry over to the majors upon his promotion. This is his first campaign with the Royals after registering a .238 batting average with 12 homers and 31 RBI in half a season with the Cubs last year.
Wed, May 10, 2017 10:21:00 PM

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2Drew Butera
3Cam Gallagher
4Juan Carlos Negret
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Adalberto Mondesi
3Ramon Torres
4Ryan Goins
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
3Cody Asche
LF1Alex Gordon
2Michael Saunders
CF1Jon Jay
2Paulo Orlando
3Bubba Starling
4Billy Burns
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Tyler Collins
DH1Jorge Soler
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2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Jesse Hahn
7Clay Buchholz
8Burch Smith
9Ricky Nolasco
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Brandon Maurer
3Brian Flynn
4Wily Peralta
5Kevin McCarthy
6Timothy Hill
7Blaine Boyer
8Seth Maness
9Michael Broadway