Who Should I Draft?

Miguel Cabrera or J.T. Realmuto (2019)

Experts' Pick
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera
Recommended by
53 of 59 experts
Recommended by
6 of 59 experts
ECR# 50# 90
Best Rank# 23# 38
Worst Rank# 107# 154
Composite# 46# 152
Best Rank# 38# 146
Worst Rank# 63# 167
Home Runs2220
Stolen Bases50
Batting Average.277.282
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 52# 81
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 62
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 93
Brad Richter
# 55# 115
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 72# 87
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 66
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 88
Site Projections
# 27# 94
Grey Albright
# 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
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
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 133
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 43# 111
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 91
Andrew Gould
# 41# 98
Rudy Gamble
# 27# 91
Wayne Bretsky
# 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
# 35# 142
Paul Sporer
# 81
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 90
Bill Dubiel
# 61# 88
Nick Mariano
# 58# 83
Bobby Sylvester
# 59# 83
Justin Mason
# 50# 87
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 88
Dan Harris
# 40# 79
Pierre Camus
# 44# 92
Andrew Seifter
# 42# 59
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 154
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 75# 84
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 49# 59
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 99
Jacob Gibbs
# 64# 90
Mick Ciallela
# 48# 70
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 88
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 56# 121
Ariel Cohen
# 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
# 85# 64
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 87# 70
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 78# 74
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 83# 75
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera
2018 Stats 
At Bats477134
Home Runs213
Stolen Bases30
Caught Stealing20
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
Miguel Cabrera
2019 Projections 
At Bats497465
Home Runs2220
Stolen Bases50
Caught Stealing21
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
Miguel Cabrera
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 7-2 loss to Cleveland on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with two RBI in a 12-11 win over the Yankees on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 4-3 loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 2nd
 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
Miguel Cabrera (biceps) has returned to the Tigers' lineup on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Astros on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Aug 20th
 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