JERRICK SUITER
CORNER OUTFIELDER
Born: March 4, 1993
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 210
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 26th Round, 791st Overall, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
College: Texas Christian University
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

A multi-sport athlete, Suiter started off at TCU as a two-way player; in fact, Toronto drafted him as a pitcher out of high school in 2011.  As a freshman at TCU, he pitched in a half dozen games, including two starts.  He hit fairly well that year, but slumped very badly as a sophomore.  Baseball America listed him as the 19th best draft prospect in the Big 12 going into the 2014 season, partly on the supposition that he’d do better having given up pitching.  He didn’t do a lot at the plate, though, and despite having good size, finished the year still without a HR in his college career.  He has a good arm and profiles as a right fielder, but he’s going to have to do a lot more with the bat.  He was just a junior, but signed in late June.

2014
R+:  279/403/358, 190 AB, 8 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 41 BB, 37 K, 8-11 SB

The Pirates already had four corner outfielders from the 2014 draft at Jamestown, so Suiter ended up splitting his time more or less evenly between first, right and DH at Bristol.  The Appalachian League isn’t really for draftees from four-year colleges, so Suiter was facing pitchers who should be at a lower level development-wise.  He didn’t dominate with the bat, though, apart from leading the league in walks.  He did finally hit a HR.

Suiter will likely be an organizational outfielder and could open at Morgantown or West Virginia in 2015.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

NCAA
BA
OBP
SLG
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
2014 .268 .349 .349 149 12 0 0 13 20 3 1
2013 .186 .276 .212 118 3 0 0 12 32 3 0
2012 .310 .375 .379 145 4 3 0 13 20 4 4
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2014
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2020
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2017
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 8, 2011: Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 18th round, 1069th overall pick.
June 7, 2014:
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 26th round, 791st overall pick; signed on June 24.