Juan Soto Named Carolina League Player of the Week

19-Year-Old Hit .522 with 5 Home Runs from 4/30-5/6

By Potomac Nationals | May 7, 2018 4:15 PM

Woodbridge, VA---Earlier today, the Carolina League announced that Potomac Nationals RF Juan Soto  has been named the Carolina League Player of the Week for the week of April 30th to May 6th. It is the first "Player of the Week" award for a Potomac player this season.

Soto, called up to the P-Nats from the Class-A Hagerstown Suns on April 24th, has torn through Carolina League pitching. In 12 games with Potomac, the 19-year-old has hit .388 with six home runs, 10 extra-base hits, and 15 RBIs. In his award-winning week, Soto hit .522 (12-23), notched five home runs, drove in 10 runs, and scored 10 runs. His OPS for the previous week was 1.868, easily the highest for any P-Nats player in a single week this season.

Signed by the Washington Nationals in July of 2015, Soto has produced offensively at every level so far, always as one of the youngest players in the league. Currently the youngest hitter in the Carolina League, Soto is tied for the league lead in home runs (6), and in the top 20 in RBIs (15), despite the fact that he's played in only 12 games, compared to 27-30 games for the remainder of the players in the league.

The Dominica-born outfielder earned the South Atlantic League Player of the Month award for April, even though he earned a call-up to Potomac before the final week of the month. Soto also earned the South Atlantic League Player of the Week award for the week of 4/15.

The P-Nats open up a seven-game road trip on Monday night, with the series opener vs. the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Kansas City). First pitch is set for 6:35pm.

For more information on 2018 Potomac Nationals single game tickets, please contact Director of Season Ticket and Group Ticket Sales, Alec Manriquez, by phone at 703-590-2311, ext. 221, or via e-mail at amanriquez@potomacnationals.com. Fans with questions may also contact Potomac Nationals' Ticket Operations Manager, Matt LeBlanc, by phone at 703-590-2311, ext. 225, or via e-mail at mleblanc@potomacnationals.com.

P-Nats' 2018 ticket plans and group outings are currently available for purchase. For more information, or to purchase any of these plans, contact Potomac Nationals Director of Season Ticket and Group Ticket Sales, Alec Manriquez, by phone at 703-590-2311, ext. 221, or via e-mail at amanriquez@potomacnationals.com.

The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Carolina League affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Potomac Nationals have claimed five Carolina League Championship titles (1982, 1989, 2008, 2010, and 2014) and nine CL Northern Division Championships. Sponsorship opportunities for the P-Nats' 2018 season and beyond are available, as well as all-inclusive corporate picnic outings to watch the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz. 2018 Potomac Nationals season tickets and mini plans are now on sale. For more information on Potomac Nationals 2018 season tickets, mini plans, group outings, picnic packages, fundraisers, and all things Red, White, and Blue, visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com, follow the P-Nats on Facebook (@PotomacNationals), Twitter (@PNats42), and Instagram (@pnats42), or call the Potomac Nationals' Extreme Custom Collision Ticket Office at 703-590-2311.

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