Eugenio Suárez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 213 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/18/1991 (32)
Eugenio Suárez Season Stats
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Eugenio Suárez News
The Seattle Mariners have traded third baseman Eugenio Suarez to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for right-handed pitcher Carlos Vargas and catcher Seby Zavala. The 32-year-old Suarez will be in the final season of a seven-year, $66 million contract in 2024, although the D-backs will hold a club option on the veteran for the 2025 campaign. Suarez took a step back at the plate in 2023 but still had a solid season that included a .232 average with 22 home runs, 96 RBI, and a .714 OPS while appearing in all 162 games, production that graded out 2% above the league average, as per his 102 wRC+. Zavala limped to a .171 average with seven homers across 193 plate appearances between the White Sox and D-backs in 2023 but is a highly-regarded defender behind the plate and should serve as Cal Raleigh's backup next season. Vargas, 24, made five appearances in his MLB debut with the D-backs last season, allowing three earned on two homers in that time but he also struck out seven of the 22 batters he faced. He also scuffled to a 7.02 ERA in 38 outings at Triple-A Reno but is a live arm who averaged 99.5 mph on his four-seam baseball in his brief MLB time last season.
Seattle Mariners third baseman Eugenio Suarez will start Tuesday's contest against the Cincinnati Reds on the bench. Believe it or not, this will be Suarez's first real day of rest all season long. Jose Caballero will start at the hot corner and hit eighth in the lineup against Reds rookie right-hander Connor Phillips, who will be making his major-league debut. The 32-year-old Suarez is in desperate need of a break, as he's gone just 4-for-33 (.121) with no home runs, two doubles, no RBI, 14 strikeouts and four runs scored in his last nine starts since Aug. 26. In his second year in Seattle, Suarez is hitting .230 (117-for-508) with 18 home runs, 22 doubles, 83 RBI, 55 runs scored and a league-high 181 strikeouts in 137 games. If he ends the year with an American League-high in K's, it will be the third time in the last five years that Suarez has led the league in strikeouts.
Seattle Mariners third baseman Eugenio Suarez nailed two home runs and added a double as the Mariners dropped Houston 5-1 Thursday. The 31-year-old's two dingers were his 10th and 11th of the season. Suarez also drove in three runs in the contest. He will have to have a huge second half of the season to reach 30 home runs for the third straight season. In 313 at-bats, Suarez carries a .230 batting average with 52 RBI.
Seattle Mariners third baseman Eugenio Suarez brought the power once again in 2022, slashing .236/.332/.459 with 31 home runs and 87 RBI. It was encouraging to see Suarez continue to hit for power despite moving out of Great American Ballpark. His batted-ball profile was what fantasy managers have come to expect; he hit the ball hard with a career-high 19.9-degree launch angle. Consequently, his .236 batting average did not come close to his .302 BABIP. He also continued to strike out often with a 31.2% strikeout rate. The 31-year-old is currently being drafted at pick 149 overall, making him the 10th third baseman off the board. This puts him at the top of a significant tier dropoff at the position, one pick behind Max Muncy but over 50 picks behind Gunnar Henderson. Overall, Suarez is being drafted with other power hitters such as Muncy, Giancarlo Stanton, and Hunter Renfroe. Suarez's power potential is undeniable, but Matt Chapman presents an almost-identical profile at pick 162. Suarez's downsides are clear, and while his current ADP seems reasonable, a similar version of him can currently be drafted a bit later.