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Who Should I Draft?

Tyler Glasnow or J.T. Realmuto (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 55
Best Rank# 21# 13
Worst Rank# 115# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 49# 48
Best Rank# 40# 39
Worst Rank# 54# 52
   
Projections 
   
Runs76
Home Runs2023
RBI79
Stolen Bases7
Batting Avg.270
Strikeouts196120
Wins11
Saves0
ERA3.53
WHIP1.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 81
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 71
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 75
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 74# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 80# 102
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 46# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 68# 89
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 42# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 47# 72
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 53# 60
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 55# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 85
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 47# 51
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54# 58
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 39# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 54
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 50# 53
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 48# 49
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 110
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 41# 46
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 50# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 51# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 56
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 45
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 61
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 52
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 49# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 72# 128
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 51# 57
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 54# 61
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 50# 52
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 47# 62
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 44
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 51# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 52# 51
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 51
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 55# 50
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 58# 45
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 61# 58
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 61# 49
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 62# 50
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 64# 50
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 78# 51
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 86# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 93# 48
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 98# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 115# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs1111
   
RBI32
   
Stolen Bases4
   
Batting Avg.266
   
Strikeouts9148
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA4.08
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs76
   
Home Runs2023
   
RBI79
   
Stolen Bases7
   
Batting Avg.270
   
Strikeouts196120
   
Wins11
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.53
   
WHIP1.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
J.T. Realmuto
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
News 
 Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
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
 Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, according to ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Jul 31st
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
 Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow) played light catch on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 15th
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (shoulder) returned to Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
 The Rays transferred RHP Tyler Glasnow (elbow) to the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 17th
J.T. Realmuto is dealing with shoulder inflammation and is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Sep 14th
 Rays RHP Tyler Glasnow (elbow) underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed a partial UCL tear as well as a flexor strain. He was placed on the 10-day injured list with no timetable for a return.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 15th
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
Notes 
 Glasnow is really a fascinating case study. He followed up an incredible 60-inning stretch in 2019 (1.78 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 33% strikeout rate) with a bit of a step back last year (4.08 ERA and 1.13 WHIP). But his xFIP in 2020 (2.75) was actually lower than in 2019 (2.94), and his strikeout rate jumped to a whopping 38.2%. The real issue for Glasnow is that he's a two-pitch pitcher, and although both his fastball and curveball are outstanding, they need to be superb at all times for him to have a dominant season. And last year, they were both just a bit worse than the season prior, particularly his fastball. With enormous strikeout upside and a spot in the rotation of one of the best and most pitching-savvy teams in the Rays, Glasnow makes a fine SP2 for a fantasy team. But his injury history, and his lack of a third pitch, make him a bit riskier than others going in his range.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 Glasnow is a classic risk-reward fantasy selection where he's being drafted. A prominent strikeout artist, he has completed six full innings in just 9-of-23 regular season starts since joining the Rays. A two-pitch pitcher, Glasnow is literally un-hittable when he's "on." However, when you have just two pitches, batters can more easily guess what's coming. This is what led to the 27-year-old giving up 11 homers in 2020. The strikeouts are nice but it feels like there's too much potential downside when considering his current ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Never be the first team to draft a catcher, words to live by.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy