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Nats prospect Soto promoted again, to Double-A

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It's been a stellar month for Juan Soto, whose red-hot hitting has him rapidly rising through the Nationals' organizational ranks.

Soto, Washington's No. 2 prospect who is also ranked No. 16 overall by MLB Pipeline, was promoted to Double-A Harrisburg on Thursday, sources confirmed to MLB.com's Jamal Collier on Thursday. The news was first reported by Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post.

It's been a stellar month for Juan Soto, whose red-hot hitting has him rapidly rising through the Nationals' organizational ranks.

Soto, Washington's No. 2 prospect who is also ranked No. 16 overall by MLB Pipeline, was promoted to Double-A Harrisburg on Thursday, sources confirmed to MLB.com's Jamal Collier on Thursday. The news was first reported by Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post.

The promotion to the Senators comes just 18 days after Soto was elevated to Class A Advanced Potomac from Class A Hagerstown. The 19-year-old outfielder played in 15 games for Potomac, batting a blistering .371/.466/.790 with seven home runs, 18 RBIs and 17 runs scored in 62 at-bats in the Carolina League. Before that, Soto hit .373/.486/.814 with five homers and 24 RBIs in 16 South Atlantic League games.

Soto leads all of Minor League Baseball in total bases (97), extra-base hits (24) and RBIs (42), and he is second in homers (12), slugging percentage (.802) and OPS (1.278).

Soto, who signed with the Nats for $1.5 million in 2015, played in only 32 games last year due to an ankle injury, a broken hamate bone and a hamstring injury. But he still finished with a .360 average in his first taste of full-season ball.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @basebollie.

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