Eugenio Suarez – 3B

Suarez was acquired by the Reds in 2014 in a trade for Alfredo Simon with the Tigers and has been solid at the plate ever since. After Zack Cozart went down with a knee injury in the 2015 season, Suarez got his chance at shortstop and hit .280 with a .761 OPS. This included 13 home runs and 19 doubles in 372 at bats. After playing just three big league games at third base prior to the 2016 season, Suarez transitioned to the position following the Todd Frazier deal and Cozart coming back. Suarez got to a quick start with the power in 2016 and boasted a similar .763 OPS by mid-May. Suarez was signed out of Venezuela in 2008 by the Tigers as a 16-year-old and hit and reached Double-A by age 21. The power numbers have really developed with age for Suarez, as his top Minor League season in home runs was 10.

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