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April 3, 2017 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Jorge Soler

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Eric Roseberry

Is the power potential enough to overcome injuries and some obvious flaws?

In the first few editions of this season’s Buyers Guide, we’ll focus on players who were typically drafted outside of the top 300. Fantasy leagues can be won by investing early in players poised to have breakout performances. The Buyer’s Guide is our attempt to help you have a gauge on those lesser-owned players who could make a significant impact during the course of the fantasy season.

The first Buyer’s Guide of 2017 will focus on Jorge Soler, who has long tantalized owners (real and fantasy) with his raw power. In a 2014 Scouting Report, Soler was praised for his “impact power potential” and was given “high” overall future potential. However, the warning signs were already there in terms of Soler’s durability and hit tool, and those concerns are still nagging him three years later.

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January 6, 2017 6:00 am

Two-Strike Approach: Soler Power

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Cat Garcia

Kansas City needs power and Jorge Soler needs playing time, so it's a perfect match.

The truth about Jorge Soler’s future with the Cubs was written on the proverbial wall in 2016. Chicago was so rich in talent and such a strong winning machine that Soler struggled to stand out, but a 24-year-old hitting .238/.333/.436 shouldn't be collecting dust on the bench.

Soler would have been a perfectly adequate starter on most other teams and his offseason trade to the Royals in exchange for star reliever Wade Davis makes sense for both sides. The Royals essentially gave up one year of a great closer in exchange for a long-term offensive talent with the potential to be their most prolific power hitter. Even if Soler fails to reach the top of his high ceiling, he should be an asset in Kansas City right away.

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December 9, 2016 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Chicago's New 1-2 Punch

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Jared Wyllys

Chicago adds Wade Davis and Koji Uehara to a rebuilt bullpen, while Kansas City makes a big bet on Jorge Soler's power.

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June 7, 2016 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Albert Almora

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Grant Jones and George Bissell

He's likely only serving as depth, highlighting the Cubs' absurd depth.

The Situation: Jorge Soler’s injury has added to the Cubs issues in OF. Kyle Schwarber succumbed to a season ending injury, and Matt Szczur has also been on the DL this season. As a result it is time for Jed and Co.’s first draft pick with the Cubs to make his major-league debut.

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October 11, 2015 10:47 am

Playoff Prospectus: The Cubs Do Simple Better: NLDS Game 2

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Rian Watt

The Northsiders used everything in their arsenal to even the series at one.

It was 54 degrees on October 3rd in Milwaukee, and the Cubs were bunched around the batting cages, working on their bunting. Manager Joe Maddon, who spent years as a nuts-and-bolts minor-league instructor, and whose mantra this year has been “Do Simple Better” was convinced that his players would need to come up big in a bunt situation come playoff time, and wanted to drive home that message on the penultimate day of the regular season. Maddon’s decision took just a week to pay off. The Cubs did simple better Saturday night in St. Louis, beating the Cardinals 6-3 in their own ballpark and taking the series back to Chicago knotted at one.

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June 29, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Jorge Soler

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J.P. Breen

As he returns from the DL, can the young Cub more closely resemble his 2014 form than his disappointing early-2015 version?

Almost exactly 10 months ago, the Chicago Cubs promoted Jorge Soler to the major leagues. I wrote the following:

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August 27, 2014 12:02 am

The Call-Up: Jorge Soler

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J.P. Breen and Mauricio Rubio

The Cubs call up another of the most exciting prospects in the minors, as Jorge Soler takes his place in front of Wrigley's ivy.

The situation: The rebuilding Cubs find themselves in need of an outfielder as Justin Ruggiano is likely headed to the disabled list. Top prospect Jorge Soler has been mashing at Double- and Triple-A and has earned a callup that will likely last the rest of the year.

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From Xander Bogaerts to Gary Sanchez and everyone in between.

The following is an excerpt from the upcoming Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide 2014, our second-annual prospect book, which will collect all of BP's offseason prospect content (plus exclusive prospect and fantasy offerings) in book and e-book form. Here's a look at last year's book; expect an even more meaty offering this time around.

In an age where there’s more statistical information available on players than ever before, you’ve come to the right place to differentiate yourself from your league-mates. Even if you don’t play in a keeper or dynasty league where you can own minor leaguers without wasting roster spots, the importance of reading scouting reports and knowing who these players are becomes obvious when a few years later you are faced with the dilemma of choosing them for your roster.


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Mookie Betts, Travis d'Arnaud, and Jorge Soler are among those who came off the board between picks 29 and 56.

In the first episode of the BP Mock Expert Draft, we went over the backstory and parameters of this draft, so there’s no need to rehash that here. Plus I know you’re all just going to skip past the intro anyway to see who else got picked and when. Sometimes you just have to give the people what they want.

So, without any further ado, here are the next two rounds (three and four) of the Baseball Prospectus Expert Mock Prospect Draft with analysis from the participants themselves:

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October 28, 2013 6:00 am

Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 25-26

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Jeff Moore

The latest on the prospects playing in the desert, including Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, and Byron Buxton.

Games of October 25

Hitter of the Day: Kris Bryant, 3B, Cubs (Mesa Solar Sox): 3-5, 3 R, 2 2B, 3B, 2 K. You’d think it would get tiring talking about the same prospects over and over again, but when it’s a prospect like Bryant, it doesn’t. Friday was a great sign for Bryant, who had a dynamic game despite not hitting a home run. Despite his .429 fall batting average, he still has 13 strikeouts in 10 games, so that’s something to keep an eye on, but if the production continues, no one will care about the strikeouts.

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April 8, 2013 1:46 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7

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Zach Mortimer

Last year's top pick Carlos Correa delivered an outstanding performance on Saturday.

Games of Friday, April 5

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The Baseball Prospectus 2013 Top 101 Prospects, by Position, by Organization, and by Age

Yesterday, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect crew released our Top 101 Prospects of 2013, also newly available in printed form in the now-shipping Baseball Prospectus 2013 annual. The festivities were wild and raucous for all, perhaps tempered slightly for fans of the Chicago White Sox. Here is the Top 101 list displayed by position, by organization, and by prospect age. Enjoy!

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