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Who is Gregory Soto?
Gregory Soto is well-known as a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MBL). He has previously played in MBL for the Detroit Tigers, with whom he debuted in 2019. He is a 2-time All-Star.
Gregory Soto career
In December 2012, Soto signed with the Detroit Tigers as an international free agent. He made his professional debut in 2013 with the Dominican Summer League Tigers, pitching to a 1-2 record and 4.82 ERA in 16 games (12 starts), and backed there in 2014 where he improved, going 5–3 with a 3.20 ERA in 16 games (ten starts). He spent 2015 with the Gulf Coast Tigers and Connecticut Tigers, posting a combined 2–5 record and 3.23 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 39 total innings between the 2 teams, and 2016 with Connecticut where he was 3–2 with a 3.03 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 15 starts.
Soto started 2017 with the West Michigan Whitecaps and was promoted to the Lakeland Flying Tigers within the season. Following going 12–2 with a 2.25 ERA and 144 strikeouts between the 2 teams, he was called the Tigers minor league pitcher of the year. The Tigers added him to their 40-man roster following the 2017 season.
He spent the 2018 season with Lakeland, going 8–8 with a 4.45 ERA in 113 innings. Soto was suspended for 20 games by Major League Baseball for “conduct detrimental to baseball” under Article XII(B) on January 11, 2019. The suspension started on opening day. He was activated on April 20 and optioned to Lakeland, appearing in one game before being promoted to the Erie SeaWolves.
Detroit Tigers (2019 to 2022)
Soto made his major league debut against the Minnesota Twins, starting the second game of a doubleheader as the 26th man on May 11, 2019. He appeared mostly in middle relief for the 2019 Tigers, making 7 starts among his 33 appearances and posting a 5.77 ERA with 45 strikeouts.
Soto made the Tigers roster out of the 2020 summer camp. He received his 1st career save against the Minnesota Twins on August 29, 2020. With the 2020 Detroit Tigers, he appeared in 27 games, all in relief, compiling a 0–1 record with a 4.30 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 23.0 innings pitched.
How old is Gregory Soto?
Soto is currently aged 27 years old as of 2023, having been born on February 11, 1995, in Haina, Dominican Republic. He shares his birthdate with famous people including Jennifer Aniston, Roseanne Park, Taylor Lautner, Khalid, Yung Miami, and many more.
Gregory Soto Family
Who are Gregory Soto’s Parents?
Soto was born and raised in Haina, Dominican Republic to his parents. But there is no information about his parents in the media.
Does Gregory Soto have Siblings?
Soto was born into a family of two children. He has only one sibling named Jose Soto Barea.
Gregory Soto Education
He attained his Masters’s degree in Homeland Security from Monmouth University from 2009 to 2011.
Gregory Soto Wife
He is currently single. He is not dating anyone at the moment. Not much-known information about his past relationship and any previous engagement.
Gregory Soto Kids
Soto is not married yet. He does not have any children of his own date.
Gregory Soto Height
Adding up to his well-built body, he stands at a height of 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and a weight of 234 lbs (107 kg).
On April 1, he made the Tigers opening day roster for the 2021 season. Despite allowing a 2-run homer, he received the save in a 3–2 opening-day win over the Cleveland Indians. Soto was called to the 2021 American League All-Star team. Soto was 4–1 with a 2.18 ERA at the time of his selection. He had 38 strikeouts in 33 innings and was 6-for-6 in save opportunities.
Soto pitched one inning in the All-Star game, allowing a solo home run to J. T. Realmuto. Soto suffered a fractured finger following getting hit by a line drive on September 17 and was shut down for the remainder of the season. He finished 2021 with a 6–3 record, 3.39 ERA, and 18 saves in 19 opportunities while striking out 76 batters in 63+2⁄3 innings.
Soto has continued his role as the primary closer for the Tigers in the 2022 season. He was selected to represent the Tigers at the 2022 All-Star game, his 2nd consecutive All-Star selection on July 10. Soto had 17 saves in 19 opportunities, with a 2.67 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 30+1⁄3 innings at the time of the selection.
He came to the mound with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th inning in the All-Star game. Following walking Ian Happ, Soto coaxed a ground ball from 2022 Home Run Derby champ Juan Soto for an inning-ending force out. He pitched in 64 games for the 2022 Tigers, compiling 30 saves, a 3.28 ERA, and 60 strikeouts in 60+1⁄3 innings.
Philadelphia Phillies (2023 to present)
The Tigers traded Soto and Kody Clemens to the Philadelphia Phillies for outfielder Matt Vierling, infielder Nick Maton, and catcher Donny Sands on January 7, 2023.
He is mainly a 2-pitch pitcher. Soto throws a sinking 2-seam fastball in the 95 to 99 MPH range (topping out at 101 MPH), and a slider in the 86 to 90 MPH range (topping out at 92 MPH). He also throws an occasional 4-seam fastball that averages 97–98 MPH.
Gregory Soto’s Net Worth
Soto is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). His net worth is estimated to a between $1 million to $5 million as of 2023.