Who Should I Draft?

Eddie Rosario or J.T. Realmuto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 50
Best Rank# 28# 23
Worst Rank# 76# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 80# 46
Best Rank# 72# 38
Worst Rank# 100# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs8572
Home Runs2522
RBI8376
Stolen Bases95
Batting Average.282.277
   
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# 46# 49
   
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# 71# 72
   
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# 59# 60
   
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  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats559477
   
Runs8774
   
Hits161132
   
Singles10478
   
Doubles3130
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2421
   
RBI7774
   
Stolen Bases83
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3038
   
Strikeouts104104
   
Batting Average.288.277
   
On Base Pct.323.340
   
Slugging Pct.479.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.825
   
  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats576497
   
Runs8572
   
Hits162138
   
Singles10283
   
Doubles3229
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2522
   
RBI8376
   
Stolen Bases95
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks3437
   
Strikeouts113106
   
Batting Average.282.277
   
On Base Pct.322.327
   
Slugging Pct.481.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.807
   
  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
News 
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-5 with two homers, two runs, and two RBI in a 7-5 loss to Cleveland on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 15th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 25th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-3 with a homer, two runs, two RBI, and a walk in a 9-5 win over the Indians in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-3 with a walk and solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 24th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 11th
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run in a 5-0 win over Washington on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, and three RBI in Friday's loss to the Mets. The homer was his 23rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-5 with a triple, a home run, and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Reds. The homer was his 22nd of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 6th
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-5 in a 4-3 win over the Tigers on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 2nd
Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Reds. The homer was his 21st of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 5th
Notes 
 Rosario produced nearly identical stat lines in 2017 and 2018, suggesting he is a pretty safe bet to produce around 25 HRs, 10 SBs, and a batting average in the .290 range. He may lack the upside of some of the other names coming off the board around pick 80, but if you're looking for a steady across-the-board contributor, don't hesitate to call Rosario's name.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Oddly undervalued after hitting .290 with 27 homers and nine steals in 2017, Rosario replicated his breakout by batting .288 with 24 long balls and eight steals in 138 games. Yet he's still not flying up draft boards because of a miserable second half (.240/.262/.387) unnerved by a quad injury. This isn't a case to panic over a summer swoon, as the 27-year-old has the makings of someone who will ebb and flow throughout the season, but produce consistent annual returns. Although his value drops in OBP and points league, Rosario makes a quality five-by-five option.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Rosario has been remarkably consistent the past two years with a .290 and .288 batting average, 27 and 24 homers, 78 and 77 RBIs and 9 and 8 steals. Expect much of the same from him again this season, making him worthy of a 6th round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - 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