Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Buster Posey (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 113
Best Rank# 23# 59
Worst Rank# 107# 166
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 127
Best Rank# 38# 111
Worst Rank# 63# 153
   
Projections 
   
Runs7258
Home Runs2210
RBI7658
Stolen Bases54
Batting Average.277.291
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 52# 108
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 91
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 105
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 107
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 55# 166
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 72# 108
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 141
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 96
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 59
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 47# 151
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 109
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 79
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 106
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 61# 123
   
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Beast Dome
# 52# 103
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 51# 73
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 29# 82
   
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CBS Sports
# 25# 72
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 79
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 164
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 52# 76
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 43# 91
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 115
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 100
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 66
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 61# 148
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 45# 93
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 142
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 53# 115
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 113
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 117
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 54# 163
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 92
   
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Sporfolio
# 35# 99
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 52# 101
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 81
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 95
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 61# 126
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 138
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 59# 97
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 50# 102
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 90
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 83# 144
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85# 114
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 112
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 119
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 124
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 75# 110
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 49# 110
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 64# 101
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 104
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 56# 100
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 83
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 56# 90
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 125
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats477398
   
Runs7447
   
Hits132113
   
Singles7885
   
Doubles3022
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs215
   
RBI7441
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3845
   
Strikeouts10453
   
Batting Average.277.284
   
On Base Pct.340.359
   
Slugging Pct.484.382
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.741
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats497457
   
Runs7258
   
Hits138133
   
Singles8396
   
Doubles2926
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2210
   
RBI7658
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3751
   
Strikeouts10662
   
Batting Average.277.291
   
On Base Pct.327.362
   
Slugging Pct.479.419
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.781
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
News 
 J.T. Realmuto (groin) is starting at catcher and batting fifth in game one of Wednesday's double-header against the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jun 19th
Buster Posey went 1-for-5 with a double on Thursday as the Giants fell to the Dodgers 9-8.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
 J.T. Realmuto (groin) is once again absent from Philadelphia's lineup on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Brewers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
The Giants have activated catcher Buster Posey from the Injured List. Posey is in Wednesday's starting lineup at batting cleanup for San Francisco.
Blaine Blontz
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
Buster Posey (hamstring) is expected to come off the IL when first eligible on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
Posey was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to Wednesday's game against the New York Mets.
James Bisson
Wed, Jun 5th
Notes 
 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
Although Posey isn't likely a .300 hitter anymore, his .280s batting average is the equivilant of a .310 hitter when compared to the replacement-level at his position. Add in a dozen homers, if he can stay healthy this year, and you've got yourself a boring, yet extremely useful top 8 fantasy catcher.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Posey's power is going the path of Joe Mauer. His home runs over the past five seasons: 22, 19, 14, 12, 5. A hip injury limited him to his fewest games (105) since 2011, and he set a personal worst in slugging (.382) while matching a career-low .284 batting average. He also maintained superb contact skills and hopes to be ready for Opening Day. Even an empty batting average is better than what most other catchers could offer. An aging Posey is still a top-10 choice, but not a top-tier star.
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
Posey fell off the fantasy map in 2018, managing to hit just five home runs while playing through a hip ailment that eventually required surgery. He didn't show any obvious signs of decline in his batted ball profile, and his plate discipline remained as good as ever, so a modest bounce back should be expected. The biggest concern is that the Giants pump the brakes on Posey's playing time to preserve his health. Given his poor hitting environment, weak supporting cast, and lack of category juice, Posey needs to rack up a lot of at-bats in order for his typically high batting average to be a true difference-maker for fantasy owners.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros