Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Eugenio Suarez (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Javier Baez
2B,3B,SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Recommended by
55 of 56 experts
Recommended by
1 of 56 experts
ECR# 18# 35
Best Rank# 6# 25
Worst Rank# 33# 65
Composite# 18# 55
Best Rank# 16# 52
Worst Rank# 23# 57
Home Runs3030
Stolen Bases174
Batting Average.276.268
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 15# 48
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 52
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Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 37
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# 16# 64
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# 10# 36
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# 14# 28
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The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 46
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# 18# 31
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# 16# 57
Grey Albright
# 6# 38
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 39
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 11# 31
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 37
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The Athletic
# 19# 28
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# 9# 50
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The Athletic
# 18# 56
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CBS Sports
# 24# 53
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# 9# 29
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# 21# 37
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# 19# 30
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# 13# 65
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# 29# 47
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The Athletic
# 15# 60
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# 18# 30
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The Athletic
# 17# 32
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 41
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# 7# 47
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 48
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# 33# 52
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# 19# 35
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# 33# 54
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# 21# 35
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# 18# 31
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# 21# 29
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# 15# 32
Justin Mason
# 22# 35
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 36
Jason Johnson
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# 15# 57
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# 6# 31
Dan Harris
# 22# 29
Pierre Camus
# 22# 30
Andrew Seifter
# 14# 43
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 36
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 11# 35
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 18# 35
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# 22# 42
Mick Ciallela
# 19# 50
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 29# 30
Ariel Cohen
# 18# 42
Austin Bristow II
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# 19# 25
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 39
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Fake Teams
# 32# 31
  Javier Baez
2B,3B,SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2018 Stats 
At Bats606527
Home Runs3434
Stolen Bases211
Caught Stealing91
Batting Average.290.283
On Base Pct.326.366
Slugging Pct.555.526
On-base Plus Slugging.881.892
  Javier Baez
2B,3B,SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2019 Projections 
At Bats582547
Home Runs3030
Stolen Bases174
Caught Stealing62
Batting Average.276.268
On Base Pct.315.347
Slugging Pct.507.488
On-base Plus Slugging.822.835
  Javier Baez
2B,3B,SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
 Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in the Cubs' 5-3 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Astros on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
 Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a triple, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Cubs' 7-4 win over the Mets on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Jun 21st
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' 7-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
 Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with a single, a steal, and a run scored in the Cubs' 7-3 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 20th
Eugenio Suarez went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 Javier Baez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in the Cubs'10-1 win over the Rockies' on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 13th
Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez is starting at third base and batting third for Friday's matchup against the Washington Nationals.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
 Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Cubs' 3-1 win over the Cardinals on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
Eugenio Suarez left Wednesday's game versus the Pirates after getting hit by a pitch on the hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 29th
 Baez was excellent last year, hitting 34 homers with 21 steals, 101 runs and a league-leading 111 RBIs. While he is surely a star, every projection model sees those numbers regressing in 2019, especially his batting average which was propped up by a .347 BABIP
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
 Baez fits into a similar category of player as Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The biggest risk for Baez is that his elevated strikeout rate leads to some regression in last season's .290 batting average. He also may not run quite as much after stealing just three bases in the second half last year. Still, Baez should be able to at least produce a .270-30-15 kind of season, which would be enough to keep him among the elite fantasy options at shortstop.
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
 Despite recording the second-worst swinging strike (18.2%) and outside-swing (45.5%) rates, Baez managed to hit .290. Among 17 hitters with a contact rate of 70.0% or lower in at least 300 plate appearances, Aaron Judge was the only one besides Baez to bat above .266. That's a better baseline for 2019. Given his middling 4.5 walk %, he might not reach base enough to steal another 21 bases. Don't pay full freight for an encore.
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