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Name  Kurt Suzuki
Born  10/4/1983
Height  5-11
Weight  205
Number  8
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
1/25/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Twins GM Terry Ryan said Friday he wasn't sure who would back up Kurt Suzuki this season, effectively naming Suzuki the starter.
Insight: Suzuki will only be a fantasy option in AL-only leagues. The 30-year-old has a .253 average, 67 homers and a .684 OPS in 840 career games.
12/20/2013 11:23:00 AM
Description: Minnesota has agreed to terms with catcher Kurt Suzuki, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser.
Insight: He'll earn $2.75 million in 2014. Suzuki's offense has gone south of late, but he's a good defensive catcher and a nice guy to have in the clubhouse. The Twins hope that youngster Josmil Pinto (.314 at Triple-A Rochester) can grab the lion's share of the catching duties with Suzuki as his backup and Joe Mauer at first base.
8/23/2013 2:55:00 PM
Description: Oakland has re-acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki in a trade with Washington.
Insight: He'll fill in while Derek Norris and John Jaso are out with injuries. Suzuki will be more useful to the A's than to fantasy owners with his .223 batting average and .595 OPS.
6/6/2013 11:16:00 AM
Description: Washington catcher Kurt Suzuki hasn't had much success against Mets righthander Shaun Marcum.
Insight: He only has one hit in 11 career at bats against him. Catcher is a thin position in fantasy but you can probably do better than Suzuki (.237, 2 HR, 11 RBI). Definitely don't start him Thursday against New York.
4/17/2013 10:14:00 PM
Description: Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki had a triple, a homer and a sac fly Wednesday against the Marlins.
Insight: Suzuki will be the starting backstop while Wilson Ramos is sidelined by a hamstring strain. He has six extra-base hits (two HR) and a .360 average in 25 at-bats after hitting .267 with five homers in 146 at-bats with Washington last year.
9/21/2012 10:03:00 AM
Description: Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki is just 1-for-11 against Milwaukee right-hander Shaun Marcum.
Insight: Suzuki has been much improved in the Nationals lineup with more opportunities to produce in their better hitting lineup. He's batted .257 with 18 RBI in just 32 games which matches his RBI total for 75 games with Oakland. Still, sit him on Friday in this bad matchup.
9/8/2012 1:04:00 PM
Description: Kurt Suzuki has a .265 average, three homers, 14 RBIs and an 8/9 K/BB in 23 games with the Nationals after hitting .218 with one home run, 18 RBIs and a 53/9 K/BB in 75 games with the A's this season.
Insight: Suzuki is not in the lineup Saturday after catching all 10 innings Friday, but he's a decent pickup for those going with the hot hand at catcher.
8/3/2012 2:56:00 PM
Description: Newly acquired Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki hasn't been much of a fantasy factor since 2010, but his new team may provide for more RBI opportunities.
Insight: Suzuki's best season was in 2009 when he batted .274 with 15 HR and 88 RBI. He's shown almost no power this season with one homer and a .536 OPS, so at this point you should not rush to pick him up.
6/29/2012 2:11:00 PM
Description: Oakland catcher Kurt Suzuki hasn't been seeing consistent playing time since the A's deciced to call up Derek Norris last week but if he is in the lineup on Friday, you'll want to start him in fantasy. Suzuki is a .471 lifetime hitter against Texas lefty Matt Harrison.
Insight: This is one of the few times we'd recommend starting Suzuki, who has largely underachieved at the plate this season (.210, 0 HRs, 16 RBIs in 63 games).
Cold6/21/2012 3:23:00 PM
Description: Oakland catcher Kurt Suzuki will have the afternoon off Thursday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Since his 3-5 effort June 14th in Colorado, Suzuki is just 1-17 (.059).
6/13/2012 8:04:00 PM
Description: A's catcher Kurt Suzuki isn't starting Wednesday night's game against Colorado.
Insight: As bad as he's been for most of the year, Suzuki (.219, 0 HRs, 16 RBIs) has actually been hitting the ball pretty well lately (5-13 in his last three games). We'd expect him back for the series finale Thursday afternoon.
6/12/2012 10:50:00 AM
Description: A's catcher Kurt Suzuki is a .417 hitter (5-for-12) against Colorado starter Jeremy Guthrie with a home run and a 1.295 OPS.
Insight: Suzuki is doing very little this season to warrant a roster spot (.219, 0 HR, 16 RBI, 0.539 OPS), much less a spot in your starting lineup, but he does have a rare good matchup today.
6/10/2012 12:36:00 PM
Description: A's catcher Kurt Suzuki has no business being in your fantasy lineup Sunday. He's batting .065 with just two hits in 31 at bats against Arizona's Joe Saunders.
Insight: Suzuki probably shouldn't even be on your team. He's hitting just .219 for the season and he still hasn't homered yet despite playing in 52 games.
5/22/2012 8:58:00 PM
Description: Kurt Suzuki isn't in Oakland's starting lineup Tuesday against the Angels.
Insight: Suzuki is having a pretty awful season (.227, 0 HRs, 13 RBIs) and should be ignored in most fantasy formats.
5/3/2012 8:37:00 PM
Description: X-rays on Kurt Suzuki's injured left hand came back negative.
Insight: Suzuki was hit by a pitch on that hand Wednesday against Boston. He never came out of the game so we're guessing Suzuki (.233, 0 HRs, 8 RBIs) will be good to go against Tampa Bay this weekend.
4/20/2012 9:29:00 PM
Description: Kurt Suzuki is not in the starting lineup tonight against Cleveland.
Insight: Suzuki has had a few decent fantasy seasons over the years and catcher isn't a deep position. With that said, there's not a whole lot you can do with a guy who's hitting .188 with no homers after 12 games. None of that matters tonight though because Suzuki isn't playing.
4/7/2012 7:22:00 PM
Description: Kurt Suzuki has had some success against Saturday's starter Felix Hernandez. Suzuki has gone 9-for-29 (.310) with a homer, two doubles and four RBIs.
Insight: Suzuki went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI against Hernandez on March 28 in Tokyo, which stands as his only hit this season in 13 at bats. Perhaps facing Hernandez on Saturday will jump start his season.
4/12/2011 8:57:00 AM
Description: A's C Kurt Suzuki went 2-3 yesterday against the White Sox, hitting the game-winning HR in the 10th inning.
Insight: Suzuki has struggled out of the gate in 2011 but this game could jump-start a hot-streak. He should finish the season as a top-10 C in mixed leagues and, with such a shallow pool of quality catchers, you have no choice but to ride out his early-season struggles.
2/17/2011 11:14:00 AM
Description: A's C Kurt Suzuki knows he struggled last year and believes he made too many changes to try and get back on track. "I had never changed my swing and my stance my whole career as much as I did last year," he said. SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News
Insight: Suzuki should rebound this year since Oakland has added extra offense during the off-season. He should easily be a top-10 fantasy C in 2011 and, if he keeps things simple, could challenge the top-5 mark.
9/28/2010 8:03:00 AM
Description: Suzuki went 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBI and a walk on Monday against the Angels.
Insight: Suzuki has hits in nine of his last ten games as he is now batting .248 with 12 homers and 70 RBI. (

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