Albert Suarez

Albert Suarez

34-Year-Old PitcherSP
Baltimore Orioles
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Suarez is back in the big leagues for the first time since he made 18 relief appearances for the Giants in 2017. The Orioles signed him to a minor-league contract this past offseason after he pitched in the KBO from 2022 through 2023. Suarez was a groundball machine in Korea, generating grounders over 60 percent of the time. In three Triple-A appearances, Suarez struck out 17 batters and walked one in 15.1 innings. He continued to be stingy with free passes in his first start for the big club, striking out four with zero walks in 5.2 frames. Suarez sat at 96 mph with his fastball, which he threw over 62 percent of the time, while his upper-80s cutter was his go-to secondary pitch. The Orioles have established starters like Kyle Bradish and John Means who are working back from injury and Cade Povich is having significant success at Triple-A, but for the time being, Suarez appears to have earned a spot at the back of the rotation. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#600
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in December of 2023.
Fires 5.2 scoreless frames
PBaltimore Orioles
April 17, 2024
Suarez allowed three hits and no walks over 5.2 scoreless innings during Wednesday's 4-2 win versus Minnesota. He struck out four and didn't factor in the decision.
ANALYSIS
The 34-year-old was a surprise selection to start Tuesday, which was his first MLB appearance since 2017, but he pitched well with 14 swinging strikes on 75 pitches and allowed just four baserunners. According to Jake Rill of MLB.com, manager Brandon Hyde said Suarez will get additional turns through the rotation, which isn't a major surprise given his performance and the numerous injuries Baltimore is managing to its rotation.
Read More News
Pitching Stats
Loading Pitching Stats...
2024
2017
2024 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Sorare
Loading Pitching Game Log...
2017 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Sorare
Loading Pitching Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Pitching Game Log...
Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
75
Last 10 Games
75
Last 5 Games
75
How many pitches does Albert Suarez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Albert Suarez generally pitch?
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
5th
 
 
 
6th
 
 
 
7th
 
 
 
8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
5th
 
 
 
6th
 
 
 
7th
 
 
 
8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
5th
 
 
 
6th
 
 
 
7th
 
 
 
8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-59%
BAA vs RHP
2024
 
 
-59%
BAA vs RHP
2023
No Stats
2022
No Stats
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .222 9 2 0 2 1 0 0
Since 2022vs Right .091 12 2 0 1 1 0 0
2024vs Left .222 9 2 0 2 1 0 0
2024vs Right .091 12 2 0 1 1 0 0
2023vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
No Stats
2024
No Stats
2023
No Stats
2022
No Stats
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 0.00 0.53 5.2 0 0 0 6.4 0.0 0.0
Since 2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024Home 0.00 0.53 5.2 0 0 0 6.4 0.0 0.0
2024Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Stat Review
How does Albert 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
0.00
 
K/9
6.4
 
BB/9
0.0
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
95.9 mph
 
ERA
0.00
 
WHIP
0.53
 
BABIP
.200
 
GB/FB
0.56
 
Left On Base
100.0%
 
Exit Velocity
77.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2324 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
25.0%
 
Swinging Strike
17.3%
 
Advanced Pitching Stats
Loading Advanced Pitching Stats...
Defensive Stats
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Stats Vs Today's Lineup
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Albert Suarez See More
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Five Times a Charm
Yesterday
Tarik Skubal is on tap for a two-start week, as he's one of the top-ranked starters in Todd Zola's Weekly Pitcher Rankings.
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
April 29, 2018
Jan Levine's latest FAAB report is stuffed with Braves, including two pitchers who might make a huge impact if given the chance the rest of the season.
NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
April 22, 2018
Jan Levine analyzes this week's waiver-wire options Albert Almora could continue to get more and more at-bats with Ian Happ struggling for the Cubs.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Corbin Checks All the Boxes
April 14, 2018
Todd Zola ranks the coming week's starting pitchers, and Arizona's Patrick Corbin looks to be in a good spot with two starts at home against weak-hitting teams.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
October 1, 2016
Christopher Olson checks out the regular season's final Saturday slate and expects Charlie Blackmon to deliver as he puts the finishing touches on a breakout campaign.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Suarez was a Rule 5 pick by Arizona, who plucked him from the Giants after he spent the past two seasons on the San Francisco-to-Sacramento shuttle bus. He was mostly used as a starter in Triple-A and the big leagues in 2016, but did a poor job missing bats at the big-league level. The Giants converted him to a full-time reliever last season, but he worked just over 40 innings across multiple levels while dealing with a sore shoulder for a good portion of the first half. He saw a nice jump in his strikeout rate while working in relief and will likely have a home in the Arizona bullpen since he must remain on the active roster in order for the club to keep him. His role will likely be to soak up low-leverage work while Arizona sees if there is anything more to this 27-year-old pitcher.
Suarez -- a career minor leaguer -- was called upon to serve as the Giants' fifth starter and long man throughout the 2016 season. In 22 appearances (12 starts) he put up pedestrian strikeout numbers (5.8 K/9) and a 4.34 ERA. He did a good job of keeping the Giants in games, consistently going five or six innings before giving way to the bullpen. Suarez relies on getting groundball outs with his sinker (47.9 percent groundball rate) while mixing three offspeed pitches. If the Giants elect to keep him on the major league roster, they will likely deploy him as their primary long reliever.
More Fantasy News
Draws start Wednesday
PBaltimore Orioles
April 17, 2024
The Orioles selected Suarez's contract from Triple-A Norfolk and will have him start Wednesday's game against the Twins at Camden Yards.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Latches on with Orioles
PBaltimore Orioles
December 30, 2023
Suarez signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles on Saturday, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Outrighted to Triple-A
PArizona Diamondbacks
March 27, 2018
Suarez was outrighted to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Designated for assignment
PArizona Diamondbacks
March 24, 2018
Suarez was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Competing for long-relief role
PArizona Diamondbacks
March 19, 2018
Suarez has given up five runs (four earned) on 10 hits and two walks across 9.2 innings in the Cactus League while striking out eight batters.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.