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  • 24 June 2019

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    BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It might seem as if Juan Soto has a big hole to fill in the
    Washington Nationals‘ lineup, what with Bryce Harper gone.Soto is not the sort
    to worry about that type of thing, though. Last season’s surprise runner-up as
    NL Rookie of the Year at age 19, he’s carefree and self-believing as can be, by
    all accounts.Which is good, because he could very well be the No. 3 hitter for
    Washington, counted on to make the offense go. Everyone around Soto seems to
    think he’ll be up for whatever challenges Year 2 brings.“He’s as ready as you
    could possibly be at, shoot, 20 years
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    ,” Nationals closer Sean Doolittle said Thursday, before Soto
    homered for the second consecutive exhibition game. “He has a very mature
    approach — the way he prepares. He loves doing all the work behind the scenes.
    He’s always in the cage or in the weight room. Keeps his head down. He’s a quiet
    guy, by nature, and he doesn’t seek out the spotlight.”Young as he is, Soto
    sounds like an old soul, speaking about the “process” of spring training during
    his first taste of big league camp — he started last season, believe it or not,
    at low-A ball — and getting ready for the regular season “step by step, every
    day.”Asked whether he can improve on what he showed last year, Soto crossed his
    arms and replied: “My approach with that is: just the same.”The Nationals
    certainly would take more of the same.Soto made his debut last May after all of
    eight games at Double-A and he hit .292 with 22 homers, 25 doubles and 70 RBIs
    in only 116 games. He walked a whopping 79
    times ,
    helping produce a .406 on-base percentage. His slugging percentage was .517. His
    three multihomer games were the most by a teenager in big league history.“I
    don’t see any difference from where he was last year to where he is this year.
    If I had to say anything, maybe a little bit more confident, that he knows he
    belongs here,” manager Dave Martinez said. “And that’s a good feeling.”No one is
    too worried about Soto’s hitting. The two key areas that need shoring up:
    defense and baserunning.Martinez knows it. So does Soto, who learned left field
    on the fly in Washington a year ago, having played only seven games there in the
    minors, where he usually was in right or center.Every morning in Florida, Soto
    said, he puts in extra work with his glove.“It was almost borderline unfair that
    we put him out in left field, but it was by necessity,” general manager Mike
    Rizzo said. “What he has shown
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    , in so many different ways, is the mental maturity and the
    outstanding makeup of a superstar player. And he is not satisfied.”The quality
    that stands out to everyone is Soto’s discipline at the plate, something he
    began honing at the prompting of a hitting coach in the minors.“He doesn’t swing
    unless it’s a strike. That’s pretty impressive. Pretty hard to do at the highest
    level when you’re a teenager,” Nationals shortstop Trea Turner said.Turner
    thinks that skill will help Soto “counteract” whatever adjustments opposing
    pitchers make when facing him this season.“We saw last year that his approach at
    the plate is really, really advanced. You don’t see him over-swing and get
    outside of his mechanics and try to do too much,” Doolittle said. “You see him
    use the whole field. You see him really dial it in with two strikes. It lends
    itself to giving himself a good chance to follow up and pick up where he left
    off. I’m excited to see what he does next.”