Brent Suter

Position: LHP
Born: 8/29/1989
Height: 6'5
Weight: 195
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Drafted in the 31st round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 6-6 with a 3.50 ERA in 26 games, 15 of them starts, at Colorado Springs (Triple-A), striking out 75 while walking 14 and allowing 129 hits in 110 2/3 innings.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Colorado Springs August 19 when OF Domingo Santana was activated from the 15-day DL, RHP Damien Magnifico was sent down and INF Ramon Flores was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 8/19/2016

Debut Details
August 19, in a 7-6 loss to the Mariners. The starting pitcher, he took the loss, allowing four runs, all earned, on seven hits in four-and-a-third innings, walking three while striking out two and giving up two homers. He also made an error and threw a wild pitch. Suter got the first big-league batter he faced, Shawn O’Malley, to ground out to shortstop and got through three scoreless innings to open his career. In the fourth, Kyle Seager broke up his shutout with one out with a solo home run to right field. After Stefen Romero reached on an error by shortstop Orlando Arcia and advanced to third via a groundout and then a single by Leonys Martin, Ketel Marte hit into a 1-2 fielder’s choice, as Suter threw Romero out at home to end the threat. In the fifth inning, Arcia led things off with a single to center, moving to second on a groundout by Jake Elmore before Robinson Cano launched a two-run homer to right field. Nelson Cruz kept the rally going with a single to right field and, after moving to second on a wild pitch, moved to third on a single by Seager, putting him in position to score on Romero’s single to center field, which signaled the end of Suter’s night, as Jhan Marinez came on in relief.

Player Notes
The Ivy League product (come on, you knew we couldn’t let that slide, right?) has just as impressive a high school pedigree as he’s a graduate of Moeller High School in Cincinnati, the alma mater of one Ken Griffey, Jr. A smart pitcher (in ways that have nothing to do with what he learned in Cambridge) who has also been an innings eater for most of his career, he was a workhorse as a starter but split his time between starting and relief this season and his big league role could go either way down the line. In 2015, between Biloxi (Double-A) and Colorado Springs, he combined to go 8-4 with a 2.36 ERA and fanned 83 while walking just 39 in 118.1 IP, giving up 106 hits. He’d also maintained a fine ERA in 2014 at Huntsville (Double-A) where he was 10-10 with a 3.96 ERA in 28 starts, striking out 118 and walking 53 in 152.1 IP, giving up 144 hits.