Who Should I Draft?

Tucker Barnhart or Kurt Suzuki (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
30 of 38 experts
21%
Recommended by
8 of 38 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 197# 226
Best Rank# 127# 122
Worst Rank# 320# 273
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 285# 340
Best Rank# 258# 305
Worst Rank# 316# 429
   
Projections 
   
Runs4534
Home Runs910
RBI4741
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.255.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 166
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 185
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 184
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 192# 225
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 166
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 183# 233
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 174
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 127# 166
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 129# 218
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 168
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 196
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 198
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 179# 194
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 182
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 183# 226
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 174
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 256# 273
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 174# 210
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 158# 242
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 225# 229
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 207
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 179
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 231# 235
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 199# 231
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 184
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 169# 177
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 179
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 168# 178
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 146
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 165
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 141# 122
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 163# 162
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 201# 195
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 207# 192
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 257# 229
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 279# 246
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 320# 262
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 227
   
  Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats460347
   
Runs5045
   
Hits11494
   
Singles8058
   
Doubles2124
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs1012
   
RBI4650
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks5422
   
Strikeouts9643
   
Batting Average.248.271
   
On Base Pct.328.333
   
Slugging Pct.372.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.699.776
   
  Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats423278
   
Runs4534
   
Hits10874
   
Singles7447
   
Doubles2216
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs910
   
RBI4741
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks4617
   
Strikeouts8440
   
Batting Average.255.267
   
On Base Pct.328.310
   
Slugging Pct.382.440
   
On-base Plus Slugging.710.750
   
  Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
News 
 Tucker Barnhart went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and also drew a walk as the Reds fell to the Nationals 17-7.
Brandon Plutner
Wed, Aug 14th
Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-5 with a walk-off three-run home run and four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 4th
 Tucker Barnhart went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs, three runs scored, and a walk Tuesday against the Angels.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 7th
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
 Tucker Barnhart went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored, and a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Braves.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 4th
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
 Tucker Barnhart went 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 28th
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
 The Reds activated Tucker Barnhart (oblique) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 26th
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
Notes 
 Barnhart doesn't have the best bat, but his elite defense will keep him on the field for nearly 500 at-bats again. In a killer Red's lineup, that should be plenty to get him the counting stats he needs to be draftable.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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