Jacob Tyler Realmuto (pronouned reel-MOO-toh)… Married Alexis Taylor (11/4/17); has two daughters, Gracie and Willa Mae, and one son, Cash… 2010 graduate of Carl Albert High School (OK), where he played baseball, basketball and football and won two state championships in both baseball and football… Hobbies: Racquetball, hunting, fishing and ping-pong… Signed by: Steve Taylor.
Made his third career All-Star team (also: 2018-19); started at catcher (in place of Buster Posey) for the NL...Was a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award and Louisville Silver Slugger Award at catcher...Among NL catchers, finished 1st in triples (4), T-1st in doubles (23), 2nd in hits (114) & XBH (43), T-2nd in RBI(66), 3rd in AVG (.268) & OPS (.804), 4th in runs (58) & SLG (.453) and 5th in HR (16) & OBP (.351)...Led qualifying MLB catchers in fielding percentage (.999)...His 4.4 WAR (FanGraphs) ranked 13th among NL position players...Per Baseball Prospectus, led all MLB catchers in Fielding Runs Above Average (14.8) and Framing Runs (13.8) and ranked 3rd in Blocking Runs (0.7)...Had a career-best 48 walks...Reached base safely in 12 consecutive games from 4/13 (gm 2)-26...Walked in a career-high five straight games, 4/17-21...Was on the COVID-related IL, 5/13...Was on the 10-day IL, 5/18-28, with a left hand contusion...Slugged his 100th career HR, 6/6 vs WSH (Tanner Rainey)...On 7/8 at CHI, had a career-high three walks and became the first Phillies catcher to steal home since Carlos Ruiz did so on 6/26/07 vs CIN...In the All-Star Game at Coors Field on 7/13, homered off DET’s LHP Gregory Soto in the fifth inning; became the first Phillies catcher and the fifth Phillie ever to homer in an ASG, joining Johnny Callison (1964), Dick Allen (1967), Greg Luzinski (1977) and Mike Schmidt (1981)...Slugged a walk-off HR off Yimi Garcia in the 10th inning on 7/17 vs MIA (game was suspended on 7/17 due to rain and completed on 7/18); it was his second career walk-off HR (other: 9/19/17 vs NYM)...Became the first Phillies player to end the completion of a suspended game with a walk-off HR since Wally Post did so, 9/9/1958 vs LAD (10 inn.)...Tied his career high with five hits on 8/1 at PIT...Recorded the 10th walk-off triple by a Phillies player in the Live Bal...era (since 1920) on 9/21 vs BAL; it was the first walk-off triple by a Phillies catcher since Walt Lerian on 6/19/1928...Collected three hits and four RBI off the bench on 9/23 vs PIT; since 1901, became just the sixth Phillie to do so (last: Chase Utley, 7/22/04 vs FLA)...Batted .293 (34-116) with six doubles, one triple, four HR, 52 RBI, 18 walks and an .878 OPS with RISP...Was 7-for-35 (20.0%) in throwing out attempted base stealers in 118 games (112 starts) at catcher...Appeared in 16 games (7 starts) at 1st base.
Selected to All-MLB Second Team...Ranked T-8th in the NL in HBP (6) & infield hits (8)... Among ML catchers, ranked T-1st in HR (11) and T-2nd in RBI (32) & XBH (17)...Was T-5th in MLB in HR with two strikes (7)...Made his fourth career Opening Day roster...Homered in three consecutive games, 8/5 (gm 1)-8/8, matching the longest HR streak of his career...In the modern era (since 1900), became just the second Phillie whose primary position was catcher to homer five times in his first 10 games of a season (other: Darren Daulton in 1994)...On 8/13 vs BAL, slugged two HR, his sixth career multi-HR game...His seven HR in the club’s first 14 games were the 2nd-most by a Phillie over the team’s first 14 games behind Mike Schmidt’s 11 in 1976...Homered eight times in the club’s first 15 games; in ML history, the only other player whose primary position was catcher to homer eight times in a team’s first 15 games of a season was Hall of Famer Gabby Hartnett (8) of the Chicago Cubs in 1925...Became the first Phillies catcher to hit nine HR over the team’s first 25 games of a season and the first Phillie since Chase Utley (10) in 2008...Hit 10 HR in his first 35 games; in the modern era, that was tied for the fewest games to 10 HR by a Phillie whose primary position was catcher, matching Stan Lopata in 1956 (10 HR in 35 games)...Collected eight HR and 22 RBI in August, both career bests for him in a calendar month...Became the fourth Phillie in the modern era to be hit by a pitch in three straight games (8/29-31), joining Chase Utley (4 G, 5/9-13/14), Carlos Ruiz (3 G, 7/5-8/11) and Aaron Rowand (3 G, 4/28-30/07)...On 9/2 vs WSH, logged his fourth career game with multiple stolen bases...Missed 11 games from 9/13-21 (Phillies went 4-7) l Slashed .386/.500/.591 in 54 plate appearances against LHP...Made starts at catcher (35), 1st base (2) and as the DH (8)...Was 4-for-19 (21.1%) in throwing out attempted base stealers.
Won his first career Rawlings Gold Glove Award and his second consecutive Silver Slugger Award for catchers...Became the first Phillies catcher to win both awards in the same season and the first Phillie to do so since Jimmy Rollins in 2007...Named catcher for the inaugural All-MLB Team...Among all NL players, finished T-1st in grand slams (2), T-5th in SF (8) and 7th in fWAR (5.7)...Became only the third catcher in MLB history with 90 runs, 35 doubles and 25 home runs in a season, joining Hall of Famer Johnny Bench (1970 and 1974) and Jorge Posada (2000)...Set career highs in games (145), at-bats (538), doubles (36), HR (25), RBI (83), runs (92), XBH (64), TB (265), BB (41), GA RBI (18), GW RBI (8) and SF (8); led all ML catchers in a number of offensive categories... Played in his second career and second consecutive All-Star Game on 7/9 at Progressive Field...Collected the most doubles (36) ever in a season by a Phillies catcher (previous: Darren Daulton, 35 in 1993)...Was one of five Phillies catchers all-time to hit at least 25 HR in a season, joining Stan Lopata (32 in 1956), Mike Lieberthal (31 in 1999), Benito Santiago (30 in 1996) and Daulton (27 in 1992)...His 64 XBH were T-3rd all-time among Phillies catchers in a season...Had the 4th-most runs scored (92) in a season by a Phillies catcher...Made the most starts by a Phillies catcher since 1999 (Mike Lieberthal, 138)...Hit 15 HR in 60 games following the All-Star break after hitting 10 HR in 85 games prior to the break...Only two Phillies catchers ever hit more HR after the All-Star break in a season: Stan Lopata (18 in 1956) and Benito Santiago (17 in 1996)...Was 37-for-86 (43.0%) in throwing out attempted base stealers...Led all ML catchers with 37 attempted base stealers thrown out; no Phillies catcher had thrown out more in a season since 1993 (Daulton, 40)...Had the most putouts (1,098) ever by a Phillies catcher in a season...His 37 attempted base stealers thrown out was a new career high (previous: 22 in 2016)...Selected by the MLBPAA as the club's Heart & Hustle Award winner... Made his third career Opening Day roster...Hit his first career HR as a Phillie on 3/30 vs ATL (Wes Parsons) ...On 4/5 vs MIN, appeared in his 500th career game as a catcher...Tied his career high with 3 XBH on 4/16 vs NYM; became the first Phillies catcher to have 3 XBH and 5 RBI in a game since Carlos Ruiz on 5/2/12 at ATL...Collected 2 hits and 4 RBI in the 1st inning on 4/16 vs NYM; was the first Phillie to do that in an inning since 9/2/10 at COL (Chase Utley, 2 H and 5 RBI in 7th inn.)...His 16-pitch PA in the 1st inning on 4/25 vs MIA was the longest by a Phillie since Mickey Morandini had a 16-pitch PA on 9/26/92 (gm 1) vs STL off Joe Magrane ...His double, 5/10 at KC, was the 200th XBH of his career...Slugged his first career pinch-hit HR on 5/19 vs COL (Bryan Shaw)... Had a season-best 10-game hitting streak from 6/29-7/14...Was on the paternity leave list, 7/12, for the birth of his second daughter...On 8/14 vs CHI (Alec Mills), slugged his fourth career grand slam (second of the year; other: 7/28 vs ATL); became the first Phillie with 2 grand slams as a catcher in a season since 1996 (Santiago, 2)...From 8/13-17, collected 4 2B, 4 HR and 9 RBI in 5 games...Caught a career-high 3 runners attempting to steal on 8/26 vs PIT; his 3 attempted base stealers thrown out in that game marked the first time a Phillies catcher did so in a game since 9/15/07 at NYM (Chris Coste, 3)...On 8/28 vs PIT, became the first Phillies catcher to collect a triple and a HR in the same game since Lieberthal did so on 5/22/99 at NYM; tripled and homered as a catcher in the same game again on 9/5 at CIN...His 11 2B, 6 HR and 19 RBI in August were all his most ever in a calendar month...Homered in 3 consecutive games, 9/4-6, for the first time in his career...Made 133 starts: 130 at catcher, 2 at 1st base and 1 as the designated hitter.
Ranked 1st in at-bats (477), runs (74), hits (132), doubles (30), AVG (.277), SLG % (.484) & XBH (54), T-1st in RBI (74), 2nd in HR (21) & OBP (.340) and T-3rd in triples (3) among all NL players whose primary position was catcher...Named to his first career NL All-Star team (0-0, R, 2 BB)...Won the Silver Slugger Award for NL catchers...Set career highs in runs, HR, RBI, walks and OPS (.825)... Slashed .298/.360/.515 in 413 plate appearances vs RHP... Began the season on the DL while recovering from a low back contusion sustained during spring training... Had a rehab assignment with Jupiter (A), 4/14-16, before being activated on 4/17...Posted an .894 OPS over his first 80 games of the season (4/17-7/31)... Had two separate career-high 12-game hitting streaks: 4/20-5/4 (.340 AVG) and 6/18-7/5 (.340 AVG)...Collected a career-high 5 hits, 7/8 at WSH...Batted .296 (29-98) with RISP...Started 111 games at catcher and 8 at 1st base...Following the season, was part of the MLB Japan All-Star Series (.176, 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI in 4 games).
Finished season with career highs in games (141), runs (68), home runs (17), RBI (65) and walks (36)...Recipient of "Mr. Marlin" Award, as voted on by the South Florida chapter of the BBWAA...Ranked second in MLB in hits as a catcher (133), first in runs (64), tied for first in triples (3), third in games (126), sixth in average (.274) and tied for sixth in RBI (58)...Ranked fifth in MLB with 21 runners caught stealing, and ranked third with five catcher pick-offs...Ranked seventh in National League (13th in MLB) in road average (.317/96x303)...Hit first career walk-off home run on September 19 vs. New York-NL; marked second career walk-off hit (other, RBI double on April 14, 2017 vs. New York-NL)...Hit second career inside-the-park home run on August 24 at Philadelphia, the 18th in Club history and first since he also did so on Sept. 8, 2015 vs. Milwaukee...Recorded second career multi-home run game on July 22 at Cincinnati, first of season (2 home runs)...Had 15-game hitting streak on road (.379/22x58) from April 18 to May 23; was longest by a catcher in Club history...Set career high with 18-game on-base streak from May 18-June 10; hit .286 (18x63) with five doubles, a triple, three home runs, and nine RBI, and reached base at .400 clip.
Finished season with 268 hits, 52 doubles, and 21 home runs in first two full seasons as a catcher (excluding stats from his 11 games in 2014)...According to STATS LLC, was just fifth catcher in MLB history to reach those plateaus in first two full seasons as a catcher, joining Johnny Bench from 1968-69 (311 hits-63 doubles-41 homers), Benito Santiago from 1987-88 (286-55- 28), Kenji Johjima from 2006-07 (286-54-32), and Russell Martin from 2006-07 (275-58-29)...Stole 11th base of season as a catcher on September 24 (12th overall); the 11 set a new Club record for a catcher in a season, breaking tie with Ivan Rodriguez (2003) and Benito Santiago (1993)...Finished year with 19 steals as catcher for career, a new Club record; set mark with 12th career SB as C on June 23 vs. the Cubs, passing Benito Santiago (11)...Led National League (second in MLB) in road batting average (.352); was third-highest mark in Club history...Hit .303 overall for season, ranking 12th in NL, 21st in MLB...Batted .301 as a catcher, ranking fourth in MLB behind Wilson Ramos (.309), Yadier Molina (.308), and Jonathan Lucroy (.306); that set new Club record, surpassing .300 mark by Ivan Rodriguez in 2003...On April 24 at San Francisco, tied career high with four hits; would reach that mark three times on the year...Recorded 200th career hit on July 1 at Atlanta...Had a hit in seven straight at-bats on July 3 & 4, one shy of tying Club record; had a hit in seven straight plate appearances before walk in 8th inning on July 4...On May 3 vs. Arizona, was first catcher in Club history to start in leadoff spot. Did so in four games on that homestand, and 23 times overall, batting .330 (32x97) with 19 runs scored, seven doubles, a home run, and seven RBI...Had career-best 11-game hitting streak snapped on August 10 vs. San Francisco...Had career-long 17-game on-base streak snapped Aug. 18 at Cincinnati.
Was named team Rookie of the Year by South Florida chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, and was named to Topps MLB All-Star Rookie Team...Was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on April 13...Set the Club single-season records for a rookie catcher in: games (118), average (.260), runs (48), hits (113), doubles (21), triples (7), RBI (47), and stolen bases (8)...Led all Major League catchers in triples and steals, and ranked sixth in hits...Ranked ninth among MLB rookies (sixth in NL) in total hits (114)...His seven triples as a catcher were the most by a backstop since Darrell Porter had eight in 1979...Recorded first career multi-homer game on September 8 vs. Milwaukee, with second home run being inside-the-park; was first catcher with an ITP homer as part of multi-homer game since Gary Carter (May 31, 1980 vs. STL). - Elias...Became third player in Club history with an ITP homer as part of multi-homer game (others, Hanley Ramirez, 2, Sept. 27, 2006 vs. Cincinnati, and Derrek Lee, 2, April 12, 2003 vs. Atlanta)...Set Club record with five RBI in an inning (6th) on August 12 vs. Boston, and tied Club record for most RBI in a game by a catcher (6; also, Charles Johnson - June 23, 1995 at Cincinnati)...Hit .345 (29x84) over final 25 games, with five doubles, a triple, three home runs, and nine RBI. His average led all MLB catchers over that span (from August 31, min. 89 pa)...Had his career-long 10-game hitting streak snapped on Sept. 15 at the Mets; it was tied for longest by any catcher in Club history...Set new career high with four hits on June 5 at Colorado...Became just 13th catcher (17th time) in Club history to have a four-plus hits in a game; Miguel Olivo is only catcher to have a five-hit game (June 16, 2007 at Kansas City).
Made MLB debut on June 5 at Tampa Bay and had ?rst hit (two-run single) in second AB...Was hitting behind Justin Bour in lineup that day, who was also making MLB debut. In AB prior to Realmuto's ?rst hit, Bour recorded his ?rst MLB hit with an in?eld single. They became ?rst position players to record ?rst career hits in back-to-back PA since Joe Inglett & Ryan Garko with Cleveland on July 1, 2006...Had three stints with Marlins: June 1-18, July 25-28, and September 13-season...In Game 2 of doubleheader on Sept. 26 at Washington, recorded ?rst career XBHs (2b, 3b) and set career highs in hits (3), RBI (4) and runs scored (2)...Earned Marlins' Minor League Player of the Year honors after leading Double-A Jacksonville with .299 (112x375) regular season batting average. Including postsea-son play, posted .302 (121x401) mark...Regular season batting average ranked eighth in Southern League...Led Suns in average and stolen bases (18), and ranked second in hits (112), doubles (25) and total bases (173)...Batted .346 (9x26) in postseason play as Suns won SL championship; recorded a hit in all seven games, with 10 runs, four doubles and three RBI...Was batting just .189 over ?rst 10 games of season with Jacksonville before seven-game hitting streak from April 15-24 raised season average to .333...Batted .538 (14x26) during that streak, with three three-hit games, three doubles and eight RBI...Recorded season-high four RBI on August 20 vs. Pensacola...Had season-long nine-game hitting streak from July 22 to August 3 (.275/11x40, 4 r, 2b, 5 rbi)...Had season-high four hits on May 26 vs. Montgomery, matching career-high (4x)...Best month of season was May, when he batted .301 (28x93) in 25 games, with nine doubles, three triples, two homers and 16 RBI...Batted .358 (43x120) with runners in scoring position and .365 (19x52) with runners in scoring position with two outs.
Spent entire season with Double-A Jacksonville, where he earned Southern League Midseason All-Star honors. Batted .230 (61x265) prior to All-Star break, with 16 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 23 RBI, with 25 walks to 49 strikeouts. Following break, batted .262 (27x103) with five doubles, a triple, two homers and 16 RBI, with 11 walks to 19 strikeouts. Best month of season was June, when he batted .293 (24x82) in 24 games, with six doubles, a triple and nine RBI, and posted a .355 on-base percentage. Batted .273 (3x11) with bases loaded, with a double, home run and 10 RBI. Grand slam came on July 14 vs. Mobile in an 8-0 win. His four RBI in that game set a season high, which he tied on August 18 at Chattanooga. Had season-high four hits on April 17 at Pensacola (4x6, 3 r, 2b), and again on July 29 vs. Chattanooga (4x5, 3 r, 2b, hr, 2 rbi). Had season-long eight-game hitting streak from July 10-21 (.294/10x34, 3 2b, hr, 7 rbi). Ended season on a five-game hitting streak (.333/7x21, 3b, 3 rbi).
Spent entire 2012 season with Single-A Jupiter, earning Florida State League Midseason All-Star honors. Batted .256 (55x215) prior to FSL All-Star Game, with 30 runs scored, six doubles, four home runs and 24 RBI. Also, walked 22 times and struck out just 28 times, and had 11 steals in 15 attempts with a .331 on-base percentage. Best month was June, when he batted .294 (25x85) in 23 games, with 16 runs scored, a double, two home runs, 14 RBI and a .364 on-base percentage. Had season-long 10-game hitting streak from June 8-21. Batted .310 (13x42) during streak, with six runs scored and five RBI. Recorded 36 multi-hit games, including six three-hit games. Following the season, batted .222 (8x36) in 14 games for Phoenix in Arizona Fall League. Had a home run and four RBI, walked seven times to 10 strikeouts, and had a .349 on-base percentage.
Spent 2011 season with Single-A Greensboro, where he had three hitting streaks of seven-or-more games. Season-high streak was nine games, from April 28-May 11. Batted .357 (10x28) during streak, with three doubles and two RBI. Also had seven-game streaks from May 25-June 19 and July 26-August 2. Had season highs of four hits, two home runs and six RBI on August 23 vs. West Virginia. Batted .269 (36x134) with 12 runs scored, seven doubles, two triples, 13 RBI, a .342 on-base percentage and a .351 slugging percentage in 40 games in first half of season. In 56 games during second half, batted .299 (64x214) with 34 runs scored, nine doubles, a triple, 12 home runs, 36 RBI, a .351 on-base percentage and a .519 slugging percentage.
Made professional debut for Gulf Coast League Marlins on August 16, 2010. Went 1x3 with a run scored in debut vs. GCL Astros.