Geno Development #3: Line drives are up
Manager Scott Servais is penciling Suarez in the third spot in the lineup, and as many of you know, that is a crucial run-producing role. With superstar Julio Rodriguez and on-base machine Ty France ahead of him, the RBI opportunities are there, but what is Suarez doing with those chances?
One thing he isn't doing is flying out to the warning track in these critical moments. This data suggests a concerted adjustment to a line drive-centric approach mainly because his launch angle (15.8) is his lowest since 2018. This change in approach could pay big dividends for Suarez, especially at home, where the Marine Layer wreaks havoc on fly balls to the gaps.