The Washington Nationals have some experience with promoting teenagers up to the big stage. Following in Bryce Harper’s footsteps, Juan Soto, 19, is now the youngest player in MLB after being called up on Sunday.
— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 20, 2018
Juan Soto is 19 years, 207 days old.
If he gets into the game today…
Only Nats/Expos players to appear in a game at that age or younger:
– Bryce Harper
– Balor Moore
He'll be 3rd youngest in franchise history at time of debut, 2nd youngest position player behind Harper.
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) May 20, 2018
The young man clearly has the game to make the leap.
In my morning blog: Juan Soto is slashing .361/.433/.608 in 121 games with 22 homers and 100 RBIs.
Contrast #Nats slugger Bryce Harper in the minor leagues, he slashed .300/.397/.521 with 23 homers and 75 RBIs in 139 games.
— Byron Kerr (@masnKerr) May 17, 2018
Still, it’s pretty astonishing to see such a young man being promoted. Here are some of the best reactions we saw on Twitter to this tremendous news.
Juan Soto is younger than Google
— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) May 20, 2018
Space Jam is older than Juan Soto…👀
— Andrew Gibson (@1010XLAG) May 20, 2018
Juan Soto was 13 in 2012 when Bryce Harper debuted. https://t.co/7fwcLGoHlU
— David Huzzard (@DavidHuzzard) May 20, 2018
Juan Soto was born in October 1998. He said Robinson Cano was his inspiration growing up.
I am not ready to be covering players this much younger than me
— Jamal Collier (@JamalCollier) May 20, 2018
Juan Soto is the 4th player to reach the majors who was born after Bartolo Colon made his MLB debut (others: Victor Robles, Ronald Acuna, Mike Soroka) https://t.co/gckjZ6ah0y
— Ryan McCrystal (@TribeFanMcC) May 20, 2018
Juan Soto was playing for Hagerstown (same level as the Tourists) 28 days ago. Now he's in the bigs. pic.twitter.com/WEu956RL96
— Seth Stewart (@pressboxseth) May 20, 2018