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Sport Who is Juan Soto? Fast facts about Nats' teen phenom

19:50  14 june  2018
19:50  14 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Twitter reacts to Soto breaking space-time continuum with HR in suspended game

  Twitter reacts to Soto breaking space-time continuum with HR in suspended game The impressive 19-year-old Juan Soto was called up by the Washington Nationals last month.On Monday, the Nationals played a suspended game against the New York Yankees that technically was played on May 15. In the sixth inning, Soto blasted a two-run homer that put the Nationals up 5-3 over the Bronx Bombers.

Fantasy baseball waiver wire: Nationals surprisingly promote phenom Juan Soto . Teen phenom gets the call to fill Washington's injury-depleted outfield He has more power than fellow Nats prospect Victor Robles ( who would have gotten this chance if he wasn't injured), but not as much speed.

Fantasy baseball waiver wire: Nationals surprisingly promote phenom Juan Soto USA TODAY Soto is the real deal -- and as we've already seen with the Braves' Ronald Acuna, age doesn't preclude success in the majors. He has more power than fellow Nats prospect Victor Robles ( who would have

Juan Soto introduced himself to the baseball world Wednesday night when he hit a pair of home runs for the Nationals against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium in a nationally televised game.

Making the introduction even more memorable is the fact that Soto is a 19-year-old rookie.

FLASHBACK: Soto homers in second career at-bat

So, just who is Juan Soto? Here are five fast facts about the teenager who's crushing big-league pitching.

Strasburg exits with apparent injury, Giants beat Nats 9-5

  Strasburg exits with apparent injury, Giants beat Nats 9-5 Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasberg exited after two innings because of an apparent injury, and the Giants beat Washington 9-5 Friday night. The Nationals didn't immediately announce what happened to Strasburg (6-6). He gave up three runs and five hits.BOX SCORE: GIANTS 9, NATIONALS 5Andrew McCutchen and Gorkys Hernandez homered for San Francisco. The Giants squandered most of an early 5-0 lead and led 6-5 before Pablo Sandoval, pinch-hitter Evan Longoria and Hunter Pence drove in runs in the seventh.McCutchen's solo home run in the first inning was his third in five games and he later singled.

The Nationals decision to call up 19-year-old Juan Soto could pay off big for the club. That does, in fact , make him the youngest player in the Majors. Moises Sierra, who was designated for assignment to make room for Soto , was just hitting .167 in 60 plate appearances.

Share The best moments from Washington Nationals’ phenom Juan Soto (so far). Ahead of everything was the fact that Soto had started the season at Low-A ball and quickly ascended to The Nats ’ prospects in the Dominican Republic didn’t think Soto ’s smash was half-bad, either.

1. He's a 6-1, 185-pound outfielder from the Dominican Republic. He was called up to the majors from Double-A Harrisburg in mid-May after Howie Kendrick suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury.

2. Soto signed with the Nats as a 16-year-old in 2015 as a member of Washington's July 2 international class that year. He didn't make his professional debut until June 2016 in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League, however. That means Soto played his way through all the levels of Washington's minor league system (and skipped Triple-A, to boot) in less than two years.

3. Counting the two homers he hit Wednesday, Soto now has 19 dingers in 2018 (five in the bigs, 14 in the minors). He hit eight in his first two minor-league seasons, covering 83 games (injuries limited him to 32 games last season).

Soto's monster HR lifts Nats past Yanks in resumed Game 1

  Soto's monster HR lifts Nats past Yanks in resumed Game 1 The Washington Nationals posted a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees in the opener of an unusual doubleheader.Huh?

For now, 19-year-old Washington Nationals rookie Juan Soto is giving us the latter. Soto , promoted to the big leagues Sunday, homered Monday on the first pitch he saw in his first MLB start. Who is Juan Soto ?

Who is Juan Soto ? Soto became the youngest player in MLB when he was called up to the big leagues. He was the Nats ’ No. 2 prospect and No. 15 overall in the Rare are the times that teens homer in the big leagues. You might have heard of the last person to do what Soto did. Soto does too.

4. Soto entered the season as the No. 2-ranked prospect in the Nationals' system. He has zoomed past No. 1 prospect Victor Robles, a 21-year-old outfielder who is injured at Triple-A Syracuse. Once Robles is ready to return to the majors (he made his debut last season), Washington's outfield future will be extremely bright.

5. Soto joined some select company with his two-homer performance. At 19 years, 231 days, he became the third-youngest player all time to hit two in a game on the road, according to STATS, Inc. research. The others? Mel Ott, who did it twice, and Ken Griffey Jr., who did it at . . . the old Yankee Stadium in 1989. Just a couple of Hall of Famers.

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DAYTON, Ohio — The father of a 2-year-old Ohio boy who investigators say was accidentally shot and killed by his 13-year-old brother while the teen was playing with a gun has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. A Montgomery County grand jury also indicted the father Wednesday on charges including endangering children and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and having weapons under disability. Court records don't indicate A Montgomery County grand jury also indicted the father Wednesday on charges including endangering children and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and having weapons under disability. Court records don't indicate whether 34-year-old Jamahl Evans has an attorney.

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