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Luis Soto  12/7/1985OF
Luis Soto  8/22/1989P
 
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  • Soto and the Rangers
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 12/3/2012 -  2
    Way back in Ye Olden Days of 2008, Geovany Soto was the Cubs' Rookie of the Year catcher. He hit for average, power, drew walks, and played acceptable defense behind the plate. He was just 25 years

  • Soto's Remarkable Season
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 9/8/2010 -  42
    The best offensive catcher in baseball this season with at least 200 plate appearances has been Geovany Soto, and it's not particularly close. Soto has a .284/.399/.521 line with the Cubs

  • Geovany Soto's Sophomore Jinx
    in FanGraphs by Erik Manning - 9/2/2009 -  13
    Geovany Soto is struggling and he doesn’t know why. The reigning NL Rookie of the Year has scraped together a measly .212/.318/.371 line and is now losing playing time to his illustrious backup

  • Buy Low on Soto
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/17/2009 -  12
    Geovany Soto. Geo crushed pitchers in 2008 for a .371 wOBA, displaying secondary skills that most backstops could only dream of. But in 2009, the injury-wracked Soto posted a .310 wOBA. His bat

  • Texas Grabs Contingency Asset in Soto
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 7/31/2012 -  1
    Amidst Monday night's flurry of trades, the Texas Rangers picked up a new catcher: Geovany Soto, formerly of the Chicago Cubs. The Rangers plucked the 29-year-old out of the North Side for the low

  • Cubs Gamble on Vizcaino, Sell Low on Soto
    in FanGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 7/31/2012 -  38
    get: SP Arodys Vizcaino RP Jaye Champman *** Rangers get: C Geovany Soto Cubs get: SP Jake Brigham The Braves trade feels a bit like a fleecing for the Cubs; the Rangers trade is at best

  • What if This Is the Real Luis Severino?
    in Community by Tim Jackson - 5/14/2017 -  0
    Stating exactly what Luis Severino would be at the start of the season was a puzzle. He flashed such different versions of himself over the previous two years that there was no telling if he’d stick

  • Is Mario Soto Going to Throw the Ball at Al B. Sure?
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 3/7/2014 -  6
    It is not presently important how the author came to possess a Leisure Card of both former Reds right-hander Mario Soto and Grammy-nominated R& or B recording artist Al B. Sure. What is important

  • Luis Perdomo Dislikes Thrillers
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/17/2009 -  3
    Back in the early part of the summer I wrote about Padres’ long-man Luis Perdomo. To call him a mop-up man is being generous. His average leverage index is 0.26, which is almost half of the next

  • Luis Valbuena: Bueno, or No?
    in RotoGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/23/2014 -  2
    This is an article about Luis Valbuena. What follows might be rendered moot if Kris Bryant wins the Cubs' third base job out of spring training next year. Even if Bryant doesn't do so, he's probably

  • Luis Severino's Breakout Season
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 6/5/2017 -  19
    At this time last year, Luis Severino had just finished up his second minor-league start of the season. It was only his second minor-league start of the season because he had started the season

  • A Luis Severino Update
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 9/24/2015 -  3
    After his first nine Major League starts, Luis Severino has somehow failed to excite any of us RotoGraphers enough to convince us to write an article about him. So here it is, finally. Before

  • FanGraphs Audio: In the Clubhouse with Luis Exposito
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/10/2012 -  1
    Episode 180 David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks to catcher Luis Exposito, who recently made his major-league debut with Baltimore not long after being DFA'd by Boston. Don't

  • An Apology to Luis Valbuena and Dioner Navarro
    in FanGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 6/11/2013 -  11
    Luis Valbuena struggles against fastballs, and is Michael-Jackson-bad against all other pitches. In an alternate world in which the Cubs actually cared about the difference between 61 and 65 wins

  • Luis Perdomo Hit Four Triples
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/15/2017 -  22
    included, this year there were eight of them. Bradley hit one. Jeremy Hellickson hit one. Patrick Corbin hit one. Jake Arrieta hit one. Luis Perdomo hit four. Four triples. Luis Perdomo, a starting

  • Luis Castillo's Dominance Fades to Black
    in Community by LanceBrozdowski - 9/20/2017 -  5
    Some say the sample size of Luis Castillo’s season is 15 starts; I say it’s only eight. July 25th was the first game in which BrooksBaseball.net registered a sinker from the 24-year-old. While

  • Luis Valbuena a potential asset in 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 1/26/2017 -  0
    I've written about Luis Valbuena a couple of different times this winter: once in regard to the third basemen available on the free agent market and then again as a comparison against Chase Headley

  • Scouting Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/1/2016 -  3
    be the first to compare Luis Ortiz's build to that of Rich Garces, and I won't be the last, for it is apt. Ortiz is 6-foot-3 and pushing 250 and obviously lacks any modicum of physical projection

  • Pursue the Next Ayala, Not Luis Himself
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/5/2011 -  4
    Jim Bowden tweeted over the weekend that six teams were pursuing reliever Luis Ayala. The list of suitors included progressive teams like the Red Sox, Yankees, Rays and Blue Jays. Since these teams

  • Should the Phillies Sign Luis Castillo?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 3/18/2011 -  60
    The news that the Mets had released Luis Castillo this morning was hardly a shock, as it has been speculated on for months now - neither side was particularly happy with the marriage, and the Mets

  • Luis Valbuena to Take Flight in LA
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/26/2017 -  21
    farm system to provide depth. That brings us to Luis Valbuena, who officially signed a two-year, $15 million deal with the Angels on Tuesday. For a player who has averaged 2.1 WAR during the last

  • Luis Valbuena: Toronto's Starting 2B?
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/29/2011 -  4
    starting second baseman in Luis Valbuena. Valbuena, 26 this week, had no shot at meaningful playing time while stuck behind Asdrubal Cabrera and Jason Kipnis, and he has done his best Juan Castro

  • Yankees Bolster Their Rotation with Luis Severino
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 8/5/2015 -  54
    of top prospect Luis Severino may have been the primary reason for the Yankees' inaction. Minutes after the non-waiver trade deadline had passed, Brian Cashman revealed the 21-year-old's next start

  • Historical GIF: Luis Tiant's Father, 1975
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/14/2012 -  0
    Some men smoke a cigarette after making love. Other, more virile men -- like Luis Tiant, Sr., for example -- smoke a cigarette while making love. It's a practice borne out of necessity, of course

  • Belated Bat-Flip Coverage: Luis Valbuena Singles
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 6/23/2013 -  5
    For years, Luis Valbuena's minor-league resume seemed to suggest that he could develop into an entirely serviceable major-league infielder. For almost as many years, that didn't happen

  • What Do the Reds Have in Luis Castillo?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 8/15/2017 -  10
    acquired over the years. Is it possible they have that ace in Luis Castillo? Castillo came over from the Marlins in the Dan Straily trade, and there's one thing that pops off his player card right

  • Luis Severino, a Changeup, and a Little Bit of Luck
    in Community by Matthew Mocarsky - 4/7/2017 -  0
    Luis Severino had a great 2015 in his two-month debut, and was supposed to take a big step forward in 2016. Luis Severino took a big step backward in 2016. He was sent back to Triple-A in May

  • Luis Valbuena: Future New York Yankee?
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 12/7/2016 -  3
    ago. Justin Turner is obviously the only true prize of the bunch, but I did also note that Luis Valbuena could be an intriguing option for a number of teams, due to the pop and approach that he brings

  • Luis Perdomo: The Ultimate Low-Leverage Reliever
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/13/2009 -  4
    Everyone suspected Luis Perdomo’s usage and the score of the game would have a relationship built upon by managerial artifice and desire to slowly transition Perdomo from Double-A to the majors. Thus

  • Daily Notes, Largely Concerning Luis Avilan's Curve
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/1/2012 -  4
    Table of Contents Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes. 1. Featured Pitch: Luis Avilan's Curve 2. Today's Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game) 3. Today's

  • Cubs Swap Luis Valbuena for Dexter Fowler
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 1/19/2015 -  28
    surprised that the Cubs shipped Luis Valbuena to the Astros in exchange for Dexter Fowler and Dan Straily. Valbuena and Fowler are somewhat similar players, as both draw a lot of walks and have average

  • Luis Severino Is the AL's Best Other Pitcher
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/20/2017 -  12
    take for neither to win, short of some weird form of voter collusion. The race is pretty obviously down to two horses. In here, I'd like to highlight the performance of Luis Severino. Severino has

  • Luis Sardinas: Best SS You've Never Heard Of
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 9/28/2012 -  39
    In heading to Greenville, South Carolina for an early September pair to see the Hickory Crawdads (Rangers), no prospect interested me more than shortstop Luis Sardinas. A few days earlier, a contact

  • Luis Cruz & Johnny Giavotella: Deep League WW
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 8/22/2012 -  2
    are a pair of middle infielders who might actually contribute. Luis Cruz | LAD SS/3B | CBS 11% Owned Cruz has been a career minor leaguer, racking up an astounding 4,891 plate appearances

  • Luis Valbuena & Guillermo Heredia: Deep League Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 5/3/2017 -  0
    This is an interesting pair of recommendations, as an established vet shares the same low ownership as a younger, relatively unknown quantity. Luis Valbuena | 3B HOU | CBS 3% Owned After

  • Luis Severino and Defining the Debut Adrenaline Effect
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 8/7/2015 -  32
    league debut was full of butterflies for Owens. And so it was for Luis Severino. Just in a different way than most. We don't have the debut date for every pitcher in the PITCHf/x era, but we do

  • Luis Valbuena Is Suddenly A Line-Drive Machine
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 6/17/2014 -  6
    Despite extremely low ownership rates (5% Yahoo, 3.5% ESPN, 14% CBS), Luis Valbuena has performed well enough so far this season to make himself mixed-league relevant. The 28-year-old currently owns

  • Pitcher Spotlight: Why I Love Luis Castillo In Five At-Bats
    in RotoGraphs by Nick Pollack - 8/30/2017 -  8
    This is going to start with some bad news. After Luis Castillo has been a fantasy MVP in many ways for giving your team a 3.26 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 6+ strikeouts per start, it's expected that he

  • Scouting Cuban OFs Luis Moiran Robert, Julio Pablo Martinez
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 7/1/2016 -  1
    as a supplement to this week's July 2 content, as both of them would fall under the J2 bonus guidelines were they to leave Cuba. Luis Moiran Robert, OF, 6'2, 180, R/R Robert (the second syllable

  • Trevor Plouffe and Luis Perez: Deep League Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 8/24/2011 -  0
    average. He has a little bit of speed, so could swipe a couple of bases, but you're really just banking on some long balls from Plouffe. Luis Perez, TOR SP | 3% Owned After pitching as a starter

  • Deep League Third Base: Luis Valbuena and Ed Lucas
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 7/3/2013 -  5
    . One of those answers seemed to be waiver wire darling Luis Valbuena, who through April and May was hitting .264/.372/.464 with six home runs and 17 RBI. He was a player that seemed to have decent

  • Modern Era Hall of Fame Ballot: Tommy John, Jack Morris, Luis Tiant
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 11/13/2017 -  62
    . This year, the candidates include one non-player, Marvin Miller, and nine players from that era: Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, Luis Tiant