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Giovanni L. Soto
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 3", Weight 155 lb.
- High School Advanced Central College High School
Giovanni Soto is a Puerto Rican baseball player, like similarly-sounding Geovany Soto.
Soto was picked by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 46th round of the 2008 amateur draft but did not sign. The Detroit Tigers chose him in the 21st round of the 2009 amateur draft and inked him to a deal.
Soto had an excellent pro debut with the GCL Tigers, going 4-0 with a save and a 1.18 ERA, holding opponents to a .209 average. He led the Gulf Coast League in ERA. Moving up to the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2010, he started off 5-5 but with a 2.30 ERA. He was named to the Puerto Rican national team for the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games but was a late cut before the tourney.
Sources include 2010 Tigers Media Guide