Brent Suter
Brent Suter
29-Year-Old PitcherSP
Milwaukee Brewers
60-Day IL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 11/1/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Suter threw a career-high 101.1 innings last season, making 18 starts and a pair of relief appearances before Tommy John surgery ended his season in late July. The timing of the injury wipes out most if not all of the lefty's upcoming season and prevents him from building on a year in which his peripherals were trending in a positive direction. Despite a career-worst 4.44 ERA, both Suter's 19.8 K% and 4.5 BB% were the best marks of his three-year career, with the walk rate ranking 10th best among all pitchers who threw at least 100 innings. The 29-year-old likely won't have much of a chance to build on those improvements this season, as he's unlikely to have time to build back up to a starting role if he makes it back at all. He could have some deep-league sleeper value as a back-end starter in 2020 if a rotation spot is available, but his ceiling isn't high enough to justify rostering him in most dynasty formats. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Brewers in August of 2016.
Placed on 60-day injured list
PMilwaukee Brewers
February 19, 2019
Suter (elbow) was moved to the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The move makes room on the 40-man roster for the newly signed Mike Moustakas. It has no bearing on Suter's return timeline, as he underwent Tommy John surgery in August and will miss well more than the first 60 days of the season. He will likely sit out for the whole year.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .239 221 37 14 48 9 0 7
Since 2016vs Right .273 635 126 32 162 20 6 22
2018vs Left .222 100 19 6 20 4 0 4
2018vs Right .269 324 65 13 82 12 4 14
2017vs Left .192 85 15 6 15 4 0 1
2017vs Right .287 256 49 16 68 7 2 7
2016vs Left .394 36 3 2 13 1 0 2
2016vs Right .235 55 12 3 12 1 0 1
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ERA at Home
Since 2016Home 4.11 1.25 115.0 9 5 0 7.5 1.9 1.5
Since 2016Away 3.65 1.25 88.2 4 6 0 6.7 2.1 1.0
2018Home 4.92 1.28 60.1 5 4 0 7.9 1.5 1.9
2018Away 3.73 1.07 41.0 3 3 0 6.8 2.0 1.1
2017Home 3.83 1.30 47.0 2 1 0 7.5 2.7 1.1
2017Away 2.86 1.27 34.2 1 1 0 6.5 2.1 0.5
2016Home 0.00 0.81 8.2 2 0 0 5.2 1.0 0.0
2016Away 5.54 1.77 13.0 0 2 0 6.9 2.8 2.1
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How does Brent Suter compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Suter was seemingly being counted on as a "Swiss Army Knife" pitcher from spring training through the end of June last year, as up to that point he had already started and pitched in relief for both the big club and for Triple-A Colorado Springs. However, following a July 3 start in which he dominated the Orioles, he was a regular in the starting rotation, making 13 starts the rest of the way. He hardly blew batters away, as evidenced by his 85.8 mph average fastball and 7.0 K/9, but he was also plenty effective, posting a 3.24 ERA from July onward. That showing alone was not enough to guarantee him a place in the Brewers' rotation for 2018, but he figures to get a chance to compete for a spot in spring training. If he does not open the year as a starter, the team could opt to keep him stretched out in the minors, or use him out of the bullpen after watching him holding opposing left-handers to a .192 average in 2017.
Suter made his major league debut with the Brewers after five seasons in the minors when he was called up to make a spot start in August. He was actually the first left-hander to start a game for Milwaukee in nearly three years, breaking a streak that went back to Tom Gorzelanny's start on August 28, 2013. The 27-year-old stuck around in the bullpen after his first start, eventually posting a solid 3.32 ERA. However, his 4.39 FIP makes that success seem mostly luck-driven, especially considering he didn't post a great groundball rate (43.3 percent) or any other notable batted ball numbers, except for an unsustainable 24 percent infield flyball rate. Suter's fastball also lives in the mid-80s, decimating his upside as a starter or reliever. He will likely fight for a bullpen spot in spring training, but could also be used for occasional starts in 2017.
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Throwing from 60 feet
PMilwaukee Brewers
February 14, 2019
Suter (elbow) will be restricted to throwing from 60 feet three times a week during spring training, Todd Rosiak and Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report.
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Begins to throw
PMilwaukee Brewers
January 27, 2019
Suter (elbow) has started playing catch, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Undergoes successful Tommy John surgery
PMilwaukee Brewers
August 1, 2018
Suter (elbow) had Tommy John surgery in Cincinnati on Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of reports.
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Transferred to 60-day DL
PMilwaukee Brewers
July 26, 2018
Suter (torn UCL) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Adam McCalvy of reports.
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Tommy John surgery likely
PMilwaukee Brewers
July 23, 2018
Suter has a torn UCL and will likely need Tommy John surgery, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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