Juan Soto has been unreal since he's been called up to the big leagues earlier this year. Naturally, people can't just accept how great he is and acknowledge the success he's had at the plate. When he went yard against the Braves, it gave announcer Joe Simpson the opportunity to question if he's really 19 years old.
Come on, man. Are we really going there?
There is absolutely no speculation that Soto isn't the age he claims to be. The only thing that would make people think that is his insane abilities that are rarely seen out of a someone as young as he is. He's been destroying baseballs since the first pitch he saw in the bigs and hasn't slowed down. Why are we questioning his age now?
Age fraud hasn’t been a thing in Latin America in nearly a decade. But then again Joe Simpson is stuck in the past, so it’s not a surprise that he proffers this sort of garbage. Ignore it.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 8, 2018
Juan Soto is 19. Period. Full stop. And he’s doing things the game never has seen before. https://t.co/V5iWMkkleF
The obvious reason you could look for is his Latina American heritage and the fact that he's been bullying the Braves. It's, of course, low-hanging fruit that has no truth around it whatsoever, so it's something that should be ignored.
What shouldn't be ignored is the phenomenal season Soto is having.