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Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Christian Yelich (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Christian Yelich
LF,DH - MIL
Christian Yelich
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
23 of 24 experts
4%
Recommended by
1 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 62
Best Rank# 19# 46
Worst Rank# 69# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 108
Best Rank# 24# 85
Worst Rank# 48# 125
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 65
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 68
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 74
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 65
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 59
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 36# 61
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 78
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 19# 72
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 59# 66
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 57
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 70
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 59
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 29# 52
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 58# 65
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 61
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 47# 55
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 30# 68
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 29# 60
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 46
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 30# 68
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 57# 60
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 69# 57
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Christian Yelich
LF,DH - MIL
Christian Yelich
2022 Stats 
   
   
At Bats504575
   
Runs7599
   
Hits138144
   
Singles85101
   
Doubles2625
   
Triples54
   
Home Runs2214
   
RBI8457
   
Stolen Bases2119
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks4188
   
Strikeouts119162
   
Batting Average.274.250
   
On Base Pct.340.354
   
Slugging Pct.476.381
   
On-base Plus Slugging.816.735
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Christian Yelich
LF,DH - MIL
Christian Yelich
News 
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Notes 
 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
Christian Yelich played in 154 games in 2022, his highest total since his last year in Miami in 2017. The 31-year-old hits the ball hard, in the 90th percentile in HardHit% and maxEV, and his BB% is a stellar 13.1%. His primary downfall when it comes to fantasy value is his 58.6% ground ball rate, which limits his HR and RBI totals. Of note, he increased his stolen bases, and this trend could continue in 2023 with the new baserunning rules. He is projected as a 15/15 outfielder and worth a look in the double-digit rounds.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros