Analysis | Juan Soto's historic year for Nationals should end in rookie of the year honors

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Analysis | Juan Soto's historic year for Nationals should end in rookie of the year honors
Analysis | Juan Soto's historic year for Nationals should end in rookie of the year honors

The Washington Nationals have something special in 19-year-old outfielder Juan Soto. He started the season with Hagerstown (Class A) then moved on to Potomac (Class A-Advanced). Fifteen games later he found himself in Class AA for eight games before injuries to Adam Eaton, Brian Goodwin, Victor Robles and Rafael Bautista accelerated his timetable to the majors. Soto, the club's No. 2 prospect and the No. 15 overall prospect before the promotion, batted .362 with a 1.218 OPS in the minors this season, an impressive stretch for any prospect, let alone one that turns 20 in October. But what he is doing at the major league level is historic. “Childish Bambino” is hitting .305 with 14 home runs and

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