Jacob Realmuto is Projected to Be the #1 Catcher...Ahead of Yadier Molina the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Jacob Realmuto to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 67.82 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Yadier Molina making him our #1 ranked catcher. He has averaged 2.94 fantasy points in his past 252 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.01 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#4) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #2 most highly owned catcher. He is also currently the #1 ranked catcher.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Jacob Realmuto (99% OWN)68 FP, 3.01 per game377 FP, 125 gp, 3.02 per game (#1)
#2 Yadier Molina (81% OWN)63 FP, 2.57 per game338 FP, 123 gp, 2.75 per game (#2)
#3 Gary Sanchez (100% OWN)61 FP, 2.98 per game232 FP, 88 gp, 2.64 per game (#4)
#4 Wilson Ramos (98% OWN)60 FP, 2.86 per game286 FP, 109 gp, 2.62 per game (#5)
#5 Buster Posey (85% OWN)58 FP, 2.31 per game262 FP, 105 gp, 2.49 per game (#10)

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WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Jacob Realmuto is projected for 5.28 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #3 ranked catcher and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Gary Sanchez but behind Tucker Barnhart the rest of the week. Week 24 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#1). He is projected for 17.01 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Yadier Molina (81% OWN)8.5 FP (61% ST)2.57 FP
#2 Tucker Barnhart (24% OWN)6.1 FP (18% ST)2.24 FP
#3 Jacob Realmuto (99% OWN)5.3 FP (98% ST)3.01 FP
#4 Gary Sanchez (100% OWN)5.1 FP (94% ST)2.98 FP
#5 Will Smith (92% OWN)4.74 FP (81% ST)2.75 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Jacob Realmuto (99% OWN)17 FP (98% ST)3.01 FP
#2 Yadier Molina (81% OWN)14.8 FP (61% ST)2.57 FP
#3 Buster Posey (85% OWN)14.3 FP (67% ST)2.31 FP
#4 Gary Sanchez (100% OWN)14.3 FP (94% ST)2.98 FP
#5 Jose Trevino (1% OWN)14.1 FP (1% ST)2.3 FP

JACOB REALMUTO IS THE #10 C/1B ON FANDUEL AND IS THE #12 HIGHEST PRICED ON 8/31

He is projected for 10.8 FanDuel points and priced at $3.6K. Using average points per dollar in the player pool, he is expected to produce 10.21 FPs, making him worth +$208 more than $3.6K. Below are how he ranks on FanDuel. Look for players with comparable or more fantasy points at a lower or same salary.

FANDUEL (C/1B) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#8 Matt Olson11.2 FD Points$3400
#9 Sam Travis10.8 FD Points$2600
#10 Jacob Realmuto10.8 FD Points$3600
#11 Anthony Rizzo10.7 FD Points$3900
#12 Pete Alonso10.7 FD Points$4000

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

JACOB REALMUTOFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019684.013.214.47.21.1
-- Per Game (23 Proj)3.00.180.590.640.320.05
8/26 to 9/1 (1.7 Games)5.30.331.11.10.480.08
9/2 to 9/8 (5.5 Games)17.01.13.33.61.80.28
2019 Season364207181377
-- Per Game (127 GP)2.90.160.560.640.290.06
2018 to 2019740411451557510
-- Per Game (252 GP)2.90.160.580.620.300.04