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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or J.T. Realmuto (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 39
Best Rank# 11# 23
Worst Rank# 84# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 77
Best Rank# 39# 57
Worst Rank# 52# 91
   
Projections 
   
Runs7677
Home Runs2332
RBI7994
Stolen Bases73
Batting Average.270.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 51# 64
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 47
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 34# 47
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42# 43
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 39
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 42
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 36# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 46
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 27# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 34# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 59
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 48
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 48
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 34# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 40
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 35# 44
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 30# 38
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 44# 46
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 36# 39
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 45
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 30# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 37# 27
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 27
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 28
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 67# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 30
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 41# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 34
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 38# 34
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 44# 35
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 84# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 40# 36
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 37# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 38
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 38
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 41
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 73# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 44
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats1738
   
Runs332
   
Hits462
   
Singles291
   
Doubles60
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs111
   
RBI324
   
Stolen Bases40
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks160
   
Strikeouts481
   
Batting Average.266.250
   
On Base Pct.349.333
   
Slugging Pct.491.625
   
On-base Plus Slugging.840.958
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats488457
   
Runs7677
   
Hits131129
   
Singles7968
   
Doubles2628
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2332
   
RBI7994
   
Stolen Bases73
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks4062
   
Strikeouts120130
   
Batting Average.270.284
   
On Base Pct.326.370
   
Slugging Pct.475.562
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.933
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  J.T. Realmuto
C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
News 
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, a walk, and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Braves. The homer was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, May 8th
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a single and two-run home run in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Blue Jays. He also struck out once.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, May 8th
 J.T. Realmuto hit an absolute moonshot of a two run homer on Monday off of Adrian Houser. He finished 1-for-4 on the day with two RBIs.
Liam Gibney
Tue, May 4th
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-4 on Thursday with a single and pair of solo home runs. He also struck out once.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, May 7th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto has been scratched from Friday's lineup against the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 30th
Batting fourth and serving as Houston's designated hitter, Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a home run and double on Sunday. He added two runs and an RBI.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 2nd
 J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-3 with a RBI double and a walk during Thursday's extra-inning loss in St. Louis.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, Apr 29th
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez returned to the lineup on Friday after missing time with an illness. He went 2-for-5 with two singles, one run, and one strikeout before all was said and done.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 30th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-4 with a triple, a stolen base, and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Rockies. The steal was his second of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Apr 24th
Astros manager Dusty Baker is hopeful that Yordan Alvarez (illness) will be able to return on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 29th
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
Alvarez missed almost all of last season and had surgery on both of his knees, which is obviously worrisome for his 2021 outlook. His 2019 performance was incredibly impressive on every level (50 homers, 149 RBI in 143 games between the majors and minors), and he offers a high batting average floor to boot. It's all about health with Alvarez, so monitor his performance this spring. If he shows he's remotely healthy, his ADP is going to skyrocket.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Never be the first team to draft a catcher, words to live by.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy