Collette Calls: Soler Wind

Collette Calls: Soler Wind

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

According to the big brains at Northwestern University, the solar wind is, "a stream of energized, charged particles, primarily electrons and protons, flowing outward from the Sun, through the solar system at speeds as high as 900 km/s at a temperature of 1 million degrees Celsius." That sentence aptly describes what was the 2019 season for Jorge Soler as he sent a stream of energized baseballs outward from home plate at high and hot speeds toward and over the fence with regularity in 2019. That is no longer the case as the last 100 games for him since the start of the 2020 season have looked nothing like that magic we saw from him in 2019. 

The rapid decline in his production could not come at a worse time given Soler is a free agent after this season. He recently turned 29 and is a notoriously poor defender, so his next contract hinges upon his offensive abilities as he will likely remain in the American League as a primary DH. I wanted to focus on him for this article in a proactive manner for the buy-low questions that will likely come should Kansas City trade him before the deadline. The Royals are two games below .500 as play begins June 10th and Soler has contributed little toward that success. By WAR, Adalberto Mondesi has contributed more in the seven games he has made the field in between his two injuries than Soler has contributed all season. To dump an

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Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. An eight-time FSWA finalist, Jason won the FSWA's Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2013 and the Baseball Series of the Year award in 2018 for Collette Calls.
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