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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
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Jorge Soler (rib) is back in the Royals' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Rays.
Soler sat out of Tuesday's game after suffering a minor rib injury while making a leaping catch on Monday night. He will DH and bat second Wednesday versus Tampa Bay right-hander Jake Faria. May 16 - 11:37 AM

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Jorge Soler is out of the Royals' lineup on Tuesday because of a displaced rib.

Soler suffered the injury on an awkward leaping catch Monday. Royals manager Ned Yost told reporters that it's not serious -- "sort of a chiropractor issue" -- and that Soler could be ready to play Wednesday.
May 15 - 4:54 PM

Jorge Soler went 3-for-4 and drove in a run during Saturday's loss to the Indians.

He doubled twice in the ballgame, including one in the third inning that plated Jon Jay from second base. Soler has been one of the biggest surprises around the league this year. The 26-year-old has erupted for a .333/.434/.548 slash line with five homers, 18 RBI and 18 runs through 35 games.
May 12 - 8:50 PM

Jorge Soler delivered a two-run single with two outs in the eighth inning on Friday, leading the Royals to a come-from-behind 4-2 victory over the visiting Tigers.

The Royals trailed 2-0 entering the eighth inning, but had plenty of fight left in them. Cheslor Cuthbert worked a leadoff walk followed by a single from Jon Jay. After Lucas Duda had flown out, Alex Gordon singled to load the bases. A wild pitch by Joe Jimenez allowed one run to score and a sacrifice fly by Whit Merrifield tied the game. That set the stage for Soler's game-winning knock. He continues to swing an exceptionally hot bat and is now hitting .309/.429/.526 with four homers and 12 RBI on the season.
May 4 - 11:17 PM

Jorge Soler hit another homer and scored three times Thursday against the Tigers.

Soler hasn't faltered since being moved up in the lineup by the Royals; he has two homers, three doubles and five runs scored in five games as a No. 2 hitter. His OPS for the year is all of the way up to .973.
May 3 - 6:01 PM

Jorge Soler hit a three-run homer in the top of the 13th as the Royals edged the Red Sox 7-6 on Tuesday.

The eventful game included game-tying homers in the top of the ninth and the bottom of the 12th, which resulted in the first blown saves of the year for Craig Kimbrel and Kelvin Herrera, respectively. Soler's homer came off Brian Johnson, seemingly putting the game away for Kansas City. However, the Red Sox came back with two runs before Eduardo Nunez's drive to center was caught at the wall, ending the game. Soler also collected his seventh double to go along with his third homer.
May 1 - 11:52 PM

Jorge Soler clubbed his second home run of the season as the Royals fell to the White Sox on Thursday.

Soler got the Royals on the board with a two-run blast off of Lucas Giolito in the fourth inning, trimming their deficit to 3-2. He also singled and drew a walk in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-3. He has caught fire after a painfully slow start to the season and is now hitting .279/.416/.443 with a pair of homers and four RBI.
Apr 26 - 11:26 PM

Jorge Soler went 3-for-4 with a double on Sunday in a loss to the Indians.

Soler did get caught stealing for the first time this year, and he also had one strikeout. After intriguing with the bat in the Cactus League this spring, this strong game has his 2018 season line at .200/.316/.267. There's lots of baseball to be played, but Soler still has yet to show the talent that made him one of the better outfield prospects in baseball for the Cubs.
Apr 8 - 4:22 PM

Jorge Soler drove in the lone run of Tuesday’s victory over the Tigers.

Soler delivered a sacrifice fly off Matt Boyd in the top of the second inning, which proved to be the difference in the ballgame. The 26-year-old is still looking for his first hit this season, as he’s 0-for-8 with two strikeouts and two walks. As opposed to last season, there should be plenty of opportunities for him in the Royals’ lineup, especially with Jorge Bonifacio suspended.
Apr 3 - 4:14 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Hunter Dozier
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Ramon Torres
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ryan Goins
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Abraham Almonte
CF1Jon Jay
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Jesse Hahn
7Eric Skoglund
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Justin Grimm
3Brian Flynn
4Burch Smith
5Timothy Hill
6Blaine Boyer
7Brad Keller
8Kevin McCarthy
9Jason Adam