The Book on Neftali SotoCIN



Prospect Info and Scouting Report

Neftali Soto / 1B, CIN
Born 2/28/1989
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Height 6-3
Weight 180
Bats/Throws R/R
428 | 4/15/2013


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0 1245 379 1108 42

Total professional at-bats: .



Puerto Rican prospect Neftali Soto is a toolsy infielder who's growing up fast in the Reds' power-packed farm system. After looking like the future of the franchise in 2011, he took a step back in 2012 at AAA Louisville with a meh .245/.313/.400 full-season line. He did manage 14 homers and 30 doubles, however, showing that he hasn't lost his power stroke. His increasing size and strength knocked him out of third base contention, as expected, but he's a useful enough 1B-RF bat, and he could be a decent DH with another ballclub. But as long as he keeps hitting, that'll be just fine.

4/15/2013




Batting Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm G AB R H HR 3B 2B SB CS BB K BA OBP SLG OPS
2014 25 MLB NL Cincinnati CIN 21 30 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 .100 .097 .133 .230
2013 24 MLB NL Cincinnati CIN 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .077 .000 .077
2014 25 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN 46 165 22 52 2 0 17 0 0 10 24 .315 .354 .455 .808
2013 24 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN 118 461 54 125 15 0 21 3 1 26 103 .271 .313 .414 .727
2012 23 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN 122 465 55 114 14 0 30 2 1 41 116 .245 .313 .400 .713
2011 22 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN 4 17 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .412 .444 .588 1.033
2011 22 AA Sou. Carolina CIN 102 379 70 103 30 3 19 0 1 25 96 .272 .329 .575 .904
2010 21 A+ Caro. Lynchburg CIN 134 522 73 140 21 2 33 0 0 32 105 .268 .319 .460 .778
2009 20 A+ Florida Sarasota CIN 131 505 53 125 11 2 21 1 3 23 95 .248 .282 .362 .645
2008 19 A Midwest Dayton CIN 52 218 26 71 7 1 15 1 1 7 36 .326 .343 .500 .843
2008 19 Rookie Pioneer Billings CIN 15 67 12 26 4 1 10 1 0 4 10 .388 .423 .746 1.169
2007 18 Rookie Gulf Reds CIN 40 152 18 46 2 5 7 2 0 11 31 .303 .355 .454 .809


Fielding Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm   Posn GP Ch PO A E Fld
2014 25 MLB NL Cincinnati CIN   DH 1 0 0 0 0
2014 25 MLB NL Cincinnati CIN   3B 2 2 1 1 0 .960
2014 25 MLB NL Cincinnati CIN   1B 7 21 20 1 0 .993
2013 24 MLB NL Cincinnati CIN   1B 5 14 14 0 0 .994
2014 25 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN   DH 10 0 0 0 0
2014 25 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN   3B 13 39 9 27 3 .923
2014 25 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN   1B 24 202 187 13 2 .990
2013 24 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN   1B 47 357 328 27 2 .994
2013 24 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN   3B 76 188 38 135 15 .920
2012 23 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN   1B 113 1030 931 88 11 .989
2012 23 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN   3B 1 1 0 1 0 1.000
2012 23 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN   RF 1 0 0 0 0
2011 22 AAA Intl-Lg Louisville CIN   1B 4 30 28 2 0 1.000
2011 22 AA Sou. Carolina CIN   1B 93 755 698 53 4 .995
2010 21 A+ Caro. Lynchburg CIN   C 10 68 60 6 2 .971
2010 21 A+ Caro. Lynchburg CIN   1B 91 823 765 51 7 .991
2010 21 A+ Caro. Lynchburg CIN   3B 7 18 6 10 2 .889
2009 20 A+ Florida Sarasota CIN   1B 8 74 64 9 1 .986
2009 20 A+ Florida Sarasota CIN   3B 96 283 56 199 28 .901
2008 19 A Midwest Dayton CIN   1B 2 11 10 1 0 1.000
2008 19 A Midwest Dayton CIN   3B 29 78 16 55 7 .910
2008 19 A Midwest Dayton CIN   SS 4 17 4 11 2 .882
2008 19 Rookie Pioneer Billings CIN   3B 11 27 7 17 3 .889
2007 18 Rookie Gulf Reds CIN   3B 4 13 2 7 4 .692
2007 18 Rookie Gulf Reds CIN   SS 32 149 43 93 13 .913

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News and Notes

2/23/2013 by DataBoy



Neftali Soto, hoping to land a job with the MLB Reds, went four for four with a double in the team's second spring game. It's a shame he's so blocked in Cincinnati: his bat could help a number of major league lineups right now.

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