Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Carlos Santana (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
58 of 59 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 99
Best Rank# 23# 60
Worst Rank# 107# 193
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 178
Best Rank# 38# 136
Worst Rank# 63# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs7283
Home Runs2224
RBI7686
Stolen Bases53
Batting Average.277.249
   
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# 52# 101
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 98
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 101
   
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DailyOverlay
# 55# 96
   
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The Athletic
# 72# 92
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 120
   
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USA Today
# 42# 98
   
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# 27# 110
   
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# 47# 160
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 66# 102
   
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Brewer Rat
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 81
   
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# 83# 105
   
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# 23# 81
   
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# 46# 91
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 107# 60
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats477560
   
Runs7482
   
Hits132128
   
Singles7874
   
Doubles3028
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2124
   
RBI7486
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks38110
   
Strikeouts10493
   
Batting Average.277.229
   
On Base Pct.340.352
   
Slugging Pct.484.414
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.766
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats497536
   
Runs7283
   
Hits138133
   
Singles8377
   
Doubles2929
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2224
   
RBI7686
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3794
   
Strikeouts10690
   
Batting Average.277.249
   
On Base Pct.327.361
   
Slugging Pct.479.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.810
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
News 
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 0-for-2 with two runs scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Braves. The steal was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 19th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs in a 10-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 23rd
 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
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and three runs in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
 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
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run in a 5-3 loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
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
Santana had some of the worst BABIP luck in baseball last year so you can expect his batting average to jump back into the .250s this year to go with his usual 20+ homers and 80+ runs. That makes him a quality late-round corner infielder as always.
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
A smooth selection (sorry) for OBP managers, Santana batted .229 after back-to-back .259 campaigns. He actually slashed his strikeout rate (13.7%) for the fourth straight season with a gaudy 16.2% walk rate. Having exceeded 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons, he's an excellent compiler who could again broach 80 runs and RBI apiece with around 25 home runs. That will make him a sharp corner infielder if his batting average repairs closer to his career .247 mark, which matches last season's xBA on Statcast. He added third-base eligibility (19 games) in some leagues and could gain outfield during the season.
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