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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
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
27 of 51 experts
47%
Recommended by
24 of 51 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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 33# 45
   
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
1B,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
1B,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
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
News 
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, two RBI, and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Sep 22nd
Randy Arozarena went 0-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored in Friday's 4-3 win over the Yankees.
John Aubin
Sat, Oct 2nd
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Sep 16th
Randy Arozarena went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to Houston by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 29th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (shoulder) returned to Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
Randy Arozarena went 2-for-4 with a three-run double in Friday's 8-0 win over the Marlins.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
 J.T. Realmuto is dealing with shoulder inflammation and is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Sep 14th
Randy Arozarena went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in Wednesday's 7-1 win over Toronto.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 0-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers. The steal was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Sep 9th
Randy Arozarena went 1-for-3 with a double and drove in a run on Saturday as the Rays beat the Tigers by a 7-4 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 18th
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