Tyler Soderstrom

Tyler Soderstrom

22-Year-Old DHDH
Oakland Athletics
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Selected by the Athletics with the 26th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft out of a high school in California, Soderstrom climbed through the minor leagues far more quickly than most young catchers and made his major-league debut just after the 2023 All-Star break at age 21. How much he'll actually catch over the course of his big-league career is an unsettled debate, but he should retain eligibility at fantasy baseball's shallowest position for at least a little while longer as he also works in at first base and DH. Oakland loves his bat, and it's easy to see why. Across his 268 total games on the farm, the now 22-year-old registered an .856 OPS with 62 home runs and 216 RBI, and he absolutely feasted on right-handed pitching as a fast-rising lefty-swinging slugger. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#419
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Athletics in March of 2024.
Blasts homer Sunday
DHOakland Athletics
June 16, 2024
Soderstrom went 4-for-8 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored as the Athletics were swept in Sunday's doubleheader versus the Twins.
ANALYSIS
Soderstrom had three of his hits, including the homer, during the nightcap. He's hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, going 13-for-38 (.342) in that span. The 22-year-old is up to a .250/.357/.464 slash line with five homers, 13 RBI, nine runs scored and three doubles over 31 contests. Soderstrom continues to see steady playing time at first base against right-handed pitchers, and he could push for closer to an everyday role if he continues to hit well.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
11
2
4
3
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+29%
OPS vs RHP
2024
 
 
+58%
OPS vs RHP
2023
Even Split
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .487 26 1 0 2 0 .174 .269 .217
Since 2022vs Right .630 210 17 8 18 0 .199 .286 .344
2024vs Left .533 6 1 0 1 0 .200 .333 .200
2024vs Right .840 92 8 5 12 0 .253 .359 .481
2023vs Left .472 20 0 0 1 0 .167 .250 .222
2023vs Right .472 118 9 3 6 0 .159 .229 .243
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+88%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+36%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+99%
OPS on Road
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .412 105 4 1 6 0 .141 .238 .174
Since 2022Away .774 131 14 7 14 0 .239 .321 .453
2024Home .655 28 2 1 3 0 .208 .321 .333
2024Away .888 70 7 4 10 0 .267 .371 .517
2023Home .325 77 2 0 3 0 .118 .208 .118
2023Away .648 61 7 3 4 0 .211 .262 .386
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Tyler Soderstrom compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.39
 
BB Rate
12.2%
 
K Rate
31.6%
 
BABIP
.333
 
ISO
.214
 
AVG
.250
 
OBP
.357
 
SLG
.464
 
OPS
.821
 
wOBA
.360
 
Exit Velocity
93.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
43.4%
 
Barrels/PA
9.2%
 
Expected BA
.244
 
Expected SLG
.527
 
Sprint Speed
22.2 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
41.5%
 
Line Drive %
17.0%
 
Fly Ball %
41.5%
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Worked at Driveline to up bat speed
DHOakland Athletics
March 2, 2023
Soderstrom spent 5-6 days per week at Driveline Baseball this offseason with the goal of increasing his bat speed, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Soderstrom said he's seen "more consistent exit velos and bat speed" as a result of the drills Driveline tailored specifically for him. The top prospect has only worked as a catcher so far this spring and any action he sees at first base will be "very limited," Athletics manager Mark Kotsay said. Soderstrom began 2022 at High-A Lansing but finished it at Triple-A Las Vegas, compiling an .825 OPS with 29 homers and 105 RBI across three stops. He's slated to return to Las Vegas to begin 2023, but his MLB debut this season is very possible, whether it's at catcher, first base or a combination of the two positions.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Once Sean Murphy gets traded, Soderstrom becomes the most important position player in Oakland's organization. A prep catcher when he was drafted with the 26th overall pick in 2020, Soderstrom got more starts at first base (58) than catcher (50) last year, and most evaluators expect him to be Oakland's first baseman of the future. It's possible he could have catcher eligibility when he debuts, depending on the host site, but dynasty-league managers should count him as a first baseman when doing roster inventory. He got off to a slow start in 2022, but considering he was playing in the cold weather of the Midwest League, that should be forgiven. From May 24 on, Soderstrom (a California native) slashed .293/.346/.534 with 22 home runs, a 26.1 K% and a 7.0 BB% across High-A, Double-A and Triple-A. His 31.8 Hard% on the year was a very strong mark and Soderstrom easily projects for plus game power, although his future home park and teammates could suppress his counting stats. The 21-year-old lefty hitter should return to Triple-A, and it's possible the A's will bring him up earlier than expected due to the lack of talent on the big-league roster.
Seen as one of the best pure hitters in the 2020 draft, Soderstrom was popped by Oakland with the 26th overall pick and spent the rest of that year at the alternate training site. He lived up to his billing in his pro debut, hitting .306/.390/.568 with 12 home runs, a 10.6 BB%, a 24.0 K% and a 145 wRC+ in 57 games at Low-A before suffering a season-ending injury in late July. There were varying reports as to the exact nature of Soderstrom's injury/injuries -- collarbone, back and oblique have all been reported by different outlets, and those are part of the same kinetic chain. He was expected to take part in the Arizona Fall League but a flare up to the prior injury reportedly prevented him from taking part. When healthy, he excelled at using the whole field, but his power output may have been artificially boosted by the homer-friendly park in Stockton and a 21.1% HR/FB. Even so, he was a 19-year-old catcher who had a lot to focus on defensively, so he gets very high marks for his offensive performance. Evaluators seem to agree that Soderstrom's bat will be special, while his defense lags well behind, so there has been plenty of speculation that it would be for the best if Oakland moved him to left field or first base and fast-tracked his bat to the majors. This would probably be more of a Bryce Harper situation than a Daulton Varsho situation, so Soderstrom wouldn't retain catcher eligibility if the A's ultimately made that decision.
Soderstrom's offensive ability gets rave reviews, and the hype continued to mount at Oakland's alternate training site and in the fall instructional league after he was selected with the No. 26 overall pick. At 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, he is physically mature and turned 19 in November. His sweet left-handed swing already produced a 108 mph max exit velocity, due more to strength and barrel control than pure bat speed. Soderstrom is currently hit over power, but he could end up with a plus hit tool and plus game power. He reportedly dominated at the plate early on at the alternate site and logged a .441 OBP during instructs. Soderstrom's defense probably won't be good enough for him to catch in the majors without the help of robo umps. However, he could play third base or the corner outfield spots. For fantasy, a position change would be ideal in order to fast-track his bat to the majors.
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Carries offense in loss
DHOakland Athletics
June 14, 2024
Soderstrom went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Twins on Thursday.
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Goes yard again
DHOakland Athletics
June 11, 2024
Soderstrom went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Padres.
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Swats second homer
DHOakland Athletics
June 10, 2024
Soderstrom went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a loss to the Padres on Monday.
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Sitting second straight
DHOakland Athletics
June 5, 2024
Soderstrom is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.
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Reclaiming playing time at first base
DHOakland Athletics
June 2, 2024
Soderstrom will start at first base and bat ninth in Sunday's game against Atlanta.
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