Jesus Sucre
Jesus Sucre
30-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.
Situated on bench
CBaltimore Orioles
April 18, 2019
Sucre is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Sucre will head to the bench for what appears to be a routine day off after starting the past four games behind the dish. Pedro Severino will start at catcher and hit eighth in this one.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+12%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+33%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+19%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .541 126 13 4 12 0 .186 .240 .301
Since 2017vs Right .607 314 19 4 37 3 .247 .278 .329
2019vs Left .423 17 1 0 0 0 .188 .235 .188
2019vs Right .563 33 2 0 3 0 .226 .273 .290
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
Since 2017
 
 
+5%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+17%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .572 204 20 3 18 3 .226 .276 .296
Since 2017Away .602 236 12 5 31 0 .233 .260 .342
2019Home .494 17 2 0 0 0 .200 .294 .200
2019Away .524 33 1 0 3 0 .219 .242 .281
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.
BB/K
0.38
 
BB Rate
6.0%
 
K Rate
16.0%
 
BABIP
.256
 
ISO
.043
 
AVG
.213
 
OBP
.260
 
SLG
.255
 
OPS
.515
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Sits out Saturday
CBaltimore Orioles
April 13, 2019
Sucre is not starting Saturday against the Red Sox, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
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Rests in series finale
CBaltimore Orioles
April 11, 2019
Sucre is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Out of lineup
CBaltimore Orioles
April 6, 2019
Sucre is out of the lineup Saturday against the Yankees.
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Heads to bench
CBaltimore Orioles
April 3, 2019
Sucre is not starting Wednesday against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Collects three RBI
CBaltimore Orioles
March 30, 2019
Sucre went 3-for-4 with a double, a run and three RBI in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Yankees.
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