Juan Soto already boasts a dominating all-time record

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Juan Soto is the man of the hour, after it was revealed on Wednesday that he turned down $350 million from the Washington Nationals before the lockdown.

The Nationals offered that amount over a 13-year term in their last extension, but Soto believes he’s worth more than that.

Some fans said that in his position (a 23-year-old athlete, with all that comes with that reality), they would have taken the money.

But Soto remains firm on his demands and is unlikely to sign for less than $400 million.

He is already an MVP candidate, World Series winner and batting champion.

How many 23 year olds can say that?

Soto has the ability to hit for average (.301 for his career) and power (98 homers, before he turned 24) while playing good defense and being a good runner.

He also showed that he was not afraid of the big stage: his performance in the 2019 playoffs is all the proof we need.

Plate discipline is Soto’s most impressive attribute

However, none of these traits are the most impressive part of his game.

Soto’s plate discipline is the best in the league and that’s what makes him special.

Take this statistic, brought to you by Codify:

Mel Ott and Ted Williams, especially the latter, are the benchmark for home plate discipline for young hitters in the history of the game.

Barry Bonds too, but he peaked later in his career.

The fact that Soto has 59 more steps before his 23rd birthday than Teddy Ballgame tells you everything you need to know about his eye at home plate.

We also have to consider that one of the seasons he played had only 60 games.

Soto is a real star and worth every penny he asks for.

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