MICHAEL SUCHY
CORNER OUTFIELDER
Born: April 15, 1993
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 220
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 5th Round, 161st Overall, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
College: Florida Gulf Coast University
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Suchy was the third right fielder the Pittsburgh Pirates took in the first five rounds of the 2014 draft.  He is a solid, well-built player who also excelled at football.  He had a strong sophomore year, but didn’t build off of that as a junior, putting up very similar stats across the board.  Suchy is considered a raw player, with questions about his bat.  He swings and misses a lot, making it hard for him to put his raw power to use.  Another concern is that his power comes mainly from strength rather than bat speed.  He has particular trouble with off-speed pitches down and away.  His defense is solid thanks to above average speed and an average arm, but he profiles as a right fielder.  The question is whether his bat will be good enough for him to advance to the majors at a position where offense is important.  Baseball America rated him as the 217th best draft prospect, while others had him lower.  Suchy signed shortly after the draft.  His bonus of $275,000 was $16,000 below the slot amount.

2014
A-:  236/331/333, 237 AB, 8 2B, 6 3B, 1 HR, 26 BB, 53 K, 7-16 SB

Suchy was the regular right fielder at Jamestown.  He didn’t hit well, with the power being a disappointment.  His K rate was high but not alarming.

Suchy figures to be at West Virginia in 2015.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

NCAA
BA
OBP
SLG
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
 2012  .195  .301  .228  123  4  0  0  15  42  5  0
 2013  .314  .384  .473  226  7  1  9  23  45  7  4
 2014  .318  .384  .519  239  16  4  8  20  47  10  6
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $275,000
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 6, 2014: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 5th round, 161st overall pick; signed on June 11.