Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
2 months ago

Suzuki agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Braves on Saturday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki received just $1.5 million from the Braves on a one-year deal for 2017, but he earned himself a healthy raise with a season that will see him finish with career bests in both home runs and OPS despite playing in only half of the available games. Suzuki and Tyler Flowers proved to be a quality pairing behind the plate in 2017, and they figure to share the catching duties again in some fashion next year.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
3 months ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki has been behind the plate for the first three games of the series, but the 33-year-old will sit the series finale in favor of David Freitas. Both should see a reduction in playing time when Tyler Flowers (hand) eventually returns, though a concrete timetable has yet to be determined.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
3 months ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki will get the second contest of the twin bill off after going 0-for-4 and catching RA Dickey during Game 1. In his place, David Freitas makes his major-league debut, batting eighth in the order.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
3 months ago

Suzuki will start at catcher and bat fifth in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Phillies, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Braves manager Brian Snitker has been splitting the starts at catcher lately between Suzuki and Tyler Flowers, but Suzuki should be in store for an uptick in at-bats for at least the next week or so following Flowers' placement on the disabled list Wednesday with a left wrist contusion. The Braves recalled David Freitas from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move to offer some additional depth behind the plate, and though he's expected to start the nightcap Wednesday, he's not a serious threat to push Suzuki for regular action. Despite serving in a part-time role in the second half, Suzuki has been valuable to fantasy owners with a .304 average, eight home runs and 15 RBI across 69 at-bats. His utility will only increase while Flowers is out of the picture.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
3 months ago

Suzuki went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Monday's loss to Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki continues to post solid fantasy numbers despite splitting time behind the dish with Tyler Flowers. Monday's homer was his seventh through just 17 second-half games, and Suzuki sports an impressive .268/.344/.537 slash line for the year. While the other foot is likely to drop at some point, Suzuki is currently moving the needle in the majority of settings.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
3 months ago

Suzuki went 3-for-4 with a double, a two-run homer, a walk and two runs Saturday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki's 13th blast of the season pulled the Braves within three runs in the seventh inning of a home loss. Despite being a part-time player, he's been a strong option at catcher with a .269 batting average along with a .527 slugging percentage.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
3 months ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki has functioned as the clear No. 2 catcher behind Tyler Flowers for much of the season, but the Braves seem to have taken more of a timeshare approach to the position of late with both backstops producing effectively at the plate. After picking up three of the last four starts at catcher, Suzuki will cede duties to Flowers in the series finale.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
4 months ago

Suzuki went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

He's now got 12 homers on the season, but an incredible eight of them came in July as Suzuki hit .356/.356/.911 with 14 RBI in just 11 games on the month. His playing time has increased as his power surge has continued, so look for the 33-year-old to continue stealing starts away from Tyler Flowers as long as he's swinging a hot bat.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
4 months ago

Suzuki will start at catcher and bat sixth Monday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

With four home runs over his last four starts, Suzuki has begun to eat into Tyler Flowers' workload behind the plate. Suzuki will be rewarded with a second consecutive start Monday, but once the power binge ends, it's expected that he'll settle back into a more defined backup role.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
4 months ago

Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki blasted his 11th bomb of the year to put the Braves on the board in the seventh inning of a home loss. Although his home run output has been outstanding, the fact that he finds himself on the bench so frequently makes him little more than an option in leagues that start two catchers.