Jorge Soler has appeared in 125 major league contests over the last two seasons after signing a nine-year major league deal with Chicago, June 30, 2012 ... he has batted .268 (122-for-455) with 15 homers in the regular season with Chicago and batted .474 (9-for-19) with three homers in last year's postseason. Owns a .303 batting average (169-for-557) with 43 doubles, three triples, 28 home runs and 118 RBI in 155 minor league contests ... owns a .381 minor league on-base percentage and a .542 slugging percentage. Rated as the organization's third-best prospect heading into the 2015 season by Baseball America ... the publication ranked him as the organization's fifth-best prospect entering 2014 and the third-best prospect entering the 2013 campaign. Ranked 22nd on MLB.com's top-100 prospect list heading into the 2015 season ... was 49th heading into the 2014 season. Missed a majority of the 2013 season due to a left shin fracture suffered in June ... played 20 games in the 2013 Arizona Fall League, hitting .271 (23- for-85) with six doubles, one home run and 35 RBI for the Mesa Solar Sox. Named to the World Team in the 15th annual MLB All-Star Futures Game, July 14, 2013 at Citi Field in New York ... did not play due to injury. Played for Cuba in several international tournaments, including the 16-under COPABE Pan American Championships in Lagos de Morelos, Mexico in 2008, and in the World Junior Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada in 2010. Batted .304 with a .500 on-base percentage and a .522 slugging percentage in seven games in the 2010 World Junior Championships, helping Cuba to the bronze medal … drew nine walks while only striking out once during the tournament. Participated in the second-annual Cubs Rookie Development Program in January of 2014.
In his first full season in the majors, Jorge Soler batted .262 (96-for-366) with 18 doubles, 10 homers, 47 RBI and 39 runs scored in 101 games ... missed nearly two months due to two stints on the disabled list with a left ankle sprain and a left oblique strain. Batted .268 (78-for-291) with eight homers against righties and .240 (18-for-75) with two homers against left-handed pitchers. Among N.L. rookies, ranked ninth in walks with 32 and tied for fifth in outfield assists with four. Reached base safely in his first nine career post-season plate appearances, the first player in major league history to accomplish that feat. The previous Cubs overall post-season record was held by Hack Wilson, who reached safely in seven-straight plate appearances in the 1929 World Series. Hit two home runs, April 13 vs. the Reds, including a game-tying two-run shot in the eighth inning with an 0-2 count ... set career-highs with four RBI and three runs scored. Marked his second career multi-homer effort, and came in his 30th career contest ... joined Mandy Brooks in 1925 as the only two Cubs since at least 1914 to record two multi-homer efforts in their first 30 career games. Enjoyed an eight-game hitting streak, April 13-21, in which he batted .378 (14-for-37) with three doubles, two homers, seven RBI and a 1.047 OPS. Recorded a career-high four hits, April 20 in Pittsburgh, going 4-for-5 with a double and two runs. His first-inning double, April 27 vs. Pittsburgh, snapped an 0-for-15 drought ... finished the game 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Batted .288 (30-for-104) in May after hitting just .247 (20-for-81) in the opening month. Drew a career-high four walks, May 15 vs. the Pirates. Delivered a game-tying two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning, May 23 in Arizona ... Cubs went on to win, 9-6. Landed on the 15-day disabled list, June 3, with a left ankle sprain suffered June 1 at Miami ... activated off the D.L., July 5. Recorded a career-high 10-game hitting streak, July 31-August 11, in which he batted .382 (13-for-34) with one double and eight RBI ... had four multi-RBI games. Placed on the 15-day disabled list for a second time, August 24, with a left oblique strain ... activated off the D.L., September 17. Played in four postseason games with Single-A Myrtle Beach as part of a rehab stint, scoring two runs and helping the Pelicans win the Carolina League title. Hit his first career pinch-hit homer, September 21 vs. Milwaukee, a three-run shot in the seventh inning off Cesar Jimenez ... was also his first home run off a left-handed pitcher. Homered three times in a four-game span, September 19-23, including homers in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. Batted .321 (17-for-53) with 22 RBI with runners in scoring position from July 12 through the end of the season.
Jorge made his major league debut, August 27, and went on to bat .292 (26-for-89) with eight doubles, one triple, five homers and 20 RBI in 24 games for the Cubs ... combined to hit .340 (68-for-200) with 23 doubles, two triples, 15 homers and 57 RBI in 62 games across three minor league levels to begin the campaign...Recorded a .903 OPS with Chicago thanks in part to 14 extra-base hits and six walks...Started all 24 of his games in right field...Committed two errors and recorded two outfield assists...Hit safely in 19 of 24 major league games...Recalled from Triple-A Iowa, August 27, and made his major league debut that night in Cincinnati...Belted a home run in his first career at-bat, a solo shot off Mat Latos, and finished the game 2-for-4 with a run, the homer and two RBI...Became the first Cub to homer in his first career at-bat since Starlin Castro did so, May 7, 2010 in Cincinnati...Recorded his first multi-homer effort, August 29 in St. Louis, in just his third career game...Joined teammate Javier Baez as the only Cubs to hit three home runs in their first three career games...Is just the third player since 1900 to record at least one extra-base hit in each of his first five career games, joining St. Louis' Enos Slaughter in 1938 and Boston's Will Middlebrooks in 2012...Became just the second Cub in franchise history to have 11 or more RBI in his first eight career games, joining Mandy Brooks, who had 14 RBI in his first eight games from May 30-June 8, 1925 (thanks to STATS Inc.)...Additionally, became the first player to amass at least one RBI and/or one extra-base hit in each of his first eight career games since the Philadelphia Athletics' Buddy Blair did so in 1942...Stole his first career base in the season finale, September 28 in Milwaukee...Was on Tennessee's disabled list, April 4-May 7, with a left hamstring strain ... was back on the shelf, May 20-July 6, with right hamstring strain...Hit .415 (27-for-65) with nine doubles, one triple, six home runs, 22 RBI and a 1.356 OPS in 22 games for Double-A Tennessee before he was promoted to Iowa, July 22...Named the Cubs Minor League Player of the Month for July, hitting .406 (26-for-64) with a .500 on-base percentage, an .891 slugging percentage and a 1.391 OPS in 24 games between Tennessee and Iowa...Batted .282 (31-for-110) with 20 extra-base hits (11 doubles, one triple and eight homers) and 29 RBI in 32 games with Iowa from July 24-August 25.
Jorge batted .281 (59-for-210) with 38 runs scored, 13 doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 35 RBI in 55 games for Single-A Daytona before a strained left calf landed him on the disabled list from June 17 through the end of the season.... Named a mid-season Florida State League All-Star and the league's Player of the Week for the period ending, May 12 ... in four games during the span, he was 7-for-15 (.467) with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and four RBI... Recorded a .970 fielding percentage (3 E/99 TC) in 55 games in right field ... had two outfield assists... Hit .377 (20-for-53) with a 1.112 OPS against left-handed pitching... Began the season with a 10-game hitting streak, April 4-21, hitting .378 (14-for-37) with three doubles, two homers, six RBI and seven walks... After batting .273 (18-for-66) in April, hit .304 (31-for-102) in May... Played for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .271 (23-for-85) with six doubles, one home run and 14 RBI in 20 games.