Andrew Suarez
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A stat like xFIP heavily regresses home-run numbers and suggests a player like Suarez is something close to a true-talent high-3.00s ERA pitcher. The problem is, Suarez's stuff is entirely pedestrian and there's little reason to think his home-run rate will regress toward the league average. The lefty finished last season with a well-above-average groundball rate (51.3%), but even so had a 1.29 HR/9. That number jumped to 1.49 when he didn't have AT&T Park dampening his opponents' power. Right-handers combined for a .286/.348/.504 line and a 43.6% hard-hit rate against Suarez. Suarez averages just over 92 mph with his fastball and only his changeup grades out as even average among his secondary offerings. The Giants will need Suarez to chew up innings in a rebuilding year, but he's a home streaming option at best, and even in home starts, his upside is limited (7.1 K/9 at home last season). Read Past Outlooks
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Officially added to roster
PSan Francisco Giants
September 2, 2019
The Giants recalled Suarez from Triple-A Sacramento ahead of Monday's series opener against the Cardinals.
ANALYSIS
Suarez previously made two starts with the big club earlier this season and 29 in 2018, but he's expected to fill a long-relief role in September with youngsters Tyler Beede, Logan Webb and Dereck Rodriguez currently occupying the final three spots in the rotation and Johnny Cueto (elbow) expected back from the injured list next weekend. Even against lower-caliber competition in the Pacific Coast League this season, Suarez failed to find much success, submitting a 5.73 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 88 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
26
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
11
How many pitches does Andrew Suarez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Andrew Suarez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-25%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-22%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-28%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .221 225 44 10 46 8 2 1
Since 2017vs Right .296 588 111 49 156 27 6 29
2019vs Left .259 60 12 5 14 4 0 0
2019vs Right .333 88 13 9 25 6 1 7
2018vs Left .208 165 32 5 32 4 2 1
2018vs Right .290 500 98 40 131 21 5 22
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-30%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-40%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-29%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.91 1.18 101.1 4 8 0 7.0 2.6 1.2
Since 2017Away 5.60 1.54 91.2 3 7 0 7.5 2.9 1.7
2019Home 4.58 1.53 19.2 0 2 0 6.9 4.6 1.4
2019Away 7.62 1.77 13.0 0 0 0 6.9 2.8 2.8
2018Home 3.75 1.10 81.2 4 6 0 7.1 2.1 1.1
2018Away 5.26 1.50 78.2 3 7 0 7.6 3.0 1.5
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Andrew Suarez compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 20 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.79
 
K/9
6.9
 
BB/9
3.9
 
HR/9
1.9
 
Fastball
92.8 mph
 
ERA
5.79
 
WHIP
1.62
 
BABIP
.323
 
GB/FB
2.17
 
Left On Base
69.4%
 
Exit Velocity
89.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
11.8%
 
Spin Rate
2066 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
36.3%
 
Swinging Strike
7.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
The Giants' 2015 second-round pick was promoted to Double-A Richmond in 2016, finishing with a 3.95 ERA in 19 starts. While the ERA left room for improvement, Suarez exhibited his excellent control in posting a 3.8 K/BB ratio. The southpaw relies mainly on his low-90s fastball and slider to attack the opposition, but he does mix in a changeup to keep hitters honest. He will undoubtedly start the year in the minors, but Suarez isn't too far away from the majors. He could put on the fast track if he gets off to a hot start in 2017.
Suarez moved swiftly through the minors after being drafted by the Giants this past summer, going from rookie ball to short season, and reaching High-A San Jose before year's end. He posted great numbers at all three levels. Like the player that was selected before him (Chris Shaw), Suarez was drafted to address a glaring need within the Giants' farm system; in this case, left-handed starters. At age 23, Suarez possesses excellent control and should progress through the minors quickly. He doesn't have huge upside, but could be a solid back-of-the-rotation starter. Those in keeper and dynasty leagues will want to aim a little higher.
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Activated for St. Louis series
PSan Francisco Giants
September 1, 2019
Suarez is flying into St. Louis and will be active for the team's three-game series Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
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Sent to Triple-A
PSan Francisco Giants
August 23, 2019
Suarez was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Rejoins Giants
PSan Francisco Giants
July 31, 2019
Suarez was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.
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Sent to minors
PSan Francisco Giants
July 18, 2019
Suarez was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Working in long relief
PSan Francisco Giants
July 16, 2019
Suarez will pitch out of the bullpen as a long reliever for the Giants, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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