Ranger Suarez

Ranger Suarez

26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Philadelphia Phillies
2021 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#170
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Phillies in March of 2018.
Dazzles in final 2021 start
PPhiladelphia Phillies
October 2, 2021
Suarez (8-5) shut out the Marlins over seven innings to claim the win Friday in the Phillies' 5-0 triumph. He scattered six hits and a walk and struck out a season-high nine batters in the outing.
ANALYSIS
The Phillies fell short in their bid to leapfrog Atlanta in the National League East standings in the final week of the season, but Suarez proved to be a revelation for the club upon converting from the bullpen to the rotation in early August. Over 12 starts, he submitted a 1.51, 1.08 WHIP and 65:19 K:BB in 65.2 innings. Though the Phillies deliberately limited his pitch counts in some of those early starts while he was building up his workload, Suarez was a workhorse down the stretch, covering at least six frames in each of his final five starts. He's not only secured a rotation spot for the Phillies heading into 2022, but he may even be a viable SP3 option in fantasy drafts.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
41
Last 10 Games
92
Last 5 Games
98
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 2019
 
 
-36%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-52%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-31%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .165 189 51 13 28 5 0 1
Since 2019vs Right .258 460 99 36 107 14 1 10
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
2019vs Left .213 68 14 3 13 3 0 1
2019vs Right .310 137 28 9 39 5 0 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-33%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-26%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 1.97 1.06 91.1 10 1 3 8.3 2.3 0.6
Since 2019Away 2.94 1.29 67.1 4 6 1 8.8 3.5 0.7
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
2019Home 3.16 1.48 25.2 4 0 0 6.7 2.8 1.4
2019Away 3.13 1.13 23.0 2 1 0 9.0 1.6 0.8
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Stat Review
How does Ranger 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 2019 data (min 30 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
3.24
 
K/9
9.1
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
0.3
 
Fastball
93.2 mph
 
ERA
1.36
 
WHIP
1.00
 
BABIP
.264
 
GB/FB
2.54
 
Left On Base
85.8%
 
Exit Velocity
80.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
1.4%
 
Spin Rate
1805 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.9%
 
Swinging Strike
11.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
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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Shuts out Pirates
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 26, 2021
Suarez (7-5) picked up the win Saturday, scattering four hits in a complete game shutout of the Pirates in a 3-0 victory. He struck out seven without walking a batter.
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Takes tough-luck loss
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 20, 2021
Suarez (6-5) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings Monday, striking out five and taking a loss against the Orioles.
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Logs quality start
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 15, 2021
Suarez pitched six innings while allowing two runs on six hits and a walk, striking out eight in Wednesday's victory over the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
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Fans six in no-decision
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 9, 2021
Suarez allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out six over six innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Thursday.
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Cleared for next start
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 7, 2021
Phillies manager Joe Girardi said Suarez will make his next scheduled start Thursday against the Rockies in Philadelphia, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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