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Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Eugenio Suarez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
35 of 51 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 41
Best Rank# 11# 22
Worst Rank# 84# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 61
Best Rank# 39# 59
Worst Rank# 52# 69
   
Projections 
   
Runs7686
Home Runs2338
RBI79103
Stolen Bases73
Batting Average.270.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 53
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 45
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 34# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 55
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42# 69
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 38# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 49
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 53
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 53
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 37# 42
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 27# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 48
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 33# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 46
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 34# 42
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 43
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 35# 59
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 30# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 47
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 44# 56
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 30
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 30# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 41# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 33
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 29
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 44# 34
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 38
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 46
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 51# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 37
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 44
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 67# 64
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 73# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 84# 57
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats173198
   
Runs3329
   
Hits4640
   
Singles2917
   
Doubles68
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1115
   
RBI3238
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks1630
   
Strikeouts4867
   
Batting Average.266.202
   
On Base Pct.349.312
   
Slugging Pct.491.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.840.781
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats488551
   
Runs7686
   
Hits131138
   
Singles7974
   
Doubles2624
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2338
   
RBI79103
   
Stolen Bases73
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks4073
   
Strikeouts120174
   
Batting Average.270.253
   
On Base Pct.326.341
   
Slugging Pct.475.507
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.848
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
News 
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, two RBI, and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Sep 22nd
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-4 with a double and a two run home run Saturday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Oct 2nd
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Sep 16th
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Tuesday against the White Sox.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 29th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (shoulder) returned to Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored Monday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 27th
 J.T. Realmuto is dealing with shoulder inflammation and is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Sep 14th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run Friday against the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 25th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 0-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers. The steal was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Sep 9th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a solo home runs Monday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 21st
Notes 
 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
Suarez's power numbers were again strong in last year's shortened season, but his batting average plummeted to just .202. He hit the ball as hard as ever, however, and ranked in the top 9% of the league in average exit velocity. Suarez's BABIP was just .214 (he has a .310 mark), and although he hit more fly balls than usual, there's nothing to suggest that his batting average should have fallen off a cliff. In other words, there's plenty of reason to expect Suarez to hit closer to his .261 career batting average this year. Add to that his potential for 40 home runs and 200 combined runs and RBI, and he'll likely be a value in this year's draft.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Never be the first team to draft a catcher, words to live by.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy