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 has been slumping at the plate so far in May. Over 16 appearances this month, he is slashing .169/.246/.271 with just three extra-base hits: a home run, a double and a triple. The 31-year-old veteran currently has an average exit velocity of 86.3 mph, which is down significantly from what we're used to seeing from him. He was right around 90 mph in each of the last three years and his career average is 89 mph. Meanwhile, his hard-hit rate is down from 44.7% last year to 35.1% this year. Very few catchers across the league are providing much value for fantasy managers thus far, so we encourage patience with Realmuto, who has been a mainstay atop the catcher rankings for several years.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto isn't in the starting lineup on Wednesday for a matchup with the Seattle Mariners. Realmuto is batting .255 with a .321 on-base percentage, two home runs, and three stolen bases in 112 plate appearances this season. Instead, it'll be Garrett Stubbs catching and batting ninth on Wednesday against the Mariners and right-handed starter Logan Gilbert. Stubbs is hitting .286 with a .333 on-base percentage in 15 plate appearances this season. Given the tough matchup, fantasy managers are probably better off looking elsewhere for streaming help at catcher.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is absent from the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Ryan Feltner and the Colorado Rockies. Garrett Stubbs will be handling catching duties for the team in the game. Realmuto started each of the team's last 10 games, so he was certainly due for a rest day. The 31-year-old is slashing .303/.343/.409 with one home run, two stolen bases, three RBI and 12 runs scored over 17 games this year. Expect to see him back behind the plate for the series finale on Thursday.
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.