EMISON SOTO, CENTER FIELDER
|Born: April 1, 1996
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2016, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Soto was 20 when he signed and he got only a small bonus. He appears to have some speed and to be able to play anywhere in the outfield.
Soto played all the outfield positions and had a solid season, lacking only power. He had remarkable walk and K rates.
Soto was invited to fall instructionals after the 2017 season. He probably would have gone to the GCL or even Bristol (given his age) in 2018, but a knee injury knocked him out for the season.
Soto will probably get another shot at a rookie-level slot in 2019, if he’s ready to go.
|2018: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $10,000
MiLB Debut: 2016
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2022
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2019
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 2, 2016: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.