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Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Michael Conforto (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
35 of 51 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 42
Best Rank# 11# 29
Worst Rank# 84# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 67
Best Rank# 39# 56
Worst Rank# 52# 79
   
Projections 
   
Runs7690
Home Runs2329
RBI7990
Stolen Bases76
Batting Average.270.264
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 55
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 60
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 34# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 47
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 38# 43
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 47
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 41
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 37# 43
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 27# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 50
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 33# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 34# 55
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 45
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 35# 51
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 30# 43
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 42
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 56
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 30# 41
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 36
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 41# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 40
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 44# 40
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 44# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 42
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 51# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 40
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 49
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 29
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 67# 51
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 73# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 84# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats173202
   
Runs3340
   
Hits4665
   
Singles2944
   
Doubles612
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs119
   
RBI3231
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks1624
   
Strikeouts4857
   
Batting Average.266.322
   
On Base Pct.349.412
   
Slugging Pct.491.515
   
On-base Plus Slugging.840.927
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats488541
   
Runs7690
   
Hits131141
   
Singles7982
   
Doubles2628
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2329
   
RBI7990
   
Stolen Bases76
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks4077
   
Strikeouts120153
   
Batting Average.270.264
   
On Base Pct.326.357
   
Slugging Pct.475.481
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.839
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
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
Michael Conforto went 0-for-3 with one walk on Sunday. The Mets won 3-2 over the Phillies.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
 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
Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run as the Mets won 11-9 on Saturday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (shoulder) returned to Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with one single, one RBI, one run scored, one walk, and one stolen base. The Mets won 6-2 Friday in extra innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 J.T. Realmuto is dealing with shoulder inflammation and is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Sep 14th
Michael Conforto went a combined 2-for-6 with a solo home run, three RBIs, a walk, and a hit-by-pitch as the Mets won two games on Tuesday. They're 65-67 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 1st
 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
Michael Conforto went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit three-run home run to give the Mets the lead in the seventh inning. It turned out to be the difference in the game as they won 5-3 on Saturday and are now five games under .500.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 31st
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
Conforto built on his excellent 2019 season by trading off a bit of power for some batting average. Fed by a significant increase in line drive rate that led to a .412 BABIP, Conforto batted a career best .322 last year. His xBA was just .284, so don't think that he suddenly morphed into a high average bat, but he did hit above .300 against every type of pitch last year, so it was certainly more than luck. Expect some regression to closer to his .259 mark, but he should hit around 30 homers with plenty of runs and RBI and even toss in a few steals. That makes him a worthwhile OF2 in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Never be the first team to draft a catcher, words to live by.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy