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Kurt Suzuki
C | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 210LBS | Age: 37

Draft: 2004 | Rd: 2, #67, Oakland Athletics | California St U (CA)
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 162 143 11 31 3 9 0 .217 .294 .308 .601
15 Seasons 5919 5348 578 1378 136 708 20 .258 .316 .390 .706
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .217 3 9 0 .601
15 Seasons .258 136 708 20 .706

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 32 1749 384 4 1 87.7 105.8 13.7 31 .250 .341 .269 .286 .296 30.4 12.3 6.1
2016 33 1332 302 8 2.6 87.3 106.3 14.6 31.5 .241 .357 .303 .282 .295 30.9 12.9 4.8
2017 34 1105 240 17 7.1 87.2 107.3 18.6 32.9 .258 .454 .372 .335 .345 34.5 12.6 5.5
2018 35 1331 310 12 3.9 87.2 106 18.4 33.2 .269 .411 .335 .329 .333 35 11.1 5.7
2019 36 1053 247 16 6.5 86 107.3 18.9 39.7 .280 .458 .337 .341 .354 32.4 11.7 6.5
2020 37 484 95 3 3.2 83.9 104 18 31.6 .246 .351 .326 .310 .310 24.2 14.7 8.5
2021 38 612 114 3 2.6 84.2 105 14.1 27.2 .202 .286 .272 .260 .271 25.4 19.8 4.9
7666 1692 63 3.7 86.8 107.3 16.5 32.8 .253 .386 .315 .308 .317 31.5 12.8 5.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 344 56.2 90 76 23 18 3 0 2 7 72 .303 .233 .421 .337 .356 .300 85.7 16 11.4 8.2
2021 Breaking 179 29.2 46 41 3 2 1 0 0 15 26 .073 .115 .098 .149 .144 .182 80.5 18 31.2 25.0
2021 Offspeed 89 14.5 26 26 5 4 0 0 1 10 16 .192 .249 .308 .351 .213 .263 77.7 -4 35.7 32.3
2020 Fastballs 263 54.3 76 65 17 10 5 0 2 7 60 .262 .243 .431 .384 .334 .324 86.9 18 12.2 9.3
2020 Breaking 181 37.4 42 37 7 4 3 0 0 10 27 .189 .207 .270 .255 .256 .262 80.5 17 24.7 15.4
2020 Offspeed 40 8.3 11 9 6 6 0 0 0 2 8 .667 .431 .667 .507 .545 .404 73.1 20 16.7 10.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 45.1 23.7 24.2 7 38.8 38.8 22.4 2.3 33.9 28.9 26.6 4.2 1
2016 40.7 25.2 23.8 10.3 39.7 35.8 24.5 3.6 29.5 30.5 26.5 5 2.6
2017 35 28.7 24.6 11.7 43.8 38.3 17.9 3.8 24.6 33.3 23.3 5 7.1
2018 36.5 29 24.8 9.7 47.7 33.9 18.4 3.9 22.9 33.5 28.7 6.8 3.9
2019 33.6 28.7 27.9 9.7 50.2 34.4 15.4 5.3 22.7 32 29.1 4.5 6.5
2020 34.7 28.4 27.4 9.5 43.2 35.8 21.1 5.3 25.3 33.7 26.3 6.3 3.2
2021 45.6 21.9 22.8 9.6 48.2 29.8 21.9 5.3 34.2 31.6 21.1 4.4 2.6
39.1 26.5 24.9 9.5 43.9 35.9 20.3 3.8 27.7 31.6 26.5 5.1 3.7
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.6

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 %
2021 N/A -28.1 0 1 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .597 .66 .552 0
2021 Splitter -3.6 0 11 1.8 2 0 0 0 25 50 25 .121 .121 .11 0
2021 Curveball 1.7 1 42 6.9 10 .125 .25 .265 14.3 20 16.7 .154 .233 .274 33.3
2021 Cutter 2.5 1 41 6.7 13 .4 .5 .465 5.9 7.7 9.1 .259 .309 .354 22.2
2021 Changeup 0.2 0 77 12.6 23 .217 .348 .243 38.3 39.1 33.3 .245 .358 .264 28.6
2021 Sinker -1.3 -1 104 17 26 .273 .318 .314 10.6 7.7 14.3 .234 .314 .294 28.6
2021 Slider -3.5 -5 136 22.2 36 .061 .061 .108 34.9 36.1 27.1 .105 .129 .154 15
2021 4-Seamer 0.5 1 199 32.5 51 .295 .455 .355 12.6 7.8 6.7 .226 .355 .29 28.6
2020 Splitter -1.8 0 9 1.9 2 0 0 .35 33.3 50 20 .35
2020 Changeup 9.7 3 31 6.4 9 .75 .75 .6 11.1 11.1 6.7 .484 .571 .416 0
2020 Cutter -2 -1 33 6.8 10 .222 .333 .375 16.7 10 20 .208 .248 .251 25
2020 Curveball 0.3 0 63 13 12 .167 .25 .179 12 25 11.1 .247 .292 .236 11.1
2020 Sinker -4 -3 73 15.1 24 .227 .273 .231 13.9 12.5 15.8 .247 .31 .255 20
2020 Slider -0.4 0 118 24.4 30 .2 .28 .29 30.4 23.3 18.4 .188 .238 .272 22.2
2020 4-Seamer -0.8 -1 157 32.4 42 .294 .559 .408 10.4 7.1 5.9 .25 .469 .378 37.5
2019 Splitter -2.7 0 10 0.9 4 .25 .25 .225 83.3 75 75 .01 .016 .01 0
2019 Curveball -0.1 0 115 10.9 21 .143 .286 .181 20.8 19 11.4 .142 .257 .166 23.5
2019 Cutter -7 -5 75 7.1 25 .136 .182 .178 23.1 12 20 .333 .432 .359 40
2019 Changeup -0.8 -1 86 8.2 26 .292 .583 .367 32.7 23.1 25 .287 .438 .312 21.1
2019 Sinker 0.3 1 171 16.2 49 .273 .477 .378 5.7 2 3.8 .288 .459 .353 32.6
2019 Slider 0.9 2 235 22.3 71 .239 .418 .304 31.6 19.7 21.9 .221 .339 .265 26.4
2019 4-Seamer 5 18 361 34.3 112 .327 .633 .444 10 4.5 5.2 .343 .612 .431 38.3
2018 Knuckleball -4.6 0 9 0.7 3 .333 .667 .417 0 0 0 .269 .313 .253 33.3
2018 Splitter -1.8 0 7 0.5 4 0 0 .175 33.3 25 25 .095 .1 .241 0
2018 Cutter -4.1 -2 53 4 12 .091 .091 .133 20.7 8.3 6.7 .184 .213 .219 0
2018 Changeup 0.9 1 126 9.5 33 .233 .467 .332 24.7 12.1 10.5 .213 .324 .277 19.2
2018 Curveball 0.4 1 152 11.4 35 .281 .406 .311 19.7 11.4 9.3 .239 .367 .279 20.7
2018 Slider -0.4 -1 235 17.7 74 .221 .397 .279 31.7 28.4 30.4 .198 .345 .261 32.7
2018 Sinker 0.1 0 299 22.5 98 .28 .354 .349 7.2 4.1 5.3 .315 .437 .387 40.5
2018 4-Seamer 0.8 4 445 33.4 128 .325 .581 .408 12.3 6.3 7.1 .316 .499 .368 43.2
2017 Splitter 0.1 0 12 1.1 2 .5 .5 .45 20 50 25 .059 .067 .052 0
2017 Cutter -3.6 -1 37 3.3 12 .182 .273 .238 10.5 0 0 .224 .36 .286 18.2
2017 Curveball 2 2 80 7.2 19 .333 .389 .339 18.8 15.8 20 .273 .37 .297 46.7
2017 Changeup -1.9 -2 125 11.3 36 .167 .367 .303 25.7 19.4 21.2 .213 .369 .32 34.8
2017 Slider 3.8 8 207 18.7 60 .316 .684 .433 28 25 20 .24 .449 .309 33.3
2017 Sinker 1.5 4 270 24.4 82 .254 .563 .38 8.7 3.7 5.5 .279 .489 .365 37.7
2017 4-Seamer 0.7 2 360 32.6 91 .313 .542 .391 14.1 11 11.9 .287 .519 .366 32.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 559 2070 -17 -7 9 12 -4
2009 608 2094 -14 0 7 8 1
2010 536 1867 -15 -18 10 9 -13
2011 508 2000 -30 -1 12 7 -12
2012 449 1675 -14 -13 4 5 -18
2013 310 1203 -9 -6 7 3 -4
2014 503 1996 -10 -5 20 8 13
2015 469 1717 -26 -2 8 4 -16
2016 369 1319 3 -16 7 6 0
2017 302 1091 6 -7 7 6 12
2018 395 1356 4 -16 6 8 2
2019 343 1206 9 -10 6 6 11
2020 129 484 -5 -5 5 2 -2
2021 162 612 -8 -7 6 5 -4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1749 53.5 63.1 90.3 25.4 71.2 45.3 20.7 45.6 14 8.8 71.2
2016 1332 51.7 65.8 90.2 29 67 44.6 19.8 48.2 15.9 7.9 78.8
2017 1105 45.7 71.5 88.8 37.2 72.3 40.2 27.8 52.9 17.3 7.2 77.2
2018 1331 49.5 73.4 89.6 33.7 69.5 41.4 36.9 53.3 16.8 7.3 86.6
2019 1053 49.8 74.2 89.5 29.7 61.1 41.9 34 51.9 18.7 8.5 83.1
2020 484 51 68.8 88.2 27.8 69.7 45 31.8 48.8 16.9 7.9 76.3
2021 612 49.2 70.4 85.4 28.3 61.4 43.5 29 49 21 6 73
7666 50.3 68.9 89.3 30.3 68.2 43.1 27.7 49.8 16.7 7.8 78.1
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 29.1 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 25 53 21 16 41 6 6 33 24 86 32 90 28
2016 12 30 18 20 13 9 13 20 18 88 11 86 28
2017 27
2018 56 78 48 35 63 14 18 22 37 96 15 87 24
2019 18
2020 32 45 15 9 55 6 10 3 3 89 42 90 5
2021 13
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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 25.3 18 16.1 2 10 6 10 55.6
2020 25 2 3.5 -2 2 4 1 50
2021 24.8 3 3 0 1 0 3 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 18 17 19 16 16 13 15 18 16 20 16 16 13 13 16 18 15 17 14 18 11 15 13 18 16 21 16 15 18 15 18
2020 2 2 5 4 5 3 5 5 4 3 5 3 2 3 3 5 4 4 3 5 2 2 2 3 2 5 2 2 4 3 4
2021 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 87.7 87.3 -0.4 87.2 -0.1 87.2 0 86 -1.2 83.9 -2.1 84.2 0.3
Launch Angle 13.7 14.6 0.9 18.6 4 18.4 -0.2 18.9 0.5 18 -0.9 14.1 -3.9
Barrel % 1 2.6 1.6 7.1 4.5 3.9 -3.2 6.5 2.6 3.2 -3.3 2.6 -0.6
Hard Hit % 30.4 30.9 0.5 34.5 3.6 35 0.5 32.4 -2.6 24.2 -8.2 25.4 1.2
Sweet Spot % 31 31.5 0.5 32.9 1.4 33.2 0.3 39.7 6.5 31.6 -8.1 27.2 -4.4
xBA .25 .241 -0.009 .258 0.017 .269 0.011 .28 0.011 .246 -0.034 .202 -0.044
BA .24 .258 0.018 .283 0.025 .271 -0.012 .264 -0.007 .27 0.006 .217 -0.053
xwOBA .286 .282 -0.004 .335 0.053 .329 -0.006 .341 0.012 .31 -0.031 .26 -0.05
wOBA .269 .303 0.034 .372 0.069 .335 -0.037 .337 0.002 .326 -0.011 .272 -0.054
xSLG .341 .357 0.016 .454 0.097 .411 -0.043 .458 0.047 .351 -0.107 .286 -0.065
SLG .314 .403 0.089 .536 0.133 .444 -0.092 .486 0.042 .396 -0.09 .308 -0.088
K% 12.3 12.9 0.6 12.6 -0.3 11.1 -1.5 11.7 0.6 14.7 3 19.8 5.1
BB% 6.1 4.8 -1.3 5.5 0.7 5.7 0.2 6.5 0.8 8.5 2 4.9 -3.6
Swing % 45.6 48.2 2.6 52.9 4.7 53.3 0.4 51.9 -1.4 48.8 -3.1 49 0.2
Whiff% 14 15.9 1.9 17.3 1.4 16.8 -0.5 18.7 1.9 16.9 -1.8 21 4.1
In Zone % 53.5 51.7 -1.8 45.7 -6 49.5 3.8 49.8 0.3 51 1.2 49.2 -1.8
Out of Zone % 46.5 48.3 1.8 54.3 6 50.5 -3.8 50.2 -0.3 49 -1.2 50.8 1.8
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 29 3.6 37.2 8.2 33.7 -3.5 29.7 -4 27.8 -1.9 28.3 0.5
First Pitch Swing % 20.7 19.8 -0.9 27.8 8 36.9 9.1 34 -2.9 31.8 -2.2 29 -2.8
First Pitch Strike % 61 53.1 -7.9 56.3 3.2 62.1 5.8 64.1 2 66.7 2.6 56.2 -10.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 369 16 4.3 .292 .475
2017 R 303 2 0.7 .373 .438
2018 R 387 73 18.9 .331 .354
2019 R 308 111 36.0 .347 .319
2020 R 128 76 59.4 .285 .350
2021 R 158 68 43.0 .244 .320

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