|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||384.00||8.00||.234||40.00||38.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Colorado||5||2||0|| .500|| .400|| .400|
|vs Anderson (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||81||27||1|| .365|| .444|| .333|
|07/13/2014||Chris Tillman, SP BAL||Kurt Suzuki, C MIN|
|07/13/2014||Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET|
Kurt Suzuki, C MIN
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
|Denard Span, CF WAS|
Joey Votto, 1B CIN
Brian McCann, C NYY
|07/13/2014||Kurt Suzuki, C MIN||Neil Ramirez, RP CHC|
Hector Rondon, RP CHC
|Last 10 Games|
|American League reserves revealed for All-Star Game |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/6/14) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League reserves for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.
The following players were selected as reserves:
C Salvador Perez, Royals
C Derek Norris, Athletics
C Kurt Suzuki, Twins
1B Jose Abreu, White Sox
1B Victor Martinez, Tigers
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
1B/OF Brandon Moss, Athletics
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
OF Michael Brantley, Indians
|Kurt Suzuki on 9-game hitting streak |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(6/23/14) Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki enters Tuesday's game at the Angels on a nine-game hitting streak. He's 14 for 33 (.424) with three doubles and three RBI during the streak and is batting .321 overall.
In Sunday's win over the White Sox, Suzuki went 3 for 4 with a double.
|Regular at-bats not enough for Kurt Suzuki to maintain value |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(6/9/14) Coming into the season, Kurt Suzuki looked like he would have to battle Josmil Pinto for playing time, but with 43 starts in 61 games, he's practically got the Twins' starting gig to himself. And with a .297 batting average and top 12 standing among catchers in standard Head-to-Head and Rotisserie formats, he would appear to be a legitimate option in two-catcher leagues, even with some regression.
Fortunately for Suzuki, he's not getting a real challenge from Pinto, who has hit for power, but has struck and popped out on his way to a .222 batting average. Pinto has also failed to throw out a runner in 16 tries, so you can't blame Twins manager Ron Gardenhire for penciling Suzuki into his lineup on a regular basis.
As I noted in a recent blog post, Suzuki has improved his plate discipline, but his batting average and overall Fantasy value look due to plunge. Despite the lack of a challenge to his playing time, Suzuki doesn't project to produce enough going forward to be worth starting outside of deep leagues. If you're currently relying on Suzuki in a mixed league, you should consider replacing him with either Mike Zunino or John Jaso, both of whom are still available in more than 60 percent of the leagues on CBSSports.com.
|Kurt Suzuki open to extension |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/29/14) Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is open to signing an extension with the club, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.
Suzuki signed a one-year deal with the team last offseason, and appears to be enjoying his time in Minnesota. Despite his willingness to sign, a source close to the situation said it was "too early" for the team to make this type of decision. Suzuki has performed well, hitting .291/.360/.397 in 151 at-bats.
|Ready to move Joe Mauer out from behind the plate but not to turn the reins over to defensively challenged rookie Josmil Pinto, the Twins brought in Kurt Suzuki to help show the kid the ropes in 2014. He's expected to begin the year as the starter, with Pinto likely destined for the minors, but if recent history holds, his poor production will force a change sooner than later. Suzuki hasn't produced an OPS over .700 since 2009, which was also the last time he hit even .250 over a full season. Pinto mashed in 76 at-bats with the big club late last season and is obviously the organization's future behind the plate. Because Suzuki will begin the year as a starter, he's worth drafting in AL-only leagues that require the use of two catchers, but because he offers little offensively and may not be long for the role, he's a late-rounder in those formats.
(Updated 3/17/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/18/14||TB||8:10 pm||Alex Cobb|
|7/19/14||TB||7:10 pm||David Price|
|7/20/14||TB||2:10 pm||Chris Archer|
|7/21/14||CLE||8:10 pm|| |
|7/22/14||CLE||8:10 pm|| |
|7/23/14||CLE||1:10 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|7/24/14||CHW||8:10 pm|| |