Eugenio Suarez

Eugenio Suarez

3B - CIN
Age: 28Bats: RThrows: R

Next Game

CIN @ CHC
A. Mills #184
Tue, 7/16 8:05pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #40
Projection (?) 3.4 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
94%
 
ESPN
94%

Eligibility

Yahoo 3B
ESPN 3B
CBS 3B

Suarez has been great over the last few seasons and while he may have slowed down in the first half this year, there is nothing wrong with a guy who bats .250 if he is hitting 35 bombs with 100 RBIs which is the pace Suarez is on going into the break.

One of the game's most underappreciated stars, Suarez leveraged a massive hard-hit uptick into a career-high 34 homers last season. He's on pace to top it with 19 dingers in 82 games. Yet his .255/.334/.493 slash line is down across the board after posting a .252 wOBA in June. As of June 4, his slash line (.280/.358/.540) is right in line with 2017, and his strikeout and walk rates are almost identical. More strikeouts and way more pop-ups explain the drop in batting average. At least he opened July on a brighter note, homering twice in the month's first contest. The 27-year-old third baseman could still hit for a solid clip with another 35 homers and strong counting numbers.

Suarez was never all that likely to match last season's .283 batting average, but he looks fully capable of matching the 34 home runs he hit in 2018. He's still a solid fantasy option, but fantasy owners should view last season as his best-case scenario.