It's usually Juan Soto who's the one taking pitchers deep. At the Nationals Academy's Winterfest this weekend, it was younger brother Elian who was doing the raking, and off his big bro, no less!
Not only did Elian exhibit the same patience and batter's box savvy that Juan has become known for early on in his career, he showcased his own version of the famed "Soto shuffle" during the at bat. Looks like Juan shouldn't have thrown at his little brother's head a few pitches earlier. Elian clearly had him rattled after the shuffle, and the rest, for Juan, was history.
The elder Soto belted 34 homers in just his second year in the big leagues in 2019, and it looks like Elian caught the right side of the baseball gene pool as well. He even has his older brother's swing. Could we be seeing an early incarnation of Soto 2.0?