Andrew Suarez
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
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
Rough showing in Sunday's finale
PSan Francisco Giants
September 30, 2018
Suarez (7-13) took the loss against the Dodgers on Sunday, allowing six earned runs on six hits and two walks over 2.1 innings.
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This marked Suarez's worst outing since allowing seven runs in Cincinnati on Aug. 19, as he wasn't able to settle down and overcome the Los Angeles lineup. The southpaw wound up making 29 starts for the Giants this season, finishing with a 4.49 ERA and 130 strikeouts across 160.1 innings.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-28%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-28%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .208 165 32 5 32 4 2 1
Since 2016vs Right .290 500 98 40 131 21 5 22
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
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-29%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-29%
ERA at Home
2017
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2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.75 1.10 81.2 4 6 0 7.1 2.1 1.1
Since 2016Away 5.26 1.50 78.2 3 7 0 7.6 3.0 1.5
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
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Andrew Suarez 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.
K/BB
2.89
 
K/9
7.3
 
BB/9
2.5
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
92.2 mph
 
ERA
4.49
 
WHIP
1.30
 
BABIP
.303
 
GB/FB
2.07
 
Strand %
69.2%
 
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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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Earns one more start
PSan Francisco Giants
September 24, 2018
Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated after Sunday's 9-2 loss to the Cardinals that Suarez would receive one more start during the final week of the season, Sean Collins of MLB.com reports.
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Takes tough loss against Cardinals
PSan Francisco Giants
September 23, 2018
Suarez (7-12) pitched five innings and took the loss Sunday, yielding two runs on a walk and six hits while striking out five in the loss to the Cardinals.
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Picks up seventh win
PSan Francisco Giants
September 18, 2018
Suarez (7-11) fired 7.2 innings of two-run ball Monday, giving up four hits and three walks while striking out four and picking up the victory over the Padres.
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Quality start in loss
PSan Francisco Giants
September 12, 2018
Suarez (6-11) took the loss Tuesday, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three over six innings against the Braves.
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Allows three homers in loss
PSan Francisco Giants
September 5, 2018
Suarez (6-10) took the loss Wednesday, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings against the Rockies.
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