Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Mitch Haniger (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 52
Best Rank# 23# 38
Worst Rank# 107# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 83
Best Rank# 38# 60
Worst Rank# 63# 93
   
Projections 
   
Runs7287
Home Runs2225
RBI7685
Stolen Bases57
Batting Average.277.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 63
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 55# 62
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 47# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 75
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 61# 68
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 29# 59
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 25# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 63
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 43# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 81
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 45# 50
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 53# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 54# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 68
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 59# 65
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 50# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 70
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 48
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 49# 51
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 46
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 56# 66
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 47
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 38
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 51# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 48
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 52# 44
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 52# 42
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 52# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 52
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 56# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 40
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 49
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 61# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 58
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 61# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 52
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 64# 54
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 72# 62
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 52
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 75# 53
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 78# 44
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 79# 54
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 81# 67
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 83# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85# 58
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 87# 49
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 107# 50
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats477596
   
Runs7490
   
Hits132170
   
Singles78102
   
Doubles3038
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs2126
   
RBI7493
   
Stolen Bases38
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3870
   
Strikeouts104148
   
Batting Average.277.285
   
On Base Pct.340.366
   
Slugging Pct.484.493
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.859
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats497567
   
Runs7287
   
Hits138155
   
Singles8393
   
Doubles2934
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2225
   
RBI7685
   
Stolen Bases57
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks3762
   
Strikeouts106140
   
Batting Average.277.273
   
On Base Pct.327.344
   
Slugging Pct.479.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.819
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
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
Mitch Haniger (back) has still not been officially ruled out for the season, but his back hasn't shown any tangible improvement and he's likely to sit out the team's remaining games."He still has a few issues going on," manager Scott Servais said. "Obviously we're at the point in the season where it doesn't look great for him getting back on the field. I don't rule out anything, but it would be very difficult."
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Mitch Haniger (back) hasn't been ruled out for the rest of the regular season yet.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Mitch Haniger (groin/back) no longer has a timetable for return in the wake of his latest setback.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 26th
 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
Mitch Haniger has been temporarily shut down from his rehab assignment due to back discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
 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
Mitch Haniger (groin) is dealing with some lower-back tightness and is day-to-day amid his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 17th
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
Haniger built on his impressive 2017 debut with the Mariners in 2018, producing a .285/90/26/93/8 roto line that ranked 10th among outfielders. The power and speed numbers look completely sustainable for Haniger, but his batting average could be due for a bit of regression and it may be challenging to produce 90+ runs and RBIs again in a rebuilding Mariners lineup. Haniger is unlikely to be a bust, but last season's numbers are probably closer to his ceiling than his floor.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Not much changed for Haniger from 2017 to 2018 besides his walk rate (10.2%) and playing time. Over a full season, the perennial sleeper translated his skills to 26 homers and eight steals with 90 runs and 93 RBI. Although his surface stats were similar, he earned last year's success with an xwOBA boost from .329 to .366. A ransacked Mariners lineup will cost him some scoring production, but the outfielder should otherwise sustain his breakout if healthy.
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
Although Haniger hasn't done it for as long as someone like Nelson Cruz or Justin Upton, he was better than both last year thanks to a .285 batting average on top of his 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and power. Projection models are fond of him once again this year, but there is a bit more risk than the aforementioned annual powerhouses.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros