Who Should I Draft?

Marcell Ozuna or J.T. Realmuto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 49
Best Rank# 24# 23
Worst Rank# 106# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 75# 46
Best Rank# 63# 38
Worst Rank# 95# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs7772
Home Runs2722
RBI9576
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.286.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 49
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 52
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 69# 107
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 40# 55
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 53# 72
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 42
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 40# 47
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 66
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 45# 79
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 42# 51
   
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The Athletic
# 37# 61
   
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The Athletic
# 37# 51
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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# 32# 45
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 27# 54
   
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# 37# 72
   
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# 25# 35
   
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# 38# 52
   
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# 61# 81
   
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# 47# 58
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 53# 59
   
Justin Mason
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# 45# 50
   
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# 32# 52
   
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# 39# 83
   
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# 57# 85
   
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Freeze Stats
# 28# 47
   
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Razzball
# 70# 75
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 45# 49
   
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# 40# 64
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 46
   
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# 34# 27
   
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Razzball
# 41# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 23
   
Andrew Gould
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# 50# 41
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 36
   
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# 52# 41
   
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# 53# 48
   
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The Athletic
# 54# 52
   
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# 58# 44
   
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Fake Teams
# 60# 56
   
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# 61# 25
   
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# 62# 61
   
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FantasyPros
# 67# 42
   
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Beast Dome
# 67# 52
   
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FantasyPros
# 72# 40
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 86# 29
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 106# 56
   
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats582477
   
Runs6974
   
Hits163132
   
Singles12278
   
Doubles1630
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2321
   
RBI8874
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks3838
   
Strikeouts110104
   
Batting Average.280.277
   
On Base Pct.325.340
   
Slugging Pct.433.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.758.825
   
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569497
   
Runs7772
   
Hits162138
   
Singles10883
   
Doubles2429
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2722
   
RBI9576
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks4637
   
Strikeouts118106
   
Batting Average.286.277
   
On Base Pct.339.327
   
Slugging Pct.479.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.818.807
   
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
News 
 Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI in the Cardinals' 8-7 loss to the Mets on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto left Saturday's game against the Atlanta Braves one inning after being hit by a foul tip off the bat of Freddie Freeman in the groin. He was replaced at catcher by Andrew Knapp.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Marlins Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base in Friday's loss to the Braves. The steal was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in the Cardinals' 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks in Saturday's win over the Reds. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's win over the Reds.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in Monday's loss to the San Diego Padres. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 4th
Notes 
 Ozuna's massive 2017 season seemed destined to go down as an outlier, and that's exactly what happened as he experienced a major drop-off in every offensive category last season. A shoulder injury reportedly impacted his performance last year, but the fact remains that Ozuna now has three full seasons where he has hit exactly 23 home runs with a batting average between .265 and .280 and 75-90 RBIs. That's the player we should expect in 2019, not the one that went .312-37-124 in 2017.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Realmuto's .277 batting average with 21 homers and 74 RBIs doesn't seem all that impressive, but the fact of the matter is that he blew the rest of the catcher scene away with those numbers. Realmuto is as safe as it comes at the position and should produce far above the lousy replacement level once again. This is especially true now that he has been traded to a great hitter's ballpark in Philly. Don't hesitate to reach for him so you don't get stuck with an awful catcher
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 All reasonable onlookers expected regression from Ozuna's .312, 37-homer outburst in 2017, but they still wanted better than .280 and 23 long balls. Let's see if he can find some middle ground this season. Playing through a nagging shoulder injury, which he addressed with an offseason surgery, he slashed his strikeouts and maintained similar levels of exit velocity and hard hits. He once again hit too many ground balls (47.1%), but he couldn't overcome it this time. The 28-year-old doesn't even need a major bounce-back to deliver value, as he could post a monster RBI tally batting behind Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt in St. Louis.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Already last year's top catcher with room to spare, Realmuto's value rises substantially after getting traded to the Phillies. Depending on his spot in the batting order, an upgraded lineup should yield a major rise in runs and/or RBI. He also goes from the worst park for right-handed power to the second-best behind Coors Field, so he could potentially expand upon 2018's career-high 21 homers. A fade before the move, drafters should now take a closer look at Realmuto to avoid the catching cesspool.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Ozuna may have taken a huge step back last year, but even so, he put up 23 homers, 88 RBIs and a .280 batting average while playing with a significant shoulder injury. We don't know yet whether or not he will be ready to go on opening day, but assuming health, we might be closer to the 37 HR, 124 RBIs, and .312 BA we got from Ozuna in 2017.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Realmuto doesn't possess the pure upside of Gary Sanchez, but he may still be the better pick in fantasy drafts. In moving from Miami to Philadelphia, he gets a massive upgrade in both his home ballpark and supporting cast, setting him up to establish new career highs in the counting stats (HR, RBIs, runs). Realmuto is also a good bet to lead all catchers in plate appearances, thanks to both his durability and the possibility that he sees the occasional start at first base when he isn't behind the plate.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros