Who Should I Draft?

Yan Gomes or Kurt Suzuki (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
24 of 37 experts
35%
Recommended by
13 of 37 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 200# 228
Best Rank# 113# 122
Worst Rank# 334# 273
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 264# 340
Best Rank# 207# 305
Worst Rank# 301# 429
   
Projections 
   
Runs3734
Home Runs1210
RBI4241
Stolen Bases00
Batting Average.242.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 167
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 188
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 153# 225
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 174
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 195# 233
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 176
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 213
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 155# 218
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 113
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 213
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 187
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 212
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 195# 226
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 202
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 155
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 185
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 127
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 171# 273
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 176
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 154# 262
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 168# 235
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 212# 231
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 128
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 189
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 156# 122
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 177# 162
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 208# 178
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 209# 192
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 223# 210
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 228# 194
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 235# 229
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 246# 227
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 247# 229
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 334# 246
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 166
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 195
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 242
   
  Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats403347
   
Runs5245
   
Hits10794
   
Singles6558
   
Doubles2624
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1612
   
RBI4850
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2122
   
Strikeouts11943
   
Batting Average.266.271
   
On Base Pct.313.333
   
Slugging Pct.449.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.762.776
   
  Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats318278
   
Runs3734
   
Hits7774
   
Singles4747
   
Doubles1616
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1210
   
RBI4241
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1917
   
Strikeouts9140
   
Batting Average.242.267
   
On Base Pct.285.310
   
Slugging Pct.412.440
   
On-base Plus Slugging.698.750
   
  Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
Kurt Suzuki
C - WSH
Kurt Suzuki
News 
 Yan Gomes was removed from Monday's game against the Brewers with a left forearm contusion after he was hit by a pitch by Jhoulys Chacin.
Dan Harris
Mon, May 6th
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
 Nationals catcher Yan Gomes went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's loss to the San Diego Padres. The homer was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Apr 27th
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
 Washington catcher Yan Gomes went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his first of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Apr 9th
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
 Yan Gomes went 1-for-4 with the double, a run scored and a strikeout.
Kari Thomas
Sun, Mar 31st
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
  Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Monday against the Phillies.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Apr 9th
Notes 
 Gomes was one of only two catchers last year to bat .266 with 50+ runs scored. That may not feel like much, but the catching position is rough. He'll add 15 homers too, making him a top 10 fantasy catching option this year.
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
 Gomes' 2018 (.266, 16 HR, 48 RBI, 52 runs) was enough to make him a top-10 catcher last season. Yet he's now going to split time in Washington with Kurt Suzuki, who posted similar numbers (.271, 12 HR, 50 RBI, 45 runs) in a timeshare for the Braves. That makes both of them solid second catchers who can fill is as a one-catcher stopgap if the other one gets hurt.
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