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Who Should I Draft?

Randy Arozarena or J.T. Realmuto (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
26 of 50 experts
48%
Recommended by
24 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 37
Best Rank# 11# 20
Worst Rank# 84# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 58
Best Rank# 39# 55
Worst Rank# 52# 64
   
Projections 
   
Runs7681
Home Runs2325
RBI7974
Stolen Bases717
Batting Average.270.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 24
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 63
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 34# 39
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 38# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 48
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 37# 56
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 27# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 47
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 41
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 46
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 34# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 38
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 35# 38
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 30# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 29
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 30# 43
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 41# 61
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 21
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 44# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 28
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 51# 32
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 34
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 67# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 35
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 36
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 44# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42# 37
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 73# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 84# 51
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats17364
   
Runs3315
   
Hits4618
   
Singles299
   
Doubles62
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs117
   
RBI3211
   
Stolen Bases44
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks166
   
Strikeouts4822
   
Batting Average.266.281
   
On Base Pct.349.382
   
Slugging Pct.491.641
   
On-base Plus Slugging.8401.022
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats488500
   
Runs7681
   
Hits131132
   
Singles7979
   
Doubles2625
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2325
   
RBI7974
   
Stolen Bases717
   
Caught Stealing27
   
Walks4045
   
Strikeouts120136
   
Batting Average.270.267
   
On Base Pct.326.329
   
Slugging Pct.475.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.808
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
News 
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto will miss his second straight game with the wrist injury, although it is of note that he has not been placed on the IL.
Ethan Biddle
Tue, May 18th
Randy Arozarena went 3-for-5 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 12-5 win over the Mets.
John Aubin
Sat, May 15th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is not in the lineup for Sunday's matchup against Robbie Ray and the Blue Jays. Andrew Knapp is starting behind the plate and batting sixth with both Realmuto and Harper out.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, May 16th
Randy Arozarena went 1-for-3 with two walks and a three-run homer on Thursday in the Rays' 9-1 win over the Yankees.
John Aubin
Fri, May 14th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto was removed from Saturday's game against the Blue Jays due to a wrist injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 16th
Randy Arozarena went 1-for-4 with a double on Wednesday night as the Rays lost to the Yankees by a 1-0 score.
John Aubin
Thu, May 13th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 0-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI in Friday's win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, May 15th
Randy Arozarena went 1-for-4 with a double, scored a run and drove in a run on Thursday as the Rays defeated the Angels by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Fri, May 7th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list, but he hasn't tested positive.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 13th
Randy Arozarena went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base on Tuesday as the Rays beat the Angels by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, May 5th
Notes 
 Realmuto fractured the thumb on his throwing hand in mid-February, and is iffy for Opening Day. He is in a tier to himself among catchers when healthy, putting up consistently excellent numbers in what is the thinnest of positions. He had the highest barrel rate and hard hit percentage of his career in 2020, and also walked at a career-best pace. Realmuto is in his age-30 season, so that's getting near the point where catchers begin to decline. But given that he's shown no real slippage in his skills to this point, his numbers shouldn't fall off much in 2021, assuming he has no setbacks and returns on or around Opening Day. Back with Philadelphia now and for several years after signing a five-year contract, Realmuto is the only catcher worth drafting before the sixth or seventh round.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Fantasy managers will likely remember Arozarena's remarkable postseason, when he slashed .377/.442/.831. But his regular season (.281/.382/.641) would make him a strong fantasy asset if he could repeat hit. Arozarena wasn't looked at as a high impact prospect, but he put on significant muscle before last year and it manifested itself in his power production. There's a 25-homer bat in his skill set, and the fact that he'll likely throw in 15-20 steals should give him a high floor regardless. Don't pay for the postseason, of course, but Arozarena should be a rock solid fantasy outfielder in 2021.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Never be the first team to draft a catcher, words to live by.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy