Who Should I Draft?

Kurt Suzuki or Eric Thames (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Eric Thames
1B,LF,RF - MIL
Eric Thames
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
14 of 27 experts
48%
Recommended by
13 of 27 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 228# 233
Best Rank# 122# 81
Worst Rank# 273# 297
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 340# 398
Best Rank# 305# 307
Worst Rank# 429# 427
   
Projections 
   
Runs3442
Home Runs1015
RBI4139
Stolen Bases04
Batting Average.267.236
   
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  Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Eric Thames
1B,LF,RF - MIL
Eric Thames
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats347247
   
Runs4541
   
Hits9454
   
Singles5825
   
Doubles2410
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs1216
   
RBI5037
   
Stolen Bases07
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2229
   
Strikeouts4397
   
Batting Average.271.219
   
On Base Pct.333.306
   
Slugging Pct.444.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.776.784
   
  Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Eric Thames
1B,LF,RF - MIL
Eric Thames
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats278256
   
Runs3442
   
Hits7460
   
Singles4731
   
Doubles1613
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1015
   
RBI4139
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks1733
   
Strikeouts4088
   
Batting Average.267.236
   
On Base Pct.310.324
   
Slugging Pct.440.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.750.805
   
  Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Eric Thames
1B,LF,RF - MIL
Eric Thames
News 
 Kurt Suzuki went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 6th
Eric Thames went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI, a double, and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jul 13th
 Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 5th
Eric Thames went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run Tuesday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jul 3rd
 Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a double, solo home run, and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 28th
Eric Thames went 1-for-2 with a go ahead solo home run in Sunday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 1st
 Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 21st
Eric Thames went 2-for-4 with a triple, a solo home run, and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 30th
 Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki left Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks after being hit in the neck while attempting to block a pitch and reportedly felt dizzy, but he has been cleared by a team physician, according to Mark Zuckerman on Twitter.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
Eric Thames went 1-for-2 with an RBI double and a walk in Friday's loss to the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 29th
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