Luis M. Suárez
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Luis Mauricio Suárez
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 9", Weight 198 lb.
Luis M. Suárez debuted in the 1998 Mexican League with the Mexico City Tigers, hitting .316/.387/.424 as a teenager, starting in the outfield. The next year, he batted .321/.378/.462. In 2000, the Tigers youngster improved to .344/.391/.599 with 16 home runs in 317 AB. Little did people realize that the upward progress would stop; Suarez would not reach double digit homers again until 2005 and did not match the average until 2006.
Suárez faded to .310 with 8 HR in 2001 and .303 with 2 long balls in '02. In 2003, he hit .333 with five homers. During 2004, Luis fell under .300 for the first time, at .297/.360/.479 for the club, now the Angelopolis Tigers. In 2005, he rebounded to hit .334/.393/.587 with 17 HR and 68 RBI in 89 games while only making one error in the outfield all year.
Suárez produced at a .382/.429/.564 line for Angelopolis in 2006. Had he qualified, he would have lost the batting title by .005 to Geronimo Gil. He hit just .161/.250/.161 for Mexico in the 2006 COPABE Olympic qualifiers; only Noe Munoz did worse for them. He did have two outfield assists and no errors as Mexico's starting right fielder.
Luis hit .300/.386/.464 in 2007 for the Tigers, now known as the Quintana Roo Tigers after yet another move.
In the 2007 Pan American Games, he hit .294 for the Mexican national team with one of Mexico's two homers; the other came from Luis Alfonso García; Luis joined Luis Alfonso García, Karim García and Iván Terrazas in the outfield on the Bronze Medal winners.
In 2008, the veteran flyhawk hit .290/.361/.412 for Quintana Roo. He split 2009 between Quintana Roo (.302/.362/.437) and the Puebla Parrots (.321/.366/.446). It marked the first time in 12 seasons he played for a franchise other than the Tigers.