San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto struggles with a catch in the first Spring training match against Mariners

Juan Soto's miss is costing the Padres outfielder to face serious doubt on his capabilities by the fans.


San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto struggles with a catch in the first Spring training match against Mariners

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San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto might have called in for the boos in the Spring Training game against the Seattle Mariners. A brutal mistake on the left field by Soto allowed the Mariners to gain a win against the Padres in the game.

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Given this incident is much early in the season, the fans might have blown it out of proportion. However, what some may argue is that this was a glimpse of how the outfielder might end up playing for the rest of the season for the Padres. A rocky start in the Spring Training is making fans doubt Juan Soto’s capability incredibly.

Such mistakes are pertinent to be seen in Spring Training matches. However, the chances of a high-profile and All-Star player making such a mistake is usually thin. Juan Soto has now entered the new league of getting scrutinized by the fans for his poor show of form this Friday.

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Juan Soto gets heavily trolled by MLB Twitter for his embarrassing mistake

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Juan Soto was a Gold Glove finalist last season, with just 3 errors out of 310 chances while playing for the Padres and the Nationals. Furthermore, he also made a mark playing as a left fielder during the early days of his career in Washington.

Popular MLB podcast Talkin’ Baseball has shared a clip of Soto’s action with the caption, “Luckily for Juan Soto, it’s just Spring Training.” It’s true that there is much time left for Juan Soto to catch up with the Padres. However, this error might cost him heavily, at least amongst the fans and on social media at the current stage.

Such errors might be brutal for the Padres who are willing to spend heavily on Soto’s next contract. Earlier, Soto signed a one-year deal worth $23 million in order to avoid arbitration. Padres had spent a number of its resources and assets to bring Soto in last July from the Nationals. The Padres also went all out this off-season to build a team, thus giving fans an outlook that they have long-term plans for Soto.

Perhaps, Soto needs to suit up his glove better and correct the mistakes which he is currently making in Spring Training. The error this Friday allowed the Mariners to score all 3 runs and the Padres to lose 3-2. However, Soto did get 1-1 with a walk in the game.

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