#3 Jose Soriano – RHP Signed as an International free agent (2016)
Jose Soriano is a flame-thrower who is learning how to pitch in the Angels minor league system. The Dominican Republic native has tremendous stuff as he possesses a fastball that can reach as high as 99 MPH.
Soriano usually throws between 94 and 97 MPH and has struck out more than one batter per inning with 70 strikeouts in 62 innings. The biggest issue for Soriano is his control as he has walked 35 batters in those 62 innings of work.
Soriano was nearly a part of a combined no-hitter as he blanked Dayton for six inning walking three batters and striking out nine while allowing no hits. He had another strong outing in early June pitching seven shut out innings allowing only two hits with six strikeouts.
Soriano overall is 5-5 with a 2.47 ERA and his WHIP is 1.26 and a .201 opponents batting average. This may sound like a broken record, but Soriano will probably getting a call up to Inland Empire very soon and then the California League will get a chance to see this flame-thrower first han