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Kurt Suzuki

32-Year-Old Catcher – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

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.259

HR

8

RBI

49

R

34

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Suzuki's status as Minnesota's starting catcher is at risk after a poor season at the plate and with the Twins acquiring John Ryan Murphy. After hitting .309/.365/.396 in the first half of 2014, the T...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 203   DOB: 10/4/1983   BORN: Wailuku, HI   COLLEGE: Cal State Fullerton   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Kurt Suzuki Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $12 million contract extension with the Twins in July of 2014. Contract includes a vesting option for 2017.

September 16, 2016  –  Kurt Suzuki News

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Suzuki (face) is back in the lineup Friday, catching and batting fifth, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Kurt Suzuki Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 20 A VAN 44 204 170 24 50 16 10 3 3 31 0 1 17 25 3 3 11 .294 .388 .441 .829
2005 21 A STO 114 504 441 85 122 43 26 5 12 65 5 3 63 61 0 0 0 .277 .378 .440 .818
2006 22 AA MID 99 444 376 64 107 34 26 1 7 55 5 3 58 50 0 1 9 .285 .392 .415 .807
2007 23 AAA SAC 55 240 211 32 59 12 9 0 3 27 0 0 21 41 1 3 4 .280 .351 .365 .716
2007 23 MAJ OAK 68 248 213 27 53 20 13 0 7 39 0 0 24 39 3 5 3 .249 .327 .408 .735
2008 24 MAJ OAK 148 588 530 54 148 33 25 1 7 42 2 3 44 69 2 1 11 .279 .346 .370 .716
2009 25 MAJ OAK 147 614 570 74 156 53 37 1 15 88 8 2 28 59 1 7 8 .274 .313 .421 .734
2010 26 AAA SAC 3 10 8 4 3 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .375 .500 1.000 1.500
2010 26 MAJ OAK 131 544 495 55 120 33 18 2 13 71 3 2 33 49 0 4 12 .242 .303 .366 .669
2011 27 MAJ OAK 134 515 460 54 109 40 26 0 14 44 2 2 38 64 3 7 7 .237 .301 .385 .686
2012 28 MAJ OAK 75 278 262 19 57 16 15 0 1 18 1 0 9 53 2 2 3 .218 .250 .286 .536
2012 28 MAJ WAS 43 164 146 17 39 10 5 0 5 25 1 0 11 20 2 3 2 .267 .321 .404 .725
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ OAK/WAS 118 442 408 36 96 26 20 0 6 43 2 0 20 73 4 5 5 .235 .276 .328 .605
2013 29 MAJ WAS 79 281 252 19 56 15 11 1 3 25 2 0 20 32 2 4 3 .222 .283 .310 .593
2013 29 MAJ OAK 15 35 33 6 10 4 2 0 2 7 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .303 .343 .545 .888
2013  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ WAS/OAK 94 316 285 25 66 19 13 1 5 32 2 0 22 35 2 4 3 .232 .290 .337 .627
2014 30 MAJ MIN 131 503 452 37 130 37 34 0 3 61 0 1 34 46 1 7 9 .288 .345 .383 .728
2015 31 MAJ MIN 131 479 433 36 104 22 17 0 5 50 0 0 29 59 6 4 7 .240 .296 .314 .610
2016 32 MAJ MIN 105 372 344 34 89 33 24 1 8 49 0 0 18 48 1 4 5 .259 .302 .404 .706
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3-Year Averages     118 432 390 32 100 25 21 0 4 47 0 0 28 46 3 5 6 .256 .312 .341 .653
Career  (View All)     1207 4,621 4,190 432 1,071 316 227 6 83 519 19 10 290 541 23 48 70 .256 .311 .372 .683

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Kurt Suzuki Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 25 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 24 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 23 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .302 .404 .706
Sep. 22 Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .304 .408 .712
Sep. 22 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .306 .410 .716
Sep. 21 Det Did not play.
Sep. 20 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .307 .414 .721
Sep. 18 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .309 .417 .726
Sep. 17 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 16 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .310 .419 .729
Sep. 15 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .311 .422 .733
Sep. 13 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .271 .311 .415 .726
Sep. 12 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .313 .417 .730
Sep. 11 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 10 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .314 .410 .724
Sep. 9 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .315 .414 .729
Sep. 7 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .318 .419 .737
Sep. 6 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .319 .421 .740
Sep. 5 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .322 .425 .747
Sep. 4 CWS 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .323 .426 .749
Sep. 3 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 2 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .319 .419 .738
Sep. 1 CWS 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .320 .421 .741
Aug. 31 @Cle Did not play.
Aug. 30 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .318 .417 .735
Aug. 29 @Cle Did not play.
Aug. 28 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .318 .421 .739
Aug. 27 @Tor Did not play.
Aug. 26 @Tor 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .281 .323 .427 .750
Last 7 Games 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .083 .000 .083
Last 14 Games 27 2 3 0 0 2 5 2 7 0 0 0 2 0 .111 .161 .333 .494
Last 30 Games 57 4 9 3 0 2 11 5 10 0 0 1 2 2 .158 .231 .316 .547

Kurt Suzuki: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 98 4
2015 130
2014 119 5
2013 93
2012 117
2011 129 4
2010 123 7
2009 135 8

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Kurt Suzuki Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016109134210.275.450.745
2015136141170.257.338.658
2014130101200.331.438.810

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016235214280.251.383.688
2015297224330.232.303.587
2014322272410.270.360.695

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016179154250.235.374.656
2015211173290.256.322.625
2014228231260.316.425.792

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016165194240.285.436.760
2015222192210.225.306.596
2014224142350.259.339.662
Kurt Suzuki Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 20 A VAN 204 170 8.3% 12.3% 0.68 85% .331 .147
2005 21 A STO 504 441 12.5% 12.1% 1.03 86% .299 .163
2006 22 AA MID 444 376 13.1% 11.3% 1.16 87% .313 .130
2007 23 AAA SAC 240 211 8.8% 17.1% 0.51 81% .335 .085
2007 23 MAJ OAK 248 213 9.7% 15.7% 0.62 82% .275 .159
2008 24 MAJ OAK 588 530 7.5% 11.7% 0.64 87% .311 .091
2009 25 MAJ OAK 614 570 4.6% 9.6% 0.47 90% .284 .147
2010 26 AAA SAC 10 8 20% 10% 2.00 88% .333 .625
2010 26 MAJ OAK 544 495 6.1% 9% 0.67 90% .247 .124
2011 27 MAJ OAK 515 460 7.4% 12.4% 0.59 86% .249 .148
2012 28 MAJ OAK 278 262 3.2% 19.1% 0.17 80% .269 .068
2012 28 MAJ WAS 164 146 6.7% 12.2% 0.55 86% .281 .137
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ OAK/WAS 442 408 4.5% 16.5% 0.27 82% .274 .093
2013 29 MAJ WAS 281 252 7.1% 11.4% 0.63 87% .244 .088
2013 29 MAJ OAK 35 33 5.7% 8.6% 0.67 91% .286 .242
2013  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ WAS/OAK 316 285 7% 11.1% 0.63 88% .249 .105
2014 30 MAJ MIN 503 452 6.8% 9.1% 0.74 90% .315 .095
2015 31 MAJ MIN 479 433 6.1% 12.3% 0.49 86% .268 .074
2016 32 MAJ MIN 372 344 4.8% 12.9% 0.38 86% .281 .145
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3-Year Averages     432 390 6.5% 10.6% 0.61 88% .282 .085
Career     4,621 4,190 6.3% 11.7% 0.54 87% .277 .116

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2016 Stat Review for Kurt Suzuki    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.259 AVG
WEAK
86% Contact Rate
GREAT
.281 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.404 SLG
WEAK
.145 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
4.8% BB Rate
POOR
12.9% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.706 OPS
WEAK
.302 OBP
WEAK

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Kurt Suzuki: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Suzuki (chin) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Suzuki left Wednesday's game with a lacerated chin, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Suzuki is out of the lineup Monday against the Royals, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Suzuki is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Suzuki is out of the lineup Saturday against the White Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Suzuki tallied three RBI in Friday's 15-8 loss to the Blue Jays on the strength of a two-RBI double and sacrifice fly. He also drew a walk and scored a run.

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Suzuki is out of Tuesday's lineup against Detroit.

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Suzuki is out of Wednesday's lineup against Atlanta, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Suzuki is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Suzuki has been placed on trade waivers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The deadline to claim Suzuki is mid-day Sunday.

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2016

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2015

Suzuki had a surprising resurgence at the plate that resulted in a two-year contract extension as the team's everyday catcher with Joe Mauer moving to first base. Suzuki originally signed a one-year deal with many thinking he'd serve as a veteran bridge to young catcher Josmil Pinto. However, Pinto was sent to Triple-A early in the season and Suzuki got hot at the plate by hitting .309/.365/.396 in the first half of the season. Rather than trade a player hitting above his recent career marks, the Twins believed in his revitalization and cited a need for a veteran catcher with many younger pitchers on the staff by giving him the extension in July. It's not clear it was a wise decision, as Suzuki hit just .253/.313/.362 after the All Star break. His .728 OPS isn't unprecedented as he had similar offense performances six years ago, but his hot hitting was likely fueled by a career-high .315 BABIP. While Suzuki's defense drew raves from the Twins, he looked below average by advanced defensive metrics and his pitch-framing stats were poor. Suzuki does make good contact with few strikeouts, but don't count on a continued career resurgence at the dish.

2014

The A's traded for Suzuki in late August after a rash of injuries to their catching corps. He played sparingly, but managed to mix in a couple of home runs for the A's after hitting only three in 252 at-bats for the Nationals. Suzuki made up for his typically low batting average by averaging 14 home runs from 2009-11, but he has hit just 11 total home runs over the last two years. The A's did not exercise their option on Suzuki, and he signed a one-year deal with the Twins in December to serve as a veteran bridge to young catcher Josmil Pinto.

2013

Suzuki bottomed out in his final season in Oakland, hitting just .218 with one home run before getting dealt to the Nats just after the trade deadline. He looked more like his old barely-adequate self in Washington, hitting .267 with five homers in 43 games, but with Wilson Ramos set to be healthy Suzuki will likely be stuck in a backup role in 2013. With a number of teams looking for viable options behind the plate heading into the season, it is entirely possible that he will be on the move again at some point in the near future.

2012

Suzuki's value is tied almost exclusively to your scoring format. In traditional 4x4 or 5x5 leagues, catchers that hit for 15 homers, 60 RBI and 60 runs hold some value in their counting stats alone; those in OPS-based leagues got killed again with Suzuki's poor .237/.301/.385 line over 460 at-bats. There have been no signs of growth after a somewhat promising 2009 season, and he seems to be settling in as a .240 hitter and not the .270 version that some had hoped for. He struggles against lefties and righties, home and away, so there's no platoon possibility for the A's to take advantage of or to use to reduce his playing time. His high price tag could lead to a trade elsewhere following the acquisition of Derek Norris in December.

2011

Suzuki failed to play in at least 145 games last season for the first time since becoming a lineup regular, but still managed 131 games behind the plate as the A's heavily-used catcher. He gave back all the promising power gains he showed in 2009, however, shedding 60 points in slugging and posting a career-low (.366) mark in the process. Any thoughts of it being a side effect of a too-quick return from an early-season oblique injury can be dismissed with his terrible final two months (.206 average, no homers, 24 RBI his final 185 at-bats). His road performance (.220/.270/.331) was far worse than his home numbers, making it tough to find anything positive from 2010.

2010

For the second straight season, Suzuki appeared in at least 147 games as the A's primary catcher. He drew just 28 walks in 570 at-bats, leading to a poor .313 OBP in what otherwise was a pretty decent year from a catcher. His 37 doubles and 15 homers show good potential and he'll be just 26 years old this season so there's still some upside here. The A's haven't made any indication that they are interested in reducing Suzuki's workload, so he should be in line for at least 140 games and 550 at-bats again in 2010.

2009

Suzuki played often as the A's regular behind the plate, appearing in 148 games. He'll rack up enough counting stats given his heavy workload to be worth a bit as your second catcher, but his modest power doesn't project as being worthy of your No. 1 spot behind the plate.

2008

Suzuki emerged as the A's everyday catcher following the trade of Jason Kendall after spending just half a season at Triple-A Sacramento. His struggles against righties (.252/.319/.327 at Triple-A) will result in some less-than-stellar numbers for him in the majors the next year or two. There's not a lot of projectable power here, making him a poor option for those in leagues that use OBP and SLG as scoring categories.

2007

After putting up an .856 OPS in the first half at Double-A Midland, Suzuki tailed off in July, hitting just .215. He's got excellent strike zone judgement and punished the lefties in the Texas League to the tune of a 1.054 OPS. His glovework behind the plate improved as well. There's a lot to like about the 23-year-old catcher. If his gap power continues to develop as he moves up the chain, he could be an offensive force behind the plate. He'll start the season at Triple-A and figures to push for a starting job by 2008.

2006

Suzuki, a 2004 draft pick, has shown a good eye at the plate in his brief pro career. He doesn't have a ton of power, though, and given how often catcher bats stagnate as they advance, it's debatable if he'll hit enough to be a major league regular.