Ranger Suarez

Ranger Suarez

26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Philadelphia Phillies
2022 Fantasy Outlook
If MLB had a Most Improved Player Award, Suarez may well have won it last season. He was coming off a season lost almost entirely to COVID-19 and owned a career 4.66 ERA in 67.2 innings, most of which came in relief, and he didn't even crack the big-league roster until May. After some strong initial performances, he was temporarily elevated to the closer role and saved four games before the Phillies decided he was needed even more in the rotation. He closed the year with 12 starts and finished with a remarkable 1.36 ERA in 106 innings. Suarez isn't the second coming of Bob Gibson, so he didn't truly earn an ERA quite that low, but his peripherals indicate he should remain a well above-average pitcher going forward. He was better than average in both strikeout rate (25.6%) and walk rate (7.9%) while posting a very strong groundball rate (59.2%, third among pitchers who threw at least 100 innings). Due to the lockout, visa issues may prevent Suarez from being ready for Opening Day. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#179
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Phillies in March of 2018.
Early exit against Dodgers
PPhiladelphia Phillies
May 21, 2022
Suarez (4-2) took the loss Friday, giving up three runs on five hits and two walks over three innings in a 4-1 loss to the Dodgers. He struck out five.
ANALYSIS
The lefty needed 84 pitches (48 strikes) to record only nine outs, and he got stuck with the loss when the Phillies' offense couldn't repeat last week's success against Julio Urias. Suarez has seen his numbers take a big step backward so far in 2022. He's posted a 4.12 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 19.0 percent strikeout rate through 39.1 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
89
Last 10 Games
89
Last 5 Games
96
How many pitches does Ranger Suarez generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Ranger Suarez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-42%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-38%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-52%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .148 156 45 11 21 3 0 0
Since 2020vs Right .253 462 96 41 104 16 1 10
2022vs Left .182 35 8 1 6 1 0 0
2022vs Right .293 139 25 14 36 7 0 5
2021vs Left .109 111 37 8 11 2 0 0
2021vs Right .225 307 70 25 62 7 1 4
2020vs Left .500 10 0 2 4 0 0 0
2020vs Right .462 16 1 2 6 2 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-9%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-26%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.48 1.09 87.0 7 3 3 8.4 2.5 0.5
Since 2020Away 2.74 1.32 62.1 5 5 1 8.7 4.0 0.7
2022Home 5.48 1.69 21.1 1 2 0 6.8 3.8 1.3
2022Away 2.50 1.17 18.0 3 0 0 8.5 3.0 1.0
2021Home 1.51 0.90 65.2 6 1 3 8.9 2.1 0.3
2021Away 1.12 1.17 40.1 2 4 1 9.4 4.0 0.4
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 20.25 3.50 4.0 0 1 0 2.3 9.0 2.3
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Stat Review
How does Ranger 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 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
2.20
 
K/9
7.6
 
BB/9
3.4
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
92.9 mph
 
ERA
4.12
 
WHIP
1.45
 
BABIP
.322
 
GB/FB
1.97
 
Left On Base
74.0%
 
Exit Velocity
79.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.6%
 
Spin Rate
1852 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.3%
 
Swinging Strike
8.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
Suarez looked like a strong relief option in 2019, posting a 3.14 ERA in 48.2 innings, but his 2020 season was unfortunately almost a complete write-off. He battled COVID-19 during summer camp and wasn't deemed ready to join the big-league roster until the final day of August. Three poor outings later, he was sent right back to the team's alternate training site, and he didn't pitch again the rest of the way. He finished the year with an unsightly 20.25 ERA and 3.50 WHIP, though the sample size is far too small to draw any meaningful conclusions. We're probably best served looking back to 2019 when assessing Suarez's future. He posted a below-average 20.5 K% that season but made up for it with a 5.9 BB% and a 55.1% groundball rate. That's not a high-leverage reliever by any means, but it should be enough to keep him in the big leagues, either as a left-handed relief weapon or a swingman.
There weren't many pleasant surprises on the Phillies' pitching staff in 2019, but Suarez was one of them. Despite a 5.68 ERA in seven starts for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Suarez got the call to the big-league bullpen in early June and spent all but three days on the roster the rest of the way. In 48.2 innings at the highest level, he posted a strong 3.14 ERA. The lefty doesn't exactly have the profile of a pitcher one would expect to improve drastically out of the bullpen; he has unimpressive velocity (92.8 mph) but good control (5.9 BB%) and used two secondary pitches (a slider and a changeup) at least 20% of the time. The performance looks largely legitimate, however, backed up by a 3.89 FIP and a 3.64 xFIP. His strikeout rate remained modest at 20.5%, but Suarez is now one of the top lefties in the bullpen, and as such should earn double-digit holds for the first time.
Suarez reached the majors for the first time in 2018, making three starts and one relief appearance and finishing with a 5.40 ERA in 15 innings. He had considerably more success with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, posting a 2.74 ERA in nine starts, though his 15.1% strikeout rate and 7.3% walk rate at that level weren’t far off from his marks in the big leagues. As a soft-tossing lefty without a standout secondary pitch, his future is likely as a back-end starter, a specialist reliever or perhaps one of those new-fangled “bulk innings” types. He’s likely to spend much of the 2019 season in the minors unless the Phillies suffer a major injury crisis or his stuff takes an unexpected step forward. Such a step can’t be ruled out given his age, but fantasy owners can safely wait for him to show signs of a breakout before giving him much thought.
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Victorious in quality start
PPhiladelphia Phillies
May 14, 2022
Suarez (4-1) earned the win during Saturday's 8-3 victory over the Dodgers, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk with six strikeouts in seven innings.
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Shuts down M's for third win
PPhiladelphia Phillies
May 10, 2022
Suarez (3-1) picked up the win in Monday's 9-0 victory over the Mariners, giving up four hits and two walks over six scoreless innings while striking out seven.
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Saddled with loss
PPhiladelphia Phillies
May 3, 2022
Suarez (2-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Rangers after giving up five runs (three earned) on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks across five innings.
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Quality start in win
PPhiladelphia Phillies
April 27, 2022
Suarez (2-0) earned the win and allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk, tossing six innings while striking out three in a 7-3 victory Wednesday over Colorado.
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Mixed bag in no-decision
PPhiladelphia Phillies
April 22, 2022
Saurez allowed one run on four hits and three walks over 4.2 frames in Friday's 4-2 win over Milwaukee. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.
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