José Suarez
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 5' 10" 225LBS | Age: 26
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 8 8 3.75 23 14 0 98.1 85 1.23
2022 8 8 3.96 22 20 0 109 103 1.25
2023 1 3 8.29 11 7 0 33.2 28 1.96
5 Seasons 19 27 5.38 77 58 0 324.1 290 1.45
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 23 8-8 3.75 98.1 85 1.23
2022 22 8-8 3.96 109 103 1.25
2023 11 1-3 8.29 33.2 28 1.96
5 Seasons 77 19-27 5.38 324.1 290 1.45
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 21 1486 260 23 8.8 6.1 88.7 116.2 16.7 36.2 .269 .474 .393 .353 .396 37.3 19.2 8.8 7.11 5.66
2020 22 88 15 3 20.0 13.0 91.2 107.9 7.2 40.0 .478 .863 .646 .602 .642 66.7 8.7 21.7 38.57 25.13
2021 23 1650 288 18 6.3 4.4 87.4 112.3 9.9 31.6 .257 .392 .299 .318 .362 35.1 20.6 8.7 3.75 4.30
2022 24 1783 322 27 8.4 5.8 88.7 114.2 12.0 36.0 .234 .384 .309 .298 .351 38.2 22.3 7.1 3.96 3.67
2023 25 619 116 13 11.2 7.9 88.7 111.2 23.9 34.5 .273 .500 .421 .369 .402 39.7 17.0 12.1 8.29 6.00
Player 5626 1001 84 8.4 5.8 88.4 116.2 13.9 34.7 .258 .429 .346 .331 .376 37.7 20.2 8.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Suarez relies on 7 pitches.
Four Seamer
(39.7%) ,
Changeup
(26.8%) ,
Sweeper
(12.8%) ,
Slider
(11.6%) ,
Sinker
(5.2%) ,
Cutter
(3.1%) ,
Curveball
(0.8%) ,


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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
2019 37.7 26.9 25.4 10.0 41.9 31.2 26.9 4.2 26.5 29.6 24.2 6.2 8.8 6.1
2020 46.7 13.3 40.0 0.0 66.7 33.3 0.0 6.7 26.7 0.0 46.7 0.0 20.0 13.0
2021 48.6 22.6 22.6 6.3 41.3 36.5 22.2 7.3 34.0 19.8 25.0 5.9 6.3 4.4
2022 41.3 28.0 26.7 4.0 39.4 37.3 23.3 3.1 33.2 26.7 22.7 5.9 8.4 5.8
2023 33.6 32.8 19.8 13.8 45.7 30.2 24.1 6.9 21.6 31.0 21.6 7.8 11.2 7.9
Player 41.7 26.5 24.6 7.3 41.8 34.6 23.7 5.1 30.3 25.6 24.0 6.1 8.4 5.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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
2023 4-Seam Fastball LAA L 246 92.3 15.7 0.9 5 9.7 1.6 19
2023 Slider LAA L 72 84.8 32.6 -4.1 -11 5.3 -0.5 -9
2023 Changeup LAA L 166 82.0 34.8 -0.6 -2 13.0 -0.7 -5
2023 Cutter LAA L 19 87.6 25.0 3.1 11 0.3 -2.3 -115
2023 Sinker LAA L 32 90.9 21.9 -3.4 -14 15.3 0.2 1
2023 Sweeper LAA L 79 78.1 41.5 -2.9 -7 13.2 -2.7 -17
2023 Curveball LAA L 5 77.1 52.9 -3.1 -6 10.7 -0.3 -2
2022 4-Seam Fastball LAA L 608 92.7 16.3 0.1 1 9.5 0.7 7
2022 Sinker LAA L 151 91.7 22.6 -2.0 -8 15.1 -0.1 -1
2022 Curveball LAA L 226 77.9 52.0 -1.1 -2 10.5 -0.7 -6
2022 Sweeper LAA L 16 79.5 41.4 -0.9 -2 14.6 -1.4 -9
2022 Slider LAA L 347 81.8 36.3 -3.1 -8 8.9 0.5 6
2022 Changeup LAA L 435 82.4 35.4 0.3 1 12.7 -1.7 -12
2021 Curveball LAA L 373 78.3 51.6 -1.1 -2 10.5 -0.5 -5
2021 Sinker LAA L 110 91.3 23.2 -1.4 -6 15.4 0.4 3
2021 4-Seam Fastball LAA L 640 92.9 16.9 -0.6 -4 9.1 0.6 7
2021 Changeup LAA L 450 82.3 31.6 -3.0 -9 7.8 -6.3 -45
2020 Changeup LAA L 31 83.4 33.2 0.5 2 11.2 -2.6 -19
2020 Slider LAA L 5 82.3 37.9 -1.7 -4 1.2 -5.2 -82
2020 Curveball LAA L 12 77.9 51.7 -2.0 -4 12.6 2.4 24
2020 Sinker LAA L 11 92.8 21.1 -1.7 -8 14.0 -1.1 -7
2020 4-Seam Fastball LAA L 29 93.4 16.1 -0.2 -1 7.2 -0.8 -10
2019 4-Seam Fastball LAA L 701 91.7 17.4 0.0 0 7.4 -0.3 -4
2019 Slider LAA L 51 81.4 43.2 1.4 3 3.4 -4.4 -56
2019 Changeup LAA L 459 81.7 32.7 -1.1 -3 8.2 -5.8 -41
2019 Curveball LAA L 274 75.8 55.8 -3.3 -6 12.4 1.3 12
! 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -2 246 39.7 56 .273 .477 .418 22.2 10.7 11.3 .288 .515 .417 31.6
2023 Changeup -1.8 -3 166 26.8 45 .310 .548 .391 38.5 28.9 19.1 .261 .388 .289 46.7
2023 Sweeper 0.3 0 79 12.8 24 .136 .318 .231 34.4 12.5 12.5 .181 .381 .274 26.3
2023 Slider -8.7 -6 72 11.6 20 .632 1.211 .779 22.2 10.0 11.8 .353 .811 .482 55.6
2023 Sinker -3.4 -1 32 5.2 10 .444 .778 .540 6.7 10.0 33.3 .296 .601 .409 37.5
2023 Cutter 2.2 0 19 3.1 7 .200 .200 .329 60.0 42.9 50.0 .233 .272 .359 50.0
2023 Curveball -10.9 -1 5 0.8 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 50.0 0.0 0.0 .637 1.437 .846 100.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -1.0 -6 608 34.1 147 .326 .550 .412 20.3 19.7 17.6 .273 .448 .355 49.5
2022 Changeup 0.1 0 435 24.4 153 .243 .354 .286 31.4 30.1 23.0 .216 .337 .262 33.3
2022 Slider 0.4 1 347 19.5 75 .157 .343 .242 31.5 29.3 18.2 .185 .364 .266 31.3
2022 Curveball -0.1 0 226 12.7 32 .233 .433 .308 18.3 12.5 11.1 .248 .430 .315 34.6
2022 Sinker 2.5 4 151 8.5 51 .167 .250 .211 10.1 3.9 9.1 .253 .368 .293 34.8
2022 Sweeper 1.9 0 16 0.9 2 .000 .000 .000 16.7 0.0 0.0 .110 .111 .100 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -2 652 39.5 149 .292 .546 .397 18.3 16.8 13.9 .320 .528 .402 42.5
2021 Changeup 2.8 13 466 28.2 138 .145 .206 .188 38.2 29.0 20.8 .207 .303 .240 29.3
2021 Curveball -0.1 0 391 23.7 83 .250 .389 .333 27.1 24.1 19.8 .216 .322 .280 33.3
2021 Sinker 1.3 2 127 7.7 39 .242 .273 .301 6.7 0.0 0.0 .300 .362 .357 30.3
2020 Changeup -3.8 -1 31 35.2 8 .200 .400 .419 64.3 25.0 16.7 .293 .882 .561 66.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball -15.9 -5 29 33.0 7 1.000 1.600 1.000 8.3 0.0 0.0 .566 .911 .649 60.0
2020 Curveball -7.2 -1 12 13.6 3 .500 .500 .533 33.3 0.0 0.0 .526 .656 .581 50.0
2020 Sinker -17.5 -2 11 12.5 5 .600 .800 .610 0.0 0.0 0.0 .558 .880 .613 80.0
