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Kurt SuzukiTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Atlanta Braves MLB Years: 2007-2018
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PositionsC-1498, DH-31, 1B-1Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKurt Kiyoshi Suzuki
Height5-11Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 4,1983 [34.235]PlaceWailuku,Hawaii
High SchoolH.P. Baldwin (Wailuki,HI)
CollegeCal State Fullerton (Fullerton,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Oakland Athletics [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (67th overall) of the 2004 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$550,000Signing ScoutsRandy JohnsonService Time10.113 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2005-OAK-#9 ... 2006-OAK-#10 ... 2007-MLB-#89 ... 2007-OAK-#3
MLB DebutJune 12,2007 [23.252]
OrganizationsOAK [10] MIN [3] ATL [2] WAS [2] Awards7
TBC Player ID35652Retrosheet IDsuzuk001MLBAM ID435559
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed31Power52Contact90XBH52RBIs73Runs36Hitting70Durability66Team.521Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2002Cal State FullertonBigWestNCAA-1Fr3c18295110201018009650000.392.523.471.99424265.432.079.255.45113.859.230.671.5451.0010.00
2003Cal State FullertonBigWestNCAA-1So3c19471433450100228131011152204.350.441.462.9036612172.364.112.168.4035.816.401.101.1671.5024.00
2004Cal State FullertonBigWestNCAA-1Jr3c2069252771041741687924925115904.413.511.7021.21317737326.400.289.512.50315.037.670.514.9115.7535.58
2004Vancouver CanadiansNwstA-oak-c20461752752103331011826123303.297.394.440.8347716211.329.143.240.3698.5312.321.441.4258.3330.77
2005Stockton PortsCalifA+oak-c211144418512226512655363611225016.277.378.440.81819443523.295.163.311.36112.0511.660.972.2936.7535.25
2006Midland RockHoundsTexAAoak-c229937664107261755535850901115.285.392.415.80715634444.313.130.290.36013.0611.260.861.5853.7131.78
2007Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak6c2355211325990327002141413110.280.351.365.7167712240.329.085.185.3228.7517.081.951.2570.3320.34
2007Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28c2368213275313073900243933504.249.327.408.7358720248.267.159.272.3239.6815.731.632.8230.4337.74
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24c24148530541482517422344691121220.279.346.370.71619633588.310.091.172.3227.4811.731.571.1975.7122.30
2009Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak8c25147570741563711588822859817014.274.313.421.73424053614.280.147.207.3204.569.612.112.4438.0033.97
2010Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak-c2638432015002100001.375.5001.0001.5008310.333.625.875.60120.0010.000.5010.008.00100.00
2010Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak8c261314955512018213713233491204322.242.303.366.66918133544.245.124.192.2976.079.011.482.3938.0827.50
2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak8c27134460541092601444223864737114.237.301.385.68617740515.244.148.230.3027.3812.431.682.7232.8636.70
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak8c287526219571501181095332203.218.250.286.5367516278.267.068.107.2373.2419.065.890.36262.0028.07
2012Washington NationalsNLMLBwas24c284314617395052510112022332.267.321.404.7255910164.274.137.219.3096.7112.201.823.0529.2025.64
2012Totals for MLB-MLB         118408369620064320207354535.235.276.328.60413426442.269.093.147.2644.5216.523.651.3668.0027.08
2013Washington NationalsNLMLBwas24c2979252195611132520203232462.222.283.310.5937815281.240.088.175.2577.1211.391.601.0784.0026.79
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22c2915336102027002300000.303.343.545.88818435.286.242.303.3845.718.571.505.7116.5040.00
2013Totals for MLB-MLB         94285256613153220223532462.232.290.337.6279619316.245.105.189.2716.9611.081.591.5857.0028.79
2014Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin8c301314523713034036101344691709.288.345.383.72817337503.310.095.168.3256.769.151.350.60150.6728.46
2015Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin8c3113143336104170550002959764414.240.296.314.61013622479.265.074.141.2696.0512.322.031.0486.6021.15
2016Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin8c32106345348924184900184854109.258.304.403.70713933373.279.145.197.3054.8312.872.672.1443.1337.08
2017Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl24c338127638781301950001739131225.283.351.536.88714832309.268.253.315.3725.5012.622.296.1514.5341.03
2018Atlanta BravesNLMLBatlc34351151830506170091140200.261.331.461.7925311130.240.200.278.3426.928.461.224.6219.1736.67
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter1324458248811792456108586191031659187274921118.257.314.384.69817603595061.272.127.198.0006.2411.681.872.1342.4330.45
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter31712112123437392618310716217937612245.283.381.423.8045121081428.311.140.276.00011.3412.541.101.8246.5831.49
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter582193662110432002342413111.283.357.388.7458515250.330.105.210.0009.2016.801.831.6054.7524.19
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9937664107261755535850901115.285.392.415.80715634444.313.130.290.00013.0611.260.861.5853.7131.78
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1144418512226512655363611225016.277.378.440.81819443523.295.163.311.00012.0511.660.972.2936.7535.25
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter461752752103331011826123303.297.394.440.8347716211.329.143.240.0008.5312.321.441.4258.3330.77
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1454461211742841912310568423171108.390.491.5991.09026751563.391.209.372.00012.087.460.623.3723.4729.31
Oakland Athletics Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter7182563289653136459309169178336441126677.255.311.380.6919741992822.271.125.197.0006.3111.911.892.0943.4430.47
Minnesota Twins Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3681230107323751161600181153211112432.263.316.364.680448921355.286.101.167.0005.9811.291.891.1876.8828.48
Washington Nationals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter122398369516185030315254794.239.297.344.64113725445.252.105.191.0006.9711.691.681.8049.7526.32
Atlanta Braves Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter116391561081802567002650171425.276.345.514.85920143439.259.238.304.0005.9211.391.925.6915.6439.81
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625616014430113722139721136314.257.314.384.69821544619.272.127.198.0006.2411.681.872.1342.4330.45
Average Minor - Per 162 games16261910817537513945483911936123.283.381.423.80426255730.311.140.276.00011.3412.541.101.8246.5831.49

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2004Vancouver Canadians NwstA-oak20C27--1841511200199.9957.37-----24658.735.5
2005Stockton Ports CalifA+oak21C104--88250157947932.9848.96------11491.274.3
2006Midland RockHounds TexAAoak22C91--6233826663661.9977.26-----69991.965.5
2006Midland RockHounds TexAAoak221B1--61-3771.0007.00------991.00.7
2007Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak23C44--3182436345342.9917.77-----15580.030.6
2007Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23C6661539431322-465463.9967.020.8629780.676897.140.7
2007Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23DH2---------------682.91.2
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24C14113612159275364986980.9946.950.81553263.2514895.387.6
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24DH1---------------1480.70.6
2009Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25C13513211739236857996991.9957.340.84812775.0314791.883.3
2009Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25DH8---------------1475.44.9
2010Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak26C3--15---15151.0005.00-3-100.0-3100.02.1
2010Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26C12312110588253585868860.9916.990.81661977.6713193.975.9
2010Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26DH7---------------1315.34.3
2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27C12912711329145577976969.9937.510.86983872.1513496.379.6
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28C75726494913724530528.9967.040.81372361.7475100.056.8
2012Washington NationalsNLMLBwas28C42413643242433351348.9918.290.9628584.824397.725.9
2013Washington NationalsNLMLBwas29C78736595563055591586.9927.510.8953689.8-7998.748.1
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak29C159896551-7170.9864.670.794266.7315100.09.3
2014Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30C11911510177373941780776.9956.520.76642175.3313190.873.5
2014Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30DH5---------------1313.83.1
2015Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin31C13012310968253538863860.9976.620.78801485.1313199.280.2
2016Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32C99927976792852712707.9937.140.89521281.3110693.461.1
2016Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32DH4---------------1063.82.5
2017Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl33C77716415534232598595.9957.730.93421376.4108195.147.5
MLB Totals for C - 11 season(s)-   C12291173104298250483544887878733.9947.110.8468921975.95312290.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 6 season(s)-   DH27---------------270.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C47--3332436360357.9927.60-3-100.01470.00.0
AA Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C91--6233826663661.9977.26-----6910.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--61-3771.0007.00------10.00.0
A+ Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C104--88250157947932.9848.96------1040.00.0
A- Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C27--1841511200199.9957.37-----2270.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2004Vancouver Canadians NwstA-oak20-27---------
2005Stockton Ports CalifA+oak21-104---------
2006Midland RockHounds TexAAoak22-911--------
2007Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak23-44---------
2007Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23-66--------2
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24-141--------1
2009Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25-135--------8
2010Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak26-3---------
2010Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26-123--------7
2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27-129---------
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28-75---------
2012Washington NationalsNLMLBwas28-42---------
2013Washington NationalsNLMLBwas29-78---------
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak29-15---------
2014Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30-119--------5
2015Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin31-130---------
2016Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32-99--------4
2017Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl33-77---------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2005Phoenix Desert DogsArizona Fall LgMinor2113383134007008900000.342.457.447.90417446.448.105.31617.3919.571.130.000.0030.77
2006Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB22711330001002000000.273.385.273.6583013.273.000.18215.380.000.000.000.000.00
2007Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB231519182018001312101.421.455.6841.13913324.438.263.3164.1712.503.004.1719.0037.50
2008Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2416467155003015410002.326.404.435.83920552.357.109.1969.627.690.800.000.0033.33
