J.T. Realmuto Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/18/1991 (31)
J.T. Realmuto Season Stats
Last 10 Games
J.T. Realmuto News
Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto made history in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Friday against the Washington Nationals, but he'll start on the bench in Game 2. Realmuto went 2-for-5 with a double, three stolen bases, an RBI and two strikeouts in Game 1 to become only the second catcher in major-league history to hit 20-plus home runs and steal 20-plus bases in the same season, joining Ivan Rodriguez, who accomplished the feat back in 1999. Realmuto now has 22 home runs and 21 stolen bases in 2022. Garrett Stubbs is behind the dish in Game 2 and is hitting ninth against Nationals right-hander Tommy Romero. In four appearances in September, Stubbs is 1-for-9 with no RBI or runs scored, but he is hitting .276 (27-for-98) on the season.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto was perfect in Friday's 5-3 victory over the Washington Nationals, going 3-for-3 with a home run, a hit-by-pitch, a run, and two RBI. The backstop's having one of the best fantasy seasons of his career, slashing .273/.344/.464 with 16 HRs, 64 runs, 73 RBI, and a career-high 17 SBs. Realmuto's always been fast for a catcher, but his increased aggressiveness on the basepaths has been wonderful for fantasy managers. The 31-year-old stands out as the best catcher in roto leagues.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Miami Marlins. It will be a normal day of rest for Realmuto. Since the All-Star break, Realmuto has been hot, going 18-for-50 (.360) with five home runs, 16 RBI and 10 runs scored in 14 games to raise his season line to .268/.339/.455 with 13 home runs, 54 RBI, 52 runs scored and 13 stolen bases in 378 plate appearances. When he's on the field, Realmuto is a must-start in fantasy. Garrett Stubbs is doing the catching on Thursday and is hitting eighth against Marlins right-hander Edward Cabrera. Stubbs will be a low-upside DFS play on Thursday. He's hitting .270 on the year but has just four home runs and 11 RBI in 30 games played.
Catcher J.T. Realmuto followed up his 2018 and 2019 All-Star campaigns with another excellent performance in the shortened 2020 season. Realmuto posted 11 home runs, 32 RBI, a .266/.349/.491 line, and a 123 OPS+ in 195 plate appearances. Despite a slight decrease in batting average, likely due to an increase in his ground ball rate and decrease in his line drive rate, Realmuto's hitting metrics again supported his impressive performance. His overall exit velocity remained consistent with his 2019 EV figure. His hard-hit rate, essentially, mirrored his hard-hit rates from 2018 and 2019, and he saw a significant increase in barrel rate (13.6% from 8.7% in 2019) that was in the top-12 percent in all of MLB. Furthermore, Realmuto registered an elite 95.5 mph EV on FB/LD (up from 94.4 mph in 2019) which put him in the top-30 of all qualified MLB hitters in 2020. These numbers all suggest that there should be no regression concerns in the HR, RBI, and runs categories for 2021. With Realmuto opting to re-sign with the Phillies, he will remain in the middle of a potent lineup in a hitter's park, which only serves to solidify his standing as the top fantasy catcher in MLB. Realmuto is, justifiably, being taken as the first catcher off of draft boards at an ADP of 39.34. His ADP has slipped a bit due to a fractured thumb that he sustained in late-February. He's yet to make his Grapefruit League appearance but has been taking at-bats in simulated games. The Phillies are just being extra cautious with their $115.5 million investment. He's in no danger of missing Opening Day. Coming off a shortened but solid 2020 campaign, which followed a 2019 campaign where Realmuto led all catchers in at-bats, runs, hits, RBI, and stolen bases, managers should confidently draft Realmuto in the early rounds. He will provide elite HR, RBI, and run totals to go with a .270 average and some steals at a very thin position.