Geovany Soto

Geovany Soto

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1"/235
  • Age: 32


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Geovany Soto Stats

.219 9 21 0 .708

Geovany Soto MLB Career Stats

.246 101 343 3 .765

Geovany Soto Bio

  • Full Name: Geovany Soto
  • Born: 1/20/1983 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Draft: 2001, Chicago Cubs, 11th rd. (318th overall)
  • High School: American Military Academy, San Juan, PR
  • Debut: September 23, 2005
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2015 Stats 187 20 41 9 21 0 .219 .301 .708
MLB Career Stats 2402 292 590 101 343 3 .246 .331 .765
  • Status: Active

Geovany Soto Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 White Sox AL 210 106 90.97 235.01 0.32 12.97 47.27
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.20 0.43 8.96 33.39


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November 25, 2015 at 5:54 AM ET

Angels sign Soto

The Angels scratched "catcher" from their offseason to-do list on Tuesday, signing Geovany Soto to a one-year, $2.8 million contract that gives them a veteran complement to the young Carlos Perez behind the plate.

July 29, 2015 at 12:54 AM ET

Soto reaches five times, homers

White Sox catcher Geovany Soto went 2-for-2 with a homer, a double, three RBIs, two runs scored and three walks against the Red Sox on Tuesday.


Geovany Soto Awards

NL Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2008 Chi Cubs NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Chi Cubs NL

MLB Players Choice NL Outstanding Rookie

Year Team League
2008 Chi Cubs NL

MLBPAA White Sox Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2015 Chi White Sox AL

MLBPAA Cubs Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2008 Chi Cubs NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2007 Iowa PCL

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Iowa PCL Triple-A Offensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2007 Iowa PCL

Baseball America Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Iowa PCL

PCL Most Valuable Player

Year Team League
2007 Iowa PCL

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Iowa PCL

PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Iowa PCL

Geovany Soto Leaderboards

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2008 .868 24th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2008 .504 23rd in NL


Season SO Rank
2008 121 23rd in NL
2011 124 23rd in NL

Geovany Soto Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 24, 2015 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent C Geovany Soto.
November 2, 2015 C Geovany Soto elected free agency.
April 5, 2015 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of C Geovany Soto from Charlotte Knights.
January 22, 2015 Chicago White Sox signed free agent C Geovany Soto to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
January 22, 2015 C Geovany Soto assigned to Charlotte Knights.
October 30, 2014 C Geovany Soto elected free agency.
August 25, 2014 Oakland Athletics activated C Geovany Soto.
August 24, 2014 Texas Rangers traded C Geovany Soto to Oakland Athletics for cash.
August 8, 2014 Texas Rangers activated C Geovany Soto from the 15-day disabled list.
August 1, 2014 Texas Rangers sent C Geovany Soto on a rehab assignment to Round Rock Express.
July 22, 2014 Texas Rangers placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list. Right groin strain
July 17, 2014 Texas Rangers activated C Geovany Soto from the 60-day disabled list.
July 10, 2014 Texas Rangers sent C Geovany Soto on a rehab assignment to Frisco RoughRiders.
July 4, 2014 Texas Rangers sent C Geovany Soto on a rehab assignment to Round Rock Express.
March 30, 2014 Texas Rangers placed C Geovany Soto on the 60-day disabled list. Recovering from March 2014 right knee surgery
November 5, 2013 Texas Rangers signed free agent C Geovany Soto.
November 4, 2013 C Geovany Soto elected free agency.
December 3, 2012 Texas Rangers signed free agent C Geovany Soto.
November 30, 2012 C Geovany Soto elected free agency.
July 31, 2012 Chicago Cubs traded C Geovany Soto to Texas Rangers for RHP Jake Brigham.
June 18, 2012 Geovany Soto roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.
June 11, 2012 sent C Geovany Soto on a rehab assignment to Iowa Cubs.
May 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list. Torn left meniscus
May 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs activated C Geovany Soto from the 15-day disabled list.
May 27, 2011 sent C Geovany Soto on a rehab assignment to Tennessee Smokies.
May 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list. Left groin strain.
October 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs activated C Geovany Soto from the 15-day disabled list.
September 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to September 19, 2010. Recovering from right shoulder surgery.
August 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs activated C Geovany Soto from the 15-day disabled list.
August 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 7, 2010. Sprained right shoulder.
August 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs activated C Geovany Soto from the 15-day disabled list.
August 3, 2009 AZL Cubs sent C Geovany Soto on a rehab assignment to Tennessee Smokies.
August 1, 2009 sent C Geovany Soto on a rehab assignment to AZL Cubs.
July 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 7, 2009. mild left oblique strain

Geovany Soto Bio Info

Geovany Soto…married Lzuem on June 23, 2005 and have two children, Gia (10/24/07) and Leahny (10/15/09)…while with Cubs, served as chairman of the West Side Rooters Ball, an event to benefit Chicago Cubs Charities, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Dominican Development Alliance…in his time as the chair of that event, the ball raised more than $100,000…a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he attended the American Military Academy…is a cousin of former Cubs infielder Ramon Martinez.


Batted .245 with 9 home runs, 9 doubles, and 22 RBI in 54 games/49 starts for the Rangers last season, including a .324 (23-71) average after the All-Star break…marked fewest ML games since 17 games with the Cubs in 2007.

2012 Acquired by Texas with cash considerations from Chicago-NL in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jake Brigham and a player to be named later or cash on July was announced several hours prior to a separate deal with the Cubs for teammate Ryan Dempster...combined to hit .198 (63-318) with 11 HR and 38 RBI in 97 games with the Cubs and Rangers, and was on the disabled list for a month in Chicago with a left knee injury...was one of 4 ML players to hit under .200 in at least 350 plate appearances in 2012, joining Rays' Carlos Pena (.197), Mariners' Brendan Ryan (.194), and Marlins' John Buck (.192). TEXAS: Hit .196 (29-148) with 5 HR and 25 RBI in 47 games/41 starts for Texas after being acquired...started behind the plate for 41 of the club's final 59 regular season contests...the Rangers were 26-15 in his starts at catcher...also caught the final 9 starts by Yu Darvish, including the lone postseason game... made his Texas and A.L. debut in start behind the plate on Aug. 2 vs. LAA...first player with 2 hits in team debut since Mike Napoli on 4/1/11 vs. Boston (2-for-3)...tallied 11 RBI in his first 18 games with Texas...had 6-game hitting streak (.391, 9-23) from Aug. 19-25...had season-high 3 hits on Aug. 19 at Toronto, most since 3-hit effort on Sept. 21, 2011 vs. Milwaukee...had career-high 6-game RBI streak, Aug. 19-25...finished season 1-for-last-19 after HR in 4th inning on Sept. 23 at Seattle...had 2 HR and 8 RBI in last 12 starts. CHICAGO-NL: Batted .199 (35-176) with 6 HR and 14 RBI in 52 games with Chicago...appeared in 52 games/51 starts for the Cubs behind the plate...batted .346 (9-26) over season-long 7-game hit streak, July 5-18...missed a month on the DL May 19-June 17 with torn meniscus in left knee...hit .161 (15-93) with 3 HR and 6 RBI prior to the disabled list trip and .241 (20-83) with 3 HR and 8 RBI upon his return. FIELDING: Appeared in 96 games/92 starts at catcher, throwing out 13-of-78 base stealers (16.7%)...started his tenure in Texas 0-for-18, but cut down 4-of-final-10 would-be base stealers beginning Sept. 8...had a 3.90 catcher ERA with Texas...his 41 starts from August 1-end of season were 6th-most in the A.L. 2011 In his fourth full season with the Cubs, Geovany hit .228 (96-for-421) with 46 runs, 26 doubles, 17 homers and 54 RBI in 125 games...recorded his most games played, hits and doubles since his Rookie of the Year campaign in 2008...His 17 home runs were third-most among N.L. catchers while his 45 walks ranked sixth...Made 119 starts behind the plate, throwing out 30 of 115 baserunners attempting to steal (26.1 percent). His 30 caught stealings led the N.L. and were third-most among backstops behind the Yankees Russell Martin (35) and Baltimore's Matt Wieters (32)...Posted a .296 batting average (29-for-98) with 15 RBI against southpaws compared to a .207 batting average (67-for-323) with 39 RBI off right-handed pitchers...His .721 OPS ranked fifth among N.L. catchers...From April 12-May 6, hit .273 (18-for-66) with a .368 OBP in 19 games...had a .182 average (6-for-33) with a .270 OBP in his first nine games of the season...Gunned down three baserunners attempting to steal, April 20 vs. San Diego (Game 2), becoming the first Cubs backstop to throw out three runners looking to steal in a game in 15 years. Scott Servais threw out three Reds baserunners, April 15, 1996 at Wrigley Field...Knocked in the game-winning run, May 3 in Los Angeles, thanks to his two-run, two-out ninth-inning double...Suffered a strained left groin in the top of the first inning, May 10 vs. St. Louis...landed on the 15-day disabled list the next day...Activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to May 29's game vs. the Pirates after two rehab games with Double-A Tennessee...Went on to hit .229 (72-for-315) with 14 homers and 42 RBI in 94 games after coming off the shelf...Belted a walk-off, pinch-hit, three-run homer in the 13th inning, June 30 off the Giants Ramon Ramirez...was his first career pinch-homer and walk-off homer...Tied his career mark with four hits, July 14 vs. Florida, going 4-for-4 with a double - previously had four hits, April 23, 2008 at Colorado...Snapped a 0-for-25 slide with a seventh-inning solo homer off Tim Lincecum, August 29 in San Francisco - first Cub to homer to end a drought at least that long since Aramis Ramirez ended a 0-for-28 skid with a blast, July 5, 2008 against the Cardinals...Had three homers and seven RBI in his final eight games, including two homers and five RBI September 19 vs. Milwaukee - was his third career multi-homer effort with all three affairs coming against the Brewers. 2010 Geovany batted by hitting .280 (90-for-322) with 17 homers, 53 RBI and a .393 on-base percentage before missing the final two weeks of the season to undergo right shoulder surgery. ... His .280 batting average was a 62-point improvement over his .218 mark in 2009. ... His .393 on-base percentage and .497 slugging mark led the club at the time he was shut down. w His on-base percentage would have ranked tied for fourth in the N.L. if he had the plate appearances to qualify. ... Produced an .890 OPS, tops among major league catchers with at least 300 at-bats. ... Drew 62 walks, third-most by major league catchers ... that also tied his career high, done in 2008. ... Made 97 starts behind the plate, throwing out 18 of 92 (19.6- percent) baserunners attempting to steal. ... Went 40-for-109 (.367) with six homers against left-handed pitching, tops in the N.L. through September 18. ... Batted over .300 in three months: .340 in April, .315 in July and .303 in August. ... Recorded a career-high three walks three times: April 21 at the Mets, May 18 vs. Colorado and August 23 at Washington. ... Had a season-high three hits six times, most recently September 13 at St. Louis. ... Reached base safely in a career-high 20-straight games, April 11-May 7. ... Hit .414 (24-for-58) with four doubles and four homers in 20 games from April 12-May 7, but hit .123 (7-for-57) with one extra-base hit in his next 21 games through June 4. ... In 33 games, June 7-July 23, batted .343 (36-for-105) with 10 doubles, nine homers, 24 RBI and a 1.116 OPS. ... Homered in career-high three-straight contests, July 20-23. w Became the sixth Cubs catcher to reach 50 career home runs with his two-run blast July 21 vs. Milwaukee's Gustavo Chacin. ... Recorded a season-high five RBI, August 4 vs. Milwaukee. ... Landed on the 15-day disabled list, August 10 (retro to August 7) with a sprained ligament in his right shoulder ... activated August 23. ... Made his final appearance, September 18 in Florida, before he was shut down the following day ... underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder, September 20. 2009 Geovany was limited to 102 contests in his second full season with the Cubs, as he missed a month of the season with a mild oblique strain ... batted .218 with 50 walks, 19 doubles, a triple, 11 homers and 47 RBI. ... Drew five bases-loaded walks on the season, tied for first in the majors with Washington's Adam Dunn. ... Threw out 15-of-33 baserunners attempting to steal, June 7 to the end of the season (45.4-percent) ... began the season gunning down just six of the first 32 attempting to steal (18.8-percent). ... His .321 on-base percentage was 103 points higher than his .218 batting average. ... Batted .351 (13-for-37) when putting the first pitch in play ... hit at a .324 clip (11-for-34) when batting with a 1-0 count. ... Batted .230 prior to the All-Star break and .193 in the second half. ... Left the game April 7 in Houston with a sore right shoulder ... missed the next three contests before making his return April 12 in Milwaukee. ... Tied his career high with three walks, April 18 vs. St. Louis. ... Batted a monthly-best .278 (22-for-79) with 10 RBI in 24 May contests after hitting .109 (5-for-46) with two RBI in 16 April games. ... Collected a season-high three hits June 9 in Houston (3-for-5) ... also drove in a run. ... Tied his season high with three hits June 14 vs. Minnesota ... had two doubles and drove in the team's first run of the game. ... Nabbed his first career stolen base June 18 vs. the White Sox, swiping second base in the fourth inning. ... Was placed on the disabled list with a mild left oblique strain, July 7 ... worked out at the team's Arizona facility to rehab the ailment ... rejoined the club August 7 in Colorado. Batted .333 (4-for-12) with one double, two home runs and six RBI in four rehab games with the Rookie-League Mesa Cubs (one game) and Double-A Tennessee (three games). ... Was 22-for-114 (.193) in 33 games after his return from the disabled list August 7. ... Batted .230 (14-for-61) with five doubles, two homers, 14 RBI and a .724 OPS in 16 September games after hitting .128 (6-for-47) in August. ... Reached base safely in 59 of his final 78 starts, dating to May 1, hitting .240 (66-for-275) with 35 walks in those contests. 2008 Geovany's 23 homers were the most for any Cubs rookie since Billy Williams hit a club-record 25 in 1961 ... was twice named N.L. Rookie of the Month (April and August) and was the first Cubs backstop to start an All-Star Game since Gabby Hartnett in 1937. © His 86 RBI were the most for a Cubs rookie since 1961 ... Charlie Irwin holds the rookie record with 95 RBI in 1894. © Finished the season with a .285 batting average and 35 doubles to go along with 23 long balls in 141 contests - the 23 homers were the most by any rookie catcher since Mike Piazza hit 35 in 1993. Is the first rookie catcher to collect at least 30 doubles and 20 homers in a season. © Led major league rookies with 86 RBI, one more than Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria ... also led rookies in doubles and was second in the N.L. in batting average and home runs - Cincinnati's Joey Votto batted .297 with 24 homers. © His .504 slugging percentage was second among major league catchers, behind only Atlanta's Brian McCann (.523) ... the two tied for the lead among home runs by catchers. © Named the N.L. Rookie of the Month for April, becoming just the second Cub to earn the honor - Hee Seop Choi earned the award in April of 2003. Was batting .333 with five home runs through the end of April - was the first rookie catcher to belt five homers in April since Baltimore's Geronimo Gil did it in 2002. His 20 RBI for the month was a Cubs rookie record in April. © Earned N.L. Rookie of the Month honors again in August, hitting .355 (27-for-76) with 17 runs, 21 RBI, 13 walks and a .444 on-base percentage in 24 games. The 21 RBI were the second-highest RBI mark by a Cubs rookie in August - Ellis Burton had 23 RBI in 1963. © Batted .312 with five homers off left-handed pitchers compared to a .276 batting average with 18 long balls against righthanders. © Threw out 18 of 87 baserunners attempting to steal ... the 20.7-percent success rate ranked seventh among N.L. catchers. © Had a career-high, eight-game hitting streak, April 29-May 6 ... hit .433 (13-for-30) with six doubles, three homers, 10 RBI and a 1.447 OPS during the stretch. © Collected his first career triple April 5 vs. Houston. © Tied his career high with four hits April 10 in Pittsburgh and April 23 in Colorado. © Recorded his first career multi-homer game and drove in a then careerbest six RBI April 30 vs. Milwaukee. © Belted an inside-the-park home run May 19 in Houston, becoming the first Cubs backstop with an inside-the-park homer since Cal Neeman June 17, 1959 vs. Pittsburgh. © Reached safely in a career-best 14 consecutive games, August 6-24. © Belted his 19th homer of the season August 24 vs. Washington ... that tied the club record for a rookie catcher (Randy Hundley, 1966). © Surpassed Hundley's rookie record with his 20th home run August 26 in Pittsburgh ... recorded a career-best seven RBI, going 3-for-5 with the homer, two doubles and three runs scored. © Hit a game-tying, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning September 18 vs. Milwaukee ... the Cubs went on to win 7-6 in 12 innings - that blast was his 23rd, and final, homer of the season. © Batted .182 (2-for-11) with a double and a walk in three games against the Dodgers in the NLDS. 2007 Geovany had a breakout season with the bat for Triple-A Iowa, correlating into Pacific Coast League MVP honors and meaningful playing time with the big league club in September, as well as a spot on Chicago's Division Series roster. © Appeared in 18 games for the big league club, hitting .389 (21-for-54) with three home runs and eight RBI. © Was with Chicago from July 13-16 and made his season debut July 13 vs. Houston, a Carlos Zambrano, 6-0 shutout victory. © Was recalled September 1 from Iowa for his second big league stint on the year and had six multi-hit games in 15 contests with an at-bat. © September 9 in Pittsburgh, hit his first major league home run off Romulo Sanchez. © Went 4-for-5 with two doubles September 16 in St. Louis. © Started behind the plate for two of the Cubs three NLDS contests against Arizona ... went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Game Two. It was the lone Cubs homer of the 2007 postseason. He was the first Cubs rookie to homer in the postseason since Frank Demaree, who homered off the Yankees Johnny Allen October 2, 1932 in Game Four of the World Series at Wrigley Field. © Set career marks at Iowa with a .353 batting average, 110 games, 385 at-bats, 75 runs, 136 hits, 31 doubles, 26 home runs and 109 RBI. © His 109 RBI led the Pacific Coast League while his .353 average (136- for-385) was second. © Led the Cubs farm system in batting average, home runs and RBI. © His 26 long balls were one more than he hit in his first six minor league seasons combined (25). © Became the first Iowa catcher to hit 20 or more home runs in a season since the team began its affiliation with Chicago in 1981. © Was the Cubs' lone representative at the 2007 XM Satellite Radio Futures Game July 8 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, playing for the World Team. © Named the Pacific Coast League's Most Valuable Player, an honor chosen by the league's managers and media representatives. Became the first catcher to win the award since Sandy Alomar Jr. accomplished the feat in both 1988 and 1989. © Honored by the Cubs as their Minor League Player of the Year ... the PCL also named him its catcher on the 2007 All-PCL team. © He was selected Pacific Coast League Player of the Month for August by Topps after batting .393 (44-for-112) with nine homers and 42 RBI in 29 contests. © Posted a .424 on-base percentage and a .652 slugging percentage, good for a 1.076 OPS (on-base plus slugging) at the Triple-A level. 2006 Soto batted .272 (93-for-342) with 21 doubles, six home runs and 38 RBIs in 108 games for Triple-A Iowa before he was promoted to the big-league team. He recorded his first Major League hit with a second-inning infield single Sept. 3 against San Francisco. He went 1-for-3 in his first career start and second Major League game. 2005 Geovany was called up on September 6 and made his major league debut on September 23 against Houston as a pinch hitter...spent the majority of the season at Iowa (AAA), where he batted .253 in 91 games with 14 doubles, 4 home runs and 39 RBI. © had 20 multi-hit games...hit his first Triple-A home run on May 26 vs. Sacramento - a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning...was a triple shy of batting for the cycle August 26 at New Orleans...went 3-for-4 with a single, double, home run and 3 RBI. 2004 Geovany spent the season at West Tenn (AA), where he had career highs in batting average (.271), games (104), runs (47), hits (90), doubles (16), home runs (9) and RBI (48)...drove in a season-high 4 runs August 15 vs. Carolina, belting a pair of homers...collected at least 1 RBI in nine consecutive games April 16-29 - 11 RBI total...batted .357 in 22 games during the month of July...drove in 11 runs while belting a pair of homers and 5 doubles...was selected as a midseason Southern League all-star. 2003 Spent the season at Single-A Daytona, where he batted .242 in 89 games with 16 extra-base hits...was selected a Florida State League All-Star...hit .330 with runners in scoring position, driving in 36 runs. 2002 Spent his second-consecutive season with Rookie-League Mesa, batting .269 in 44 games while helping the club to the Arizona League Championship...also saw action in one game for Single-A Boise. 2001 Spent his first year in professional baseball at Rookie-League Mesa - appeared in 41 games while batting .260 with 16 doubles and 20 RBI.