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WATCH: Juan Soto Gives An Inspiring Speech For The Young Yankees In Dominican Republic

Juan Soto was the biggest addition to the New York Yankees this offseason. After a terrible 2023 season, the fans needed something to look up to. Hence, the addition of the Dominican superstar was like a signing of their savior. For a long time, Aaron Judge has been the lone superstar in the team. The captain tried his best to carry the team to the postseasons alone as long as he could. However, last year, the NY side failed to make the postseason for the first time since 2016. Moreover, they finished with an awful 82-80 record. Hence, it was the worst season for the Yankees in the last 30 years. They had the second-worst batting average in the league behind the Oakland Athletics.

Hence, the front office knew they needed to do something to bolster their offense and outfield. Moreover, the agent of Juan Soto, Scott Boras, calls the Dominican slugger “An offense in itself.” Hence, when the Yankees signed the best hitter in baseball, the pairing of Soto and Judge intrigued the fans the most. Now, this outfield/offensive duo is raising the hopes of the NY side for winning the World Series again. Lately, the Dominican superstar gave an inspiring speech to the young players of the Yankees Academy in Dominican Republic. 

   

How Juan Soto Inspired The Young Yankees In His Country?

Juan Soto
Juan Soto Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

First of all, Juan Soto welcomed the aspiring baseball players to the New York Yankees Academy. Then, he shared his mindset with them. He taught them what they needed to do to succeed at the top level. Moreover, who is better to inspire the kids in the Dominican Republic about how to fight the challenges of adapting to the MLB? When he moved from his country to Washington, DC, Soto had to make a lot of adjustments. But he was so strong mentally that he overcame all challenges and eventually won a World Series with the Nationals.

Hence, Juan Soto’s journey to superstardom is really inspiring for every international player in MLB. Moreover, the Dominican superstar mentioned that joining the Yankees Academy is “Just the beginning.” He told every aspiring baseball player there to work and focus hard on their craft. And he revealed the fact that mental fortitude and discipline are the most important thing. But he congratulated the young guns for getting to the first step of their dreams. More importantly, Juan Soto mentioned, “The next big goal is to learn how to behave like a professional on and off the field.” 

The Best Hitter Of The Game Revealed How He Prepares Before A Season?

Shohei Ohtani Juan Soto
Shohei Ohtani Juan Soto Source: iiitl.ac.in

One aspiring baseball player of the Yankees academy asked Juan Soto about how he prepares to get ready before a season. In reply, the Dominican superstar revealed that most important thing for him is to have faith in what he did in the offseason. Moreover, Soto said that it is essential to prepare from Day 1 and not wait until the last week to get ready for the season.

However, as per Juan Soto, the best thing to do is to be positive and always trying to find motivations as well as thinking the best. The new Yankees slugger mentioned that his mindset is like always trying to find motivations to move forward and think about what his goal really is.

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