Gregory Soto was lit up for five runs on two hits in a 7-0 loss to the Rays on Sunday. Soto only got two outs and walked three batters while taking the loss.
Soto entered the ninth inning with the game tied at 0-0 but his wildness allowed the game to get out of hand in a hurry as he threw just 12 of 26 pitches for strikes. Soto can bring the heat, posting a 98th percentile average fastball speed, but his 10.1% walk rate is preventing him from being a reliable closer in fantasy and real life. Soto has now converted 20 of 22 saves in 2022.