Jorge Soler is on his way to The Show, but before he was lifted from Monday night’s game in Tacoma, he took Mariner’s top prospect Taijuan Walker out to right field. Soler’s three-run shot was the big hit in the I-Cubs’ four-run third inning.
Jorge Soler finished his Triple-A season with a .282/.378/.618 slash line. In 32 games, Soler collected 32 hits and 20 of them went for extra bases. Soler hit 11 doubles, a triple and eight home runs. Soler walked (17) nine fewer times than he struck out (26) and finished with a .996 OPS.
In 62 games in the minor leagues this year, Jorge Soler went 68-for-200 with 23 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 140 total bases … 40 of Soler’s hits were extra base knocks. And he walked 33 times with 48 strikeouts for a final slash line of .340/.432/.700 with a 1.132 OPS.
As for his playing time, the Cubs had Soler on a schedule to prevent further injuries to his hamstrings, and the front office changed his diet while he was rehabbing at the facility in Mesa. Jorge Soler should play as often as possible over the last month of the season, but the front office will not deviate from his schedule and risk further injury.