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Kurt Suzuki    \soo-ZOO-kee\

Kurt Kiyoshi Suzuki (twitter: @kurtsuzuki)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 205 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, 16,728th in MLB history)   vs. HOU 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Twins/Nationals 2007-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 2 yrs/$12M (15-16) & 17 vesting option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 7.113, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Dan Lozano [*]
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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
2015 31 MIN AL 61 234 210 18 47 9 0 3 21 0 0 16 27 .224 .283 .310 .593 64 65 9 3 1 4 4 *2
1 Yr 61 234 210 18 47 9 0 3 21 0 0 16 27 .224 .283 .310 .593 64 65 9 3 1 4 4
162 Game Avg. 162 621 558 48 125 24 0 8 56 0 0 42 72 .224 .283 .310 .593 64 173 24 8 3 11 11

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2013 29 WSN NL 79 281 -14 1 1 -2 5 -10 -1.2 9 -1 -0.3 .486 .493 -0.0 0.2 1
2013 29 OAK AL 15 35 2 -0 0 0 1 3 0.3 1 4 0.4 .520 .502 0.4 0.1 4 $6,450,000
2014 ★ 30 MIN AL 131 503 3 -3 -0 -5 7 2 0.5 18 20 2.2 .502 .502 2.7 0.4 25 $2,750,000 AS
2015 31 MIN AL 61 234 -12 -0 -1 -2 4 -12 -1.3 8 -3 -0.4 .479 .492 -0.2 0.2 -1 $6,000,000 *2
9 Seasons 1032 4004 -62 -7 -9 9 60 -9 -0.5 146 137 13.7 .499 .501 12.6 7.5 128 $24,862,500
OAK (7 yrs) 718 2822 -36 -5 -7 19 41 11 1.6 106 117 11.7 .501 .502 9.7 6.4 98 $11,112,500
MIN (2 yrs) 192 737 -9 -3 -2 -7 11 -10 -0.8 26 17 1.8 .494 .498 2.5 0.7 24 $8,750,000
WSN (2 yrs) 122 445 -16 1 1 -3 7 -10 -1.3 14 4 0.1 .490 .495 0.5 0.4 7 $5,000,000

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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 DH 2 2
2008 OAK AL 24 DH 1 1
2009 OAK AL 25 DH 10 8
2010 OAK AL 26 DH 7 7
2011 OAK AL 27 DH 4 3
2014 MIN AL 30 DH 5 4 AS
2015 MIN AL 31 C 60 59 58 523.1 368 355 12 1 5 .997 -2 -8 -5 -18 6.31 6.12 .995 8.21 8.13 2 18 40 11 22% 32% 0
1 Season C 60 59 58 523.1 368 355 12 1 5 .997 -2 4 -5 9 6.31 6.12 .995 8.21 8.13 2 18 40 11 22% 32% 0
6 Seasons DH 29 25
7 Seasons TOT 60 59 58 523.1 368 355 12 1 5 .997 -2 4 -5 9 6.31 6.12 .995 8.21 8.13 2 18 40 11 22% 32% 0
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

Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Jun 30, 2015 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1362. Davy Jones… #1363. Ossee Schrecongost… #1364. Bobby Richardson… #1365. KURT SUZUKI… #1366. Candy Nelson… #1367. Art Wilson… #1368. Rick Miller… 

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  7.5 (30th)

Games Played s c a p y
Career  61 (187th)

At Bats s c a p y
Career  210 (172nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
Career  234 (167th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
Career  18 (225th)

Hits s c a p y
Career  47 (201st)

Total Bases s c a p y
Career  65 (221st)

Doubles s c a p y
Career  9 (192nd)

Triples s c a p y
Career  0 (230th)

Home Runs s c a p y
Career  3 (220th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
Career  21 (175th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
Career  16 (145th)

Singles s c a p y
Career  35 (163rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
Career  17 (241st)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
Career  12 (230th)

Times On Base s c a p y
Career  66 (187th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2008 AL  11 (7th)
2010 AL  12 (5th)
2014 AL  9 (10th)
Career  3 (58th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
Career  1 (138th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2009 AL  7 (9th)
2014 AL  7 (10th)
2015 AL  4 (9th)
Active  4 (13th)
Career  4 (13th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
Active  4 (27th)
Career  4 (27th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2008 AL  20 (10th)
2010 AL  22 (5th)
Active  9 (30th)
Career  9 (30th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
Career  0 (247th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
Career  .0 (248th)

AB per SO s c a p y
2009 AL  9.7 (7th)
2010 AL  10.1 (4th)
2014 AL  9.8 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
Career  177 (150th)

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  60 (8th)
Career  60 (8th)

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  355 (21st)
Career  355 (21st)

Assists as C s c a p y
2008 AL  53 (5th)
2009 AL  68 (2nd)
Career  12 (41st)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2010 AL  8 (3rd)
2011 AL  7 (4th)
Career  1 (32nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2009 AL  7 (3rd)
2010 AL  5 (4th)
2011 AL  7 (4th)
2015 AL  5 (1st)
Active  5 (1st)
Career  5 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2010 AL  7 (3rd)
Career  2 (27th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2009 AL  81 (3rd)
2010 AL  66 (5th)
2011 AL  98 (1st)
2014 AL  64 (5th)
2015 AL  40 (1st)
Active  40 (3rd)
Career  40 (3rd)

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  11 (15th)
Career  11 (15th)

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)
Career  -2 (74th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
2007 AL  7.73 (4th)

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)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2009 AL  .995 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (776), Likely HOFer ≈ 100

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
2008 24 Oakland Athletics $395,000 ?
2009 25 Oakland Athletics $410,000 ?
2010 26 Oakland Athletics $420,000 2.113
2011 27 Oakland Athletics $3,437,500 3.113
2012 28 Washington Nationals $5,000,000 4.113 contracts
2013 29 Oakland Athletics $6,450,000 5.113 contracts
2014 30 Minnesota Twins $2,750,000 6.113 contracts
2015 31 Minnesota Twins $6,000,000 7.113
201632Minnesota Twins$6,000,000
201733Minnesota Twins*$6,000,000 $6M Vesting Option option guaranteed with 485 plate appearances in 2016
Earliest Free Agent: 2017
Career to date (may be incomplete)$24,862,500Does not include future salaries ($6M)
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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French: Kurt Suzuki statistiques
Japanese: カート・スズキ 統計
Polish: Kurt Suzuki Statystyki
Slovenian: Kurt Suzuki statistika

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