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Yangervis Solarte | Third Baseman

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Yangervis Solarte had a three-run home run and a walk in five plate appearances as the Padres routed the Braves on Tuesday.
Solarte made it a five-run sixth inning when he hit a three-run home run off of Ross Detwiler, building the Padres' lead to 7-0. He had been slumping, batting .067 (1-for-15) in his previous five games. On the season, Solarte is batting .262/.319/.406 with eight home runs and 45 RBI. Aug 19 - 1:27 AM

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Yangervis Solarte hit two home runs, knocked in four runs, and drew a walk in five plate appearances in Monday's win over the Brewers.

Solarte put the Padres on the board early with a first-inning solo home run against Wily Peralta. He added a three-run home run to cap off a six-run seventh inning. The third baseman is on a nine-game hitting streak, the most recent four of which have included multiple hits. Solarte owns a productive .266/.319/.418 batting line with seven home runs and 40 RBI on the year.
Aug 3 - 11:30 PM

Yangervis Solarte finished 4-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored Wednesday against the Mets.

Solarte is playing fairly regularly with Will Middlebrooks in the minors and Cory Spangenberg on the DH, and he's hit well this month, batting .284 with three homers in 74 at-bats. There's no mixed-league value here at all, but he's giving the Padres a lift.
Jul 29 - 11:38 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk and three runs scored Saturday as the Padres topped the Rangers 6-5.

Solarte's two-run homer off Shawn Tolleson in the top of the ninth was the big blow. It was his fifth long ball, three of which have come since the beginning of July. The Padres have been perfectly willing to go with the hot hand in the infield, so it looks like Solarte will play pretty regularly until he cools off.
Jul 12 - 1:52 AM

Yangervis Solarte belted his fourth home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

His solo blast off Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez in the fourth inning wound up being the extent of the Padres offense in the contest. He finished the day 1-for-4 and is now hitting .249/.298/.378 with four homers and 30 RBI on the season.
Jul 4 - 4:59 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

Don't expect to see Solarte legging out triples on a regular basis. The three-bagger was his first of the season and just the second of his career. He's hitting .249/.299/.367 with three homers and 29 RBI for the 2015 campaign and shouldn't be relied upon in fantasy formats, despite the newfound existence of wheels on those feet.
Jul 4 - 1:14 AM

Yangervis Solarte was ejected from Thursday's game in the sixth inning for arguing a check-swing call.

Solarte went 1-for-3 with a solo homer before home plate umpire Bob Davidson gave him the boot. His solo shot in the second inning snapped a 22-inning scoreless streak for San Diego.
Jul 3 - 12:05 AM

Yangervis Solarte gave the Padres reason to smile in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, as his seventh-inning double prevented a no-hitter.

Mariners starter Mike Montgomery hadn't allowed a hit with one out in the seventh inning when Solarte stepped to the plate. He saved his team from ignominy with a double, but he was ultimately stranded. Solarte had consecutive multi-hit games coming into Tuesday, but otherwise hasn't done much at the plate in 2015, batting .247/.299/.344 with two home runs and 28 RBI.
Jul 1 - 12:41 AM

Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run single in the 11th inning to help lead the Padres to a 6-4 win over the Braves on Thursday afternoon.

Solarte entered the game pinch-hitting in the 8th inning and his single off of Julio Teheran helped continue a Padres rally that would eventually result in three runs and a 4-4 score. A few innings later, he hit a two-run single off Brandon Cunniff to put the Padres up 6-4, which would stand as the final. After a tremendous April, Solarte hit just .231/.278/.306 over 108 at-bats in May.
Jun 11 - 5:18 PM

Yangervis Solarte drove in four of the Padres' 14 runs Friday in a win over the Rockies.

The Padres should have picked Solarte as their second baseman on the All-Star ballot, but they gave the nod to Jedd Gyorko, even though Solarte has taken over as the starter against righties. He's been one of the Padres' best players, with a .328 average, 16 RBI and 5/6 K/BB ratio in 61 at-bats.
May 2 - 2:41 AM

Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and an RBI double, but the Padres fell to the Astros on Monday.

Solarte singled in the tying run in the fifth inning, making it 3-3 at the time. In the seventh, he tied the game again with a double. Despite an impressive batting line -- .320/.370/.520 -- Monday marked his first multi-hit game since April 13. Solarte could eventually see more consistent playing time at second base if Jedd Gyorko continues to struggle.
Apr 28 - 1:47 AM

Yangervis Solarte hit his second homer Wednesday off the Rockies' Kyle Kendrick.

Solarte needs to play regularly until he cools off, and it's not a bad thing that it's at Jedd Gyorko's expense, considering that Gyorko hasn't hit since 2013. Solarte is batting .343 in 35 at-bats.
Apr 22 - 11:49 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI against the Giants on Saturday.

Solarte is off to a 5-for-11 start in his part-time role in the San Diego infield. If he keeps hitting, it might make sense for the Padres to play him over Will Middlebrooks against right-handers. Still, it seems as though they'd prefer Middlebrooks keep the job at third base. Middlebrooks also had three hits tonight and is 6-for-24 with a homer in the early going. Of course, he's fanned eight times, while Solarte has struck out just once.
Apr 12 - 2:42 AM

Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 8-2 win against the White Sox.

Solarte went yard off of David Robertson in the fifth inning for his second spring home run. Officially in a super utility role, Solarte nears the end of spring training carrying a .310 average (18-for-58).
Apr 1 - 6:48 PM

Yangervis Solarte has embraced his super utility role with the Padres this spring.

He entered camp in a competition with Will Middlebrooks for the team's starting job at third base, but it appears that he'll wind up in a reserve role instead. With the ability to play nearly every position on the field, Solarte should find himself in the lineup on an almost nightly basis.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 27 - 10:09 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Travis Jankowski
3Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Colin Rea
6Brandon Morrow
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Brandon Maurer
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Marcos Mateo
7Kevin Quackenbush
8Odrisamer Despaigne
9Bud Norris