Kurt Suzuki
C | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 210LBS | Age: 38

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 126 113 9 22 3 12 0 .195 .270 .310 .580
16 Seasons 6130 5537 593 1418 142 727 20 .256 .314 .388 .702
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .195 3 12 0 .580
16 Seasons .256 142 727 20 .702

Statcast Batting 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%
2015 31 1749 384 4 1 0.8 87.7 105.8 13.7 31.0 .249 .341 .269 .286 .296 29.9 12.3 6.1
2016 32 1332 302 8 2.6 2.1 87.3 106.3 14.6 31.5 .242 .361 .303 .284 .298 30.5 12.9 4.8
2017 33 1105 240 17 7.1 5.5 87.2 107.3 18.6 32.9 .259 .458 .372 .338 .351 34.5 12.6 5.5
2018 34 1331 310 12 3.9 3.1 87.2 106.0 18.4 33.2 .267 .409 .335 .327 .331 35.0 11.1 5.7
2019 35 1053 247 16 6.5 5.2 86.0 107.3 18.9 39.7 .277 .455 .337 .338 .351 32.4 11.7 6.5
2020 36 484 95 3 3.2 2.3 83.9 104.0 18.0 31.6 .243 .348 .326 .308 .306 24.2 14.7 8.5
2021 37 912 180 7 3.9 2.8 85.2 105.0 14.6 28.9 .204 .310 .282 .264 .272 27.2 17.8 4.9
2022 38 473 90 4 4.4 3.2 85.6 104.2 23.7 34.4 .206 .298 .260 .263 .277 26.7 19.0 8.7
Player 8439 1848 71 3.8 3 86.7 107.3 16.8 32.8 .249 .381 .312 .304 .314 31.1 13.2 5.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 45.1 23.7 24.2 7.0 38.8 38.8 22.4 2.3 33.9 28.9 26.6 4.2 1.0 0.8
2016 40.7 25.2 23.8 10.3 39.7 35.8 24.5 3.6 29.5 30.5 26.5 5.0 2.6 2.1
2017 35.0 28.7 24.6 11.7 43.8 38.3 17.9 3.8 24.6 33.3 23.3 5.0 7.1 5.5
2018 36.5 29.0 24.8 9.7 47.7 33.9 18.4 3.9 22.9 33.5 28.7 6.8 3.9 3.1
2019 33.6 28.7 27.9 9.7 50.2 34.4 15.4 5.3 22.7 32.0 29.1 4.5 6.5 5.2
2020 34.7 32.6 23.2 9.5 43.2 35.8 21.1 5.3 25.3 33.7 26.3 6.3 3.2 2.3
2021 44.4 25.0 22.8 7.8 47.8 31.7 20.6 3.9 33.9 31.7 20.6 5.0 3.9 2.8
2022 28.9 28.9 24.4 17.8 44.4 38.9 16.7 3.3 23.3 38.9 23.3 6.7 4.4 3.2
Player 38.7 27.0 24.6 9.7 44.0 36.0 20.0 3.7 27.7 31.9 26.1 5.2 3.8 3.0
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2022 4-Seamer -2.2 -3 147 31.1 46 .171 .268 .229 14.4 13.0 15.4 .194 .266 .244 25.0
2022 Slider -2.0 -2 112 23.7 28 .200 .200 .236 30.8 28.6 21.1 .189 .236 .241 5.9
2022 Sinker -0.5 0 93 19.7 25 .227 .227 .264 13.5 8.0 13.3 .314 .468 .383 45.0
2022 Curveball -1.6 -1 57 12.1 12 .167 .333 .208 23.8 33.3 23.5 .166 .261 .183 25.0
2022 Cutter 3.5 1 34 7.2 7 .286 .857 .464 35.7 42.9 30.0 .140 .289 .178 50.0
2022 Changeup 2.1 1 25 5.3 7 .200 .800 .486 41.7 0.0 0.0 .138 .282 .328 20.0
2022 Splitter 0.4 0 5 1.1 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 20.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seamer 1.4 4 305 33.4 84 .306 .542 .408 13.6 6.0 5.6 .235 .414 .323 30.4
2021 Slider -3.9 -8 193 21.2 52 .082 .102 .116 39.4 36.5 29.7 .112 .153 .148 23.3
2021 Sinker -2.1 -4 169 18.5 45 .282 .308 .283 11.7 6.7 13.6 .229 .297 .270 26.3
2021 Changeup -1.0 -1 108 11.8 30 .200 .333 .228 33.9 33.3 31.3 .253 .392 .277 30.0
2021 Curveball 0.4 0 72 7.9 17 .143 .286 .229 20.0 29.4 25.0 .157 .208 .214 30.0
2021 Cutter 1.0 1 52 5.7 16 .333 .417 .422 4.8 6.3 9.1 .237 .284 .345 18.2
2021 Splitter -3.7 0 11 1.2 2 .000 .000 .000 25.0 50.0 25.0 .087 .087 .085 0.0
2021 N/A -27.9 0 1 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .603 .669 .553 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.1 -2 160 33.1 43 .286 .543 .399 10.1 7.0 5.7 .241 .453 .368 36.4
2020 Slider -0.5 -1 121 25.0 30 .200 .280 .290 29.8 23.3 17.9 .183 .233 .268 22.2
2020 Sinker -2.4 -2 70 14.5 23 .238 .286 .280 14.7 13.0 17.6 .255 .321 .263 21.1
2020 Curveball 0.2 0 60 12.4 12 .167 .250 .179 12.5 25.0 11.5 .245 .290 .234 11.1
2020 Cutter -2.5 -1 33 6.8 10 .222 .333 .375 16.7 10.0 20.0 .201 .241 .245 25.0
2020 Changeup 9.8 3 31 6.4 9 .750 .750 .600 11.1 11.1 6.7 .483 .569 .415 0.0
2020 Splitter -1.8 0 9 1.9 2 .000 .000 .350 33.3 50.0 20.0 -- -- .350 --
2019 4-Seamer 5.0 18 354 33.6 110 .323 .625 .440 9.2 3.6 4.3 .342 .612 .431 37.6
2019 Slider 0.9 2 235 22.3 71 .239 .418 .304 31.6 19.7 21.9 .218 .336 .263 26.4
2019 Sinker 0.2 0 178 16.9 51 .283 .500 .387 7.6 3.9 6.9 .285 .456 .349 34.1
2019 Curveball -0.1 0 115 10.9 21 .143 .286 .181 20.8 19.0 11.4 .138 .253 .163 23.5
2019 Changeup -1.3 -1 86 8.2 26 .292 .583 .367 32.7 23.1 25.0 .283 .434 .309 21.1
2019 Cutter -7.4 -6 75 7.1 25 .136 .182 .178 23.1 12.0 20.0 .330 .428 .356 40.0
2019 Splitter -2.7 0 10 0.9 4 .250 .250 .225 83.3 75.0 75.0 .009 .014 .009 0.0
2018 4-Seamer 1.0 4 446 33.5 129 .331 .585 .412 12.2 6.2 7.1 .319 .502 .370 43.8
2018 Sinker -0.3 -1 298 22.4 97 .272 .346 .344 7.2 4.1 5.3 .306 .426 .381 39.7
2018 Slider -0.5 -1 235 17.7 74 .221 .397 .279 31.7 28.4 30.4 .194 .341 .258 32.7
2018 Curveball 0.3 1 152 11.4 35 .281 .406 .311 19.7 11.4 9.3 .236 .364 .277 20.7
2018 Changeup 0.9 1 126 9.5 33 .233 .467 .332 24.7 12.1 10.5 .210 .320 .274 19.2
2018 Cutter -4.3 -2 53 4.0 12 .091 .091 .133 20.7 8.3 6.7 .178 .205 .214 0.0
2018 Knuckleball -4.6 0 9 0.7 3 .333 .667 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 .262 .305 .247 33.3
2018 Splitter -1.8 0 7 0.5 4 .000 .000 .175 33.3 25.0 25.0 .087 .093 .236 0.0
2017 4-Seamer 0.9 3 361 32.7 92 .321 .583 .409 14.1 10.9 11.9 .284 .520 .365 32.0
2017 Sinker 1.0 3 269 24.3 81 .243 .514 .360 8.8 3.7 5.5 .274 .478 .360 38.2
2017 Slider 4.0 8 203 18.4 59 .321 .696 .432 27.8 23.7 19.2 .246 .463 .318 33.3
2017 Changeup -1.9 -2 125 11.3 36 .167 .367 .303 25.7 19.4 21.2 .208 .363 .317 34.8
2017 Curveball 2.0 2 80 7.2 19 .333 .389 .339 18.8 15.8 20.0 .270 .367 .294 46.7
2017 Cutter -4.0 -2 41 3.7 13 .167 .250 .219 13.6 7.7 9.1 .204 .327 .262 18.2
2017 Splitter 0.0 0 12 1.1 2 .500 .500 .450 20.0 50.0 25.0 .052 .059 .047 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 559 2,070 -16 -8 9 12 -3
2009 609 2,095 -14 0 7 8 2
2010 536 1,867 -16 -18 10 9 -14
2011 508 2,000 -31 -1 12 7 -12
2012 449 1,675 -14 -13 4 5 -19
2013 310 1,203 -9 -6 7 3 -4
2014 503 1,996 -10 -4 20 8 14
2015 475 1,730 -26 -2 8 4 -15
2016 373 1,332 4 -16 7 6 0
2017 302 1,091 6 -7 7 6 12
2018 395 1,356 4 -16 6 8 1
2019 343 1,206 8 -11 6 6 9
2020 129 484 -5 -4 6 2 -2
2021 247 912 -12 -9 8 6 -8
2022 126 473 -6 -1 2 1 -5
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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 1,749 53.6 63.2 90.4 25.4 70.9 45.2 20.7 45.6 14.0 8.9 71.2
2016 1,332 51.9 66.0 90.4 29.0 67.2 44.5 19.8 48.2 15.9 8.0 78.5
2017 1,105 45.7 71.5 88.8 37.2 72.3 40.2 27.8 52.9 17.3 7.2 77.2
2018 1,331 49.5 73.4 89.6 33.7 69.5 41.4 36.9 53.3 16.8 7.3 86.6
2019 1,053 49.8 74.2 89.5 29.7 61.1 41.9 34.1 51.9 18.7 8.5 83.1
2020 484 51.0 68.8 88.2 27.8 69.7 45.0 31.8 48.8 16.9 7.9 76.3
2021 912 49.2 70.2 85.7 28.5 59.1 43.2 26.7 49.0 21.7 7.0 73.4
2022 473 52.0 67.9 86.2 26.4 55.0 41.9 29.4 48.0 22.0 9.9 78.7
Player 8,439 50.5 68.9 89.1 30.0 67.0 43.0 27.6 49.6 17.3 8.0 77.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 29.4 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA
2015 18 39 18 15 34 6 6 33 47 24 86 32 90 73 28
2016 10 26 17 20 12 9 13 20 49 18 88 11 86 50 28
2017 55 27
2018 50 73 46 33 59 14 18 23 46 37 96 15 87 17 24
2019 52 18
2020 29 39 14 9 52 6 10 3 19 3 89 42 90 47 5
2021 37 13
2022 16 3
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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 23.3 8 9.0 -1 2 10 2 25.0
2017 24.5 19 18.9 0 7 7 12 63.2
2018 25.8 12 12.4 0 8 9 5 41.7
2019 25.3 18 16.6 1 9 7 10 55.6
2020 25.0 2 3.1 -1 3 3 1 50.0
2021 24.7 6 6.1 0 2 3 4 66.7
2022 24.2 3 2.8 0 2 4 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 5 12 8 9 6 7 11 11 10 5 8 5 10 10 11 12 10 11 12 12 4 5 11 8 12 12 7 10 5 12
2017 19 19 23 19 19 20 19 19 19 19 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 16 19 21 18 18 21 19 19 19 17 17 16 19
2018 12 14 18 12 11 12 12 16 12 10 12 12 11 11 11 14 13 14 11 13 12 11 10 14 14 13 13 10 12 9 15
2019 18 17 18 16 15 16 15 19 17 15 16 15 14 13 16 18 15 21 13 16 21 15 14 17 16 20 19 15 18 16 22
2020 2 2 5 2 3 4 0 3 5 2 5 2 2 3 3 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 4 2 4
2021 6 5 9 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 8 5 6 7 5 7 6 6 6 5 7
2022 3 3 4 3 2 5 2 0 4 4 2 1 1 1 2 4 4 4 3 4 4 2 1 4 3 4 3 1 3 1 5
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 87.7 87.3 -0.4 87.2 -0.1 87.2 0 86 -1.2 83.9 -2.1 85.2 1.3 85.6 0.4
Launch Angle 13.7 14.6 0.9 18.6 4 18.4 -0.2 18.9 0.5 18 -0.9 14.6 -3.4 23.7 9.1
Barrel % 1 2.6 1.6 7.1 4.5 3.9 -3.2 6.5 2.6 3.2 -3.3 3.9 0.7 4.4 0.5
Hard Hit % 29.9 30.5 0.6 34.5 4 35 0.5 32.4 -2.6 24.2 -8.2 27.2 3 26.7 -0.5
Sweet Spot % 31 31.5 0.5 32.9 1.4 33.2 0.3 39.7 6.5 31.6 -8.1 28.9 -2.7 34.4 5.5
xBA .249 .242 -0.007 .259 0.017 .267 0.008 .277 0.01 .243 -0.034 .204 -0.039 .206 0.002
BA .24 .258 0.018 .283 0.025 .271 -0.012 .264 -0.007 .27 0.006 .224 -0.046 .195 -0.029
xwOBA .286 .284 -0.002 .338 0.054 .327 -0.011 .338 0.011 .308 -0.03 .264 -0.044 .263 -0.001
wOBA .269 .303 0.034 .372 0.069 .335 -0.037 .337 0.002 .326 -0.011 .282 -0.044 .26 -0.022
xSLG .341 .361 0.02 .458 0.097 .409 -0.049 .455 0.046 .348 -0.107 .31 -0.038 .298 -0.012
SLG .314 .403 0.089 .536 0.133 .444 -0.092 .486 0.042 .396 -0.09 .342 -0.054 .31 -0.032
K% 12.3 12.9 0.6 12.6 -0.3 11.1 -1.5 11.7 0.6 14.7 3 17.8 3.1 19 1.2
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 8.7 3.8
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 48 -1
Whiff% 14 15.9 1.9 17.3 1.4 16.8 -0.5 18.7 1.9 16.9 -1.8 21.7 4.8 22 0.3
In Zone % 53.6 51.9 -1.7 45.7 -6.2 49.5 3.8 49.8 0.3 51 1.2 49.2 -1.8 52 2.8
Out of Zone % 46.4 48.1 1.7 54.3 6.2 50.5 -3.8 50.2 -0.3 49 -1.2 50.8 1.8 48 -2.8
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 29 3.6 37.2 8.2 33.7 -3.5 29.7 -4 27.8 -1.9 28.5 0.7 26.4 -2.1
First Pitch Swing % 20.7 19.8 -0.9 27.8 8 36.9 9.1 34.1 -2.8 31.8 -2.3 26.7 -5.1 29.4 2.7
First Pitch Strike % 61 53.1 -7.9 56.3 3.2 62.1 5.8 64.3 2.2 66.7 2.4 56.3 -10.4 61.9 5.6
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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 129 77 59.7 .285 .355
2021 R 243 88 36.2 .246 .353
2022 R 126 52 41.3 .237 .293

Pitch Tempo