Player Profile: Eugenio Suarez

Player: 

Born: July 18, 1991; Puerto Ordaz, Bolivar, Venezuala

Position: Shortstop

Bats/Throws: R/R

Drafted: Signed as amateur free agent in 2008

 

Career Highlights:

  • 6 years in minors spanning seven different levels of Minor League baseball
  • 33 Minor League home runs with 538 hits
  • 226 total Minor League RBI. Career high 67 RBI at A ball in 2012
  • .280 career Minor League batting average. Highest was .311 in 2010 Rookie League
  • Major League debut June 4th, 2013.
  • 1 HR, 3 RBI, .429 BA in 3 games played for the

Eugenio Suarez has been regarded by many as the Detroit Tigers shortstop of the future. With the lack of production from the shortstop position for the Tigers so far in 2014, the Tigers decided that the future must come now and so far in three games, Suarez has not disappointed. In his first Major League start, Suarez hit a home run for his first career major league hit. He has since added two more hits and two more RBI for a .429 BA in his first three games. While this is a small sample size, Suarez has already matched the production of the previous starting shortstop, . Suarez has performed well defensively too in his short time in the Majors. If Suarez continues to perform offensively and defensively as he has so far, you will not be seeing Andrew Romine on the field much anymore.

Suarez’s Future:

It is tough to see where Suarez fits in the Tigers future plans. Last season, the Tigers traded for defensive whiz . While Iglesias shines on defense, he struggles at the plate despite the high batting average last year. Suarez should remain the Tigers starter for the remainder of this season due to Iglesias being sidelined with shin fractures in both shins. If Suarez is able to produce at a high level offensively and defensively, the Tigers may be willing to use Iglesias as a trade chip to bolster another part of the team.  The sky is definitely the limit for the Tigers 22 year old shortstop. How do you see  his future playing out?

-Brett D’Angelo

16 thoughts on “Player Profile: Eugenio Suarez”

  1. Suarez is a good looking ball player. He can hit (a relief) and he can field. Why not? He’s certainly better than what we’ve had. What’s bothering me is the Tigers closer role! Nobody is stepping up. They better do something, quick!

  2. The bullpen is killing the Tigers. They should have won that game last night. Suarez has been clutch….though briefly. They need a good closer, big time. I say make a trade for one.

  3. You ride that 10 million dollar closer out. He’s a professional and had been doing this for a long time. In my opinion he’ll be fine. We have to keep sending him out there.

  4. Thomas said our bull pen has been killing the tigers? Has he not been watching? Hell even the starting rotation is flip flop Sanchez is about the only one steady and consistent beside a winning record.

  5. Impressed yes….but is Suarez a baseball ninja? We need to see some more awesome moves!

  6. So far so great with Suarez I feel he’s gonna b a great Tiger cuz he has HEART n you will see him keep the pace n raise the bar AWESOME

  7. Pitching is in dire need of help they desperately need an infusion Krol so far so good Reed I like his ability to create dp’s Alberqueqe can b good but unstable that new one Kubel so far so good Nathan has lost his confidence too shaky these guys don’t seem to understand their future’s ride on their performance ……this could end their careers so heads up

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