2020 Slider 4.8 0 5 5.7 -- -- -- 50.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball -1.8 -13 701 47.2 153 .343 .657 .455 17.1 11.1 11.3 .325 .616 .423 37.0
2019 Changeup -1.6 -8 459 30.9 155 .255 .445 .360 32.0 27.1 23.2 .216 .342 .286 38.5
2019 Curveball -1.0 -3 274 18.4 54 .304 .630 .456 27.5 16.7 15.8 .244 .459 .351 35.1
2019 Slider -5.3 -3 51 3.4 11 .455 .727 .505 36.8 27.3 21.4 .380 .498 .374 37.5
! 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
2023 Changeup 141 82.0 89 14.8 10:15 9:45 30
2023 Cutter 19 87.6 47 9.6 11:15 12:00 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 227 92.3 91 18.9 10:45 11:00 -15
2023 Sinker 31 90.9 89 19.1 10:45 10:00 45
2023 Slider 63 84.7 31 7.6 12:45 2:00 -75
2023 Sweeper 63 78.1 42 14.3 3:15 2:45 30
2022 Changeup 403 82.4 88 14.4 10:00 9:30 30
2022 Curveball 219 77.9 52 14.5 3:30 4:15 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 605 92.7 92 17.9 10:30 11:00 -30
2022 Sinker 146 91.7 89 18.3 10:45 10:00 45
2022 Slider 342 81.8 33 10.2 2:30 2:15 15
2022 Sweeper 16 79.5 46 15.9 3:15 3:00 15
2021 Changeup 448 82.3 82 11.0 10:00 10:30 -30
2021 Curveball 365 78.3 51 14.5 3:30 4:15 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 640 92.9 90 17.0 10:30 11:00 -30
2021 Sinker 109 91.4 88 18.3 10:45 10:00 45
2020 Changeup 30 83.4 93 12.6 10:15 9:45 30
2020 Curveball 11 78.1 61 15.5 4:15 4:15 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 28 93.4 86 16.5 10:45 11:00 -15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 373 1,485 0 -7 -11 -7 -26
2021 409 1,636 14 13 -11 -3 12
2022 460 1,783 14 4 -11 -7 0
2023 163 619 -7 2 -4 -3 -12
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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 %
2019 1,486 47.7 69.0 82.2 25.0 53.1 42.0 54.4 46.0 25.1 5.3 82.1
2020 88 35.2 74.2 82.6 24.6 42.9 42.0 60.9 42.0 32.4 5.7 60.0
2021 1,650 45.7 68.4 79.1 28.9 63.4 43.3 60.0 47.0 25.8 5.9 88.5
2022 1,783 51.0 68.5 83.0 33.0 58.7 43.8 64.5 51.1 24.5 7.9 78.7
2023 619 50.2 69.8 76.0 26.3 59.3 41.0 59.8 48.1 28.5 9.4 79.3
Player 5,626 48.3 68.8 80.9 28.7 58.6 42.8 60.0 48.1 25.6 6.7 81.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! 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
2019 12 18 18 18 10 37 19 47 45 22 37 48 9 27 48 86 16
2021 41 24 53 72 30 47 72 79 76 28 43 47 60 32 35 85 37
2022 57 54 46 40 64 26 30 45 48 45 59 41 85 27 36 77 30
2023 20 58 19
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.7 23 19.9 3 5 15 10 43.5
2020 23.9 1 1.9 -1 0 2 0 0.0
2021 23.1 11 8.9 2 5 3 6 54.5
2022 24.5 14 14.3 0 4 11 5 35.7
2023 24.1 10 9.0 1 1 7 4 40.0
Player 23.5 59 54.0 5 15 38 25 42.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 23 21 16 18 24 22 23 19 20 14 19 24 21 17 22 20 17 18 19 23 18 21 25 20 18 19 19 23 23 20 14
2020 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
2021 11 9 8 10 9 9 9 9 7 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 10 9 9 9 10 9 9 8 8
2022 14 11 14 15 15 15 15 13 12 13 14 16 15 13 15 15 14 14 14 15 14 14 18 15 13 13 16 16 15 15 12
2023 10 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 7 9 8 9 11 9 9 10 10 8 11 10 10 8 11 11 7 8 9 7 11 9 7
Player 59 51 48 53 59 57 58 52 46 46 51 60 58 50 57 56 52 51 55 60 53 54 66 57 49 51 56 57 60 54 42
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.7 93.2 1.5 92.6 -0.6 92.5 -0.1 91.8 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 81.7 83.4 1.7 82.3 -1.1 82.4 0.1 82.0 -0.4
Breaking Velocity 76.7 79.2 2.5 78.3 -0.9 80.2 1.9 81.1 0.9
Exit Velocity 88.7 91.2 2.5 87.4 -3.8 88.7 1.3 88.7 0.0
Launch Angle 16.7 7.2 -9.5 9.9 2.7 12.0 2.1 23.9 11.9
Barrel % 8.8 20.0 11.2 6.3 -13.7 8.4 2.1 11.2 2.8
Hard Hit % 37.3 66.7 29.4 35.1 -31.6 38.2 3.1 39.7 1.5
Sweet Spot % 36.2 40.0 3.8 31.6 -8.4 36.0 4.4 34.5 -1.5
xBA .269 .478 0.209 .257 -0.221 .234 -0.023 .273 0.039
BA .304 .588 0.284 .230 -0.358 .243 0.013 .324 0.081
xwOBA .353 .602 0.249 .318 -0.284 .298 -0.020 .369 0.071
wOBA .393 .646 0.253 .299 -0.347 .309 0.010 .421 0.112
xSLG .474 .863 0.389 .392 -0.471 .384 -0.008 .500 0.116
SLG .565 .882 0.317 .382 -0.500 .404 0.022 .592 0.188
K% 19.2 8.7 -10.5 20.6 11.9 22.3 1.7 17.0 -5.3
BB% 8.8 21.7 12.9 8.7 -13.0 7.1 -1.6 12.1 5.0
Swing % 46.0 42.0 -4.0 47.0 5.0 51.1 4.1 48.1 -3.0
Whiff% 25.1 32.4 7.3 25.8 -6.6 24.5 -1.3 28.5 4.0
In Zone % 47.7 35.2 -12.5 45.7 10.5 51.0 5.3 50.2 -0.8
Out of Zone % 52.3 64.8 12.5 54.3 -10.5 49.0 -5.3 49.8 0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 25.0 24.6 -0.4 28.9 4.3 33.0 4.1 26.3 -6.7
First Pitch Swing % 25.1 39.1 14.0 24.9 -14.2 32.7 7.8 32.3 -0.4
First Pitch Strike % 54.4 60.9 6.5 60.0 -0.9 64.5 4.5 59.8 -4.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 374 .393 278 47 16.9 96 26 27.1
2020 Shifts 23 .646 17 4 23.5 6 3 50.0
2021 Shifts 391 .291 292 69 23.6 99 63 63.6
2022 Shifts 460 .309 354 60 16.9 106 56 52.8
2023 Shades 163 .419 130 3 2.3 33 9 27.3
! 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 %
2019 420 14.6 55.5% 1.2% 239 23.7 0.0% 13.4%
2020 15 16.9 13.3% 0.0% 21 24.6 0.0% 14.3%
2021 511 23.2 1.4% 14.7% 244 26.4 0.0% 24.6%
2022 521 22.1 1.2% 7.1% 242 25.5 0.0% 21.1%
2023 145 15.0 51.7% 0.0% 119 18.2 5.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution