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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)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Nationals/Twins 2007-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 1 yr/$2.75M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.113, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Dan Lozano [*]
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Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1594. Jake Virtue… #1595. Billy Sample… #1596. Joe Quinn… #1597. KURT SUZUKI… #1598. Alberto Callaspo… #1599. Frank Duffy… #1600. Dan Pasqua… 

2014 Spring Training

Year Tm Age GS G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB OppQual
2014 MIN 30 16 43 40 2 8 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 6 .200 .256 .225 .481 9 0 1 0 0 0 9.4

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
2007 23 OAK AL 68 248 213 27 53 13 0 7 39 0 0 24 39 .249 .327 .408 .735 98 87 4 3 3 5 0 2/D
2008 24 OAK AL 148 588 530 54 148 25 1 7 42 2 3 44 69 .279 .346 .370 .716 96 196 20 11 2 1 2 *2/D
2009 25 OAK AL 147 614 570 74 156 37 1 15 88 8 2 28 59 .274 .313 .421 .734 93 240 14 8 1 7 0 *2D
2010 26 OAK AL 131 544 495 55 120 18 2 13 71 3 2 33 49 .242 .303 .366 .669 83 181 22 12 0 4 3 *2/D
2011 27 OAK AL 134 515 460 54 109 26 0 14 44 2 2 38 64 .237 .301 .385 .686 89 177 14 7 3 7 1 *2/D
2012 28 TOT MLB 118 442 408 36 96 20 0 6 43 2 0 20 73 .235 .276 .328 .605 67 134 5 5 4 5 3 *2
2012 28 OAK AL 75 278 262 19 57 15 0 1 18 1 0 9 53 .218 .250 .286 .536 51 75 3 3 2 2 0 2
2012 28 WSN NL 43 164 146 17 39 5 0 5 25 1 0 11 20 .267 .321 .404 .725 95 59 2 2 2 3 3 2
2013 29 TOT MLB 94 316 285 25 66 13 1 5 32 2 0 22 35 .232 .290 .337 .627 74 96 2 3 2 4 6 2
2013 29 WSN NL 79 281 252 19 56 11 1 3 25 2 0 20 32 .222 .283 .310 .593 64 78 2 3 2 4 6 2
2013 29 OAK AL 15 35 33 6 10 2 0 2 7 0 0 2 3 .303 .343 .545 .888 147 18 0 0 0 0 0 2
2014 30 MIN AL 10 44 37 4 9 2 0 0 8 0 0 6 2 .243 .349 .297 .646 88 11 2 0 1 0 0 *2
8 Yrs 850 3311 2998 329 757 154 5 67 367 19 9 215 390 .253 .310 .374 .684 86 1122 83 49 16 33 15
162 Game Avg. 162 631 571 63 144 29 1 13 70 4 2 41 74 .253 .310 .374 .684 86 214 16 9 3 6 3
OAK (7 yrs) 718 2822 2563 289 653 136 4 59 309 16 9 178 336 .255 .311 .380 .691 88 974 77 44 11 26 6
WSN (2 yrs) 122 445 398 36 95 16 1 8 50 3 0 31 52 .239 .297 .344 .641 76 137 4 5 4 7 9
MIN (1 yr) 10 44 37 4 9 2 0 0 8 0 0 6 2 .243 .349 .297 .646 88 11 2 0 1 0 0
AL (8 yrs) 728 2866 2600 293 662 138 4 59 317 16 9 184 338 .255 .312 .379 .691 88 985 79 44 12 26 6
NL (2 yrs) 122 445 398 36 95 16 1 8 50 3 0 31 52 .239 .297 .344 .641 76 137 4 5 4 7 9

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
2007 23 OAK AL 68 248 0 -1 -1 -7 4 -5 -0.4 9 4 0.4 .493 .497 1.1 -0.3 11 2/D
2008 24 OAK AL 148 588 1 -1 -3 10 9 15 1.7 22 37 3.8 .510 .509 2.7 2.0 27 $395,000 *2/D
2009 25 OAK AL 147 614 -4 2 -1 6 8 11 1.2 23 34 3.4 .508 .507 2.8 1.4 28 $410,000 *2D
2010 26 OAK AL 131 544 -11 -2 -1 8 7 1 0.2 20 21 2.2 .501 .500 1.3 1.7 13 $420,000 *2/D
2011 27 OAK AL 134 515 -6 -2 -2 -1 8 -3 -0.2 19 17 1.6 .498 .498 1.8 0.7 18 $3,437,500 *2/D
2012 28 OAK AL 75 278 -18 -1 -0 3 5 -11 -1.2 10 -1 -0.2 .484 .492 -0.5 0.8 -4 2
2012 28 WSN NL 43 164 -2 -0 -0 -1 3 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.4 .498 .500 0.5 0.2 6 $5,000,000 2
2013 29 WSN NL 79 281 -14 0 0 -2 5 -11 -1.3 9 -2 -0.4 .485 .493 -0.1 0.2 1 2
2013 29 OAK AL 15 35 3 -0 0 0 1 3 0.3 1 4 0.5 .523 .502 0.5 0.1 4 $6,450,000 2
2014 30 MIN AL 10 44 0 -0 -0 0 1 -0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .499 .500 0.2 0.1 1 $2,750,000 *2
8 Seasons 850 3311 -52 -5 -8 16 49 0 0.3 122 122 12.0 .500 .501 10.3 6.9 106 $18,862,500
OAK (7 yrs) 718 2822 -36 -5 -7 19 41 11 1.6 106 117 11.8 .501 .502 9.7 6.4 98 $11,112,500
WSN (2 yrs) 122 445 -16 0 -0 -3 7 -11 -1.4 14 3 0.0 .490 .495 0.4 0.4 6 $5,000,000
MIN (1 yr) 10 44 0 -0 -0 0 1 -0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .499 .500 0.2 0.1 1 $2,750,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 28 WSN NL NLDS STL L 5 19 17 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .235 .316 .235 .551 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 5 19 17 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .235 .316 .235 .551 4 0 0 0 0 0

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 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 10 10 10 91.2 75 73 1 1 0 .987 0 0 7.27 7.40 .994 8.55 8.53 0 5 2 0 0% 26% 0
8 Seasons C 814 782 744 6971.2 5909 5529 340 40 35 .993 12 17 2 2 7.58 7.21 .992 7.62 7.56 36 209 453 159 26% 27% 3
8 Seasons TOT 814 782 744 6971.2 5909 5529 340 40 35 .993 12 17 2 2 7.58 7.21 .992 7.62 7.56 36 209 453 159 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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
2008 AL  2.0 (5th)
Active  6.9 (37th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2008 AL  11 (7th)
2010 AL  12 (5th)
Active  49 (49th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (6th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2009 AL  7 (9th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2008 AL  20 (10th)
2010 AL  22 (5th)

AB per SO s c a p y
2009 AL  9.7 (7th)
2010 AL  10.1 (4th)
2014 AL  18.5 (2nd)
Active  7.7 (19th)

Putoutss c a p y
Active  5,529 (23rd)

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  814 (10th)

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  5,529 (8th)
Career  5,529 (85th)

Assists as C s c a p y
2008 AL  53 (5th)
2009 AL  68 (2nd)
Active  340 (14th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2010 AL  8 (3rd)
2011 AL  7 (4th)
2014 AL  1 (4th)
Active  40 (13th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2009 AL  7 (3rd)
2010 AL  5 (4th)
2011 AL  7 (4th)
Active  35 (19th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2010 AL  7 (3rd)
Active  36 (20th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2009 AL  81 (3rd)
2010 AL  66 (5th)
2011 AL  98 (1st)
Active  453 (8th)

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  159 (12th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2008 AL  36.8 (5th)
2012 AL  38.3 (4th)
Active  26.0 (24th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2008 AL  11 (2nd)
2012 AL  7 (2nd)
Active  12 (13th)
Career  12 (94th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
2007 AL  7.73 (4th)
Active  7.58 (13th)
Career  7.58 (26th)

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  7.21 (6th)
Career  7.21 (8th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2009 AL  .995 (4th)
Active  .993 (9th)
Career  .993 (25th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2281), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2787), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (141st), 12.0 career WAR/11.9 7yr-peak WAR/11.9 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
200824Oakland Athletics$395,000
200925Oakland Athletics$410,000
201026Oakland Athletics$420,000
201127Oakland Athletics$3,437,500
201228Washington Nationals$5,000,000contracts
201329Oakland Athletics$6,450,000contracts
201430Minnesota Twins$2,750,000
2014 StatusSigned thru 2014, Earliest Free Agent: 2015
Career to date (may be incomplete)$18,862,500
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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Name and misspellings: Kurt Kiyoshi Kurt susuki suzaki suziki Suzuki

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