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
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 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
Going For 2
# 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
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 52# 53
   
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
   
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
   
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
Sports Illustrated
# 72# 62
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 52
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 75# 53
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 79# 54
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 81# 67
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 83# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85# 58
   
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 
 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
Haniger was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday after fouling a ball off himself in the sixth inning of Thursday's game against the Houston Astros.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
 J.T. Realmuto (groin) is once again absent from Philadelphia's lineup on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
To update a previous report, Haniger was diagnosed with a testicular contusion, which caused him to be removed from Thursday's game against the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
Haniger was removed from Thursday's game with a lower-body contusion.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
Mitch Haniger went 1-for-2 with two walks, a home run, one RBI, and two runs scored against Houston on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
Mitch Haniger went 0-for-4 with a walk on Monday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 4th
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