JORGE SOLER NEWS

The Best is Yet to Come: Soler in Context

“I heard him say ‘thank you’ at Starbucks. I thought that was a big step.” Initially chuckle-inducing, it didn’t take long for the profound meaning behind Joe Maddon’s comment to sink in.  Now four years into his contract with the Cubs, Jorge Soler’s adaptation to life in the U.S. is not only noteworthy, but still […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
4 days ago  |  Discuss

BP Wrigleyville: Jorge Soler Is Getting There by Leigh Coridan

The Cubs knew it might be a long road for the Cuban youngster. His progress isn`t always obvious, but it`s real.
Via Baseball Prospectus
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Column: Cubs better off starting Javier Baez over Jorge Soler

Many years from now, when reflecting on the mythos that was the Chicago Cubs 2015 postseason run, Javier Baez and Jorge Soler will be two of the players who immediately come to mind. Soler set an MLB record by reaching base in his first nine plate appearances and Javier Baez swung the hammer that placed the nail in the Cardinals coffin as he launched a game-winning, series-clinching...
Via Today's Knuckleball
4 days ago

Young Cubs: The Next Wave Approaches

When the major league team was still in the throes of the rebuild, many die-hard Cubs fans found daily solace in minor league box scores. As the big leaguers struggled, there were often glimpses of hope as players like Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara, Albert Almora, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, and Kyle Schwarber lit up the […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop might have the best laugh in baseball

During a lengthy rain delay during the Cardinals-Cubs game at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs players naturally got a bit hungry, including outfielder Jorge Soler.Soler thought that teammate Javier Baez had some Chinese food, so he went and grabbed a plate, only to find out that Baez had just an unspectacular-looking burger. Strop thought it was extremely funny, as evidenced...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs hope Jorge Soler can again be the hitter who crushed St. Louis last October

After reaching base his first nine postseason plate appearances against St. Louis last October, the Cubs are hoping Jorge Soler can be that type of player again this season.
Via CSN Chicago
11 days ago

Game 14 Recap: Cubs 2 Cardinals 1

Top Play (WPA): The Cubs just couldn’t crack Jaime Garcia tonight. He had his changeup working and when he kept it down in the zone (or in the dirt), Cubs hitters just couldn’t do anything with it. But in the 4th inning after a Jorge Soler walk, Ben Zobrist and Miguel Montero strung together a couple […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
12 days ago  |  Discuss

This Cubs Lineup Might Be the Most Disciplined Lineup Ever

We all know by now about velocity being up league-wide and strikeouts having been on the rise for more than a decade. If you didn’t: welcome to baseball in 2016! Everyone throws 95 and there’s darn near 20 strikeouts a game now. The inverse of that, naturally, is that walks are harder to come by. Pitchers are working outside the zone more than ever and hitters aren’t adjusting...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Professor Profcast: Fantasy Has Returned!

In episode 282, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) spend some time discussing Week 1 of the fantasy season. Topics include… Injuries opening the door to playing time for Jorge Soler, Michael Taylor and others Expectations for minor league calls ups’ Nomar Mazara and Mallex Smith Who the reliever to own is in Oakland Breaking down some hot...
Via Baseball Professor
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Jorge Soler’s time arrives after Kyle Schwarber injury

Wrigley Field, and Wrigleyville in general, is going to be electric on Monday night. The Chicago Cubs are coming home to play the Cincinnati Reds after a 5-1 road trip to open the season. After winning two against the Los Angeles Angels and then taking three out of four against the Arizona Diamondbacks, it seems the Cubs are just as good as they were predicted to be. The worst thing...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 7, Diamondbacks 3

PHOENIX -- Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta hit a two-run home run in his 13th consecutive regular-season victory, and Jorge Soler added a homer and two RBIs in Chicago's 7-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday at Chase Field. Reigning NL Cy Young winner Arrieta (2-0) gave up three runs in seven innings while making his 22nd straight regular-season quality start. He gave...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs will give Jorge Soler a big opportunity to show he belongs

With Kyle Schwarber done for the season with a torn ACL and LCL, an opportunity has arisen for Jorge Soler to prove his potential in left field.
Via CSN Chicago
23 days ago

LEADING OFF: Story time, opportunity for Soler, Cole returns

A look at what's happening all around the majors on Saturday: --- WHAT'S THE STORY? Trevor Story seemingly homered at will during his first big league series in Arizona, so maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that the Rockies shortstop homered twice in his first game at hitter-friendly Coors Field on Friday. The 23-year-old rookie is the first player ever to homer in his first four...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding A Path Forward for Jorge Soler

I have a confession to make. I’ve always been in love with Jorge Soler as a hitter. With a walk rate over 10 percent and strikeout rate right around 17 percent in the minor leagues, and with his hulking physique and a smile that could light up the entire state of Ohio for a week, how could […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs will face some interesting decisions with Jorge Soler

The Cubs may not have time for 24-year-old outfielder Jorge Soler to learn on the fly, which could open him up to trade rumors this summer if the team trades for starting pitching.
Via CSN Chicago
26 days ago

Cubs aim to give Soler early confidence boost

One of the reasons Jorge Soler started both of the Cubs' games against the Angels was to help build the young outfielder's confidence in hopes of having him get off to a good start, manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday.
Via Cubs.com
26 days ago

How will the Chicago Cubs find playing time for Jorge Soler?

What will Joe Maddon do with Jorge Soler in a crowded outfield? It was one of the more exciting moments of this offseason for the Chicago Cubs. Just hours after much of the baseball world was told Dexter Fowler was joining the Baltimore Orioles, he was trotting onto the field at Sloan Park as it was announced that he was coming back to join his former teammates on the Chicago...
Via ChiCitySports.com
March 28, 2016

The 10 best Cuban-born players in Major League Baseball

Despite having tenuous foreign relations for well over 50 years now, there is one aspect of both American and Cuban culture that binds the two countries: baseball. We’re all aware of the massive differences in the political systems of two countries, but the people of the United States of America and Cuba both have a love for baseball that is ingrained into fabric of their respective...
Via Yardbarker
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Yost says Kennedy 'looks great' after Royals' 5-2 loss to Cubs

MESA, Ariz. -- Jon Lester allowed one earned run in five innings, Jorge Soler hit a two-run home run Sunday and the Cubs beat the Royals 5-2.Lester allowed five hits, two runs, one earned run and a walk and struck out four in front of a Cactus League-record 15,523 people at Sloan Park."I feel fine and I feel good," he said. "I know for sure as far as delivery and timing and all that...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Soler, Heyward lead Cubs in front of record crowd

Jason Heyward drove in two runs and Jorge Soler belted a two-run homer in a four-run fifth to power the Cubs to a 5-2 victory Sunday over the Royals in front of a Spring Training record crowd of 15,523 at Sloan Park. The previous high was 15,446, which the Cubs set March 4 in their Cactus League home opener.
Via Cubs.com
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Lester Solid, Soler Hits Homer In Cubs 5-2 Win Over Royals

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Jon Lester allowed one earned run in five innings and Jorge Soler hit a two-run home run Sunday and the Cubs beat the Royals 5-2. Lester allowed five hits, two runs, one earned run, a walk and struck out four in front of a Cactus League record 15,523 people at Sloan Park. Soler hit a home run to left-center off David Huff with two outs in the fifth. It closed...
Via CBS Chicago
March 20, 2016

Lester solid, Soler hits homer in Cubs 5-2 win over Royals

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Jon Lester allowed one earned run in five innings and Jorge Soler hit a two-run home run Sunday and the Cubs beat the Royals 5-2. Lester allowed five hits, two runs, one earned run, a walk and struck out four in front of a Cactus League record 15,523 people at Sloan Park. Soler hit a home run to left-center off David Huff with two outs in the fifth. It closed...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs hammer Bradley from outset

MESA, Ariz. -- Jorge Soler hit a two-run homer off Archie Bradley, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 15-4 at spring training on Thursday night.Soler capped Chicago's five-run first with a drive to right-center for his second spring homer. He also had a run-scoring double in the third.Chicago right-hander Jason Hammel struck out six while pitching four innings of...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Soler homers as Cubs beat Diamondbacks 15-4

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Jorge Soler hit a two-run homer off Archie Bradley, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 15-4 at spring training on Thursday night. Soler capped Chicago's five-run first with a drive to right-center for his second spring homer. He also had a run-scoring double in the third. Chicago right-hander Jason Hammel struck out six while pitching four innings...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Soler, Cubs go on tear of extra-base hits vs. D-backs

Jorge Soler smacked a two-run homer and an RBI double, and Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward each added RBI triples to spark the Cubs to a 15-4 victory Thursday over the D-backs.
Via Cubs.com
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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