Realmuto just signed a five-year, $115M contract with the Phillies, and he suffered a broken thumb on his throwing hand during the first day of Spring Training. Manager Joe Girardi said he would be re-evaluated in two weeks, but ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that he could be sidelined for up to a month. That said, he is fully expected to be in the lineup for Opening Day.
Realmuto has blossomed into one of the best catchers in baseball, and he’s coming off arguably his best season at the plate in 2020. His 125 wRC+ was the second-best mark of his career, and he also finished with 11 homers and four stolen bases in just 47 games. That combination of power and speed is basically unheard of at the catcher position, and it will make Realmuto a hot commodity in fantasy drafts this season.
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