2009Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB25226213194104002910000.306.338.403.74125565.358.097.1293.0813.854.500.000.0026.32
2010Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26195371130310003610200.208.254.434.68823659.174.226.2835.0810.172.005.0817.6754.55
2011Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB271951713402120091000000.255.367.451.81823660.282.196.37315.0016.671.113.3325.5046.15
2012Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB281537792013006500000.243.349.378.72714343.258.135.29713.9511.630.832.3337.0033.33
2012Washington NationalsDiv SeriesMLB28517040002002400000.235.316.235.5514019.308.000.11810.5321.052.000.000.000.00
2013Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB29183810103014004420100.263.356.421.77716445.265.158.2638.898.891.002.2238.0040.00
2014Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB301640281003002610000.200.256.225.4819143.235.025.0754.6513.953.000.000.0012.50
2015Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3116415143103003400001.341.386.463.84919444.378.122.1956.829.091.330.000.0028.57
2016Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB321329891045005600000.310.412.7591.17122534.263.449.62114.7117.651.2011.767.2555.56
2017Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3313354114016012510001.314.368.514.88218538.345.200.2295.2613.162.502.6335.0045.45
2018Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3412283103005003310100.357.424.464.88813333.385.107.2149.099.091.000.000.0030.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs13383134007008900000.342.457.447.90417446.448.105.31617.3919.571.130.000.0030.77
MLB Spring Training Totals - 13 yrs20149077140352136702476592505.286.356.445.80121850553.305.159.2518.5011.751.382.3537.6935.71
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs517040002002400000.235.316.235.5514019.308.000.11810.5321.052.000.000.000.00

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
20041st Team College All-American (C) ... Big West Conference All-Conference Team (C) ... Big West Conference Player of the Year ... Brooks Wallace Award ... Johnny Bench Award (Cal State Fullerton)5
2006Double-A All-Star (C) ... Texas League All-Star (C)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2017-09-23CAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2018-2018 ($3.5m) [Extension]33.355Team Roster on 2017-09-23
2017-07-24CAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from Bereavement list33.294Team Roster on 2017-07-24
2017-07-21CAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YBereavementOff-RosterPlaced on bereavement/Family Emergency List33.291Team Roster on 2017-07-21
2017-01-29CAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($1.5m)33.117Team Roster on 2017-01-29
2016-11-02CFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency33.029  
2014-07-31CMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($12m) Third year vesting option30.301Team Roster on 2014-07-31
2013-12-24cMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($2.75m)30.081Team Roster on 2013-12-24
2013-11-02cFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentAthletics declined option, declared free agency30.029  
2013-08-23cOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Nationals to Athletics for Dakota Bacus29.324Team Roster on 2013-08-23
2012-08-03cWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Athletics to Nationals for David Freitas28.304Team Roster on 2012-08-03
2012-05-07cOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActive--28.216Team Roster on 2012-05-07
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-05-16InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-04-30InjuredDisabled -- Intercostal Strain 
2008-02-28ContractSigned by Athletics (1-year) 
2004-07-16Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2004Oakland Athletics-20550,000-------550,000Signing Bonus out of 2004 Draft (2nd round - 67th overall)
2007Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll23380,000-73748-2,459,737380,000930,000
2008Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll24395,000-68325232,696,252390,0001,325,000
2009Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll25410,000-64015202,746,792400,0001,735,000
2010Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll26420,000-58818352,812,412400,0002,155,000
2011Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll273,437,500-245973++2,722,607414,0005,592,500
2012Washington NationalsTeam Payroll285,037,500-183580++2,954,887480,00010,630,000
2012Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll285,037,500-183580++2,954,887480,00010,630,000
2013Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll296,487,500-163483++3,023,990490,00017,117,500
2013Washington NationalsTeam Payroll296,487,500-163683++3,023,990490,00017,117,500
2014Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll302,750,000-3199653,256,497500,00019,867,5002013-12-24 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($2.75m)
2014-07-31 - Signed to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($12m) Third year vesting option
2015Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll316,000,0008.113202678++3,571,283507,50025,867,500
2016Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll326,000,0009.113202778++3,498,245507,50031,867,500
2017Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll331,500,00010.11342916533,651,709535,00033,367,5002017-01-29 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($1.5m)
2017-09-23 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2018-2018 ($3.5m) [Extension]
2018Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll343,500,000-2657674,360,045545,00036,867,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red