Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or J.T. Realmuto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
36 of 56 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 55
Best Rank# 23# 30
Worst Rank# 107# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 99
Best Rank# 38# 88
Worst Rank# 63# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs7287
Home Runs2241
RBI7695
Stolen Bases55
Batting Average.277.219
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 52# 91
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 66
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 55# 58
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 72# 79
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 107
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 52# 76
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 29# 51
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 25# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 41
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 52# 55
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 43# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 78
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 49
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 61# 77
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 53# 75
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 78
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 54# 73
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 100
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 52# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 78
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 61# 66
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 50# 60
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 62
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 70
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 51
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 49# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 52
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 56# 96
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 58
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 63
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 59# 30
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 51# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 38
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 45# 42
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 75# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 47# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 44
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 79# 44
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 64# 49
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 61# 51
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 56# 55
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 55
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 107# 56
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 83# 59
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 81# 60
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 67
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85# 70
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats477500
   
Runs7482
   
Hits132103
   
Singles7838
   
Doubles3024
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2140
   
RBI7492
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks3874
   
Strikeouts104207
   
Batting Average.277.206
   
On Base Pct.340.312
   
Slugging Pct.484.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.810
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats497498
   
Runs7287
   
Hits138109
   
Singles8343
   
Doubles2923
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2241
   
RBI7695
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks3776
   
Strikeouts106201
   
Batting Average.277.219
   
On Base Pct.327.322
   
Slugging Pct.479.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.845
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
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
Joey Gallo (oblique) was activated from the injured list Tuesday. He will bat fifth and play center field against the Tigers.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 25th
 J.T. Realmuto (groin) is once again absent from Philadelphia's lineup on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
Joey Gallo is expected to return from an oblique injury on Tuesday. The Rangers optioned Kyle Bird to Nashville after the game Sunday and Gallo's activation is the expected corresponding move. According to Rangers manager Chriss Woodward, Gallo might DH in the first few games back.
Clinton Ho - FantasyPros
Mon, Jun 24th
 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
The Rangers placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL with a strained left oblique.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
 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
Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo left Saturday’s matchup against the Royals in the middle of an at-bat. Danny Santana replaced him.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
 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
Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Friday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
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
Gallo has reached 40 HRs in each of his two full Major League seasons, and will enter 2019 as one of the best pure power hitters in the game. Unfortunately, that power comes attached to a .203 career batting average, meaning that fantasy owners who draft Gallo in standard 5x5 formats will need to either punt batting average or make a concerted effort to offset the damage he'll do there. Whether you draft Gallo or not is largely a matter of roster construction, but expect him to finish right around the top-100 players in terms of overall fantasy value. He does walk quite a bit, giving him a major boost in OBP formats.
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
You may not love the idea of destroying your team's batting average with his .210 line, but you'll be hard-pressed to find 40 homers, and perhaps even 50 from anyone 50 picks early, let alone around the 9th round of drafts. If you combine him with Daniel Murphy in the 5th, you've got two players who combine for a .260 average with 65-70 homers. When you look at it that way, Gallo's value jumps off the page.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Barring a ton of good fortune, drafters should no longer draft Gallo hoping for a spike to even a .230 batting average. With MLB's worst contact rate last season (61.7%), it's no guarantee the career .203 hitter clears the Mendoza Line. He also, however, joined J.D. Martinez and Khris Davis as the only sluggers to belt 40 homers in each of the last two years. It will take a precise roster to tolerate the average liability in applicable leagues, but he's a much better investment in OBP, OPS and/or points leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros