MLB Rankings: Five Best Hitters 22 or Younger

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 18: Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox reacts as he is doused with Gatorade after a game against the Baltimore Orioles on August 18, 2019 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 18: Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox reacts as he is doused with Gatorade after a game against the Baltimore Orioles on August 18, 2019 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) /
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2. Juan Soto, LF, WSN

The 20-year-old phenomenon put on a show in 2019. He was even more impressive than his 2018 campaign when he was just 19. The Nationals’ superstar hit .284 with and had a .949. OPS.

Soto was a huge reason why Washington was so successful this season and why they are currently playing in the National League Division Series.

Barely into his twenties, he was already one of the better hitters in the National League. In the NL, he ranked ninth in RBI, seventh in runs scored, third in walks, and sixth in OPS. Soto will be a threat in NL East, and the whole league, for a long time.

With 34 home runs this season, Soto became the seventh MLB player in history to reach 30 home runs before his 21st birthday.

He was huge in the Wild Card Game, delivering go-ahead RBI single in the 8th inning against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Soto is another player who was snubbed of an All-Star game appearance in 2019, despite turning plenty of heads this year. The Dominican Republic native could be even more impressive when he is 21. The Washington Nationals look to have Soto for the long haul, and he is going to be a huge part of their franchise moving forward.