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
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
50 of 56 experts
11%
Recommended by
6 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 81
Best Rank# 23# 41
Worst Rank# 107# 156
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 110
Best Rank# 38# 101
Worst Rank# 63# 146
   
Projections 
   
Runs7276
Home Runs2228
RBI7679
Stolen Bases53
Batting Average.277.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
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
Going For 2
# 55# 80
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 74
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 55
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 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
   
Muntradamus
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
   
KJ
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
FantasyPros
# 41# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 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
Sporfolio
# 35# 62
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 52# 80
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 61
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 61# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 95
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 59# 103
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 50# 82
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 64
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 83# 91
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 80
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 80
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 61
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 49# 92
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 64# 79
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 141
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 56# 64
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 96
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 56# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 66
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 72# 41
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 81# 46
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 75# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 58
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 61# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85# 66
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats477395
   
Runs7475
   
Hits132104
   
Singles7850
   
Doubles3017
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2135
   
RBI7479
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks3879
   
Strikeouts104131
   
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
   
Runs7276
   
Hits138116
   
Singles8365
   
Doubles2921
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2228
   
RBI7679
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3778
   
Strikeouts106142
   
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
News 
 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
Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Giants on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
 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
Max Muncy went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 3-2 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Max Muncy went 2-for-4 with two solo homers and a walk as the Dodgers fell to the Angels 5-3 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a walk as the Dodges fell to the Giants 2-1 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
Notes 
 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