Andrew Susac
Andrew Susac
29-Year-Old CatcherC
Kansas City Royals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Andrew Susac in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Traded to the Royals in April of 2019.
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CKansas City Royals  AAA
April 2, 2019
Susac was traded from the Orioles to the Royals for cash.
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Susac provides the Royals with some organizational catching depth in case fill-in options Martin Maldonado and Cam Gallagher fail to get it done at the big-league level. He is not on the 40-man roster, so it is unclear when or if he will join the Roayls in the majors.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+104%
OPS vs LHP
2019
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2018
 
 
-100%
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2017
 
 
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OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .292 24 1 0 0 0 .125 .125 .167
Since 2017vs Right .143 14 0 0 0 0 .071 .071 .071
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .292 24 1 0 0 0 .125 .125 .167
2018vs Right .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right .167 12 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083
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-100%
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-100%
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2017
 
 
-100%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .000 12 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Since 2017Away .346 26 1 0 0 0 .154 .154 .192
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home .000 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018Away .333 21 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .190
2017Home .000 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017Away .400 5 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Andrew Susac
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Susac showed promise at the plate by posting a .792 OPS over 35 games when he reached the majors for the first time in 2014, but things have gone downhill for him since. The Brewers thought enough of Susac to acquire him in a mid-summer trade in 2016, but he has been unable to secure any sort of big-league role with the club, thanks to his struggles to make contact in the hitter-friendly environment at Triple-A Colorado Springs. As such, Susac has appeared in just 17 games at the top level over a season-and-a-half with Milwaukee. He will have an opportunity to compete for a roster spot during spring training, but he is a long shot to break camp with the big club, as he will begin 2018 fourth in the pecking order behind the plate for the Brewers.
Stuck behind Buster Posey in San Francisco, it should come as no surprise that Susac has never really had a chance to launch his career. He has been solid at the plate throughout his minor league career, with a .256/.354/.424 batting line over 333 career games, but he doesn't have any standout skills. As such, Susac may be destined for a long career as a major league backup -- he's clearly one of the 60 or so best catchers in the game, but he doesn't have the upside for a team to make him a catcher of the future. That said, with the Brewers in a rebuilding phase, he could have his best chance to win substantial playing time in 2017, working in tandem with offseason acquisition Jett Bandy.
Susac followed up his strong rookie season in 2014 with a disappointing sophomore campaign. He was expected to start the season as Buster Posey's primary backup, but a wrist injury limited him and he ceded the role to Hector Sanchez. When he finally did make the big league roster, he struggled with the bat. A lingering thumb injury and his season-ending wrist surgery could have played a role, so we can’t simply write him off quite yet. Looking deeper, he had far better success against lefties (.298) than righties (.174), which is prefect for this system. Manager Bruce Bochy prefers to move Posey to first base when a lefty is on the bump, which would be the perfect chance to get Susac a start or two per week behind the dish. All reports are that his wrist surgery went well, and Susac should be ready to resume his role as Posey's backup in 2016.
Since Susac was taken in the second round of the 2011 draft, he has had an impressive and consistent rise through the Giants’ system, which culminated in him joining the big league team in late July. In 253 at-bats at Triple-A, he hit 10 bombs with a .268/.379/.451 slash line. The 24-year-old backstop has reached base at an excellent clip, and it speaks to his development and makeup that he was able to improve his batting average and on-base percentage at each stop, while his BABIPs remained fairly consistent. It is a skill set that would be a lot more valuable in OBP leagues, as he doesn’t project to offer much more than 10 home runs per season. While he should break camp with the Giants, offering an upgrade over Hector Sanchez in the backup catcher role, Susac will remain behind Buster Posey on the depth chart for the foreseeable future.
After a disappointing season with High-A San Jose in 2012, the Giants' top catching prospect bounced back in 2013. Susac put together a .256/.362/.458 line with an impressive .373 wOBA and a solid 129 wRC+. He also slightly improved both his walk rate (13.5 BB%) and strikeout rate (21.9%) from a year ago, but he still has to cut down on the strikeouts if he wants to be a successful major league hitter. Still, it's hard to complain about across-the-board improvements from a prospect who moved up a level. The Giants will likely start Susac at Double-A Richmond in 2014 with the intention of a quick promotion to Triple-A Fresno should his growth continue.
Susac’s first professional season in High-A was considered a disappointment after hitting .244/.351/.380 with nine home runs in 426 plate appearances. Projected to a big time power hitter, his .136 ISO is especially concerning considering that he is not coming out of high school. Susac's strength in 2012 was his ability to get on base via the walk (12.3 percent walk rate), but his strikeout rate (23.5 percent) will keep him from hitting for average. Defensively, he has an above average arm and moves well behind the plate. The Giants still could project him as a solid everyday backstop, but he will not be ready until at least 2014.
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Clears waivers
CBaltimore Orioles  AAA
January 17, 2019
Susac was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Designated for assignment
CBaltimore Orioles  AAA
January 11, 2019
Susac was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Friday.
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Back from restricted list
CBaltimore Orioles  AAA
Wrist
September 11, 2018
Susac (wrist) was reinstated from the restricted list Tuesday.
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Placed on restricted list
CBaltimore Orioles  AAA
Wrist
August 28, 2018
Susac (wrist) was placed on the restricted list Tuesday.
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Out for season after fracturing wrist
CBaltimore Orioles  AAA
Wrist
July 29, 2018
Susac was diagnosed Sunday with a fractured left wrist, David Hall of The Virginian-Pilot reports. He was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Norfolk with the injury, which will end his season.
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