2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: J.T. Realmuto
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at the new Phillies catcher and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
After months of rumors, J.T. Realmuto will head to Philadelphia via a trade with the Marlins. Coming off of a season in which Realmuto recorded career highs in home runs and RBI, he receives a boost in ballpark factors and will hit in a much better lineup. Realmuto commences his tenure with the Phillies after leading all catchers in the National League in at-bats (477), runs (74), doubles (30), average (.277), slugging percentage (.484), extra-base hits (54) and tied for first in RBI (74). He also ranked second in home runs (21) and on-base percentage (.340).
With the premise Miami represents a bottom five ballpark in term of ballpark factors, Citizens Bank Park sits among the top five venues to hit in. In an effort to see what effect shifting cities could impart on Realmuto, here’s his home and road splits from last year along with his career numbers:
In home games, Realmuto put up pedestrian numbers as a Marlin. Yes, the ballpark worked against him but look at the...