R.J Realmuto’s real name is Jacob Tyler Realmuto, and he was born on March 18, 1991. The Major League Baseball’s Philadelphia Phillies have a deal with the American professional baseball catcher (MLB). He was a member of the Miami Marlins from 2014 to 2018.
Realmuto has been dubbed the “best catcher in baseball” by sports journalists, baseball coaches and managers, and his teammates. Realmuto earned the moniker during the 2018 season, when both FanGraphs and Baseball Prospectus ranked him first among all MLB catchers in Wins Above Replacement.
Joe Girardi, the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, referred to Realmuto as “During spring training in 2020, he was dubbed “the best catcher in baseball,”, while St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina told the Miami Herald in 2018, “As a catcher, you observe other catchers in this league, and you see the way he plays.”
J.T. possesses all of these qualities.” Meanwhile, Phillies pitchers Zack Wheeler and Chase Anderson both told The Philadelphia Inquirer that pitching to Realmuto was a factor in their choice to join the team.
Realmuto has also had success on the offensive side of the ball. His hitting average was 57 points higher than the MLB catchers’ average during the 2018 season.
His slugging percentage was also 63 points higher than average, and his on-base plus slugging was 30 points higher. Realmuto’s strikeout and walk rates have been relatively constant throughout his baseball career, but he has consistently improved at hitting the ball harder and higher, lowering his ground-ball percentage from 49 percent to 43 percent between 2016 and 2018.