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28 Kurt Suzuki C

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
46%17%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
28017.26463370
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018ATL10534745941250224300.332.444.271
2019WAS8528037741763203601.324.486.264

Player Updates

March 11, 2020 02:52 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Set to begin year as No. 2 catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday that Suzuki would serve as the primary catcher for Max Scherzer and Anibal Sanchez during the regular season, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Meanwhile, Martinez estimated that Yan Gomes would catch around 4-to-5 times per week as the main battery mate for the other three pitchers in the Nationals rotation. That division of workload seemingly implies that Suzuki will occupy the smaller side of the timeshare to begin the season, though Martinez's plans could change if Gomes declines further as a hitter. Suzuki's 105 wRC+ in 2019 was well above Gomes' mark (79), but the latter graded out better in terms of average pop time and framing, per Baseball Savant.

February 19, 2020 01:48 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Catches simulated game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki (hip) appears to be fully healthy at spring training after he caught Max Scherzer's two-inning simulated game Wednesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Suzuki was unable to play in the Nationals' Game 7 win over the Astros in the World Series due to a hip flexor, but he's feeling fine again after the long offseason. Heading into his age-36 season, Suzuki will likely find himself in a timeshare at catcher again with Yan Gomes, who was re-signed over the winter on a more club-friendly deal. Suzuki proved last season that he could still have value in a part-time role, as he batted .264 with 17 home runs, 63 RBI and 37 runs in only 309 plate appearances.

October 31, 2019 01:16 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Scratched from lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki (hip) was scratched from the lineup for Game 7 of the World Series against the Astros on Wednesday.

Suzuki appeared to be progressing toward a start for Game 7 and was originally listed in the starting lineup, but the team evidently decided Yan Gomes was the safe play with the season on the line. Given Suzuki's status over the past few days, it wouldn't be surprising if he was available off the bench for the winner-take-all contest.

October 31, 2019 08:52 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Starting in Game 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki will start at catcher for Game 7 of the World Series against the Astros on Wednesday, batting eighth.

Suzuki was sidelined since exiting Game 3 of the World Series with a hip flexor, but he'll rejoin the starting lineup for Game 7, as expected. The 36-year-old went 2-for-10 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the World Series prior to his injury.

October 30, 2019 01:08 AM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Set to start Game 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki (hip) said he's healthy and will start at catcher for Game 7 of the World Series at Houston on Wednesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Suzuki hasn't seen the field since exiting Game 3 with the hip flexor issue, but it looks as though he'll be ready to go for the winner-take-all affair. The veteran catcher was reportedly available off the bench Tuesday for Game 6, but neither team used any bench players. Suzuki went 2-for-10 with a solo home run, two runs scored and a walk in the series before suffering the injury.

October 29, 2019 05:36 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki (hip) remains on the bench for Game 6 of the World Series in Houston on Tuesday.

Suzuki hasn't played since leaving Game 3 with a hip flexor issue. He'll be available off the bench Tuesday and could start Game 7 on Wednesday if the Nationals are able to extend the series, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

October 28, 2019 12:56 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Feeling better Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki (hip) said he was feeling better Monday but that he would reassess his availability for Game 6 on Tuesday morning, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The 36-year-old has been sidelined the past two games with a hip flexor issue he sustained during Game 3 of the World Series, but said that he would perform some activities Monday to see how he feels ahead of Game 6. Suzuki said he would have been available in an emergency situation while he was absent from the starting lineup, which is an encouraging sign for his availability for Tuesday's must-win Game 6. If Suzuki is unable to start, Yan Gomes would likely handle the duties at catcher again.

October 28, 2019 11:36 AM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki (hip) is not in the lineup for a second consecutive game after suffering a hip injury in Game 3 of the World Series.

Suzuki left in the sixth inning of Game 3 on Friday with a bit of a hip flexor problem. He passed his strength tests, which is encouraging, and the Nationals are keeping him on their World Series roster with the hope he could be ready to go for Game 6 or possibly come off the bench later in the game as a pinch hitter.

October 27, 2019 01:12 AM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Could catch Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki (hip) will receive treatment Sunday and could start Game 5 if he feels well enough, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Coach Dave Martinez said the veteran catcher was only available as an emergency option for Saturday's loss in Game 4. Suzuki underwent an MRI and will remain on the roster for the World Series, but it's up in the air when he'll be able to rejoin the starting lineup, if at all.

October 26, 2019 05:52 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Will remain on roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki (hip) will remain on the roster for the World Series, Barry Svrluga of The Washington Post reports.

The 36-year-old underwent an MRI earlier in the day Saturday, and the results apparently indicated that he should be healthy enough to be available for later in the series. Yan Gomes will start at catcher for Game 4 on Saturday as Suzuki deals with a right hip flexor issue that occurred Friday during Game 3.

October 26, 2019 04:44 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Undergoing MRI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki is undergoing an MRI on his hip Saturday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

A hip flexor issue forced Suzuki to leave Game 3 on Friday and will keep him out of the lineup for Saturday's Game 4. With at most five days left in the Nationals' season, expect the team to replace Suzuki with another catcher if he's required to sit for even a few days. Raudy Read would likely be called on as a backup catcher if a move happens.

October 27, 2019 08:00 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Not starting Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki (hip) is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the World Series against the Astros on Saturday.

