Yan Gomes

Yan Gomes

C - WSH
Age: 32College: Barry, FLBats: RThrows: R

Next Game

WSH @ STL
M. Mikolas #49
Tue, 9/17 7:45pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #243
Projection (?) 1.9 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
9%
 
ESPN
5%

Eligibility

Yahoo C
ESPN C
CBS C

Gomes' 2018 (.266, 16 HR, 48 RBI, 52 runs) was enough to make him a top-10 catcher last season. Yet he's splitting 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.

Gomes' limitations as a hitter are well known at this point, but he does appear to be ahead of Kurt Suzuki in the pecking order for playing time in Washington. Suzuki has the more fantasy-friendly skill set, so it's looking likely that neither Nationals backstop will be a reliable fantasy option in 12-team mixed leagues this year.