Jesus Sucre
Jesus Sucre
31-Year-Old CatcherC
Baltimore Orioles
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Sucre began the 2018 season as the Rays' No. 2 catcher behind Wilson Ramos, but due to injuries and Ramos being traded, ended up appearing in a career-high 73 games (52 starts). The 30-year-old likely would have seen more opportunities, but his abysmal .209/.247/.253 slash line led Tampa Bay to spread out playing time behind the plate. Sucre was removed from the 40-man roster in November and it's rather difficult to see him working his way back on, as the Rays have younger options -- Michael Perez and Nick Ciuffo -- to back up Mike Zunino. Whether he remains with Tampa Bay or ends up elsewhere, the best-case scenario for Sucre is likely a backup role due to his defensive capabilities. Otherwise, he seems destined to provide catching depth in the minors to start the year. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Orioles in January of 2019.
Assigned to Triple-A
CBaltimore Orioles  AAA
April 30, 2019
Sucre cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Sucre was designated for assignment Sunday, and after making it through waivers, he chose to accept an assignment with the Tides. The veteran backstop will serve as organizational depth for the Orioles moving forward.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Since 2017vs Left .542 133 13 4 12 0 .192 .242 .300
Since 2017vs Right .602 324 19 4 37 3 .243 .279 .323
2019vs Left .467 24 1 0 0 0 .217 .250 .217
2019vs Right .535 43 2 0 3 0 .205 .279 .256
2018vs Left .443 65 5 1 3 0 .155 .219 .224
2018vs Right .528 133 4 0 14 1 .234 .262 .266
2017vs Left .734 44 7 3 9 0 .231 .273 .462
2017vs Right .689 148 13 4 20 2 .263 .295 .394
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Home/Away Batting Splits
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OPS on Road
OPS at Home
OPS on Road
OPS on Road
Since 2017Home .577 217 20 3 18 3 .228 .282 .294
Since 2017Away .592 240 12 5 31 0 .229 .255 .336
2019Home .564 30 2 0 0 0 .231 .333 .231
2019Away .466 37 1 0 3 0 .194 .216 .250
2018Home .457 88 4 0 5 1 .195 .250 .207
2018Away .535 110 5 1 12 0 .220 .245 .290
2017Home .689 99 14 3 13 2 .258 .296 .393
2017Away .708 93 6 4 16 0 .253 .283 .425
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Stat Review
How does Jesus Sucre compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
After serving as organizational catching depth for the Mariners over the past six seasons, Sucre beat out Luke Maile and Curt Casali for Tampa Bay's backup catching job out of spring training. Sucre served as the backup to Derek Norris to start the year, but after outperforming Norris both offensively and defensively, he stuck around as the team's No. 2 backstop once starting catcher Wilson Ramos returned from the disabled list. The 29-year-old wound up playing in a career-high 69 games, finishing the season with a .256/.289/.409 line, seven homers and 29 RBI in 192 plate appearances -- the best numbers of his career in any season with more than 10 appearances. He's expected to slot in behind Ramos as the Rays' backup catcher; with Ramos entering the season healthy, Sucre figures to see a similarly light workload in 2018.
After years of showing ineptitude against upper-level pitching, Sucre was banished to another season of organizational catching depth for the Mariners. Things started out inauspiciously, as he broke his leg during the offseason and underwent surgery that held him out for much of the 2016 campaign. Once he recovered and began his tenure with Triple-A Tacoma, the 28-year-old showed some signs of life by batting .273 while striking out just 14.4 percent of the time, although these improvements are mostly nullified given that he's older than many of the players still in the minor leagues. He got a few at-bats in the major leagues and held his own surprisingly well, going 12-for-25 with two doubles and a home run. This production was likely just an anomaly given his ridiculously high .579 BABIP. With the Mariners trading him to the Rays over the offseason, Sucre appears to be destined for an organizational depth role with Curt Casali and Luke Maile competing for playing time until Wilson Ramos is ready for action.
Sucre usually functions as an emergency catcher stashed at Triple-A, but last year he was pressed into everyday duty when Mike Zunino was demoted late in the season. He is a decent receiver but absolutely can't hit a lick -- he had the lowest average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage of any major leaguer with at least 140 plate appearances last season. He'll be back at Triple-A this season as the Mariners stocked their catching corps in the offseason with Chris Iannetta and Steve Clevenger, affording Zunino an opportunity to return to the minors and learn how to hit.
Sucre was called up last July to replace John Buck as the backup to Mike Zunino. Sucre is pretty much a zero at the plate – in 64 plate appearances last season he failed to draw a walk and struck out in 26.6% of his plate appearances. He's a decent catcher, but the Mariners likely will sign a free agent backup, sending Sucre back to Triple-A Tacoma.
Sucre served as a placeholder for the Mariners last season between the demotion of Jesus Montero and the promotion of Mike Zunino. In his short stay he managed to suffer a hand injury and never made it back to the big leagues. Sucre is a decent catcher, but he has no bat. The Mariners likely will sign a backup catcher, giving Sucre little shot at making the roster. He will likely be sent to Triple-A Tacoma as insurance in case injuries strike the catching corps this season.
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Designated for assignment
CBaltimore Orioles  AAA
April 28, 2019
Sucre was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Sunday.
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Situated on bench
CBaltimore Orioles  AAA
April 24, 2019
Sucre is not in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Not in lineup
CBaltimore Orioles  AAA
April 22, 2019
Sucre is not starting Monday against the White Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Situated on bench
CBaltimore Orioles  AAA
April 18, 2019
Sucre is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Sits out Saturday
CBaltimore Orioles  AAA
April 13, 2019
Sucre is not starting Saturday against the Red Sox, Rich Dubroff of reports.
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