In 71 games this season, Marlins’ catcher J.T. Realmuto has already been as valuable as he was in 141 games last season, when he set his career high in fWAR. Among all position players, the 27-year-old catcher’s 3.6 fWAR is 16th in the major leagues. When you look at just catchers, this mark is tops by an entire win.
Realmuto has potentially evolved into the best catcher in the game. His bat is outstanding, as he carries a .312/.366/.535 slash line over 311 plate appearances. He has hit 12 home runs, driven in 45 RBIs and boasts a 144 wRC+, a mark that is 60 points higher than expected of the MLB-average catcher. That makes him among the best hitters in baseball, let alone the best-hitting catchers.
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