Soler is 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 215 pounds. He is described as a power-hitting outfielder who will likely play right field. Jim Callis of Baseball America described Soler as "a 19-year-old athlete with five-tool potential." According to Callis, Soler likely would have been a top-five pick in the 2010 draft had he been eligible. Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus did not rank Soler in his list of the top baseball prospects prior to the 2012 season, but said he would have ranked Soler as the 38th or 39th best prospect if he were eligible. Some teams preferred Soler to higher profile Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes. Keith Law of ESPN.com indicated that Soler had the talent of a top-five draft choice in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, had he been eligible to be drafted. It is expected that he will need to play in minor league baseball before he is ready to make his MLB debut. In his first ever spring training at bat with the Cubs' MLB players he hit a long home run.