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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 19, 2014 10:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1691. Pete Suder… #1692. Lou Criger… #1693. Peter Bourjos… #1694. GEOVANY SOTO… #1695. Don Kolloway… #1696. Lenny Harris… #1697. Sam Mele… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2005 22 CHC NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 23 CHC NL 11 26 25 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 .200 .231 .240 .471 20 6 0 1 0 0 0 /2
2007 24 CHC NL 18 60 54 12 21 6 0 3 8 0 0 5 14 .389 .433 .667 1.100 174 36 1 0 0 1 0 2
2008 25 CHC NL 141 563 494 66 141 35 2 23 86 0 1 62 121 .285 .364 .504 .868 119 249 11 2 0 5 6 *2/D AS,MVP-13,RoY-1
2009 26 CHC NL 102 389 331 27 72 19 1 11 47 1 0 50 77 .218 .321 .381 .702 80 126 19 3 0 5 3 2
2010 27 CHC NL 105 387 322 47 90 19 0 17 53 0 1 62 83 .280 .393 .497 .890 135 160 5 0 0 3 4 2/D
2011 28 CHC NL 125 474 421 46 96 26 0 17 54 0 0 45 124 .228 .310 .411 .721 96 173 12 6 0 2 3 *2
2012 29 TOT MLB 99 361 324 45 64 12 1 11 39 1 0 30 76 .198 .270 .343 .613 63 111 12 3 2 2 1 2/D
2012 29 CHC NL 52 197 176 26 35 6 1 6 14 0 0 19 35 .199 .284 .347 .631 70 61 6 2 0 0 1 2
2012 29 TEX AL 47 164 148 19 29 6 0 5 25 1 0 11 41 .196 .253 .338 .591 55 50 6 1 2 2 0 2/D
2013 30 TEX AL 54 184 163 20 40 9 0 9 22 1 2 20 60 .245 .328 .466 .794 114 76 2 0 1 0 0 2/5
9 Yrs 656 2445 2135 264 529 127 4 91 311 3 4 274 560 .248 .335 .439 .774 103 937 62 15 3 18 17
162 Game Avg. 162 604 527 65 131 31 1 22 77 1 1 68 138 .248 .335 .439 .774 103 231 15 4 1 4 4
CHC (8 yrs) 555 2097 1824 225 460 112 4 77 264 1 2 243 459 .252 .342 .445 .787 105 811 54 14 0 16 17
TEX (2 yrs) 101 348 311 39 69 15 0 14 47 2 2 31 101 .222 .293 .405 .698 86 126 8 1 3 2 0
NL (8 yrs) 555 2097 1824 225 460 112 4 77 264 1 2 243 459 .252 .342 .445 .787 105 811 54 14 0 16 17
AL (2 yrs) 101 348 311 39 69 15 0 14 47 2 2 31 101 .222 .293 .405 .698 86 126 8 1 3 2 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2005 22 CHC NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .469 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
2006 23 CHC NL 11 26 -3 0 1 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
2007 24 CHC NL 18 60 7 -1 -0 1 1 8 0.8 2 10 1.0 .545 .505 0.9 0.2 9 2
2008 25 CHC NL 141 563 13 -2 0 -2 8 17 1.6 18 35 3.3 .512 .511 3.5 0.6 37 $401,000 *2/D AS,MVP-13,RoY-1
2009 26 CHC NL 102 389 -10 -1 -3 -1 6 -9 -1.0 12 3 0.2 .491 .494 0.3 0.5 4 $575,000 2
2010 27 CHC NL 105 387 19 -1 0 -3 6 21 2.1 12 33 3.3 .521 .513 3.6 0.3 36 $575,000 2/D
2011 28 CHC NL 125 474 -1 -2 -1 -1 8 2 0.2 15 17 1.7 .502 .502 1.8 0.7 18 $3,000,000 *2
2012 29 CHC NL 52 197 -6 1 -1 -3 3 -6 -0.6 6 0 0.0 .488 .496 0.3 0.0 4 $4,300,000 2
2012 29 TEX AL 47 164 -7 -1 -1 -5 3 -10 -1.1 6 -4 -0.5 .477 .493 0.1 -0.3 1 2/D
2013 30 TEX AL 54 184 4 -1 0 2 3 8 1.0 7 15 1.6 .517 .506 1.3 0.6 13 $2,750,000 2/5
9 Seasons 656 2445 16 -8 -4 -12 38 30 2.8 78 108 10.4 .505 .504 11.5 2.6 120 $11,601,000
CHC (8 yrs) 555 2097 19 -6 -4 -9 32 32 2.9 65 97 9.3 .506 .504 10.1 2.3 106 $8,851,000
TEX (2 yrs) 101 348 -3 -1 -1 -3 6 -2 -0.1 13 11 1.1 .498 .500 1.4 0.4 14 $2,750,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2007 24 CHC NL NLDS ARI L 2 8 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 .167 .375 .667 1.042 4 0 0 0 0 0
2008 25 CHC NL NLDS LAD L 3 12 11 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .182 .250 .273 .523 3 0 0 0 0 0
2012 29 TEX AL ALWC BAL L 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 6 22 19 1 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 5 .158 .273 .368 .641 7 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 5 20 17 1 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 4 .176 .300 .412 .712 7 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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

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)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 7 (1379), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1716), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (151st), 10.4 career WAR/11.0 7yr-peak WAR/10.7 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 5, 2001: Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 11th round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 26, 2001.
  • July 31, 2012: Traded by the Chicago Cubs to the Texas Rangers for Jake Brigham (minors) and player to be named or cash.
  • November 30, 2012: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 3, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Texas Rangers.
  • October 31, 2013: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 5, 2013: Signed as a Free Agent with the Texas Rangers.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200825Chicago Cubs$401,000
200926Chicago Cubs$575,000
201027Chicago Cubs$575,000
201128Chicago Cubs$3,000,000
201229Chicago Cubs$4,300,000contracts
201330Texas Rangers$2,750,000contracts
201431Texas Rangers$3,050,000
2014 StatusSigned thru 2014, Earliest Free Agent: 2015
Career to date (may be incomplete)$14,651,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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