JEFF SUES
RHP, Altoona Curve
Age: 26
Born: June 8, 1983
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 228
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 5th Round, 151st Overall, 2005
How Acquired: Draft
College: Vanderbilt
Agent: N/A
ETA: 2010

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2010 Top 50 Prospects: #44, Jeff Sues

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SCOUTING REPORT
Sues was one of the top prospects in the Pirates’ system coming in to the 2009 season, ranking seventh in the Baseball America rankings. His 2009 season didn’t look good, as he posted a 4.46 ERA in 78.2 innings pitched in Altoona, with an 8.5 K/9, a 4.2 BB/9, and an 0.8 HR/9. The ratios were similar to his 2008 season with Altoona, in which he posted a 3.77 ERA, so the ERA may be an anomaly. Sues pitched 12 innings in Indianapolis, having a 6.00 ERA, with a 12:8 K/BB ratio.

Sues is a big framed pitcher that throws hard. He has a fastball that sits at 93-95 MPH, topping out at 98. Sues has a power curveball, which could be useful as an out pitch. He’s always had control issues, with a career 4.4 BB/9 ratio in his three seasons in the minors, including a 4.2 BB/9 ratio in Altoona. ┬áHe should start the 2010 season in Indianapolis, and could be in the majors at some point during the 2010 season.

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CONTRACT INFORMATION
2010: Minor League Contract

Other Details:
  • N/A
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $171,000
MiLB Debut: 2007
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2011
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: 11/20/2008 (Removed 12/7/2009)
Options Remaining: 2 (USED: 2009)
MLB Service Time: 0.000
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / PROSPECT RANKINGS
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS
PROSPECT RANKINGS

Baseball America

2009: #7 PIT

BUCCO Fans.com

2009: #17
2010: #44

TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2004: Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 14th round, 407th overall pick.
June 7, 2005: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 5th round, 151st overall pick.
November 20, 2008: Contract purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
December 7, 2009: Outrighted by the Pittsburgh Pirates to Indianapolis (AAA).
August 14, 2010: Released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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