How Old Is New York Mets Interest Elián Soto?

Published 01/01/2022, 9:00 AM EST


The New York Mets have undertaken a project this off season. Owner, Stever Cohen, and manager, Billy Eppler, want to win now. But just because they have an eye on the now, doesn’t mean they’ve lost sight of the future. A new prospect, Elián Soto may soon be coming to Citi Park.

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While Juan Soto tears it up as a Washington General, the Mets may be preparing for a swoop in free agency. And how better to make sure the hitter comes to Citi Park than get his family there.

Who is Elián Soto?

There had been reports that Soto, a Dominican Republic-native, intended to sign with the Mets during MLB’s international signing period, which starts on Jan. 15. And while only 15 in 2021, he could be primed for a bright future.

Not much is known about the young phenom, but the outfielder/third baseman does have a sweet lefty swing just like his brother. The younger brother of Juan Soto may have to make his way up the leagues. Sources say that the signing will be for the class of July 2, 2022. A period sufficiently in the future for the Mets to have established some success in the League.

For those wondering as to how a signing can occur during the lockout, here’s why. The lockout only extends to the players that were in the Majors from before and will not apply to young prospects who are being signed independently.

The outfielder has posted a video to his socials with the vague caption asking if his followers are ready for what’s to come. And Mets fans can get hyped.

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The New York Mets in 2022

The New York Mets will be looking to contend in the World Series come the 2022 season. And this time their actions n the off-season have spoken. Despite Marcus Stroman leaving for the Cubs, the Mets have secured Cy Young Award Winner Max Scherzer for the mound.

The free agent signings that they have undertaken too should go a long way in reinforcing their bid for the title.

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And as if their off season moves had not been a strong enough indication, the Mets also have the perfect manager hire for them. Buck Showalter, an elder tactician that can inspire respect in the roster is also in the dugout. It doesn’t hurt that Showalter has managed in New York before. He understands the implication a big market team can have.

And his instructions are clear. It’s to be the “last team standing.”

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Aditya Deshingkar

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Aditya Deshingkar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. An aspiring lawyer, Aditya is a final year student of the law program at GLC. Notably, as an avid sports lover, he shares a keen interest in NBA, MLB, and Formula 1.

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