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Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Starling Marte (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
43 of 50 experts
14%
Recommended by
7 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 38
Best Rank# 18# 11
Worst Rank# 56# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 53# 48
Best Rank# 42# 39
Worst Rank# 58# 52
   
Projections 
   
Runs8576
Home Runs1923
RBI7179
Stolen Bases247
Batting Average.278.270
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 58
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 27# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 59
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 32# 67
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 73
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 34# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 43
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 33# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 27# 42
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 57
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 30# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 30# 37
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 34# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 35# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 36
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 84
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 35# 39
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 31# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 30# 36
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 25
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 20# 30
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 32# 41
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 29# 44
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 21
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 47# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 56# 34
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 39# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 44# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats228173
   
Runs3633
   
Hits6446
   
Singles4329
   
Doubles146
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs611
   
RBI2732
   
Stolen Bases104
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1216
   
Strikeouts4148
   
Batting Average.281.266
   
On Base Pct.340.349
   
Slugging Pct.430.491
   
On-base Plus Slugging.770.840
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568488
   
Runs8576
   
Hits157131
   
Singles10479
   
Doubles3026
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs1923
   
RBI7179
   
Stolen Bases247
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks3140
   
Strikeouts112120
   
Batting Average.278.270
   
On Base Pct.316.326
   
Slugging Pct.445.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.761.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Starling Marte
CF - MIA
Starling Marte
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
News 
 Marlins outfielder Starling Marte went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Apr 14th
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
 Marlins outfielder Starling Marte went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's win over the New York Mets.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Apr 11th
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
 Marlins outfielder Starling Marte went 0-for-3 with a walk for the second straight game in Thursday's loss to the New York Mets.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Apr 9th
J.T. Realmuto is not in the Phillies' lineup for their game on Sunday against the Braves.
Dan Harris
Sun, Apr 4th
 Marlins outfielder Starling Marte went 4-for-5 with a triple, three runs scored, an RBI, and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
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
 Marlins outfielder Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with a double in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Apr 3rd
J.T. Realmuto (thumb) homered in his first at-bat of the spring on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 24th
Notes 
 Marte's getting a little old for a player to rely on for stolen bases, and although fantasy managers need to start lowering their expectations as he enters his age-32 season, there should be enough left in the tank for him to be productive. He ranked in the top 11% in sprint speed last year and was caught stealing just twice in 10 attempts. The quality of his contact declined fairly significantly, however, and considering he now plays in Miami, anything more than 15 home runs should be considered gravy. But he'll likely continue to chip in for all five rotisserie categories and be an asset in both stolen bases and batting average, two difficult categories to fill. Again, temper expectations a bit against his historical production, but fantasy managers can still draft him with confidence.
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
  Never be the first team to draft a catcher, words to live by.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy