J.T. Realmuto Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 212 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 was a sensation at the plate in Friday's World Series Game 1. He went 2-for-4 in the 6-5 victory with a double, a walk, three RBI and a solo home run in the 10th inning that was the eventual game-winning run. Realmuto has been one of the best Phillies hitters this postseason, slashing .267/.353/.489 with three homers, six RBI and 11 runs across 12 games. After a solid regular season in which he posted an .820 OPS with 21 stolen bases, the 31-year-old will look to keep producing in the middle of Philadelphia's lineup.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto contributed to the offensive outburst in Saturday's Game 4 victory over the San Diego Padres, going 1-for-2 at the plate with a home run, two walks, and three runs scored. It's his second playoff home run, and he now has a .688 OPS through his first 37 career postseason at-bats, all this season. After a strong Division Series, Realmuto has just two hits in the NLCS, but he'll look to push the Phillies to the World Series in Game 5 against Yu Darvish.
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.
A lot of people expected Realmuto to begin to fall off in his age-31 season in 2022, and it was certainly seeming like that was happening after he was slashing just .226/.290/.323 in late May. From then on, however, Realmuto was one of the most valuable fantasy bats in the entire game. He finished the year with a strong .274/.340/.476 slash line with 22 homers and 21 steals, becoming one of only seven hitters to put up a 20-20 season. It was all the more valuable for fantasy managers getting that kind of production out of their catcher slot, and I expect most Realmuto teams did quite well last season. His health is still a slight concern just because it's not easy to be a veteran player playing this many games behind the plate - but to his credit, it has not been an issue thus far. I can't make a strong case to not draft Realmuto as the first catcher off the board, but I do think the downside given his age might be a reason to balk at the draft cost, which is sure to be high after his elite 2022 season.