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Who Should I Draft?

Victor Robles or J.T. Realmuto (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  J.T. Realmuto
J.T. Realmuto
Victor Robles
Victor Robles
Recommended by
29 of 46 experts
Recommended by
17 of 46 experts
ECR# 53# 55
Best Rank# 23# 13
Worst Rank# 111# 110
Composite# 54# 78
Best Rank# 47# 70
Worst Rank# 64# 88
Home Runs96
Stolen Bases310
Batting Average.276.262
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 68
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 55
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 51
Site Projections
# 32# 38
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 55# 61
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 56
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 59
Andrew Gould
# 52# 54
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 54
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 49
Chris Meaney
# 68# 75
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 51
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 44
Mario Mergola
# 38# 110
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 55# 61
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 56
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 68
Bill Dubiel
# 63# 69
Bobby Sylvester
# 37# 54
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 52# 73
Donkey Teeth
# 53# 55
Dan Harris
# 43# 62
Andrew Seifter
# 51# 62
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 72
Ariel Cohen
# 23# 43
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 48# 51
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 60
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 55
George Kurtz
# 52# 61
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 111# 13
Chris Mitchell
# 67# 16
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 35
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 59# 37
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 47
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 48
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 49
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 55# 49
Pierre Camus
# 62# 50
Brendan Tuma
# 75# 51
Carmen Maiorano
# 70# 52
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 54
Nick Mariano
# 65# 55
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 55
Nate Miller
# 66# 58
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 60
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 87# 72
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.T. Realmuto
J.T. Realmuto
Victor Robles
Victor Robles
2019 Stats 
At Bats538546
Home Runs2517
Stolen Bases928
Caught Stealing19
Batting Average.275.255
On Base Pct.328.326
Slugging Pct.493.419
On-base Plus Slugging.820.745
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.T. Realmuto
J.T. Realmuto
Victor Robles
Victor Robles
2020 Projections 
At Bats184200
Home Runs96
Stolen Bases310
Caught Stealing14
Batting Average.276.262
On Base Pct.329.310
Slugging Pct.482.422
On-base Plus Slugging.811.732
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.T. Realmuto
J.T. Realmuto
Victor Robles
Victor Robles
 J.T. Realmuto told reporters Thursday that extension talks with the Phillies have not progressed since the shutdown.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 9th
Victor Robles is expected to be at camp on Wednesday or Thursday. Robles and Soto have been quarantining in accordance with Washington, DC's rules.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 14th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 11th
Nationals manager Dave Martinez spoke with reporters on Wednesday and hinted that he would like to keep Trea Turner and Adam Eaton together at the top of the Washington lineup, with Soto batting third. This would mean that Victor Robles, who had been getting a look at batting leadoff, would drop back down in the order.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 12th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-3 with a home run in Wednesday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his first of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
Nationals outfielder Victor Robles went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the New York Mets.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
  Nationals outfielder Victor Robles injured himself on a throw last week and has not appeared in a game since, but he has been hitting in the cages and could return to game action as early as this weekend, according to Pete Kerzel of
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
 Look, we get it. No one really wants to draft a catcher. And for those of you in two-catcher leagues (first off, stop), no one wants to draft two catchers. But if you decide that you want to have an advantage at the position, it makes sense to take J.T. Realmuto here because of the overall production he'll bring and the added volume of games he'll play in his second season in Philadelphia. If there are no other players you like on the board and you feel like you can get adequate value at the other positions later, go ahead and click the draft button.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There's a lot of talk around Victor Robles' lack of exit velocity in his first season, and it's warranted. Same with the discussion around his expected stats. That's also warranted. But do you know what he does give you? He gives you elite speed that you need, and he's not a zero in batting average or power. He went 17/28 last year, and that's in a bad year when the peripherals didn't look good. Imagine what he can do if he shows the plus-hit tool that he showed in the minors.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Realmuto didn't quite live up to the lofty expectations last year but still managed to finish as the top catcher in fantasy baseball. He is a near-lock to again lead the position in steals and runs while providing 20+ homers, 75+ RBI and a solid batting average. His ceiling might not be as high as Gary Sanchez, but you know you are drafting a sure-fire top 100 player with Realmuto.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Robles did not help from a batting average standpoint but he is still young enough that progress can be expected. Where he did help, however, was on the basepaths with nearly 30 steals to go with 86 runs. He has sufficient power and should grow into more so his seventh-round ADP seems perfect.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Didn't live up to the hype in year one with Phillies but played far better in the second half
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Starling Marte upside without the draft day sizzle. 2020 is going to be a breakout year for the 5-tool "Dude." If he makes more consistent contact he can be a 30/40 monster. Don't pay for THAT, but dream on it. Huge upside here. One of the more overlooked and underrated Fantasy OF's in the game.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  Robles is only ranked this high because of his power/speed combo but I do not see myself owning very many shares this season. His counting stats were decent in 2019 but his underlying stats were pretty atrocious. He hit the ball very softly and struck out far too often for a guy you would like to see batting at the top end of the lineup. Has the potential to turn it around, but I am not expecting it this season.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Nationals are talking about having him hit leadoff this season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros