After spending 10 years in the minor-leagues, Elliot Soto finally got the chance to appear in a major-league baseball game in 2020. After spending time with the Cubs, Marlins and Rockies affiliates, Soto got the opportunity to debut with the Angels on September 25 as a pinch runner.
He didn’t get to hit, but he finished the game playing second base. Soto got his chance the next day, as he was in the starting lineup. In his first career at bat, Soto singled to right field. He also walked and doubled later in the game.
That was really it for Soto in 2020, as he only had six total AB’s.
Stats: 2-for-6, 1 2B, 1 BB
Game of the year
As we mentioned earlier, Soto recorded a hit in his first career AB. Even if went hitless for this game, making it to the big-league after 10 years in the minors would have been enough for this to be the game of his life.
Soto has 17 days of service time. He still has three of his options. Recently, Soto cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake.