Who Should I Draft?

Max Muncy or J.T. Realmuto (2019)

Experts' Pick
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Recommended by
51 of 59 experts
Recommended by
8 of 59 experts
ECR# 50# 81
Best Rank# 23# 41
Worst Rank# 107# 156
Composite# 46# 110
Best Rank# 38# 101
Worst Rank# 63# 146
Home Runs2228
Stolen Bases53
Batting Average.277.248
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 52# 98
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 80
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 65
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 107
Brad Richter
# 55# 80
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 74
Site Projections
# 27# 55
Grey Albright
# 47# 52
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 70
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 79# 123
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 84
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 61# 76
Beast Dome
# 52# 54
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 51# 156
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 29# 69
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 25# 71
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 76
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 140
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 52# 147
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 43# 101
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 81
Andrew Gould
# 41# 79
Rudy Gamble
# 27# 149
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 45# 127
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 87
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 53# 86
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 92
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 62
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 54# 126
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 82
Mario Mergola
# 35# 62
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 61
Bill Dubiel
# 61# 83
Nick Mariano
# 58# 95
Bobby Sylvester
# 59# 103
Justin Mason
# 50# 82
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 64
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 83# 91
Dan Harris
# 40# 80
Pierre Camus
# 44# 80
Andrew Seifter
# 42# 78
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 61
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 49# 92
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 82
Jacob Gibbs
# 64# 79
Mick Ciallela
# 48# 141
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 63
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 56# 64
Ariel Cohen
# 23# 96
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 56# 69
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 66
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 72# 41
Paul Sporer
# 81# 46
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 75# 47
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 58
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 78# 58
Wayne Bretsky
# 61# 59
Donkey Teeth
# 85# 66
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 87# 77
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2018 Stats 
At Bats477395
Home Runs2135
Stolen Bases33
Caught Stealing20
Batting Average.277.263
On Base Pct.340.391
Slugging Pct.484.582
On-base Plus Slugging.825.973
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2019 Projections 
At Bats497467
Home Runs2228
Stolen Bases53
Caught Stealing21
Batting Average.277.248
On Base Pct.327.355
Slugging Pct.479.483
On-base Plus Slugging.807.838
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 0-for-2 with two runs scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Braves. The steal was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 19th
Max Muncy was out of Sunday's lineup versus the Rockies with a quad injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 25th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
Max Muncy (wrist) has been facing live pitching in Arizona and is on track to return Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-3 with a walk and solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 24th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 11th
Max Muncy had an MRI Friday afternoon, which revealed a crack in his right wrist. He expects to return to action in 1-2 weeks.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 30th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, and three RBI in Friday's loss to the Mets. The homer was his 23rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Max Muncy, who left Wednesday's game versus the Padres, has been diagnosed with a right wrist contusion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 29th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-5 with a triple, a home run, and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Reds. The homer was his 22nd of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 6th
Max Muncy hit his 33rd homer of the season in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 22nd
 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
Muncy was 2nd in HR-rate among all MLB hitters last season. Granted, he slowed down toward the end of the year and his batting average wasn't ideal, but that type of power certainly warrants a top 100 pick. This is especially the case when he qualifies at second base and third base too.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Muncy was a late bloomer, bouncing around the Athletics' and Dodgers' farm systems for six years before breaking out in a big way at 27 years old. In his first extended opportunity in the Big Leagues, Muncy smacked 35 home runs in just 395 at-bats. That was due in part to a 29.4 percent HR/FB ratio that was one of the highest in baseball, but Muncy was also among the league leaders in hard contact rate. Even if his HR/FB rate drops off, he can make up for it with more games played, making him a decent bet to again top 30 home runs. He won't be an asset in batting average or stolen bases, but he is another example of a big-time power source you can acquire relatively cheaply.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Muncy had batted .195 with five homers in 245 big league plate appearances prior to 2018, so he naturally towered 35 homers with a .407 wOBA. He endured some troubling strikeout woes late in the season and playoffs, but there are plenty of reasons not to anticipate the bottom falling out entirely. Along with a gorgeous 16.4% walk rate, the late bloomer notched a heavy dosage of fly balls (44.9%, only 5.9% popups) and hard hits (47.4%). Per Statcast, only Joey Gallo served up a higher rate of barrels per batted balls than Muncy's 16.9. He's a solid power pick-and tremendous OBP target-if the rest of the room sees an obvious regression candidate.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros