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Anthony Rendon or Eugenio Suarez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
51 of 59 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 35
Best Rank# 19# 25
Worst Rank# 56# 65
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 55
Best Rank# 39# 52
Worst Rank# 45# 57
   
Projections 
   
Runs8783
Home Runs2430
RBI9395
Stolen Bases54
Batting Average.294.268
   
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  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats529527
   
Runs8879
   
Hits163149
   
Singles9391
   
Doubles4422
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2434
   
RBI92104
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5564
   
Strikeouts82142
   
Batting Average.308.283
   
On Base Pct.374.366
   
Slugging Pct.535.526
   
On-base Plus Slugging.909.892
   
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats544547
   
Runs8783
   
Hits160146
   
Singles9589
   
Doubles4026
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2430
   
RBI9395
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks6566
   
Strikeouts90143
   
Batting Average.294.268
   
On Base Pct.370.347
   
Slugging Pct.506.488
   
On-base Plus Slugging.876.835
   
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
News 
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-3 with three walks and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Marlins. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 22nd
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 17th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, three RBI, two runs scored, and two walks in Thursday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk and three RBI in Thursday’s 11-5 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Twins.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's win over Arizona.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in Friday's loss to Arizona.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
Notes 
 Every single season, fantasy owners draft Rendon in the fourth or fifth round and every single year he outproduces that draft value. 2018 was no different, as he hit .308 with 24 homers, 92 RBIs and 88 runs scored in just 136 games. Don't make the mistake of letting him slip by you in the fourth again this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
In the first half last year, Suarez was sensational, hitting 19 homers with 71 RBIs while batting .312. The second half wasn't as pretty, so we may see him take a step back in 2019, but you can still bank on 30+ homers and around 100 RBIs with a decent batting average
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Rendon was the only third baseman to hit over .300 last season, and one of four third baseman to accomplish that feat in 2017. He's as good a bet for batting average as it gets at the position, and is also fully capable of delivering 25 home runs with good run and RBI totals. His stolen base totals have evaporated over the last couple years, but that shouldn't prevent him from again being a top-40 overall hitter in standard roto and categories leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Suarez was among the league leaders in hard contact rate last season, and the result was a career high .283 batting average, 34 home runs, and 104 RBIs. His BABIP and HR/FB rate were both a little inflated, so some regression should be expected to his average and power output. Look for him to hit closer to his .264 career mark, while hitting around 30 homers and again driving in plenty of runs in an improved Reds lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Diminishing speed and non-elite power make Rendon boring, but he's still a tremendous hitter who has batted above .300 and slugged over .500 in each of the last two seasons. After missing time with a bruised toe earlier in 2018, he posted a .391 wOBA (a mark matched by Jose Ramirez and Nolan Arenado all season) since the start of June. Stealing twice in three tries is a major bummer, but don't underestimate the worth of a .300, 25-homer hitter who could offer 90-100 runs and RBI apiece in the heart of Washington's lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
One of the game's most underappreciated stars, Suarez leveraged a massive hard-hit uptick into a career-high 34 homers. Yet his fly-ball rate (37.1%) stayed exactly the same as 2017, when he circled the bases 26 times. He's likely to split the difference, and a subpar second half (.245/.322/.463) will only fuel more skepticism. Yet it'd be foolish to ignore the other MVP-caliber half (.312/.399/.574). The 27-year-old third baseman could still offer a .275 average with around 30 homers and strong counting numbers around pick 50.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros