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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: 1 | Owned/Started%: 83/63 | Average Draft Position: 267.67
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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. 


Jorge Soler performs well in return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler performed well in his first game back from a hamstring injury.

Soler went 2 for 2, with a double and two RBI. He walked in his other two plate appearances. Soler scored one run during the game. He's only played in two games at Double-A due to the injury.


Jorge Soler back in Double-A lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler returned to the lineup at Double-A Tennessee Wednesday, according to MLB.com. It was his first game since injuring his hamstring April 3.

Jorge Soler going through baseball activities


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler is rehabbing his hamstring injury at the team's spring complex in Arizona, per MLB.com. He is doing baseball activities, but he has yet to play in an extended spring game.

Jorge Soler on minor-league DL with hamstring injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler is on the Double-A disabled list with a sore right hamstring, MLB.com reports.

"We need to make sure he's 100 percent before he gets back on the field," president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Tuesday. "He didn't pull it again, but it obviously hasn't healed all the way. We want him on the field as much as anybody -- he needs the at-bats. We can't force it right now."

Soler has made just one plate appearances this season, smacking a double.


Jorge Soler getting MRI on injured hamstring


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler will get a MRI on his injured hamstring, according to ESPN.

Soler left Thursday's game with the injury. He's been assigned to the team's Double-A club in Tennessee to begin the season.


Cubs option four, re-assign five Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) The Cubs optioned infielders Arismendy Alcantara and Logan Watkins and outfielders Jorge Soler and Matt Szczur Wednesday, while also re-assigning infielders Kris Bryant and Jeudy Valdez, outfielder Albert Almora and pitchers Carlos Pimentel and Eric Jokisch to minor-league camp.

Jorge Soler 'working hard to be better'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler said he's grown as a player ever since his bat-wielding incident last year in the Florida State League (Class A). Although he never swung the bat at anyone, Soler still served a five-game suspension because he charged an opposing team's dugout with a bat in his hand.

"You have to respect baseball and my teammates," Soler said through a translator Wednesday, per ESPN. "It was a big mistake that I made. But I learned from it." 

It's more than just words from Soler. Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Soler gives off a "very calm" demeanor.

"It doesn't look like pressure affects him very much," Renteria said. "From what I've seen he's very composed."

Aside from the suspension, Soler also missed a great deal of time in 2013 due to a stress fracture in his left leg. He's looking forward to putting the '13 season behind him and focusing on his future.

"It was a rough year," Soler said. "But I'm working hard to be better. I'm in good shape. I've been running a lot. I have no soreness or anything. Everything is 100 percent."


Jorge Soler hoping for injury-free season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2014) Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler said he's in better shape heading into 2014 than he was last season and he is hoping for an injury-free year, according to ESPN. Soler doesn't know what level of the minors he will start at this season.

Soler was limited to 55 games for high Class A Daytona in 2013. He missed time last season because of a stress fracture in his left shin. When active, Soler hit .281 with a .343 on-base percentage, .467 slugging percentage, .810 OPS, eight home runs, 13 doubles and 35 RBI.