Scouting Ryan Soares

Infielder Ryan Soares was selected by the Tigers in the 36th round of the 2010 MLB draft.  He led George Mason in nearly every offensive category this season, amassing a .438 batting average and a .809 slugging percentage.

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George Mason assistant coach Kyle Werman says Soares does not possess a standout tool, but he knows how to play the game and does everything well.

Offensively, Soares is a free-swinger with good contact ability.  He does not draw many walks, but he does not strike out much either.  While Soares does not have a prototypical swing, Werman says he keeps his hands back long enough to recognize pitches and put the barrel of the bat on the ball.  Werman says Soares has the ability to drive the ball to all fields and is not afraid of being hit by the pitch.  In fact, Soares had more hit by pitches (15) than strikeouts (13) this season at George Mason.

Defensively, Soares has the ability to play either middle infield position.  Werman says he has great hands and uses his feet well to get in position to get a good hop.

“He profiles best as an offensive second baseman at the pro level where he will make every routine play and turn the double play,” Werman said.

Soares has already signed a professional contract with the Tigers and will probably be assigned to Connecticut.

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