Who Should I Draft?

Corey Seager or J.T. Realmuto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 49
Best Rank# 27# 23
Worst Rank# 98# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 69# 46
Best Rank# 56# 38
Worst Rank# 90# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs8772
Home Runs2222
RBI7776
Stolen Bases45
Batting Average.288.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 43# 52
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 52
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 61# 107
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 32# 72
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 60
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 36# 47
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 66
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 35# 61
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 42# 51
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 58# 64
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 27# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 61
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 61
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 52# 53
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 36# 54
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 57# 72
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 40# 52
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 44# 81
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 41
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 50# 61
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 56# 58
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 83
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 52# 85
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 43# 44
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 42
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 38# 75
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 47# 49
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 38# 64
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 43# 48
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 36# 56
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 49# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 46
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 38# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 40
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 47# 25
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 47# 43
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 43
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 49# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 51# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 52# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 53# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 56
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 61# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 64# 59
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 68# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 76# 23
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 78# 52
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 78# 55
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 83# 50
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 98# 79
   
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats101477
   
Runs1374
   
Hits27132
   
Singles1978
   
Doubles530
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs221
   
RBI1374
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks1138
   
Strikeouts17104
   
Batting Average.267.277
   
On Base Pct.348.340
   
Slugging Pct.396.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.744.825
   
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats546497
   
Runs8772
   
Hits157138
   
Singles10083
   
Doubles3329
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2222
   
RBI7776
   
Stolen Bases45
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks5837
   
Strikeouts115106
   
Batting Average.288.277
   
On Base Pct.357.327
   
Slugging Pct.475.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.832.807
   
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
News 
 Seager (hamstring) was officially placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 13th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto left Saturday's game against the Atlanta Braves one inning after being hit by a foul tip off the bat of Freddie Freeman in the groin. He was replaced at catcher by Andrew Knapp.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 Corey Seager could miss several weeks with the hamstring injury he suffered in Tuesday night's loss to the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base in Friday's loss to the Braves. The steal was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 Corey Seager exited Tuesday night's game against the Angels in the 9th inning after suffering an apparent left hamstring injury. He was rounding third base when he immediately pulled up and reached for the back of his left hamstring. He went 3-for-4 on the night before the injury.
Clinton Ho - FantasyPros
Wed, Jun 12th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks in Saturday's win over the Reds. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
 Corey Seager went 7-for-12 with four RBI in the weekend series against the Giants.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's win over the Reds.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Corey Seager went 2-for-5 with a double as the Dodgers fell to the D'Backs 3-2 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in Monday's loss to the San Diego Padres. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 4th
Notes 
 It can be easy to forget that as a rookie in 2016, Seager was not only the rookie of the year, but an MVP finalist. He was plenty useful in 2017 fantasy baseball too, but missed most of 2018 with Tommy John surgery and hip surgery. He should be ready to roll by opening day so while there is some risk, consider that he is still just 24 so we may not have seen his best yet
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Realmuto's .277 batting average with 21 homers and 74 RBIs doesn't seem all that impressive, but the fact of the matter is that he blew the rest of the catcher scene away with those numbers. Realmuto is as safe as it comes at the position and should produce far above the lousy replacement level once again. This is especially true now that he has been traded to a great hitter's ballpark in Philly. Don't hesitate to reach for him so you don't get stuck with an awful catcher
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Seager is a former top prospect whose career got off to a great start before being derailed by injuries. He missed most of last season following Tommy John surgery, but should be ready to go for 2019. Seager is not much of a threat on the base paths, but he has shown the ability to hit around 25 home runs with a plus batting average, and his power could still be developing at age 24. He's an upside pick who could be undervalued coming off a lost season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Already last year's top catcher with room to spare, Realmuto's value rises substantially after getting traded to the Phillies. Depending on his spot in the batting order, an upgraded lineup should yield a major rise in runs and/or RBI. He also goes from the worst park for right-handed power to the second-best behind Coors Field, so he could potentially expand upon 2018's career-high 21 homers. A fade before the move, drafters should now take a closer look at Realmuto to avoid the catching cesspool.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 After undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery, Seager also had arthroscopic surgery on his hip in August. He's optimistic about his Opening Day availability, but drafters are still proceeding with caution. It doesn't help that he has never offered more than 26 homers or four steals in a single season. Let's not forget, however, that the 24-year-old shortstop is a career .302/.374/.494 hitter. There's plenty of profit potential if he returns healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Realmuto doesn't possess the pure upside of Gary Sanchez, but he may still be the better pick in fantasy drafts. In moving from Miami to Philadelphia, he gets a massive upgrade in both his home ballpark and supporting cast, setting him up to establish new career highs in the counting stats (HR, RBIs, runs). Realmuto is also a good bet to lead all catchers in plate appearances, thanks to both his durability and the possibility that he sees the occasional start at first base when he isn't behind the plate.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros