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 is getting the day off during the team's season finale against the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Andrew Knapp is catching for the team and batting eighth in the lineup. Realmuto had another strong season at the plate in 2021. Over 133 games, he slashed .263/.343/.440 with 17 home runs, 13 stolen bases, 73 RBI and 64 runs. He figures to be one of the first catchers off the board in all fantasy drafts once again next spring.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto will start Friday's game against the Miami Marlins on the bench. Realmuto is enjoying another productive season, hitting .265 with a .346 on-base percentage, 17 home runs, and 13 stolen bases in 532 plate appearances. Andrew Knapp is starting behind the plate instead and batting eighth. In 148 plate appearances this season, the 29-year-old is batting .156 with a .218 on-base percentage and two home runs. Fantasy managers are probably better off looking elsewhere for streaming help.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss at the Braves on Thursday. The blast was Realmuto's 17th of the season as he's been among the most consistent fantasy producers at catcher, even if he fell short of his billing as the top catcher in fantasy back in March. The 30-year-old backstop ranks fifth among catchers with a .265 batting average and his 13 steals is a nice bonus as no other catcher has more than eight. Toss in a strong .346 on-base percentage and a .444 slugging percentage and you've got a top-five catcher in fantasy. He'll look to finish the season strong with three games at his former club, the Miami Marlins.
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.