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Ken Suarez

Kenneth Raymond Suarez

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: April 12, 1943 in Tampa, FL
High School: Jesuit HS (Tampa, FL)
School: Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Signed
by the Kansas City Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1965. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1966 (Age 23.002)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1967 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Indians/Athletics 1966-1973

Final Game: September 22, 1973 (Age 30.163)
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1966 23 KCA AL 35 85 69 5 10 0 1 0 2 2 0 15 26 .145 .298 .174 .472 42 12 1 0 1 0 0 2
1967 24 KCA AL 39 82 63 7 15 5 0 2 9 1 0 16 21 .238 .388 .413 .800 139 26 1 0 2 1 1 2
1968 25 CLE AL 17 11 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .100 .182 .100 .282 -12 1 1 0 0 0 0 2/457
1969 26 CLE AL 36 102 85 7 25 5 0 1 9 1 0 15 12 .294 .400 .388 .788 119 33 5 0 2 0 5 2
1971 28 CLE AL 50 146 123 10 25 7 0 1 9 0 1 18 15 .203 .310 .285 .595 64 35 2 2 1 2 3 2
1972 29 TEX AL 25 36 33 2 5 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 .152 .167 .182 .348 6 6 1 0 0 2 0 2
1973 30 TEX AL 93 323 278 25 69 11 0 1 27 1 2 33 16 .248 .334 .299 .633 84 83 10 5 3 4 0 2
7 Yrs 295 785 661 57 150 29 1 5 60 5 3 99 97 .227 .330 .297 .626 81 196 21 7 9 9 9
162 Game Avg. 162 431 363 31 82 16 1 3 33 3 2 54 53 .227 .330 .297 .626 81 108 12 4 5 5 5
CLE (3 yrs) 103 259 218 18 51 12 0 2 18 1 1 34 30 .234 .340 .317 .656 82 69 8 2 3 2 8
KCA (2 yrs) 74 167 132 12 25 5 1 2 11 3 0 31 47 .189 .341 .288 .629 88 38 2 0 3 1 1
TEX (2 yrs) 118 359 311 27 74 12 0 1 31 1 2 34 20 .238 .317 .286 .604 76 89 11 5 3 6 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1966 23 KCA AL 35 85 -4 -0 0 -1 2 -4 -0.5 3 -1 -0.2 .487 .497 -0.1 0.0 -0 2
1967 24 KCA AL 39 82 3 -1 -0 3 1 6 0.7 3 9 1.0 .520 .505 0.7 0.5 6 $8,500 2
1968 25 CLE AL 17 11 -1 -0 -0 -0 0 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .489 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $8,500 2/457
1969 26 CLE AL 36 102 4 0 -1 2 2 7 0.8 3 10 1.1 .521 .505 0.9 0.4 8 2
1971 28 CLE AL 50 146 -7 -0 0 1 2 -3 -0.4 5 2 0.1 .493 .498 0.0 0.4 1 $15,000 2
1972 29 TEX AL 25 36 -4 -0 -0 1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .486 .498 -0.3 0.2 -2 $18,000 2
1973 30 TEX AL 93 323 -3 -2 -1 2 6 2 0.4 12 14 1.5 .503 .502 1.2 0.9 12 $20,000 2
7 Seasons 295 785 -12 -3 -1 8 13 5 0.5 27 32 3.2 .502 .501 2.3 2.3 24 $70,000
CLE (3 yrs) 103 259 -4 -0 -0 3 4 3 0.2 9 11 1.1 .502 .500 0.8 0.8 9 $23,500
KCA (2 yrs) 74 167 -2 -1 0 2 3 2 0.2 5 8 0.8 .504 .501 0.6 0.5 6 $8,500
TEX (2 yrs) 118 359 -6 -2 -1 3 6 -0 0.0 13 13 1.3 .499 .501 0.9 1.0 10 $38,000

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1966 KCA AL 23 C 34 26 17 233.0 173 145 20 8 7 .954 -1 -5 6.37 4.85 .988 6.86 6.85 4 7 18 12 40% 38% 0
1967 KCA AL 24 C 36 22 18 201.0 194 170 20 4 2 .979 3 18 8.51 5.28 .989 7.22 7.23 2 5 9 11 55% 41% 2
1968 CLE AL 25 C 12 1 1 26.1 23 22 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.86 1.92 .990 6.97 6.94 0 1 0 0 0
1968 CLE AL 25 2B 1 0 0 0.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 13.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.10
1968 CLE AL 25 3B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1968 CLE AL 25 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80
1968 CLE AL 25 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1969 CLE AL 26 C 36 29 22 267.2 213 191 20 2 3 .991 2 9 7.09 5.86 .987 6.65 6.65 4 11 9 11 55% 36% 0
1971 CLE AL 28 C 48 39 33 357.0 284 268 14 2 3 .993 1 3 7.11 5.88 .988 6.37 6.34 1 15 15 13 46% 39% 0
1972 TEX AL 29 C 17 6 3 67.1 57 53 2 2 0 .965 1 18 7.35 3.24 .985 6.48 6.46 0 0 1 3 75% 39% 0
1973 TEX AL 30 C 90 88 78 755.1 551 501 44 6 4 .989 2 3 6.49 6.06 .985 6.05 6.02 3 27 50 32 39% 38% 1
7 Seasons C 273 211 172 1907.2 1495 1350 121 24 19 .984 8 5 6.94 5.39 .987 6.44 6.49 14 66 102 82 45% 38% 3
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 0.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 13.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.10
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
7 Seasons TOT 276 211 172 1909.2 1496 1350 122 24 19 .984 8 5 6.94 5.33 .987 6.44 6.46 14 66 102 82 45% 38% 3
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1966 AL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1966 AL  7 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1973 AL  6.49 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1973 AL  6.06 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1973 AL  .989 (4th)

                                         

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1967 24 Kansas City Athletics $8,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1968 25 Cleveland Indians $8,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1971 28 Cleveland Indians $15,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1972 29 Texas Rangers $18,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1973 30 Texas Rangers $20,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$70,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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