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48 Joakim Soria RP

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
5%3%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
9.01-000.00116
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016KC584.05700001866.27031301022768
2017KC100.008000019.050000611

Player Updates

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Royals' Joakim Soria: Adjustments leading to better results
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soria, who's off to a much better start this season than last, has made mechanical adjustments to sharpen his control and liven up his pitches, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Leading up to 2016, Soria logged 202 saves over his first 444 MLB games; or, one save per 2.2 appearances. However, control problems led the right-hander to a career-worst 4.05 ERA over 70 games last year. Soria's walks per nine innings spiked to 3.6, his highest mark since 2013, when he was returning from his second Tommy John surgery. Although he hasn't fully repaired his command -- as evidenced by his five walks in six innings so far this season -- the 32-year-old's pitching coach, Dave Eiland, has noticed improvement in Soria's game. Eiland says that the reliever's front side has been "stronger," meaning he's keeping it closed longer and pitching downhill. As a result, the break on Soria's slider has been tighter, and the reliever's fastball has more life through the strike zone, too. "I see him staying behind the ball. That results in better stuff, later life, sharper command."

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Royals' Joakim Soria: Earns first hold of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soria needed just five pitches to record his only out Thursday against the A's to notch his first hold of the season.

Aside from a few walks, Soria has been unhampered through four appearances this year. Over 4.1 scoreless innings, the 32-year-old has allowed just one hit to go along with four punchouts. Soria had been one of MLB's better closers in late 2014 and all of 2015 before imploding last season, his first with the Royals. It's possible he could get back to dominating hitters in 2017, but opportunities to earn a significant amount of holds and a handful of saves could be limited considering his team doesn't appear to be very good so far.

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Royals' Joakim Soria: Strikes out two in first appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soria struck out two and walked one in his season debut Thursday against the Twins.

The Royals have lost all three games to open the 2017 campaign. Without an opportunity yet for Soria to set up a save, manager Ned Yost decided to bring in the right-hander with the club down two runs in the ninth. Although Kelvin Herrera will have plenty of leash to work with, the current closer lacks experience that could get him in hot water -- opening the door for Soria -- if Herrera struggles for a stretch during the year.

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Royals' Joakim Soria: Faring well in Cactus League play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soria has compiled a 2.70 ERA and is holding batters to a .200 average over 6.2 innings this spring.

Soria was away from the team earlier in March while pitching for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic, but he'll likely get in another outing or two in Cactus League play before Opening Day arrives. The 32-year-old is expected to assume a key role in the bridge to closer Kelvin Herrera this season, though it's possible that Soria could be displaced by top prospect Matt Strahm for primary setup duties if manager Ned Yost prioritizes the more dynamic arm over experience in the eighth inning.

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Royals' Joakim Soria: Will get rest between outings
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Royals manager Ned Yost said he'll monitor Soria's usage more carefully, giving the reliever more rest between appearances, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

Soria's had a tough week, blowing two saves while pitching on zero days rest. His ERA in such situations this season is 4.26 over 12.2 innings and even worse on one day of rest (4.57, 21.2 innings). As such, Yost is considering at least two days of rest for Soria, who has a 0.98 ERA with 25 strikes over 18.1 innings when pitching with two days rest. "You go back and look at his numbers, specifically two days off in between, they're fantastic," Yost said. "Where he's run into trouble in the last three weeks has been times where I've used him back-to-back."

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 4.200 0.00016
vs RHB 4.100 0.00055
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/7@HOU0001.00010
4/9@HOU0002.01012
4/13OAK0000.10000
4/15LAA1001.21024
4/18SF0001.02001
4/19SF0001.00001
4/22@TEX0001.01011
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
16
LAA
W1-0
17
18
SF
L1-2
19
SF
W2-0
20
@Tex
L0-1
21
@Tex
L2-6
22
@Tex
L1-2
23
@Tex
L2-5
24
@CHW
8:10 pm
Tickets
25
@CHW
8:10 pm
Tickets
26
@CHW
2:10 pm
Tickets
27
28
Min
8:15 pm
Tickets
29
Min
7:15 pm
Tickets
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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12

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007KC23 2.48620001721 69.0462019311975
2008KC23 1.60630004245 67.1391312561966
2009KC32 2.21470003033 53.0441413521669
2010KC12 1.78660004346 65.2531313421671
2011KC55 4.03600002835 60.1602927721760
2012KC00 ---0000000.00000000
2013TEX10 3.802600000 23.2181010211428
2014TEX-DET24 3.25480001820 44.138191622648
2015DET-PIT31 2.53720002430 67.2552019821964
2016KC58 4.057000018 66.27031301022768
2017KC10 0.00800001 9.050000611
Total 2528 2.72522000203239 526.24281691594620159560
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007KC62000000000 --- --- ---
2008KC63000000000 --- --- ---
2009KC47000000000 --- --- ---
2010KC66000000000 --- --- ---
2011KC60000000000 --- --- ---
2013TEX26000000000 --- --- ---
2014TEX-DET48000000000 --- --- ---
2015DET-PIT72000000000 --- --- ---
2016KC70000000000 --- --- ---
2017KC8000000000 --- --- ---
Total 522000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2007KCP620144910 .929
2008KCP6301266011.000
2009KCP47082511 .875
2010KCP66019910011.000
2011KCP60012111011.000
2013TEXP260211001.000
2014TEX-DETP48081610 .875
2015DET-PITP7201129011.000
2016KCP70020515001.000
2017KCP80404021.000
Total  5220110317637 .973
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2007KC35574 0.7700102 .187270 8.6 .2644
2008KC16268 0.9921211 .169260 8.6 .2553
2009KC14150 0.8801003 .219222 10.5 .3333
2010KC16662 1.1111013 .216270 9.7 .3023
2011KC06156 1.2101001 .259256 11.8 .3977
2012KC000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2013TEX22119 1.2650002 .212101 12.5 .2940
2014TEX-DET23949 0.8401101 .222182 9.3 .3512
2015DET-PIT16764 1.1330005 .222272 10.1 .3476
2016KC07452 1.4622132 .271293 13.4 .4577
2017KC194 3.0000001 .17235 11.0 .1721
Total 12495498 1.061375521 .2202161 10.4 .33536
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014DET01 45.00200001 1.04550020
2015PIT00 0.00100000 1.00000013
Total 01 22.50300001 2.04550033
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2002 R-Dodgers00 3.6040000 5.06220006
2002 R-Los Angls E32 2.0198000 44.238151004762
2003-Injured00 ---00000 0.00000000
2004 R-Los Angls200 1.6940001 5.13110054
2005AAA-Mexico50 4.48305000 66.1753433743160
2006 A-Fort Wayne10 2.3170000 11.253310211
2006AAA-Mexico00 3.893900015 37.0371616211130
2013AAA-Round Rock Express00 0.0020000 2.01000003
2013AA-Frisco Roughriders00 0.0040000 4.00000004
2013R-Azl Rangers00 0.0011000 1.00000001
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/200
Birthdate:
5/18/1984
Age:
32
Hometown:
Monclova, Mexico
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:

MLB Experience:
10