“People Are Going to Think I’m Lying”- Washington Nationals’ Star Juan Soto Reveals His Extra-Ordinary Strategy to Decode Pitchers

Published 04/14/2022, 6:00 AM EDT

Ever since his MLB debut, Juan Soto has been sensational for the Washington Nationals. Soto, at the age of just 23, has established himself as one of the best hitters in the league. And given his age, if he continues to do this for the next 10-12 years, he will have his name written in the record book.

To have a power hitter like Soto is still a dream for any baseball team. Although, there are many power hitters in Major League Baseball, playing for different teams. But in Soto’s case, apart from power hitting, he has a unique ability to read pitchers’ minds. And probably, that is what makes him different from the rest of the hitters.

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From power, patience, contact, and a perfect prediction of the next pitch, Soto has everything that requires him to be an excellent hitter of the ball.

Juan Soto smashes his 100th career home run

Given his tremendous hitting capabilities, that day is not very far when he’ll be one of the top players in MLB. Recently, while talking to SI.com, Soto revealed his hitting techniques. He believes that he has a unique ability to decode pitchers’ minds and predict the spin of a baseball. But as per Soto, people still think he is lying.

www.allproreels.com – from Nationals vs. Reds at Nationals Park, May 25th, 2021

“I mean, people are going to think I’m lying through all this!. They’re going to think it’s all lies,” Soto said“I hope they don’t. I don’t lie at all. It’s all true. I don’t keep notes. It’s mostly in my head. It can be a move, sometimes the way they throw a pitch or the way they might miss with a pitch and go, Oh, that’s my fault. It can be any move they make that makes me go.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Soto hit his 100th home run in Major League Baseball. With this, the Nationals star joined an elite list of players to hit 100 home runs before turning 24 years old. Currently, Soto is among the seven active players who have achieved this feat at 23. Before Soto, players like Albert Pujols, Mike Trout, Ronald Acuna Jr., Giancarlo Stanton, Bryce Harper, and Miguel Cabrera have done the same.

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Notably, with Soto’s 100th home run, the Washington Nationals defeated the defending world champion, Atlanta Braves 3-1. Now, it’ll be interesting to see how far the Nationals will go this season.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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