Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Gleyber Torres (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 50
Best Rank# 32# 23
Worst Rank# 99# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 46
Best Rank# 51# 38
Worst Rank# 68# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs7272
Home Runs2522
RBI8476
Stolen Bases95
Batting Average.269.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 32# 52
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 49
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 62# 107
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 33# 72
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 60
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 42# 79
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 42# 61
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 36
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 50# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 61
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 41# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 56
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 45# 54
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 72
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 77# 81
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 58# 61
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 58
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 58# 59
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 83
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 45# 85
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 44
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 66# 75
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 34# 49
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 51# 64
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 46# 78
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 48
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44# 57
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 87
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 43# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 57# 23
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 73# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 70# 27
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 46# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 63# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 43
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 56# 43
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 49# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 46
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 47
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 99# 50
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 61# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 51
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 52
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 66# 55
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 73# 56
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 62# 61
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 67# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 66
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats431477
   
Runs5474
   
Hits117132
   
Singles7678
   
Doubles1630
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs2421
   
RBI7774
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks4238
   
Strikeouts122104
   
Batting Average.272.277
   
On Base Pct.340.340
   
Slugging Pct.480.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.825
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528497
   
Runs7272
   
Hits142138
   
Singles9083
   
Doubles2429
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2522
   
RBI8476
   
Stolen Bases95
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks5237
   
Strikeouts136106
   
Batting Average.269.277
   
On Base Pct.334.327
   
Slugging Pct.467.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.807
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
News 
 Gleyber Torres (hamstring) is not expected to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
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
 An MRI on Gleyber Torres' right hamstring came back negative, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
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
 Gleyber Torres (knee) was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays as a precaution, and he'll be re-evaluated Saturday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
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
 Gleyber Torres is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
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
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a home run as the Yankees defeated the Angels 8-0.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Sep 17th
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
Notes 
 Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
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
 Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
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
 Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
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