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Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Ramon Laureano (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
28 of 45 experts
38%
Recommended by
17 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 59
Best Rank# 23# 30
Worst Rank# 111# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 54# 101
Best Rank# 47# 75
Worst Rank# 64# 109
   
Projections 
   
Runs2930
Home Runs98
RBI2826
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.276.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 53
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 28# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 60
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 55# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 92
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 56
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 59
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 57
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 63
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 38# 50
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 55# 56
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 69
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 37# 74
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 52# 58
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 53# 62
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 63
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 73
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 48# 54
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 61
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 59# 87
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 52# 69
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 51# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 46
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 51
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 55# 46
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 63# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 64# 57
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 65# 52
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 66# 47
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 67# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68# 56
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 70# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 72
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 87# 78
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 111# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats538434
   
Runs9279
   
Hits148124
   
Singles8471
   
Doubles3629
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs2524
   
RBI8367
   
Stolen Bases913
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks4127
   
Strikeouts123123
   
Batting Average.275.286
   
On Base Pct.328.338
   
Slugging Pct.493.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.856
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats185185
   
Runs2930
   
Hits5151
   
Singles3031
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs98
   
RBI2826
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks1515
   
Strikeouts4253
   
Batting Average.276.275
   
On Base Pct.329.329
   
Slugging Pct.482.472
   
On-base Plus Slugging.811.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
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
Ramon Laureano went 2-for-3 against the Dodgers on Thursday, batting fifth in the order.
Aaron Hudson
Fri, Mar 6th
 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
Ramon Laureano just checks the boxes for what you want in a fantasy player. Power? Check. Speed? Check. Elite-level defense? Check. Outside of walks, Laureano is the total package that fantasy players look for. He's not elite in any category, but as long as he continues to run and have an elite line-drive rate, he'll be a must-start option throughout the season.
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
Laureano was never a big-time prospect but he certainly put on a show in just 123 games last year, knocking 24 homers with 13 steals and a .286 batting average. Over a full season, he could potentially end up around 30/20 but he does come with some risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Power/Speed combo players are tremendous roto fantasy assets, but he is still young and had some very rough patches in 2019. Not buying into this breakout that some people are expecting. 20/20 is certainly viable, but there will be ups and downs.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy