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|Artist||fressica on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop)|
|Credit||Originally posted to Flickr as "Mets vs Marlins 5/30/15 May Citifield" Cropped by UCinternational|
|Desc||J. T. Realmuto|
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American baseball player
J. T. Realmuto is ...
|Born||18 March 1991 in Del City|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||United States of America|
|Member of sports team||Miami Marlins|
About J. T. Realmuto
J.T. Realmuto: The All-Star Catcher Who's Changing the Game
J.T. Realmuto was born on March 18, 1991, in Del City, Oklahoma. He grew up playing baseball and football, but it was on the diamond where he truly excelled. As a high school catcher, he was named the Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year in 2009, and he was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the third round of the 2010 MLB draft.
Realmuto made his major league debut in 2014, and he quickly established himself as one of the best catchers in the game. He's known for his strong arm, his ability to block pitches in the dirt, and his skill at framing pitches to make them look like strikes. He's also a solid hitter, with a career batting average of .278 and an OPS of .769.
But what really sets Realmuto apart is his athleticism. He's one of the fastest catchers in the game, and he's not afraid to use his speed to steal bases or stretch singles into doubles. He's also a versatile player who can play first base or the outfield if needed.
Off the field, Realmuto is known for his work ethic and his dedication to his family. He's married to his high school sweetheart, Alexis, and they have two daughters together. He's also active in the community, and he's been involved in several charitable organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
In 2018, Realmuto was named an All-Star for the first time, and he won his first Silver Slugger award. He was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2019, and he continued to play at a high level, earning his second All-Star nod in 2019 and his third in 2021.
Realmuto's impact on the game goes beyond his individual accomplishments. He's helping to change the way catchers are valued in baseball. Traditionally, catchers were seen as defensive specialists who didn't need to hit well to be valuable. But Realmuto is proving that a catcher who can hit and run can be a game-changer.
As he enters his prime years, Realmuto is poised to continue his ascent as one of the best players in the game. And with his combination of talent, athleticism, and work ethic, there's no telling how high he can go.
- "J.T. Realmuto." Baseball-Reference
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