Before hitting the market, though, he had one memorable World Series run with the Braves.
Named the World Series MVP, Soler was one of the most important players in the Braves’ title, their first one since 1995.
Soler hit .300/.391/.800 with three home runs, six RBI, and a 1.191 OPS in the Fall Classic against the Houston Astros.
One of his most important hits was a home run in the last contest, Game 6, the one that ended the series.
With the score 0-0, Soler got all of the ball on a pitch thrown by Houston starter Luis Garcia, and put the score at 3-0 because there were two men on base.
The Braves hit two more dingers and the final score was 7-0: Atlanta had won the World Series 4-2.
Lost in all the hoopla was the fact that a man got a considerable amount of money by selling the ball.
The Home Run Ball Was Sold For A Lot Of Money
FOX reported that the ball was sold, through SCP Auctions, for $70,000.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) February 20, 2022
That’s more than what a lot of people make in a year!
It’s an incredibly valuable piece of memorabilia, and it was treated as such.
Soler is currently trying to parlay that huge World Series into an MLB contract.
His lousy defense is definitely a problem, but now that the universal DH rule was approved, he should have a broad market to be someone’s designated hitter.
Last year, he hit .223/.316/.432 with a .749 between the Braves and the Kansas City Royals.
He was a different player with the Braves, and has hit 48 homers in a season in the past.
It’s unclear if he will get the opportunity to start somewhere, but one thing is clear: Soler just made a man rich.