Will we finally get to see what Wander Suero can do in the majors in 2018?
In a brief tweet from the Washington Nationals’ PR department this afternoon, the team announced that reliever Wander Suero has been added to the Nats’ 40-Man roster.
Suero, 26, split the 2017 campaign between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse in the Nationals’ system, posting a 1.96 ERA, 3.14 FIP, five walks (1.96 BB/9), and 23 Ks (9.00 K/9) in 23 innings with the Senators and a 1.70 ERA, 2.79 FIP, 14 walks (2.98 BB/9), and 42 Ks (8.93 K/9) in 42 1⁄3 IP for the Chiefs.
His 20 saves total on the season, 10 in each stop, were the most among relievers in the Nats’ minor league system, as the Nationals noted in naming the righty the top pitcher in the organization for 2017 in late September.
“Suero did not allow an earned run in 47 of his 54 games between the two clubs and surrendered just three home runs during the 2017 season,” the Nationals added, and, “his 20 saves were tied for 11th in all of Minor League Baseball.”
Suero, who just wrapped up his eighth season in the organization, was originally signed out of Sabana Larga in the Dominican Republic, back on Feb. 2, 2010, as a non-drafted free agent by Nationals’ scout Modesto Ulla.