Juan Soto’s Brother Expected to Join Washington Nationals Over New York Mets

Published 01/11/2022, 10:02 AM EST


In a shocking turn of events, New York Mets’ potential prospect has been reported to sign with the Washington Nationals. Juan Soto’s younger brother, Elian Soto, had taken over the headlines with his insane skills.

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The young upcoming star had left baseball fans in a confusing situation with the buzz around his signing. Interestingly, Elian is not even eligible to sign in 2022, but in 2023.

Juan Soto’s brother not signing with New York Mets

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23-year-old Washington Nationals’ star, Juan Soto, has been stunning the world with his performance since 2015. While Juan himself is young, his 16-year-old brother is also all set to enter the baseball world. The young prodigy took the spotlight when he posted a video of him in New York Mets’ gear, with the caption, ”Are you ready for what’s coming this year?”

Expectedly, the hopes of Mets fans went sky high, as they assumed Elian Soto will join their team. However, a new report has crushed the Mets dream, revealing that Elian would follow in his brother’s footsteps.

Byron Kerr tweeted, OF/3B Elian Soto, 16, the famous younger brother of #Nats star Juan Soto, is close to signing with the #Nats, not the Mets, source close to situation confirms.”
https://twitter.com/ByronKerr/status/1480621651045801984?t=wKeBKBqfomdVQC9fvss5uQ&s=08

Notably, Elian is not even an eligible international free agent yet; he will enter the market in January 2023.

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Elian Soto already heaping praises from seniors

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While he’s yet to step on the American baseball ground, Elian has already secured praises for his talent. Toronto Blue Jays first base star, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had praised Elian for his hitting skills. He said, ”He hit harder than Juan Soto when he was 15 years old.”

Juan Soto was just 19 when he had played his maiden MLB match, becoming the youngest player in MLB. Remarkably, Elian Soto will take over his brother’s record in 2023 if he signs with Nationals, as he will be 17 then.

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Elian comes from the baseball blood and has already shown off his powerful form in his social media videos. The Soto brothers together in Nationals will be a strong duo for the team, and a challenge for their competitors. What are your thoughts on Juan Soto’s younger brother?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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