Ranger Suarez Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 26 (August 26, 1995) | 6' 1" | 180lbs. | Throws: Left Minors: p-7
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
PHI A 2017 6 2 0 0 14 14 85.0 52 4 24 90 1.59 0.89 0.82 2.5 9.5 .243 n/a
PHI A+ 2017 2 4 0 0 8 8 37.2 43 1 11 38 3.82 1.43 1.33 2.6 9.1 .381 n/a
PHI AA 2018 4 3 0 0 12 12 75.0 64 2 20 54 2.76 1.12 1.03 2.4 6.5 .282 n/a
PHI AAA 2018 2 0 0 0 9 9 49.1 48 2 15 31 2.74 1.28 1.19 2.7 5.7 .298 n/a
PHI NL 2019 6 1 0 6 37 0 48.2 52 6 12 42 3.14 1.32 1.38 2.2 7.8 .326 55/22/22 7 6
PHI NL 2020 0 1 0 0 3 0 4.0 10 1 4 1 20.25 3.50 3.38 9.0 2.2 .467 45/20/35 -13 -9
PHI NL 2021 8 5 4 0 39 12 106.0 73 4 33 107 1.36 1.00 0.90 2.8 9.1 .264 59/15/26 28 23
Career 3yrs 14 7 4 6 79 12 158.2 135 11 49 150 2.38 1.16 1.11 2.8 8.5 .294 n/a
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Yeah, he is good.  I bought him in August as a potential closer, and he helped me win a league as a starter.  How will he be valued next year?

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Oct 4

On August 24 he lasted at least 5 innings for the 1st time. From that point forward...

3-1 1,24 ERA

GS 8

IP 51

BB 9

K 54

FIP 1.89

BABIP .305

van wilhoite LVW
Oct 2

This guy can really pitch.  He doesn't throw hard, has one of the lowest spin rates in the majors, and throws a 2-seam sinker in about 50% of his pitches.   Add in pinpoint control and you have an unusual receipe for success.

And then that name,  Ranger.  No, he's not from Texas - but rather from Venezuela.  According to Wikipedia, Suárez is the first player in MLB to be named "Ranger". Suárez has two brothers named Raymer and Rosmer and a sister named Rangerlin. He told reporters that it is a family tradition to give every child a name beginning with the letter "R"

Those of us who FAABed him hoping for a closer are sure happy with the results.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Sep 5

In a way he's like Tom Glavine in that he rarely leaves anything over the middle of the plate. He'll walk an extra hitter or 2 in lieu of grooving one. Plus his pitches seem to have a last split second break in them. 

van wilhoite LVW
Aug 14

I saw 2020 1st round pick, Mick Abel, pitch in Low A.  Threw 96-98 on gun at Fort Myers vs. the Mighty Mussels. To my untrained eye I thought his fastball lacked natural movement and therefore I did not pursue as dynasty league target.  Mark Appel, 30, is pitching for AAA team, and his stats are not as good Abel's below.

Abel must be hurt.  Hasn't pitched since July 21.  4.43 ERA, 66K/27BB in 45 IP.

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Aug 13

From watching him pitch the only thing I can say for sure is he's one cool dude.  Very composed on the mound, no matter what.

I believe the Phillies will just leave him in the rotation from here on out.  I can't see any reason why they wouldn't.  And that's not just for the duration of this year but for the foreseeable future.

He doesn't have great stuff but seems to want to attack hitters.  I would attribute his uptick in K/9 this year to a more lively fastball, which makes his change-up even better as well.  If he can continue to throw 94-95, he should be ok.  If that FB drops back down to 90-91...??

Obviously that BABIP has to correct, and it's really quite amazing considering the GB% and the Phillies infield D.  Maybe that's somewhat attributable to weak contact??  Not sure, but still...

I can see him as a serviceable starter next year. He might make a nice #4/5.  Considering he probably cost nothing this year, will he even be available in an auction next season?

Wheeler, Nola, Eflin, Gibson, Suarez??  That's not too bad. Of course, there's no depth behind them.  How's Mark Appel doing?

Gary Cruciani Megary
Aug 13

Does anyone have any long term takes on Suarez. The BABIP seems a little nuts.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Aug 11

The playoff race does indeed sit in the balance for the 51-52 Fightins. If they're in, they're really in: no one-game playoff.

Philadelphia Phillies — The Phillies got some help in the bullpen, trading for Ian Kennedy. Kennedy had been one of the bright spots for the Rangers, saving 16 games for them. Ranger Suarez has been excellent on the year, and will remain a high leverage option as the Phillies try to make a run in the NL East. We think Kennedy was brought in to close games, and Suarez will take the 8th inning, but with the playoff race sitting in the balance don’t be surprised if the Phillies play the hot hand. 

Updated hierarchy: Kennedy | Suarez | Alvarado.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 31

July 4, 2021

Philadelphia Phillies — With the Phillies up two runs heading into the 9th inning, manager Joe Girardi called on Ranger Suarez to try and close out the game.  Suarez responded with a clean inning to earn his first career save.  Girardi said that Jose Alvarado was available but he went with Suarez instead because he felt better about Suarez facing the heart of the Padres order in Fernando Tatis Jr., Jake Cronenworth, and Manny Machado.  Jose Alvarado has really struggled recently so Suarez’s perfect inning last night against a tough lineup jumps him straight to the top of this committee.

Updated hierarchy: *Suarez | Alvarado | Bradley.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 4
Fangraphs: FB 61% FBv 91.2 EV 85.5 HardHit 35% HR/FB 14% LD%+ 92 FIP 9.69
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '20