All About Nationals Outfielder Juan Soto With Stats and Contract Info

All about Nationals OF Juan Soto with stats and contract info originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Nationals outfielder Juan Soto broke into the majors as a 19-year-old in 2018 and took the league by storm. He finished runner-up to Ronald Acuna Jr. in Rookie of the Year voting before helping the Nationals to their first World Series title in 2019.

In the two years since, Soto has won two Silver Sluggers and a batting title while making an All-Star appearance and competing in the Home Run Derby. He beat Shohei Ohtani in the first round of the 2021 Derby before losing to eventual champion Pete Alonso in the second round.

Here’s a complete player profile on the Nationals’ young phenom.

Juan Soto’s bio

  • Height: 6-foot-2
  • Weight: 224 lbs
  • Birthdate: Oct. 25, 1998 (23 years old)
  • Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • MLB experience: 4 seasons (2018-21)
  • Debut: May 20, 2018
  • Jersey number: No. 22
  • Agent: Scott Boras

Juan Soto’s career MLB stats

Through his first four seasons in the majors, here are Juan Soto’s complete MLB stats to date:

  • 464 games, 2,003 plate appearances, 1,612 at-bats
  • .301 batting average, .432 on-base percentage, .550 slugging percentage
  • 485 hits, 98 home runs, eight triples, 91 doubles, 32 stolen bases
  • 312 RBIs, 337 runs scored, 373 walks, 352 strikeouts

When is Juan Soto a free agent?

Juan Soto will hit free agency after the 2024 season, just after he turns 26 years old. The Nationals have expressed an interest in signing him to a long-term extension and they have three years of team control remaining to work one out.

Juan Soto’s contract details

Juan Soto qualified for arbitration in 2021 as a Super 2 player, allowing him to negotiate a salary a year earlier than most players. He made the league minimum each year from 2018 to 2020 before agreeing with the Nationals on a salary of $8.5 million for 2021. He has yet to negotiate a salary for the 2022 season.

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