Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Pham or J.T. Realmuto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 49
Best Rank# 24# 23
Worst Rank# 82# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 72# 46
Best Rank# 60# 38
Worst Rank# 73# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs9172
Home Runs2222
RBI7176
Stolen Bases175
Batting Average.272.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 44# 52
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 52
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34# 107
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 38# 55
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 30# 72
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 27
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 66
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 51# 79
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 51
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 55# 61
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 26# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 41# 61
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 36# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 61
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 36# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 56
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 46# 54
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 72
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 35
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 44# 52
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 51# 81
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 41
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 45# 61
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 58
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 57# 59
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 36# 50
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 42# 83
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 85
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 31# 47
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 62# 75
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 44# 64
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 48
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 40# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 42
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 45# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 47# 40
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 49# 29
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 50# 43
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 53# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 54# 43
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 58# 49
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 60# 56
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 72# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 47
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 77# 27
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 81# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 82# 52
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats494477
   
Runs10274
   
Hits136132
   
Singles9178
   
Doubles1830
   
Triples63
   
Home Runs2121
   
RBI6374
   
Stolen Bases153
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks6738
   
Strikeouts140104
   
Batting Average.275.277
   
On Base Pct.367.340
   
Slugging Pct.464.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.825
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats508497
   
Runs9172
   
Hits138138
   
Singles9083
   
Doubles2229
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2222
   
RBI7176
   
Stolen Bases175
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks6937
   
Strikeouts146106
   
Batting Average.272.277
   
On Base Pct.359.327
   
Slugging Pct.462.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.807
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
News 
 Tommy Pham went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a loss to the Angels on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
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
 Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a walk in Friday’s 9-4 win over the Angels.
John Aubin
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
 Tommy Pham went 3-for-5 on Wednesday as the Rays beat the A's by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
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
 Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday as the Rays lost to the Athletics by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
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
 Tommy Pham (wrist) is back in the Rays' lineup Sunday after leaving the game on Saturday after getting hit in the wrist with a pitch.
John Aubin
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
Notes 
 Despite playing 34 fewer games than Andrew Benintendi over the last two seasons, Pham has outplayed him from a fantasy perspective. Pham is being drafted four rounds later and is coming off one of the best second-halfs in the MLB
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 After breaking out in 2017 with a .306 average, 23 HRs, and 25 SBs, Pham's numbers were down through nearly 100 games in 2018 before he was traded to Tampa, where he finished with a flurry. The end result was a perfectly respectable .275/102/21/63/15 roto line that was good enough to rank 16th among outfielders. Pham may strike out a bit too much to be a true .300 hitter, but he isn't a batting average liability, and there is no reason he can't again go 20-20 as long as the Rays continue to give him the green light on the base paths. He is a bit of an injury risk, but has shown he can make a big impact in 130-140 games.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Despite batting .248/.331/.399 with a .323 wOBA prior to the Cardinals trading him, Pham's .283 xBA and .364 xwOBA called for a rebound. He did just that and more, going .343/.448/.622 In 39 games with the Rays. Put it all together, and he was one of eight hitters to hit at least .275 with 20 homers and 15 steals. There's room for more across the board, as he recorded MLB's third-best hard-hit rate (48.5%) last season and poached 25 bags in 2017.
Andrew Gould - 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