Suzuki left Friday's game with a hip flexor issue. While he passed strength tests earlier in the day Saturday, it's no surprise to see him sit for at least one game. Yan Gomes will start behind the plate in his absence.

October 27, 2019 08:00 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Passes strength tests
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki (hip) had good strength tests following Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.

Manager Dave Roberts called the 36-year-old's injury a right hip flexor issue, and Suzuki sounds optimistic that he will be able to return to the starting lineup soon. Yan Gomes could start Game 4 since he usually catches for starter Patrick Corbin, plus it could give Suzuki an extra day of rest. However, early results indicate that Suzuki's injury may not be severe.

October 26, 2019 11:04 AM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Suffers hip injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki suffered a hip injury in the sixth inning of Game 3 of the World Series on Friday and was forced to leave the game, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.

The 36-year-old suffered the injury while blocking a pitch from Fernando Rodney and finished the half inning but was replaced by a pinch hitter in the bottom of the sixth. Given his ability to finish the half inning, it would be a surprise to see him miss much time, but Yan Gomes could see some time at catcher if Suzuki is unable to play.

October 24, 2019 12:40 AM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Blasts go-ahead homer off Verlander
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 12-3 win over Houston in Game 2 of the World Series.

Suzuki knocked Houston started Justin Verlander from the game with a solo blast to lead off the seventh inning, putting the Nationals on top 3-2. It was just the second hit (2-for-28) of the 2019 postseason for the 36-year-old catcher, who also picked up a single in the second inning off Verlander.

October 15, 2019 03:16 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Sits for Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Suzuki has gone just 1-for-20 at the plate thus far in the postseason. Yan Gomes starts behind the plate in his absence.

October 12, 2019 01:16 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki is in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the NLCS against the Caridnals on Saturday.

Suzuki missed Game 1 of the series after being hit by a pitch in Game 5 of the NLDS, but is now ready to return for Game 2 of the NLCS. The 36-year-old will bat seventh against Adam Wainwright.

October 11, 2019 05:04 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: On bench but on roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki (hand/concussion) is on the Nationals' NLCS roster but is not in the lineup for Game 1 against the Cardinals on Friday.

A pitch bounced off Suzuki's wrist and hit him in the head in Game 5 of the NLDS on Wednesday. X-rays were negative, but he's been evaluated for concussion symptoms. His presence on the roster indicates that the Nationals don't expect him to miss much time, but Yan Gomes starts behind the plate for now.

October 10, 2019 05:40 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Will undergo concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki (hand/concussion) will undergo the concussion protocol when the team arrives in St. Louis, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

X-rays on the 36-year-old's hand came back negative, but he will still be evaluated for concussion symptoms prior to Game 1. Manager Dave Martinez expressed optimism about Suzuki's status, saying, "He should be ready to go tomorrow." Suzuki exited Game 5 of the NLDS after being hit by a pitch that ricocheted off his hand and hit him in the forehead.

October 10, 2019 12:32 PM
Nationals' Kurt Suzuki: Status uncertain heading into NLCS
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suzuki (forehead) is uncertain to make the roster for the National League Championship Series, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The 36-year-old exited Game 5 of the NLDS after being hit by a pitch that ricocheted off his hand/wrist and appeared to hit him in the forehead. Following the game, manager Dave Martinez and general manager Mike Rizzo both said that they weren't sure about Suzuki's status. The catcher appeared to be attempting to not move his wrist after the game but was still able to take part in the team's celebration.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Clevinger (Career)310 .333.500.333
vs RHP2135113 .308 .455 .239
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/4NYM4000010
9/5@ATL3000000
9/7@ATL0000000
9/21@MIA1010300
9/26PHI1000000
9/27CLE3210010
9/29CLE2111200
Fantasy Points By Week
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24

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14

6

20

9

11

13

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7

5

7

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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020WAS0000000000------------
2019WAS8528037741763203601.264.324.4860.809
2018ATL10534745941250224300.271.333.4440.776
2017ATL8127638781950173900.283.351.5360.887
2016MIN1063453489849184800.258.301.4030.704
2015MIN13143336104550295900.240.296.3140.610
2014MIN13145237130361344601.288.345.3830.727
2013WAS-OAK942852566532223520.232.290.3370.627
2012OAK-WAS1184083696643207320.235.276.3280.605
2011OAK134460541091444386422.237.301.3850.686
2010OAK131495551201371334932.242.303.3660.669
2009OAK147570741561588285982.274.313.4210.734
2008OAK14853054148742446923.279.346.3700.716
2007OAK682132753739243900.249.327.4080.735
Total1479509455213171316823496591911.259.316.3920.708
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020WAS000000000
2019WAS85110136306110
2018ATL105240154601306
2017ATL81130148211325
2016MIN10624113941509
2015MIN131170136467414
2014MIN13134017371909
2013WAS-OAK941319642362
2012OAK-WAS11820013454535
2011OAK134260177737114
2010OAK1311821814012322
2009OAK147371240718014
2008OAK1482511961211220
2007OAK681308753304
Total147927561997592410222134
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2004A-Vancouver461752752103331182601.297.394.440
2005A-Stockton114441851222651265636153.277.378.440
2006AA-Midland9937664107261755585053.285.392.415
2007AAA-Sacramento55211325990327214100.280.351.365
2010AAA-Sacramento River Cat384320152100.375.5001.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/210
Birthdate:
10/4/1983
Age:
36
Hometown:
Wailuku, HI
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
13