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

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 247 219 17 49 6 16 0 .224 .294 .342 .636
15 Seasons 6004 5424 584 1396 139 715 20 .257 .315 .390 .705
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .224 6 16 0 .636
15 Seasons .257 139 715 20 .705

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 .245 .336 .269 .282 .291 29.9 12.3 6.1
2016 33 1332 302 8 2.6 87.3 106.3 14.6 31.5 .237 .353 .303 .279 .292 30.5 12.9 4.8
2017 34 1105 240 17 7.1 87.2 107.3 18.6 32.9 .255 .450 .372 .332 .342 34.5 12.6 5.5
2018 35 1331 310 12 3.9 87.2 106 18.4 33.2 .266 .408 .335 .327 .330 35 11.1 5.7
2019 36 1053 247 16 6.5 86 107.3 18.9 39.7 .277 .455 .337 .338 .351 32.4 11.7 6.5
2020 37 484 95 3 3.2 83.9 104 18 31.6 .243 .348 .326 .308 .306 24.2 14.7 8.5
2021 38 912 180 7 3.9 85.2 105 14.6 28.9 .203 .308 .282 .263 .271 27.2 17.8 4.9
Player 7966 1758 67 3.8 86.8 107.3 16.4 32.8 .249 .381 .315 .303 .312 31.3 12.9 5.8
MLB 6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .364 35.4 22 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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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 528 57.9 145 123 37 28 4 0 5 9 118 .301 .231 .455 .362 .365 .307 86.2 15 12.6 7.3
2021 Breaking 264 28.9 69 63 6 3 3 0 0 24 40 .095 .122 .143 .165 .145 .166 83.2 19 34.1 28.9
2021 Offspeed 120 13.2 33 33 6 4 1 0 1 11 22 .182 .254 .303 .382 .205 .274 79.6 3 32.4 30.6
2020 Fastballs 263 54.3 76 65 17 10 5 0 2 7 60 .262 .240 .431 .381 .334 .321 86.9 18 12.2 9.3
2020 Breaking 181 37.4 42 37 7 4 3 0 0 10 27 .189 .203 .270 .251 .256 .259 80.5 17 24.7 15.4
2020 Offspeed 40 8.3 11 9 6 6 0 0 0 2 8 .667 .429 .667 .506 .545 .403 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 44.4 25 22.8 7.8 47.8 31.7 20.6 3.9 33.9 31.7 20.6 5 3.9
Player 39.2 26.7 24.9 9.3 44 35.8 20.2 3.8 27.9 31.6 26.2 5.1 3.8
MLB 45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6
! 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 %
2021 N/A -27.9 0 1 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .603 .669 .553 0
2021 Splitter -3.7 0 11 1.2 2 0 0 0 25 50 25 .087 .087 .085 0
2021 Cutter 1 1 54 5.9 16 .333 .417 .422 9.1 6.3 8.3 .237 .284 .345 18.2
2021 Curveball 0.5 0 72 7.9 17 .143 .286 .229 20 29.4 25 .157 .208 .214 30
2021 Changeup -0.9 -1 108 11.8 30 .2 .333 .228 33.9 33.3 31.3 .253 .392 .277 30
2021 Sinker -1.3 -2 182 20 49 .286 .381 .328 12 8.2 16.7 .216 .3 .271 27.5
2021 Slider -3.9 -7 191 20.9 52 .082 .102 .116 38.7 36.5 30.2 .112 .153 .148 23.3
2021 4-Seamer 1.1 3 292 32 80 .304 .507 .395 13.5 5 4.5 .239 .413 .322 29.9
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 .483 .569 .415 0
2020 Cutter -2 -1 33 6.8 10 .222 .333 .375 16.7 10 20 .201 .241 .245 25
2020 Curveball 0.3 0 63 13 12 .167 .25 .179 12 25 11.1 .245 .29 .234 11.1
2020 Sinker -3.7 -3 70 14.5 23 .238 .286 .241 14.7 13 17.6 .255 .321 .263 21.1
2020 Slider -0.4 0 118 24.4 30 .2 .28 .29 30.4 23.3 18.4 .183 .233 .268 22.2
2020 4-Seamer -1 -2 160 33.1 43 .286 .543 .399 10.1 7 5.7 .241 .453 .368 36.4
2019 Splitter -2.7 0 10 0.9 4 .25 .25 .225 83.3 75 75 .009 .014 .009 0
2019 Curveball -0.1 0 115 10.9 21 .143 .286 .181 20.8 19 11.4 .138 .253 .163 23.5
2019 Cutter -7 -5 75 7.1 25 .136 .182 .178 23.1 12 20 .33 .428 .356 40
2019 Changeup -0.8 -1 86 8.2 26 .292 .583 .367 32.7 23.1 25 .283 .434 .309 21.1
2019 Sinker 0.3 1 171 16.2 49 .273 .477 .378 5.7 2 3.8 .284 .454 .35 32.6
2019 Slider 0.9 2 235 22.3 71 .239 .418 .304 31.6 19.7 21.9 .218 .336 .263 26.4
2019 4-Seamer 5 18 361 34.3 112 .327 .633 .444 10 4.5 5.2 .341 .61 .429 38.3
2018 Knuckleball -4.6 0 9 0.7 3 .333 .667 .417 0 0 0 .262 .305 .247 33.3
2018 Splitter -1.8 0 7 0.5 4 0 0 .175 33.3 25 25 .087 .093 .236 0
2018 Cutter -4.1 -2 53 4 12 .091 .091 .133 20.7 8.3 6.7 .178 .205 .214 0
2018 Changeup 0.9 1 126 9.5 33 .233 .467 .332 24.7 12.1 10.5 .21 .32 .274 19.2
2018 Curveball 0.4 1 152 11.4 35 .281 .406 .311 19.7 11.4 9.3 .236 .364 .277 20.7
2018 Slider -0.4 -1 235 17.7 74 .221 .397 .279 31.7 28.4 30.4 .194 .341 .258 32.7
2018 Sinker 0.1 0 299 22.5 98 .28 .354 .349 7.2 4.1 5.3 .312 .434 .385 40.5
2018 4-Seamer 0.8 4 445 33.4 128 .325 .581 .408 12.3 6.3 7.1 .314 .497 .366 43.2
2017 Splitter 0.1 0 12 1.1 2 .5 .5 .45 20 50 25 .052 .059 .047 0
2017 Cutter -3.9 -2 41 3.7 13 .167 .25 .219 13.6 7.7 9.1 .204 .327 .262 18.2
2017 Curveball 2 2 80 7.2 19 .333 .389 .339 18.8 15.8 20 .27 .367 .294 46.7
2017 Changeup -1.9 -2 125 11.3 36 .167 .367 .303 25.7 19.4 21.2 .208 .363 .317 34.8
2017 Slider 4 8 203 18.4 59 .321 .696 .44 27.8 23.7 19.2 .242 .454 .312 33.3
2017 Sinker 1.5 4 270 24.4 82 .254 .563 .38 8.7 3.7 5.5 .274 .484 .361 37.7
2017 4-Seamer 0.7 2 360 32.6 91 .313 .542 .391 14.1 11 11.9 .285 .516 .364 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 609 2095 -15 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 475 1730 -26 -2 8 4 -16
2016 373 1332 4 -16 7 6 1
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 247 912 -12 -9 8 6 -7
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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 53.6 63.2 90.4 25.4 70.9 45.2 20.7 45.6 14 8.9 71.2
2016 1332 51.9 66 90.4 29 67.2 44.5 19.8 48.2 15.9 8 78.5
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 912 49.2 70.2 85.7 28.5 59.1 43.2 26.7 49 21.7 7 73.4
Player 7966 50.4 69 89.2 30.2 67.6 43.1 27.5 49.7 17 7.9 77.8
MLB 48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 20 42 19 16 38 6 6 33 24 86 32 90 28
2016 11 25 16 20 11 9 13 20 18 88 11 86 28
2017 27
2018 52 74 47 35 59 14 18 22 37 96 15 87 24
2019 18
2020 30 41 14 9 53 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 16.7 1 9 7 10 55.6
2020 25 2 3.7 -2 2 4 1 50
2021 24.7 6 5.9 0 3 2 5 83.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 18 17 19 16 17 14 15 18 15 21 16 17 13 17 16 20 15 19 15 21 10 15 14 18 16 21 17 15 18 15 20
2020 2 2 6 4 5 3 0 5 5 3 6 3 2 3 4 5 4 5 3 5 2 2 2 3 3 6 3 2 4 3 4
2021 6 5 9 5 6 5 6 7 6 7 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 7 5 5 5 7 5 7 5 5 8 5 7
! 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 85.2 1.3
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
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
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
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
xBA .245 .237 -0.008 .255 0.018 .266 0.011 .277 0.011 .243 -0.034 .203 -0.04
BA .24 .258 0.018 .283 0.025 .271 -0.012 .264 -0.007 .27 0.006 .224 -0.046
xwOBA .282 .279 -0.003 .332 0.053 .327 -0.005 .338 0.011 .308 -0.03 .263 -0.045
wOBA .269 .303 0.034 .372 0.069 .335 -0.037 .337 0.002 .326 -0.011 .282 -0.044
xSLG .336 .353 0.017 .45 0.097 .408 -0.042 .455 0.047 .348 -0.107 .308 -0.04
SLG .314 .403 0.089 .536 0.133 .444 -0.092 .486 0.042 .396 -0.09 .342 -0.054
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
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 21.7 4.8
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
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
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
First Pitch Swing % 20.7 19.8 -0.9 27.8 8 36.9 9.1 34 -2.9 31.8 -2.2 26.7 -5.1
First Pitch Strike % 61 53.1 -7.9 56.3 3.2 62.1 5.8 64.1 2 66.7 2.6 56.3 -10.4
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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

Statcast Rankings