Ranger José Suárez… Has one daughter, Sofia, and one son, Dominick… Hobbies: Playing soccer and video games… Signed by: Jesús Méndez.
Among all ML pitchers, was T-6th in bWAR (5.6) & SHO (1), T-9th in CG (1)...Among MLrelievers, was 3rd in WHIP (0.87), OPP SLG (.293) & OPP OPS (.483), 4th in OPP AVG (.152), 6th in base runners/9.0 IP (8.48) and 10th in OPP OBP (.244)...With a 1.36 ERA (16 ER, 106.0 IP) in 12 starts and 27 relief appearances, became the only pitcher in ML history with at least 10 starts, 25 relief appearances and an ERA under 1.50...Became the first pitcher since earned runs became an official stat in 1912 to throw 5.0 innings or fewer one year and at least 100.0 innings the next with a sub-1.50 ERA...Was the first pitcher to pitch at least 100.0 innings, make at least one start and have a sub-1.50 ERA since Bob Gibson in 1968 (1.12 ERA in 32 starts) and the second Phillie ever to do so since ER became official, joining Grover Cleveland Alexander in 1915 (1.22 ERA in 49 games, 42 starts)...Had the lowest ERA in MLB among pitchers with at least 95.0 IP by more than a full run (next: Carlos Rodon, 2.37)...Had the club’s longest scoreless streak as both a starter (21.0 IP, 9/20-end of season) and reliever (15.1 IP, 6/4-16), becoming the only pitcher since at least 1960 to have the longest scoreless streak for his team as a starter and reliever...Was the first pitcher in Phillies history with a 20.0-ining scoreless streak as a reliever and 15.0-inning scoreless streak as a starter...Ranked 5th among NL pitchers and T-6th in MLB with 5.6 bWAR (pitching WAR only)...Was a finalist for the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award...Held the 111 LHH he faced to a .109/.182/.129 slash line, recording the lowest OPP AVG, OPP SLG and OPP OPS (.311) among al...pitchers to face at least 75 LHH...Since 1974, had the lowest OPP SLG of any pitcher to face at least 110 LHH in a season, and 2nd-lowest OPP OPS, behind Clayton Kershaw’s mark of .309 in 2016...Began season at the alternate training site in Lehigh Valley and was recalled on 5/6...Began the season with 11 straight relief appearances with no earned runs (20.1 IP), becoming the first Phillie in the expansion era (since 1961) with a 0.00 ERA through his first 20.1 IP of a season...Of his first 100 batters faced, only 20 reached base...Earned his first career save on 7/3 vs SD...Had a 0.77 ERA (3 ER, 35.0 IP) before the All-Star break, the lowest first-half ERA by a Phillie (min. 35.0 IP) since the first All-Star Game in 1933...On 7/11 at BOS, became the first Phillie to record a seven-or-more-out save in a game decided by one run since Don Carman, 6/19/85 vs STL...Pitched at least 2.0 innings in nine of his 27 relief appearances and had a 0.00 ERA in those games (22.1 IP)...Finished 13 games as a reliever, recording four saves and posting a 0.00 ERA (15.2 IP)...Faced 63 straight LHH from 6/1-8/24 without allowing an extra-base hit...Transitioned to a starting role to begin August, after posting a 1.12 ERA (5 ER, 40.1 IP) as a reliever...Became the first Phillie since the current mound distance was established in 1893 with consecutive scoreless, hitless starts of any length, 8/2-7 and joined Johnny VanderMeer (back-to-back 9.0-inning no-hitters, 6/11-15,1938) as the only pitchers ever to do so with at least5.2 total IP ...Allowed one run or none in eight of his 11 starts and three or fewer in all 11, joining Curt Schilling (11 in 1998) as the only Phillies since 1893 to allow three runs or fewer in their first 11 starts of a season...Went 45.0 IP without allowing a home run, 7/21-9/15, spanning his first eight starts, 4.0 IP of his ninth and four relief appearances...Was the third Phillie in the expansion era (since 1961) to not allow a home run in his first eight starts of a season (min. 35.0 IP), joining Dick Ruthven (1979 - 59.1 IP) & Dickie Noles (1981 - 45.2 IP)...On 9/25 vs PIT, threw the first complete game and shutout of his career, surpassing his career high in innings by 2.1, and doing so in just 97 pitches...His 97 pitches in his shutout were the fewest by a Phillie in a 9.0-inning shutout since Kyle Kendrick on 5/26/12 at ST...(94 pitches)...Faced the minimum 20 batters through 6.2 innings on 9/25, before allowing a two-out infield hit in the seventh, and faced just one over the minimum over his 9.0 IP ...Was the first Phillie to throw a shutout with 28 or fewer batters faced since Roy Halladay, who did so twice in 2010 (perfect game on 5/29 at MIA and 9/27 at WSH)...Overall as a starter, had a 1.51 ERA (1 ER, 65.2 IP) and surrendered eight extra-base hits (6 2B, 3B, HR) to 260 batters faced, holding them to a .218/.282/.265 slash line...Allowed one home run in 65.2 IP in his 12 starts (0.14 HR/9.0 IP)...From his first start on 8/2 through the end of the season, had the 2nd-lowest ERA among qualifying pitchers, trailing only Max Fried (1.46).
Began the season on the IL and was reinstated on 8/31...Optioned to the alternate training site in Lehigh Valley on 9/14...Had two brief stints with the Phillies: 9/22 (doubleheader) and 9/24-end of season.
Began season with Lehigh Valley (AAA)...Was on the 7-day minor league IL from 5/1-24 with a right abdominal strain...Had two stints with PHI in June (6/7-16, 6/19) and on 6/20 was recalled for the remainder of the season...Had a 0.68 ERA (1 ER, 13.1 IP) over a 10-appearance stretch, 6/23-7/24...Had three wins in three appearances, 7/16-21, becoming the first Phillies reliever to do so since 2011 (Michael Stutes)... Tossed 10.1 consecutive scoreless innings over 13 appearances, 8/26-9/20...Posted a 0.60 ERA (1 ER, 15.0 IP) over his final 15 appearances and a 1.66 ERA (4 ER, 21.2 IP) over his final 19...Combined, 2-3-4 hitters were just 13-for-64 (.203), 1 HR, 18 SO against him...Pitched at least 2.0 innings in 10 of his 37 appearances, more such appearances than anyone else on the team...Held LHH to a .213 AVG (13-61).
Began season with Reading (AA)... Was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the weeks ending 4/22 and 6/24 and Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week 3 times: 4/16-22, 6/4-10 and 6/18-24... Was on the 7-day DL from 5/10-27 with a right hamstring strain...Promoted to Lehigh Valley (AAA) on 6/26 after going 4-3 with a 2.76 ERA (15 ER, 49.1 IP) in 12 starts...Did not allow a home run in his final 66.2 innings in the minors before being recalled in July...Recalled by the Phillies on 7/26 and made his ML debut that night in a start at CIN, earning his first ML win... Became the first LHP to start for Philadelphia in a franchise-record 267 games (previously Adam Morgan, 9/28/16 at ATL)... Had three stints with the Phillies: 7/26, 8/16 and 9/11-end of season.
Began the season with Lakewood (A)... Selected as a South Atlantic League midseason All-Star... Named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April (0.87 ERA, 2 ER, 22.1 IP)... Earned Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week honors 3 times, 4/24-30, 6/5-11 and 6/26-7/2, and was named SAL Pitcher of the Week, 6/26-7/2... Was T-2nd in the SAL in SHO (1)... 7 of his 14 starts with Lakewood were scoreless... Had a 23.1-inning scoreless streak, 4/8-5/4... Posted a 1.20 ERA (6 ER, 45.0 IP) in 7 home starts... Promoted to Clearwater (A) on 7/4... Named both Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week and Florida State League Pitcher of the Week, 7/31-8/6... Did not allow a HR over 50.1 consecutive innings, between 5/30 with Lakewood and 7/24 with Clearwater... Recorded a season-best 10 SO three times: 4/20 and 5/24 with Lakewood and 7/18 with Clearwater.
Spent the entire season with Williamsport (A)... Named a New York-Penn League All-Star... Led NYPL in CG (2), T-1st in SHO (1), T-4th in wins (6), was 7th in innings (73.2) and 9th in WHIP (1.15)... Threw a no-hitter (7.0 IP) in game 1 of a doubleheader, 7/26 vs Auburn; issued a walk to 1st batter of game, induced a double play, then retired final 19 batters he faced...Allowed 2 ER or fewer in 10 of 13 starts... Named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week and NYPL Pitcher of the Week, 7/25-31.
Pitched for Gulf Coast League Phillies (R)... Named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July (2-0, 0.79 ERA)... Named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week, 7/20-26... Began the season with a 17.0-inning scoreless streak, 6/22-7/9... Only appeared in 6 games due to a left elbow strain... Participated in Florida Instructional League.
Spent his 3rd consecutive season with the Venezuelan Summer League Phillies (R)... Led the VSL in innings (80.2) & SO (78), T-1st in starts (14), was 4th in ERA (1.56) and T-5th in wins (5)... Had a 78.0 strikeout-to-walk ratio (78 SO, 1 BB)... Participated in FIL.
Spent his first two pro seasons with the VSL Phillies.