Jorge Soler was a simple summer trade acquisition for the Atlanta Braves.
After dealing with the loss of Ronald Acura Jr for the season, the addition of Soler became even more important in October.
In the World Series, Soler was incredible for the Braves, hitting .300 (6-for-20) with three home runs, six RBI, three walks and a 1.191 OPS. With that performance, Soler was named the 2021 World Series MVP.
MLB could have gone with Freddie Freeman as well, but given the impact Soler had on the entire series, he was the perfect choice.
Soler is the second Cuban-born player to win the award; Livan Hernandez won the award with the Miami Marlins back in 1997.
Soler was acquired on July 30 from the Kansas City Royals for Kasey Kalich; a trade that will now be forever celebrated in Braves history.