Latest Update Kurt Suzuki perfect at the plate Friday Sat Aug, 16, 07:01 AM
Is a patient hitter with solid power and some clutch ability. Has the durability to catch every day and is very consistent overall. Leads well. Can rack up base hits.
Flaws: : His receiving skills are not at an elite level, and he can struggle to throw out base-stealers consistently. Also, he doesn't have a lot of power at the big-league level.
Suzuki is now slashing .307/.367/.395 with two home runs and 48 RBI through 342 at-bats in 2014 as he continues to do an admirable job behind the plate for the Twins. Despite his low power numbers, Suzuki has been hitting above .300 for most of the season and remains a solid asset in that department if willing to give up the home runs and RBI in deep league formats. Analyst: Matthew Beck
After signing an extension to stay with the Twins past 2014, Suzuki showed his appreciation by driving in three runs in Friday's high-scoring affair. He is now slashing .309/.372/.395 with two home runs, 45 RBI, but is holding down an even 29:29 K:BB rate, which is very impressive to say the least. Even though he doesn't provide much power, he is worthy of a roster spot in deep leagues while maintaining a batting average north of .300 moving forward. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Terms have not yet been disclosed, but it shouldn't be more than a two-year deal probably given the fact that Josmil Pinto is supposed to assume the primary role in Minnesota.Analyst: Howard Bender