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Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Pete Alonso (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Pete Alonso
1B,DH - NYM
Pete Alonso
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
35 of 50 experts
30%
Recommended by
15 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 38
Best Rank# 21# 11
Worst Rank# 55# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 48
Best Rank# 43# 39
Worst Rank# 53# 52
   
Projections 
   
Runs9076
Home Runs4223
RBI10579
Stolen Bases27
Batting Average.250.270
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 58
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 59
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21# 67
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 73
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 32# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 34# 43
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 42
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 57
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 32# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 35# 37
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 32# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 30# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 31# 35
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 42
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 36
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 55# 84
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 27# 35
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 22# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 36
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 40# 41
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 39# 44
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 21
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 34# 25
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 39# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 27
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 34# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 30
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 41# 30
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 31
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 35# 34
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 35# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 37# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 39# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 40# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Pete Alonso
1B,DH - NYM
Pete Alonso
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats208173
   
Runs3133
   
Hits4846
   
Singles2629
   
Doubles66
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1611
   
RBI3532
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2416
   
Strikeouts6148
   
Batting Average.231.266
   
On Base Pct.326.349
   
Slugging Pct.490.491
   
On-base Plus Slugging.817.840
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Pete Alonso
1B,DH - NYM
Pete Alonso
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats550488
   
Runs9076
   
Hits136131
   
Singles6879
   
Doubles2526
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs4223
   
RBI10579
   
Stolen Bases27
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks6740
   
Strikeouts166120
   
Batting Average.250.270
   
On Base Pct.331.326
   
Slugging Pct.526.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.857.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Pete Alonso
1B,DH - NYM
Pete Alonso
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
News 
 Pete Alonso went 2-7 across both games of the doubleheader with a single, home run, run scored, two RBIs, and five strikeouts.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sun, Apr 18th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his second of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Apr 17th
 Pete Alonso went 0-3 with one strikeout and one RBI.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Thu, Apr 15th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Atlanta Braves. The steal is his first of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Apr 12th
 Pete Alonso had six total bases with one walk, one strikeout, two RBIs, and scored two runs. He's OPSing 1.375 through the first week of the season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 7th
Phillies catcher went 1-for-3 with a walk, a three-run home run, and a second run scored in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the New York Mets. The homer was his first of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Apr 8th
  J.T. Realmuto is not in the Phillies' lineup for their game on Sunday against the Braves.
Dan Harris
Sun, Apr 4th
  Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's win over the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Apr 2nd
Notes 
 Alonso didn't quite follow up his incredible 2019 season last year, but he certainly wasn't terrible. The vast majority of his underlying statcast data and metrics looked similar, and he mostly just didn't make quite as consistently hard contact as he did the previous year. Alonso is never going to help you in batting average, but you should expect 40 home runs and 100 RBI this year and for the foreseeable future. With such a high floor, Alonso makes a more than adequate starting first baseman in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 As good a bet as anyone to lead the majors in homeruns, Alonso is a very, very solid 1B option. May not fit the build for every team, but he is someone you build around in your draft.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Never be the first team to draft a catcher, words to live by.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy