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Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Travis d'Arnaud (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Recommended by
51 of 51 experts
Recommended by
0 of 51 experts
ECR# 38# 106
Best Rank# 11# 56
Worst Rank# 84# 206
Composite# 48# 140
Best Rank# 39# 119
Worst Rank# 52# 152
Home Runs2318
Stolen Bases71
Batting Average.270.267
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 105
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 88
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 77
Site Projections
# 11# 56
Grey Albright
# 59# 120
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 101
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 87
Beast Dome
# 67# 135
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 93
Fantasy Team Advice
# 73# 160
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 116
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 51# 119
Andrew Gould
# 43# 97
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 34# 97
Rudy Gamble
# 36# 94
Wayne Bretsky
# 42# 103
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 38# 104
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 134
Chris Meaney
# 36# 109
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 102
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 100
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 118
Mario Mergola
# 27# 95
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 101
Nick Mariano
# 37# 109
Mike Maher
# 37# 175
Michael Waterloo
# 27# 117
Donkey Teeth
# 36# 105
Dan Harris
# 36# 88
Pierre Camus
# 34# 99
Andrew Seifter
# 36# 119
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 119
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 33# 98
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 124
Mick Ciallela
# 39# 102
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 126
Ariel Cohen
# 30# 84
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 93
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 90
Brendan Tuma
# 34# 87
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 105
Carmen Maiorano
# 84# 206
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 35# 136
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 30# 78
Nate Miller
# 39# 90
Brad Camara
# 44# 178
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 107
Corbin Young
# 25# 103
Chris Clegg
# 30# 98
Joe Pisapia
# 41# 106
Nicklaus Gaut
# 44# 87
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
2020 Stats 
At Bats173165
Home Runs119
Stolen Bases41
Caught Stealing10
Batting Average.266.321
On Base Pct.349.386
Slugging Pct.491.533
On-base Plus Slugging.840.919
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
2021 Projections 
At Bats488399
Home Runs2318
Stolen Bases71
Caught Stealing21
Batting Average.270.267
On Base Pct.326.328
Slugging Pct.475.450
On-base Plus Slugging.801.778
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
 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
Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a dramatic ninth-inning three-run go-ahead homer against the Giants Friday.
Steve Painter
Sat, Sep 18th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (shoulder) returned to Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
Travis d'Arnaud went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts against the Rockies Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 16th
 J.T. Realmuto is dealing with shoulder inflammation and is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Sep 14th
Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and a run scored against the Marlins Friday.
Steve Painter
Fri, Sep 10th
 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
Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Rockies Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 5th
 J.T. Realmuto (ankle) is back in the Phillies' lineup on Thursday against the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 2nd
Travis d'Arnaud was called upon to pinch-hit in the game against the Rockies Saturday and hit his fifth homer of the season, a solo shot.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 5th
 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
It took a long time but d'Arnaud has finally developed into one of the best hitting catchers in the game, as he was projected to be. It's difficult to quite buy what we saw last year, considering d'Arnaud's batting average (.321) and slugging percentage (.533) were miles ahead of his career marks, and even the numbers that he had put up in recent seasons. With that said, he'll bat in the middle of a strong Braves lineup and be presented with plenty of RBI opportunities, so 15 home runs with 55 RBI should be considered the floor for a healthy d'Arnaud. Those numbers aren't just passable, they're extremely strong for a catcher in fantasy, and he should be drafted as a relatively strong first catcher in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Never be the first team to draft a catcher, words to live by.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
d'Arnaud is one of my favorite players to target in drafts this season. His ADP does not break the bank and he has become more dependable health-wise over the last couple season. He finally broke out in a BIG way in 2020 and I believe in the breakout. He has gotten progressively better since leaving the Mets, and although it took some time, his bat finally reached the level of which made him a top 5 overall prospect all those years ago. 100th percentile exit velocity in 2020. BUY.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy