2009 (Sophomore) • Named to the MVC All-Conference First Team. • Earned a spot on the MVC All-Tournament Team as the shortstop. • Part of double play combo with Vicente Cafaro that helped the Creighton defense finish the year first in the country in fielding percentage (.984) and seventh in double plays, with 69. • Finished second in the MVC in double plays behind Cafaro with 52. • Also finished second in MVC in assists with 197. • Led the league in at-bats (239), finished third in plate appearances (271) and had second-most sacrifice bunts among Valley players (11). • Led team in hits (77), sac bunts (11) and stolen bases (13). • One of five Bluejays to start all 56 games and hit over .300. • Had a hit in all but 10 games and posted a 23-game hit streak from March 24-April 29, hitting .347 (35-101) over that span. • The streak was five short of a Bluejay record. • Had 21 multi-hit, and five multi-RBI games. • Had three, four-hit games (3/7 vs. Albany, 3/14 vs. South Dakota State and 5/22 vs. Missouri State) to tie a career high. • Established new career high with four RBIs at Illinois State (5/2). • Played in the prestigious Cape Cod League this past summer, suiting up for the Hyannis Mets.
2008 (Freshman) • Played in 50 of 58 games as a true freshman. • Played in most games of any CU freshmen. • Got his first career RBI at Washington State on Feb. 23. • Collected his first career hit in game two at Memphis on March 5. • Went 3-7 (.429) vs. Chicago State (3/15-16). • Posted his first career extra base hit with a triple in Chicago State series finale. • Went 3-6 with a run scored vs. South Dakota State (3/25), marking first of two times he had three hits in a game. • Went 4-11 (.364) with three runs scored in Illinois State series (3/28-30). • Scored a season-high two runs in the Wichita State series opener (4/13). • Went 2-5 with his first career double against Kansas State on April 15. • Was 4-8 for the Evansville series (4/25-28), going a perfect 2-2 with two RBI in the finale. • Posted a 4-12 mark in SIU series (5/3-4). • In the first two SIU games, went a combined 4-9 (.444), including a 3-6 game in the middle game of the set. • Went 2-4 at Missouri (5/6). • Hit .294 (5-17) at the Missouri Valley Tournament. • Scored a season-high three runs vs. Bradley (5/21). Dundee Crown High School (2003-06) Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round following graduation ... Named Northwest Herald Player of the Year following his senior season at Dundee Crown in Carpentersville, Ill. ... Led the Chargers of head coach Fred Bencriscutto to the state quarterfinals as a senior, as the team finished 28-8 ... Set single-season school record with a .455 batting average as a senior ... Owns career records for hits, triples and on-base percentage ... Earned all-conference and all-area honors as a senior, junior and sophomore ... Hit .393 with six home runs, 42 RBI and had 19 stolen bases as a junior ... Team won the Fox Valley Conference regular season championship in his final two seasons ... Twice won the gold glove at the CABA World Series ... Played summer ball for the McHenry County Hurricanes.
Profile Birthday: August 21, 1989 Parents: Gustavo and Ursula Soto Sibling: Karina Career Ambitions: Play professional baseball Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan Favorite MLB Team: Cubs Did You Know?: Favorite sports moment was Michael Jordan’s game-winning shot against the Jazz in 1998