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Kurt Suzuki    \soo-ZOO-kee\

Kurt Kiyoshi Suzuki (twitter: @kurtsuzuki)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: October 4, 1983 in Wailuku, HI
High School: Baldwin HS (Wailuku, HI)
School: California State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 2nd round of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed July 16, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 12, 2007 (Age 23.251)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2007 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Nationals/Twins 2007-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$2.75M (14), 2 yrs/$12M (15-16) & 17 vesting option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.113, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Dan Lozano [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2007 OAK AL 23 C 66 61 54 539.0 465 431 32 2 0 .996 -7 -15 7.73 7.02 .991 7.28 7.20 7 21 29 7 19% 27% 0
2007 OAK AL 23 DH 2 2
2008 OAK AL 24 C 141 136 130 1215.0 986 927 53 6 4 .994 11 10 11 10 7.26 6.95 .991 7.26 7.19 5 23 55 32 37% 27% 0
2008 OAK AL 24 DH 1 1
2009 OAK AL 25 C 135 132 126 1173.1 996 923 68 5 7 .995 1 6 1 6 7.60 7.34 .992 7.48 7.39 3 35 81 27 25% 26% 0
2009 OAK AL 25 DH 10 8
2010 OAK AL 26 C 123 121 114 1058.1 868 825 35 8 5 .991 0 8 0 9 7.31 6.99 .990 7.44 7.37 7 34 66 19 22% 26% 0
2010 OAK AL 26 DH 7 7
2011 OAK AL 27 C 129 127 124 1132.1 976 914 55 7 7 .993 0 -1 0 -1 7.70 7.51 .992 7.61 7.57 5 41 98 38 28% 28% 1
2011 OAK AL 27 DH 4 3
2012 TOT MLB 28 C 117 113 106 1014.0 881 815 61 5 7 .994 2 2 2 2 7.78 7.49 .993 8.12 8.05 6 34 65 28 30% 26% 2
2012 OAK AL 28 C 75 72 68 649.2 530 491 37 2 4 .996 7 3 13 6 7.31 7.04 .993 7.99 7.94 4 17 37 23 38% 25% 2
2012 WSN NL 28 C 42 41 38 364.1 351 324 24 3 3 .991 -5 -1 -16 -3 8.60 8.29 .992 8.36 8.26 2 17 28 5 15% 27% 0
2013 TOT MLB 29 C 93 82 80 748.0 662 621 35 6 5 .991 -2 -2 -3 -3 7.89 7.05 .993 8.11 8.11 3 16 57 8 12% 28% 0
2013 WSN NL 29 C 78 73 71 659.0 591 556 30 5 5 .992 -1 -2 -2 -3 8.00 7.51 .993 8.10 8.10 0 13 53 6 10% 28% 0
2013 OAK AL 29 C 15 9 9 89.0 71 65 5 1 0 .986 -1 0 -13 0 7.08 4.67 .993 8.21 8.18 3 3 4 2 33% 26% 0
2014 MIN AL 30 C 99 96 94 848.1 656 620 32 4 0 .994 0 -6 0 -8 6.92 6.59 .994 8.23 8.22 3 25 53 16 23% 27% 0 AS
2014 MIN AL 30 DH 5 4 AS
8 Seasons C 903 868 828 7728.1 6490 6076 371 43 35 .993 12 11 2 1 7.51 7.14 .992 7.67 7.62 39 229 504 175 26% 27% 3
6 Seasons DH 29 25
8 Seasons TOT 903 868 828 7728.1 6490 6076 371 43 35 .993 12 11 2 1 7.51 7.14 .992 7.67 7.62 39 229 504 175 26% 27% 3
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2007 OAK AL 23 C -7 -15 -1 -7 0
2008 OAK AL 24 C 11 11 11 10 10 0 3 2
2009 OAK AL 25 C 1 1 1 6 6 0 0 1 -2
2010 OAK AL 26 C 0 0 0 8 9 0 1 6 -2
2011 OAK AL 27 C 0 0 0 -1 -1 0 0 -4 1
2012 OAK AL 28 C 7 13 7 3 6 0 -3 5
2012 WSN NL 28 C -5 -16 -5 -1 -3 0 -1 -1
2013 WSN NL 29 C -1 -2 -1 -2 -3 1 -3 -5
2013 OAK AL 29 C -1 -13 -1 0 0 0 0 -1
2014 MIN AL 30 C 0 0 0 0 -6 -8 0 -1 -5
8 Seasons C 12 2 0 12 11 1 0 1 -9 -8
8 Seasons TOT 12 2 0 12 11 1 0 1 -9 -8

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2007 OAK AL 23 68 63 68 66 0 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
2008 OAK AL 24 148 137 148 141 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
2009 OAK AL 25 147 140 147 135 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 7 0
2010 OAK AL 26 131 128 131 123 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 1
2011 OAK AL 27 134 130 134 129 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 3
2012 OAK AL 28 75 72 75 75 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 WSN NL 28 43 41 43 42 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013 WSN NL 29 79 73 79 78 0 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
2013 OAK AL 29 15 9 15 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 MIN AL 30 110 100 110 99 0 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 1
8 Seasons 950 893 950 903 0 903 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 31 9
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
2007 OAK AL 23 2407 5.31 5.73 17 82% 0 0 431 5 1 3 422 32 8 0 0 14 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 67%
2008 OAK AL 24 5164 3.86 4.16 28 89% 1 0 927 20 3 11 893 53 6 0 0 25 6 0 2 4 1 4 0 1 2 4 100%
2009 OAK AL 25 5073 4.20 4.68 37 86% 0 1 923 15 3 16 889 68 18 0 0 24 5 0 2 3 0 7 0 2 2 6 100%
2010 OAK AL 26 4441 3.27 3.61 32 84% 1 1 825 19 2 9 795 35 7 0 0 13 8 0 1 7 0 5 0 1 1 8 88%
2011 OAK AL 27 4811 3.78 4.31 45 93% 0 0 914 30 3 8 873 55 11 1 0 14 7 0 0 7 0 7 0 1 1 8 75%
2012 OAK AL 28 2720 3.52 3.77 25 100% 0 0 491 15 2 9 464 37 5 1 0 12 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 7 100%
2012 WSN NL 28 1547 3.46 3.95 17 94% 0 1 324 8 1 5 310 24 7 0 0 13 3 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 10 90%
2013 WSN NL 29 2795 3.95 4.32 21 86% 0 0 556 8 3 5 539 30 9 2 0 11 5 0 1 4 0 5 1 1 2 12 83%
2013 OAK AL 29 381 3.44 3.74 5 100% 0 0 65 2 0 0 63 5 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
2014 MIN AL 30 3617 4.49 4.65 35 89% 0 0 620 19 3 12 586 32 11 0 0 10 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 60%
8 Seasons 32956 3.95 4.31 262 90% 2 3 6076 141 21 78 5834 371 85 4 0 138 43 0 7 36 1 35 1 6 9 68 85%
MLB Averages 4.10 4.45 92% 86%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
2007 OAK AL 23 7 21 910 29 7 7 19% 25 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 76 10 1.44 1.10
2008 OAK AL 24 5 23 1919 55 32 16 37% 47 29 6 3 2 0 0 0 113 47 1.50 1.38
2009 OAK AL 25 3 35 1904 81 27 17 25% 65 24 15 2 1 1 0 0 146 32 1.27 0.99
2010 OAK AL 26 7 34 1635 66 19 10 22% 60 12 5 7 1 0 0 0 135 27 1.19 1.27
2011 OAK AL 27 5 41 1750 98 38 23 28% 82 33 15 4 1 1 1 0 184 43 1.10 1.21
2012 OAK AL 28 4 17 958 37 23 16 38% 36 13 1 9 0 1 2 1 87 28 1.26 1.13
2012 WSN NL 28 2 17 570 28 5 4 15% 24 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 62 5 1.32 1.55
2013 WSN NL 29 0 13 994 53 6 4 10% 45 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 86 7 1.21 1.00
2013 OAK AL 29 3 3 152 4 2 0 33% 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 13 2 1.58 1.58
2014 MIN AL 30 3 25 1354 53 16 8 23% 49 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 94 19 1.39 1.35
8 Seasons 39 229 12146 504 175 105 26% 437 144 62 28 5 3 3 1 996 220 1.27 1.22
MLB Averages 27% 1.30 1.25



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Putoutss c a p y
Active  6,076 (24th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2008 AL  141 (1st)
2009 AL  135 (1st)
2010 AL  123 (3rd)
2011 AL  129 (3rd)
Active  903 (9th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2008 AL  927 (1st)
2009 AL  923 (1st)
2010 AL  825 (2nd)
2011 AL  914 (2nd)
Active  6,076 (8th)
Career  6,076 (71st)

Assists as C s c a p y
2008 AL  53 (5th)
2009 AL  68 (2nd)
Active  371 (11th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2010 AL  8 (3rd)
2011 AL  7 (4th)
Active  43 (11th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2009 AL  7 (3rd)
2010 AL  5 (4th)
2011 AL  7 (4th)
Active  35 (22nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2010 AL  7 (3rd)
Active  39 (20th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2009 AL  81 (3rd)
2010 AL  66 (5th)
2011 AL  98 (1st)
2014 AL  53 (3rd)
Active  504 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2008 AL  32 (2nd)
2009 AL  27 (4th)
2011 AL  38 (3rd)
2012 AL  23 (5th)
Active  175 (12th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2008 AL  36.8 (5th)
2012 AL  38.3 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2008 AL  11 (2nd)
2012 AL  7 (2nd)
Active  12 (14th)
Career  12 (94th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
2007 AL  7.73 (4th)
Active  7.51 (18th)
Career  7.51 (32nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2007 AL  7.02 (3rd)
2009 AL  7.34 (3rd)
2010 AL  6.99 (5th)
2011 AL  7.51 (4th)
Active  7.14 (13th)
Career  7.14 (18th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2009 AL  .995 (4th)
Active  .993 (12th)
Career  .993 (25th)

             

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