Ranger Suárez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/26/1995 (26)
Ranger Suárez Season Stats
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Ranger Suárez News
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suarez fell to 2-1 in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Rangers. Suarez pitched 5 innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits (including two home runs) and two walks with three strikeouts. The 26-year-old has not gotten off to the start fantasy managers had hoped for after a solid 2021 season and now owns a 4.63 ERA with just 15 strikeouts and 10 walks over 23 1/3 IP this season. His next start will be a tough one against the Mets at home. Fantasy managers in shallower leagues may consider sitting him in this one given his slow start.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suarez is scheduled to pitch against the Baltimore Orioles in a Grapefruit League game on Friday. It will allow him to pitch Wednesday's spring training finale on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays and then in the fourth game of the season on April 11 against the New York Mets. Suarez arrived late to camp due to visa issues, but he'll be ready for the start of the regular season. The 26-year-old left-hander wasn't really used as a starter until the second half last year, but he finished with an eye-opening 1.36 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 107 strikeouts in 106 innings. Suarez had a knack for inducing soft contact and keeping the ball on the ground, and if he can continue that trend, those that invest in him in 2022 will be extremely happy.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suarez will throw a live batting practice session on Sunday. Manager Joe Girardi thinks Suarez can theoretically still be ready for the first week of the regular season, but it's still too early to tell. The 26-year-old left-hander arrived late to camp due to visa issues, but he should be ready for Opening Day, albeit on a limited pitch count most likely. Suarez's fantasy stock continues to climb after posting a pristine 1.36 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, a career-high 25.6% strikeout rate and a 7.9% walk rate in 39 outings (12 starts) covering 106 innings pitched. He also had four saves and one shutout mixed in.
Utilized primarily as a reliever until the second half of 2021, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suarez broke out to the tune of an 8-5 record, a 1.36 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and 107 strikeouts over 106 innings pitched. Over 12 starts, all after the All-Star break, Surez posted a 3-2 record to go with a 1.51 ERA, and 1.08 WHIP over 65 2/3 IP. Heavy reliance on his sinker, changeup, and four-seam fastball with solid movement (albeit average velocity of 93.7 mph), resulted in a 31.4% hard-hit rate and 3% barrel rate which were in the top 7% and 2% in all of MLB, respectively. His slider generated a launch angle of negative 1% and his changeup generated a launch angle of just 4%. This resulted in a high ground ball rate of 59.7% (well ahead of the MLB average of 45.1%) and a low line drive rate of 16.8%. Soft contact coupled with a high ground ball rate helped Surez keep the ball in the yard, where he allowed just four homers in 2021. His xwOBA of just .250 was tenth in all of MLB, and behind just two other starting pitchers (Jacob deGrom and Corbin Burnes). Additionally, an xERA of 2.62 and xBA of .204 further supported his 2021 breakout. Surez currently has a somewhat low ADP of 168, primarily fueled by uncertainty as to whether his 2021 breakout was legitimate. Prior to 2021, Surez only threw 67 2/3 IP in the majors, and, given the fact that he had just 12 starts in 2021, there is, admittedly, not too much history to go on here. That said, his underlying metrics are reminiscent of the proven, ground-ball heavy Marcus Stroman currently being drafted around pick 160. Surez should build off of 2021 as he enters the Phillies rotation and post a strikeout per inning to go with solid ratios and 170-180 IP in 2022. He could also potentially far exceed these projections (and his current ADP) if he takes the next step.