The San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms with their second round pick, left-handed pitcher Andrew Suarez, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The deal is worth $1,010,000 million, which is the slot value for the No. 61 overall pick.
Suarez was selected by the Washington Nationals in the second round of last years draft, but was unable to come to terms with the team and went back to the University of Miami for his junior season.
Suarez, 22, has had some injury problems the past couple years, missing most of 2012 due to labrum surgery. He also missed time this year due to an oblique injury.
When he has pitched, Suarez has been an effective pitcher and he figures to be a No. 4 or 5 starter in the big leagues when he is ready.
In 2015, Suarez went 8-1 with a 3.04 ERA and 70/18 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He throws a fastball which is above average, to go along with a slider, curveball and changeup.
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