Chicago Cubs: 3 realistic DH targets that project well for 2022

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Cubs: 3 realistic DH targets that make a difference – #2: Jorge Soler

Looking for a man with mammoth power to slide into the DH spot? Look no further than former Cubs slugger Jorge Soler. After spending 2014-2016 with the Cubs, Soler went to Kansas City to play for the Royals where he was mostly hot and cold during his tenure there. This past season, he was traded to Atlanta, where he found a resurgence at the plate, slashing .269/.358/.524 with 14 home runs and 33 RBI in just 208 at-bats.

His best year came back in 2019 when he batted .265/.354/ .569 with 48 home runs and 117 runs batted in. His career batting average is .248 but he has managed to record a .260+ mark in four different campaigns if you include his first taste of big league action back in 2014.

As for how he’s fared at Wrigley, he owns a line of .262/.341/.433 in 374 ABs. When Soler can bat for average, he is extremely valuable to a lineup when you factor in his .219 ISO.

The Cubs can definitely add in a little more power to the mix in 2022. A continuance of Patrick Wisdom and Frank Schwindel’s power at the plate along with adding in another power bat such as Soler can help the team put some more runs up this year.  Soler will definitely land on at least a few team’s radars as the universal DH comes into play this coming season.