J.T. Realmuto, Catcher, Miami Marlins, #20
Date of Birth: 3/18/1991
Birthplace: Del City, Oklahoma
J.T. Realmuto, catcher for the Miami Marlins, was a top player in high school. The Marlins drafted him in 2010 and he gave up a baseball scholarship to Oklahoma State University to sign with the Marlins.
Realmuto played in the Marlins' minor league system from 2010 through most of 2014. During that time, he had 421 hits, 78 doubles, 53 stolen bases, 200 RBIs, and 280 strikeouts to 147 walks in 434 games. As a catcher, he made 261 assists, 2,601 putouts, and 44 errors in 364 games. He caught players trying to steal 37.5 percent of the time.
In 2015, Realmuto played in 126 games with the Marlins. He finished the season with 114 hits, 21 doubles, 47 RBIs, and a .250 batting average. As a catcher in 118 games, he made 46 assists, 836 putouts, and 6 errors. He caught players trying to steal 27.1% of the time and he had a .993 fielding percentage.
Realmuto had a strong 2016 season, finishing with a .303 batting average in 137 games. He had 154 hits, 31 doubles, and 48 RBIs. Defensively, as the Marlins' catcher in 129 games, he made 80 assists, 1,069 putouts, and 10 errors. He had a .991 fielding percentage and he caught players trying to steal 35.4% of the time.
Career batting statistics for Realmuto through 2016 include:
- 274 games played
- 275 hits
- 53 doubles
- 104 RBIs
- .281 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Realmuto as a catcher through 2016 include:
- 256 games played
- 129 assists
- 1,956 putouts
- 17 errors
- .315 caught stealing percentage
- .992 fielding percentage