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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or J.T. Realmuto (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
25 of 45 experts
44%
Recommended by
20 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 53
Best Rank# 33# 23
Worst Rank# 100# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 54
Best Rank# 62# 47
Worst Rank# 98# 64
   
Projections 
   
Runs3729
Home Runs99
RBI2828
Stolen Bases43
Batting Average.277.276
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 46
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 52
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 100# 111
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 53
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 82
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 47# 49
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 60# 87
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 38
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 52# 55
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 43# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 53
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 60# 63
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 60# 65
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 78
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 64
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 58
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 53
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 45# 70
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 59
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 49# 52
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 36# 66
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 53# 67
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 46# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 53# 52
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 53# 48
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 54# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 57# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 57# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 57# 52
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 60# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 61# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 63# 51
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 63# 55
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 67# 28
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 69# 55
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 74# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 80# 24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats657538
   
Runs12392
   
Hits187148
   
Singles10484
   
Doubles4336
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs3325
   
RBI9283
   
Stolen Bases109
   
Caught Stealing81
   
Walks8741
   
Strikeouts102123
   
Batting Average.285.275
   
On Base Pct.370.328
   
Slugging Pct.522.493
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.820
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats214185
   
Runs3729
   
Hits5951
   
Singles3630
   
Doubles1311
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs99
   
RBI2828
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks2615
   
Strikeouts4042
   
Batting Average.277.276
   
On Base Pct.354.329
   
Slugging Pct.469.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.823.811
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
News 
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-3, with a double, a run scored, and two RBI in Saturday‚Äôs Cactus League action against the Indians.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Mar 1st
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
  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 
 Marcus Semien is one of the most polarizing figures in fantasy this year. He had an MVP-type season last season - not saying that lightly at all - and there's not much in the peripherals that scream regression is coming, but he is a 29-year-old who had a breakout season by all accounts. Prior to 2019, he was the definition of a replacement-level fantasy option. There should always be trepidation with those types of breakouts.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Semien is currently being drafted outside the top 12 fantasy shortstops around the 7th round but did you know that he finished among the top five last year and ahead of Lindor, Turner and Torres. Semien knocked 33 bombs with double-digit steals, a good .285 batting average and 123 runs.
Bobby Sylvester - 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