Albert Suárez
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 235LBS | Age: 34
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 3 5 4.29 22 12 0 84 54 1.31
2017 0 3 5.12 18 0 1 31.2 34 1.23
2024 2 0 1.53 11 4 0 29.1 24 0.95
3 Seasons 5 8 3.91 51 16 1 145 112 1.22
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2016 22 3-5 4.29 84 54 1.31
2017 18 0-3 5.12 31.2 34 1.23
2024 11 2-0 1.53 29.1 24 0.95
3 Seasons 51 5-8 3.91 145 112 1.22
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 26 1373 271 17 6.3 4.8 88.4 112.5 9.2 32.1 .258 .428 .338 .320 .350 32.8 15.2 7.3 4.29 4.34
2017 27 550 89 4 4.5 3.0 86.5 109.5 9.5 33.7 .241 .383 .294 .296 .365 34.1 25.2 8.1 5.12 3.73
2024 34 481 82 3 3.7 2.6 89.3 112.1 16.1 34.1 .212 .337 .245 .269 .301 36.6 20.9 7.0 1.53 2.79
Player 2404 442 24 5.4 4.0 88.2 112.5 10.6 32.8 .245 .400 .310 .305 .344 33.8 18.5 7.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Suárez relies on 4 pitches.
Four Seamer
(58.4%) ,
Cutter
(19.8%) ,
Changeup
(17.7%) ,
Curveball
(4.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2016 49.8 19.2 26.6 4.4 40.6 31.7 27.7 2.2 41.0 23.2 19.2 5.2 6.3 4.8
2017 47.2 24.7 23.6 4.5 42.7 34.8 19.1 3.4 38.2 22.5 22.5 7.9 4.5 3.0
2024 36.6 32.9 24.4 6.1 37.8 31.7 30.5 3.7 28.0 35.4 22.0 7.3 3.7 2.6
Player 46.8 22.9 25.6 4.8 40.5 32.4 26.5 2.7 38.0 25.3 20.4 6.1 5.4 4.0
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2024 Curveball BAL R 20 79.9 47.1 -5.7 -11 5.0 -3.0 -38
2024 Changeup BAL R 85 85.5 30.4 -1.0 -3 16.6 2.5 18
2024 Cutter BAL R 95 86.9 26.7 2.3 8 0.9 -2.6 -73
2024 4-Seam Fastball BAL R 281 95.0 13.9 -0.3 -2 10.4 3.8 57
2017 Curveball SF R 141 75.9 56.9 -0.2 0 15.2 5.8 62
2017 Changeup SF R 47 85.1 25.6 -3.1 -11 13.9 0.4 3
2017 Slider SF R 91 82.5 37.2 -0.9 -2 6.3 1.1 22
2017 4-Seam Fastball SF R 199 93.5 15.4 -1.4 -10 7.2 -0.4 -5
2017 Sinker SF R 71 93.5 19.5 0.1 1 16.5 1.9 13
2016 Sinker SF R 383 92.6 22.8 1.2 6 12.2 -1.6 -12
2016 Changeup SF R 166 83.7 31.8 -0.1 0 13.8 1.3 10
2016 Slider SF R 226 79.0 47.0 2.3 5 7.2 -0.5 -7
2016 Curveball SF R 185 75.4 58.7 -1.6 -3 15.4 4.2 37
2016 4-Seam Fastball SF R 388 92.6 19.9 -3.6 -22 6.8 -0.2 -3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 1.2 3 281 58.4 66 .190 .293 .256 30.7 25.8 17.5 .189 .271 .248 38.1
2024 Cutter 1.9 2 95 19.8 19 .167 .167 .179 26.2 0.0 0.0 .228 .335 .265 27.8
2024 Changeup 3.4 3 85 17.7 26 .167 .292 .216 21.3 23.1 15.8 .225 .457 .303 36.8
2024 Curveball -3.5 -1 20 4.2 4 .500 .750 .538 22.2 25.0 8.3 .411 .586 .426 66.7
2017 4-Seam Fastball 0.0 0 199 36.2 44 .263 .421 .349 13.9 18.2 14.5 .285 .399 .346 23.3
2017 Curveball 1.0 1 141 25.6 35 .182 .212 .230 31.7 37.1 22.8 .206 .250 .226 30.0
2017 Slider 0.5 0 91 16.5 21 .200 .650 .329 54.2 38.1 25.0 .204 .470 .277 38.5
2017 Sinker 0.6 0 71 12.9 20 .222 .389 .303 15.6 10.0 14.3 .234 .445 .326 56.3
2017 Changeup -2.2 -1 47 8.5 12 .333 .500 .358 30.4 25.0 30.0 .271 .467 .306 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Changeup 85 85.5 98 18.4 2:00 2:30 -30
2024 Curveball 19 80.0 48 9.4 8:15 7:15 60
2024 Cutter 95 86.9 50 8.9 12:45 11:45 60
2024 4-Seam Fastball 278 95.0 95 19.3 1:15 1:15 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 350 1,354 4 6 -6 -4 -1
2017 132 549 4 3 -4 -2 1
2024 115 481 6 6 -2 -2 7
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 1,373 47.3 67.4 84.0 27.0 66.2 41.5 59.7 46.1 20.2 8.4 80.0
2017 550 47.7 63.4 80.7 26.5 50.0 41.2 57.9 44.2 28.0 8.7 70.8
2024 481 48.2 77.6 78.9 27.3 54.4 43.7 60.0 51.6 27.8 5.4 88.5
Player 2,404 47.6 68.5 82.1 26.9 60.2 41.9 59.4 46.8 23.6 7.9 78.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2016 37 34 33 33 39 42 41 55 65 9 60 26 26 44 61 40 59
2017 59 65 38 65
2024 87 84 82 73 86 79 89 35 62 40 66 69 41 67 82 66
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.2 11 13.2 -2 6 11 5 45.5
2017 23.8 4 2.7 1 3 2 2 50.0
2024 20.8 1 0.9 0 1 1 0 0.0
Player 22.5 16 16.9 -1 10 14 7 43.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 11 14 10 15 15 11 15 12 8 11 13 15 16 12 11 13 9 11 15 13 15 14 15 16 14 11 15 18 17 13 10
2017 4 4 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 2 3 2 2 4 2 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 4 2 3
2024 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
Player 16 19 13 18 19 14 20 15 10 14 16 19 21 16 14 17 12 14 20 16 20 18 20 21 17 14 17 21 22 16 14
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2016 2017 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.6 93.5 0.9
Offspeed Velocity 83.7 85.1 1.4
Breaking Velocity 77.4 78.5 1.1
Exit Velocity 88.4 86.5 -1.9
Launch Angle 9.2 9.5 0.3
Barrel % 6.3 4.5 -1.8
Hard Hit % 32.8 34.1 1.3
LA Sweet-Spot % 32.1 33.7 1.6
xBA .258 .241 -0.017
BA .264 .230 -0.034
xwOBA .320 .296 -0.024
wOBA .338 .294 -0.044
xSLG .428 .383 -0.045
SLG .484 .402 -0.082
K% 15.2 25.2 10.0
BB% 7.3 8.1 0.8
Swing % 46.1 44.2 -1.9
Whiff% 20.2 28.0 7.8
In Zone % 47.3 47.7 0.4
Out of Zone % 52.7 52.3 -0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 27.0 26.5 -0.5
First Pitch Swing % 27.6 21.1 -6.5
First Pitch Strike % 59.7 57.9 -1.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 345 .337 172 9 5.2 173 47 27.2
2017 Shifts 133 .294 77 1 1.3 56 11 19.6
2024 Shades 114 .247 69 8 11.6 45 24 53.3
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2016 474 17.2 26.8% 2.5% 174 25.4 1.1% 21.8%
2017 179 16.7 21.8% 1.1% 94 22.7 0.0% 3.2%
2024 103 14.8 60.2% 0.0% 68 18.4 2.9% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution