Who Should I Draft?

Kurt Suzuki or Austin Hedges (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Austin Hedges
C - SD
Austin Hedges
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
16 of 25 experts
36%
Recommended by
9 of 25 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 228# 240
Best Rank# 122# 158
Worst Rank# 273# 319
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 340# 323
Best Rank# 305# 276
Worst Rank# 429# 352
   
Projections 
   
Runs3434
Home Runs1015
RBI4142
Stolen Bases03
Batting Average.267.233
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brad Richter
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# 246# 293
   
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RotoChamp
# 122# 185
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 233# 258
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 166
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 162# 200
   
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The Athletic
# 194# 236
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 195
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 226
   
Andrea LaMont
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# 192# 206
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 273# 319
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 210
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 242
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 229# 237
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 227
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 231# 232
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 229# 290
   
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FanGraphs
# 178# 171
   
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CBS Sports
# 218# 158
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 225# 213
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 235# 232
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 262# 239
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 166
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 198
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 213
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 224
   
  Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Austin Hedges
C - SD
Austin Hedges
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats347303
   
Runs4529
   
Hits9470
   
Singles5840
   
Doubles2414
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1214
   
RBI5037
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2221
   
Strikeouts4390
   
Batting Average.271.231
   
On Base Pct.333.282
   
Slugging Pct.444.429
   
On-base Plus Slugging.776.711
   
  Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Austin Hedges
C - SD
Austin Hedges
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats278316
   
Runs3434
   
Hits7474
   
Singles4744
   
Doubles1615
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1015
   
RBI4142
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks1721
   
Strikeouts4088
   
Batting Average.267.233
   
On Base Pct.310.281
   
Slugging Pct.440.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.750.705
   
  Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Austin Hedges
C - SD
Austin Hedges
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
Austin Hedges went 2-for-6 with a double, a walk, and two RBI as the Padres beat the Rockies 16-12 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Austin Hedges hit a walk-off single on Friday as the Padres beat the Nationals 5-4.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
 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 Hedges went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI as the Padres fell to the Yankees on Memorial Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 27th
 Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Monday against the Phillies.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Apr 9th
Austin Hedges went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 18th
  Austin Hedges went hitless in three at bats on Wednesday versus the Mets.
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
Hedges is no help in the batting average department, but he has enough power (32 homers in his last 700 at-bats) that he warrants a late-round pick if you still need a catcher. If he gets traded mid-season to clear up room for Mejia, Hedges could see a bump in his offensive production away from San Diego's ballpark.
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