Who Should I Draft?

Willians Astudillo or Kurt Suzuki (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
26 of 35 experts
26%
Recommended by
9 of 35 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 203# 226
Best Rank# 135# 122
Worst Rank# 291# 273
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 282# 340
Best Rank# 255# 305
Worst Rank# 361# 429
   
Projections 
   
Runs2534
Home Runs710
RBI3041
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.283.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 168
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 216# 233
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 141# 218
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 221
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 196
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 141# 162
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 177# 194
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 205
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 214# 226
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 174
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 167
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 161
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 225# 273
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 180# 242
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 180
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 228# 229
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 216# 227
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 189# 262
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 157
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 192
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 233# 235
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 222# 231
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 153
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 188# 229
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 135
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 178
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 157# 122
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 179# 178
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 199# 192
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 238# 210
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 240# 225
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 291# 246
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 166
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 177
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 195
   
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats93347
   
Runs945
   
Hits3394
   
Singles2558
   
Doubles424
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs312
   
RBI2150
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks222
   
Strikeouts343
   
Batting Average.355.271
   
On Base Pct.371.333
   
Slugging Pct.516.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.887.776
   
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats221278
   
Runs2534
   
Hits6274
   
Singles4247
   
Doubles1116
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs710
   
RBI3041
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks817
   
Strikeouts1640
   
Batting Average.283.267
   
On Base Pct.308.310
   
Slugging Pct.440.440
   
On-base Plus Slugging.748.750
   
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
News 
 Willians Astudillo, placed on the injured list in late June, will remain out until September, per MLBTradeRumors.
Joey Oliver
Mon, Aug 12th
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
 The Twins placed Willians Astudillo on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a left oblique strain. The team called up LaMonte Wade from Triple-A.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 27th
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
 Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 9-4 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 20th
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
 The Twins reinstated Willians Astudillo (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 12th
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 Minnesota Twins placed catcher Willians Astudillo on the 10-day injured list after he pulled his hamstring while running the bases on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 27th
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 
 It is tempting to draft everyone's favorite short chubby catcher, but the fact of the matter is that he likely won't even open the season on the big league club. There is some intrigue here if/when he gets called up, but until then, he belongs on the waivers.
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
 The legend of Astudillo will only continue to grow. Brandishing a stat page more in line with a 1918 player, the contact machine recorded 85 walks and 81 strikeouts in 2,461 career minor league plate appearances. After turning heads with eight homers in the Venezuelan League, he opened camp by taking Twins ace Jose Berrios yard. Although unlikely to open the season as the starting catcher, he could piece together plate appearances in a utility role. Those odds diminished, however, after the Twins signed Marwin Gonzalez. He's a fun pick at a gloomy position who would hit for average with decent power if given the chance.
Andrew Gould - 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
 With a strikeout rate below five percent at every level of the minors -- and during his 30 game cup of coffee with the Twins last year -- Astudillo has the kind of high-level contact skills that can make him an asset in batting average, particularly at the weak-hitting catcher position. He could also pop 15 home runs if given regular at-bats, but it's his at-bat total that is the big question. Astudillo isn't guaranteed a roster spot, let alone a starting job, but if he can find a way to reach 300+ plate appearances, he will be an intriguing dark horse candidate to finish as a top-12 catcher in mixed leagues. He's worth monitoring closely in Spring Training.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros