Soto becomes youngest-ever National to hit 100th home run

Juan Soto

Welcome to the 100 Home Run Club, Juan Soto.

The Nationals’ 23-year-old phenom came up to the plate in the sixth inning Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves to face Bryce Elder. Elder left his pitch just a bit too close to the middle of the plate and Soto absolutely crushed it to deep right field. 

Soto’s home run was his second of the 2022 season. At 23 years, five months and 18 days old, he's the youngest player in Nationals/Expos franchise history to hit his 100th career home run. Soto barely beat out Bryce Harper (23 years, five months, 29 days) for the distinction.

After finishing as the runner-up for NL MVP in 2021, Soto has picked up right where he left off in the early goings of this season.