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Joakim Soria
Birthdate: 5/18/1984 (32 y, 10 m, 7 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/170     Position: P
Drafted: 2006 Rule 5 Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 2, Overall: 2, Team: Kansas City Royals
Contract: $25M / 3 Years (2016 - 2018) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Royals manager Ned Yost said he'll monitor Soria's usage more carefully, giving the reliever more rest between appearances, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports. (9/10/2016)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Soria had a horrible season with the Royals last year, especially near the end when they needed him the most with several pitchers on the DL. Over the last month, he posted a 5.79 ERA with three blown saves. Even with the bad end to 2016, Soria needs to reverse his recent trend of an increasing walk rate (1.2 to 2.5 to 3.7 free passes per nine innings) and home run rate (0.4 to 1.1 to 1.4 home runs per nine). Soria could get some saves if Kelvin Herrera gets hurt or struggles. He is a serviceable setup man, but his only fantasy value is in deep leagues where every setup man is rostered by owners hunting for potential saves. (Jeff Zimmerman)

The Quick Opinion: The last month of last season put a damper on Soria's campaign. With the Royals bullpen depleted, he could be in line for saves if Kelvin Herrera can't keep the closer's role.

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SeasonPitchPitchesABPAH1B2B3BHRBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPAVGminVelmaxVelVel
2009FC400000000000000.00089.891.390.8
2010FC8181631803727703100441420.22785.695.991.7
2011FC3386877201521270150110.29481.394.389.8
2013FC75910201011030000.22287.993.590.9
2014FC2224851161051020100100.33385.192.990.0
2015FC2223942752003090000.17984.095.392.0
2016FC651315321002010000.23183.494.692.0
TotalFC174434037585591826250821630.25081.395.991.1

SeasonPitchPitchesBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2009FC40.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000.00.0.000 
2010FC8185.6 %24.4 %0.23.227.270.325.595.098.28312.5-8.2.26472
2011FC3389.1 %19.5 %0.47.294.355.441.796.147.34610.72.0.349127
2013FC7510.0 %30.0 %0.33.222.300.667.967.444.2001.80.7.406172
2014FC2223.9 %19.6 %0.20.333.353.479.832.146.4107.41.9.360143
2015FC2227.1 %21.4 %0.33.179.238.231.469.051.2331.4-3.3.21443
2016FC6513.3 %6.7 %2.00.231.333.308.641.077.2501.4-0.3.29293
TotalFC17446.7 %21.9 %0.30.250.298.368.666.118.30635.4-7.0.29493

SeasonPitchPitchesLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBStrikesBallsPitchesxMovzMovMov
2009FC40.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %404-3.610.611.4
2010FC81817.8 %42.4 %39.8 %27.7 %6.4 %554264818-2.210.511.0
2011FC33828.8 %30.8 %40.4 %19.0 %9.5 %2141243380.98.89.1
2013FC7516.7 %16.7 %66.7 %50.0 %25.0 %5421750.76.18.3
2014FC22228.9 %44.7 %26.3 %20.0 %0.0 %160622220.99.69.7
2015FC22225.0 %35.7 %39.3 %9.1 %0.0 %154682220.89.69.7
2016FC6525.0 %58.3 %16.7 %50.0 %0.0 %4619651.09.69.7
TotalFC174422.8 %39.8 %37.4 %24.2 %6.3 %11865581744-0.69.710.1

SeasonPitchPitchesO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%SwStr%pVALpVAL/C
2009FC40.0 %33.3 %25.0 % 0.0 %0.0 %75.0 %25.0 %0.24.8
2010FC81827.0 %58.5 %44.9 %69.8 %85.2 %81.2 %56.6 %8.4 %9.01.1
2011FC33820.4 %63.4 %44.7 %73.3 %81.8 %80.1 %56.5 %8.9 %-2.5-0.7
2013FC7516.0 %66.0 %49.3 %50.0 %81.8 %78.4 %66.7 %10.7 %0.50.6
2014FC22220.5 %59.0 %44.6 %70.6 %86.6 %83.8 %62.6 %7.2 %-0.7-0.3
2015FC22228.0 %69.0 %51.8 %80.8 %70.8 %73.0 %58.1 %14.0 %4.42.0
2016FC6523.1 %66.7 %49.2 %66.7 %73.1 %71.9 %60.0 %13.9 %1.32.0
TotalFC174424.5 %61.4 %46.0 %71.5 %81.9 %79.6 %58.1 %9.4 %12.20.7