Who Should I Draft?

Kurt Suzuki or Austin Barnes (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Austin Barnes
C,2B - LAD
Austin Barnes
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
15 of 27 experts
44%
Recommended by
12 of 27 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 228# 223
Best Rank# 122# 154
Worst Rank# 273# 321
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 340# 321
Best Rank# 305# 301
Worst Rank# 429# 388
   
Projections 
   
Runs3442
Home Runs108
RBI4134
Stolen Bases06
Batting Average.267.238
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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# 246# 312
   
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# 122# 159
   
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# 233# 249
   
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# 166
   
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# 162# 190
   
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# 194# 201
   
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# 195
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 226# 235
   
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FantasyPros
# 242
   
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# 229# 231
   
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# 227# 237
   
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# 235# 237
   
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# 231# 242
   
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# 229# 321
   
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# 178# 188
   
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# 262# 261
   
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RotoBaller
# 273# 197
   
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# 167
   
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# 168
   
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# 170
   
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# 189
   
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# 200
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 230
   
  Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Austin Barnes
C,2B - LAD
Austin Barnes
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats347200
   
Runs4532
   
Hits9441
   
Singles5832
   
Doubles245
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs124
   
RBI5014
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks2231
   
Strikeouts4367
   
Batting Average.271.205
   
On Base Pct.333.329
   
Slugging Pct.444.290
   
On-base Plus Slugging.776.619
   
  Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Austin Barnes
C,2B - LAD
Austin Barnes
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats278306
   
Runs3442
   
Hits7473
   
Singles4751
   
Doubles1614
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs108
   
RBI4134
   
Stolen Bases06
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks1742
   
Strikeouts4078
   
Batting Average.267.238
   
On Base Pct.310.330
   
Slugging Pct.440.365
   
On-base Plus Slugging.750.695
   
  Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Austin Barnes
C,2B - LAD
Austin Barnes
News 
 Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was fifth of the season and third in as many days.
Mike Maher
Mon, May 6th
The Dodgers activated Austin Barnes (groin) off the IL on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 6th
 Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit three-run home run in Saturday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 5th
The Dodgers have placed Austin Barnes on the 10-day IL with a groin strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 27th
 Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the San Francisco Giants. The homer was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Apr 18th
Austin Barnes went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI as the Dodgers beat the Pirates 10-2 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 25th
 Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Monday against the Phillies.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Apr 9th
Austin Barnes went 2-for-3 with two singles in the Dodgers' 6-0 win over the Reds on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 18th
  Austin Barnes went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored as the Dodgers beat the Braves 9-4 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 9th
Notes 
 Suzuki has been useful the last two seasons with a .276 batting average, 31 HRs and 100 RBIs in 623 at-bats, but his playing time is expected to take a hit as he likely backs up Yan Gomes in Washington. Even so, he is better than punting the position altogether.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 
 There's nothing sexy about drafting Sukuzi, a 35-year old journeyman backstop who's never hit 20 home runs and may not even be the Nationals' quote-unquote "starter" behind the plate. But thanks to a bit of pop and very good contact skills for a catcher, Suzuki has quietly finished as a top-11 fantasy catcher in fewer than 400 plate appearances in each of the last two seasons. It remains to be seen how playing time will be divided between Suzuki and Yan Gomes in Washington, but between catching and even getting the occasional start at first base, Suzuki could get enough playing time to once again sneak into the starting catcher conversation in 12-team leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros