José Soriano

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Jose Joaquin Soriano

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 168 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Jose Soriano was the first pick of the 2020 Rule V Draft, by the Pittsburgh Pirates on December 10, 2020.

He was originally signed by the Los Angeles Angels on March 4, 2016 and began his career that same year with the DSL Angels, going 3-5, 1.58 in 14 starts. He moved to the United States in 2017, splitting the season between the AZL Angels and Orem Owlz, two Rookie-level teams, and going a combined 2-2, 2.92 in 13 games. 2018 was his first year of full-season ball, spent in the Class A Midwest League with the Burlington Bees. He found the going a bit tougher, finishing at 1-6, 4.47 in 14 starts. He then repeated the level in 2019, also pitching a few times back in the Arizona League on a rehabilitation assignment. He went a combined 5-7, 2.51 in 20 games (18 starts), logging 82 1/3 innings and striking out 92 batters against 51 walks. He underwent Tommy John surgery at the end of the season, meaning that the fact that the 2020 minor league season was cancelled did not affect him much, as he would not have been expected to pitch that year in any case.

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