Geovany Soto

Geovany Soto

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 235 lb.

Born: January 20, 1983 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
High Schools: American Military Academy (Guaynabo, PR), Rio Piedras (Rio Piedras, PR)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 11th round of the 2001 amateur draft.
Signed June 26, 2001. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 23, 2005 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Rangers 2005-2013
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 1 yr/$3.05M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.096, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Wasserman Media Group [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2006 CHC NL 23 C 7 7 5 55.0 71 66 4 1 0 .986 -1 0 -22 0 11.45 10.00 .992 7.36 7.31 0 2 5 0 0% 28% 0
2007 CHC NL 24 C 16 13 11 122.0 119 109 10 0 0 1.000 1 1 10 13 8.78 7.44 .991 7.39 7.36 0 2 10 4 29% 25% 0
2008 CHC NL 25 C 136 131 110 1150.1 1071 1011 55 5 9 .995 1 -2 1 -2 8.34 7.84 .993 7.65 7.60 5 40 69 25 27% 27% 0 AS,MVP-13,RoY-1
2008 CHC NL 25 DH 3 3 AS,MVP-13,RoY-1
2009 CHC NL 26 C 96 92 82 811.0 775 720 50 5 9 .994 -3 -1 -4 -1 8.55 8.02 .993 7.77 7.70 3 36 59 23 28% 29% 0
2010 CHC NL 27 C 104 97 85 847.1 811 762 45 4 7 .995 0 -3 0 -4 8.57 7.76 .992 8.05 7.97 2 26 74 21 22% 29% 1
2010 CHC NL 27 DH 1 1
2011 CHC NL 28 C 122 119 112 1041.2 994 899 82 13 7 .987 1 -1 1 -1 8.48 8.04 .992 7.98 7.96 5 33 85 36 30% 28% 1
2012 TOT MLB 29 C 96 92 88 806.2 759 714 37 8 3 .989 -2 -8 -3 -11 8.38 7.82 .992 8.19 8.11 2 28 65 21 24% 26% 0
2012 CHC NL 29 C 52 51 50 444.2 388 356 25 7 2 .982 1 -3 3 -8 7.71 7.33 .992 8.36 8.26 1 11 37 14 27% 27% 0
2012 TEX AL 29 C 44 41 38 362.0 371 358 12 1 1 .997 -3 -5 -10 -16 9.20 8.41 .993 7.99 7.94 1 17 28 7 20% 25% 0
2012 TEX AL 29 DH 2 1
2013 TEX AL 30 C 53 49 41 431.1 424 395 27 2 3 .995 1 2 3 6 8.81 7.96 .993 8.21 8.18 1 23 24 10 29% 26% 0
2013 TEX AL 30 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.50
8 Seasons C 630 600 534 5265.1 5024 4676 310 38 38 .992 -2 -11 -0 -2 8.52 7.91 .993 7.92 7.86 18 190 391 140 26% 27% 2
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.50
9 Seasons TOT 631 600 534 5266.1 5024 4676 310 38 38 .992 -2 -11 -0 -2 8.52 7.90 .993 7.92 7.86 18 190 391 140 26% 27% 2
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2006 CHC NL 23 C -1 -22 -1 0 0 0 0
2007 CHC NL 24 C 1 10 1 1 13 0 0
2008 CHC NL 25 C 1 1 1 -2 -2 -1 3 -4
2009 CHC NL 26 C -3 -4 -3 -1 -1 0 0 -1 1
2010 CHC NL 27 C 0 0 0 -3 -4 0 0 1 -4
2011 CHC NL 28 C 1 1 1 -1 -1 0 1 -2 1
2012 CHC NL 29 C 1 3 1 -3 -8 -2 0 0
2012 TEX AL 29 C -3 -10 -3 -5 -16 0 0 -2
2013 TEX AL 30 C 1 3 1 2 6 1 0 1
2013 TEX AL 30 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons C -2 -0 -2 -11 -2 0 -1 1 -7
1 Season 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons TOT -4 -1 0 -4 -11 -2 0 0 -1 1 -7

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2005 CHC NL 22 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006 CHC NL 23 11 7 11 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2007 CHC NL 24 18 13 18 16 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2008 CHC NL 25 141 134 141 136 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
2009 CHC NL 26 102 92 102 96 0 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2010 CHC NL 27 105 98 105 104 0 104 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2011 CHC NL 28 125 119 125 122 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2012 CHC NL 29 52 51 52 52 0 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 TEX AL 29 47 42 47 44 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
2013 TEX AL 30 54 49 54 54 0 53 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons 656 605 656 631 0 630 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 29 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
2006 CHC NL 23 240 5.24 5.56 1 100% 0 0 66 1 0 0 65 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 CHC NL 24 508 3.69 3.69 5 80% 0 0 109 2 0 1 106 10 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 CHC NL 25 4890 3.80 4.09 38 87% 0 1 1011 23 1 14 972 55 10 0 0 23 5 0 2 3 1 9 0 0 0 6 67%
2009 CHC NL 26 3480 3.98 4.36 36 97% 0 0 720 19 4 8 689 50 17 0 0 9 5 1 1 3 0 9 0 2 2 15 100%
2010 CHC NL 27 3712 4.23 4.78 15 100% 0 0 762 7 2 7 745 45 10 0 0 13 4 0 1 3 0 7 0 2 2 4 100%
2011 CHC NL 28 4503 4.29 4.72 47 94% 0 1 899 14 2 14 868 82 29 1 0 17 13 1 1 11 1 7 0 2 2 20 100%
2012 CHC NL 29 1911 4.39 4.59 16 88% 0 0 356 9 0 5 342 25 5 0 0 10 7 1 1 5 2 2 0 0 0 8 75%
2012 TEX AL 29 1511 3.90 4.43 11 82% 0 0 358 5 1 2 350 12 4 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 75%
2013 TEX AL 30 1831 3.67 3.88 17 100% 0 0 395 9 1 7 378 27 7 1 0 5 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 5 100%
8 Seasons 22586 4.05 4.42 186 92% 0 2 4676 89 11 58 4515 310 84 2 0 86 38 3 6 29 4 38 0 6 6 62 92%
MLB Averages 4.20 4.56 92% 85%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
2006 CHC NL 23 0 2 79 5 0 0 0% 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0.75
2007 CHC NL 24 0 2 178 10 4 4 29% 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 12 5 1.14 0.85
2008 CHC NL 25 5 40 1732 69 25 17 27% 55 22 12 1 2 2 0 0 145 31 1.34 1.19
2009 CHC NL 26 3 36 1290 59 23 22 28% 49 19 9 3 1 1 0 0 135 26 0.98 1.21
2010 CHC NL 27 2 26 1403 74 21 18 22% 64 20 8 1 2 0 1 1 125 26 1.23 1.26
2011 CHC NL 28 5 33 1697 85 36 30 30% 74 32 11 2 0 2 1 1 155 41 1.63 0.98
2012 CHC NL 29 1 11 684 37 14 9 27% 33 13 4 1 0 0 0 0 66 17 1.17 1.23
2012 TEX AL 29 1 17 496 28 7 4 20% 25 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 59 8 1.33 1.08
2013 TEX AL 30 1 23 673 24 10 10 29% 21 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 62 16 1.53 1.12
8 Seasons 18 190 8232 391 140 114 26% 332 126 54 9 5 5 2 2 767 170 1.31 1.14
MLB Averages 27% 1.29 1.24

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2013 TEX AL 30 4 50% 75% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 4 50% 75% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 87% 66%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2008 NL (13, 9%)
0.09 Career Shares (960th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2008 NL  136 (4th)
2010 NL  104 (5th)
Active  630 (17th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2008 NL  1,011 (3rd)
2010 NL  762 (5th)
Active  4,676 (13th)

Assists as C s c a p y
2011 NL  82 (1st)
Active  310 (19th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2011 NL  13 (1st)
2012 NL  7 (4th)
Active  38 (15th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2008 NL  9 (2nd)
2009 NL  9 (2nd)
2010 NL  7 (4th)
2011 NL  7 (5th)
Active  38 (14th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2008 NL  69 (3rd)
2010 NL  74 (3rd)
2011 NL  85 (2nd)
Active  391 (10th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2008 NL  25 (4th)
2009 NL  23 (4th)
2011 NL  36 (1st)
Active  140 (17th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
Active  26.4 (21st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
2008 NL  8.34 (3rd)
2009 NL  8.55 (5th)
2010 NL  8.57 (5th)
Active  8.52 (1st)
Career  8.52 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2008 NL  7.84 (1st)
2009 NL  8.02 (4th)
2011 NL  8.04 (2nd)
Active  7.91 (1st)
Career  7.91 (1st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2008 NL  .995 (3rd)
2010 NL  .995 (3rd)
Active  .992 (11th)
Career  .992 (36th)

                           

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