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Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Yasmani Grandal (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
44 of 45 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 84
Best Rank# 24# 49
Worst Rank# 111# 198
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 54# 99
Best Rank# 47# 94
Worst Rank# 64# 104
   
Projections 
   
Runs2925
Home Runs99
RBI2926
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.277.249
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 86
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 72
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 111# 198
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 86
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 66
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 28# 75
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 76
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 55# 142
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 82
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 74
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 139
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 82
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 53# 75
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 83
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 96
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68# 74
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 108
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 98
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 87# 103
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 38# 49
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 55# 85
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 74
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 100
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 63# 86
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 65# 86
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 37# 82
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 96
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 52# 134
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 53# 77
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 75
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 64# 82
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 51# 136
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 70
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 79
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 70
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 84
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 75
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 91
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 64
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 70# 134
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 59# 122
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 52# 76
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 66# 81
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 55# 70
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 67# 61
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats538513
   
Runs9279
   
Hits148126
   
Singles8470
   
Doubles3626
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2528
   
RBI8377
   
Stolen Bases95
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks41109
   
Strikeouts123139
   
Batting Average.275.246
   
On Base Pct.328.380
   
Slugging Pct.493.468
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.848
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats184161
   
Runs2925
   
Hits5140
   
Singles3022
   
Doubles118
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs99
   
RBI2926
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1429
   
Strikeouts4247
   
Batting Average.277.249
   
On Base Pct.330.364
   
Slugging Pct.486.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.815.830
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
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
Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-3 with a homer and two runs in a 3-3 Cactus League tie with the Reds.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 10th
 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
White Sox manager Rick Renteria says Yasmani Grandal (calf) could catch a few innings on Friday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
  Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal (calf) is expected to catch three innings in Wednesday's B game.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 2nd
  White Sox manager Rick Renteria says Yasmani Grandal (calf) won't play in Cactus League action for another 7-10 games.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Feb 24th
  Yasmani Grandal has a minor calf injury but the team has no doubts that he will be ready for Opening Day.
Dave Kluge
Wed, Feb 12th
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
With just 60 games being played this year, you want a lot of volume. Besides J.T. Realmuto, there's no catcher who will give you the volume that Grandal will this year.
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
In terms of overall game, Grandal may be the best catcher in all of baseball, as his OBP will hover just south of .400 and he plays excellent defense but the BA will be closer to that .240 mark and his HRs, RBIs and runs should dip in the ballpark and lineup moves from MIL to CWS.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros