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Rafael Soriano
Birthdate: 12/19/1979 (34 y, 11 m, 8 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/230     Position: P
Contract: $28M / 2 Years (2013 - 2014) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: The Nationals have officially declined to pick up the 2015 option on Soriano's contract, the Washington Post reports. (10/31/2014)



SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2002Mariners11400000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-1.10.4-0.1
2003Mariners40000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2004Mariners6000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2005Mariners7000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2006Mariners53000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2007Braves71000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2008Braves (AA)2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2008Braves14000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2009Braves77000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2010Rays64000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2010Rays3000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2011Yankees (A+)2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2011Yankees (AAA)2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2011Yankees42000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2011Yankees3000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2012Yankees69000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2012Yankees3000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2013Nationals68000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2014Nationals64000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2014Nationals2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
Total- - -586400000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-1.10.4-0.1
Postseason- - -11000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2002Mariners11440000000001000000.000
2003Mariners40000000000000000000.000
2004Mariners6000000000000000000.000
2005Mariners7000000000000000000.000
2006Mariners53000000000000000000.000
2007Braves71000000000000000000.000
2008Braves (AA)2000000000000000000.000
2008Braves14000000000000000000.000
2009Braves77000000000000000000.000
2010Rays64000000000000000000.000
2010Rays3000000000000000000.000
2011Yankees (A+)2000000000000000000.000
2011Yankees (AAA)2000000000000000000.000
2011Yankees42000000000000000000.000
2011Yankees3000000000000000000.000
2012Yankees69000000000000000000.000
2012Yankees3000000000000000000.000
2013Nationals68000000000000000000.000
2014Nationals64000000000000000000.000
2014Nationals2000000000000000000.000
Total- - -586440000000001000000.000
Postseason- - -11000000000000000000.000

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2002Mariners0.0 %25.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.0-1-1.1.000-100
2002Average8.7 %16.8 %0.52.261.331.417.748.1554.8.293    .326 
2003Mariners0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2003Average8.5 %16.4 %0.52.264.333.422.755.1584.9.294    .328 
2004Mariners0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2004Average8.6 %16.9 %0.51.266.335.428.763.1624.9.297    .330 
2005Mariners0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2005Average8.2 %16.4 %0.50.264.330.419.749.1544.9.295    .326 
2006Mariners0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2006Average8.4 %16.8 %0.50.269.337.432.768.1635.0.301    .332 
2007Braves0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2007Average8.5 %17.1 %0.50.268.336.423.758.1555.2.303    .331 
2008Braves (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2008Braves0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2008Average8.7 %17.5 %0.50.264.333.416.749.1525.1.300    .328 
2009Braves0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2009Average8.9 %18.0 %0.49.262.333.418.751.1555.0.299    .329 
2010Rays0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2010Rays0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2010Average8.5 %18.5 %0.46.257.325.403.728.1455.0.297    .321 
2011Yankees (A+)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2011Yankees (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2011Yankees0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2011Yankees0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2011Average8.1 %18.6 %0.44.255.321.399.720.1445.1.295    .316 
2012Yankees0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2012Yankees0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2012Average8.0 %19.8 %0.40.255.319.405.724.1515.2.297    .315 
2013Nationals0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2013Average7.9 %19.9 %0.40.253.318.396.714.1434.9.297    .314 
2014Nationals0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2014Nationals0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2014Average7.6 %20.4 %0.37.251.314.386.700.1355.0.299    .310 
Total- - -0.0 %25.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.0-1-1.1.000-100
Postseason- - -0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%
2002Mariners3.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2003Mariners0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2004Mariners0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2005Mariners0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2006Mariners0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2007Braves0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2008Braves0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2009Braves0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2010Rays0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2010Rays0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2011Yankees0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2011Yankees0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2012Yankees0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2012Yankees0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2013Nationals0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2014Nationals0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2014Nationals0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
Total- - -3.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
Postseason- - -0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2002Mariners300000071219
2003Mariners0000000000
2004Mariners0000000000
2005Mariners0000000000
2006Mariners0000000000
2007Braves0000000000
2008Braves0000000000
2009Braves0000000000
2010Rays0000000000
2010Rays0000000000
2011Yankees0000000000
2011Yankees0000000000
2012Yankees0000000000
2012Yankees0000000000
2013Nationals0000000000
2014Nationals0000000000
2014Nationals0000000000
Total- - -300000071219
Postseason- - -0000000000

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2002Mariners-0.08-0.080.00-0.70-0.070.79 0-0.100.00
2003Mariners          
2004Mariners          
2005Mariners          
2006Mariners          
2007Braves          
2008Braves          
2009Braves          
2010Rays          
2010Rays       0  
2011Yankees          
2011Yankees       0  
2012Yankees          
2012Yankees       0  
2013Nationals          
2014Nationals          
2014Nationals       0  
Total- - --0.08-0.080.00-0.70-0.070.79 0-0.100.00
Postseason- - -       0  

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2002Mariners68.4% (86.5)5.3% (84.0) 21.1% (69.0)5.3% (00.0)   
2003Mariners        
2004Mariners        
2005Mariners        
2006Mariners        
2007Braves        
2008Braves        
2009Braves        
2010Rays        
2011Yankees        
2012Yankees        
2013Nationals        
2014Nationals        
Total- - -68.4% (86.5)5.3% (84.0) 21.1% (69.0)5.3% (00.0)   

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2007Braves              
2008Braves              
2009Braves              
2010Rays              
2011Yankees              
2012Yankees              
2013Nationals              
2014Nationals              
Total- - -              

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2007Braves             
2008Braves             
2009Braves             
2010Rays             
2011Yankees             
2012Yankees             
2013Nationals             
2014Nationals             
Total- - -             

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2002Mariners-1.00.1 0.0-0.1  -7.499.07 -0.24-5.79  
2003Mariners              
2004Mariners              
2005Mariners              
2006Mariners              
2007Braves              
2008Braves              
2009Braves              
2010Rays              
2011Yankees              
2012Yankees              
2013Nationals              
2014Nationals              
Total- - --1.00.1 0.0-0.1  -7.499.07 -0.24-5.79  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2007Braves             
2008Braves             
2009Braves             
2010Rays             
2011Yankees             
2012Yankees             
2013Nationals             
2014Nationals             
Total- - -             

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2007Braves             
2008Braves             
2009Braves             
2010Rays             
2011Yankees             
2012Yankees             
2013Nationals             
2014Nationals             
Total- - -             

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2002Mariners12.5 %81.8 %52.6 %0.0 %77.8 %70.0 %57.9 %50.0 %15.8 %
2002Average18.1 %70.1 %46.5 %47.5 %85.5 %78.8 %54.6 %58.3 %9.8 %
2003Mariners         
2003Average22.2 %68.8 %46.2 %51.9 %87.8 %79.4 %51.4 %58.6 %9.5 %
2004Mariners         
2004Average16.6 %69.6 %45.8 %53.7 %85.2 %80.1 %55.1 %58.4 %9.0 %
2005Mariners         
2005Average20.3 %68.0 %46.0 %51.8 %88.3 %80.8 %53.8 %59.1 %8.7 %
2006Mariners         
2006Average23.5 %66.6 %46.1 %57.4 %88.5 %81.0 %52.6 %58.8 %8.5 %
2007Braves         
2007Average25.0 %66.6 %45.9 %60.8 %88.2 %80.8 %50.3 %58.7 %8.6 %
2008Braves         
2008Average25.4 %65.4 %45.9 %61.7 %87.9 %80.8 %51.1 %58.6 %8.6 %
2009Braves         
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %45.3 %61.7 %87.8 %80.5 %49.3 %58.2 %8.6 %
2010Rays         
2010Average29.3 %64.4 %45.6 %66.5 %88.1 %80.7 %46.5 %58.8 %8.5 %
2011Yankees         
2011Average30.6 %65.0 %46.2 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %45.3 %59.4 %8.6 %
2012Yankees         
2012Average30.8 %64.7 %46.0 %66.8 %87.2 %79.7 %44.9 %59.8 %9.1 %
2013Nationals         
2013Average31.0 %65.5 %46.4 %66.6 %87.0 %79.5 %44.7 %60.3 %9.3 %
2014Nationals         
2014Average31.3 %65.6 %46.7 %65.9 %87.3 %79.4 %44.9 %60.6 %9.4 %
Total- - -12.5 %81.8 %52.6 %0.0 %77.8 %70.0 %57.9 %50.0 %15.8 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2007Braves        
2007Average28.9 %62.3 %45.4 %66.4 %87.6 %80.8 %49.6 %21.5
2008Braves        
2008Average28.0 %62.5 %45.3 %65.9 %88.0 %81.2 %50.3 %21.6
2009Braves        
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2010Rays        
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011Yankees        
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012Yankees        
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2013Nationals        
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Nationals        
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
Total- - -        

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2002MarinersP10847.1241100000 2   .857 
2003MarinersP40053.0240000000 4   1.000 
2004MarinersP603.1001100000 0   .000 
2005MarinersP707.1000000000 0   .000 
2006MarinersP53060.0230000000 7   1.000 
2007BravesP71072.0221010000 7   .800 
2008BravesP14014.0110000000 1   1.000 
2009BravesP77075.2380000000 3   1.000 
2010RaysP64062.1301100000 3   .750 
2011YankeesP42039.1030000000 6   1.000 
2012YankeesP69067.2141100000 3   .833 
2013NationalsP68066.2360000000 3   1.000 
2014NationalsP64062.0240001100 3   1.000 
Total- - -P5858630.221395411100 42   .923 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2003MarinersP53.00  000              
2004MarinersP3.10  000              
2005MarinersP7.10  0-1-1              
2006MarinersP60.0-1  00-1              
2007BravesP72.0-1  00-2              
2008BravesP14.00  000              
2009BravesP75.20  012              
2010RaysP62.10  0-1-1              
2011YankeesP39.10  0-2-2              
2012YankeesP67.20  0-1-2              
2013NationalsP66.20  000              
2014NationalsP62.00  000              
Total- - -P630.2-2  0-4-7              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%) Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012YankeesP67.20.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)75.0%      (4)
2013NationalsP66.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (4)
2014NationalsP62.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (4)
Total- - -P630.20.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)0.0%      (2)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (3)91.7%    (12)

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2002Mariners-1.10.00.00.4-1.10.40.00.1-0.5-0.1($0.1) 
2003Mariners0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2004Mariners0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0$0.3
2005Mariners0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0$0.3
2006Mariners0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0$0.5
2007Braves0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0$1.2
2008Braves0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0$2.7
2009Braves0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2010Rays0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2011Yankees0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2012Yankees0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2013Nationals0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2014Nationals0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
Total- - --1.10.00.00.4-1.10.40.00.1-0.5-0.1($0.1)$5.0

  • $28m / 2 Years (2013 - 2014) + 1 Option Years (Edit)
    • signed by Washington Nationals on 1/16/2013 (Free Agent)
    • 2013: $14M, 2014: $14M
    • 2015 Team Option: $14M
      • 2015 option becomes guaranteed with 120 games finished in 2013-14
    • Other Notes: $7,000,000 in salary is deferred in 2013-2014 and 2015 if option vests/is exercised. Deferred payments: $2,000,000 every January 5 from 2018 thru 2025. Payment increases to $3,000,000 if 2015 option vests/is exercised.
    • Agent / Agency: Scott Boras
    • Originally Reported By: Jeff Passan
    • Source: espn.go.com, Hat Tip: baseballprospectus.com
    • Submitted by DCisforBaseball
  • $35m / 3 Years (2011 - 2013) (Edit)
    • signed by New York Yankees on 1/14/2011 (Free Agent)
    • 2011: $10M, 2012: $11M, 2013: $14M
    • Other Notes: Soriano could opt out after either 2011 or 2012 seasons and receive a $1,500,000 buyout. Soriano opted out on 10/31/2012
    • Agent / Agency: Scott Boras
    • Originally Reported By: Jon Heyman
    • Source: mlbtraderumors.com, Hat Tip: baseballprospectus.com
    • Submitted by DCisforBaseball
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