MLB

Kurt Suzuki #8 - C

Minnesota

  • Age: 30
  • DOB: 1983/10/04
  • POB: Wailuku, HI
  • Height: 5-11 Weight: 230lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 7
  • Drafted by Oakland in 2004 (2nd round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: Suzuki is hot (.500 in last 8AB).
GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
Year to date123424361243103573241014.292.350.387.737
On Pace13446239135340362354501-.292.350.387.737

Scouting Report

AssetsIs a patient hitter with solid power and some clutch ability. Has the durability to catch every day and is very consistent overall. Leads well. Can rack up base hits.
FlawsHis receiving skills are not at an elite level, and he can struggle to throw out base-stealers consistently. Also, he doesn't have a lot of power at the big-league level.
Career potentialSolid veteran catcher.

Honours and Awards

2006Texas League (AA) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/07/31Signed by the Minnesota Twins to a two-year contract extension.
2013/12/20Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2013/10/12Oakland Athletics declined their contract option for next season.
2013/08/23Acquired from the Washington Nationals.
2012/08/03Acquired from the Oakland Athletics.
2012/07/28Missed 1 game (sore left hand).
2012/07/27Sore left hand, day-to-day.
2012/05/14Missed 1 game (thumb injury).
2012/05/13Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2011/04/29Missed 1 game (paternity leave list).
2011/04/27Paternity leave list, day-to-day.
2010/07/23Signed by the Oakland Athletics to a four-year contract extension.
2010/06/15Missed 3 games (bereavement list).
2010/06/11Bereavement list, reserve/NFL Europe list.
2010/05/16Missed 19 games (oblique injury).
2010/04/30Oblique injury, early September.
2010/04/24Oblique injury, day-to-day.
2010/03/08Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2009/02/26Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2008/09/26Missed 2 games (right hip injury).
2008/09/24Right hip injury, day-to-day.
2008/02/28Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2007/06/10Contract purchased from Sacramento (AAA).
2007/03/31Assigned by the Oakland Athletics to their minor league camp.
2006/03/13Assigned by the Oakland Athletics to their minor league camp.
2005/03/27Assigned by the Oakland Athletics to their minor league camp.

Trades

2013/12/20Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins.
2013/08/23Washington Nationals traded Kurt Suzuki and cash considerations to the Oakland Athletics for Dakota Bacus.
2012/08/03Oakland Athletics traded Kurt Suzuki and cash considerations to the Washington Nationals for David Freitas.
2004/06/07Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2nd round in 2004.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014MinnesotaAL123424361243103573241014.292.350.387.737
2013OaklandAL1533610202723001.303.343.545.888
2013WashingtonNL7925219561113252032204.222.283.310.593
2013Total Wsh/OakMLB9428525661315322235205.232.290.337.627
2012WashingtonNL431461739505251120103.267.321.404.725
2012OaklandAL752621957150118953102.218.250.286.536
2012Total Oak/WshMLB11840836962006432073205.235.276.328.604
2011OaklandAL1344605410926014443864227.237.301.385.686
2010OaklandAL131495551201821371334932-.242.303.366.669
2010SacramentoAAA384320152100-.375.5001.0001.500
2009OaklandAL1475707415637115882859825.274.313.421.734
2008OaklandAL14853054148251742446923-.279.346.370.716
2007OaklandAL6821327531307392439002.249.327.408.735
2007SacramentoAAA552113259903272141003.280.351.365.716
2006MidlandAA99376641072617555850532.285.392.415.807
2005StocktonA11444185122265126563615315.277.378.440.818
2004VancouverA4617527521033311826011.297.394.440.834
2004California StateNCAA692527710417416874925924.413.511.7021.213
2003California StateNCAA4714334501002281011130.350.441.462.903
2002California StateNCAA29511020101896000.392.523.471.994
TotalMLB9633385361872183570416241429191028.258.314.377.691
TotalAL8412987325777167462366210377161021.260.317.381.698
TotalNL12239836951618503152307.239.297.344.641
TotalAAA5821936621104322342003.283.357.388.745
TotalAA99376641072617555850532.285.392.415.807
TotalA160616112174368159681875416.282.383.440.823
TotalNCAA1454461211742841912368421054.390.491.5991.090

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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