Jorge Soler of the Miami Marlins is getting back on track
By Neil Raymond
I wrote about how the Miami Marlins should’ve made better decisions in free agency. It appears that one of the decisions that was made is starting to work out. Jorge Soler is finally breaking out after a slow start. Let’s look at what the Miami Marlins can expect from the star slugger going forward.
Jorge Soler is finally becoming the hitter that the Miami Marlins paid for.
Jorge Soler didn’t start the season on a good note and is currently hitting .195/.287/.391 for the season, with 7 HR and 18 RBI. It doesn’t look good to say the least, but that’s because this includes his struggles early on in the season. Over the last week, Soler has hit .292 with 3 HR and 6 RBI. As you can see there are bright things on the horizon.
Jorge Soler has a track record of success that’s especially reflected in his monster 2019 season, when he hit .265/.354/.569 with 48 HR and 117 RBI. He was also in high demand this past off-season for a reason. Soler hit .269/.358/.524 with 14 HR and 33 RBI in just 208 AB after being traded from Kansas City to Atlanta at the 2021 trading deadline.
What can we expect from Jorge Soler going forward? I don’t think it’s a stretch at all to expect him to hit 30 or more home runs this season. As long as he continues to bat in the middle of the batting order, 90 RBI is a likely threshold as well. Soler has never been much of a contact hitter, so he is unlikely to do better than his .265 batting average from 2019.
Jorge Soler is a n elite power hitter and as long as he bats in the middle of the Miami Marlins’ batting order, the results should be there. He may not again reach 48 home runs, but then again the ball isn’t juiced as it was that year. Regardless, Soler has power and he’ll continue to hit well. Soler is finally beginning to live up to his contract.