Eugenio Suarez

Eugenio Suarez

32-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Arizona Diamondbacks
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Suarez has been one of the most consistent sources of power over the past five-plus years, but the veteran third baseman was only able to go deep 22 times in 2023 with a .391 slugging mark; his lowest since his rookie year with the Tigers in 2014. He also once again led baseball in strikeouts with 214 while hitting just .232, and only his 96 RBI kept him fantasy-relevant for the majority of the summer. While the numbers were disappointing, the metrics suggest that Suarez deserved better in several categories. His expected slugging percentage of .423 was markedly higher, and his barrel percentage of 13.2 ranked in the 87th percentile of qualified hitters. He also was able to draw 70 walks for a second straight season, and his excellent defense at the hot corner kept him in the lineup for all 162 games even when the hits weren't falling. Suarez is a good bounceback candidate for anyone looking for power from the hot corner, and he receives a modest home-park upgrade after getting dealt from Seattle to Arizona this offseason. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a seven-year, $66 million contract extension with the Reds in March of 2018. Traded to the Mariners in March of 2022. Contract includes $15 million team option ($2 million buyout) for 2025. Traded to the Diamondbacks in November of 2023.
Lands with Diamondbacks
3BArizona Diamondbacks
November 22, 2023
The Diamondbacks acquired Suarez from the Mariners on Wednesday in exchange for Seby Zavala and Carlos Vargas, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Suarez stumbled to a .232/.323/.391 batting line this season in Seattle, although he did hit 22 home runs and drive in 96 runs. The 32-year-old is owed $11.3 million in 2024 and has a $15 million club option (or $2 million buyout) for 2025. Suarez should provide more stability at a third base spot which was a revolving door for Arizona in 2023.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
14
33
15
25
29
4
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vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
15
6
13
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+21%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021vs Left .757 464 50 17 55 0 .230 .334 .423
Since 2021vs Right .734 1433 165 67 207 2 .221 .308 .425
2023vs Left .742 158 14 3 18 0 .252 .361 .382
2023vs Right .706 536 54 19 78 2 .227 .312 .394
2022vs Left .911 153 21 8 23 0 .269 .373 .538
2022vs Right .753 476 55 23 64 0 .225 .319 .433
2021vs Left .619 153 15 6 14 0 .172 .268 .351
2021vs Right .748 421 56 25 65 0 .208 .292 .456
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+9%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021Home .757 938 103 43 125 2 .222 .326 .431
Since 2021Away .722 959 112 41 137 0 .224 .303 .419
2023Home .742 335 33 12 48 2 .232 .331 .411
2023Away .689 359 35 10 48 0 .233 .315 .374
2022Home .783 325 36 16 43 0 .233 .335 .448
2022Away .799 304 40 15 44 0 .239 .329 .470
2021Home .744 278 34 15 34 0 .198 .309 .435
2021Away .685 296 37 16 45 0 .198 .264 .422
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Stat Review
How does Eugenio Suarez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. 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 and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as 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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.33
 
BB Rate
10.1%
 
K Rate
30.8%
 
BABIP
.314
 
ISO
.159
 
AVG
.232
 
OBP
.323
 
SLG
.391
 
OPS
.714
 
wOBA
.318
 
Exit Velocity
90.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
36.7%
 
Barrels/PA
7.5%
 
Expected BA
.223
 
Expected SLG
.419
 
Sprint Speed
21.4 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
33.9%
 
Line Drive %
22.8%
 
Fly Ball %
43.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Suarez's time with the Reds came to an end last March when Cincinnati sent him and Jesse Winker to Seattle for outfielder Jake Fraley and two pitchers. The park downgrade didn't matter for Suarez as he continued to do what he always does; take his walks, strike out and hit homers. His strikeout rate ticked up to a career-high 31.2%, continuing what is now a five-year trend of increase in that number. With that level of swing and miss, Suarez will be prone to slumps. He's the type of player that needs a full season to find his level but in the end he's typically around 30 homers and 80 RBI. If you have the batting-average foundation already in place, Suarez makes a lot of sense in drafts as the third-base position begins to dry up. His 2021 was rocky but keep in mind the Reds were playing him at shortstop and his struggles in the field were clearly affecting him at the plate.
Suarez moved from third base to shortstop midway through spring training in order to make room for Jonathan India to join the lineup. The logic behind the move made sense - the Reds needed to get India's bat into the lineup, Suarez came up through the minors as a shortstop, though he hadn't played there regularly since 2016, and came into camp 15 pounds lighter. And while getting India into the lineup was a success, Suarez was a disaster both at shortstop, where he lasted just 34 games, and at the plate, where he produced -15.0 fWAR, hitting .198/.286/.428. Suarez is striking out more than ever (29.8%, with a 66.1% contact rate), and as a consequence is seeing fewer pitches in the strike zone. He was shipped to the Mariners shortly after the end of the lockout, and, barring another trade, appears locked in as the starting third baseman.
Suarez's 2020 season began inauspiciously in January, with an incident in a swimming pool that ultimately required surgery to repair. The delayed start to the season worked to his benefit, as he made it to Opening Day and only missed three games, though he did begin the season 0-for-13. But even with the three extra months off, Suarez wasn't quite himself in 2020, sinking to a .202 BA over 231 plate appearances. Some correction from the previous two seasons was likely foretold by his 29.0 K%, but this might have been an overcorrection. His power remained intact (.268 ISO), and he was extraordinarily unlucky with balls in play, with a .214 BABIP. No doubt some of that is attributable to his below average sprint speed (25.9 ft/s), which alas is unlikely to improve. Suarez will likely continue to be a source of power, though his days of hitting .270+ are likely behind him.
Suarez turned a good power season into an epic one with a strong finishing kick, hitting 20 homers while batting over .300 with a 12% walk rate over the final two months of 2019. He fell just short of the NL homer title with 49, but it was nonetheless a career year. The only drag on his value is his lack of speed, and the lack of production from his teammates -- those 49 homers translated into 103 RBI, one less than the previous year when he hit 34 home runs. His counting stats should improve in 2020 with the addition of Mike Moustakas, who will play second base to allow Suarez to remain at third. Suarez hit for similar power at home and on the road, though he hit for a far better average at Great American Ball Park. One concern is his strikeout rate spiked to 28.5%, putting a strain on his batting average.
As was the case with teammate Scooter Gennett, we asked whether Suarez could build off a 2017 season where he improved across the board. Like Gennett, Suarez not only answered in the affirmative, but he improved in most aspects at the plate, tallying career highs in HR, AVG, SLG and ISO. His 48.6% hard-hit rate ranked third in MLB and his 8.4% soft-hit rate was the bottom mark among qualified hitters. This should help negate concerns over his HR/FB jumping from 17.9% to 23.4%. The seven-year, $66 million contract extension he got from the Reds before the 2018 season seems like a bargain now. His 11 steals in 2016 were a complete outlier, and a bad back that hampered him in the second half (.245/.322/.463) bears watching. Even so, he has logged over 600 PA in three straight seasons. This is a middle-of-the-order hitter in an improving lineup who is right in the middle of his prime -- he is entering his age-27/28 season.
Suarez is yet another lineup regular for the Reds picked up on the cheap -- Adam Duvall, Scott Schebler and Scooter Gennett all fit that mold. If only the club had been as successful in acquiring starting pitching, though admittedly that's a higher bar to clear. In his third season with the Reds, Suarez took another step forward at the plate, demonstrating real skills growth. His isolated power increased from .163 to .201, his walk rate jumped from 8.1 percent to 13.3 percent and he even took a big leap forward against right-handed pitching, raising his OPS against them from .683 to .806. Is there another jump coming? Most likely not, but at age 26, there's plenty of potential to sustain this level of production for a number of seasons. One potential threat looms on the horizon -- the organization's top hitting prospect, Nick Senzel. But it's possible that Suarez could move to shortstop in a pinch and put Jose Peraza's lineup spot in jeopardy instead.
Suarez made the move from shortstop to third base after Todd Frazier was dealt to the White Sox. He struggled to adjust in the field for much of the year, committing the second-most errors among all players in 2016 -- only Jonathan Villar had more. The 25-year-old Suarez continued to provide decent power numbers for a shortstop-eligible player, but he is slated to be eligible only a third baseman in 2017 and that limits his mixed-league appeal. His inability to make consistent contact is problematic; Suarez struck out in an alarming 24.7 percent of his plate appearances. Right now he's the starter at third for Cincinnati and he probably won't face much competition in 2017, as the Reds are in rebuilding mode, but Suarez could be replaced by top prospect Nick Senzel in 2018.
Suarez was one of the few bright spots in the Reds' miserable 2015 season, heisted from the Tigers in the Alfredo Simon deal. He stepped up after Zack Cozart's ugly knee injury and held his own at shortstop, despite having a bumpy defensive start. Suarez is not as sure-handed as Cozart but might have a little bit more range. The Reds will probably find a way to play both Suarez and Cozart in 2016, possibly moving Suarez to third base or left field following the Todd Frazier trade. In a full season, Suarez has the potential to produce a 20-homer season while potentially earning multi-position eligibility.
With Jose Iglesias out for the season, Suarez took on a much bigger role than expected for the Tigers in 2014. Suarez was called up to Detroit after making just 12 appearances with Triple-A Toledo. After reaching Detroit, Suarez was used in a platoon with Andrew Romine at shortstop. His strikeout rate (24.2 percent) hinted at the missed development time at the upper levels of the minors, but Suarez did flash the ability to work the count and draw his fair share of walks (7.9%). Suarez never flashed significant power or speed during his time in the minors, but he has shown the ability to reach double-digits in both home run and steals. While he was considered a solid defensive prospect in the minors, Suarez’s defense was erratic for much of his rookie campaign, which caused him to lose time to the more defensively inclined Romine down the stretch last season. Traded to the Reds in December as part of the Alfredo Simon deal, Suarez will likely open the year in a utility role but could eventually work into the starting job at short if Zack Cozart doesn't produce.
Suarez has been quietly working his way up the Tigers' prospect rankings over the past couple seasons, and his upward trend continued in 2013, as he graduated from the A-ball levels to see his first taste of action at Double-A Erie. In 442 at-bats with the club, Suarez hit .253/.332/.387 with nine homers, 45 RBI and 53 runs. His batting average dipped from the .311 mark he posted with High-A Lakeland earlier in the season, but Suarez displayed a boost in power by clearing the fence nine times at Erie. While not considered a burner, Suarez has shown the ability to steal bases at the minor league level, but he will have to improve on the 44 percent success rate from last year to continue seeing a green light. He picked up his fair share of strikeouts (123) last season, but he also displayed the ability to draw a walk (60). Most scouts are sold on Suarez’s ability to be a plus defender in the majors, but a lack of speed and range could eventually lead to a transition from shortstop to second base. The 22-year-old Suarez is Detroit’s most complete minor-league option at the position and ranks as a top-10 overall prospect for the team. That said, with Jose Iglesias now projected to be the Tigers’ long-term option at Suarez's position, the team is in no rush to bring him up from the minors. A strong showing at Double- and Triple-A in 2014 could put Suarez on the Tigers’ radar for 2015, though, likely for a utility role.
Suarez is an international signee who splashed onto the prospect scene in 2012. The 21-year-old shortstop hit .288/.380/.409 with 45 extra-base hits and 21 steals in 511 at-bats for Low-A West Michigan last season. He’s already considered a plus defender, with solid instincts and a strong arm. The biggest question mark with Suarez looms with his ability to swing a productive bat at the higher levels of the minors and eventually the majors. At six-feet and 180 pounds, Suarez isn’t the biggest player and his other tools are not the kind that make scouts salivate, but his production at the plate in his age-20 season is hard to argue. He’s still a couple years away from big league consideration and needs to prove himself at higher levels, but Suarez is starting to look like a name to monitor for keeper leagues that track minor league players.
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Belts 22nd homer in loss
3BSeattle Mariners
October 1, 2023
Suarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
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Busy night on basepaths
3BSeattle Mariners
September 28, 2023
Suarez went 1-for-2 with a two-run single and three walks in a loss to the Astros on Wednesday.
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On base four times in win
3BSeattle Mariners
September 19, 2023
Suarez went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and two walks in a win over the Athletics on Monday.
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Smacks 21st homer
3BSeattle Mariners
September 15, 2023
Suarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Dodgers.
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Homers in Tuesday's win
3BSeattle Mariners
September 12, 2023
Suarez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, an additional RBI, one walk and two total runs scored in Tuesday's 8-0 win over the Angels.
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