The Atlanta Braves acquired Jorge Soler together with Joc Pederson, Eddie Rosario, and Adam Duvall on July 30th, giving them an entirely new outfield in only two weeks.
Kasey Kalich was traded to get the previous home run king. After Ronald Acuna’s season-ending injury, Atlanta was left without a genuine lead-off hitter, so he was frequently employed as the team’s lead-off hitter.
For the Braves, Jorge Soler batted .269 with 14 homers and 33 RBIs in 55 games, good for an OPS+ of 128. That tallied up to a .223 batting average in 149 games, with 27 home runs and 70 RBIs, and an OPS+ of 97 for the season.
Even though Jorge Soler had only one hit in the first two rounds, a double in each of the first two series, he later became one of the heroes of the Braves’ conquest of a first World Series title since 1995.
Braves had four outfielders to fill three spots, and Pederson was promoted to the starting line-up after shining as a pinch-hitter in the Division Series games.
Jorge Soler, who had gone 1 for 11, was now being used as a pinch-hitter for Pederson, who had previously drawn the short straw before the playoffs.
What Ethnicity Is Jorge Soler?
Jorge Soler is Cuban.