Who Should I Draft?

Miguel Cabrera or J.T. Realmuto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 91
Best Rank# 23# 38
Worst Rank# 107# 154
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 152
Best Rank# 38# 146
Worst Rank# 63# 167
   
Projections 
   
Runs7263
Home Runs2220
RBI7674
Stolen Bases50
Batting Average.277.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 52# 81
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 62
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 93
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 55# 115
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 72# 87
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 88
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 27# 94
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 47# 93
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 86
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 79
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 93
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 61# 75
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 52# 96
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 51# 138
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 29# 103
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 25# 86
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 89
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 133
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 43# 111
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 91
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 98
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 27# 91
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 61# 67
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 45# 115
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 85
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 53# 80
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 86
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 122
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 54# 64
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 81
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 142
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 52# 90
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 81
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 90
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 61# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 83
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 59# 83
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 50# 87
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 88
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 79
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 92
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 59
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 154
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 75# 84
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 49# 59
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 64# 90
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 70
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 56# 121
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 130
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 56# 105
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 93
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 107# 38
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 52# 39
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85# 64
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 83# 75
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats477134
   
Runs7417
   
Hits13240
   
Singles7826
   
Doubles3011
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs213
   
RBI7422
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks3822
   
Strikeouts10427
   
Batting Average.277.299
   
On Base Pct.340.395
   
Slugging Pct.484.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.843
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats497465
   
Runs7263
   
Hits138131
   
Singles8384
   
Doubles2926
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2220
   
RBI7674
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3759
   
Strikeouts10698
   
Batting Average.277.282
   
On Base Pct.327.363
   
Slugging Pct.479.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.832
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 13-4 loss to the Indians on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a single in a 7-3 loss to the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-2 in a 12-2 loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera had a huge game in a 9-6 win over the Rays on Tuesday. Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a grand slam. He finished the night with five RBI.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
Cabrera was inserted into the lineup in the clean-up spot for Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
James Bisson
Tue, Jun 4th
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
You may be inclined to believe Cabrera is done since he has had two subpar seasons in a row, but he is apparently in the best shape of his life. Add in the fact that he will be spending most of his time as the Tigers DH and we might just have the biggest bounceback player on our hands.
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
Cabrera's 2018 season was cut short after just 38 games due to a torn biceps tendon, but in the limited sample size he looked more like the perennial .300 hitter he's been for most of his career than the guy who hit just .249 in 2017. It is hard to expect much more than around 20 HRs from Cabrera at this point -- his 38 HRs in 2016 is the major outlier of the last five seasons -- but even that kind of power output can be useful when it's accompanied by a strong batting average. He's nowhere near the player he once was, but his days as a mixed league asset aren't over quite yet.
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
On the bright side, Cabrera recorded a .360 wOBA after notching a career-low .313 in 2017. The only problem: He played just 38 games due to a ruptured left biceps tendon. Don't bank on a fully healthy season from the first baseman, who turns 36 in April and has averaged 111 games over the last four seasons. Yet last year proved he's still a prolific hitter when healthy, even if no longer a massive home-run threat. If he falls beyond pick 150, it's worth rolling the dice on one of this generation's best sluggers churning out one more vintage season before his Hall of Fame career bites the dust.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros