Wladimir A. Sutil Blanco
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 155 lb.
Wladimir Sutil was a minor league infielder from 2004 to 2013.
The 5'10", 155-pound Sutil was signed by scout Andres Reiner for the Houston Astros in May 2003. He began his professional career in 2003 with Venoco (VSL), posting a .266/.378/.370 line. He came stateside in 2004 with the Greeneville Astros, hitting .298 with 24 stolen bases in 53 games. He split 2005 between the Tri-City ValleyCats (59 games) and Lexington Legends (nine games), hitting a combined .319 with 15 stolen bases in 68 games.
In 2006, he played for the Legends (60 games) and Salem Avalanche (29 games), hitting .257 with 28 stolen bases in 89 games. He spent all of 2007 with the Avalanche, hitting .272 with a career-high 36 stolen bases in 112 games. With the Avalanche (21 games) and Corpus Christi Hooks (93 games) in 2008, Sutil hit .261 with 28 stolen bases in 114 games. He spent all of 2009 with the Hooks, hitting .273 with 19 stolen bases in 125 games. In 2010, Sutil hit .262 with 23 stolen bases in 119 games between Corpus Christi and the Triple-A Round Rock Express, hitting .237 in 45 games in his first foray at that level. Between Corpus Christi and the Oklahoma RedHawks - the Astros' new Triple-A team - in 2011, Sutil hit .269 with 15 stolen bases in 84 games.
He signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a minor league free agent in 2012, hitting .222 with 6 stolen bases in a backup role for the Mobile BayBears and Triple-A Reno Aces. He joined the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the independent Atlantic League for 2013 and hit .240 with 11 stolen bases in 110 games.
Overall, he hit .266 with 880 hits, 205 stolen bases and only 340 strikeouts in 974 games over 10 seasons.
Sutil became a coach with the Greeneville Astros in 2014 & 2016 and in-between coached the GCL Astros. He then managed the GCL Astros in 2017-2019. Sutil was set to manage the Tri-City ValleyCats in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19. He managed the FCL Astros in 2021, then became the development coach for the Sugar Land Space Cowboys in 2022.
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|2017||GCL Astros||Gulf Coast League||27-27||10th||Houston Astros|
|2018||GCL Astros||Gulf Coast League||27-28||9th||Houston Astros|
|2019||GCL Astros||Gulf Coast League||25-26||10th||Houston Astros|
|2021||FCL Astros||Florida Complex League||28-28||7th||Houston Astros|