Jesus Sucre
Jesus Sucre
30-Year-Old CatcherC
Baltimore Orioles
Injury Not Injury Related
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
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Orioles in January of 2019.
Stuck in Venezuela with visa delay
CBaltimore Orioles  NRI
Not Injury Related
February 13, 2019
Sucre has not reported to spring training yet due to visa issues, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
The political turmoil going on in Sucre's home country of Venezuela has delayed the visa process for multiple players, Sucre included. This doesn't project to be a long-term issue, though no clear timetable for his return to the United States has been outlined at this time.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
Since 2016vs Left .673 115 13 5 16 0 .225 .281 .392
Since 2016vs Right .629 304 20 4 35 3 .256 .291 .338
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
2016vs Left 2.800 6 1 1 4 0 1.000 1.000 1.800
2016vs Right .835 23 3 0 1 0 .350 .435 .400
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OPS at Home
Since 2016Home .624 201 19 3 20 3 .247 .300 .324
Since 2016Away .655 218 14 6 31 0 .249 .277 .378
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
2016Home 1.279 14 1 0 2 0 .545 .643 .636
2016Away 1.181 15 3 1 3 0 .429 .467 .714
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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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Signs MiLB deal with Orioles
CBaltimore Orioles  NRI
February 1, 2019
Sucre signed a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training with the Orioles on Friday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
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Removed from 40-man roster
CTampa Bay Rays  NRI
November 1, 2018
Sucre was outrighted to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Not in lineup Sunday
CTampa Bay Rays  NRI
September 30, 2018
Sucre is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Hits first homer of 2018
CTampa Bay Rays  NRI
September 22, 2018
Sucre went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.
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Red-hot over last two games
CTampa Bay Rays  NRI
September 20, 2018
Sucre is 5-for-8 with a double and two runs over his last two games, raising his average 22 points to .208 in the process.
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