J.T. Realmuto Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 29 (March 18, 1991) | 6' 1" | 210lbs. | Bats: Right C-133 1B-4 DH-1 PH-5
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
MIA NL 2016 137 509 60 154 28 100 31 0 11 48 12 4 .303 .343 .428 5 18 .357 49/20/30 21 20
MIA NL 2017 141 532 68 148 36 106 31 5 17 65 8 2 .278 .332 .451 6 18 .318 48/18/34 19 18
MIA A+ 2018 1 3 3 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.00 1.00 2.33 25 0 1.00 n/a
MIA NL 2018 125 477 74 132 38 104 30 3 21 74 3 2 .277 .340 .484 7 20 .312 40/23/37 20 20
PHI NL 2019 145 538 92 148 41 123 36 3 25 83 9 1 .275 .328 .493 7 21 .309 39/23/38 23 23
PHI NL 2020 11 39 9 11 5 10 0 0 5 12 0 0 .282 .364 .667 11 23 .250 62/7/31 3 3
Career 7yrs 696 2565 356 714 168 521 150 19 89 338 40 13 .278 .327 .456 6 19 .316 n/a
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Just homered in the top of the fifth -- in Citizens Bank.

Phils take a 5-3 lead against the Yanks on the road at home.

Alex Patton Alex

We're going to have a hella revise when the games come back, for these reasons. But until we know what the season is it's impossible to assess playing time issues.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 18

I'm not sure it's as much the cumulative innings as it is the innings per week/month for catchers (and relief pitchers). (Not that the cumulative innings are irrelevant.) I think I'd bump it up some, but not as much as 90+%.

mike fenger mike
Mar 18

I buy that and would extend the reasoning to all star players including pitchers. If there is a shortened season, but you know the powers don't want that.

Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Mar 18

Thinking about shortened season effects - and one might be that the presumption that a stud catcher like Realmuto's value is likely to be capped by playing time.

But if we end up with a 120 game season, the Phillies might be more inclined to have Realmuto catching 90+% of their games, instead of the 84% in the Rotoman projection.

Especially with his FA season looming ...

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 17

J.T. Realmuto (C) PHI - Mar. 06

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=738958

Realmuto is a candidate to lead off this season, at least until Andrew McCutchen (knee) returns from the injured list, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Realmuto batted everywhere from second to fifth last season. A catcher leading off would certainly be unusual, but Realmuto has good speed for the position, stealing at least eight bases in four of the last five seasons. His .328 on-base percentage from last season is hardly an elite mark for a leadoff man, but he's been as high as .343 in that category in the past. If he does move up to the leadoff spot, expect a few extra runs, offset by a slight drop in RBI. Scott Kingery, Adam Haseley and Roman Quinn were also mentioned by manager Joe Girardi as options for the role. 

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 7

An arbitration case I would really have liked to watch. (I'd like to watch them all.) How hard did his agent push the fielding metrics? How hard did the Phillies try to debunk the metrics?

In any event, the Phillies won. $10 million is not chump change -- it's said to be a record for a catcher -- but it's a long way from the $12.4 million the player was asking. All he has to do is stay healthy to find out, soon, what he would have gotten as a free agent.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 21

When you win both the Gold Glove and the Silver Slugger Award, it's fair to say you've had a decent year.

Strangely, he only came in fourth in the Fielding Bible voting that John Dewan conducts. And Dewan didn't vote for him at all.

According to Fangraphs, fielding was the strongest part of his game. Three times stronger than what he did with his bat.

Baseball-Reference isn't ready to go that far: 7 Rbat, 10 Rfield.

But they both say he contributed more crouched behind the plate than standing next to it, which is quite a statement, looking at his runs, homers, ribbies and batting average.

And look at those stolen bases!

In our game, I think it's fair to say if you paid $30 for him you got your money's worth.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 25
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 4.8 Bat 17 Field 1 Run 5 HR/FB 15% Pull 45% Hard 39% IFFB 11%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 5.7 Bat 6 Field 18 Run 5 HR/FB 16% Pull 44% Hard 46% IFFB 9%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19