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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
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
29 of 51 experts
43%
Recommended by
22 of 51 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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 33# 47
   
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
1B,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
1B,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
1B,C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
News 
 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
Slugger Yordan Alvarez was the first of four Astros to hit a home run against the Athletics on Saturday. He finished the day 1-for-4 with the three-run blast but also struck out once. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 10-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Oct 3rd
 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
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a single against the Rays on Tuesday. He also struck out twice in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Tampa Bay by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 29th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (shoulder) returned to Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-4 with a single, double, and two-run homer against the Angels on Wednesday evening. He scored twice and totaled three RBI along the way. Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 9-5 in 12 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 23rd
 J.T. Realmuto is dealing with shoulder inflammation and is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Sep 14th
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez finished 1-for-5 with a two-run homer against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. He also stranded four runners on base in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 6-4 in 10 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 19th
 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
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two-run homer against the Rangers on Monday. He also walked once and scored four times in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 15-1.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Sep 14th
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