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Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Jorge Soler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Jorge Soler
RF,DH - KC
Jorge Soler
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
30 of 46 experts
35%
Recommended by
16 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 61
Best Rank# 23# 28
Worst Rank# 111# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 54# 84
Best Rank# 47# 64
Worst Rank# 64# 87
   
Projections 
   
Runs2930
Home Runs914
RBI2835
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.276.261
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 72
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 57
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 62
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 72
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 32# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 59
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 55# 60
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 62
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 65
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 58
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 66
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 38# 118
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 55# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 57
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 37# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 52# 54
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 53# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 70
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 91
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 51# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 54
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 62
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 48# 66
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 52
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 59# 66
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 52# 64
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 55# 56
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 57
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 63# 61
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 65# 62
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 66# 59
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 67# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68# 60
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 70# 53
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 75# 54
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 51
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 56
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 87# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 111# 71
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Jorge Soler
RF,DH - KC
Jorge Soler
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats538589
   
Runs9295
   
Hits148156
   
Singles8474
   
Doubles3633
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2548
   
RBI83117
   
Stolen Bases93
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks4173
   
Strikeouts123178
   
Batting Average.275.265
   
On Base Pct.328.354
   
Slugging Pct.493.569
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Jorge Soler
RF,DH - KC
Jorge Soler
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats184198
   
Runs2930
   
Hits5152
   
Singles3027
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs914
   
RBI2835
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks1525
   
Strikeouts4262
   
Batting Average.276.261
   
On Base Pct.329.345
   
Slugging Pct.482.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.811.864
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Jorge Soler
RF,DH - KC
Jorge Soler
News 
 J.T. Realmuto told reporters Thursday that extension talks with the Phillies have not progressed since the shutdown.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 9th
 
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 11th
 
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-3 with a home run in Wednesday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his first of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
 
Notes 
 Look, we get it. No one really wants to draft a catcher. And for those of you in two-catcher leagues (first off, stop), no one wants to draft two catchers. But if you decide that you want to have an advantage at the position, it makes sense to take J.T. Realmuto here because of the overall production he'll bring and the added volume of games he'll play in his second season in Philadelphia. If there are no other players you like on the board and you feel like you can get adequate value at the other positions later, go ahead and click the draft button.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Was it a fluke season for Jorge Soler? Possibly, but being that he cracked out nearly 50 home runs while underperforming in his expected stats leads me to say no, it wasn't. You don't love the ballpark, nor do you love the rollercoaster career that he's had thus far, so you should take a few extra seconds before deciding if you want to take the chance on Soler or not. You need more power than ever to compete, and at 78th overall, the risk is already built-in for what could be league-leading power production.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Realmuto didn't quite live up to the lofty expectations last year but still managed to finish as the top catcher in fantasy baseball. He is a near-lock to again lead the position in steals and runs while providing 20+ homers, 75+ RBI and a solid batting average. His ceiling might not be as high as Gary Sanchez, but you know you are drafting a sure-fire top 100 player with Realmuto.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Soler did swat a ridiculous 48 homers with 117 RBIs and a decent batting average last year but let's not forget that he has missed considerable time due to injury every season prior. If he can stay healthy, that eighth round ADP will be a bargain, but it's a big if.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Didn't live up to the hype in year one with Phillies but played far better in the second half
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Great mid round target for HRs if falling behind. Should be a lock for 35+, new ball or not, as he earned his HRs in 2019.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Hit .299 with 25 homers and a 173 wRC+ in the second half last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros