J.T. Realmuto will improve in 2022
J.T. Realmuto was an All-Star in 2021, but he actually put up some of his lowest numbers in years. His batting average and slugging percentage were the lowest they’ve been since 2015 and 2016, respectively.
While Realmuto set new career-highs in stolen bases (13, tied for team lead) in walks (48), he also set a new career-high in strikeouts (129), despite playing in fewer games than he had in previous years. He also only accumulated 209 total bases, his second-lowest total in any 100+ game season of his career; he averaged 238 total bases between 2016-2019.
Overall, the catcher’s season was fine. But he could and should be better. Maybe when Kevin Long is done fixing Alec Bohm, he can give the BCIB a few pointers.