Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Willson Contreras (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 95
Best Rank# 23# 56
Worst Rank# 107# 184
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 122
Best Rank# 38# 98
Worst Rank# 63# 128
   
Projections 
   
Runs7256
Home Runs2215
RBI7663
Stolen Bases54
Batting Average.277.260
   
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Injury AlertDTD-
   
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# 52# 93
   
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# 49# 106
   
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# 107# 144
   
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# 55# 173
   
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# 60# 108
   
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# 42# 83
   
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The Athletic
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  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats477474
   
Runs7450
   
Hits132118
   
Singles7876
   
Doubles3027
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs2110
   
RBI7454
   
Stolen Bases34
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3853
   
Strikeouts104121
   
Batting Average.277.249
   
On Base Pct.340.340
   
Slugging Pct.484.390
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.730
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats497445
   
Runs7256
   
Hits138115
   
Singles8374
   
Doubles2924
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2215
   
RBI7663
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3749
   
Strikeouts106110
   
Batting Average.277.260
   
On Base Pct.327.333
   
Slugging Pct.479.429
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.762
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
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
Willson Contreras went 0-for-4 in the Cubs' 10-3 loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Willson Contreras went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Cubs' 8-1 win over the Angels on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 3rd
 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
Willson Contreras went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in the Cubs' 7-4 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
 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
Willson Contreras went 4-for-5 with a two-run home run and three singles in the Cubs' 14-6 win over the Nationals on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, May 18th
 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
Willson Contreras went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in the Cubs' 4-2 loss to the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, May 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
Contreras was a major disappointment for fantasy owners in 2018 after starting off his career with 33 HRs, 109 RBIs and a .278 batting average through 629 at-bats in his first two years. He is still young, however, and expected to improve from last season.
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
A rising star came crashing down when Contreras cratered to .249/.339/.390 with 10 homers in 544 plate appearances. He again hit ground balls on over half of his batted balls, but this time it came with fewer hard hits (28.9%) and more pop-ups (10.3%). A terrible second half (.264 wOBA) derailed this season, so it wasn't even a full year of regression. Even if not anticipating a full revival, the catching pool gets bleak enough to secure him as a top-eight option at worst.
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
Contreras had a horribly disappointing 2018 season, hitting just 10 home runs after belting 21 long balls the previous season. The lack of homers was also responsible for lopping more than 25 points off his batting average, as his strikeout rate and BABIP were virtually identical to 2017. Of particular concern was the decline in his hard hit rate, in a year when most players saw their hard hit rates soar. Contreras is just 26 years old and didn't deal with any notable injuries last season, so the sudden drop in power is tough to explain. It stands to reason that a big bounce back could be in store, but he has to be viewed as a boom-or-bust option coming off a lost year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros