J.T. Realmuto

FPPG: 9.0  |  FanDuel Salary: $3,400
FPPG: 9.0  |  FanDuel Salary: $3,400
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Phillies' J.T. Realmuto (thumb) expects to be ready by Opening Day

Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto expects to be ready to play Opening Day, he told media Saturday.

What It Means:

Realmuto has missed the start of Spring Training due to a fractured thumb, but his cast has been removed and it seems as though he's on track for a full recovery by the beginning of the season. "Everything's still on time," Realmuto said. "From [next Thursday], it'll give me three weeks to get ready for the season. Which, I mean, that's plenty of time -- in my opinion. That's what we had for the Summer Camp last year." If Realmuto faces a setback over the next few weeks, look for Andrew Knapp to assume the starting role.

Our models currently project Realmuto for a .270 batting average with an .810 OPS, 24 home runs, 74 RBI and 77 runs across 530 plate appearances this season.