Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Jurickson Profar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
55 of 56 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 94
Best Rank# 23# 61
Worst Rank# 107# 170
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 140
Best Rank# 38# 112
Worst Rank# 63# 148
   
Projections 
   
Runs7279
Home Runs2217
RBI7668
Stolen Bases59
Batting Average.277.257
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 52# 83
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 110
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 74
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 107# 109
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 55# 170
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 72# 93
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 81
   
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USA Today
# 42# 93
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 140
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 47# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 76
   
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Brewer Rat
# 79# 111
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 88
   
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The Athletic
# 61# 157
   
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Beast Dome
# 52# 106
   
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The Athletic
# 51# 145
   
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CBS Sports
# 29# 85
   
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 133
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 129
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 52# 61
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 43# 110
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 100
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 86
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 138
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 61# 120
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 45# 103
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 99
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 53# 110
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 107
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 92
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 54# 84
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 72# 98
   
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Sporfolio
# 35# 145
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 52# 96
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 81# 100
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 101
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 61# 94
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 132
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 59# 116
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 50# 101
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 106
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 83# 107
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 102
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 134
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 88
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 96
   
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Razzball
# 75# 88
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 49# 104
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 64# 96
   
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Fantrax
# 48# 81
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 56# 112
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 92
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 56# 70
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 102
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85# 83
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats477524
   
Runs7482
   
Hits132133
   
Singles7872
   
Doubles3035
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs2120
   
RBI7477
   
Stolen Bases310
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks3854
   
Strikeouts10488
   
Batting Average.277.254
   
On Base Pct.340.335
   
Slugging Pct.484.458
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.793
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats497536
   
Runs7279
   
Hits138138
   
Singles8386
   
Doubles2932
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs2217
   
RBI7668
   
Stolen Bases59
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3754
   
Strikeouts10690
   
Batting Average.277.257
   
On Base Pct.327.325
   
Slugging Pct.479.427
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.752
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
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
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-2 with two walks, one homer, one RBI, and two runs scored on Thursday against Tampa Bay.
Kamran Hoda
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
Jurickson Profar went 2-for-3 with a walk, single, double, and one run scored on Friday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Jurickson Profar went 2-for-5 with a home run, single, one RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 3rd
 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
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Monday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, May 28th
 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
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-1 with a home run and a walk on Tuesday against the Indians.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 22nd
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
Profar finally got a full chance last year for Texas and posted 20 homers and 10 stolen bases. He takes a hit in projections moving from Texas to Oakland's ballpark, but keep in mind that he just turned 26 years old and very likely hasn't hit his prime yet.
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
Profar finally delivered on some of his long-forgotten prospect hype in 2018, putting up 20 homers and 10 steals with decent run production numbers. It remains to be seen if he can maintain or improve on those numbers, but he's another reasonable bench stash considering his prospect pedigree and the fact he'll have position eligibility all over the diamond.
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
It took a bit longer than expected, but Profar finally emerged as a strong major leaguer by batting .254/.335/.458 with 20 homers and 10 steals. The Rangers oddly moved him to the A's, a move that presents a major ballpark downgrade after he slugged .511 in Arlington. Aside from a possible average uptick, the skills don't portend another leap forward. Perhaps the biggest incentive to drafting Profar is gleaning eligibility at first base, third, shortstop, and even second (10 games) in some leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros