Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Yasmani Grandal (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
58 of 59 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 91
Best Rank# 23# 58
Worst Rank# 107# 174
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 115
Best Rank# 38# 103
Worst Rank# 63# 137
   
Projections 
   
Runs7259
Home Runs2223
RBI7666
Stolen Bases51
Batting Average.277.242
   
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# 52# 103
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 97
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 91
   
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# 107# 149
   
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DailyOverlay
# 55# 132
   
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# 72# 101
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 93
   
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USA Today
# 42# 84
   
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# 27# 85
   
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Razzball
# 47# 91
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 66# 100
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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Beast Dome
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
# 53# 91
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 83# 174
   
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Razzball
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# 48# 91
   
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# 57# 98
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 87# 101
   
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Fake Teams
# 56# 114
   
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FanGraphs
# 23# 75
   
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Pitcher List
# 56# 86
   
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# 46# 90
   
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Brewer Rat
# 79# 75
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats477440
   
Runs7465
   
Hits132106
   
Singles7857
   
Doubles3023
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2124
   
RBI7468
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3872
   
Strikeouts104124
   
Batting Average.277.241
   
On Base Pct.340.349
   
Slugging Pct.484.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.815
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats497418
   
Runs7259
   
Hits138101
   
Singles8356
   
Doubles2921
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2223
   
RBI7666
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3762
   
Strikeouts106118
   
Batting Average.277.242
   
On Base Pct.327.340
   
Slugging Pct.479.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.802
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
News 
 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
Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's win over the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 10th
 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
Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
 Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Reds. The homer was his 21st of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 5th
Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
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
Grandal's batting average may not seem all that appealing in the .240s range, but that is actually at replacement-level for the position so he won't hurt you there. He will definitely help in HRs, RBIs and runs, though. Over the last three seasons, he trails only (the injured) Salvador Perez in homers, and that was before he moved from an awful park for hitters in L.A. to a hitter's have in Milwaukee.
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
Grandal got off to a torrid start last season, hitting .315 with 20 RBIs and 13 extra base hits last April, but his end-of-season numbers looked quite similar to the prior two years. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, as Grandal ranks among the top five catchers in HRs, RBIs, and runs over that span. Now he moves to Milwaukee, where he'll get a ballpark upgrade and hit in a comparably potent lineup. He stands a good chance to again be a top-five backstop in standard 12-team leagues.
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
While the gut reaction to signing with the Brewers was to shoot him up the rankings, Grandal actually hit better at Dodger Stadium (.363 wOBA) than on the road (.341 last season). Rather than expecting a production spike, investors should simply accept what he is. The 30-year-old catcher will hit around the .240 range with a high walk rate (13.9% in 2018) and around 25 homers. That will look a lot better after looking at guys available to drafters who punt the position. Keep an open mind to Grandal, who should get targeted more aggressively in two-catcher and OBP leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros