Ranger Suárez, LHP, Lehigh Valley
Ranger Suárez started the year in Reading and dominated opposing hitters. In Reading, Suárez was 4-3 with a 2.76 ERA in 12 starts.
Suarez was limited for a time in May with a hamstring injury, but other than that has been spectacular. He threw six or more innings in ten of his twelve starts for the Fightin Phils. Even more impressively, he gave up three or more runs in just two of those twelve starts.
Suárez had three scoreless outings in Reading. One of those came on April 16th when he threw eight shutout innings against Harrisburg.
So far, he’s had one start in Lehigh Valley. On June 29th, he pitched 4.2 innings against Rochester. He only gave up one run and struck out six, but allowed eight hits in a no-decision.
Suarez missed a start due to a groin issue, but he is expected to come back when the Triple-A All-Star Break ends. As he gets more opportunities in Lehigh Valley, he should settle in nicely. Suárez has a great chance to be a part of the Phillies’ staff, even as early as this year.