He was supposed to start in left field for the Nationals’ long-awaited opening day game on July 23, 2020, but he was scratched after testing positive for COVID-19 that morning.
Despite the fact that he was asymptomatic, he was placed in isolation until his tests were negative.
He just made his MLB debut on August 5th, but he made up for it by having a remarkable two months in which he led the National League in all three slash line categories: .351 batting average, .490 on-base percentage, and .695 slugging percentage in 47 games. As a result, he had the highest OPS (1.185) and OPS+ (212).
He hit 14 doubles and 13 home runs, drove in 37 runs, and drew 41 walks throughout the course of the season.
He won the Silver Slugger Award and ended fifth in MVP voting, owing to the Nationals’ poor performance following their World Series victory, which included missing the expanded postseason entirely.
His winnings from the 2021 All-Star Game, estimated to be around $200,000, were donated to Dominican Olympic competitors competing in baseball, boxing, and track & field.
The philanthropic act was suggested by former teammate Emilio Bonifacio, a Dominican Olympic baseball star.
In 2021, he had another strong season for a struggling team, batting .313 in 151 games and led the National League in both walks (145) and on-base percentage (.465).
Teams were plainly pitching around him since he was the biggest threat in a Nats lineup that was otherwise quite depleted.
When he did receive pitches to hit, he blasted 20 doubles, 29 home runs, drove in 95 runs, and scored 111 runs.
Juan Soto Juan Soto Contract
Juan Soto agreed to a one-year contract worth $17,100,000 with the Washington Nationals, with $17,100,000 guaranteed.
Juan Soto Salary
Juan Soto is paid an average of $17,100,000 per year. Soto will be paid a base salary of $17,100,000 in 2022.
Juan Soto Net Worth
Juan Soto has an estimated net worth of $ 10 million