The San Francisco Giants have reached a three-year deal with free agent Jorge Soler, pending a physical. Soler, 32, opted out of his previous contract with the Marlins and is known for his impressive power profile, which the Giants have lacked in recent years.

By the Numbers
  • Soler hit 36 home runs while maintaining a batting line of .250/.341/.512 in the 2023 season, with a 126 wRC+.
  • He led the American League with 48 homers in 2019 and has averaged 32 homers per 162 games played in his career.
State of Play
  • The Giants ranked 19th in the Majors in home runs, 24th in runs scored, 28th in average, 24th in on-base percentage, and 27th in slugging percentage in 2023.
  • The team notably lacked a player with a 30-homer season since Barry Bonds' final year, and had only one 20-homer hitter in each of the past two seasons.
  • Soler is expected to serve as the team's primary designated hitter, with potential occasional appearances in the outfield.
Bottom Line

The Giants' signing of Jorge Soler brings a new power profile to the team, addressing a significant gap in their recent performance and providing a potential solution to their struggles against left-handed pitchers.