It is estimated that Soler’s height is 1.93 meters and weight is 215 pounds (98 kg). Outfielder reports classified him as a right-handed power hitter.
Baseball America’s Jim Callis called Soler a “19-year-old athlete with five-tool potential” back in 2011.
A top-five pick in the 2010 draft, according to Callis, is what Soler likely would have been having he gotten the opportunity.
However, prior to the 2012 season, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus stated that he would have placed Soler as the 38th or 39th greatest prospect, depending on his eligibility.
Soler was favored by certain organizations over Yoenis Céspedes, a high-profile Cuban defector.
According to ESPN.com’s Keith Law, if Soler had been eligible for the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, he would have been a top-five pick.
Maurice Rubio wrote for Fox News that “Early in his career, he was benched for not hustling, and on a separate occasion, with a bat, he ran toward an opposing dugout.”
Jeff Mans, writing for Sports Illustrated, remarked that: “Apart from his hamstring problems, Soler’s major flaw is his explosive temper.
Early in his nine-year, $30 million contract with the Cubs, his belief that he should be in Chicago immediately led him to skip out on reporting to minor league camp.
Additionally, his inability to hit right-handed pitching worried the Cubs’ upper management.”
2016 saw an average launch speed of 91.39 miles per hour (147.08 kilometers per hour) for Soler.
How Much Does Jorge Soler Make?
Jorge Soler gets a yearly salary of $12,000,000 on average. Soler will be paid a basic salary of $12,000,000 in 2022.