Ranger Suárez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/26/1995 (28)
Ranger Suárez Season Stats
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Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Ranger Suarez wasn't bad by any means, but he didn't pitch well enough to help his team win Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Suarez allowed three earned runs on six hits while walking none and striking out six in 4 2/3 innings. It was the first time that the 28-year-old southpaw had allowed three runs in his first nine postseason outings. It was his worst start of his playoff career, but the left-hander was still excellent this year in October, posting a 1.93 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings over his four starts against the Atlanta Braves and Diamondbacks.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suarez has a real possibility to pitch out of the bullpen in Game 5 Saturday night. Manager Rob Thomson said it would be treated like a regular throw-day, so Suarez would still be available for a possible Game 7. Suarez just started Game 3 on Thursday, throwing 69 pitches. The 28-year-old lasted 5 1/3 innings, giving up three hits and a walk while striking out seven. Suarez appeared out of the bullpen twice in last year's postseason run for the Phillies, so it wouldn't be uncharted territory for the Venezuelan.
Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Ranger Suarez had an impressive performance to win Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Thursday night and send the division-rival Atlanta Braves home packing. Suarez shut down a record-breaking Braves offense, giving up just one earned run on three hits (one homer) while walking none and striking out two in five innings of work. The only run the 28-year-old southpaw allowed was a solo shot to Austin Riley in the fourth inning. Suarez isn't blowing the ball by hitters or dominating by any means, but he continues to be stingy in the postseason. He has a 1.16 career postseason ERA in seven outings (five starts) and has given up just an earned run while walking one and fanning six in 8 2/3 frames over two starts against the Braves this year.
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.