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68 Jorge Soler RF
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 | Birthdate: 2/25/1992 | Birthplace: Havana, Cuba | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 99/92 | Average Draft Position: 105.08
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Cubs' Maddon: Jorge Soler 'has to organize his strike zone'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2:51 pm ET) Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler has struck out 17 times over his last eight games after managing just nine strikeouts in his first eight games, but manager Joe Maddon says there's nothing wrong with his swing, MLB.com reports.

"He was doing really well in the beginning and then he started to expand [his zone]," Maddon said of Soler. "There's nothing wrong with his swing -- he just has to organize his strike zone.

"He's a little bit eager," Maddon said. "He's had a lot of guys in scoring position. He's also done some really nice damage."

Soler has gone hitless in three straight games heading into Sunday's action, giving him a .273/.338/.439 line with two home runs and nine RBI in 66 at-bats.


Cubs trying to keep outfielder Jorge Soler fresh this season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Cubs manager Joe Maddon wants to keep his players fresh this year. One of his most important players, Jorge Soler, has been taking advantage of days off and rains out to keep extra stress off his legs, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Soler played just 86 games in 2014 while battling hamstring injuries in both legs.

"With the season in progress, I definitely want to be able to rest these guys at an opportune moment," Maddon said. "But for right now, based on the schedules, the frequent off-days at this moment, I think he's OK.

"I do listen. If the trainers suggest he might need a day (off), I definitely would do it."


Cubs OF Jorge Soler remains on roll with four-hit game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler didn't just extend his hitting streak to seven games Monday night against Pittsburgh. He did it in style.

Soler slammed four hits, including a seventh-inning double that contributed to a three-run inning that gave his team the lead for good. He is 12-for-32 during his tear and now boasts a slash line of .320/.364/.520 with two home runs and nine RBI in just 12 games.


Cubs OF Jorge Soler hits two home runs in win over Reds


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler went 3 for 5 from the plate during Monday night's 7-6 win over the Reds in 10 innings. 

Soler's stellar game began with a two-run home run in the first inning. He hit another two-run home run in the eighth inning. Soler now has six RBI for the season. 

In the 10th inning, Soler hit a single and was later advanced to third. Arismendy Alcantara hit the game-winning RBI single, scoring Soler. Soler scored three runs and hit four RBI during the game. 

Soler is now batting .304. 


Cubs' Jorge Soler batting third in second straight game Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler is batting third for the second straight game Monday against the Reds.

Soler batted second in his first four games but moved to the third spot Sunday, going 0 for 4 in the series finale against the Rockies. He's 4 for 18 with one walk, one triple and two RBI in five games.

The Cubs are favorites (-131) against the Reds Monday.


Cubs batting Jorge Soler second, Jon Lester eighth Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Cubs announced the starting lineup for Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals, with right fielder Jorge Soler slotted into the second spot of the lineup.

Soler spent most of his brief action in 2014 batting fourth or fifth, but he'll slot in between center fielder Dexter Fowler and first baseman Anthony Rizzo Sunday.

The full Cubs lineup Sunday: CF Fowler, RF Soler, 1B Rizzo, SS Starlin Castro, LF Chris Coghlan, 3B Mike Olt, C David Ross, SP Jon Lester, 2B Tommy La Stella.

Ross draws the start at catcher with former Red Sox teammate Lester on the mound. Manager Joe Maddon will bat the pitcher eighth, Olt and La Stella join Rizzo and Castro in the infield for the team's first game, with Arismendy Alcantara set to come off the bench.


Joe Maddon considering OF Jorge Soler for Cubs' No. 2 spot


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/28/2015) With the No. 2 spot still undecided in the Cubs' lineup, manager Joe Maddon said outfielder Jorge Soler could be the man for the job, according to MLB.com.

“He’s a really interesting baseball player,” Maddon said. “I’d heard good things, but his impression on me has been really strong.”

Outfielder Chris Coghlan has been the frontrunner for the role but Maddon likes Soler's plate discipline.

“With [Soler], it goes beyond his power. This guy looks over a baseball now. This guy has great decision-making ability at the plate," Maddon said. That bleeds into either you’re driving in the second leadoff hitter plus one, or he’s setting up somebody after him because the guy is going to take his walks."

Soler is hitting .333 this spring with three home runs, eight doubles and 20 RBI.


Cubs to be cautious with Jorge Soler


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) The Cubs will be cautious with outfielder Jorge Soler during camp, according to MLB.com.

Soler has dealt with injuries throughout his minor-league career, and the club wants to make sure he's 100 percent healthy heading into the season. The team is mainly concerned about Soler's legs, and will make sure he doesn't overwork himself.

The 22-year-old Soler hit .292/.330/.573 over 89 at-bats in the majors last year. 


Jorge Soler returns as expected


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler, who left the team for the birth of his first child Friday, returned to the lineup Monday against the Reds. Soler is batting .356 (16 for 45) with four home runs during his brief time in the majors so far.

Jorge Soler heading out for paternity leave


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Cubs rookie phenom Jorge Soler has left the team for Miami for the birth of his first child. He will miss the weekend series in Pittsburgh and return Monday for the home series against Cincinnati.

Soler has hit safely in all but one game since his promotion and owns a stat line of .356/.367/.733. with four home runs and 14 RBI in 12 games.


Jorge Soler goes deep Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler went yard Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Soler struck in the seventh inning. With the bases empty, Soler clubbed a 92 mph fastball out to right for the solo shot. It was Soler's only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Jorge Soler takes a seat on Sunday


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) The Cubs left Jorge Soler out of the starting lineup for Sunday's contest against the Pirates. Ryan Kalish was listed as the team's starting right fielder.

Soler had started the last five games, and had started nine of the 11 games on the Cubs' schedule since his Aug. 27 major league debut.


Hitters to start in Week 23


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/31/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 23 (Sept. 1-7)? Yan Gomes, Kennys Vargas, Dustin Ackley, Trevor Plouffe, Erick Aybar and Jorge Soler are all considered "starts" for the upcoming scoring period.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Jorge Soler slugs two more homers in third game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler put together his third multi-hit game in a row to start his career Friday, in a 7-2 win over the Cardinals.

Soler went 3 for 3 with a walk, while clubbing two home runs and driving in three runs total. He has seven hits in his first three major-league games, including three home runs, while driving in six runs.  


Time to get with the program on Jorge Soler


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/28/2014) As much as I wrote about Jorge Soler leading up to his promotion and the day it actually came, I'm at risk of beating a dead horse here, but now that he has a couple 2-for-4 games under his belt, I feel the need to reiterate: You want him in Fantasy.

Maybe in shallower leagues where every team starts just three outfielders and half the owners checked out at the All-Star break, allowing you to build up incomparable depth at the position, OK, you can let him go, but the impact he could make for you this time of year is worth the risk of him sputtering like so many of the high-profile hitter prospects who came before him this year.

And aside from George Springer, I'm not sure any of those prospects was as prepared for his promotion as Soler. True, he ascended the ladder quickly, collecting just 175 at-bats above high Class A, but he was no average minor-leaguer, having played at the highest level of Cuba. Once it clicked for him after a two-year adjustment period, the minor leagues couldn't hold him back. In terms of batting average, slugging percentage and OPS, he was neck-and-neck with Kris Bryant at the time of his promotion.

And unlike Springer, Jon Singleton, Javier Baez, his success wasn't accompanied by a worrisome strikeout rate. He'll strike out his fair share, like any young slugger, but it won't be the impediment it's been for them.


Jorge Soler homers in debut Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler hit a solo home run in his major-league debut Wednesday as the Cubs fell to the Reds, 7-5.

Soler went back-to-back with Luis Valbuena, driving a ball over the centerfield fence to cement a memorable debut. He finished the game 2 for 4 with two RBI.


Jorge Soler worth the pickup


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/26/2014) If you feel like you've gotten burned with Jon Singleton, Oscar Taveras and Gregory Polanco already (though Polanco, I'd argue, gave you everything you could have wanted for all but his last two weeks on the job), you may be reluctant to take a flier on Jorge Soler, who's supposed to join the Cubs in Cincinnati Tuesday.

But he's worth it, for the reasons I spell out in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog and more.

You could argue any prospect of his caliber is worth it, but I want to use this space to emphasize just what caliber of prospect he is. We weren't so sure coming into the season. He spent much of last year injured and tinkering with his swing. But for all the hype Kris Bryant has gotten, Soler actually has a higher batting average and slugging percentage between the same two levels of competition this year. And he heads to the majors on a high note, batting .625 (10 for 16) with three homers in his last four games.

Maybe he makes a big splash in September; maybe he doesn't. But surely this time of year, you'll want to be the one who capitalizes if he does.


Jorge Soler to be called up Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler will be called up Tuesday, according to CSNChicago.

Soler was pulled from Monday's Triple-A game, prompting speculation he would be coming up. Soler went 1 for 2, with a three-run homer during Monday's game. He's hit .278/.376/.593 over 108 at-bats in Triple-A. 


Cubs considering making Jorge Soler a September call-up


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler is being considered as a potential call-up and/or a participant in the Arizona Fall League, MLB.com reports.

"[Soler] has been playing great, and is locked in now, and great at-bats, great attitude, playing good defense," manager Jed Hoyer said Wednesday. "We have to decide if he's had enough at-bats or not."

Soler has hit .367/.464/.753 with 12 home runs in 150 at-bats across three levels.


Jorge Soler's contract situation not so simple


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/7/2014) As I wrote back on July 24 and reiterated in this week's Prospects Report, the terms of Jorge Soler's contract are different from most minor-leaguers'. He's already signed through 2020, which should theoretically motivate the Cubs to call him up as soon as they feel he's ready so that they maximize the return on their investment.

And judging by his .286 batting average and 1.078 OPS in 14 games at Triple-A Iowa after putting together a .415 batting average and 1.355 OPS in 22 games at Double-A Tennessee, he's awfully close to ready.

But as CBSSports.com user "H4PPYGILMOR3" points out on Soler's player page, the terms of that contract aren't so straightforward. The 22-year-old can opt out once he's eligible for arbitration, giving his promotion the same financial ramifications as any other prospect's. Our own Jon Heyman reported it back when Soler finalized the deal a little more than two years ago. It's true.

Well, darn.

I'm not sure it changes all that much for Fantasy owners. General manager Jed Hoyer has said the Cubs prefer to stagger their callups, and promoting Soler ahead of Kris Bryant makes sense for a number of reasons. But with this correction, I'm reducing Soler's chances of contributing this year from "all but certain" to "likely."


Jorge Soler not the worst stash in the world


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/24/2014) Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler has played all of 22 games above Class A, which would suggest he's still a ways from reaching the big leagues. And yet what he did in those 22 games got him promoted from Double- to Triple-A, which would suggest he's on the fast track.

As I pointed out in this week's Prospects Report, it would make sense. Soler is unique from most other prospects in that he's already signed to a long-term deal. The Cubs are paying him the same through 2020 no matter when he arrives or what he does, so they only hurt themselves by holding him back. Certainly, they want him ready, but a .415 batting average and 1.355 OPS at Double-A, if only in 22 games, is a pretty good indication he is.

If he keeps it up at Triple-A, the Cubs might decide to cash in on all the money they're paying him and run him out there for the last six weeks or so. And given his experience from Cuba, it wouldn't necessarily be a case of him just getting his feet wet.

Granted, a lot has to go right for all that to happen, but it's a likely enough scenario for you to take a flier on Soler if you don't like what you see on waivers.


Jorge Soler earns much-deserved promotion to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) The Cubs promoted outfield prospect Jorge Soler from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa. Soler is considered the team's sixth-best prospect by MLB.com.

Soler has only played in 29 games this season -- 22 with Tennessee -- due to a hamstring injury. But he hit .415 with a .494 on-base percentage, .862 slugging percentage and 1.355 OPS with Tennessee. He also had one triple, six home runs, nine doubles and 22 RBI.


Jorge Soler finally returns to roster at Double-A Tennessee


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Cubs prospect Jorge Soler, who has been sidelined since late May due to a hamstring injury, was activated off the disabled list at Double-A Tennessee Sunday.

Soler had been on a rehab assignment with the Arizona League Cubs (rookie), where he hit .391 (9 for 23) with one home run, three doubles and six RBI in seven games.


Jorge Soler begins rehab assignment in rookie league


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Cubs prospect Jorge Soler, who has been out of action for Double-A Tennessee since late May due to a hamstring injury, began a rehab assignment with the Arizona League (rookie) Cubs Saturday. Soler went 3 for 5 with one run, two doubles, two RBI and two strikeouts.

Jorge Soler injured again


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler is dealing with a hamstring injury again, according to MLB.com.

Soler injured his left hamstring during spring training, and missed a considerable amount of time recovering from the injury. Now, he's dealing with a right hamstring strain. He's exepected to rehab at the team complex in Arizona. Soler has played in just seven games due to the injuries.