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Who Should I Draft?

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or J.T. Realmuto (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
43 of 43 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 57
Best Rank# 1# 14
Worst Rank# 6# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 56
Best Rank# 2# 44
Worst Rank# 5# 78
   
Projections 
   
Runs10976
Home Runs4121
RBI11177
Stolen Bases311
Batting Average.305.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 64
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 58
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 4# 65
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 4# 46
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 3# 62
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 28
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 6# 75
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 4# 30
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 2# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 88
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 53
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 54
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 1# 59
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 4# 53
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 4# 69
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 61
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 4
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 58
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 4# 67
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 49
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 4# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 4# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 65
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 32
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 3# 60
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 111
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 3# 51
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 3# 49
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 78
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 6# 71
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 3# 14
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 4# 65
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 2# 85
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 3# 53
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 4# 75
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 5# 61
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 65
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats604476
   
Runs12364
   
Hits188125
   
Singles11079
   
Doubles2925
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs4817
   
RBI11173
   
Stolen Bases413
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks8648
   
Strikeouts110129
   
Batting Average.311.263
   
On Base Pct.401.343
   
Slugging Pct.601.439
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.002.782
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568505
   
Runs10976
   
Hits173133
   
Singles9982
   
Doubles3126
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs4121
   
RBI11177
   
Stolen Bases311
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks7747
   
Strikeouts106133
   
Batting Average.305.262
   
On Base Pct.388.325
   
Slugging Pct.584.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.972.776
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
News 
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 0-for-3 with a walk on Sunday against the Reds.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 22nd
J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored on Monday against the Braves.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 24th
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a single, walk, and was hit by a pitch in his five plate appearances on Monday. The first basemen scored once during the 6-2 win over the Mariners.
Brad Richter
Tue, May 17th
J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-4 with an RBI on Wednesday against the Padres.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 18th
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1-for-4 on Wednesday against the Yankees, extending his hitting streak to nine games.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 11th
J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-5 with two RBI on Monday against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 10th
 Friday's scheduled game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Cleveland Guardians has been postponed due to inclement weather.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 6th
J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored on Tuesday against the Rangers.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 3rd
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1-for-2 with two runs scored, two RBI, and a home run on Thursday against the Guardians.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 5th
J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base on Tuesday against the Rockies.
Dan Harris
Tue, Apr 26th
Notes 
 The young slugger put it all together in 2021, tying for the MLB lead in HRs and leading the AL in runs, OBP and slugging percentage in his age-22 season. Statcast numbers and other peripherals fully supported the gaudy surface stats. Guerrero alleviated concerns that he hit the ball on the ground too much by cutting his ground-ball rate from 55% to 44%. Vladito doesn't steal bases, but he gives you everything else. And unlike his famous dad, he's actually willing to take a walk. Guerrero deserves to be taken in the top half of the first round.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
Some of us still want to think of the 28-year-old Realmuto, who was the best catcher in baseball. But he's entering his age-31 season and is likely on the downside of his career. Catchers tend to fall off precipitously after age 30, so Realmuto will have to stave off Father Time. Double-digit steals from the catcher slot are always a bonus for fantasy managers, but Realmuto is no longer a catcher for whom you should reach. The Phillies' lineup is full of holes and won't provide much support outside of Bryce Harper. However, the universal DH rule adds to Realmuto's value. He'll get more at bats and more rest for his legs. He's still a great option at catcher. Just don't reach.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros