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Ranger Suarez

Ranger Suarez

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 180 | Age: 23
Carora, Venezuela
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 4.0 6 2.00
2 Seasons 1 1 6.16 5 3 0 19.0 17 1.84
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0-0 9.00 4.0 6 2.00
2 Seasons 5 1-1 6.16 19.0 17 1.84

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 PHI NL 69 1 1 5.40 4 3 0 15.0 21 14 9 3 6 11 1.80
2019 PHI NL 20 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 4.0 7 4 4 2 1 6 2.00
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Slider: 50 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 55 | Overall: 50

Suarez was an under-the-radar, modest signing out of Venezuela back in 2012, one who spent three summers in the Venezuelan Summer League before finally making his United States debut in 2015. He began his climb in earnest in 2017 when his stuff ticked upwards. His name came up in rumored deals for Manny Machado last summer as he pitched across Double- and Triple-A, but he stayed put, got his first callup and became the first left-handed starter the Phillies had used since September 2016.

On the right day, Suarez has four pitches he can throw effectively for strikes. His fastball sits in the low-90s and will touch 95 mph consistently, and he's shown the ability to maintain his velocity while throwing it with good life that elicits groundball outs. He'll show a pair of breaking balls, with his slider ahead of the curve, though the two pitches blended together at times in 2018. His best pitch his is changeup, which he throws with excellent arm speed and falls off the table. His delivery has some moving parts, but it really works with the changeup, and the deception in the delivery helps all of his pitches play up.

While his command was more average in 2018, he has a strong track record of more consistent control than that throughout his career. His ceiling is limited to that of a back-end stater, but he's ready to help out now.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 225 52 4 7.7 89.3 6.5 .289 .472 .400 .353 .397 42.3 15.9 8.7
2019 75 13 2 15.4 83.9 11.7 .266 .518 .476 .349 .484 15.4 30.0 5.0
ALL 300 65 6 9.2 88.3 7.6 .284 .483 .418 .352 .414 36.9 19.1 7.9
MLB 35629 6.3 87.4 11.0 .251 .409 .317 .318 .370 34.3 21.5 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/19/2019 Philadelphia Phillies recalled LHP Ranger Suarez from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
06/16/2019 Philadelphia Phillies optioned LHP Ranger Suarez to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
06/07/2019 Philadelphia Phillies recalled Ranger Suarez from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
05/25/2019 Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated LHP Ranger Suarez from the 7-day injured list.
05/01/2019 Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed LHP Ranger Suarez on the 7-day injured list. Right abdominal strain.
03/11/2019 Philadelphia Phillies optioned LHP Ranger Suarez to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
09/11/2018 Philadelphia Phillies recalled Ranger Suarez from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
08/17/2018 Philadelphia Phillies optioned LHP Ranger Suarez to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
08/16/2018 Philadelphia Phillies recalled LHP Ranger Suarez from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
07/27/2018 Philadelphia Phillies optioned Ranger Suarez to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
07/26/2018 Philadelphia Phillies recalled Ranger Suarez from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
06/26/2018 LHP Ranger Suarez assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
05/28/2018 Reading Fightin Phils activated LHP Ranger Suarez from the 7-day disabled list.
05/12/2018 Reading Fightin Phils placed LHP Ranger Suarez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 10, 2018. Right hamstring injury.
03/29/2018 LHP Ranger Suarez assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
03/09/2018 Philadelphia Phillies optioned LHP Ranger Suarez to Clearwater Threshers.
11/20/2017 Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of Ranger Suarez from Clearwater Threshers.
07/04/2017 LHP Ranger Suarez assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
04/26/2017 LHP Ranger Suarez assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
04/22/2017 LHP Ranger Suarez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
04/02/2017 LHP Ranger Suarez assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
06/15/2016 LHP Ranger Suarez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
05/14/2015 LHP Ranger Suarez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from VSL Phillies.
06/24/2013 VSL Phillies activated LHP Ranger Suarez from the restricted list.
07/12/2012 VSL Phillies placed LHP Ranger Suarez on the restricted list.
06/22/2012 LHP Ranger Suarez assigned to VSL Phillies.
04/01/2012 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent LHP Ranger Suarez to a minor league contract.