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Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Bobby Witt Jr. (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Bobby Witt Jr.
3B,SS - KC
Bobby Witt Jr.
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
24 of 24 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 36
Best Rank# 7# 19
Worst Rank# 31# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 15# 31
Best Rank# 7# 24
Worst Rank# 29# 48
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 35
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 16# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 29
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 10# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 34
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 7# 19
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 13# 59
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 22# 24
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 14# 29
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 14# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 38
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 15# 69
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 25# 47
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 9# 30
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 16# 29
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 32
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 7# 30
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 10# 57
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Bobby Witt Jr.
3B,SS - KC
Bobby Witt Jr.
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2022 Stats 
   
   
At Bats591504
   
Runs8275
   
Hits149138
   
Singles9285
   
Doubles3126
   
Triples65
   
Home Runs2022
   
RBI8084
   
Stolen Bases3021
   
Caught Stealing71
   
Walks3041
   
Strikeouts135119
   
Batting Average.252.274
   
On Base Pct.293.340
   
Slugging Pct.426.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.719.816
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Bobby Witt Jr.
3B,SS - KC
Bobby Witt Jr.
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
News 
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Notes 
 There were a lot of arguments prior to the 2022 season about whether Witt was ready for the majors full time or if he would need some seasoning. The 22-year-old responded by getting 632 plate appearances, hitting 20 HR, stealing 30 bases, and scoring 82 runs while knocking in 80. Not a bad way to introduce yourself to the neighborhood. Witt struggled to get on base, walking away with an OBP of .294 and xwOBA of .313. He also struggled defensively, which could lead to more time at third base, depending on how Kansas City wants to play him. But he will play every day, and with the new base-stealing rules boosting that category, he may run every day, too. In dynasty leagues, he is already taken; for those in redraft, he is worth a high pick.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros
Some fantasy managers refuse to "pay" for catchers in a similar way to how some refuse to "pay" for saves, but J.T. Realmuto is the one catcher worth the price on draft day. The 31-year-old smacked 22 home runs and stole 21 bases while slashing .276/.342/.478 for the National League Champions. His oWAR of 5.4 was eighth in the NL overall and first for catchers by a wide range, and he is in the 86th percentile in sprint speed among ALL players. The best part is that none of these numbers are outliers with expected regression. He has never played fewer than 125 games in a full season, including the six years before the arrival of the NL DH, where he got some extra at-bats on days off. He should give fantasy teams consistent production from a position where that is almost impossible to find.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros