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Jeff Suppan MLB Career Stats

140-146 4.70 2542.2 1390 1.46

Jeff Suppan Bio

  • Full Name: Jeffrey Scot Suppan
  • Nickname: Soup
  • Born: 1/2/1975 in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Draft: 1993, Boston Red Sox, 2nd rd. (49th overall)
  • High School: Crespi Carmelite, Encino, CA
  • Debut: July 17, 1995
  • Ret., Final Game: 5/28/2012
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MLB Career Stats 140 146 4.70 448 417 0 2542.2 1390 1.46


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Jeff Suppan Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2006 St. Louis NL


Year Team League
2006 St. Louis NL

Brewers Michael Harrison Award

Year Team League
2007 Milwaukee NL

Jeff Suppan Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1999 4.53 17th in AL
2001 4.37 24th in AL
2005 3.57 16th in NL
2006 4.12 19th in NL


Season W Rank
2004 16 5th in NL
2005 16 7th in NL
2006 12 20th in NL
2007 12 21st in NL


Season SO Rank
2000 128 21st in AL
2001 120 25th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
1999 1.36 13th in AL
2001 1.38 21st in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1999 .274 16th in AL
2001 .267 22nd in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1999 32 17th in AL
2000 33 9th in AL
2001 34 3rd in AL
2002 33 7th in AL
2005 32 24th in NL
2006 32 20th in NL
2007 34 2nd in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1999 4 6th in AL
2000 3 7th in AL
2001 1 24th in AL
2002 3 9th in AL
2003 3 7th in NL
2007 1 11th in NL


Season SHO Rank
1999 1 6th in AL
2000 1 4th in AL
2002 1 9th in AL
2003 2 4th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
1999 208.2 13th in AL
2000 217.0 7th in AL
2001 218.1 13th in AL
2002 208.0 14th in AL
2007 206.2 12th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1999 4.44 3rd in AL
2000 5.31 10th in AL
2001 4.95 7th in AL
2002 4.72 4th in AL
2004 5.27 12th in NL
2005 5.28 11th in NL
2006 4.93 8th in NL
2007 4.96 8th in NL
2008 4.56 4th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
1999 1.66 11th in AL
2000 1.52 10th in AL
2001 1.62 6th in AL
2002 1.60 6th in AL
2004 1.69 14th in NL
2005 1.81 13th in NL
2006 1.51 5th in NL
2007 1.68 12th in NL
2008 1.34 3rd in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2000 84 10th in AL
2001 74 12th in AL
2002 68 10th in AL
2005 63 24th in NL
2006 69 17th in NL
2007 68 19th in NL
2008 67 22nd in NL
2009 74 13th in NL


Season H Rank
1999 222 15th in AL
2000 240 4th in AL
2001 227 7th in AL
2002 229 5th in AL
2005 206 22nd in NL
2006 207 19th in NL
2007 243 2nd in NL
2008 207 7th in NL
2009 200 16th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1999 28 11th in AL
2000 36 1st in AL
2001 26 8th in AL
2002 32 4th in AL
2004 25 20th in NL
2005 24 18th in NL
2006 21 25th in NL
2008 30 4th in NL
2009 25 8th in NL

Jeff Suppan Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 5, 2012 RHP Jeff Suppan elected free agency.
June 1, 2012 San Diego Padres designated RHP Jeff Suppan for assignment.
May 2, 2012 San Diego Padres selected the contract of RHP Jeff Suppan from Tucson Padres.
April 21, 2012 Jeff Suppan roster status changed by Tucson Padres.
April 5, 2012 RHP Jeff Suppan assigned to Tucson Padres.
February 8, 2012 San Diego Padres signed free agent RHP Jeff Suppan to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2011 RHP Jeff Suppan elected free agency.
April 4, 2011 Kansas City Royals signed free agent RHP Jeff Suppan to a minor league contract.
April 4, 2011 RHP Jeff Suppan assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 29, 2011 Fresno Grizzlies released RHP Jeff Suppan.
March 29, 2011 San Francisco Giants released RHP Jeff Suppan.
February 26, 2011 San Francisco Giants signed RHP Jeff Suppan.
February 9, 2011 Fresno Grizzlies signed free agent RHP Jeff Suppan.
November 7, 2010 RHP Jeff Suppan elected free agency.
September 1, 2010 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Jeff Suppan from the 15-day disabled list.
August 11, 2010 St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Jeff Suppan on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 1, 2010. Right groin soreness.
June 14, 2010 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent RHP Jeff Suppan.
June 7, 2010 Milwaukee Brewers released RHP Jeff Suppan.
April 15, 2010 Milwaukee Brewers activated RHP Jeff Suppan from the 15-day disabled list.
April 9, 2010 sent RHP Jeff Suppan on a rehab assignment to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
March 30, 2010 Milwaukee Brewers placed RHP Jeff Suppan on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2010. Cervical disc pain.
August 25, 2009 Milwaukee Brewers activated RHP Jeff Suppan from the 15-day disabled list.
August 20, 2009 sent RHP Jeff Suppan on a rehab assignment to Nashville Sounds.
August 15, 2009 sent RHP Jeff Suppan on a rehab assignment to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
July 30, 2009 Milwaukee Brewers placed RHP Jeff Suppan on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 28, 2008. Strained left oblique.

Jeffrey Scot Suppan Bio Info

Jeffrey Scot Suppan (SOO-pahn)...graduated from Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, Calif...he and his wife Dana have a daughter, Finley...owns and operates a restaurant named "Soup's Grill" in Woodland Hills, Calif. 2011 Spent the entire year at Triple-A Omaha in the Royals organization, seeing his first significant minor league action since 1998...made 27 starts and one relief appearance...First season since 1994 in which he did not make a Major League appearance...Marked the 18th consecutive year (1994-2011) in which he worked at least 100.0 innings combined between the minors and ML teams...only year in which he did not reach the 100.0-inning mark was 1993, working 57.2 innings after being selected by BOS in that year's June draft. 2010 Kicked off his 4th-straight campaign with Milwaukee before being released in June...signed with St. Louis June 14 and posted 3-8 record with 5.06 ERA (57er, 101.1ip) in 30 games (15 starts) with both clubs...Began season on disabled list with back pain and made one rehab start at Kane County before joining Brewers...Made 2 starts for Milwaukee (0-1, 8.68 ERA/9er, 9.1ip) in April before being assigned to bullpen for his last 13 appearances with club...Set career high for innings pitched in relief with 4.0 frames at San Diego on April 29...Cleared waivers and became free agent June 10 and signed with St. Louis June 14...Had 3-6 record and 3.84 ERA (30er, 70.1ip) in 15 games (13 starts) for St. Louis, allowed 2-runs-or-fewer in 9 of his 13 starts for Cardinals...Won his 1st game with Red Birds with 5.1-scoreless innings vs. Pittsburgh July 3, had gone without win from Sept. 19, 2009 at Houston (with Milwaukee), span of 25 appearances and 79.1innings pitched (12 starts)...Was placed on 15 day disabled list Aug. 11 with strained right groin, missed 25 games before being activated Sept. 1. 2009 Went 7-12 with a 5.29 ERA in 30 starts...Produced 12 quality starts...The Brewers went 13-17 in his starts...Made 30+ starts for the 11th consecutive season...only Livan Hernandez (12) has a longer current streak...Made his fourth career Opening Day start as he took the ball in a 10-6 loss on 4/7 at San Francisco...made his other Opening Day starts with Kansas City from 2000-02...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 7/30-8/24 with a left oblique strain (retroactive to 7/28)...Was 5-8 with a 5.27 ERA in 21 starts before going on the disabled list (114.1 IP, 67 ER)...Was 2-4 with a 5.32 ERA in 9 starts after coming off the disabled list (47.1 IP, 28 ER)...Went 4-4 with a 4.20 ERA in 15 road starts (81.1 IP, 38 ER) and 3-8 with a 6.39 ERA in 15 home starts (80.1 IP, 57 ER)...Was Brewers' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. 2008 Went 10-10 with a 4.96 ERA in 31 starts...Produced 14 quality starts...The Brewers went 17-14 in his starts...Recorded at least 10 wins for the sixth straight season...Led the team with 10 sacrifice bunts...Tossed 8.0 shutout innings and collected a season-high 7 strikeouts in a 1-0 victory on 5/28 vs. Atlanta...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 7/7-7/21 with joint irritation of the right elbow...Had a season-high 5-game winning streak over 6 starts from 8/1-8/30, posting a 3.00 ERA (42 IP, 14 ER)...Started the decisive Game 4 of the NLDS vs. Philadelphia on 10/5 at Miller Park and took a 6-2 loss (3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB-IBB, 3 K, 3 HR, 1 WP)...Was Brewers' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award and Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award. 2007 Went 12-12 with a 4.62 ERA in 34 starts during his first season with the Brewers...Made 30+ starts for the ninth consecutive season.....only Tom Glavine (12), Greg Maddux (12) and Livan Hernandez (10) have longer current streaks of seasons with at least 30 starts...Tied Dave Bush and Ben Sheets for the team lead in wins and tied Bush for the team lead in quality starts (15)...Led the Brewers with 206.2 innings pitched...Was named Brewers Pitcher of the Month for April as he went 4-2 with a 2.55 ERA in 6 starts.....Suppan and Chris Capuano combined to become the first duo in franchise history to record at least 4 wins in the month of April in the same season...Made his Brewers debut on 4/4 vs. Los Angeles and took a 5-4 loss (7ip, 7h, 2r, 2er, 3bb, 2k)...On 4/13 received his 2006 World Series ring during a ceremony at Busch Stadium.....his first win as a Brewer came the next day in a 3-2 win (6.1ip, 6h, 2r, 2er, 0bb, 5k)...Tossed his only complete game of the season in a 7-1 win on 4/30 vs. St. Louis (9ip, 8h, 1r, 1er, 1bb, 5k)...Was on the losing end of Justin Verlander's no-hitter on 6/12 at Detroit...Reached 2,000 career innings on 7/31 vs. New York-NL...Went 12 consecutive starts without a win from 6/27-8/28, going 0-4 with a 4.61 ERA in this stretch (68.1ip, 35er)...Finished strong, going 4-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 6 starts in September (37.1ip, 16er)...Made his first career pinch-hitting appearance on 9/22 at Atlanta (sac bunt for Francisco Cordero)...Was Brewers' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award...Earned the Michael Harrison Award for Community Service, presented by the Brewers 2006 Went 12-7 with a 4.12 ERA in 32 starts with the World Champion Cardinals...Produced 18 quality starts...Went 6-5 with a 5.83 ERA prior to the All-Star Break and 6-2 with a 2.39 ERA after the break...His 2.39 ERA after the break ranked third among all Major League starting pitchers...Went 7-2 with a 3.18 ERA in 17 starts at Busch Stadium but just 5-5 with a 5.36 ERA in 15 road starts...Allowed a career-high 10 runs (9er) in 3.1 innings in the 14-4 loss on 7/5 at Atlanta.....without that start posted a 3.76 ERA for the season...Recorded his 100th career win on 6/17 vs. Colorado in a 6-5 victory...Notched his 1,000th career strikeout (Andre Ethier) on 7/21 at Los Angeles-NL...During the postseason went 1-1 with a 2.49 ERA in 4 starts (25.1ip, 7er)...Took a 3-1 loss in Game 3 of the NLDS vs. San Diego on 10/7 at Busch Stadium (4.1ip, 6h, 3r, 3er, 3bb-1int, 3k)...Was named Most Valuable Player of the NLCS as he went 1-0 with a 0.60 ERA against the Mets (15ip, 1er)...Earned a 5-0 win in Game 3 on 10/14 at Busch Stadium, allowing just 3 hits over 8.0 shutout innings (1bb, 4k) while belting a solo homer off Steve Trachsel with a pair of sacrifice bunts...Received no decision in the decisive Game 7 on 10/19 at Shea Stadium (7ip, 2h, 1r, 1er, 5bb-1int, 2k, 1hbp)...Started Game 4 of the World Series vs. Detroit on 10/26 at Busch Stadium and received no decision in the Cardinals' 5-4 win (6ip, 8h, 3r, 3er, 2bb-1int, 4k, 1hr)...Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 12/24. 2005 Went 16-10 with a 3.57 ERA in 32 starts with St. Louis...Posted the lowest ERA of his career and collected a career-high 16 wins for the second straight season...Tied for seventh in the National League in wins...Produced 17 quality starts...Went 9-7 with a 4.21 ERA prior to the All-Star Break and 7-3 with a 2.78 ERA after the break...Belted his first career home run with a solo shot off Steve Trachsel on 9/10 vs. New York-NL...Was eligible, but did not pitch in the Cardinals' 3-game sweep vs. San Diego in the NLDS...Started Game 4 of the NLCS vs. Houston on 10/16 at Minute Maid Park and received no decision in the Cardinals' 2-1 loss (5ip, 3h, 1r, 1er, 3bb, 5k, 1hr). 2004 Went 16-9 with a 4.16 ERA in 31 starts with the National League Champion Cardinals...Established a career high with 16 wins, which tied for fifth in the National League...Produced 17 quality starts...Went 10-1 with a 3.55 ERA on the road.....his 10 road wins tied for second in the National League...Won 10 straight decisions on the road before suffering his only loss in his final road start on 9/29 at Houston.....was bidding to become just the third pitcher in Major League history to go undefeated on the road while winning 10 or more road games.....would have joined the Yankees' Jimmy Key (10-0 in 1994) and the Braves' Greg Maddux (13-0 in 1995)...Pitched 188.0 innings, snapping a streak of 5 consecutive seasons in which he tossed 200.0 or more innings.....had been one of only two righthanders in the majors to throw 200.0 or more innings in each season from 1999-2003 (also Mike Mussina)...Made his Cardinals debut in an 11-5 loss on 4/8 vs. Milwaukee (4ip, 8h, 6r, 6er, 3bb, 4k, 2hr)...Earned his first victory as a Cardinal in a 5-3 win on 4/20 at Houston (6ip, 5h, 1r, 1er, 2bb, 2k)...Issued a career-high 10 walks over 4.2 innings on 7/28 at Cincinnati but received no decision in the Cards' 11-10 victory.....were the most walks by a Cardinals pitcher since Steve Carlton had 10 on 7/3/71 at San Francisco...From 8/11-9/7 recorded a career-high 6-game winning streak.....had a 3.58 ERA during this stretch (37.2ip, 15er)...During the postseason went 2-2 with a 3.80 ERA in 4 starts (23.2ip, 10er)...Picked up the series-clinching 6-2 victory in Game 4 of the NLDS vs. Los Angeles on 10/10 at Dodger Stadium (7ip, 2h, 2r, 2er, 3bb, 2k, 1hr)...Made a pair of starts in the NLCS vs. Houston, both against Roger Clemens.....suffered the defeat in Game 3, a 5-2 Cardinals' loss on 10/16 at Minute Maid Park (6ip, 5h, 3r, 3er, 2bb, 3k, 1hr).....picked up the series-clinching 5-2 victory in Game 7 on 10/21 at Busch Stadium (6ip, 3h, 2r, 1er, 2bb, 6k, 1hr, 1hbp)...Took a 4-1 loss in Game 3 of the World Series vs. Boston on 10/26 at Busch Stadium (4.2ip, 8h, 4r, 4er, 1bb, 4k, 1hr, 1hbp). 2003 Signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent on 1/31...Went 10-7 with a 3.57 ERA in 21 starts with the Pirates, making 14 quality starts...Tossed 3 complete games, including shutouts on 6/29 vs. Colorado and 7/28 at St. Louis (last start for Pittsburgh)...In his other complete game, on 7/10 at Milwaukee, tied his career high with 9 strikeouts in the 5-4 win...Made his Pirates debut in a 9-1 win on 4/4 at Philadelphia (6ip, 3h, 1r, 1er, 3bb, 4k, 1hbp, 1wp)...Won his first 4 starts of the season, posting a 1.37 ERA (26.1ip, 4er)...Went 5-0 with a 2.45 ERA in his final 6 starts with the Pirates (47.2ip, 13er)...Was traded to Boston, along with RHP Brandon Lyon and RHP Anastacio Martinez, in exchange for INF Freddy Sanchez, LHP Mike Gonzalez and cash on 7/31...Went 3-4 with a 5.57 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) with the Red Sox, making 4 quality starts...Made his Red Sox debut on 8/5 vs. Anaheim, receiving no decision in the 10-9 loss (5ip, 7h, 7r, 7er, 1bb, 4k, 3hr, 1hbp, 1wp)...Did not pitch in the postseason...Signed with St. Louis as a free agent on 12/16. 2002 Went 9-16 with a 5.32 ERA in 33 starts during his final season with Kansas City...Produced 17 quality starts...Went 7-6 with a 4.38 ERA prior to the All-Star Break and 2-10 with a 6.65 ERA after the break...Went 8-4 with a 4.89 ERA in 15 starts at Kauffman Stadium but just 1-12 with a 5.71 ERA in 18 road starts...Was the Royals' Opening Day starter for the third straight season and received no decision in the 8-6 loss vs. Minnesota (6ip, 7h, 4r, 4er, 0bb, 3k, 4hr).....tied a club record with the 4 home runs allowed...Tossed 3 complete games, including a 2-hit shutout on 4/29 at Detroit in his only road win of the season...From 7/23-9/18 recorded a career-high 9-game losing streak...Threw his other complete games on 9/18 at Chicago-AL and 9/26 vs. Detroit (snapped 9-game losing streak) in his final 2 starts of the season. 2001 Went 10-14 with a 4.37 ERA in 34 starts with Kansas City...Was named Royals Pitcher of the Year as he led the team in wins, innings pitched (218.1) and strikeouts (120)...Established career highs in starts and innings pitched...Produced 15 quality starts...Was the Royals' Opening Day starter for the second straight season, taking a 7-3 loss on 4/2 at New York-AL (5ip, 8h, 5r, 5er, 2bb, 2k, 2hr)...Tossed his only complete game of the season in a 4-1 win on 9/4 at Anaheim, allowing just 3 hits. 2000 Led Kansas City in wins while setting a career high in strikeouts ... Went 10-9 with a 4.78 ERA (212.2ip/113er) in 33 starts and 0-0 with a 12.46 ERA (4.1ip/6er) in two relief appearances ... Allowed a league-high 36 home runs ... Surrendered the second most earned runs in the American League and the fourth-most hits ... Went 2-6 with a 5.84 ERA in the first half of the season and 8-3 with a 3.99 ERA after the break ... Did not earn a decision on Opening Day in Kansas City's 5-4 loss at Toronto ... Allowed one run in 9.0 innings but did not have a decision in Kansas City's 4-1, 11-inning win on 5/8 at Detroit ... Whiffed a career-high nine batters on 5/13 at Cleveland ... Started the first 18 games of the season before working out of the bullpen for two games (7/4 & 7/9) ... Won three consecutive starts from 7/15-25..Notched first complete game on 8/25 at Boston ... Recorded back-to-back complete games to end the season; on 9/21 vs. Anaheim and 9/27 vs. Detroit (also lone shutout) ... Went 0-for-3 at the plate. 1999 Spent first full season with Kansas City ... Tied for the team lead in wins with Jose Rosado ... Allowed an average of just 2.7 walks per 9.0 innings, the American League's 10th best mark ... Opened the season by dropping his first three starts ... Won three straight decisions from 4/29 thru 5/20, allowing a total of six runs in the three games ... Collected his second big-league RBI on 7/18 at Chicago (NL) ... Twirled his first major league shutout on 8/3 at Anaheim ... Recorded his second complete game in next start on 8/9 vs. Boston ... Earned Kansas City Pitcher-of-the-Month honors for June and August ... Dropped his last three starts, allowing a total of 15 runs in 16.1 innings of work ... Kansas City went 14-18 in his 32 starts ... Had 26 double plays turned behind him, the fifth-best mark in the league. 1998 Spent a majority of the season with the Arizona organization ... Began season with the Diamondbacks and lost his first four decisions ... Singled off San Francisco's Mark Gardner for first big-league hit on 4/3 ... Tossed his first career complete game on 5/15 vs. Pittsburgh, his first and only career win in the National League ... Was optioned to Tucson (Diamondbacks' AAA) on 6/2 ... Was recalled by Arizona on 6/26 and optioned back to Tucson on 7/3 ... Picked up first major league stolen base on 7/2 at Wrigley Field ... Was acquired by Kansas City on 9/3 in deal for outfielder Jermaine Allensworth ... Threw 2.2 innings of scoreless relief in his Kansas City debut on 9/9 at Texas ... Tossed 6.0 innings of shutout ball in his first start with Kansas City, but received a no-decision ... on 9/25 vs. Chicago (AL) ... Allowed just one run in four outings after being acquired by the Royals (12.2ip). 1997 Spent majority of the season with Boston, making all but one appearance (9/27 at Toronto) in the Red Sox starting rotatio 1996 Began the season working out of the bullpen with Boston ... Did not allow a run in three appearances (1.2ip) before being optioned to Pawtucket on 4/5 ... Moved to the starting rotation with Pawtucket and went on to lead the International League in complete games ... Whiffed 13 batters on 6/24 at Toledo, the most by a PawSox pitcher in eight seasons since Eric Hetzel also had 13 on 8/8/88 ... Was tied for second in the International League in wins with 10 when he was recalled by Boston n 8/2 ... Lasted just 0.1 of an inning in his last start on 8/19 vs. California ... Made his last appearance in relief on 8/24 vs. Seattle before being placed on the disabled list on 8/25 with a right elbow strain ... Was transferred to the 60-day DL on 9/1 ... Was named Boston's Minor League Pitcher-of-the-Year. 1995 Began season with Trenton (Red Sox' AA) ... Picked up his only shutout on 5/11 at Norwich in game two of a doubleheader (7.0ip/4h/ 2bb/8so) ... Recorded season-high 13 strikeouts on 5/27 at Harrisburg ... Had his contract purchased by Boston on 7/16 ... Lost his major league debut in a start on 7/17 vs. Kansas City (5.2ip/9h/ 3r/3er), surrendering a home run to the first batter he faced (Keith Lockhart) ... At 20 years, six months and 15 days, he was the youngest pitcher to make his Red Sox debut since Mike Garman in 1969 ... He was also the first Boston pitcher to make the jump from Double-A since Jeff Sellers did so on 9/15/85 ... Suffered the loss in his next start while yielding eight runs in 3.1 innings on 7/22 vs. Minnesota ... Was optioned back to Pawtucket on 8/1 and later recalled by the Red Sox on 9/3 ... Earned his first big-league win after tossing 1.2 innings of scoreless relief on 9/17 at Cleveland.

Spent entire season with Sarasota (Red Sox' A) ... Was named the Florida State League's Pitcher-of-the-Week for the weeks of 5/30-6/5 and 8/22-28 ... Tied a league record for wins and led the circuit in strikeouts, setting a Red Sox record.

Began his career at Fort Myers (Red Sox' Rookie) after being selected by Boston in the second round of the June draft.
1994 Spent entire season with Sarasota (Red Sox' A) ... Was named the Florida State League's Pitcher-of-the-Week for the weeks of 5/30-6/5 and 8/22-28 ... Tied a league record for wins and led the circuit in strikeouts, setting a Red Sox record. 1993 Began his career at Fort Myers (Red Sox' Rookie) after being selected by Boston in the second round of the June draft.