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Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Aaron Judge (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
31 of 50 experts
38%
Recommended by
19 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 38
Best Rank# 24# 11
Worst Rank# 51# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 44# 48
Best Rank# 40# 39
Worst Rank# 52# 52
   
Projections 
   
Runs9276
Home Runs3523
RBI8579
Stolen Bases47
Batting Average.263.270
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 58
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 41# 59
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 26# 67
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 35# 73
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 35# 42
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 33# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 57
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 31# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 30# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 31# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 35# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 38
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 29# 34
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 35# 36
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 50# 84
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 24# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 27# 39
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 32# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 34# 36
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 30# 41
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 41# 44
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 36# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 21
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 41# 25
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 32# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45# 27
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 38# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 30
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 32# 30
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 34
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 36# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 36# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 36
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 36
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 51# 49
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats101173
   
Runs2333
   
Hits2646
   
Singles1429
   
Doubles36
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs911
   
RBI2232
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1016
   
Strikeouts3248
   
Batting Average.257.266
   
On Base Pct.336.349
   
Slugging Pct.555.491
   
On-base Plus Slugging.891.840
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats476488
   
Runs9276
   
Hits123131
   
Singles6679
   
Doubles2126
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3523
   
RBI8579
   
Stolen Bases47
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks7840
   
Strikeouts167120
   
Batting Average.263.270
   
On Base Pct.368.326
   
Slugging Pct.528.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.896.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Aaron Judge
RF - NYY
Aaron Judge
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
News 
 Aaron Judge went 1-for-3 at the plate with a single and a walk on Tuesday as the Yankees beat the Braves by a 3-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 21st
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his second of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Apr 17th
 Aaron Judge swatted two solo homers as the Yankees fell to the Blue Jays 5-4 on Wednesday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 15th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Atlanta Braves. The steal is his first of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Apr 12th
 Aaron Judge went 1-for-4 at the plate with a single on Saturday afternoon as the Yankees lost to the Rays by a 4-0 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 10th
Phillies catcher went 1-for-3 with a walk, a three-run home run, and a second run scored in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the New York Mets. The homer was his first of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Apr 8th
 Aaron Judge has returned to the Yankee lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 10th
J.T. Realmuto is not in the Phillies' lineup for their game on Sunday against the Braves.
Dan Harris
Sun, Apr 4th
 Yankees OF Aaron Judge (side) is out of the lineup for Friday‚Äôs game against the Rays.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 9th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's win over the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Apr 2nd
Notes 
 Judge missed about half of the regular season last year with a calf strain, though he still hit for plenty of power when he was in the lineup. He walked and struck out a bit less than usual, but trying to glean anything from a 28-game sample, given Judge's history, is silly. When he's in the lineup, you know you'll get a ton of power and runs scored with a passable average. The key is "when he's in the lineup," however, as injuries have forced Judge to miss significant time over the last three seasons. So long as you factor that into your draft price and select him as an OF2, you'll be happy with the production.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Realmuto fractured the thumb on his throwing hand in mid-February, and is iffy for Opening Day. He is in a tier to himself among catchers when healthy, putting up consistently excellent numbers in what is the thinnest of positions. He had the highest barrel rate and hard hit percentage of his career in 2020, and also walked at a career-best pace. Realmuto is in his age-30 season, so that's getting near the point where catchers begin to decline. But given that he's shown no real slippage in his skills to this point, his numbers shouldn't fall off much in 2021, assuming he has no setbacks and returns on or around Opening Day. Back with Philadelphia now and for several years after signing a five-year contract, Realmuto is the only catcher worth drafting before the sixth or seventh round.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Never be the first team to draft a catcher, words to live by.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy