Jose Suarez

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2019 Statistics
W-L
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IP
ERA
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WHIP
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K
K%
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2019
Changeup
31.4% Thrown 81.7 MPH 25.3 CSW%
Curveball
18.8% Thrown 75.9 MPH 32.9 CSW%
Four-Seamer
47.2% Thrown 91.7 MPH 26.5 CSW%
Slider
2.6% Thrown 82.1 MPH 30.8 CSW%

Despite some shaky results (-3.0 pVAL, 119 wRC+), there’s good reason to believe in Suarez’s changeup. With a really impressive 46.8 O-Swing% and 17.9 SwStr% paired with a solid 27.1 K%, the key to really unleashing this pitch for Suarez is going to be for him to cut down on his poor 11.0 BB% with the pitch.

GIF made by Myles Nelson. Blurb written by Daniel Port

Suarez really struggled with his curveball in 2019, as it didn’t get enough hitters to chase it (29.5 O-Swing%) or strike out enough batters out (16.7 K%). Instead opponents hit it mostly in the air at a 42.9% rate and it left the yard 33.3% of the time. Overall hitters produced a .304 AVG against it with a 1.038 OPS and a .326 ISO.

GIF made by Myles Nelson. Blurb written by Daniel Port

The fastball was not Suarez’s friend in 2019 as it got walloped for a truly brutal .343 BAA, 1.068 OPS, and 189 wRC+. At 91.8 mph, it just didn’t have the velocity or movement to overcome any mistakes made in the zone.

GIF made by Myles Nelson. Blurb written by Daniel Port

Suarez’s slider also struggled in 2019 (-1.9 pVAL) despite a pretty solid K% (27.3%) and SwStr% (12.3%). Hitters found success against the pitch despite its average movement and velocity, to the tune of a .455 AVG, 1.182 OPS, and 224 wRC+. Suarez will likely need to figure out a way to get more hitters to chase the pitch outside the zone (21.6 O-Swing%) if it’s going to find success.

GIF made by Myles Nelson. Blurb written by Daniel Port
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