PITTSBURGH – After multiple injuries to superstar players (Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez, Christian Yelich), firing their manager in-season (Mike Redmond) and overall poor performance by a host of veteran and free agent acquisitions (Mat Latos, Dan Haren), the emergence of prospect-turned-everyday-player, J.T. Realmuto has been a bright spot in the midst of another lost season for the Miami Marlins.
Over the course of 114 games, Realmuto has hit 10 home runs to go along with 45 RBI, 46 runs and seven stolen bases, while slashing .253/.284/.404. In September, he is hitting .368/.366/.658 with three home runs, including a 10-game hit streak dating back to August 31.
The 10 home runs over the course of the year are tied for 12th-most amongst everyday catchers (i.e. – those who only play catcher and not another position), while the seven stolen bases are the most of any catcher this year.