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Steven Souza | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals prospect OF Steven Souza was 1-for-2 with his 10th home run of the season Thursday for Triple-A Syracuse.
Souza, 25, has been on fire during his current seven-game hitting streak, batting .481/.563/.852 with two home runs, four doubles, 10 RBI and three stolen bases. On the season, Souza owns an impressive .368/.462/.584 batting line to go along with 10 homers, 13 doubles, 15 stolen bases and 41 RBI in 58 games. He's already seen time in the major leagues this year, going 1-for-8 while appearing in eight games, but is blocked from regular playing time in the Nationals already overcrowded outfield. Jun 27 - 1:43 PM

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Nationals optioned OF Steven Souza to Triple-A Syracuse.

Souza had one hit in eight at-bats during his week-long stint with the major league club. The 25-year-old outfielder was on a tear at Triple-A before his promotion and will try to get back into that offensive groove.
May 5 - 3:22 PM

Nationals recalled OF Steven Souza from Triple-A Syracuse.

Souza had one hit in four at-bats earlier this season with the big club. He's batted .333/.463/.545 with a pair of homers and 10 RBI at Syracuse this season. Souza should see some playing time versus lefties while Bryce Harper (thumb) is out.
Apr 27 - 10:38 AM

Nationals optioned OF Steven Souza to Triple-A Syracuse.

Souza was with the team as additional depth while Denard Span was on the disabled list with a concussion. He saw just five plate appearances in his five games with the club, going 1-for-4 plus a walk. He has a bright future and should get another chance with the Nats during the 2014 season.
Apr 19 - 10:56 AM

Nationals recalled OF Steven Souza from Triple-A Syracuse.

Souza had a breakout season last year in the Nationals' minor league system and was off to a hot start this month at Triple-A. He could get semi-regular playing time while Denard Span nurses a concussion and may carry value in NL-only fantasy formats for his combination of power and speed.
Apr 12 - 5:15 PM

Nationals prospect OF Steven Souza homered for the second consecutive game on Thursday for Triple-A Syracuse.

Souza, who turns 25 later this month, opened the season in a 1-for-11 funk, but the athletic outfielder since has settled in and is now 5-for-11 for two homers and seven RBI over his last three games. In 2013, Souza turned in a long-overdue breakout campaign at Double-A Harrisburg, batting .300/.396/.557 with 23 doubles, 15 home runs, 20 stolen bases and a 76/41 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 77 games. The Nationals' outfield is already overcrowded, but Souza, who's already on the team's 40-man roster, should be ready to make an impact this season if called on.
Apr 11 - 2:19 PM

Steven Souza went 3-for-3 with two homers and a walk in leading the Nationals to a 4-3 win over the Astros on Sunday.

Souza, who turns 25 next month, is 11-for-31 with three homers, three doubles and a 4/4 K/BB ratio this spring. Of course, there's no room for him in the Nationals' outfield with the team sporting one of the game's most expensive benches. He could probably use a year in Triple-A anyway, but the Nationals should seriously consider giving him a look ahead of Nate McLouth if one of their starting outfielders gets hurt.
Mar 16 - 5:57 PM

Nationals prospect Steven Souza is 5-for-10 with two doubles and a stolen base this spring.

The Nationals added Souza to the 40-man roster last November, and the outfielder rewarded the organization by batting .357/.426/.476 with three extra-base hits and 10 stolen bases in the Arizona Fall League. Though it took him several years to figure things out in the low minors, Souza, who will turn 25 in April, turned in a breakthrough performance last year at Double-A Harrisburg, batting .300/.396/.557 with 23 doubles, 15 home runs, 20 stolen bases and a 76-41 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 77 games. He'll likely begin the 2014 season at Triple-A and receive a taste of the major leagues later in the year.
Mar 5 - 10:40 AM

Nationals purchased the contract of OF Steven Souza from Double-A Harrisburg.

The Nats had to add him to the 40-man roster in order to avoid exposing him to the Rule 5 Draft. A third-round pick in 2007, Souza has figured things out at the plate the last two years, batting .300/.396/.557 with 15 homers and 20 steals at the Double-A level this season. He'll turn 25 next April and is likely to begin the year at Triple-A.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 10:37:00 AM

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