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Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or J.T. Realmuto (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 36
Best Rank# 11# 16
Worst Rank# 84# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 57
Best Rank# 39# 54
Worst Rank# 52# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs7682
Home Runs2330
RBI7989
Stolen Bases76
Batting Average.270.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 50
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 34# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 40
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 37# 47
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 27# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 39
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 33# 50
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 45
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 34# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 44
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 30# 54
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 43
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 38
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 30# 45
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 44# 49
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 67# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 19
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 21
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 41# 22
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 35# 22
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 27
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 27
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 38# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 28
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 34
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 51# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 37
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 84# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 38
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 44# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 73# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats173136
   
Runs3317
   
Hits4633
   
Singles2922
   
Doubles68
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs113
   
RBI3216
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks1622
   
Strikeouts4828
   
Batting Average.266.243
   
On Base Pct.349.356
   
Slugging Pct.491.368
   
On-base Plus Slugging.840.724
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats488533
   
Runs7682
   
Hits131144
   
Singles7987
   
Doubles2626
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2330
   
RBI7989
   
Stolen Bases76
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks4060
   
Strikeouts120124
   
Batting Average.270.273
   
On Base Pct.326.347
   
Slugging Pct.475.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.841
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
News 
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, two RBI, and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Sep 22nd
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Monday that Gleyber Torres is "probably" going to hit leadoff in the Yankees Wild Card game against Boston on Tuesday.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Oct 4th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Sep 16th
Gleyber Torres went 3-for-5 and hit a home run and drove in two runs as the Yankees beat the Red Sox on Friday by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (shoulder) returned to Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 with a double, drove in a run, and scored two runs on Wednesday as the Yankees beat the Rangers.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
 J.T. Realmuto is dealing with shoulder inflammation and is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Sep 14th
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in Monday's 4-3 win over Texas.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 21st
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 0-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers. The steal was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Sep 9th
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 and scored a run on Saturday as the Yankees beat the Mets by an 8-7 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
Notes 
 Realmuto fractured the thumb on his throwing hand in mid-February, and is iffy for Opening Day. He is in a tier to himself among catchers when healthy, putting up consistently excellent numbers in what is the thinnest of positions. He had the highest barrel rate and hard hit percentage of his career in 2020, and also walked at a career-best pace. Realmuto is in his age-30 season, so that's getting near the point where catchers begin to decline. But given that he's shown no real slippage in his skills to this point, his numbers shouldn't fall off much in 2021, assuming he has no setbacks and returns on or around Opening Day. Back with Philadelphia now and for several years after signing a five-year contract, Realmuto is the only catcher worth drafting before the sixth or seventh round.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Torres missed some time with quad and hamstring strains last season, but his year was an absolute disaster even without it. He batted just .243 and hit a mere three home runs in 160 plate appearances. The culprit was that he was reportedly out of shape, a byproduct of the long layoff between the original spring training and when baseball resumed months later. There's every reason to buy into the excuse given Torres' track record, especially since he bounced back a bit in September and October with an .842 OPS. Expect more typical numbers from Torres this year, meaning around a .270 average, 30 home runs, and plenty of counting stats. Given his ADP, he's likely to be a bargain this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Never be the first team to draft a catcher, words to live by.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy