Juan Soto wasn’t even called up to the majors until late May. Since he burst onto the scene with a mammoth home run the first time he registered a hit, this young man has done nothing but continue to wow.
On Friday night against the Atlanta Braves, he hit his 20th home run of the season, moving him into third place on the all-time teenage home run list.
#Nationals Juan Soto has 20 homers.
Most homers as a teen:
Tony Conigliaro – 24
Bryce Harper – 22
Juan Soto – 20*
Mel Ott – 19
Ken Griffey Jr. – 16
Phil Cavarretta – 14
Mickey Mantle – 13
Ed Kranepool – 12
Robin Yount – 11
Beltre/Killebrew – 8
*19 years old for rest of season
— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) September 15, 2018
He’s also doing things we’ve never before seen from a player his age.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) September 15, 2018
Take a look at blast No. 20 on the season, an opposite-field slam that gave the Braves a 5-2 lead in this game.
Juan Soto now has more dingers (20) than years on Earth (19). pic.twitter.com/qsLxhY1Gos
— MLB (@MLB) September 15, 2018
This teenager is simply incredible.