Ranger José Suárez… Has one daughter, Sofia (1/23/17)…Hobby: Playing soccer… Signed by: Jesús Méndez.
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.