Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Eric Hosmer (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
53 of 56 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 88
Best Rank# 23# 53
Worst Rank# 107# 139
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 167
Best Rank# 38# 135
Worst Rank# 63# 177
   
Projections 
   
Runs7280
Home Runs2221
RBI7680
Stolen Bases56
Batting Average.277.272
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 52# 135
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 82
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 89
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 55# 91
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 72# 96
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 88
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 90
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 76
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 47# 83
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 99
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 79# 131
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 92
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 61# 79
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 52# 94
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 51# 105
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 29# 116
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 25# 95
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 104
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 52# 119
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 43# 80
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 89
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 97
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 79
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 61# 96
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 45# 95
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 84
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 53# 89
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 85
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 100
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 54# 119
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 90
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 55
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 52# 92
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 81# 112
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 139
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 61# 96
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 94
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 59# 74
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 50# 89
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 92
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85# 92
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 100
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 86
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 112
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 75# 113
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 49# 89
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 64# 89
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 110
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 56# 108
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 78
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 56# 115
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 79
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 60
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 83# 77
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 107# 53
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats477613
   
Runs7472
   
Hits132155
   
Singles78104
   
Doubles3031
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2118
   
RBI7469
   
Stolen Bases37
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks3862
   
Strikeouts104142
   
Batting Average.277.253
   
On Base Pct.340.322
   
Slugging Pct.484.398
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.720
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats497588
   
Runs7280
   
Hits138160
   
Singles83107
   
Doubles2929
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2221
   
RBI7680
   
Stolen Bases56
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks3762
   
Strikeouts106124
   
Batting Average.277.272
   
On Base Pct.327.341
   
Slugging Pct.479.436
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.777
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
News 
 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
Eric Hosmer went 2-for-6 with a double, a walk, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Padres' 16-12 win over the Rockies on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with two singles and two RBI as the Padres fell to the Giants 6-5 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run scored as the Padres beat the Nats 5-4 on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
 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
Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer as the Padres fell to the Phillies 9-6 on Tuesday night.
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
Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Padres fell to the Marlins 9-3 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
Hosmer was a wreck in the second half, posting a negative average launch angle. While that is no guarantee to be fixed, he is still a career .280 hitter with excellent durability and sufficient power. Eventually every player becomes a value and Hosmer's ADP may have fallen enough that it has become the case.
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
After posting back-to-back 25 HR seasons, Hosmer managed just 18 long balls in his first season in San Diego and does not appear likely to return to the 25 homer range if he continues to hit the ball on the ground so frequently. That said, last year's .253 batting average seems due for some major improvement, both because his BABIP was a tad low and because last season's high strikeout rate looks like an outlier for a player that is still in the prime of his career. Hosmer could again be a sneaky source of steals on a team that likes to run, and his run and RBI production should improve along with the Padres' lineup as a whole. He won't blow you away with his production in any one category, but should make steady across-the-board contributions.
Andrew Seifter - 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
The every-other-year curse once again struck Hosmer, who batted .253/.322/.398 with a 95 wRC+ and -0.1 fWAR to start an eight-year, $144 million contract with the Padres. He was the only qualified position player to post a negative launch angle (-1.2°), and only Ian Desmond hit more ground balls than his 60.4%. Not only did he make weaker contact, he made less of it with career lows in contact (74.7%) and strikeout (21.0%) rate. Before writing Hosmer off entirely, he has bounced back from terrible years before. Deep-league managers will at least derive value from a locked-in starter who has recorded at least 667 plate appearances in each of the last four seasons. If he falls far enough, he is an acceptable corner-infield compiler, especially now that he's batting alongside Manny Machado. Take a better hitter-it won't be hard to find one-in shallower formats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros