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Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Mitch Garver (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 98
Best Rank# 24# 66
Worst Rank# 111# 170
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 54# 112
Best Rank# 47# 103
Worst Rank# 64# 138
   
Projections 
   
Runs2923
Home Runs98
RBI2923
Stolen Bases30
Batting Average.277.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 87
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 97
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 111# 170
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 89
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 103
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 28# 66
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 121
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 55# 98
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 105
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 94
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 162
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 101
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 53# 91
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 98
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 108
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68# 85
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 113
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 101
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 87# 144
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 38# 133
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 55# 98
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 89
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 80
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 63# 117
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 65# 97
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 37# 101
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 110
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 52# 126
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 53# 100
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 86
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 64# 119
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 51# 85
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 91
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 114
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 94
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 102
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 86
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 105
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 66
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 70# 88
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 59# 161
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 52# 97
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 66# 115
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 67# 102
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 55# 78
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats538311
   
Runs9270
   
Hits14885
   
Singles8437
   
Doubles3616
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2531
   
RBI8367
   
Stolen Bases90
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks4141
   
Strikeouts12387
   
Batting Average.275.273
   
On Base Pct.328.365
   
Slugging Pct.493.630
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.995
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats184133
   
Runs2923
   
Hits5135
   
Singles3019
   
Doubles117
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs98
   
RBI2923
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks1416
   
Strikeouts4237
   
Batting Average.277.263
   
On Base Pct.330.341
   
Slugging Pct.486.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.815.841
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
News 
 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
C Mitch Garver plans on starting 40-45 contests at catcher during the MLB's shortened 60-game season.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
There's nothing about Garver's 2019 that is really unsustainable, but it's such a small sample and a late-career breakout that it's hard to buy in fully.
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
Garver may be the most difficult catcher to peg this season because his breakout was so extreme and such a surprise. He hit 31 homers in just 311 at-bats. Surely that rate will regress but he should also get more trips to the plate too so 35 HRs, .260 BA is not out of the question by any means.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros