Eugenio Suarez, Shortstop, Cincinnati Reds, #7


Date of Birth: 7/18/1991
Birthplace: Edo Bolivar, Venezuela

Eugenio Suarez, shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds, was signed by the Detroit Tigers in October, 2008. He played in the Tigers' minor league system from 2009 through part of 2014. In 513 games in the minors, he had 538 hits, 121 doubles, 68 stolen bases, 226 RBIs, and a .278 batting average.

In 2014, his first season in the major leagues, Suarez had 59 hits, 67 strikeouts to 22 walks, and a .242 batting average in 85 games with the Tigers. As a shortstop, he made 189 assists, 49 double plays, 113 putouts, and 10 errors in 81 games. He had one at-bat in one game in the postseason with no hits.

On December 11, 2014, Suarez was traded to the Cincinnati Reds. He finished the 2015 season with 104 hits, 19 doubles, 13 home runs, 48 RBIs, and a .280 batting average in 97 games. As a shortstop, he made 265 assists, 59 double plays, 147 putouts, and 19 errors in 96 games.

Suarez batted .248 with 140 hits, 25 doubles, 21 home runs, and 70 RBIs in 159 games with the Reds in 2016. Defensively, as the Reds' third baseman in 151 games, he made 271 assists, 103 putouts, and 23 errors.

In 2017, Suarez batted .260 in 156 games with the Reds. He finished the season with 139 hits, 25 doubles, career highs in home runs (26) and RBIs (82), and 147 strikeouts to 84 walks. Defensively, as the Reds' third baseman, he made 267 assists, 30 double plays, 103 putouts, and 9 errors.

Career batting statistics for Suarez through 2017 include:

  • 497 games played
  • 442 hits
  • 223 RBIs
  • 463 strikeouts to 174 walks
  • .258 batting average

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Eugenio Suarez
ESPN - Eugenio Suarez