CAN EUGENIO SUAREZ BREAK OUT?

Eugenio Suarez’s overall numbers were fairly consistent from year one with the Cincinnati Reds to year two. In a November Fangraphs article titled ‘Eugenio Suarez Is Who He Is’ (https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/eugenio-suarez-is-who-he-is/), Josh Shepardson pointed out that many of Suarez’s plate discipline and batted ball numbers were very, very consistent from 2015 to 2016.  In fact, there was no change greater than two percent in line drive, ground ball, or fly ball percentages or pull, center, or opposite field percentages.  Shepardson did point out Suarez improved his walk percentage from 4.3% in 2015 to 8.1% in 2016, which was more in line…

VINCE VELASQUEZ’S FUTURE REMAINS UP IN THE AIR

Vince Velasquez’s future remains up in the air. Can he figure out his secondary pitches? Can he be a starter? Or is he more suited to be a reliever? And the big one: can he stay healthy? Velasquez is currently on the DL. On May 30 of this season, he left a start against the Marlins with a forearm/elbow injury after facing just six batters. An MRI showed he had a “mild flexor strain” in his pitching arm and Phillies GM Matt Klentak said this result was “as good of news as we could have hoped for.” Last season, on…