J.T. Realmuto Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/18/1991 (30)
J.T. Realmuto Season Stats
Last 10 Games
J.T. Realmuto News
Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday. Realmuto's blast was the only run Philadelphia could muster off of starter Max Scherzer in his last game for Washington. Realmuto has been a disappointment this season relative to his lofty expectations, but the Philly backstop has been solid all-around with a .260 batting average, 11 homers, 40 RBI, 38 runs, and six stolen bases. He's got a career-high 46% hard-hit rate and has above-average plate discipline with a 0.45 BB/K, so he should be expected to continue this level of production. He's got good matchups this weekend as the Phillies will be in Pittsburgh for a three-game set.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-5 with a stolen base in a win over the Nationals on Monday. The Philly backstop is now slashing a solid .264/.358/.436 to go with 10 homers, 37 runs, 39 RBI and six steals across 79 games played. He hasn't done anything spectacular, but Realmuto has been solid all-around this season. He's sporting a 9.5 percent barrel rate, a 45 percent hard-hit rate, and an average exit velocity over 90 MPH so the he should continue to have success based on his batted-ball data. Realmuto remains one of the top catching options in fantasy.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto homered against the Atlanta Braves Friday night, going 1-for-3 with a solo shot, a walk, and two runs scored. The home run, off Braves starter Max Fried, was Realmuto's 10th of the season. After being drafted as the top catcher in most fantasy leagues, Realmuto's .816 OPS, 10 homers, and five steals are a bit underwhelming, but he's been excellent over his last 15 games with an .881 OPS, three homers, and a steal in that time. Despite not being the single top catcher this season, he still offers plenty of value for fantasy managers.
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.