Andrew Suarez

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Andrew Suárez
San Francisco Giants – No. 59
Pitcher
Born: (1992-09-11) September 11, 1992 (age 26)
Miami, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 11, 2018, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record7–13
Earned run average4.49
Strikeouts130
Teams

Andrew Jose Suárez (born September 11, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2018.

Career[edit]

Suarez attended Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Florida.[1] The Toronto Blue Jays selected Suarez in the ninth round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He did not sign, and enrolled at the University of Miami to play college baseball for the Miami Hurricanes baseball team. As a Hurricane, Suarez became a top prospect.[2] The Washington Nationals selected Suarez in the second round, with the 57th overall selection, of the 2014 MLB Draft.[3][4] He chose to return to Miami for his senior year,[5][1][6] in order to earn his degree and attempt to improve his draft status for 2015.[7]

The San Francisco Giants selected Suarez in the second round, with the 61st overall selection, of the 2015 MLB draft.[8] Suarez signed with the Giants and made three appearances with the Arizona Giants of the Rookie-level Arizona League before he was promoted to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League.[9] In August, the Giants promoted Suarez to the San Jose Giants of the Class A-Advanced California League.[10] In 39.1 total innings pitched between the three teams, he posted a 2-0 record and 1.60 ERA.

Suarez began the 2016 season in San Jose, and was promoted to the Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Class AA Eastern League; he finished the season with a combined 9-8 record and 3.63 ERA in 24 total games started between both teams. In 2017, he started the season with Richmond, and was promoted to the Sacramento River Cats of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.[11] In 26 total games (24 starts) between Richmond and Sacramento, Suarez pitched to a 10-10 record and 3.30 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP.[12] The Giants invited Suarez to spring training as a non-roster player in 2018.[13]

The Giants promoted Suarez to the major leagues on April 11, 2018,[14] and he made his debut that same night at AT&T Park against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He started the game and pitched 5.1 innings, giving up four earned runs on four hits along with striking out seven and walking none; he received a loss as Arizona defeated the Giants 7–3.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Could Miami Hurricanes get back LHP Andy Suarez? Doubt it. But he still hasn't signed with Nationals. - Eye on the U". Miami Herald. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Baseball: UM's Andrew Suarez is top local 2014 draft prospect, Park Vista alum Trea Turner No. 3 overall - Canes Watch". palmbeachpost.com. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "In Round 2, Nats select Miami lefty Suarez". Washington Nationals. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "Miami lefty Andrew Suarez selected by Washington Nationals in MLB Draft". tribunedigital-sunsentinel. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  5. ^ Adam Kilgore (July 18, 2014). "Nationals sign Erick Fedde; Andrew Suarez returning to Miami [Updated]". Washington Post. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "Baseball: LHP Andrew Suarez returns to Miami Hurricanes - Canes Watch". palmbeachpost.com. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "Andy Suarez ready to lead UM after turning down major-league money". miamiherald. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  8. ^ "Canes' Andrew Suarez gets taken 61st overall by Giants - Eye on the U". Miami Herald. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  9. ^ "San Francisco Giants second-rounder Andrew Suarez throws five one-hit frames for Salem-Keizer Volcanoes - MiLB.com News - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  10. ^ "San Francisco Giants second-rounder Andrew Suarez twirls four one-hit innings in California League debut for San Jose - MiLB.com News - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  11. ^ http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/down-farm-giants-prospect-suarez-sets-season-high-nine-ks
  12. ^ "Andrew Suarez Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  13. ^ https://www.sfchronicle.com/giants/shea/article/Blach-Suarez-engage-in-Giants-rotation-12718091.php
  14. ^ "Giants' Suarez to make major-league debut against Diamondbacks". Fox Sports. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  15. ^ https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/giants-andrew-suarez-gives-up-four-runs-but-strikes-out-seven-in-debut/

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